May Scrapbook Scanning Sale!

May Scrapbook Scanning Sale!

Burnham Creative Group is Celebrating International Scrapbooking Day on May 2nd by offering a Scrapbook Scanning Special for the entire month of May!  If you are a scrapbooker, this is a great opportunity to scan your pages to back up your priceless albums or do it to create a second copy of your book.

For those of you with older scrapbooks, we can scan the whole page as well as individual pictures. This is a great way not only to create a backup of these precious photos but allows you to share them with your family. At Burnham Creative Group we use a DSLR Camera Scanning setup that allows us to easily scan the most delicate albums and photos.

During this time of Covid19 we offer Contact Free Pickup and Dropoff.* How does this work? We can come to your home and pickup your photos in your designated location. We will take them to a safe location in our studio while they will “rest” for 3 days. At that point we can start processing your order. Orders can be delivered via Dropbox or on a flash drive (for a small additional charge.)

Here are our Scrapbook Scanning Sale Prices May 1 – May 31, 2020

Pages up to 8,5.11 Unbound: $0.88
Pages up to 8.5×11 Bound: $1.23

Oversized Pages including 12×12 and 11×14 Unbound: $1.25
Oversized Pages including 12×12 and 11×14 Bound: $1.60

Individual Photos in Scrapbooks: $0.55 

We also offer Photo and Slide Scanning

Standard Print Scans $0.29
Fragile and Thick Standard Size Prints: $0.59
Standard 35mm Slides: $0.99
Others sizes of Slides: $1.19

Take advantage of our sale and finally get those Scrapbooks digitized!

.*Local Pickup in Batavia and nearby Communities.  Minimum Order May apply for Drop Off and Pick Up service.

It’s Time to Digitize Your Slides and Scrapbooks

It’s Time to Digitize Your Slides and Scrapbooks

Many of us have some slides, many have thousands of slides that are shoved away in storage and haven’t been viewed in 30 or 40 years.  It is time to let those slides see the light of day and digitize them so you and future generations can enjoy them!

Not only can we digitize photos, but we can also digitize your slides and scrapbooks. We digitize your images using a high-resolution DSLR, high quality macro lens and a light source behind the image to scan your slides.  (Note that this picture is taken with an overhead light source so you can see the equipment.) 

This type of scanning is referred to as camera scanning.  Here we can completely control light and exposure of each image by scanning them using our Camera and Adobe Lightroom.

The finished scans can be quite amazing. Below is an image from 1972.

Scrapbook Scanning

We originally set up our camera scanning system so we can more easily scan scrapbooks and other delicate media.  Here we don’t have to try to fit our photo or scrapbook on a flatbed scanner, but can handle it more carefully.  Below is the setup for scrapbook scanning using the camera scanning setup.  This configuration allows us to carefully control light and individually adjust for each image.

Not only do we scan whole pages but we can scan individual photos on each page.  This can preserve individual photos of albums you do not want to take apart or are glued to pages and cannot be removed.  I recently scanned some photos as small as 3/4″ from the 1930s and the reproduction looked phenomenal.

I know a lot of people that currently make scrapbooks and they can benefit from digitizing them  So much time and work are put into each page of each book, this is a way to “backup” your books and even possibly make additional copies for others.  Below is a scan of one of my pages when my daughter was about 1 year old. 

I know if something were to happen to this album, I could reproduce it.  If there is a fire or flood, these scrapbooks are irreplaceable.  Scanning the scrapbooks can preserve them.

Think about working on one of these projects in the new year.  I promise you won’t regret it!

Five Reasons to Scan Your Scrapbooks!

Scrapbook waiting to be scanned

Any scrapbooker will agree with these statements:

  • Scrapbooks are one of kind
  • Scrapbooks are a labor of love
  • Scrapbooks are irreplaceable

If you scan your scrapbooks you not only have a backup for these works of art and repository of family members, but you have greater opportunity for sharing what you have done.  Here are five reasons why you should scan your scrapbooks now.

  1. If you are creating one scrapbook for you family and you have 2 or more children, who gets the scrapbooks down the road?  Scan them now and sharing is a breeze.  You can either make a new scrapbook with page prints or create a photo book out of your designs. 
  2. Scanning scrapbooks can serve as a back up the only copy of photos taken prior to the digital era. (Glued in photos can be scanned and saved separately.)
  3. Excited about pages you have completed?  You can share them on social media.
  4. Do you have a family member that lives far away that can’t see your scrapbooks?  You can send them a pdf file so they can look at your creation.
  5. Most importantly,  scanning your scrapbooks helps preserve these memories from the dangers of a natural disaster, or even degradation over time.

Scrapbook scanning starts at $1.99 per page.  Contact me if you would like to get started.