How should I prepare my originals for scanning?

Originals should be reasonably free of dust, lint, and other surface debris. For liability reasons, we do not clean the surface of original images, including artwork, slides, film rolls, documents or photos. Printed photos should be removed from frames/albums/folders whenever possible. Flexible-scan items must not have tape, stickers, notes, or adhesive on the back. We recommend organizing your photos in a box or folder. Remove any duplicates and then count and group the items by size. These steps will help us create your work order and complete your imaging more efficiently.