How do you scan your 12" x 12" layouts?

United States
January 28, 2008 3:34pm CST
I used to go to Recollections where I could scan my 12 x 12 layouts for free. Unfortunately they are closing down, in fact I would be surprised if they are still open. Do you know of any place that will scan 12 x 12 without it being too expensive? I know there is a way to scan 1/2 a page at a time and the "sew" the pages together in Photoshop, but the directions I once read for doing that was too confusing. In short how/where do you scan your 12 x 12 layouts?
4 responses
• United States
19 Nov 08
If you are still looking for a solution. I can scan your 12x12 pages for $3 per page. I am in Orange County California. Maybe I can help!
• United States
19 Nov 08
Orange County, huh. Interesting. My sister lives in by Culiver City. Maybe you can help, although I am in Arizona. I was just about to close this dicussion out, glad I didn't.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
I use a flat bed scanner that is 12x18 - it can accommodate an entire page from a 12x12 scrapbook. I can produce a 300 or 600 dpi digital image! Very nice way to preserve and share a;; the hard work you put into your traditional scrapbooks!!
@lisaviews (184)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Hi, Suki! I haven't done it... but there was a recommendation for scanning and copies to enter into contests... Apparently, Fed-Ex/Kinko's charges a small fortune for 12x12's. The recommendation from the Judge's Panel at a Scrapbook Expo is to shrink it all by one inch. This makes it $2.00, instead of $10. If you are doing a whole bunch, the would be a large fortune you would be saving. I usually just take pictures... lol! Good luck and happy scrapping!
• United States
17 Feb 08
I heard it was expensive - $10 a page would be way too much for a 40 page scrapbook. Thank you for the tip of reducing the area, I would not have thought that was an option. I've just been taking photos too. lol
@dopey22girl (3326)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Hmm I do not know of any places. I never scan any of my layouts so I don't really have a use for this. Good luck though!
• United States
30 Jan 08
Thanks for stopping by. I scan pages of scrapbooks I have done for other people so I can have a copy that it is my work. Sometimes other people want copies of the scrapbook and I just give them a digital copy for them to take to print. I also share ideas with people online.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I think my sister actually goes to Kinko's....I am not sure but she scanned some for me and I think that's where she got them done.
• United States
30 Jan 08
Thanks - I'll check it out.