Wide Format Scanning Bureau | Oxford UK

motion & cine film | audio | video | optical |  photographic film | books | documents  

A3, A2, A1, A0, wide images digitised to National Industry Standards. Our services support clients within the engineering, architectural, planning and manufacturing sectors, to include heritage and corporate clients, digitising wide format document types.    

Wide Format and Large Scanning Solutions in Oxford UK

Large Format Scanning  of Documents and Other Media upto A0

Our services are able to detect and digitise the most faint marks, capturing all detail to The National Archives Standards in digital outputs TIFF, JPEG, PDF upto 1200dpi in full colour managed outputs.

What is large format scanning?  Any document that is A3, A2, A1, and A0 in size which requires digitisation. What type of documents can be scanned? Large maps, engineering plans, documents, transparencies and drawings. Can you digitise heritage large format documents?   Our services support heritage clients with  vellum, parchment, linen, rare materials and other media.  What output resolution and bits can you digitise to?  From 200dpi upto 1200dpi in full colour managed 24-bit, greyscale and 8-bit black and white outputs in either PDF, PDF/OCR, PDF/A, TIFF, JPEG formats. Can you offer OCR (optical character resolution)?   All documents can be OCR'd if the text is legible. This ensures the documents are  easily accessible to ensure efficient retrieval of information.

  • Manuscripts | Parchment | Linen
  • Maps | Manuscripts | Shipping Plans  
  • Newspaper Scanning
  • Architectural Drawings 
  • Blueprints
  • Artwork | Posters
  • Large Photographs  
  • Construction Drawings
  • Utility Plans | CAD Designs

Our skilled technicians will ensure indexing of descriptive information and dates from the originals or from the surface of drawings, maps, and blueprints.

Documents in Storage for Scanning Oxford UK

Document imaging scans of large format documents can be digitised at any output format our clients require. From 200dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi, 600dpi and 1200dpi in either B&W, Greyscale or Full Colour Managed 24/48-bit.

QUALITY ASSURANCE    Following the National Archive Standards, preparation include the removal of all staples and fasteners, embossing of raised seals, repair of torn or deteriorated edges, examination of back sides for additional information, identification of delicate and older documents, identification of color or grayscale needs. 

OCR (Optical Character Recognition)   We support clients with fully searchable PDF files offering full document text search and indexing.  

Scanning Equipment 

We have an impressive range of digitisation equipment to support all document projects and archives

Engineer Plan Scanning Services in Oxfordshire UK


  • A2+
  • Architectural
  • Construction
  • Engineer 

Large Map Scanning in Oxfordshire UK


  • Maps/Newspapers
  • Papers/Deeds
  • Parchment
  • Manuscripts

Photograph Album Scanning Services in Oxfordshire UK


  • Watercolours 
  • Canvas
  • Oil/Pastels
  • Materials

Document Scanning in Oxfordshire UK


  • A2 Scanning
  • A1 Scanning
  • Transparencies
  • Books

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com