GLASS PLATE SLIDE SCANNING SERVICE 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

There are two basic types of glass plate negatives: collodion wet plate and gelatin dry plate. Wet plate negatives, invented by Frederick Scoff Archer in 1851, were in use from the early 1850s until the 1880s. Using glass and not paper as a foundation, allowed for a sharper, more stable and detailed negative, and several prints could be produced from one negative.

Collodion wet plate negatives characteristically have uneven emulsion coatings, and thick glass with rough edges. Occasionally, the photographers thumb will be visible on the corner or edge of the plate (from holding the plate while coating it in the collodion emulsion).

Silver gelatin-coated dry plate negatives, on the other hand, were usable when dry and thus more easily transported, and required less exposure to light than the wet plates. Invented by Dr. Richard L. Maddox and first made available in 1873, dry plate negatives were the first economically successful durable photographic medium. Dry plate negatives are typically on thinner glass plates, with a more evenly coated emulsion. Dry plate glass negatives were in common use between the 1880s and the late 1920s.

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.  We can save your scanned imags on CD, DVD or USB drive, or if you prefer we can upload them to cloud or other online platforms.

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