Technical specs.


Our scanning specifications are listed. It is important to understand the variations as they effect output quality. Good scan. Good quality.


The resolution for printing on paper is different to screens. It impacts on the final output size and quality. Screens are more forgiving than paper.


We produce high quality files ONLY. From our files you can print and frame if you so desire. We have a preferred supplier and associate.


Our essential services include photograph retouching and restoration. Colour improvement and general image enhancement.


We always scan at least 600dpi at same size. But after consultation with you we may scan at a higher resolution. For example if the print supplied is small and you would like to show it at a larger final size, we will scan at least 1200dpi / 2400dpi / or even 3200dpi.
For example if your image is a typical old 4×3″ (100x76mm) print then it is very difficult to create a really big print. A screen can show the same quality image at a larger size as screens are 72dpi (Mac) and 96dpi (PC) while a printed paper image needs to be 300dpi at same size.
What do we mean by same size?
It simply means that if an image is physically 100mmx100mm, scanning at 300dpi will allow the scan to be printed at high quality at 100mmx100mm. Any increase in final printed size will DECREASE quality.
Screens can show the image successfully at much larger sizes.
1200dpi or higher allows us to provide you with a file that can be printed on paper at A3 size (420mmx297mm) or (16”x12”). These scans can be used at 6000x4000px size on screens. That will show beautiful images on huge 4K TVs or any large monitors.
600pdi allows us to provide you with a file that can be printed on paper at A4 size. These scans can be used at full size on computer screens.
Our scanner is a professional scanner with a very high density rating. That is more important than dpi or any other measure of resolution. It also has better optics to give a clearer result as it allows the scanner to see into the dark areas better.


Our delivery process is as follows.
Firstly you supply images and we provide a quotation based on our price listing and our investigation of the images you supply. On acceptance of the quote we then work our magic and supply you with an electronic “proof” emailed to you for approval.
If accepted, we will meet in person for me to return your original photos and supply you with my restored files.
Payment may be via direct debit or cash for minimal restorations.
I have had the pleasure of working with Chris from mybigbrag on the Canberra World Peace bell website.
One great creative idea was his combining of the photo of Nara Park with an overlay of a ghostly “fan” design which was the inspiration for Lauren in the architectural design. He also shot our video on “green screen” and superimposed images of our designs behind the model of the proposed gazebo.
Fred Kasparek | Kasparek Architects


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