Metro has built a reputation for volume archive photo scans, scanning complete photo film libraries and vintage material from any origination, including photo prints and slides, to large format negatives.

We know photo scanning quality can make the difference between a good and a truly great photo print, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art drum scanning technology, capable of capturing the finest nuance of detail and tone.

Drop by the lab or get in touch with us to discuss your project.

Metro did a brilliant and careful job scanning my negatives. The result was the best drum scan I've had in ages!
— Del Francis Photography

Scanning Services

>Drum scanning

Drum scanning

Drum scanning enables you to create impeccable large-scale colour or black and white Lambda or Giclée photo prints. Drum scanners continue to be the tool of choice for high-end film applications because drum scanners are capable of capturing very subtle details in film originals, producing exceptionally smooth tonal gradients.
>CCD Scanning

CCD Scanning

While not as high quality as our drum scans, we also offer CCD scans from both medium format and 35mm film frames. These are suitable for printing up to A3 (20mb CCD scan) or A4(10mb CCD scan) or on screen use.
>Flatbed Scanning

Flatbed Scanning

Our Kodak IQ Smart flatbed scanner can produce 300dpi images, and we can produce higher or lower dpi's on request. While drum scanners are capable of scanning both reflective and transmissive artwork, a good-quality flatbed scanner can produce excellent scans from reflective artwork up to A3 or 11x16 inches in size.
>Scanning DPI's

Scanning DPI's

Scans are produced at 600dpi or 300dpi, depending on the process, but we can produce higher or lower dpi's on request. We can scan any size of flexible media up to 22x18 inches physical dimension. Film is mounted in an oil bath enclosed in an acetate sleeve, eliminating most surface marks or scratching.