+44 (0) 1855 811 799 info@drumscanning.co.uk PDS, Mheall Mhor, Brecklet, Ballachulish, UK. PH49 4JG

FAQs

Colour Negatives

We hand invert colour negatives to ensure that no highlight or shadow detail is lost – we make a small charge for this service but the results speak for themselves. If you have old film that has strong colour casts we can also post process these to correct them for the same charge as colour negative inversion. If you wish to invert your negatives yourselves or don’t mind an automated inversion, please get in touch or make this clear in your package.

Turnaround Time

We typically are able to turn around orders within 10 working days but our guarantee is 20 working days. If you wish to pay the urgent surcharge (50%) then we endeavour to turn the job around in 2 working days. Please call to confirm availability for urgent jobs.

Returning Film

Return postage varies depending on the size of the parcel. UK is typically £2.35 (first class signed). If you require special delivery for UK postage, please let us know on your order.We will return film once full payment has been received.

International Orders

Please let us know what service you require for return postage. For returning international film we can either use Royal Mail International Delivery which had a few options or a courier such as DHL Express (which are reasonably charged).We haven’t lost any film yet but if you have a particular preference we can usually accommodate it.

Returning Scans

There is a £2 surcharge for each DVD that has to be burned (8Gb per DVD). This is due to the time taken as we can only burn one at a time – not because of the cost of DVDs. If you can send a USB stick there is no charge. We can supply San Disk USB sticks (see below) at cost price if arranged in advance.

  • 32Gb £10
  • 64Gb £20
  • 128Gb £25

Roll Film Strips

Roll film should be trimmed to each individual frame that needs scanning otherwise a surcharge will be added up to 50% of the cost of the unscanned frames on the strip (please contact us regarding this. If we are relatively quiet we may be able to reduce this).

35mm Slides

Please check that it is easy to remove film from any mounts or frames. If a frame needs substantial cleaning (because of glue for instance) a surcharge will be added up to 50% of the cost of the scan. This is typically only a problem with some 35mm slide mounts that are fixed in place using red ‘goo’ which is, quite frankly, the work of the devil. we will attempt to return the film to it’s original packaging/mount if it is simple to do so.

Large Orders

For orders over £100, a 50% initial payment is needed. If you are a first time customer with an order over £30, payment in advance of work is required. If you have a very large order (over £500) please call to confirm turnaround times.

Payment Options

You can pay via Paypal, cheque (made payable to Bespoke Photography Services) or bank transfer (details available upon request).