Book scanning service UK - FAQ
Can I have the original back?
Let us know what you want when you get in touch with us. Whether you choose the destructive or non-destructive option, we can return your books to you. Alternatively, we can store them at our premises for a competitive monthly price, or we can dispose of them for you.
Which book formats does Proscan Document Imaging work with?
Proscan Document Imaging works with many types of publication including but not limited to:
- Bound volume & book scanning
- Catalogue scanning
- Historical book scanning
- Historical letters and diaries scanning
- Machinery manual scanning
- Manuscript scanning
- Medical journal scanning
- Newspaper and magazines scanning
- Notebook scanning
- Scanning of personal archives of books
- Publication scanning
- Research paper scanning
If you don’t see what you want on the list, please get in touch with us by calling 023 8063 0050 or filling in the form below.
Does the OCR get every word right?
OCR gets the vast majority of words it processes correct. Occasionally, mistakes may be made if a page within a book has smudges on it or there is something else which obscures the text on a page.
Other issues that you may find with OCR are connected with the layout of text on a page including large first letters at the opening of a chapter.
Book scanning service UK – do you do book scanning near me?
We offer book scanning services to companies, charities, and public sector organisations throughout the UK.
We offer a free in-house collection service to businesses based across Hampshire and beyond including Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Eastleigh, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Winchester.
For customers outside these areas, we use trusted couriers to collect your books and publications from you.
Book scanning service London
We offer a high-quality and reliable book scanning service to our London customers. A trusted courier will collect your books and publications from the address that you specify.
How long does it take to scan a book?
The time need to scan individual books and collections of books varies according to the number of pages which need to be scanned and the method of scanning. A good rule of thumb is between 10 and 12 working days, however we’ll give you an estimate when you make your booking with us.
We do accept urgent work and, most of the time, we will endeavour not to charge a premium for this, especially if we have the capacity within the business to turn it around within the timescale required.
Can I not just use a book scanning app and do it myself?
There are a number of book scanning apps available including:
* a MacBook scanning app and
* a book scanning app from Amazon
Despite the advanced hardware used in modern smartphones and devices, the apps themselves contain only rudimentary book scanning software.
In addition, it would be a time-consuming process were you just wanting to scan one book. If that book is large or you have many books you wish to digitise, you would almost certainly need to invest in a book scanning machine to do it quickly and accurately.