Photograph Restoration and Preservation
Vintage and Family, Convex, Tin Types, Daguerreotypes, Digital Reproductions
Sentiment is almost always the driving force that brings photographs to us for restoration and conservation.
Photographs suffer from brittleness, acidity, tears, holes, wrinkles and stains.
Our photo restoration services include limited cleaning, flattening, repairs to tears or holes and color-matched retouching services.
We also offer digital restoration services to provide clean restored copies of your damaged or deteriorated photographs.
Preserving Family Photographs
Holiday snapshots, baby pictures, wedding pictures and treasured family photographs are great ways to preserve your memories.
Unfortunately, the life expectancy of a photograph is very much dependent upon the care and handling that it receives. Photographs
can easily be damaged by improper handling, storage, display and framing. There are however, things that you can and should do to
safeguard these important documents of your past.
Prevent deterioration by keeping photographic materials in a proper environment. Never store photographs in an attic or basement
where they are exposed to extreme temperatures and high humidity. Relative humidity is probably the single most important factor
in preserving photographs. Humidity levels above sixty percent accelerate deterioration. Extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV)
light can fade and severely damage photographs. Avoid touching fragile photographic materials as much as possible. Wear clean
cotton gloves when handling negatives and prints to prevent fingerprints and stains.
When disaster strikes and family keepsakes become torn, stained, burned, wet or faded, there are two very different methods
used to restore damaged photographs. Our experienced conservators can usually surface clean, mend tears, replace missing areas
and perform limited restorations to restore and preserve the original photograph. A damage photograph can also be scanned and
digitally reproduced to include edits and digital restorations that are truly remarkable.