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Scanning Negatives, Slides and Film

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Scan to JPG (Home Premium Service)

This is the service that most (almost 90%) of our customers request and it is great for the home and family photos digitisation, preservation, prints and digital archive. All images are scanned in Jpg format.

Note: If you are a professional organisation and needs high resolution and larger output image sizes which may be required for high quality enlarged prints, billboard, wallpaper print, large digital display, please specify your negative scanning requirements and we will provide a bespoke scanning & digitisation quotation.

Image Enhancement Features included:

DIGITAL ICE - Removes Surface Defects (Fine setting)
DIGITAL SHO - Optimizes Contrast and Exposure
DIGITAL ROC - Restores and Corrects Colour

Technical Information:

Average File Size (colour): around 3-5Mb
Grain Noise Reduction: full Digital GEM
Cropping: automatic Full Film Image
Rotation: as per film
Colour Correction: full Digital ROC
Contrast and Exposure: full Digital SHO Technology
Inspection and touch up: full inspection

Single Cut 35mm Negatives = £1.25 per image


• We can scan Negatives, Positives and Monochrome 35mm negatives (single, strip, APS film roll) and please note that we do not scan parts of film strips, each strip must be scanned in full.
• Some negatives have white card or paper labels attached to one side of the negative strip, these must be removed or we can remove it for an additional surcharge fee.
• Please remove any stickers or labels attached to the negatives - we may apply additional charges to remove these for you.
• Films should be presented to us in sleeves or loose.
• Scanned images and folders are automatically numbered.

Special Image Indexing / Catalouging - If you would like for digital images or folders to be renamed (indexed) we recommend that you carry out this yourself once you received your scanned photographs (images) as you will know the image identification, title, description, event, date etc. better, so you can correctly name them. If required we can do this for you but due to the additional time it takes there will be a surcharge per image and it must be pre-arranged/quoted prior to any orders.
Specific Scanning Requirements- If you have any specific scanning requirements for your images, please ask for sample and request any changes. So we know exactly how you want your scans and you know exactly what you will be receiving, as making changes to scans after an order has been processed is not possible and will incur full re-scan charge.

DX code - Many films DX code can not be read accurately for many factors, for example; an incorrect strip cutting, dirty film, incompatible film format. We will use the DX code image ID where possible but when not available or can be captured accurately, images will be numbered (indexed) automatically as scanned.

Dirty Film - We avoid touching your film or negative, we use air blowers to remove surface dust but if the slides are dirty or sticky we can not clean this and it may be visible on the scans.
We use high end scanners and digital ICE image processing software to reduce the amount of dust and scratch marks on the digital image but we can not 100% guarantee that all marks will be removed, basically the quality of your digital scanned images relies on the quality of your original negatives and film.

Please remember that film is static and attracts dust. Monochrome images tend to be slightly worse for this effect due to the digital ICE negatives film scanning software not being available for monochrome images. Most of colour images come out without any noticeable marks, monochrome usually come out good too.

Photoshop Studio - Further digital image processing and enhancement (if required) can be attempted to remove and enhance your digital scans, in our Photoshop studio which is charged at £45.00 per hour (minimum 1 hour surcharge is applied).

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Document Scanning by Pearl Scan

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For more information feel free to give us a call: 
Nationwide: 0845 22 55 923         London: 0207 183 1885
Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900

Document Scanning Services

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Document Scanning is proving itself to be one of the most effective ways for a business to modernise and is a bi-product of the ability to be more efficient and save space and money. 

Unlike regular document scanning, when documents are scanned for organisations in bulk they are scanned in their hundreds every minutes utilising the latest technology. All documents are scanned, checked and processed into high quality recognisable formats such as PDF and TIFF. Read more about how Pearl Scan can help you with your document scanning needs.

Additional benefits of document scanning

On top of this, when documents are scanned they can also be indexed by particular criterias such as name, reference number, client ID and much more. They can also be converted to fully searchable documents through the use of OCR (optical character recognition) which recognises the characters on the page and adds an invisible layer containing the text so that it is findable and selectable.

