Book Scanning Services Upto A1 - Destructive & Non-Destructive 

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Our professional award winning book scanning services support heritage, businesses and individuals to digitise book collections for preservation, online use or reprinting.  Using high-quality Book-Eye book scanners which convert upto A1 in size, with archival scan technology for handling any project book volume size, will can ensure that books remain safe during the digitisation process.

  • Non-destructive and destructive scanning methods
  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert scanned documents
  • Text Searchable PDF format, to easily search for specific words or phrases
  • Digital formats include searchable TIFF, JPEG, PDF, MS Word options
  • Specialist archival scanning for old, fragile and heritage books
Document Scanning Solutions in Oxford UK

Non-Destructive Book Scanning Solutions to Archival TIFF/RAW and Online Outputs

Our experienced technicians ensure a 'once only digital scan'. When the digital images are prepared, you are able to take the books away and store securely.  Our non-destructive book scanning service is ideal for rare, precious, and valuable books upto A1 in size . Using state-of-the-art Book-Eye overhead scanners with archival book-cradles, books are digitised  intact without the worry of bindings becoming untact or damaged. With specialist software books are scanned 24-bit or 16-bit . Digital output include Archival TIFF/RAW, JPEG, PDF (PDFA) and PDF OCR (searchable content), multipage PDFs, WORD or eBooks. Delivery can be via hard drive, electronic download or secure FTP.

Document Scanning Solutions in Oxford UK

Destructive Book Scanning Solutions to Word and PDF Online Outputs

Our services offer affordable destructive book scanning, which is perfect if you have multiple copies or able to provide a copy for the scanning process for books upto A3 in size. Sheet-fed fast batch scanning is the most efficient and cost-effective way to convert your books into digital formats. 

 Our technicians will carefully remove the binding of the book and pages released by guilloting. The individual pages are scanned using an automated sheet-fed scanner. With specialist software books are scanned 24-bit or 16-bit.

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Document Scanning Solutions in Oxford UK

Once books are digitised, we can offer options for digital preservation:

  • Searching large digital archives
  • Accessing specific items of interest online
  • Preservation of damage-prone items
  • Maintaining a record of history

Bound Volumes | Newspapers | Registrars and Ledgers | Laboratory Books | Diary and Magazines | Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks | Photographs | Parchment and Manuscripts | Personnel Records and Reports | Published Books | Index Cards | Bulk Loose Documents | Oversized Maps | Engineering Plans | Artwork | Archive Collections 

Digital output include Archival TIFF/RAW, JPEG, PDF (PDFA) and PDF OCR (searchable content), multipage PDFs, WORD or eBooks. Delivery can be via hard drive, electronic download or secure FTP.

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Book Digitisation Case Studies

Our services work with clients within the UK, digitising destructive or non-destructive book volumes upto A1 in size.  From 1 book to thousands of archive collections, our highly skilled technicians prepare high quality digital images using a 'White Glove' approach for scanning old, fragile and heritage books from newspapers, diaries, magazines, journals, burial registers, personal records and many specialist books that require careful handling. 

Please find below a few case studies from recent projects we have undertaken. If you would like to see further examples of our work, please do contact us on 01865 457000 or email

Oxfordshire Record Society - Digitisation of Book Archives

Oxfordshire Record Society - Digitisation of Book Archives

The Oxfordshire Record Society was founded in 1919.  In 2019, it celebrated 100 years of publishing primary sources for the history of the county of Oxfordshire, and raising awareness and understanding of this vital evidence of the historic county.  We support the society with book scanning digitisation for their online publications.

British, American and Other Naval Motor Boats at War, 1914-1920

Book Scanning

British, American and Other Naval Motor Boats at War, 1914-1920.

Working closely with ‘Steve Dunn,  an accomplished author, with a strong record of revealing aspects of First World War naval history that have been overlooked in popular histories’. (Military History Monthly July 2018) we have been digitising books for online publication and sale. 

Steve Dunn 

NHS Laboratory Book Scanning Oxford UK

Laboratory Book Scanning

Our services support the ongoing laboratory book scanning of NDCLS's pathology digitisation into evidence proofed PDF files, for the preservation and online use of important human disorders.  It is very important that careful book scanning is prepared, to digitise all important details, pull-outs, flip pages and stapled attachments.  These are  carefully prepared by trained staff to digitise these books.  

Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences 

Gunpowder and Glory

Gunpowder & Glory

Working with our client, digitising a fascinating complex large archive of newspaper cuttings and oversize book scanning, to support a thrilling biography of the brilliant British inventor and daredevil war here, whose efforts saved countless lives during WW1.  

Casemate Publishers

Fritillary Journal Publications Oxford UK

Fritillary Journal Publications

The first-ever volume of Fritillary, this represented a new venture for the Society and the Trust. It is still in demand and it has been reprinted so that hard copies are still available. Recently, however, we have had editions scanned and with the use of Optical Character recognition to a high level, we are now able to make a pdf of it available.

The Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire

Digitising Document and Books

Digitising Documents

Working with clients all over the UK, we digitise corporate, consumer and heritage document, book and map archives into suitable digital files for online use. 

Our Bookeye A1 Book Scanner offers high resolution planetary scanning for fragile delicate books and rare maps, parchment or materials  up to DIN A1+.   

Photographic Film Digitisation Services in Oxford UK

Digitising Photo Film

Our archive department is equipped with the leading photographic film and photograph machinery, ensuring consistent and high quality digitistion of all film type formats from 110mm to glass plate negatives.

Adhering to The National Archives Specifications, our  services are both leading and award winning, ensuring complete confidence. 

Broadcast Audio-Video Tape Digitisation in Oxford UK

Digitising Audio-Video 

Working with the leading AWS and Blackmagic conversion processors, our services incorporate every audio, video, vinyl and reel format in both open spool and closed tape formats. 

Digital file formats can support clients with Pro-ResHQ, 10-bit AVI,  MPEG4, AIFF, WAV, MP3, with most other options available upon request.       

Cherwell Business Awards Winner 2022

Cherwell Business Awards

September 2022 we won The Cherwell Micro Business Awards category.  Then in September 2023, we were thrilled to be one of the top 3 finalists for the Small Business Awards.

     Entries are extremely high so we were thrilled to be recognised as worthy of both these awards. 

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