Large Format Imaging for Libraries and Archives

When standard overhead scanners and cameras run out of pixels and lighting options, Creekside Digital can help. Using medium format imaging systems from Phase One along with the finest German large format lenses from Schneider and Rodenstock, we can image oversized maps, panoramic photographs, atlases, posters, and other large / odd-sized items, either at our Maryland studio or on-site at your institution.

Unmatched Resolution and Lighting Flexibility

Imaging an historic panoramic photograph in our Glen Arm, MD studio

Imaging an historic panoramic photograph in our Glen Arm, MD studio

Along with our Phase One systems, we proudly use the finest oversized copy stand ever made – the Tarsia Technical Industries 4060. Its integrated dual vacuum boards gently yet securely hold items in place for imaging, without requiring a glass or platen to flatten items – especially important if they have been stored rolled up rather than flat.

By treating large-format imaging for cultural heritage projects as the custom photography work it is rather than a push-button scanning operation, Creekside Digital truly raises the bar on image quality. Our on-staff photographers expertly light each piece to eliminate glare, shadows, and fall-off – a task often impossible for overhead scanners given their integrated lighting (and fixed angle of incidence) and reflective glass platens.

Not just for two-dimensional objects!

Because our imaging systems are based on decades-proven medium format and 4×5 view camera technology and they  don’t require items to fit into a relatively small space underneath a scanhead or flatbed lid, thye can be used to image just about anything – sculpture, artifacts, paintings and other fine artwork, tapestries, building interiors, and more. Contact us today to discuss your imaging needs.

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Smithsonian Mass Digitization
Pssst! Have you noticed approximately 10,000 coins from our project with the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History are already online? The entirety of the Josiah K. Lilly Jr. and Paul A. Straub collections have been digitized and are making their way online as we continue to digitize an additional 13,000 coins and medals from the Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Collection. 🇺🇸💰#digitization #mondaymotivation
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Creekside Digital is excited to announce the arrival of our new #FADGI-compliant CRUSE Synchron Table 4.0 scanner -- currently one of only a few like it in the United States. We're also bringing back our art scanning services and offering them to the public at large -- now for items up to 4' x 6' in one shot with no stitching! creeksidedigital.com/services/fine-art-scanning/ ... See MoreSee Less

Creekside Digital is excited to announce the arrival of our new #FADGI-compliant CRUSE Synchron Table 4.0 scanner -- currently one of only a few like it in the United States.  Were also bringing back our art scanning services and offering them to the public at large -- now for items up to 4 x 6 in one shot with no stitching!  http://creeksidedigital.com/services/fine-art-scanning/

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Seasons Greetings! We’ve just completed capture of 41,238 transmissive items (35mm slides and 120mm film) from collections at Smithsonian Gardens Archives of American Gardens, including the Garden Club of America and Ken Druse Garden Photograph collections, as well as others. Happy Holidays! 🎄🌺📸🎁 (image: DRU079192, Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection). ... See MoreSee Less

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