Lantern Plate Slide Scanning Services  Oxford 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 Plate Negative Digitisation Services

Lantern slides first originated in the 17th century and consisted of hand-painted illustrations on glass that were projected with light to be used as a form of storytelling. It was not until 1849, ten years after the invention of photography that photographic lantern slides were introduced.

Our department can support clients with all glass plate negative scanning requirements.  With experienced digitisation technicians that are skilled in the preparation of  scanning lantern slides and glass plate negatives, we can ensure your archive of plates are converted into high quality images. Digitisation offers essential protection from constant handling of this fragile medium. Regardless of negative plates and sizes, we are able to convert and create stunning images in most formats, to include archival TIFF or easy to use JPEG images.

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.

Photographic materials require careful handling to ensure the process of digitisation does not degrade their condition. Glass plate negatives, films with a nitrate base, and many photographic materials are susceptible to fingerprints, scratches, and sensitive to heat.

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 to clients by appointment Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premises, 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