Timecamera -
Restored Antique Prints & Vintage Photos for Professional Print Makers                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                    

ABOUT US ...  
TIMECAMERA (TM)  has established a world-wide presence with diverse advertising to promote the vintage cross-cultural restored image collections featured on our various web sites. We are also growing physically, although we still consider ourselves a small business.

 Our international distribution point is near Cardiff, Wales which handles mail order, packaging and shipping of our retail sector's digital products globally, while the London office is mainly concerned with corporate accounts plus general administration and graphics studio work.

 Guiding the operations under the C. & M.A. Smith overall umbrella are a small team of dedicated individuals with a long history in business, computers and also a background in digital imagery.

Mainstay of the business is the successful range of over 80 vintage image collection titles (plus Radio Show compilations) and the wholesale discount Complete Business Packages for serious entrepreneurs.

New - Also see our recently introduced range of 'Mini Downloads' at our mirror site Timecamera.co.uk. These are all large format and/or very high resolution premium images offered in groups of six for download at an unusually low price (under £2).

 Showroom premises with extended studio facilities are also planned for the future to supplement our current mail order and internet operations and to provide a first hand retail demonstration of the excellent capabilities of our uniquely enhanced 'print your own' series of seventy different vintage image collections (and growing).

 We are now also inviting individuals with an interesting and rare collection of photos or prints which could possibly be made into a future, wide-appeal, image collection to get in touch.

 If suitable we will then quickly make high resolution scans and return them intact. Next we begin the process of restoring and enhancing all the images to make them suitable for digital reproduction print-making. The resulting collections will then be marketed and distributed by us on disc, on a royalty basis payable to the original owner or after a one-off payment (while they get to keep their original collections intact). Keep checking back for future new releases!

About the Product

The Timecamera range is unique in having many special attributes, including the following....

 The images are all of a good printable size on all standard printers and also large format too with several of the collections. Too often we see amateur compilations with dubious copyright being touted on-line at certain venues mainly by their quantity i.e. thousands of images on a CD. The computer-literate will know


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that only tiny images of this quantity will fit on a CD and therefore they are of no practical use for making quality prints.

Large, Restored & Enhanced Images

 We have even seen one similar seller of a large quantity claiming each of their "high resolution images" was 300dpi but on examination they each proved to be no bigger than one inch square! When enlarged to a sensible size physically they were un-viewable. We at Timecamera however provide large, value for money images and can claim to offer the best collections for the price.

 Not just an unbeatable price but we also provide images that have been painstakingly restored or enhanced specially for digital print making. Very few take the trouble to do this but we believe it important where the aim is to make quality prints, whether for your own use  or for commercial use within the Terms of Use. It is also important to not go too far with restorations but to retain the old 'vintage' look of images, and we believe we have struck the right balance here.

 
ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR BUYING IMAGE COLLECTIONS

IF YOU INTEND TO MAKE PRINTS FOR SALE don't be lured into buying image collections where a large quantity is trumpeted in the headline. You can't beat the law of physics to fit a quart into a pint pot when it comes to good quality large file size images! It can be very expensive to ignore copyright laws also, as many amateur fly by night, on-line sellers commonly do.
 Here are a few quick tips:

1. QUANTITY:
 
The larger the quantity the less you will get (in quality). Don't be lured into buying large numbers of low quality, tiny size images - they are simply unprintable. Thousands of images on a CD only means wasted money!
 
2. THE SELLER: Some image collections offered for sale, such as branded advertising or travel posters, may be still under copyright protection. If a new, unknown seller's description blithely encourages you to start a business selling such prints be very wary - ask.

3. RESTORED?:
 Be sure the antique images have been restored and/or enhanced especially for digital printing. This is an essential task that can make all the difference in a print's saleability or otherwise. If the seller has not already carried out this work it will mean a great deal of extra time for you and affect the viability and the reputation of your business. The lure of a 'cheap' image collection usually means money wasted.

4. SIZE:
 Make sure the supplied images are both a suitable size physically for making prints and also well over the basic 72dpi often supplied. Image pixels are often quoted as a physical dimension but this can be misleading for beginners if they need to compress them themselves to achieve a high enough resolution/physical size ratio for saleable prints (assuming the supplied quality is high enough to begin with). A high dpi resolution is only meaningful if it is accompanied by a large enough physical size too and the original is also of high clarity.
 It is easy to create so called high resolution 300dpi images by reducing poor-resolution images down to small physical sizes or alternatively by expanding the dpi figure artificially with a graphics program (without making an actual difference to the quality of the print) so be wary of dealers using these deceptions which rely on the ignorance of a purchaser.