About our document scanning service

Throughout the ten years we have been in business we have learnt and offered solutions to companies and organisations of all sizes. We take this into account with every single quote we send out, every company we consult and every job that we successfully complete. We have worked with the likes of Sky, BBC, NHS (Trusts, Practices and Hospitals), Environment Agency amongst many other recogniseable names.

If you're interested in Pearl Scan's scanning service, please give us a call on 0161 832 7991 so we can set you up with a quote, or please feel free to fill out our online quote request form.

What are the Features of Document Scanning and Digitizing?

Our documents scanning and digitizing service goes through two methods: scanning/conversion and indexing. Document scanning/conversion steps:

1. Document Preparation: Remove staples, bindings etc.
2. Document Scanning: Convert hardcopy to digital image.
3. Image Enhancement: De-skew, increase digital quality, image clean up etc.
4. Image Formats: TIFF compressed, PDF (200 dpi to 600 dpi).

At Pearl Scan Solutions we carefully analyse your goals and needs, conduct tests, and explore alternatives before designing and implementing the conversion process. We will also work with you to develop the right search solution for you.
We are a Document Scanning Bureau based in London and Manchester with more than 10 years' of experience in the UK, our scanning process goes through a strict supervision and we use the latest in image processing technology to guaranty the best results.

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Document Scanning by Pearl Scan

The Scan-do Peopletm

For more information feel free to give us a call: 
Nationwide: 0845 22 55 923         London: 0207 183 1885
Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900


New Website Launch

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New Pearl Scan website Launch!

We are very excited to have finally launched our new website design after 6 months in development! Some of our goals for the development of the new website were to make it simpler, faster and more user friendly. Most of all, we wanted to help our clients find the information they need in a faster way.

As you probably notice things have been moved around a little bit and the information is looking pretty spiffy. If you take a look around the site; you will get a pretty good idea of the sections and information modules that we have developed: Scanning Services, Document Management, Data Capture, Industry Solutions, Blog, About Us and the very important Contact Us Section.

webpageThe upgrade process went through many stages and reviews. Preview to start the design we analyse all our existing data to organize all the services and section that were more relevant to our visitors.

The design process came next, keeping a unify image is really important for our brand and we were looking for a CMS that give us the flexibility and security to deliver our content. Part of the process also included the upgrade of our dedicated server for better speed and safety features. Part of the upgrade task was to review all the exiting pages and content; and upgrade that information and images to deliver fresh new information to our users.

We are really excited about the new design and we hope that you find it helpful, fast and simple. As always, if you have any questions or have any enquiries about our scanning services feel free to contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill our contact form.

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Document Scanning by Pearl Scan

The Scan-do Peopletm

For more information feel free to give us a call: 
Nationwide: 0845 22 55 923         London: 0207 183 1885
Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900

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Why choose us

  • Experience >

    We have over a decade of experience providing scanning services for some of the most reputable companies in the UK including blue chip companies and organisations as well as small businesses and private individuals. Some of our past clients have included NHS, local government, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, Aviva, BBC, Sky, Metropolitan Police, Environment Agency and many more.
  • Scalability >

    We have the infrastructure to support small-to-large, quick-to-long term scanning projects and with a capacity to scan 10 million images per month. This scalability provides a great deal of flexibility with the services we offer meaning we can tailor all of our services to suit the needs of each client and we will always try our best to accommodate any request.
  • Audited >

    We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.
  • Accreditations >

    We hold a number of ISO accreditations including ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 27001 (Information Management System) and EMS 14001 (Environment Management System) and Data Protection 1998. We are also a member of the Information and Records Management Society as well as being supporters of Investors in People and a member of The Skills Pledge.
  • Innovation >

    Our scanning bureau is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dedicated scanning hardware catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service for your scanning and digital conversion cycle. We upgrade our scanners to keep in line with the latest scanning technology and ensure we are providing the best possible scanning service at all times.
  • Security >

    We operate from a custom built scanning bureau focussed on security, safety, confidentiality and scalability. The main building is monitored by Red Care security systems and has 24 hours internal and external CCTV. We are more than happy for you to come and visit our premises so we can show you how safe your documents are with us.
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