Scanning Glass Plate Negative Film | Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

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

Workflows for digitising glass plate negatives

Photographic plates preceded photographic film as a capture medium in photography, and were still used in some communities up until the late 20th century. The light-sensitive emulsion of silver salts was coated on a glass plate, typically thinner than common window glass.

Our digitisation and scanning department can support public and corporate media to include glass plate negatives and lantern slides up to A3 in size.  Once scanned the negatives can be converted into digital formats such as RAW, JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, BMP and Adobe PDF in full colour or greyscale.

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.  

LANTERN SLIDES, PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE GLASS PLATES, TINTYPES AND
SHEET TRANSPARENCYSCANNING SOLUTIONS.


All plates and transparencies are digitised to their respective dpi, unless
you have specific requirements. Our servies includes Adobe Post Production,
tone and sharpening, all in line with The National Archives Standards.


Contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com Telephone: 01865 457000
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) LANTERN SLIDES 1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+ 250+ 500+ 1000+ 5000+ 10000+
3¼ × 3¼ lantern slides 12.00 6.00 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) PHOTOGRAPHIC GLASS PLATES 1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+ 250+ 500+ 1000+ 5000+ 10000+
3¼ × 4¼ 83 × 108 "quarter-plate" 12.00 6.00 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
4¾ × 6½ 120 × 165 "half-plate" glass plates 14.00 7.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
6½ × 8½ 216 × 165 "full-plate" glass plates 15.00 7.50 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75
SIZE (INCHES) SIZE (MM) SHEET FILM (TRANS OR X-RAY) 1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+ 250+ 500+ 1000+ 5000+ 10000+
4 × 5 102 × 127 sheet film 12.00 6.00 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
5 × 7 127 × 178 sheet film 12.00 6.00 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25
4 × 10 102 × 254 sheet film 13.00 6.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
8 × 10 203 × 254 sheet film 14.00 7.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50
7 × 17 178 × 432 sheet film 15.00 7.50 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75
11 × 14 279 × 356 sheet film 16.00 8.00 4.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75
8 × 20 203 × 508 sheet film 17.00 8.50 4.25 4.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00
12 × 20 305 × 508 sheet film 18.00 9.00 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25
14 × 17 356 × 417 sheet film 18.00 9.00 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25
16 × 20 406 × 508 sheet film 19.00 9.50 4.75 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50
20 × 24 508 × 610 sheet film 19.00 9.50 4.75 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50



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