5. LEGALITY:
Do resist the temptation of lifting images from the internet. Often this is simply theft of another's scan or photo which may be copyrighted, or the image itself may still be under copyright. Remember too that retro style doesn't necessarily mean the work is actually old and public domain. Additionally it may be a substantially restored and/or uniquely enhanced work which, as a significantly improved version of the original is itself subject to automatically renewed copyright protection. Even apparently public domain material shown on museum sites may be protected simply because the scans are another's work (only the original itself is copyright-free, not the scan).
Several museums now employ the use of agents to track illicit usage of its material. We are often told "I found a similar image on Google, why should I buy yours?" Search sites simply trawl for images. Obviously they do NOT check copyright before displaying them and simply warn the user that material may be copyrighted (it often is). It's a minefield that needs to be trod very carefully where the danger is a potential large financial loss through a big damages suite rather than loss of a limb.
Avoid the temptation at all costs. It simply isn't worth the enormous risk, especially when better quality, restored image collections can be had for extremely low cost anyway!

Be careful out there - or better still order only from Timecamera!
 


 
COLLECTIONS IN
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER...

 

01. Antique Scenic Lithographs  
02. 
Vintage Nautical Prints   
03. c1800's Horse Racing Lithos   
04. c1800's Battle Lithographs   
05. Magician Flyers/Posters   
06. Black Music Covers Vol.1   
07. Antique Japanese Woodblocks   
08. Vintage Circus Collection   
09. Risqué Postcards Vol.1   
10. Vintage Seaside Photos Vol.1   
11. Artist Utility Package   
12. Old Master Paintings Vol. 1   
13. Vintage French Poster Ads.  
 
14. Vintage Fashion Prints   
15. Transport Ephemera Vol.1   
16.
Sports Prints & Panoramas   
17. Children's Book Illusts. Vol. 1   
18. Best Selling Photo Panoramas   
19. Popular Wild West Images   
20. Crate Labels, Cigar Labels   
21. Antique Science Plates   
22. Antique Anatomy on DVD   
23. High Res. Panoramic Maps   
24. High Res. Saucy/Humorous       
25. The  'Eclectic' Variety Collection   
26. Big Photo Panoramas: Mining   
27. Big Panoramas: Racing/Tracks   
28. Baseball News Photos.   
29. Old Master Paintings Vol.2.   
30. Old Master Paintings Vol.3.   
31. Big Panoramas: Fire Depts.   
32. Big Panoramas Amer. Indians   
33. Vintage Children's Illusts Vol 2   

34. Wales Photochroms 2xDVDs.   
35.  Scotland Photochroms 2xDVD   
 
36. Rare Houdini Photos & Prints   
 
37. Vintage SciFi Comic Covers   
38. Risqué Postcards Vol. 2.   
 
39. Children's Illusts. Vol. 3.   
 40. Large Engravings (2xDVD).   
 41. High Res. Mini Panoramas.   
42. Ireland Colour Photochroms.   
 43. Big Panoramas: Beauty Parades   
 
44. Vintage USA Street Scenes.   
45. Dante's Divine Comedy Engrv.   
46.
Black Collectible Covers Vol 2   
47. Seaside Scenes Vol 2 'Europe'   
48. Street Scenes 'Europe'   
49. Detective Fiction Cover Illusts   
50. Western Fiction Comic Covers   
51. Victorian Trade Cards   
52. Vintage 'Fairies' Prints   
53.  Antique Seed Catalogue Covers   
54.
Vintage Transport Images Vol 2  

55. Old Masters Paintings Vol 4   
56.  Silver Screen Movie Collection   
57.  Full Size Risque/Nude Studies.   
58. John Cary High Res Map Sets   
59. 'Eastern Persuasion' Propaganda   
60. Art Nouveau 'Jugend' Art Mag.   
61. High Res Bird Illusts (Vol.1)   
62. High Res Antique Floral Prints   
 
63. High Res Horror Comic Covers   
64. High Resolution Fish Prints   
65. High Res Hummingbirds   
 
66. High Resolution Architectural   
  
67. Rare Antique Animal Prints.   
68. Standard Size Engravings.   
69. Antique Orchid Prints   
70. Old Master Paintings Volume 5   
 71. Antique Advertising.
 
72. Flore D'Amerique Prints
73. Scotland Engravings
74. Antique Insect Prints

75. Antique Fruit Prints
76-87. Super Saver Sets!

PLUS the Big 9xDVD Series of
c1900
England Photochroms.

 



 

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