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Drum Scanning

Drum Scanning is the Creme de le Creme of scanning, you will not get a better scan than a drum scan!

We deliver the very finest Drum Scans for Museums, Fine Art Publishers, Artists, Book Publishers and Print Companies.

There are a lot of companies charging different prices for drum scans but what you pay for at Karmaan is our expertise and 30 year experience scanning for high end clients, you only get your images drum scanned once so choose the one of the best drum scanner operators in the UK.

This is a scan for those that want the very best scan. We use two ICG Drum Scanners with 9 focal Apertures, the smallest going down to 3 microns to deliver incredibly sharp scans. These scanners were solely designed for Fine Art scanning and are well known for being the finest drum scanners ever produced.

They are no longer in production and scarce to find as well as operators who know how to get the best from these scanners, having run ICG scanners for over 15 years we know how to maintain and produce the best scans out of these legendary machines.

Please note we use KAMI 2000 Drum Mounting Oil to fluid mount our scans as well as SDS Anti Newton Oil in a Slick Mount Drum, Kami 2001 Anti-Static Film Cleaner is also used.

Drum Scans take time, your originals are prepped ready for mounting onto the drum, we use Mylar foils and Tesa tape to mount the originals sandwiched between a layer of mounting fluid, it then spins on the drum up to 1700rpm and can take up to 45mins just for one scan, after which the file is checked for colour accuracy and further cleaned by hand in photoshop ready for the client.

Prices below are guidelines we usually scan to deliver either 200meg files or 450meg files, being in the print industry we believe you will rarely require any larger files, but if you do we can scan up to 2gb+ images if required, we can scan up to 12000dpi

For any specific scanning requirements please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Take a look in our samples gallery to see the kind of images we scan on a day to day basis.

We have a minimum charge of £30 on all our professional services.

How are they Saved?

Scans are saved either and Jpegs or Tiffs, depending on how many you have and the whether they are Jpegs or Tiffs determine what they get saved to. Downloads can be set up for up to 200 jpgs etc, CD or DVD are free and a popular choice for archiving.

You can supply a USB stick with your order to save them to or we can supply a quality USB stick for just £10.

For larger projects a hard drive may be required again you can supply one or we can supply one for around £45

Please note: We Have a Minimum charge of £30 on all Professional Scanning Services

If your order does not total to at least £30 please use the Minimum order purchase box below to order your scans, this is due to the fact that even the smallest order of just one or two scans take considerable time to set up and process, all Professional Scanning Services are labour intensive.


Drum Scans for 35mm & Medium Format 645, 6x6, 6x7 etc

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35mm Drum Scan 200mb


Medium Format Drum Scan 250mb 645, 6x6, 6x7 etc


Medium Format Drum Scan 550mb 645, 6x6, 6x7 etc


Medium Format Drum Scan 1gb+ P.O.A.

Return Postage Royal Mail Recorded


35mm Drum Scan 450mb File


Medium Format Drum Scan 400mb 645, 6x6, 6x7 etc


Medium Format Drum Scan 800mb 645, 6x6, 6x7 etc


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