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Testimonial / Neil Mercer

“I am finalising a book on Dartmoor tin and needed some scans done at short notice for professional colourisation.  Tim, Charlotte and the team dealt with my request fast and produced superb results.  Highly recommended.” – Neil Mercer   Final...

Testimonial / Steve Alterman

  “Drum scanning is as much an art as it is a science. Different scans of the same image take on different qualities depending on the art of the scanner. Professional Drum Scanning (PDS) takes this art to an entirely new level. After years of looking for...

Testimonial / David Unsworth

“Perhaps professional drum scanning isn’t the first thing that springs to mind for an illustrator looking to reproduce artwork, but Charlotte and Tim Parkin are also in the possession of some fabulous flatbed scanners. I needed some high resolution scans...

Testimonial / Thomas Heaton

Last year, Thomas Heaton asked us to make a scan of one of his 6×17 black and white images which he wanted for a ‘special project’. Here’s the video he made, which includes a little snippet from ourselves…...

Testimonial / Katharine MacDaid

“I first sent some work to be drum scanned when I was getting ready to print my book, The Fireweed Turns. Another photographer had advised me about Professional Drum Scanning (PDS), and I am forever grateful for that information. I had done all my own scanning...

Testimonial / Garry Simpson

“The trouble with drum scans is they are just too good! Once you’ve had work drum scanned by a good operator nothing comes close to the subtlety of tone and colour that these machines deliver. Unfortunately, that often comes at a hefty price and results can...

Testimonial / Steve Ferrier

I’ve been using Professional Drum Scanning now for five years, mostly for exhibition prints – some very large – and always from 6×7 negs. The price and turnaround time make it an simple addition to my workflow when I need either a very large print, or...

Testimonial / Andrew Simpson

Being quite new to film I only read about drum scanning very recently and decided to take advantage of the generous offer to get a couple of free scans. The process on contacting Tim and Charlotte was very simple with friendly help and on receipt of the film, they...

Testimonial / Dawn Woolley

Until recently I was able to scan my large and medium format negatives at work but the pandemic meant that I no longer had access to a high-resolution scanner. A colleague recommended Professional Drum Scanning. I was a little nervous about sending my negatives...

Testimonial / Magnus Lindgren

I started with medium format photography in 2014. It took my photography to a new level with 6 x 7 negatives. I photograph a lot of urban landscapes and landscapes with human impact. I also photograph concerts with a medium format camera as a long term project. I...

Testimonial / Craig Shand

I have only recently started using the drum scan services provided by Tim and Charlotte, but I am certainly glad I have. They provide a high-quality professional service with excellent communication. I was completely blown away with the quality, depth of textures and...

Testimonial / John Taylor

I came across Professional Drum Scanning after I had some poor scans done by another company. I had considered drum scanning but was put off by the cost of the London labs and decided to try cheaper standard scanning, a mistake. I then began to search for an...

Testimonial / Martin Cooper

Historically my work of 40 years has been recorded onto large format transparencies. In recent years I have started transferring some of these transparencies into a digital format with varying results – many have been very disappointing. Finding PDS has been...

Testimonial / Chris Harrison

I needed some scans done for a long-term project I was working on, which included a mix of much older 6×12 transparency and newer colour neg. The price was very reasonable so I had some tests done. When they came back, I was so happy I found myself raking through...

Testimonial / Tom Selmon

“When I got my first set of drummed scanned images back I was blown away by the colours and detail. From there I was completely hooked on using this method of scanning, I felt it gave the most justice to the imagery I put all that effort into creating. Charlotte...

Testimonial / Paul Wakefield

Paul Wakefield is one of a handful of truly pivotal landscape photographers in the UK. Most of his commercial work has been for major clients, particularly automotive, outdoors and spirits. His personal work has been seen in a set of books about the UK with Jan Morris...