Scanning

Please decide what you plan to do with the scans - e.g. print out, view on screen only - as this will help us determine the best resolution and file format for your requirements.

Scanning Individual Items

We can scan photos and other images up to A4 size for you to take away on CD, DVD, or USB flash drive (even floppy or ZIP disk) or sent to you via email. For photographs up to 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5") at resolutions up to 200dpi, the cost is £1 each (including 20% VAT) or the standard hourly design rate (£22 per hour + VAT) for 4 or more as this works out cheaper. For all other scanning at higher resolution or larger sizes, the standard hourly design rate will apply (subject to a minimum charge of £2.75 + VAT).

Document Scanning

Our copiers can also be used as scanners up to A3 size. As they have a document feeder, this means that entire documents can now be scanned in and saved in Acrobat PDF format. Fixed resolutions in 100dpi, 200dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi and 600dpi are available. Please bear in mind that the higher the resolution, the longer it takes and the bigger the file created. Colour files are significantly bigger than Black & White or Greyscale too. Use 100dpi if you only plan on viewing the document on screen. 200dpi is fax resolution and is the minimum suggested for printing out. 300dpi scanning gives better printed results but can produce files over twice the size of 200dpi scanning.

Type of scanning & resolution Cost (inclusive of 20% VAT)
Black & White or Greyscale - any resolution Minimum charge £1 inclusive of the first 10 pages; additional pages 3p each.
Colour or Autodetect (for mixture) - up to 300dpi Minimum charge £1 inclusive of the first 5 pages; additional pages 5p each.
Colour or Autodetect (for mixture) - 400 or 600dpi Minimum charge £2 inclusive of the first 5 pages; additional pages 20p each.

 

These prices apply for up to A4 pages only; scanning pages bigger than A4 up to A3 is double the price. Double sided sheets counted as two pages. Documents must be capable of being fed through the document feeder; if placed on the glass then each item will be charged at the minimum price.