GYSTInk Digital Archive Services for Artists

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Digital Archive Services

Slides
Photography Prints
Documents
Time-Based Media

Analog to digital conversion of your slides, photos, film, and original documents

Analog to digital conversion of time-based media such as VHS and cassette.

We specialized in creating digital archival files from slides, film, photos, original documents, and analog time-based media. Our trained staff are artists, including our image scanner and we understand artists’ needs better than most other scanning businesses.

We always use professional grade equipment for professional quality image/document scanning. Our monitors and scanners are color calibrated. While other scanning companies use the filters built in to the software without looking at your images, we actually determine what you need.

If you are in need of our digital archive services, please fill out the request form below and we will contact you as soon as possible with a response.

Why we recommend digitizing your analog documentation and original artwork:

  1. Slides will deteriorate over time. Colors fade, film emulsions break down and other surface defects will affect the image quality.
  2. Most of places you apply for grants or exhibitions online require digital files to submit.
  3. Once your images are digitized, you can easily import them into software for artists to keep track of all your work, your sales, your shows etc.
  4. You can back up all of your digitized images on a DVD and put them in a safety deposit box once a year in case your studio should ever flood, catch fire, or other disaster.

Our basic slide scanning service always includes: 

• All slides are cleaned with compressed air to remove loose debris
• We scan your image at 300 dpi, long side 3000 pixels
• We make a thumbnail image at 72 dpi, long side 1200
• Saved as a standard file such as jpeg, tiff, gif or png
• We will name your image files with your name and a number.
• Additional sizes or formats will be charged by the hour
• Bulk pricing available

Our custom scanning service is for $25 per Hour.
• Additional sizes or non standard files
• Custom color correction
• Removing scratches and extreme dust
• Restoration
• Custom naming of files


How it works

SLIDES:  $ 3 each
CUSTOM DIGITAL SERVICES: $25 per hour

While most digital archivers charge by the MB.  We offer flat fees because we get it. 

1. Fill out the online Digital Archive Services Request Form below.
2. Be sure to include any questions and important details regarding your request.
3. We will contact you to discuss your request and to coordinate how you will get us your materials.
4. After you receive your confirmation, you will purchase the number of slides and/or the number of hours outlined in your request form.  All purchased must be made through our website.
5. Once payment and materials are received, we will begin the work on your analog materials.
6. Once the job is complete we will notify you, return the originals and new digital copies to you. 
7. Sit back and enjoy the fact that you are getting your sh*t together. 

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Digital Services: Hour Rate
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NEGATIVES & FILM/PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS (up to 8 x 10 inches): $25 per Hour

• All negatives/film and original photography/documents are cleaned with compressed air to remove loose debris
• We scan your image at 300 dpi, long side 3000 pixels
• We make a thumbnail image at 72 dpi, long side 1200
• We will name your image files with your name and a number
• Additional sizes will be charged by the hour
• Custom color correction
• Removing scratches and extreme dust
• Restoration
• Custom naming of files 
• Custom or standard files


TIME-BASED MEDIA: $25 per Hour

VHS to Digital 
Your VHS tapes will be digitized to available and requested format

CASSETTES to Digital 
Your cassettes will be digitized to available and requested format

TEXT BASED DOCUMENTS TO DIGITAL
Reviews and Articles from print will be scanned or typed (this way they can be inserted into your software so you will always have these files.)


Delivery of your new digital files and original materials

Digital files can be delivered free of charge via file transfer websites such as Dropbox, Wetransfer, or Hightail.  If you have a preferred method of delivery please include this information in your Digital Archive Services request form.

If applicable, be sure to remember to include a self addressed, stamped envelop/package for the same return of your materials.  If other arrangements must be made, please outline those needs in the request form below.