Photo Restoration

Do you have a favorite pre-1940 postcard or family photo that is free of copyright that you would like to have enlarged to a poster size print? Does the image need enhancing or repair work to bring out the beauty? I can help you at a very reasonable cost. Please view some of my work under “posters”. They are representative of much of what I do. The images you see there were made from original advertising, postcards, magazine covers or original photographs. Each is printed on 120 lb gloss Kromecoat paper and measures 11″ x 14″. As an alternative I can print two identical 8″ x 10″ images on 11″ x 17″ paper. A standard frame size measures 11″ x 14″ and that is why I have chosen to work with that size image. Most postcard images in the 3-1/2″ x 5″ size will not enlarge proportionately to the 11″ x 14″ format and for that reason I usually provide a border around the image. In some cases with careful cropping the original image can be made to fit better. Larger size images can be provided at higher costs and will be quoted per the size that you request.

I do not require your original photo or postcard. I can work from a 300 dpi scan in a JPEG format that is E-mailed to me. Do not enlarge the image beyond its original size. For images that are sharp and clear needing little other than enhancing the brightness or contrast the cost is $10.00 per poster. In any case, once I have seen your image I will quote you a price based on the anticipated amount of time necessary to process your image. The majority of images that I receive do not require additional charges. Quantity discounts can be arranged for multiples of the same image. Two to four like images will cost $ 9.00 each and five to ten images will cost $ 8.00 each.

The printing source that I use charges me a set fee to open each file that I send to them and that with the cost to drive there necessitates that I combine orders to keep my costs under control. Therefore I will process orders once every three weeks at the latest. If I can group orders and send them out sooner, I will be happy to do that. I ship via priority mail at a cost of $5.00 for any quantity.

Below are some examples of various images that I have processed. Please contact me at and let me tell you what I can do.

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sample BMW restore
11″ x 14″ poster made from 2-3/4″ x 4 1/4″ cigarette card

sample blue jay restore
11″ x 14″ poster made from magazine cover

sample canoe compare
Original magazine cover                                                      Restored magazine cover

sample cats
11″ x 14″ poster from original 3 1/2″ x 5″ postcard

sample cocker
11″ x 14″ poster from very small, very dark
original photograph

sample color added
Color added to black and white advertisment

sample race track
3 1/2″ x 5″ postcard with sky heightened to fit 11″ x 14″ poster