Digital Photographic Services

Our services include:

We provide professional digital imaging services to the University community and also to the public. We specialize in working with older materials, such as photo albums and delicate original negatives and prints. We also work with much larger items, such as maps and original artwork.


We use a pair of Canon 5D Mark 11 cameras to do most of our daily digitization work in the Lab. We can shoot both reflective material (such as prints) as well as B&W negatives and color transparencies.

(No color negative scanning, unless you have a color photograph we can match to.)

With the 21.1 megapixel capability of each camera, (which is tethered from a copy stand to a computer) we are able to provide very high resolution. Digital files are transferred automatically from the camera to the computer. Our Capture One software converts the camera RAW files into the tiff format  which we use for all of our high-resolution work.

We can scan film formats from 35mm up to 8x10 with this system, or printed materials up to 17 X 22.

Our 4 X 5 copy system described below, is currently being upgraded to new equipment, so this service is temporarily suspended. We will notify you when we are again operational. (June 19, 2014)

OUR TARSIA 4 X 5 COPY SYSTEM   We can scan items up to 40" by 60" in a single pass. (or, make several scans and stitch them together) This means we are able to scan panoramic prints, maps, large original artwork, etc.

The system is capable of capturing a 40" X 60" item at an effective resolution of 262 pixels per inch - more than enough for most print demands.

This is accomplished with a PhaseOne Powerphase FX scan back, capable of 132.2 megapixels of resolution.



Our 3 Epson Professional photo printers can make prints up to 24" wide by almost any length. (also notecards, 8.5 X 11, 11 X 14 and 17 X 22)

Gift certificates are available!! Please call our office at 474-6344, for details

See the historical images, maps and panoramas that are available year-round.

We print historical photographic reprints for purchase. All proceeds benefit the preservation and access work of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives. 

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