How’s the Family Holding Up? | Photo Preservation in CT
Are your family photos in an old photo album or box, rarely seen? Maybe they’re on the wall, looking a little faded, with a bit of mildew showing up inside the frame. Or sadly, they exist as files on a phone, hard drive, or memory card, unseen.
Based in Connecticut, Sally from CShoreSal uses a truly unique photo preservation technique to turn your most cherished photos into works of (durable) art. Whether they are from last week or last century, work with Sally to preserve your family stories and the images that evoke them. If you’re hesitant to send these one of a kind images through the mail, you can set a time to meet with Sally for drop off at her Connecticut studio, or follow her instructions for having your images scanned locally.
Steps for Photo Preservation:
- Use the contact form to tell Sally about your project
- Have your images scanned
- Sally will review the images and contact you regarding editing and suggested sizes.
- Once selections are made, you will be invoiced for payment
- Sally gets to work on your beautiful photos!
Using a full color version of a sign-making process, Sally preserves your photos with an incredible, high definition, extremely durable image for you to enjoy anywhere. Steamy bathrooms, greasy kitchens, dewy porches, and salty marine environments have met their match. These panels can be washed with soapy water, glass cleaner, or any non-abrasive household cleaner to keep everybody looking their best. Hang your treasured images with confidence, and store away the originals for safe keeping.
About that writing on the back…
Great Aunt Edna’s 19th century scrawl describing dates, locations, and names? Yes, CShoreSal has that covered too, transferred right onto the back of your panel.
Where Are They?
Are they in an old photo album, box, or hung the wall? Are they files on a hard drive or memory card? We can scan your originals or work with your high quality image files.
How Are They?
How are they holding up? Curling, mildew spots, discoloration, scratches? Leaving the original untouched, we will carefully clean up the image file before working with it. You choose how much clean-up is enough and we’ll stop there. Hourly charge may apply.
Who Are They?
Is there writing on the back of the original image naming the people and describing the scene? We can scan that too and include it on the back of your finished item. So cool! Or submit your handwritten notes and we’ll do the same.
What to Make?
High Definition Panels for any wall, even greasy kitchens, stemy bathrooms, or exposed porches. Your photos have stories to tell, so keep them close and share them with others. Jewelry? Garden ornaments? Memo boards? Definitely!
Have your images digitized at a print shop or office services location near you. Please contact Sally if you have any questions, or if you are unable to find a location. Custom pricing is available. Please see below the steps for scanning your images for photo preservation.
- Check the scanner bed for lint, dust, and scratches. Clean it carefully with alcohol and a cotton or microfiber cloth. Allow to dry completely before placing your original on the scanner.
- Scan in color, even if the image is black & white
- One file per image. File format: tiff, jpg, or png
- Minimum resolution of 300dpi
- No cropping. Sally will straighten up, clean up, and trim the digital image
- Scan the back! If there is handwriting on the back, Sally will transfer that to your panel for a small additional charge.
Let us know your questions! You’ll get answers and it will help us build our FAQs.
Ideas to Inspire
Here are some projects that we’ve worked on. Be inspired, but don’t stop here! If you have something else in mind, please contact us. We love trying new things!
Wall Grouping Idea
Family Bookmark or Cuff Bracelet
Image pressed onto a white background (top).
Image pressed onto a clear background (bottom).
The clear background allows the brushed metal to be visible through the light portions of your image.
Memory Gallery Bookmark or Cuff Bracelet
Multiple images on one cuff bracelet can be combined in a variety of ways!