Information Services Division


Photographic, Print, Scanning and digitisation costs

Photographic and Group Photography Charges

Standard photography charges

We aim to keep our charges competitive and fees are based on an hourly rate of £40.00, we have a minimum charge of £10.00. Our normal operating hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.  For any work requests which are required outside of these hours, we charge £50.00 per hour and £80.00 per hour at weekends. Out of hours work is by arrangement and availability only.

We often work with and for external UCL commercial, industrial & research partners also suppliers. Our costs start from £60.00 per hour, VAT is charged at the current rate for this work.

Student and/or Staff Groups

We charge £40.00 per group, this includes one proof print and a web sized digital image.

Scanning and "Flat copy" charges

High resolution scanning / copying – From Artwork, Document, Print, Transparencies (Slides) or Negatives

Scan Type - size    1 2 - 10  11 - 50  51 - 99      100+
HQ Scan for Print output e.g.A2 @ 300ppi, 8 or 16bit 100mb  10.00  9.00    8.00    7.00By Quotation
HQ Scan for Print up to A4 @ 300ppi, 8 or 16bit – 25mb  10.00  7.00    6.00    5.00By Quotation
From 35mm slide for print at approx A4   10.00  6.00    5.00    4.50By Quotation
Auto-Scan from 35mm slide@ 300ppi   5.00  3.00    2.50    2.00By Quotation

Copying of Artwork, Prints and Published items for UCL teaching purposes

COPY from Artwork       1   2 - 10  11 - 50  51 - 100    100+
.tif, .jpg, .png or .gif    5.00    4.50    4.25    4.00 By Quotation

Flatbed scanning of Documents or prints

Quantity     1    2 - 10   11 - 50  51 - 100    100+
Tiff or Jpeg    5.00     4.60    4.30     4.00By Quotation
inc. OCR Pdf    2.50     1.80    1.40     1.00     0.50

Photographic quality print charges

We produce high quality prints on campus. Printing is undertaken using inkjet technology, Our service offers printing up to A2+ in size.

For the production of posters and for prints A2+ and above, please visit the Design web pages for pricing and further information.

Our workflow is a professional, colour profiled process.

Print Size  6"x 4” 6” x 9"    A4    A3 6” x 16”    A2
Quantity     4     2    1     1      2     2
1st Print   6.50   6.50   6.50   13.00   13.00  25.00
Additional   6.50   6.50   6.50   13.00   13.00  25.00

Specifications of digitisation services offered

  1. All “Hasselblad Flextight” High Quality scans are inclusive of cleaning, colour balancing, cropping and retouching where needed, scans are provided at 300dpi unless otherwise requested.
  2. PowerPoint and Web quality scans are ‘dust busted’ colours balanced and cropped and are provided at 96dpi and at 1024 pixels (width or height).
  3. "Auto-Scans" are “full frame”, dust busted with auto colour correction applied and are provided at 300dpi unless otherwise requested.
  4. Digital copying of artwork, photographic prints, published material, books and other similar artefacts are undertaken using either Hasselblad or Canon high quality digital cameras.
  5. Document scans are produced using a machine fed bulk scanner with auto settings applied. 
  6. All images are colour profiled and saved as "AdobeRGB-1998 " unless requested otherwise.
  7. All images are written to either CD or DVD as required. Web scans can be emailed.