Advanced Newspaper Scanning

Our newspaper digitization program was built from the ground up for libraries, government agencies, and historical organizations.

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Pricing & Features

Bulk Archival and Preservation Services for Newspapers, Periodicals, and/or Journals.

Our passion for preserving human history drives our newspaper scanning service. We believe that the articles, photos, and advertisements printed in the millions of published newspapers from centuries past represent a vital and enormous portion of the human story. We aide organizations large and small by providing high definition scans of newspapers.

Optical Character Recognition customized for News Print

A newspaper scan without proper character recognition is borderline useless. We believe that the true value of newspaper digitization is that it becomes a searchable document. Special optics combined with the CCIT Group 4 compression create a digital file perfectly prepared for Adobe’s advanced OCR software. Our files integrate perfectly into any corporate or government database to create a searchable index. Digital newspaper can be searched by date or subject with a 90% – 99% accuracy.

Scanning Every Letter and Comma.

Resolution is paramount in capturing every detail of a newspaper. In order for OCR software to perform its job, we have to create a file that allows deep zooming and panning. A raw Roots Family History scan creates a 20 – 30 megabyte file. That file contains enough raw data to extract the text on a letter by letter basis. Because we correct every page for color balance before performing compression and OCR, we achieve a beautiful black on white canvas with increased legibility as compared to machine scanning companies.

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Newspaper Digitization Pricing & Features

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Pickup/Delivery
Quantity Raw Scan OCR Deskew + Color Correction Flatten Full Service
High density scan equivalent to 300 dpi at original page dimension. Generates text searchable pages compatible with any database or local/remote application. Highlights, mid-tones, and shadow repair. Straighten. Necessary for wrinkled and/or creased pages. Includes scan, OCR, Deskew, and Color Correction. In rare cases a custom quote is needed. Price below is a good guide.
0-100 ($50 setup fee applies) $0.79 per page add $0.04 per page add $0.03 per page call for quote $0.89 per page $0.79 per mile both ways
101-500 ($50 setup fee applies) $0.69 per page add $0.04 per page add $0.03 per page call for quote $0.79 per page $0.79 per mile both ways
501-1000 $0.59 per page add $0.04 per page add $0.03 per page call for quote $0.69 per page $0.79 per mile both ways
1001-5000 $0.49 per page add $0.04 per page add $0.03 per page call for quote $0.59 per page $0.79 per mile both ways
5000-10000 $0.29 per page add $0.04 per page add $0.03 per page call for quote $0.39 per page $0.79 per mile both ways
10000+ $0.19 per page add $0.03 per page add $0.01 per page call for quote $0.25 per page $0.79 per mile both ways