Up-to-the-minute with ScanCafe

8 12 2009

Okay, so far I’m impressed…and I haven’t even seen the scans yet!

On Saturday, November 28, I paid my down payment to www.ScanCafe.com and was issued a receipt, detailed instructions on packing and mailing, and a printable mailing label. I then sent the slides out on Monday, Nov. 30, via UPS.

On December 3, I received an email stating “Your images have been received. The estimated online date for your order is December 18, 2009. At that time you will be able to review your scans online.”

This morning, at 6:11 a.m., I received an email stating “Your images have been received at our imaging center. Your orders have been scheduled for scanning. We estimate that your order will complete our scanning and quality control processes on December 18, 2009. You can expect to hear from us then.”

A few hours later, at  I got another email stating “Your images are being scanned. A technician has been assigned to your order and the process of manually scanning & repairing each of your images is underway. After all your images have been completed, they also will go through our stringent quality assurance checks. We’ll send you an email when your images are online and available for your review.”

My, my….all of this attention for lil’ ole me and my 35mm slides! If all goes well, my future scanning projects include a passel of black & white negatives.

As my father, the King of Texas, always writes: I’ll get back to you later with more details.

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