Book Scanning Services
We have invested in the latest book scanning, digitisation and conversion technology. Using combination of high end book scanners coupled with one of the most advanced OCR and e-Book conversion applications, we deliver highest quality and accuracy in the most cost effective way possible.
The books are carefully scanned and the images captured either in colour, black and white or greyscale as necessary. Once scanned, the images are then processed and converted to the required image formats, such as PDF, Text Searchable PDF, ASCII Text, MS Word, XML, HTML and even to MS Excel for directories. They are then supplied on a required storage medium such as CD, USB or FTP download.
Typically, our book scanning service is used by the following users and reasons:
Scan their books for easier access and let their work be easily read around the world (Ideal book scanning formats are PDF Searchable, Mobi and ePub).
Convert new editions and back lists and re-publish books to sell them online or print (All e-Book format as well as high resolution TIFF / PDF file in print ready format).
Scan large book collections to a secure but accessible format for others to view on their website (Ideal scanning format is PDF Searchable for Web View).
Create a safe and secure digital archive to preserve their rare and historical books (Typical archiving formats include TIFF and PDF/A).
Scan books to PDF, Kindle or MS Word for their personal use.
Whether you have a regular or antiquarian book, newspapers or the latest full colour glossy magazine, at Pearl Scan we take extreme care in handling your material during the scanning and digital conversion process.
Book Scanning By An Experienced Team
We have a specialist book scanning team who is experienced and dedicated to digitising your valuable collection of books to any required digital format. We offer two key digitisation methods;
Destructive Scanning: This involves by carefully removing the binding of the book and using a professional guillotine machine, slicing the glued/sown area by around 5mm. Freeing up the pages from any binding and feeding these through high resolution book scanners.
Non-Destructive Scanning: Also known as In-tact digitisation of books involve careful handling and where necessary using powder-free gloves to handle the books.
Once digital images have been produced, these can then be further processed to remove any black boarders, deskew, enhance and optimise as much as possible. OCR processing and conversion to PDF Searchable or editable Microsoft Word document format can also be applied to scanned images. Find out more about Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Processing.
Our book scanning and conversion team typically scans and converts the following types of books and material;
- Rare and fragile
- Large format
- Bound volume
- Comic books
Benefits of Book Scanning and Digitisation
There are many benefits of having your valuable books scanned, here are few which may apply to your needs;
- Book Scanning for archiving and preservation project.
- Ensuring a digital copy of the publication is available.
- Easier access to your books library.
- Ability to search through high volume of pages in seconds.
- Digitise to share or sell online.
- Reduce the weight of carrying books (For many international students and consultants).
- Digitisation for republication.
- Scanning to edit the text to re-print or digital publishing.
Rare Book Scanning Service
The greatest of care is taken when it comes to the scanning, digitisation and digital preservation of older, more delicate and hard to find books. These books can also be scanned to PDF as well as editable formats such as MS Word.
We treat all books we scan with the greatest of respect, but do understand that there will always be a few cases that need special attention. We use only our most experienced book scanning operators to complete this type of work and ensure they always wear powered free gloves in order to protect the pages and print of your books, which is all part of our rare book scanning service.
Whether you have one or many books of any type or size, we have the facility and expertise to scan your books to your required digital format. Contact us by completing our Free Quotation Form, email or by telephone.