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3D Stereo Slide Prep For Scanning

Click here if your 3d slides or glass 3d slides might be even slightly damaged.

Damaged 3d

In order for us to maintain our low scanning prices, we need you to do some of the prep work for your project. First of all, don't forget to go over your slide films with a very soft cloth to brush off any dust that might have accumulated over the years. You will be surprised.

 

Cleaning your 3D Stereo Slides

First of all, we can't stress enough that you should carefully go over each of your films with a very soft cloth before you send the slides to us.

There is an almost geasy film of dust that gets on the old slides. This does not blow off. It stays on until it is wiped off and we do NOT clean the slides for you. We scan what you send us.

 

See this example, below, of the dust that is stuck to this stereo slide. You can see in the dark area where it has been smudged. The light area is the sticky dust.

stereo slide with greasy film on it

 

See the difference you get by using a very soft cloth on the slide to clean it.

This slide has been cleaned with a soft cloth

 

It will only take you a couple of seconds to clean the slide with a very soft cloth.

cleaning a 3d stereo slide


Block out the side of the 3d Stereo Slide that you do NOT want scanned.

3d stereo slide prepUse post-its to cover the bad side of the slide.Is there one side of the slide that you prefer over the other side? You need to make that obvious to us. Do NOT stick anything on the slide that would cause it to have the size altered in any way. If you have one side of the slide that is bad, put a Post-It over the bad side but make sure that the Post-It only covers the film and doesn't hang over the side of the slide.

Also NOTE: The Post-It should go on the FRONT of the slide.

We can't show you what every 3d slide looks like for front and back but the front of the slide is generally going to have the manufacturer logo or some kind of ID on it. The back side is going to be generally blank compared to the front.

You can also tell if you are looking at the front of the slide, if you hold it up to a light and you see a sign, the sign should read backwards. Don't worry, this is for scanning purposes only.

You might want to also use some removable tape to hold down the side of the Post-It that does not have the sticky stuff on it, otherwise the Post-It may come off.

3d stereo slide prep back side


3d stereo slide prep -01Your slides should be arranged in stacks that will be displayed as separate chapters in your slide show menu.

 

Please be sure to NOT put rubber bands tightly around your stacks because you can easily bend or warp the slides and make them difficult for us to get a good scan. You might want to put the slides in a tightly wrapped envelope rather than use rubber bands. If you do use rubber bands, use a heavy piece of cardboard on both sides of your stack so that the bands do not damage the slides.

Arrange your slides so that, if you put them into a viewer, the side that would be towards you is facing DOWN in the stack. Another way to look at this would be that the slides that have the company logo should be facing UP. The first slide in the stack should be

 


Stacking Your 3D Stereo Slides

3d stereo slide prep -01

Your slides should be arranged in stacks that will be displayed as separate chapters in your slide show menu.

 

Please be sure to NOT put rubber bands tightly around your stacks because you can easily bend or warp the slides and make them difficult for us to get a good scan. You might want to put the slides in a tightly wrapped envelope rather than use rubber bands. If you do use rubber bands, use a heavy piece of cardboard on both sides of your stack so that the bands do not damage the slides.

 

Also, do NOT stick anything on the slide that would cause it to have the size altered in any way. If you have one side of the slide that is bad, put a piece of masking tape over the bad side but make sure that the tape only covers the film and doesn't hang over the side of the slide.

 

Arrange your slides so that, if you put them into a viewer, the side that would be towards you is facing DOWN in the stack. Another way to look at this would be that the slides that have the company logo should be facing UP. The first slide in the stack should be the top slide. The second slide down should be #2, and etc.

 

It is IMPORTANT that you number your slides. See the example below. Number on the LOGO side of your slide. This is the side of the slide that we need to be UP in the stack. Then number one slide in the stack will be the TOP slide. Please don't try to over-think this. Just give us what we need. We will make sure it turns out correctly when we are done.

 

slide prep stereo


The slides below show the stack of slides from the bottom of the stack.

3d stereo slide prep -02

 

One more thing: Do not cut your 3d Stereo slides. You won't save any money and it will just make it harder for us to scan them.

3D Stereo Slides

 

Please NOTE: We are sorry but, we will NOT scan both sides of the slide. This is not in our workflow and we cannot change our workflow. Please don't ask. The answer is no. Sorry.

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