Scanning Add-Ons are for when you need your scans to be presented in a slightly different way to the typical 'single frame per digital file'.
This includes: sprocket scanning (35mm), panorama scans (35mm or 120), and border scanning (120).
If you need something else then please do get in touch via the chat link in the bottom-right of your screen and we will happily make it happen!
Please note that all scanning add-ons will add 2-3 working days to your order turnaround - they all require separate scanning equipment and it's a very manual process!
How it works:
For every roll of film that requires special scans:
- Ensure that you have added the right developing (and scanning resolution) option from the base developing product page: 35mm or 120
- Choose the scanning add-on from this page and add-to-basket the number of rolls for which you require this service
If you have added multiple rolls of film to developing, but you only need scanning add-ons for some of them, please add the supporting details to the order note at checkout.
e.g. "I've ordered 5 x rolls of 35mm development, but I only need the Ilford XP2 roll to be sprocket scanned"
What is sprocket scanning?
Sprocket scanning is when the film is scanned with the perforations or sprocket holes to be part of the image on 35mm film.
You may like this option to show the edge-markings on your photo: ultimate proof of the analogue format!
And some cameras (like the Sprocket Rocket) are designed to shoot outside the 'typical' image frame and cover the entire width of film for photos like this:
What is panoramic scanning?
Panoramic scans are wider than the typical scans. You will typically have a camera that deliberately shoots on panoramic format (like the Holga Wide Pinhole camera) or you may have chosen to overlap single frames into a composite image.
What is border scanning?
Border scanning is similar to sprocket-scanning, but for 120 film.
120 film is medium format roll film - so doesn't have sprockets on the edge of the film. However some cameras still shoot right to the edge - and you can also get the lovely effect of the edge markings (visible below) when you scan right to the border.
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