Drum scanning is the finest quality, highest resolution method available to scan your transparencies and negative film. Choose your film type for pricing info.


We use Heidelberg Tango to deliver the best scans money can buy. 


A drum scanner a film scanner that makes the best scans of negative and transparency film. Nothing else captures the dynamic range, tonal quality, detail, and sharpness of your image. These are professional machines designed for exacting reproductions.  Our Tango drum scanner is five feet tall and weighs 550 pounds.

Your film is fluid-mounted to an acrylic cylinder (the drum) and sandwiched between optically clear Mylar. The fluid mounting increases highlight and shadow detail in your scans. It improves fine detail while removing much of the dust & scratches, emulsion blemishes, etc) in your film, and reduces film grain. There's no way to simulate the improvements fluid mounting your film offers - you can only fluid mount film with drum scanners and some flatbeds, not with an Imacon or Noritsu scanner. The end result is drum scans that are cleaner and sharper, without feeling like the scans have been sharpened with a filter.

After mounting, the drum is loaded into the scanner, where it spins at high RPM as the scan head (also called the "periscope" travels up and down in a series of extremely precise micro-steps, slowly yet faithfully recording the film's details line by line. A medium format negative may take up to 1.5 - 2 hours of scanning time.

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DEFECTIVE PRINTS: If you receive a defective or damaged print, please contact us within 7 business days of the delivery of your order and will replace the defective item(s) at no cost to you. We require either photo documentation of the damaged items or the items returned to us for a refund. Please Note: We are unable to replace a print if the issue is a direct result of the file submitted with your order. We highly recommend ordering test prints prior to placing an order for larger prints (or for a large quantity of prints). This helps to ensure you get the final print you are expecting, and that you are satisfied with the paper or canvas type you chose for your order. That being acknowledged, we will always replace items with issues resulting from defective materials and/or workmanship. If you have any concerns please contact us. SHIPPING DAMAGE: If your order is damaged in transit we will replace the order and process any shipper damage claims. We ask that you provide digital photographs that clearly show the damage to the packaging and contents within 7 days of delivery. We will replace the order upon receipt the photographic verification of damage. In certain instances, the shipping agent may request to visually inspect the damaged packaging and contents. Please be sure to retain the items and their packaging until you are notified that they are no longer needed. ORDER CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Please let us know ASAP (by emailing studio@candelafineart.com or call 510-227-8334) to request a change or cancellation of your order. We can only guarantee a chance or cancellation if your request is submitted to us within 15 minutes of receiving your Order Confirmation email. REFUNDS for cancelled orders are subject to a 4% transaction fee (this is because of the non-refundable transaction fee our e-commerce website charges us for orders placed through the website).

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We are an accredited Hahnemuhle Certified Studio for Digital Imaging. We use only genuine Canon or Piezography inks. We offer a curated selection of fine art and photo papers from Hahnemuhle, Epson, and Canson that have excellent print longevity performance.


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