Personal Document Collections Scanned to TIFF, JPEG or PDF |  Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

Personal Document Collections Scanning and Digitisation Services

Scanning and Caring for Private and Family Collections

motion film transfer | audio transfer | video transfer | optical transfer |  photographic film transfer  | book transfer  | document transfer 

What is a Digital Archive? A digital archive is similar in purpose to a physical archive, but the historical documents and objects that provide evidence of the past have been digitised and made available online.  The best protection for your private collections is to have your archives digitised into easy to access digital formats.

Creating a Digital Archive of Your Belongings.  Many clients have collections which are personally significant materials. These may include diaries and letters handed down through generations or photographs of significant life events or even a set of old tickets stubs. These paper-based collections deteriorate over time, but making small changes in storage and handling can have a huge impact on the lifespan of the materials.

What formats are best for archiving files?    Technology has become more secure with National Archive Standards ensuring archivists digitise  correctly to ensure online media is universally accessible. For images, we digitise using TIFF format. This is the highest quality output.   For documents, we offer PDF format which can be opened regardless of software or operating system. For video files, we suggest archival AVI or Pro-res, or for more accessible files MPEG4.  And for sound files, WAV or FLAC are the best-quality formats, and usable on all of the current platforms on the Mac and in Windows.


 You are welcome to bring your order in to our friendly office during our office hours or  post to our office address below.   

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-3pm.  Turnaround times are between 7 -15 working days, unless otherwise advised. Urgent orders are always supported but might incur an additional 50% charge.

Due to the nature of our business, if we require additional time to complete orders, we will advise on our initial estimate

Oxford Duplication Centre
29 Banbury Road, Kidlington Oxford OX5 1AQ
01865 457000

Scanning Your Personal Collections - Digital Preservation

Output formats to TIFF, JPEG or PDF in either 300-600 dpi
for paper based documents, photographs and media.
SIZE FORMAT DPI 1+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+ 250+ 500+ 1000+
Upto A3 TIFF/JPEG/PDF 600 4.00 2.00 1.00 0.95 0.85 0.75 0.65 0.55
Upto A2 TIFF/JPEG/PDF 600 6.00 3.00 1.50 1.25 1.05 0.95 0.85 0.75
Upto A1 TIFF/JPEG/PDF 600 8.00 4.00 2.00 1.50 1.25 1.05 0.95 0.85
All documents are scanned to the required output format suitable to the media.
Each image is cropped and Adobe Archive Enhanced in our digital suite
to produce high quality digital images.


Aperture Card Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Aperture Cards, Microfilm & Microfishe

Using specialist film scanning equipment we can capture images from roll or fiche film and convert them into digital formats of your choice. These are then easily accessible and managed ready for uploading or management.

Glass Plate Negative Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Glass Plate Negative Scanning

We are specialists the conversion of glass plate negatives. These stunning slides are fragile and require gentle handling and cleaning. Our equipment is perfect for this conversion ready for you to access the digital files.

Photograph Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Photograph Scanning

Our scanning services are fully supportive of converting photographs upto oversize A3 and beyond. Working with private clients, artists and archive centres we convert into your chosen digital files ready for easy access.

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Slides & Negative Scanning

From family slide scanning to archive scanning, our company can support all your transfer requirements. From 1 units upwards. Restoration services are offered which can really enhance the overall finish of the images.

Document Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Document & Diary Scanning

Our company can provide superb options for document scanning upto oversize A3. Working with many companies in and around Oxfordshire we provide solutions for archiving all your paperwork into digital media.

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Artwork Scanning

Working with many artists and companies we can convert your artwork into digital formats ready for online presence. Capturing all the details our scanners are superb at support you with your digital media requirements.

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Transparencies & X-Ray Scanning

We can support you with all your oversized scanning requirements from large transparencies and X-Rays and much more.

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