Packing and Shipping Tips for Photo Scanning
With no need to count or pre-sort your images, the ScanDigital process is the most user-friendly service available. However, some of our customers do like to organize their materials before packing them up and shipping them to us. Organizing and packing your materials is simple with these easy steps:
1. Organize and Group Your Photos
You may want to organize your photos into groups. Each group can then be labeled. We will scan the images in groups and then create individual folders for that group. Many of our customers group their photos by event or trip, for example "Jhon's 40th Birthday" or "Europe 1994".
2. Secure Your Groups
To be sure that your group organization stays intact during shipping, be sure to secure your groups. This can be done with rubber bands and then placing them into Ziploc bags or envelopes. Ziploc bags are ideal because they also protect the photos from moisture. The bags can be labeled with the name of the group, or a slip of paper can be placed inside.
3. Place Your Materials in a Strong Shipping Box
To protect your materials on their way to us, be sure to place the materials in a strong box. Paper envelopes, padded envelopes, and clothing boxes are not recommended ways to ship your materials. Most local UPS stores or office product stores, such as Staples, sell sturdy boxes. Or you may be able to find an old box in your office or residence. Large photos or negatives ship best when they are encased with two stiff pieces of cardboard.
4. Seal Your Box with Shipping Tape
Once you have filled your box with your materials, fill any excess space with some sort of filler. Newspaper or bubble wrap works well, or if you have left over shipping peanuts, this fills the void very well. Seal the box with shipping tape and then place the label that you printed from our site on the outside.
5. Drop Your Package Off at a Shipping Location
If you're shipping via UPS, any UPs drop off location will accept your package. A UPS store or your office shipping department are the most typical drop off locations for our customers. If you are self-shipping the package, then drop the packge off at your nearest Post Office. View your order details to print your shipping label.
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Indianapolis, IN 46256
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"We were very happy with our experience with ScanDigital. We have used your services on two separate occasions now and are very pleased with the results. Some of our photos were quite old and not only were they returned in the same condition but the digitized version looks amazing as some of the areas that were compromised over the years were able to be recovered. I also appreciate the timeline on the website account letting you know where your pictures are in the process. It's reassuring to confirm that pictures were in fact received and underway. We have recommended your service to family and friends. Though it seems as though we have now been assigned the role the family to be the photo preservation people! Ironically almost none of the photos that we sent in actually came from our household, just the extended families. You have made it very easy and predictable to get photos transferred to a digital format. Pricing, I think, is quite reasonable. We like that we were given CD's of the photos and that the photos are also posted online to share with others. Thank you for a great experience with your business."
- Holly and Jake MD October 2010 -
Preserve your favorite vacation memories. You will love reliving your travel adventures on DVD!