Scanning Services

Our film scanning department consists of top of the range drum scanners capable of capturing exceptional detail and tone; we also have flatbed and CCD scanning to accommodate a range of film-based and printed materials.

We also offer a cost-effective bulk scanning service using modern scanning techniques, and our vintage images ‘enhance and repair’ service provides considered retouching to bring back original quality, reproducing perfectly time after time.

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.

Please contact us if you would like more information.

Scanning Services

Drum scanning

Drum scanning enables you to create impeccable large-scale colour, black and white or Giclée 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

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

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 11×16 inches in size.

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    Turnaround times


    C-type Matt & Gloss up to 100 x 76cm:  within 24 hours.
    C-type Matt & Gloss above 100 x 76cm:  within 48 hours.
    C-type Velvet up to 100 x 76cm:  within 72 hours.
    C-type Metallic, Supergloss & Duratrans: within 5 working days.

    Black & White Digital Prints: within 5 working days.

    Giclée Fine Art Prints: within 3 working days.
    Unstretched Giclée Canvas: within 5 working days.
    Stretched Giclée Canvas: within 10 working days.

    Direct to Media: within 10 working days.
    Vinyl Printing: within 10 working days.

    Mounting and Framing

    Foamex, Foamboard, Kapamount & Card: within 5 working days.
    Aluminium & Dibond: within 10 Working days.
    MDF: within 15 Working days.
    Reverse Perspex Mounting: within 15 Working days.
    Framing (includes mounting): within 15 Working days.