Medium Format Photographic Negative & Positive Film Digitisation | Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

Medium Format Film Scanning Format Film Scanning Solutions in Oxfordshire UK

120/220 Medium Format Colour Negative Film Scanning

Medium Format is also called "120" and "220" and 645 and 6 x 4.5 cm and 6 x 6 cm and 2 1/4" and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" and 6 x 7 cm and 6 x 9 cm and more. All these cameras use the same rolls of 120 and 220 film. They just space out the images differently which leads to all the different sizes. Each format makes an image with one side equal to 6 cm (2 1/4"). 

Medium format gives far better technical quality than 35mm.  120 film was introduced about 1902 and is still very popular today.   220 film has twice as much film which meant twice as many exposures.  220 film can't be used in all cameras.  120 was the most popular film format in the 1960s. It was replaced about 1970 for journalism use by 35mm with the rise in popularity of the Nikon 35mm cameras.

Imacon Virtual Drum Scanning Solutions for Professional Print Requirements

Our studio can offer Imacon Hasselblad Flextight digitisation for all transparencies upto 5x7" in 16-bit full colour RAW TIFF uncompressed files.  Flextight is ideal for professionals who require the finest quality with incredible detail, preserving your transparencies to high quality RAW image files.  

Enhancements:  All negatives and positives are individually assessed by an experienced technician and adjustments are made using Adobe Archival Tone and Sharpening to optimise the resulting scan.  Professional film archive scanning to TIFF, JPEG images.

Medium Format Photographic Film Scanning Services | Oxford UK

Medium format negatives go up to 4x5″.  Any negatives above 4x5″ or above is classed as . large format negatives. 4x5" negatives are the most common medium format size, made popular by the camera models of the 1930s-1950s. Our professional film scanners are designed specifically for handling and bringing out the highest quality images from negatives.

We offer 2 digitising options depending on your requirements:

Imacon Virtual Drum Scanning TIFF 6800dpi
Flatbed Scanning TIFF or JPEG Options to 6800dpi

Please follow the below links for 35mm film, glass plates and large transparencies, which are priced differently due to the more complex nature of digitising these formats.    


Please contact our office 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com

DPI FORMAT 1 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 5000 10000
>6800 Virtual Drum TIFF 15.00 7.00 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75
>4800 Archival TIFF 10.00 5.00 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75
>3200 Standard JPEG 7.00 3.50 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 1.00 0.75 0.70 0.65
Professional and Archival TIFF Negative and Positive Photographic Film Scanning
This service involves Adobe lab processing for unsharp masking and toning. Perfect for archiving, publications and professional printing.



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