|Series B, 8/2008 |
ScanCafe is an online photo scanning service that helps consumers convert their old media to a high quality digital format.
The company provides photo scanning, slide scanning, negative scanning, and photo restoration services at a fraction of the cost of historical scanning services. Free value added photo services include manual color correction, cropping, and scratch removal.
A major service differentiator is ScanCafe’s policy that customers only have to pay for the scans they want to keep — 50% minimum of scanned images. Thus, the process of pre-sorting images has been eliminated. This means customers no longer have to spend hours sifting through vast negative, slide, or photo archives to determine which images are worth scanning.
All of ScanCafe’s technicians and graphics artists have a background in digital graphic art and/or photography. Employees also receive training and certification in the areas of color concepts and ICC profiles, Adobe Photoshop, and image restoration to name a few.
Prices start at $0.29 per negative at 3000 dpi, with higher resolutions up to 4000 dpi available. Digital scans can be saved in JPG or TIFF file format depending on the customer’s needs. Black and white images are accepted, as well as newspaper clippings, letters, and paper artwork.