HOW TO DIGITISE GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES IN OXFORDSHIRE UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

Glass Plate Negative Medium Format Film Scanning Format Film Scanning Solutions in Oxfordshire UK

SPECIALIST GLASS NEGATIVE PLATE SCANNING

Glass plates were far superior to film for research-quality imaging because they were extremely stable and less likely to bend or distort, especially in large-format frames for wide-field imaging. Early plates used the wet collodion process. The wet plate process was replaced late in the 19th century by gelatin dry plates. Glass plate photographic material largely faded from the consumer market in the early years of the 20th century, as more convenient and less fragile films were increasingly adopted.

All our machinery offer a  high Dmax measurement of optical density which ensures the thinner parts of film (shadows in negatives or highlights in positives) reproduces detail in the deepest of shadows.

Working with museums, historical archival companies, corporations and private clients, we can cater for small units to bulk large orders in the many 1000's.  

Professional Photographic Film Scanning Solutions

Corporate, Heritage and Consumer Photographic Film Scanning Solutions
All plates, medium format and sheet film/X-ray are scanned to their respective dpi (900-2400dpi) unless clients have a preferred requirement.

Output is to National Archive Standards TIFF
with Adobe post production tone and sharpening applied.

CONTACT cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com TEL: 01865 457000
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) GLASS PLATES 1 10 50 100 500 1000 5000
3¼ × 3¼ 83 x 83 lantern slides 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
3¼ × 4¼ 83 × 108 "quarter-plate" 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
4¾ × 6½ 120 × 165 "half-plate" glass plates 5.50 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
6½ × 8½ 216 × 165 "full-plate" glass plates 5.50 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) TINTYPES 1 10 50 100 500 1000 5000
15/8 × 21/8 41 × 57 "sixteenth-plate" tintypes 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
2 × 2½ 51 × 64 "ninth-plate" tintypes 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
2½ × 3½ 64 × 89 "sixth-plate" tintypes 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
31/8 × 41/8 79 × 105 "quarter-plate" tintypes 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
4½ × 5½ 114 × 140 "half-plate" tintypes 5.50 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
6½ × 8½ 216 × 165 "full-plate" tintypes 5.50 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) MEDIUM FORMAT FILM 1 10 50 100 500 1000 5000
2.36 x 1.77 60 x 45 120 film 6 x 4.5 4.00 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75
2.36 x 2.36 60 x 60 120 film 6 x 6 4.00 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75
2.36 x 2.75 60 x 70 120 film 6 x 7 4.00 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75
2.36 x 3.54 60 x 90 120 film 6 x 9 4.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00
2.36 x 6.70 60 x 170 120 panoramic film 6 x 17 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) SHEET FILM 1 10 50 100 500 1000 5000
4 × 5 102 × 127 sheet film 5.50 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
5 × 7 127 × 178 sheet film 5.50 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
4 × 10 102 × 254 sheet film 6.00 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75
8 × 10 203 × 254 sheet film 6.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00
7 × 17 178 × 432 sheet film 7.00 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25
11 × 14 279 × 356 sheet film 7.00 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25
8 × 20 203 × 508 sheet film 7.50 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50
12 × 20 305 × 508 sheet film 8.00 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75
14 × 17 356 × 417 sheet film 8.00 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75
16 × 20 406 × 508 sheet film 8.50 4.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00
20 × 24 508 × 610 sheet film 9.00 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25



Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com