DRUM SCANNING NYC is a company specialized in 16bit archival drum scanning and image retouching services. We are located in NYC. Drum scanning nyc is available to scan any film format up to 8000 dpi resolution, in 16bit gray scale or 48 bit color; 35mm, any 120/220 roll film format 6x4,5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9, 6x12, 6x17. Large format: 4x5, 5x7, 8x10. We scan Color negatives, Chromes and all BW film - prints up to 11"x11.8", and Polaroids too... Anything you bring us we will expertly scan to match your original's maximum potential. 

LOCATIONS (by appointment only):


CHELSEA, Mon-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm

307 7th Ave Suite 1404 

New York, NY 10001

WILLIAMSBURG, Mon-Friday after 6pm and  weekends

46 South 2nd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11249

Email: inquiries@drumscanning.nyc  Cell: 917-975-3139
Email: inquiries@drumscanning.nyc  Cell: 917-975-3139
Email: inquiries@drumscanning.nyc  Cell: 917-975-3139



To place an order for drum scans or prints, please email us. All scans include dust clean up.  We do not require clients to cut their film strips into individual frames for scanning.

Once your order is ready, you will receive an email invoice. The email will include instructions for making the payment. Once your payment goes through, we will ship/FTP your order. 

LIMIT OF LIABILITY:While we take every precaution for the safekeeping and handling of all print, film, digital file, negative, transparency and artwork, submitting these materials for processing, printing, or other handling constitutes an AGREEMENT by you that any damage or loss by our company, subsidiary, or agents due to unpredictable defects in materials, or even though due to the negligence or other fault of our company, subsidiary, or agents, will entitle you only to replacement with a like amount of unexposed film and processing when possible. Except for such replacement, the acceptance by our company, subsidiary, and/or agents of the film, print, slide, negative, transparency or artwork is without other warranty or liability, and recovery for any incidental or consequential damages is excluded. Should any material submitted involve high value the on us is upon the client to appropriately insure it. By placing an order, you hereby agree to all of the terms and policies outlined above.

Drum scanning nyc  is  a New York  based company specialized in archival drum scanning and image retouching services. We are located in Willamsburg, and in Chelsea. Our company is run by photographers providing services for other photographers. We are also available to scan and process larger scale archiving projects for institutions and museums.  

The founder of  “Drum scanning nyc”, Mr Kallio has more than a decade of experience  in both printing and photography industries.  He has worked through the major transition from wet dark room  B/W printing to exhibition quality digital color printing and everything in between and has a very solid idea how a technically perfect photographic scan/print should look like. 



Drum scanning nyc provides the client drum scans to the maximum optical resolution to match the fullest potential of your film originals and make it possible to produce large-scale fine art  prints without limitations. We are also experts scanning color negatives. Drum scanning 16bit uses the best scanner around, Aztek Premier, matched with their sophisticated software Digital Photo Lab to guarantee the best results possible. We aim to give you the best archival scan from your film original. 

Being photographers ourselves we know how demanding it can be to produce a good scan and to get the most out of your film original. We only scan and save 48-bit (16-bit / channel RGB) files, unless customer requires otherwise, say goodbye to frustrating and limiting 8bit scans. We understand that, even though we make sure you get as much data as possible from your original  you might want to tweake the image one way or the other to match your vision better and we want to make sure you can do that without a compromized histogram. 

We clean your film original with Kami film cleaner, mount with Kami scanning fluid, analyze and match the film grain to the right aperture and scan your film. Spotting is included*. We save your scanned file into the standard Adobe RGB (1998) colorspace, as a lossless tiff file, or if required ProPhoto RGB colorspace. Your drum scans are delivered via dropbox service. Large format, 4x5 and 8x10, dust clean up will cost extra due to the large surface area and inevitable dust build up during shooting. We do not require clients to cut their film strips into individual frames for scanning.

From the time we receive your film, the standard turnaround time is usually 2 business days or longer depending on the quantities and the required file sizes.


Next day turnaround and weekend service is an additional 100% per image.

Type in your film format into the search field to get information:

35mm, 645, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9, 6x12, 617, 4x5, 8x10, Polaroids

Email: inquiries@drumscanning.nyc  Cell: 917-975-3139