Slides From Digital, Slide Dupes, and Slides From Prints are now produced digitally.
Unlike other labs, our technicians improve your images (contrast, saturation, and
color) so you get better, richer looking slides. You may also request for us not to
adjust your images at the time we image your slides.
We make all slides in-house and can produce your slides the same day. Normal
turn-around time is 24 hours. See File Specifications below.
Rush Orders: We can produces slides from digital images within hours.
We image 35mm slides at 4K resolution (4096x2730 pixels = 11.2MP) using a
state-of-the-art calibrated 8K film recorder and 35mm Kodak Ektachrome 100 film.
* Additional copies of the same digital slides are 1/2 price.
Turn Your Digital Camera or Computer files into, Rich, Sharp, Full Color, Digital
Slides and Prints, Quickly, and Cost Effectively.
When Quality Counts...
Specifications for slides from digital images:
Minimum file size: 1200x1800 pixels. Smaller images may show the pixels and result
in blurry slides.
The submission specs are:
· TIFF or JPG
· 8 Bit
· No alpha channels or quickmasks
· Minimum 1200x1800 = 4x6 @300 DPI.
· Leave fine detail about 1/8" away from the edges for mounting.
(If we notice fine detail around the edge we add a thin black strip as a spacer)
· No layers
. Try not to use clear/white backgrounds because it will projects bright light.
A black background will not project.
· Use RGB Color Mode instead of CMYK Mode.
· For TIF files use IBM PC byte order and LZW compression.
· For JPG files, do all of your manipulation in some other file format (TIF, PSD, etc.)
and then do one final save using the maximum quality/minimal compression setting.
This will produce the largest file with the minimum compression and it will eliminate
the JPG "lossy" effect. Multiple saves in the JPG format create the lossy effect.
If you're shooting with your digital camera, then set it to shoot at the highest quality
(largest file size) and then leave them at that size. Do not try to size them up with
software (retouching is ok), that does not improve the slides, it only creates larger
You can upsize your resolution if you are going to add text to your slide which will
make the text sharper.
Film Recorder page size: 2732x4096 pixels (4K) or 9x13.5 inches at 300 DPI. Files
this size will result in the best slides you can produce.
Your images will be printed so your entire image fits in the 35mm rectangle. This is
the default setting. We print your images at 96% of their possible size to minimize any
cropping and any remaining space will be automatically filled with black. If you'd
rather have a white fill (clear film) then type it in the special instructions when you
place your order. White fill produces bright white light. It can be blinding and make
your image look dull.
We can image at 8K resolution, but 4K is optimal for 35mm slides.
You may send either vertical or horizontal images (either portrait or landscape).
We do not crop your images. If you would like us to zoom in on an image, specify it in
the special instructions box when you place your order.
We use standard 2x2 recycled white plastic slide mounts.
Images for our standard slide output are color or density corrected which will improve
the slide quality output. If you do not want us to make any adjustments, you must tell
us to not to adjust the image or say something like print as-is, print straight, do not
alter image, etc.
Have your page set up for 35mm slides BEFORE you create your presentation.
Changing this after will result in misalignment of text and stretched graphics on
your slides. To do this click on FILE and select PAGE SETUP and then choose
35mm SLIDES (or 7.33 x 11 or any 3:2 proportion) instead of on screen show. We
can still print your slides if they are not set to 35mm - your presentation slide will
not fill the full frame slide. You will get black strips on the both sides of your slide.
Make sure all text and graphics are away from the edges of the page so that none
of the information will be covered by the slide mounts. With your ruler turned on,
check to make sure you have at least 1/2 inch border on all sides of your
presentation. This will give us plenty of room for mounting.
Please make sure to use only True Type fonts for all texts and bullets. If your font
does not have a double tt like symbol to the left of it, it will not print accurately. If
you do end up using any non-traditional True Type fonts such as symbols, script,
etc..., please embed the non-standard fonts into your or else our computer may
select a different font for your slide. Arial and Times New Roman are True Type
Fonts. Times is not.
If you are importing graphs from other programs, try to create as much of the text
as you can in PowerPoint. Generally, this will give you significantly sharper text.
"The bigger the image size, the better the quality" IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE. A 500
Kb JPEG image maximizes the quality of a 35mm PowerPoint slide. Using a
larger image only increase your file size. Make sure your images are in 8 bit and
RGB mode (not in CMYK or 16 bit).
Create one PowerPoint file. Try to submit one PowerPoint file with multiple slides.
In your PowerPoint program - go to the top menu bar - select insert "New Slide".
This will add a blank slide to your existing PowerPoint presentation.
Mac users - Please make sure to add a "ppt" file extension to your file name if it
Check spelling before you send your file. We are not responsible for misspelled
words in the original file. Also don't forget to double check names and addresses.
Using dark backgrounds with lighter text will project better and is much easier on
Please be aware that the color of the slides usually comes out lighter than the
color shown on your screen. Every monitor shows color a little different. What you
get might not be what you see. Our monitors are calibrated to our film recorder.
If we run into printing problems we will attempt to correct them. We will not be
responsible for delays due to incomplete or unreadable files. Production
schedules prevent us from checking files when they arrive. It is possible that we
will not open your file until we are ready to print. We will contact you if your slide(s)
are not printable. Before we print we will quickly scroll through your presentation
and we may adjust any possible problems like move text away from the edge.
Keep slides short and sweet. Don't cram too much in. Try to keep to 5-7 lines of
18 point text with headlines in 27-36 point with a different color. Try not to use
capital letters or underline for emphasis - use bold instead. Use styles to give a
consistent look to the presentation. A couple of different fonts is plenty.
NOTE: We have two online systems for placing orders.
Use Dakis to pay and pickup in-store.
Use Lifepics to pay online and have your order shipped.