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We specialise in the digitisation of historical documents, artefacts and photographs.  We have proven experience in creating digital images to preservation standards of a wide range of archival and heritage assets, including archaeological finds, parchment maps, bound historical volumes, archival documents of all sorts, artwork, photographs of all ages and sizes, glass plate negatives and museum objects.

We can deliver images as high quality TIFF files, or as other formats including JPEG, PSD or PDF files.  Also, thumbnail images can be supplied on request.

In house, we can provide hard copy prints up to A3 size. For larger prints we can request a quote from a local printing company who will then send the print.

Image of our technican using iCam scanning equipment

Purchasing a digital image

We can quote for digitising any sort of document or photograph either from our collections or from your own items.  For quotes, please contact us

Please provide as much information as you can, including:

  • your name and contact details
  • the reference number, if one exists, of the document you wish to have copied
  • how you would like your image delivered eg email attachment, hard copy print etc.
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The price will always be confirmed with you before we proceed with an order.  Please note that we charge £48.00 including VAT for preparing detailed quotations for digitising multiple volumes or items.  This charge will be deducted from the total cost when the order is placed.

Price list

Please see below the prices for obtaining a copy of a scanned item from our online catalogue.

Digital images
(supplied on CD / email)

1 item

5 to 10 items
(-10%)

10 to 20 items
(-15%)

A4 – A2 size

£5

£4.50

£4.25

A1 – A0 size (eg. OS maps)

£10.50

£9.45

£8.93

Inclosure / tithe / estate maps

£25

£22.50

£21.25

If we don't already have a digital scan of your item in our online catalogue then we will need to create one.  The following prices are for creating high quality colour digital JPEG files at 300 dpi.  The prices relate to the size of the original document you are asking us to scan (not to the size of the copy).  All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Scanning servicesPrice per digital image (incl VAT)

Photographs / Documents

1 item

5 to 10 items
(-10%)

10 to 20 items
(-15%)

Up to A3 size (29.7 x 42cm)

£7.50

£6.75

£6.38

Up to A1 size (59.4 x 84.1cm)

£12.50

£11.25

£10.63

Up to A0 size (84.1 x 118.9cm)

£30

£27

£25.50

Larger items

Please contact us

Special formats

1 item

5 to 10 items
(-10%)

10 to 20 items
(-15%)

35mm negatives / slides / transparency at 1800dpi

£7.50

£6.75

£6.38

C19th lantern slide at 1000dpi

£7.50

£6.75

£6.38

Glass plates

£10

£9

£8.50

Bulk scanning / large projects / volumes

Please contact us

We can also supply images on DVD or transfer your images to your own portable USD hard drive or USB memory stick.

Delivery and Pricing

We aim to complete orders within a 3 week period, but during busy times orders may take longer. Large orders in particular may take additional time. We are able to deliver requests sooner if requested but we may need to add a 25% surcharge for such orders.

Item

Price

Postage and Packaging

Cost

A4 print

£6 + postage and packing 

UK and EU

£3.50

A3 print

£9 + postage and packing

Europe

£6.50

Larger than A3

Quote requested from local printers

Rest of the world

£10

CD

£2.50

Email

£2.50

Contact us

FSB Scanning Bureau

Call us
01223 507200
Email us
[email protected]
Visit us
SH1005, Shire Hall, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AP

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