UPDATED: For December 2020 post Lockdown
Whilst we and the world deal with COVID-19 and to keep us all safe through these tough times, I can only accept scans of your originals by email or posted photos, no drop-offs and pick-ups. No in-house visits due to the Corona Virus. These are difficult times for us all. I would like to thank all my recent customers for their much-needed orders and understanding as life gets going again.
Christmas postage – Recommended action, digital orders for Christmas 2020…
It has become obvious that the postage system is struggling this Christmas season. Special deliveries are slow, up to 3 days, first class is not what it used to be and print orders from the lab vary so randomly from 5 days to 3 weeks! When you add these delays together, your postage time to me, the post from the lab to me and me posting back to you, it all adds up!
I strongly advise anyone ordering a photo restoration for Christmas 2020 to go for the digital file option. These can be completed normally within 12 to 24 hours. That way you can try to get it printed at a print service near you or mail order direct from printers like SnapFish, TescoPhoto or Photobox. This way we eliminate another postage trip from me to you and therefore another possible delay. I can then post your originals back to you and they can catch up with you when the postal service allows.
The best way to get your photos to me is to scan and email them. You can still post them but it is advised to stay home and stay safe and save lives. Should you post them I will wait 48 hours before opening.
I will be supplying a digital-only service. If you order prints I can place these on order and ship them out when it is safe to do so but due to demands on the postal service this is slow and unreliable at present (December 2020)
Things you can do during this pandemic.
- Check for fading and damage – Dig out your family albums and see if they are in good health.
- Organise, date and annotate your photos
- Start a Family Tree
- Scan in your images (see how to scan your photos)
- Restore your photos Get those damaged photos restored
- Colourize your photos Get those black and white images coloured
- Blog Read the photo restoration blog for some great stories and tech reviews and restoration examples
- Teach yourself photo restoration by watching my photo restoration courses on LinkedIn
Help with scanning
If your photos are in need of restoration you may find them in varying states of decay and be faced with water damage or scanning difficulties. I have listed a few useful posts below to get you through these problems.
Hopefully the above will give you plenty to do if you find yourself with time on your hands. Remember to stay safe, stay in and save lives!