Asking your lab to scan the negatives for you is fine but it can also be expensive plus you have less control over your image. We therefore suggest you scan your Lomography Spinner 360° film yourself using a flatbed scanner with a backlight unit; it’s more economical in the long run and gives you ultimate control over the colours, tones, saturation and resolution of your images. Today you can get a high quality scanner for a reasonable price. It’s definitely a worthwhile investment for any serious Lomographer.
When scanning your negatives you should take care to scan the whole film including the sprocket holes. The Lomography Spinner 360° exposes the sprocket holes of your film, which gives your images a unique look. A lot of film masks (probably even those that professional labs use) automatically cover the sprocket holes of 35mm films – don’t let these evil masks take away the sprocket hole beauty of your film! If you do the math you realise that exposing the sprocket holes, like the Lomography Spinner 360° does, allows you to get nearly 40% more out of each image. You won’t give up on that, will you? Plus the sprocket holes simply look sexy and are unique to 35mm analogue photography.
Learn more about the basics of and discover cool scanning tips with our ultimate guide to scanning.