We create digital preservation copies of your collections so that were anything to happen to the physical copies, the information would not be lost. Furthermore, digital copies protects the original physical copies from excessive handling.
Using award winning Contex Quattro wide format Colour CIS Scanners. At the full width of 36“ and upto 1200 dpi resolution, our scanner offers Colour, Black and White & Grayscale. We have the facility to reduce the binary speeds to scan fragile, valuable documents. Outputs TIFF, JPEG, PDF.
HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU WITH YOUR HISTORICAL PROJECTS
Maps printed on sturdy paper, such as Ordnance Survey maps from the 1840s through the 1960s, are scanned using our WideTek sheet-fed scanner. Maps must be in good condition, with no tears or other conservation concerns. This is because pressure is applied to both sides of the map as internal rollers guide and gently press the map through the scanner. This allows the map to be captured as flat as possible, which is necessary in order for the software to accurately ‘stitch’ the image sections together to create one complete high resolution image.
Bound volumes are usually captured on our V-shaped scanners. Our scanners can capture books of different spine thicknesses, which is essential for capturing fold-outs. In addition, the glass plate applies an even pressure across the item, which is safer for such materials than the roller system in the sheet-fed scanner.
FUTURE PROOFING YOUR FUTURE ARCHIVES
Formats for storing the digitised masters of historical documents and maps: Uncompressed TIFF JPEG2000 part 1 (lossless and lossy), JPEG, PNG, TIFF. For text documents like newspapers or books, we use formats to include PDF-A.
Our digitisation services provide professional scanning and imaging solutions for all film and document media that need to be converted into modern formats, ready for online presence. Our clients include world history archival companies, car retailers, museums and heritage collectors held by corporate and private clients.