Tango Drum Scans

The best prints possible from film start with the best scans available anywhere.

Garbage in, garbage out. How can you make a great print with a mediocre scan of your film?

Great scans come from a fusion of experience and hardware. Our Scanning Technicians have mastered the process of scanning film with our Tango Drum Scanners over the last 20 years. Our film scans have been the foundation for dozens of fine art books, thousands of Exhibition Prints made by our Master Printmakers, and used by thousands of artists preparing their own files.

  • Our hardware is the legendary Heidelberg Tango Drum Scanner, which can scan film beyond grain level
  • Each film scan is captured in a 48 bit Silverfast HDR file that is then processed by our Scan Techs to make a final, high res, 16bit TIFF file.
  • Every film scan is individually adjusted because no two pieces of film are the same
  • Color, B&W, Neg, Chrome, pyro, 35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10, 11x14, 6x17, and prints, if it can fit on our drum, we've probably scanned it
  • Read our Film Scanning Fact Sheet for complete technical details
  • Scan services are provided by our sister company Metal & Paper
Tango Drum Scans for Film

Ordering Drum Scans

Drum Scans are fulfilled through our sister company, Metal & Paper Pro, based in Oakhurst, California. To order, fill out the order form below and include it with your film.

Step 1: Fill out the Drum Scan Order Form below:

Metal & Paper Drum Scan Order Form

Step 2: Send the Order Form with Your Film to:

Metal & Paper Logo
40120 HWY 49
Suite C
Oakhurst, CA 93644

Turnaround time for Tango Drum Scans is approximately 5 business days from the date the film is received.

16 bit Scan Pricing

For size recommendations and other technical details, read our Film Scanning Fact Sheet. Please contact Metal & Paper with any pricing or file size questions.

Film Format Scanned File Size
RGB 16bit
Scan Resolution (dpi) Approx. Print Size @ 300ppi
Without Interpolation
Approx. Megapixels Approx. Pixel Dimensions
@ Original Scan Size
Price Per Scan
35mm           1 Scan 2-10 11-20 21+
35mm S 100MB 3600 11"x17" 17.4 MP 5102 x 3402 $34.95 $31.46 $29.71 $27.96
35mm M 200MB 5250 16"x24" 36.9 MP 7441 x 4961 $49.95 $44.96 $42.46 $39.96
35mm L 400MB 7250 24"x36" 70.4 MP 10276 x 6850 $64.95 $58.46 $55.21 $51.96
120mm           1 Scan 2-10 11-20 21+
645 S 200MB 2900 17"x22" 35.2 MP 6850 x 5138 $49.95 $44.96 $42.46 $39.96
645 M 400MB 4200 24"x32" 73.8 MP 9921 x 7441 $64.95 $58.46 $55.21 $51.96
645 L 600MB 5250 30"x40" 115.4 MP 12402 x 9301 $79.95 $71.96 $67.96 $63.96
6x6 S 400MB 3600 28"x28" 72.3 MP 8504 x 8504 $64.95 $58.46 $55.21 $51.96
6x6 M 600MB 4400 36"x36" 108 MP 10394 x 10394 $79.95 $71.96 $67.96 $63.96
6x6 L 800MB 5250 40"x40" 153.8 MP 12402 x 12402 $99.95 $89.96 $84.96 $79.96
6x7 S 400MB 3400 26"x30" 75.3 MP 9370 x 8031 $64.95 $58.46 $55.21 $51.96
6x7 M 600MB 4100 32.5"x38" 109.4 MP 11299 x 9685 $79.95 $71.96 $67.96 $63.96
6x7 L 1GB 5250 41"x48" 179.4 MP 14469 x 12402 $119.95 $107.96 $101.96 $95.96
6x17 S 400MB 2100 16"x46" 69.7 MP 14055 x 4961 $64.95 $58.46 $55.21 $51.96
6x17 M 600MB 2600 20"x58" 106.9 MP 17402 x 6142 $79.95 $71.96 $67.96 $63.96
6x17 L 1GB 3500 28"x78" 193.7 MP 23425 x 8268 $119.95 $107.96 $101.96 $95.96
Large Format           1 Scan 2-10 11-20 21+
4x5 S 400MB 2050 28"x35" 84.1 MP 10250 x 8200 $64.95 $58.46 $55.21 $51.96
4x5 M 600MB 2450 32"x40" 120.1 MP 12250 x 9800 $79.95 $71.96 $67.96 $63.96
4x5 L 1GB 3100 48"x60" 192.2 MP 15500 x 12400 $119.95 $107.96 $101.96 $95.96
8x10 S 600MB 1200 32"x40" 115.2 MP 12000 x 9600 $79.95 $71.96 $67.96 $63.96
8x10 M 1GB 1650 44"x55" 217.8 MP 16500 x 13200 $119.95 $107.96 $101.96 $95.96
8x10 L 1.8GB 2000 53"x66" 320 MP 20000 x 16000 $225.00 $202.50 $191.25 $180.00