Scanning and Caring for Private and Family Collections
audio transfer | video transfer | motion film transfer | photographic film transfer | book transfer | document transfer
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.
The best protection for your private collections of books, diaries, papers, photographs, and prints is to have your archives digitised into easy to access digital formats.
|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.
|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.
Understanding what formats to have your archived scanned in can be confusing. Below is a list of common terms to support you. Our archive team are very supportive and can guide you to the most appropriate format suitable to your budget
- Bitonal: two-tone black and white scans, suitable for printed and handwritten text.
- Grayscale: a palette of up to 256 gray tones, best for black and white photographs. Grayscale may capture music and handwriting details better than bitonal scans.
- Color: a palette of 256 to thousands of color tones, used for photographs, maps, diagrams, illustrations and other documents.
- Resolution: finely spaced detail, a measure of a sharpness of an image.
Dots per inch (DPI) or pixels per inch (PPI): a measure of how many dots of color or shading are contained within one inch, which affects the image resolution. The more dots packed into an inch, the finer the image and the larger the file size. The terms DPI and PPI are often used interchangeably.
In general, scanned documents and photos (4”X6” and 5”X7”) at 300 dpi/ppi. To enlarge 4”X6” and 5”X7” photos to 8”x10” or greater, we scan at 600 dpi.
Established in 2007 we have been scanning and archiving leading companies files into all formats of digital media to external drives and cloud options. Contact us on 01865 457000 to discuss your project.
- Rare Photograph Scanning
- Old Maps and Charts
- Engineer Drawings
- Plus Size Scanning
- Large Document Scanning
- Paper Records
- Medium Format and Large Format Film
- X-Rays and Transparencies
- Local History Archiving
Our services are highly recommended in Oxfordshire, providing high quality precision photographic and document scanning solutions for all your digital media requirements. With our non destructive scanning solutions we can have your order scanned and returned. You will receive either TIFF, JPEG or PDF files dependant upon your media requirements. We offer resolutions from 150dpi upwards.
|PAGES AND IMAGE ESTIMATOR
This is an estimation. What causes variations are the number of file folders, fasteners such as
binding clips, paperclip, staples, etc, and unwanted materials in the files such as glossy brochures.
|TRANSFER OR BOX FILE||AVE 1000 PAGES|
|LEVER ARCH FILE||AVE 500 PAGES|
|FOOLSCAPE DOCUMENT FOLDER||AVE 150 PAGES|
|LOOSE PAPER||150-180 PAGES PER INCH|
|1800-2200 PAGES PER BOX|
|1800-2000 PAGES PER BOX|
|LATERAL FILING CABINET||5000-6000 PAGES PER BOX|
|4 DRAWER STANDARD FILING CABINET||2500 PAGES PER DRAWER|
|PHOTOGRAPHS||100-125 PER INCH|
|LINEAR FOOT||1800 PAGES PER LINEAR FOOT|