If you don't know the order you want your slides scanned in, just send them in to us as they are; we will scan them. Once you have them back, you will be able to see your images more easily and be able to organize the digital images on your computer or tablet.
If you do know the order you want your slides scanned in, the preparation steps are simple!
You can leave your slides in the carousels if you want, and label each carousel with a title.
Carousels weigh more than the slides they are holding, so this will increase your shipping costs. If you want to keep your costs down, you can take your slides out of the carousels and send only the slides.
If you take the slides out of the carousels, or other slide containers you will want to bundle them into groups.
Try an avoid bundling more than 50 slides in each bundle because rubber bands can break if you exceed that amount. If your group has more than 50 slides, just create two bundles & label them, so we know they belong to the same group. Example "Group 1a," "Group 1b". Label your bundles so that we can add a title for each group. Make sure you write clearly, or better - type up the titles & print it out. This is included with the Pro Service or extra with the Value Service; see below.
If you want your slides scanned in order, make sure they are clearly marked so that we can follow your directions. We don't guarantee that we will scan them in order but we will do our best. If they are different formats of slides, we won't be able to because they require different scanners or settings.
We offer 1 group for every 50 slides you send in, you can divvy your groups up however you want. For example, if you have 200 slides you will receive 4 groups at no charge.
The first group could have 80 slides, the next could have 20, the next could have 30 and the last could have 70. If you need additional groups over the allotted amount it will be $1 per group.
If your slides are in plastic protector sheets, and you have a specific order you want the slides scanned in, just number & label the sheets.
We don't offer titles for groups included with the Value scans but if you would like to add them, they are $1 additional per folder name that we create.
Slides received with metal clips attached to the slide, will receive a 15¢ handling charge per slide.
110 Format slides received in 1" mounts will also receive a 30¢ handling fee per slide.
For a full list of our handling fees Click Here
Fill out our order form, if you need help at any time, don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-776-8357.
Place all your items in a shipping box with packing material so that your slides are not jumbled around in the box. Make sure you include your order form in your box so we know who the slides belong to when they arrive.
We accept shipments from all carriers, so you can pick whichever carrier is most convenient for you. We do recommend either UPS or Fed Ex because they offer the ability to track your package.
We do not recommend using the Post Office to ship your slides
If you have different sizes of film, they will need to be scanned separately. We cannot intermix different sizes of film because each size requires a special scanner. Our Online Image Organizer will allow you to create the exact sequence after your images have been scanned.
Once we receive your package we will notify you by e-mail that your package has arrived and the date we expect it to be completed. It's that easy!