So I finally made a selection and after some advice on the forum I had a play in Photoshop to try to get the blacks to be reasonably equal and obviously black! I also tried to correct the shading to one side of the scanner images and I’m hoping that they will be ok when they are printed. They seemed to print ok on my Xerox with standard copy paper.
Next step was to place my order but alas Loxley Colour appears to have gremlins so I can’t load my images, I could use DS Colour labs but I know that they come up a little darker , as I have already tried to balance my blacks I don’t really want any surprises and I prefer to have a choice of border size.
I will wait till the morning to see if it is fixed otherwise I will have to go with DS and hope for the best!