We Scan Plans, Drawings, Maps & Charts

In fact, we can scan any document up to A0 (841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 inches) in size, or in lengths of up to ten metres

We Scan Plans, Drawings, Maps & Charts
We Scan Tomes, Volumes & Precious Bound Books

Our bureau has all kinds of specialist scanning equipment to non-destructively digitize any type of book

We Scan Tomes, Volumes & Precious Bound Books
Your Precious Archives Handled with Care

Our specialists will handle and treat your archive material with upmost care and respect

Your Precious Archives Handled with Care
One-to-One Client Consultation

We always begin with an in-depth consultation to discuss your digital archive's specifications are just right for you

One-to-One Client Consultation
Tailor-Made Services & Document Management Solutions

We tailor our digital archive systems specifically for each client according to their archive size and data management requirements

Tailor-Made Services & Document Management Solutions

SDS Scanning - UK-Leading Specialist Scanning Bureau

We are one of the country’s leading scanning bureaus established 25 years ago. At our offices we can deal with a complete range of paper documents to be electronically archived. 

  • Document scanning volumes We can scan and process up to 40,0000 documents a day
  • Photograph scanning We can scan and process up to 3,000 colour photographs a day
  • Scanning sizes We scan in colour: sizes as small as business card or as large as A0
  • Maps, Charts, Plans and Drawings We can process plans, maps and engineering diagrams
  • Legacy format scanning We can handle legacy formats like microfiche and microfilm
  • Database solutions We provide in-house bespoke data management solutions

What can we help you with?

We have more than 50 different types of industrial scanners enabling us to scan, convert, digitise and capture any physical type of document (including A0 Colour Plans, fragile bound books, and all forms of microfiche).

Bulk Document Scanning

Bulk Document Scanning

SDS Scanning Bureau can process up to 40,000 black and white A4-sized documents per day with our industrial scanning equipment. Our bulk document...

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Glass Slides

Glass Slides

Before film, glass plates were the standard medium for capturing photographs. There are two types of glass plates: the first, invented by Frederick...

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Large Flatbed Scanning

Large Flatbed Scanning

At SDS Scanning Bureau we have a range of large-sized, flatbed scanners for when we need to digitize documents bigger than A4. We can scan any...

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Large format Maps and Charts

Large format Maps & Charts

Not every document or piece of print media you want to archive will fit into a standard industrial scanner, particularly maps and charts. Whilst...

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Microfiche

Microfiche

Microfiche is a flat piece of transparent film that contains miniaturized versions of pages from a document. Typically, these can be journals,...

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Planetary Book Scanner

Planetary Scanning

With precious or fragile books, rather than using a conventional flat-bed scanner that could subject the aged materials to stress and unnecessary...

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