Shoebox Scanning

From 35mm and APSC Negatives

35mm and APSC Negative Scanning

We can scan and digitize most formats of negatives from very small wheel-style negatives, to glass plate negatives 8x10 in size.

We offer scanning resolution of 35mm and APSC negatives from 1200 dpi to high resolution of 3200 dpi.

How to Order Shoebox Scanning from 35mm and APSC Negatives

Please print this worksheet and place it in the box with your negatives
Set up your order + pay deposit here
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Put your negatives into a box and print this shipping label
The online worksheet must be filled in and put inside the box, while the shipping label must be attached to the outside of the box.
Shipping label
Send the box to us
Calgary Custom Photo Services
Southland Crossing
Unit 610, 9737 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2J 0P6
Note: Ship anywhere in Canada with prepaid shipping Boxes if weight is 11 lbs (5Kg) or less. Box sizes are 14 x 10 x 2 in or 15 x 10 x 4 in. Cost is $18.00 or $23.00 from Canada post.
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Enjoy your new collection of professionally scanned negatives!

Once your negatives are scanned, you will receive a DVD or USB with all of your newly digitally archived photos!
This is where the fun begins as you can easily and instantly start sharing your memories with friends and family.
Don’t worry, your original negatives will be returned to you!

How to order in-store

Fill your box with the negatives you want scanned
Bring your box to either of our two stores

North Hill Centre
Unit 1757
1632, 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1M7
Southland Crossing
Unit 610
9737 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2J 0P2

Once the work is done, we will be in touch
Come in and pick up your negatives and digital files.

Details about the Shoebox 35mm and APSC Negative Scanning service

  • We accept negatives of any size (format).
  • Choose Bronze, Silver or Gold packages. The digital files will be returned to you on a DVD or USB, or delivered online depending on the service that you have selected.
  • Turn-around time: 10 business days on shoebox quantities of 200 negatives or less. Please contact the store for turn-around time on larger orders.
  • Some negatives must be flatbed scanned and will be billed separately. You will be contacted prior if this applies to your order.

What you need to know

  • Do not cut negative strips
  • Price does not include cleaning negatives. We do not want to harm the original negatives.
  • If your box includes over 200 negatives, we will contact you and provide you with a quote and estimated completion date.
  • Older negatives will fade and degrade over time. Your negative images will benefit greatly from our colour correction service (provided free of charge).Bring those coloured or black and white photos back to life.
  • APS (Advanced Photo System) negatives that have been developed, still reside within the original canister. To determine if the film in your canister has been developed, check the bottom and look for a white rectangle at #4.If this is not the case, your film has either not been fully exposed (photos taken), or it has not yet been developed by a photo lab. (We do not develop film.)