Heritage Scanning & Preservation Services
Pearl Scan’s heritage scanning and digitisation services involve post-scanning to uplift any faint or lost information. This expert service can be used to restore archived historical and antiquarian documents to their former prime condition.
The document scanning process
We provide a secure collection of your documents from anywhere in the UK within 24 hours or as convenient for you as well as we can supply storage boxes and assistance with removing and boxing up your files.
We scan and convert all types and sizes of documents to a digital format of your choice such as PDF, PDF Searchable, TIFF, JPEG, Microsoft Word and Excel.
We deliver your digital data on a secure storage medium of your choice such as CD, DVD, USB, secure FTP or fully managed Pearl Cloud document management system.
Preserve your old documents.
Over time, physical documents will deteriorate. This isn't just a pain at work: it can be upsetting to find photos or documents with sentimental value in a bad way. In this situation, you have two options: attempt to preserve the hard copy, or have your old documents scanned for safekeeping.
Our heritage & preservation scanning collection service covers the UK and Europe using our own unmarked fully tracked fleet of vehicles.
With the capacity to digitise around 10 million images per month, we can accommodate urgent and demanding heritage & preservation scanning requirements.
We can fulfil any heritage & preservation digitisation requirements – we provide services to any required volumes, complexity involved and to any location.
Our Heritage Digitisation Services
Family Photos Archiving
With more heritage sites than ever, there’s a growing need to preserve old family photos. Whether they’re in a photo print format or stored as negatives, we can help. Our heritage digitisation service provides scanning solutions for all types of job. From large collections to individual prints, we can scan it all. We know just how time-consuming the process can be to do yourself. That’s why we’re here to offer the best time- and cost-effective solution.
Cine Film Digitisation
We transfer Cine Film to digital formats all over the UK and Europe. Both individuals and businesses can benefit from preserving their cine film archives. Digitising improves accessibility and frees up storage space. We can digitise 8mm film up to 35mm film, and will return a DVD and MP4 version of the files at 1080p quality.
Since the days of VHS, film had modernised. As a result VHS players are hard to come by these days. You might have trouble playing your old wedding video or footage of your daughter’s first steps. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to see them! From preserving childhood memories to professional recordings, we can digitise various mediums. Bring us your VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Digital 8, BetaMax, Mini DV, Micro MV, Hi-8 and U-matic.
We can digitise audio recordings from a range of formats inclusive of cassette tapes, reel to reel tapes and shellac/vinyl records. Even if your original copy has been damaged we can still help. We do our best to capture as much information as possible using the original analogue version and apply special techniques to improve sound quality and remove noise. If you have a collection of analogue formats that require digitisation, we will help prevent recordings from becoming inaccessible.
Additional Optional Services
Glass Plate Negatives Scanning
Though glass plate negatives haven’t been used since the beginning of the 21st century, some heritage collection archives still use them for display purposes. We offer a glass plate scanning service for those that are seeking to fully digitise and enhance original images stored. The digitisation will also make the glass plate images available to be uploaded to websites and archives for convenient and quick access.
Online Image Selling
If you’ve completed a photo scanning or digital archive conservation project with Pearl Scan, we also offer online image sales too. We help to expose and sell your prints to the mass market by hosting your photos and related data via our image sales website. You’ll have full control of how your photos are marketed to suit your own requirements.
Digital Page Turning
This service is great for digital archives as it gives the illusion of turning pages like that of a hardcopy book. The user will be able to ‘turn’ pages with the click of a mouse when navigating digitised archives making them more enjoyable to view. The bespoke service allows you to tailor the style to suit the needs and feel of the project that you’re presenting.
Digital Document Management
We understand the importance of preserving heritage collection archives and with our software, you can do just that! Halogen can help you to store and retrieve documents safely with ease. Our unique software runs on a wide range of systems, while the customisable interface enables customers to tailor the system for users. With Halogen your heritage collection archives will be stored and kept safe from theft, loss and damage. Benefit from saving space, time and money today!