LVT (digital to black and white film)


We also offer LVT services using the Rhino LVT System.  This is where we take a digital file and convert it to film. Why would you want to do this?

Brodie Jayne's Photography

Brodie Jayne’s Photography

Think of the many negatives you may have that you couldn’t print because of damage or exposure. Now you can scan your negative, restore it in a photo restoration program like Photo Shop and then have us burn it to film.

Museums and collection agencies have nitrate negatives that are not stable.  To help preserve these collections, we suggest digitizing them then creating an new negative on safety film using our  LVT service.


This is also a great way to take a digital file, make a negative for printing on fiber base papers or using alternative processes such as platinum, gum or carbon printing.

We also use our LVT system to create products that are used in medical, industrial and scientific applications.  Most importantly, film is the best way to preserve an image!

Here’s the steps for submitting your image:  FILE MUST BE ADOBE RGB 1998 , tiff format


Send your existing file:  do not: over-sharpen, play with the levels too much or  upsize (make larger) than original.

FROM PRINT OR NEGATIVE:  Send a  high resolution scan of your image.  We suggest using an on-line server for emailing to save time. Your image must be:  RGB, Tiff even though it’s a black and white image.

  1. Scan for 4″x5″@2030 dpi.  Maximum file size:  640MB
  2. If the original is a digital file, don’t change the resolution.
  3. The LVT burns at 80 pixels per millimeter.
  4. Send it as a “positive” image, RGB 8bit or 16 bit.
  5. Don’t over sharpen, over adjust levels or overwork your print.
  6. When possible burn a step-wedge along side your image and let us know what readings you are getting.
  7. We will burn your file to a 4×5 or 8×10 black and white film negative .
  8. You will receive the negative for printing and preservation.  It’s that easy!
  9. Once we receive your image file, we need your shipping and payment information before proceeding.
  10.  Turn around time is: 3-4 weeks depending on our schedule and the calibration of your image file.

From your READY file:   The cost:    4×5 b/w Negative:  $65.00     8×10 b/w Negative:  $125.00** Normal turn around time:  3-4 weeks, but, times may vary depending on the schedule.