Preservation Scanning

Our preservation scanning services help companies, government agencies and institutions digitise their collections for future generations.

We can scan your photos, slides and documents to the preservation digitisation standards set by the National Archives of Australia. We can also repack your originals for archival storage.

What Preservation Scanning do we do?

  • Film Preservation Scanning

  • Slide Preservation Scanning

  • Photo Preservation Scanning

  • Negative Preservation Scanning

  • Document Preservation Scanning

  • Map Preservation Scanning

  • Poster Preservation Scanning

My experience with Lucent Imaging was outstanding. James and Korske are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I was very impressed with the quality of their work and will definitely be back.

Michael Briguglio, Canberra

Very accommodating, fast service and great retouching. Besides the price a little high (although needing decent amount of fixing) Im very happy. Will use them again.

Tash Robinson

Awesome experience, outstanding quality with my prints, The advice Korske gave really made the difference. Without Lucent Imaging, I would have ended up with mediocre prints. Definitely a repeat customer.

Michael Tiyce

Cant recommend Lucent highly enough. Printing and paper quality is beautiful and the service is second to none. Korske really went above and beyond to help me create the finished product I wanted. Highly recommended.

Shelly Higgs

Preservation Digitisation Standards

The Preservation Digitisation Standards set out the required standards for digitisation of physical records of archival value (RNA) and are designed for internal, outsourced and agency digitisation of RNA records. These standards ensure that preservation digitisation activities produce a digital copy which is an effective long-term surrogate for paper and analogue originals. They also enable the creation of derivative files to meet access requirements and minimise the physical wear and tear caused by handling fragile collection items.

The standards have been developed in line with the standards of national and international GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum) institutions. They set out the technical requirements for digitisation outputs produced under the National Archives’ National Digitisation Plan, which supports the National Digitisation and Preservation Strategies.


What does it cost?

Preservation scanning is billed hourly and averages $25-$110/per object, depending on the size and condition of the original.

Minimum project cost is $1,000 (~5 hours).

Start your project

Preservation scanning requirements can vary greatly, get in touch to discuss your project.


Access Derivatives

We can create access derivatives of your master scans to make it easier for you to share your digital collection.

Repacking of originals for archival storage

We work with experienced conservators to repack collections in preparation for archival storage. The storage materials used exceed the ANSI and ISO requirements for permanent paper. They have passed the Photographic Activity Test (ISO 18916:2007) or hold the NAA Q Infinity Mark.

Looking for some advice or need to send files to us?

Upload your photos and documents for advice on printing and restoration