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FAQ

  • Direct to Media PrintingDirect to Media Large Format Printing - Print your image directly to a material of your choice. Print directly to Perspex, aluminium, wood, glass, Dibond, Slate and more.
  • Professional Photographic PrintingProfessional photographic printing including C type prints, Giclee prints to black and white prints. Lambda prints, large format Lightjets and Duratrans.
  • Photographic Framing and MountingFull bespoke photographic framing options from classic wood frames, card, Fomaex, Perspex photo mounting to specially designed lightboxes.
  • Creative Retouch ServicesA talented team of London creative retouchers who combine expertise with creative advice for professional photographic services.
  • Photographic Film Processing & ScanningPhotographic film processing and scanning, offering a wide range of high quality photographic film lab services in London.
  • Student Photographic Printing & Processing Student services for photo printing, mounting and framing plus film lab services for end of year shows and exhibitions.
Film Negative, Print and Slide Scanning
CCD and Drum Scanning

Photographic Scanning


Metro has built a reputation for volume archive photo scans - scanning complete photo film libraries and vintage material from any origination, including photo prints and slides, to large format negatives. We know photo scanning quality can make the difference between a good and a truly great photo print, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art drum scanning technology, capable of capturing the finest nuance of detail and tone.

Drum scanning


Drum scanning enables you to create impeccable large-scale colour or black and white Lambda or Giclée photo prints. Drum scanners continue to be the tool of choice for high-end film applications because drum scanners are capable of capturing very subtle details in film originals, producing exceptionally smooth tonal gradients and a high level of shadow detail.

Photographic Scanning Services


Scans are produced at 600dpi or 300dpi, depending on the process, but we can produce higher or lower dpi's on request. Your original film or photograph is mounted onto an acrylic cylinder, which rotates at high speed passing your image in front of precision optics. We can scan any size of flexible media up to 22x18 inches physical dimension. Film is mounted in an oil bath enclosed in an acetate sleeve, eliminating most surface marks or scratching.

Flatbed Scanner


Our Kodak IQ Smart flatbed scanner can produce 300dpi images, and we can produce higher or lower dpi's on request. While drum scanners are capable of scanning both reflective and transmissive artwork, a good-quality flatbed scanner can produce excellent scans from reflective artwork up to A3 or 11x16 inches in size.

We can also produce 18 bit scans on request.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, please email us or call us on 0207 865 0000
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