While digital imaging services have become ubiquitous, it is attention to detail and the ability to respond to the physical characteristics of an object that are crucial in creating image files of the highest quality. Our extensive experience and dedication to traditional photographic media and reproduction techniques informs our understanding and commitment to digital image quality, longevity, and access for the client's long term needs.

We work in a calibrated digital environment, making every effort to assure that the resulting files contain accurate image data, that they are produced in accordance with the most current digitizing and metadata standards, and that they are robust enough to fulfill whatever future re-purposing needs a client may have.

Digital services at CAW are carried out in a controlled conservation environment. In addition to offering digitization services at our studio, we are available to work on-site with collections, such as glass plate negatives, that are particularly difficult to transport. All digital imaging is performed by staff trained to handle fragile and valuable original material, such as:

Photographic prints
Photographic negatives (including deteriorated acetate and nitrate negatives)
Image pellicles from deteriorated acetate films
Color slides and display transparencies
Glass plates and lantern slides
Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes
Maps and drawings
Albums and scrapbooks
Other two-dimensional art work (paintings, etchings, watercolors, etc.)
Capture and File Processing:
Following FADGI Guidelines, produce master files using calibrated, profiled input devices (scanners and cameras)
Process captures of photographic negatives for optimal on-screen positive viewing
Preparation of derivative files for reference, printing, database, or web use
Digital repair and reconstruction of damaged photographs and artwork
Color restoration of faded color transparencies
High resolution Master Files suitable for any re-purposing
Archive and Production Master Files per FADGI guidelines for general archiving use
Duplicate and/or copy negatives from digital files via LVT film recorder
Mounted or unmounted duplicate color slides via LVT film recorder
Exhibition quality ink jet prints using archival inks on museum quality papers