It’s comforting to know that you have dedicated technicians carefully handling your items. At EverPresent, we get legitimately excited when we see new or rare formats and we like to spread this enthusiasm. Granite Huang shares some insight about one of his favorite projects that we have worked on in his time as a team leader at EverPresent:
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This job was mainly glass plate negatives that ranged from 3.25″ x 4″ to 8″ x 10″ in size. We digitized each glass negative on a scanner reserved for fragile and over-sized items. It’s really cool and almost an honor to be able to see this media type nowadays.
What was most fascinating about this order was that the glass negatives were photos of the Hudson, MA which is 2-3 towns over from my hometown, Acton, MA. So being able to see these very old glass negatives of a place 2 towns over was very interesting. It’s great to be able to convert these fragile yet beautiful pieces of history into digital!
HOW IT WORKS
It is reviewed by one of our highly trained technicians, oriented properly and checked for any flaws. Any lingering dust or marks on the image are removed digitally and the high resolution file is sent to our quality control team.
Our quality control team reviews the original negative and the positive scan to check for any other imperfections before the files are put on an archival DVD and uploaded to the free, private website we provide for all of our clients.
A LITTLE HISTORY
These Glass Plates are also commonly known as Photographic Plates, and started out on glass since what is now the current format of negatives was not as common or accessible prior to the 20th century. Having the light-sensitive emulsion of silver salts coat on the glass plate also served as a superior way for a more stable product and less likely to bend or distort the physical image itself.