Wondered what we do here at Scan Factory? Well, This is how it works….
Also take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Step 1: Get your photos together
Get together into a bundle your photo prints that you’d like us to scan. We can accept photos up to A4 size and we’re not currently scanning slides or negatives.
We can’t scan photos stuck inside albums, only loose photos. Sellotape, Blu-tack, glue, melted treacle toffee or anything else sticky is really bad news for our hardware, so please don’t include photos that are affected by these things.
You can leave photos inside those paper wallets or slim boxes. In fact, if we can read the handwriting on them, we’ll save the scans inside folders of the same name to make it even easier for you to browse.
Not got enough photos? Go Dutch and simply double-up with a friend and share the cost.
Step 2: The Weigh-in
Now weigh your bundle of photos – because that’s how we price your order.
Pop them on a set of kitchen scales and note the weight in kilograms (kg). There’s about 200 or so loose photos in a 1kg bundle of prints. We could price by the number of photos you send, but you’d have to count them one by one and who wants to be bothered doing that? Once you know how much your photo bundle weighs you’re ready to order:
Step 3: Get Packing
Package your photo bundle up securely. Shoe boxes are ideal for this, but any sturdy cardboard box will do. If your box is a little big, fill the empty space with scrumpled-up newspaper.
NB: Please put a sheet of paper inside your package with your order number/email address/home address on. You could simply print the order confirmation email that we sent you.
Step 4: Send
Send your photos to us.
If your packaged-up box weighs under 2kg then you can use the Royal Mail Signed-For service at your local Post Office. Their prices are pretty competitive for small parcels. Otherwise we suggest you use either UPS or DHL. Send your photos to:
3 Saxon Road
Put your feet up – you’re done!
Step 5: Over to us
When your photos arrive at Scan Factory we’ll send you a confirmation email and then we’ll crack on scanning them for you. It’ll typically take us 4 to 5 days to process your order.
Step 6: They’re coming
We’ll send your original photo prints back to you along with your new digital photos on a DVD or USB stick.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Enjoy your scanned photos!
Share them with family and friends. Invite them round for coffee and cake (or drinks and nibbles) and have a laugh browsing your new digital memories.
If you share your photos, at home or on social media, don’t forget to mention us 🙂