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.
We transport internally, controlling security from within.
Newspaper Digitization Pricing & Features
|Quantity||Raw Scan||OCR||Deskew + Color Correction||Flatten||Full Service
Does not include Optional Flattening
|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||$0.86 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||$0.76 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||$0.66 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||$0.56 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||$0.36 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||$0.23 per page||$0.79 per mile both ways|