Photograph Scanning

 

Photograph Scanning

Loose Photo's to CD/DVD

There are 3 different prices for Photo' scanning depending on what quality you need them scanned at. Most people are happy with 300dpi (dots per inch) for viewing on a computer screen, but if you are planning to 'blow up' or enlarge the picture, then you may wish to scan at 600dpi or 1200 dpi.
We add 4 pence per photo for 600dpi (as the scanning time for us is doubled), and we add 8 pence per photo for 1200dpi (as the scanning time for us is quadrupled)

Compare here - click here for 300dpi, click here for 600dpi, click here for 1200dpi

Scanning at 300dpi: (price per job*)  
Up to 250 photos 10p per photo

* 'job' is defined as the total amount of photo's supplied at one time.

A 'batch' is a sub-division of a job and maybe a box or packet that you have separated for different naming

250+ photos   9p per photo
500+ photos   8p per photo
1000+ photos   7p per photo
2000+ photos   6p per photo

Add 4 pence per photo for higher resolution 600dpi scanning
Add 8 pence per photo for higher resolution 1200dpi scanning

If your photo's have writing on the back that you want to capture, we can scan both sides of the photo at no extra cost, but we do set this per batch and not singly.

Photo Albums to CD/DVD

We can remove and replace photos from your albums for you or if this may damage the pictures or the album we will scan the album on an A3 flatbed scanner and crop the resultant large scan into single pictures. Of course, this all takes a lot longer, and is therefore charged at a much higher rate.
If you have a lot of albums, you may find it far more expedient to remove them, and maybe mark up the backs of the photos for replacement yourselves, in which case we would only charge you the loose scans price above.

Scanning at 300dpi: (price per job*)  
Up to 250 photos 28p per photo

* 'job' is defined as the total amount of photo's supplied at one time.

A 'batch' is a sub-division of a job and maybe a box or packet that you have separated for different naming

250+ photos   26p per photo
500+ photos   24p per photo
750+ photos   22p per photo
1000+ photos   20p per photo

Add 8 pence per photo for higher resolution 600dpi scanning
Add 16 pence per photo for higher resolution 1200dpi scanning

New To Scanning?

Scanning basically involves copying hard copies of paper documents and “digitising” them into electronic files. We scan your documents as searchable PDF files. This is a worldwide standard which is free to use. It is unlikely that your PC doesn’t already have it installed, but if not you can download Adobe’s PDF reader for free by clicking here.

What do we mean by “searchable”?
Typed information (not handwritten) is converted into text that can be searched or copied by a process called OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
This information sits “under” the picture of the document that you see, and is one of the most important parts of document storage.
It means that you can search for specific word/s in a document and be taken to any pages with that/those words IMMEDIATELY.
If you are not sure where the document has been filed, you can easily search Windows.  This may take a few minutes and can be done while you get on with something else, but it certainly beats rifling through multiple filing cabinets for hours!

Our Pricing Model

The majority of our clients want simple archiving at the lowest price.

We take this as our baseline and then give you a "bolt on" price if you want anything additional to our basic scanning

Please click here to get a full explanation of pricing

Basic Scanning

We can scan your documents as either:

1 searchable PDF per lever-arch/box file or archive box, which is indexed with the name from the lever-arch/box file.

1 searchable PDF per page scanned, indexed with the name from the lever-arch/box file plus an incremental number.

Scanned in black & white at a resolution of 200 dpi. This is the industry stanfard for document scanning and is fully compliant with BIP0008 legal standard.

Documents must be flat, in good condition with no staples.
The pages should all be one size in each batch - either all
A4, A5 or A6 and all either single or double sided and be
between 80 and 120 gsm.

SharPoint Online Document Management

Our Microsoft MOS accredited developer can create a Cloud-based SharePoint Online DMS to suit your needs from simple Libraries to a workflow-centric Case management system to both create and store job items.

As we have worked on many document management systems in the past, we can advise you on the best ways to use this latest technology (SharePoint 2013/365 online).

All documents are securely stored 'in the cloud' by Microsoft. We will create your site to your specifications and from then on the running costs are paid directly to Microsoft on a per user basis.
As well as providing a world renowned document and record management system, SharePoint provides a superb collaboration site for your organisation and can also host your Intranet and Internet website at no extra cost.
Using SharePoint 2013 Online, your website can be updated and changed by your existing developers using their normal tools without them having to learn about Sharepoint.
We would also factor in a days training for your current IT gurus to be able to maintain and extend the site/s