FSB Scanning Bureau
The FSB Scanning Bureau specialises in the digitisation of historical documents, artefacts and photographs.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, photographs of all ages and sizes, glass plate negatives and museum objects.
We can deliver images as very high quality tiff files, or in many formats, including jpg, bmp, psd, gif, pict or as pdf files. We can deliver hardcopy prints up to A0 in size and thumbnail images on request.
Purchasing a digital image
The FSB can quote for digitising any sort of document or photograph. For quotes please contact [email protected] or 01223 507 200.
Please provide as much information as you can, including:
- your name and contact details
- the reference number of the document you wish to have copied
- how you would like your image delivered eg email attachment, hardcopy print etc
The price will always be confirmed before proceeding with an order.
If the FSB doesn't already have a digital scan of your item then we will need to create one. The following prices are for creating high quality colour digital JPG 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.
FSB scanning services prices
|FSB scanning services||Price per digital image (incl VAT)|
|Photographs / Documents||1 item||5 to 10 items|
|10 to 20 items|
|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 discuss with technician|
|Special formats||1 item||5 to 10 items|
|10 to 20 items|
|35mm negatives / slides / transparency at 1800dpi||£7.50||£6.75||£6.38|
|C19th lantern slide at 1000dpi||£7.50||£6.75||£6.38|
|Bulk scanning / large projects / volumes|
|Please discuss with technician|
|Re-touching a digital image|
|£40 per hour|
|Digital items on CALM|
(supplied on CD / email)
|1 item||5 to 10 items|
|10 to 20 items|
|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|
Search for digital items on CALM
The FSB can also supply images on DVD or transfer your images to your own portable USD hard drive or USB memory stick.
The FSB aims to complete orders within a 3 week period, but during busy times orders may take longer. Large orders in particular may take additional time. The FSB reserves the right to impose a 25% surcharge on orders which the customer requests to have delivered sooner.
|A4 print||£6 + postage and packing|
|A3 print||£9 + postage and packing|
|Larger than A3||Quote requested from local printers|
|Postage and packaging||Price|
|UK and EU||£3.50|
|Rest of the world||£10|
Retouching your images
Many old photographs and negatives are damaged, faded, creased, broken or covered in dust and dirt. Digitally removing these marks from a scanned image is a challenging and demanding professional task. The amount of time it takes varies tremendously, depending on the size and condition of the original. There is a charge of £40 per hour for retouching a digital image. See example below.