Archival duplication of negatives
We are experts in the field of conservation and restoration of photographic
material. Part of these activities consist of duplicating and restoration
of black and white photographic negatives.
As you know, many archives have to deal with the “vinegar syndrome”,
so when your negative archive smells like vinegar, then you know your
Much has been published about this problem; however one thing is clear:
All cellulose acetate negatives will be affected. The solution is
duplication on polyester material.
We not only recuperate deteriorated negatives we also make high quality
duplicates of archival standard.
(Polyester has an estimated live expectancy of approximately 500 years.)
We make 2 kinds of duplicates: Direct duplicates 1:1 in contact
and 35 mm duplicates through an interpositive in the camera using
high resolution film and high resolution lenses.
Of course, both forms of duplication are executed on polyester film
according to the current ISO- norms. This will guarantee the further
existence of your negative collection.
Scanatron duplication printer
We also work on a “Scanatron” duplication printer. With
this tool we can print duplicates from old glass-plate negative
with an extremely high-density range in such a manner that the duplicates
can be printed or scanned without any affort.
All the detail in the blacks and whites will become visible again
and so “lost” information is retrieved.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org