Scanning & Transfer Services


The safest and easiest way to digitise and preserve your analogue film

Here at DS Colour Labs we can take any amount of photographs, slides film negatives, Cine film and Video Cassettes and scan them into digital formats. This way you can bring back your long lost memories and display them with pride on your computer, tablet, phone or TV.

Everything is professionally digitised using the latest high quality commercial equipment available.


How To Order


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Step 1

Place your order online through our website on desktop or mobile and check your email for confirmation

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Step 2

Package up your media with your Full Name and Order ID and send to: DS Colour Labs, Unit 12 Bamford Business Park, Hibbert Street, South Reddish, Stockport, SK4 1PL.

Please ensure that you include your order number.

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Step 3

Sit back and relax and await your return postage or We-Transfer link to be sent over to your email. It’s that easy!






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Scanning Services

✪ Attentively hand scanned
✪ Scratch and dust removal
✪ Quick turnaround times

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What are your opening times?
Our opening and production times are Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 5:30PM


What are your turnaround times?
Our turnaround time is usually 5-10 Days.


Why choose DS Colour Labs ?
We have been established since 1954 and only ever use the very best professional scanning equipment.


I am worried about parting with my priceless memories. Is your service safe?
Here at DSCL we have been handling precious media for over 70 years so you are in safe hands. We also offer a two way Courier delivery service of your media to ensure your media stays safe and trackable.


My slides are stored in carousels, magazines or protective slide display pages, what should I send?
Please send as they are. We are happy to have them sent either this way or loose.


Can I view my pictures on my TV?
Yes as all your images will be scanned as standard jpeg files.


Do you remove dust and scratches from my media?
Yes our scanners have built in software that handles this automatically to give you the very best results.


How do I receive my scans from your Wetransfer service and do you return my negatives,slides or prints?
We will send your scans to the email address you have provided on the online order form and yes all your media will be returned.


How do I send my order?
Sending your order is easy. Please refer to the service page you require for step by step instructions only three steps and you’re done.


Do you offer bulk discounts?
Yes we certainly do! Please email us for a quote.


What equipment do you use?
We use state of the art professional film and print scanners.


How long are my We-Transfer files stored for?
You have a week to download your files but don’t worry we also keep your files stored for one month.





Cine Film to DVD

✪ 8mm and Super 8mm Cine Reels
✪ Attentively hand scanned
✪ Quick turnaround times

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What are your opening times?
Our opening and production times are Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 5:30PM


What are your turnaround times?
Our turnaround time is usually 5-10 Days.


Why choose DS Colour Labs ?
We have been established since 1954 and only ever use the very best professional scanning equipment.


I am worried about parting with my priceless memories. Is your service safe?
Here at DSCL we have been handling precious media for over 70 years so you are in safe hands. We also offer a two way Courier delivery service of your media to ensure your media stays safe and trackable.


How do I send my media?
Sending your media is easy. Please refer to the transfer page you require for step by step instructions.


Will my media be returned?
Yes of course we will return all your media along with your completed order..


How do I view my MP4 files?
You can watch your MP4 files on any computer, phone or tablet.


What is your standard file conversion type?
.VOB file which is playable on DVD players.


Do you offer bulk discounts?
For bulk discount options please email us for a quote.


Do you keep a copy of my transfer?
Unfortunately as we transfer hundreds of different media each week this is not possible.





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Video Cassette to DVD

✪ MiniDV, Hi8, Video8, Digital8, VHS and VHS-C.
✪ Professional equipment and high quality DVD rip.
✪ Quick turnaround times.

MORE INFO

What are your opening times?
Our opening and production times are Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 5:30PM


What are your turnaround times?
Our turnaround time is usually 5-10 Days.


Why choose DS Colour Labs ?
We have been established since 1954 and only ever use the very best professional scanning equipment.


I am worried about parting with my priceless memories. Is your service safe?
Here at DSCL we have been handling precious media for over 70 years so you are in safe hands. We also offer a two way Courier delivery service of your media to ensure your media stays safe and trackable.


How do I send my media?
Sending your media is easy. Please refer to the transfer page you require for step by step instructions.


Will my media be returned?
Yes of course we will return all your media along with your completed order..


How do I view my MP4 files?
You can watch your MP4 files on any computer, phone or tablet.


What is your standard file conversion type?
.VOB file which is playable on DVD players.


Do you offer bulk discounts?
For bulk discount options please email us for a quote.


Do you keep a copy of my transfer?
Unfortunately as we transfer hundreds of different media each week this is not possible.





Photo Restoration

✪ Basic adjustments
✪ Dust and scratch removal
✪ Brightness adjustment

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