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We are leading
providers of scanning services in London. We specialise in the scanning and digitisation of documents, books and microfilm. Our dedicated scanning team have over a decade’s worth of
experience working with writers, publishers, editorials, newspapers, universities, libraries and individuals clients to bring their paper based books into the digital era.
Here are some reasons why you should scan your books:
Why choose us:
For more than ten years we have successfully completed both small
and large scale book scanning projects for publishers, writers, archivists, collectors, students and private individuals in London and the South East as well as clients across the rest of the
Our scanning bureau operates under 24 hour security and has been custom built around security, safety, confidentiality and scalability. To back up our claims, we hold ISO accreditations for security and quality so your books will be in safe hands with us.
As well as excellent security, our scanning bureau is equipped with the latest scanning technology to capture books of all shapes and sizes in high quality with a quick turnaround. Our audits and quality checks help us to ensure we provide the best possible service to each and every one of our clients and our friendly and experienced scanning professionals can work with you to find the perfect solution to scan your books exactly how you want.
Bound scanning is often the method chosen for rare, delicate or valuable books meaning they remain intact throughout the scanning process. We scan using one of our upright
overhead scanners using technology specially designed for bound books up to size A2.
1. Extreme care
2. Reduced lighting
3. Undamaged books
Depending on which book scanning method you have chosen, we will prepare your books accordingly. For unbound book scanning, we will slice the spines of your books and remove all staples to ensure a smooth scanning process. For bound scanning, the books will remain intact to be placed on our overhead book scanners.
We use the latest scanning technology to scan pages in high quality. For bound scanning, we use overhead book scanners which use less light and heat to protect rare and delicate books. For unbound scanning, we feed each individual page into our ultrasonic, double feed detection document scanners. We can scan books, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts and any other book you need scanning right up to size A2 (bound) and A0 (unbound) in black and white, greyscale or full colour. This also includes the front and back covers.
OCR PROCESSING (Optional)
OCR or Optical Character Recognition is the process of using our technology to recognise the scanned data and convert it into text readable data. This means you will then be able to search and edit your scanned data which helps with editing books and searching through archives for the specific information you need.
Once your books have been scanned and OCR processed, quality checks are carried out to ensure that all of the data has been captured accurately and that we are providing the best possible service for our clients in line with our ISO accreditations. Optical Character Recognition is only 99.9% accurate so these checks will help to make sure we have captured all of the information required.
We can then deliver your scanned and formatted books through a range of mediums such as on a CD, DVD or USB or through our cloud platform, Pearl Cloud and all data can be encrypted and password protected if required. We also offer image management software to help you to manage and organise large collections of books.