Ship Plans | Archive & Library | Heritage & Education Digitisation in Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

Maps And Plans Digitisation Made Easy | A0+  Contactless 24-Bit Scanning

 Fragile Drawings | Parchment Deeds | Linen and Cotton Shipping Plans Records | Rare Maps and Plans | Manuscripts | Newspapers Architectural Blue Prints | Large Photographs | Old Posters Book Pages | Ordnance Maps | Historical Archives 

Please do get in touch to find out more about our services or 01865 457000.

Our premises are housed with impressive oversized scanners which our centre regularly digitise historic maps to archival standards. Given the important contexual information, to include most often condition issues relating to fragility and deterioration, it was important to invest in a contactless overhead photographic set up. 

We purchased the 36" WideTek scanner which is ideal for digitising a very high quality standard but without any fear of damaging the originals. Optical Character Recognition for Maps and Plans Optical Character Recognition for Maps and Plans Using industry standard large format scanners, our professional team can digitised your oversized documents into high quality digital files, perfect for online storage and retrieval. Supporting engineering and architect drawings, maps, ship plans, oversized artwork, photographs and posters. All document types and sizes digitised up to A0+ sizes PDF indexed and OCR processed Digital file formats TIFF, JPEG and PDF.

Ship Plans, Drawings, Parchments, Linen Plans, Cotton Maps, Manuscripts etc Heritage and delicate wide format documents and media require careful delicate digitisation, which should never be subjected to the feed-through scanners because of the fragile nature. 

Our professional technicians use specialised flatbed scanning technology, careful handling and ensure a 'once only scan' to preserve the original material. Each scan will capture detail in high resolution to The National Archive Specifications. Our services are able to detect and digitise the most faint marks, capturing all detail to TIFF, JPEG, PDF upto 600dpi in full colour managed outputs.

All artwork can be prepared as Native TIFF, JPEG TIFF, HQJPEG or PDF files.  Each artwork is Adobe archival toned and sharpened if needed.The final output is then transferred across via           

Large Format Scanning | Flatbed TIFF 600-1200dpi

✓ Fragile Parchment/Linen/Cotton  ✓ Manuscripts  ✓ Old Maps  ✓ Shipping Plans ✓ Artwork  ✓ Oversized Photographs  ✓ Watercolours ✓ Fine Line Drawings ✓ Charcoal & Pastels ✓ Collages & Assemblage ✓ Maps and Posters ✓ Fabrics

SIZE FLATBED SCANNING 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 100+
A0 1189 x 841mm - ( 46.8x 33.1 inches ) 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 15.00
A1 841 x 594mm - ( 33.1 x 23.4 inches ) 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 10.00
Upto A2 594 x 420mm - ( 23.4 x 16.5 inches ) 20.00 15.00 10.00 8.00 8.00
There maybe an additional artwork support charge if the media is complex, fragile or quite damaged.
This is to cover our costs in preparation before scanning.
All prices exclude VAT @ 20%


Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm.
29 Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ. Parking is available at the front of the building or rear car park.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email