Specialist Heritage Photographic Film Digitisation | Oxford UK

Transparent Negatives, Color Reversal Film (or "slide film"), Black-and-White Reversal Film, Instant films, X-Ray Film Types

Our specialist archival suite is highly recommended for scanning varieties of historical photographic film including glass plates, nitrate film, acetate safety film and polyester film types.  Our services are highly recommended by leading universities, museums, archives and private individuals.  Please contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com or call our office: 01865 457000

motion film transfer | audio transfer | video transfer | optical transfer |  photographic film transfer  | book transfer  | document transfer 

Ambrotype Glass Plate Negative Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Ambrotype Film Scanning


Glass Plate Negative Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Glass Plate Film Scanning


Lantern Slide Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Lantern Slide Film Scanning


Nitrate Still Photographic Film Scanning

Historical Nitrate Film Scanning


Photographic Film Acetate Scanning

Historical Acetate Film Scanning


Large Transparency Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Transparancies Film Scanning


X-Ray and Transparency Scanning in Oxfordshire UK

X-Ray Film Scanning


Medium Format Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Medium Format 120 Film Scanning 


127 Film Spool Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

127 Pocket Film Scanning


126 Pocket Film Spool Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

126 Roll Film Scanning


35mm Negative Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

35mm Negative Film Scanning


35mm Positive Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

 35mm Positive Film Scanning


35mm Positive Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

 Colour Reversal Film Scanning


Black and White Reversal Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

 B&W Reversal Film Scanning


History of Photographic Film

When film was first made (mid-19th century), it used silver-plated copper sheets that contained three layers with light sensitive chemicals on them. Other items used to create film included leather, paper, and glass sheets. 

Glass sheets were the most popular due being cheaper and more opaque than plastic sheets. By 1895 “safety film” became the new norm as it was flexible and roll-able unlike the copper and glass sheets, and it was safer than nitrate film; however, it would take until the 1930’s for the modern color subtract film and positive film to finally develop. Even then, the film produced images that were too dark in color and would take an additional six years for Kodachrome, a film produced by Kodak that used color subtraction methods, to lighten the colors and film for more suitable images. 

Gradually over time, the process and chemicals used for the processes to make positive photography became refined and better in terms of detail, resolution, lighting, and color.



Our offices are open to clients by appointment Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premises, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com