How to Turn a 110 Format Negative To a Digital Image
DIY or Use a Professional
110 Format film is just like the 110 format slide except it is NOT in a mount. The film size is 13mm x 17mm or 1/2" x 11/16". It costs more to scan a 110 format negative because it's not in a mount which makes it more labor intensive. It costs more to scan a 110 format negative because it's not in a mount which makes it more labor intensive.
There are a couple of ways to get a 110 Format Negative into a digital image. You can buy a scanner and do it yourself or you can hire a professional to scan them for you. There are a few factors to consider and we have covered them all for you. Scanning 110 Format Negatives on your own will take a lot of your time but could possible save you money depending on the amount of 110 Format Negatives that you have. In most cases though having a professional scan them for you in the end will be cheaper. 110 format negatives have a very small film size, so you want to get a high resolution scan out of them to preserve all the detail you can. To make this possible we recommend scanning your 110 format negatives at our 4000 dpi. Below will give you more information on factors to consider when making a decision on scanning them yourself or sending them to a professional.
If you would like to do it yourself there are a couple of things to consider. You need a scanner that will scan your negatives and be capable of scanning each type of negative you have. If you aren't sure what type of negative you have check here. You will want to make sure they scan at a high enough resolution so that your digital image will have all the details that are in your 110 Format negative film. Due to its small size, you will want a 4000 dpi (dots-per-inch) scan. It also needs to be one that can scan and keep it in focus because a out of focus picture isn't much to look it. Another thing to consider is the amount of time that it will take you to scan your negatives. Even the best scanners are a minute or more per negative to scan unless they are only able to scan them at very low quality. There are a lot of different scanners out there. There are flatbed ones and ones that will individually take and scan a strip of your 110 Format negative film. The quality for all the different ones will range greatly so you definitely get what you pay for. Make sure to look out for that when shopping for a scanner.
Use a Professional
When using a Professional there are a few things that you will want to make sure of. There are some that are based out of the United States. You ship your order to California and then they send your priceless memories on freight ships out of the country to have them scanned. There is a huge risk of something happening to them at that point. I would stay away from those companies. One that uses high quality scanners to give you the best possible scans is essential. At Larsen Digital we are not only based in the United States but everything is scanned in our office in Utah. Only the highest quality scanners are used to scan your film. A skilled staff like what we have at Larsen Digital is very important as well. This will make sure that your entire project turns out perfectly just the way you hoped. The pro to using a professional is that it will be scanned and returned to you in a very short amount of time. If you are doing it yourself it can be a very long tedious process. When you receive your images back everything is done for you. Your images will be scanned, rotated, color corrected and ready to share.
Now That They are Digital
There are a few fun things that you can do with your digital images. You can upload them online, email them, use in a slideshow or make prints out of them. Larsen Digital can help you do all of these things or you can do them on your own.
The best thing you can do with your negatives is to first get them scanned into a digital image. Preserving them is the greatest gift you can give to your children and their children. You don't want them to deteriorate any more than they already have. Film was never meant to last for a long period of time. The dyes in your film deteriorate leaving you with faded discolored pictures. We know how much these pictures mean to you so now is the time to act. Larsen Digital can take your negatives and scan them at high resolutions to give you a beautiful digital image. Included with your scan is a free standard color correction to fix those fading colors and contrast issues. There is no better time than now to preserve your memories so you will have them easily accessible and be able to share them with others. There are quite a few fun ways to share your digitized negatives. You can upload them to the cloud to easily share with those you want too. You can also make a Slideshow for yourself and also to give to others. You can have prints made or use your images in a photo book, scrapbook, etc. Social Media sites are a really fun way to share your images as well. Tag the pictures and others can quickly see themselves.
Now is the time to finally get your film out of storage and scanned before it's too late! Larsen Digital can help you.
History of 110 Format Negatives
Information found on Wikipedia.
110 is a cartridge-based film format used in still photography. It was introduced by Kodak in 1972. 110 negatives is essentially a miniaturised version of Kodak's earlier 126 film format. Each frame is 13mm x 17mm (0.51 in x 0.67 in), with one registration hole.
The film is fully housed in a plastic cartridge, which also registers the image when the film is advanced. There is a continuous backing paper, and the frame number and film type are visible through a window at the rear of the cartridge. The film does not need to be rewound and is very simple to load and unload. It is pre-exposed with frame lines and numbers, a feature intended to make it easier and more efficient for photofinishers to print.
Unlike later competing formats, such as disc and APS film, processed 110 negatives were returned in strips, without the original cartridge.