Mr Scan is an independently
owned studio. We work for customers throughout the UK and Europe. We carry out
many large digital conversion projects for county councils, art galleries and
other large companies who require a professional service they can trust and also
tens of thousands of small and large home project for members of the public. We
ensure that we add the personal touch to all our customers treasured photos and
keep our service affordable.
We want to stand out from the
crowd, we want to be different and most of all we want to give you a service you
will want again and again.
you cant find the answer you are looking for just ask !!
to meet our team
Our contracts include photo
archiving for many county councils, universities,
celebrities, art galleries and doctors surgeries, scanning
the entire stamp collection for Royal Mail, BBC, Marine life for
the Scottish Government,
Library and Archive Services
for the Welsh Government
and many more
camera clubs and institutes throughout the UK and Europe.
A quick word for our company founder and director - Stuart Knight
can scan but we're experts of our field. We know what the scanning
industry is all about. Please be aware of dodgy backstreet companies,
you need to be able to fully trust the person or company that you are
sending your life time of memories to.
Many people think it easy to buy a cheap
domestic scanner, set up a basic website and expect to be able to run a
successful digital scanning company, Mr
Scan has worked for many years in this industry and has a glowing
reputation with all our customers including large companies and high
profile customers, if you are comparing us to other please fully check
what the competition are offering, do they really have all the
credentials that they boast to have on their website, are they really
using professional equipment, how long have they been trading?
you have any doubts over using Mr Scan simply ask, we will truthfully
answer any questions you may have, we are an honest company and more
into keeping a happy customer base than making a few extra pounds on the
side. Trust is certainly the word to use when dealing with your lifetime
Our services offer great value for money,
you wont find a better quality scan at a lower price - If you do let us
You will often see others advertising
with higher prices than ours and rarely slightly lower prices, but do
they offer the same level of quality than we at Mr Scan do?, try asking them
what type of scanners they use, most will not tell you or inform you that
they are using the cheap domestic range of scanner such as the Nikon or
cannon scanners. Avoid these types of scanners at all cost, they offer
low quality scans and may even damage your film. We only use quality
professional equipment. You only want to get your films scanned once, get
them done right in the first place !!
We are not just another faceless website
company, we have a UK local rate telephone number on our website where you
can talk to real people, you can discuss your requirements and we can talk
you through every part of our service if required.
Our technicians are well qualified
engineers with many years of experience in digital imagery and video with a
passion for photography.
We use an honest independent feedback system on our website
showing live up to the minute reviews.
We have the capability of scanning around
3000+ images on a daily basis, so bulk orders are no problem.
From the moment we receive your films
they are our responsibility and we do everything with in our power to look
after and store your films in the correct manor, we know they are your
memories and treat them with respect.
We use a leading automated and fully trusted
checkout system integrated with our website. Click below for details if you
have any doubts.
We work for many existing customers who
use us again and again and also carry out many projects on recommendations.
We are a one unit scanning studio so can
keep our overheads down passing on great savings to our customers.
We keep a backup of your images on our
60TB RAID storage unit until you have received your order are completely happy
with the result. In accordance with our
conditions regarding our delivery process.
The disc you will receive will have a
fully automated menu system with a help button and access to editing
software if required.
We don't share any customer details with
anybody, all data and images are kept in house. Also you wont get junk email
We are a fully VAT registered company, search
us on companies house -
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Mr Scan only uses state of the art
scanners to produce the perfect image, we do not use any of these DIY home
scanners available in the back of newspapers or at your usual PC store,
these DIY units offer very poor quality images in comparison and mostly with
no or little dust removal technology.
We use professional dedicated
scanners with the latest technology. We DO NOT use domestic home
scanners that you see in the shops that many of our competitors
We have modified our
scanners to adapt to our system and run a bespoke software setup
that only us at Mr Scan use, we have designed it in house and
nobody else uses it. This gives us a superior scan giving
what photography expects have called the best quality scan
We are upfront an honest about the scanners that we use we have
nothing to hide, why not ask our competitors what scanners they are using,
most will either refuse to let you know or tell you that they use the DIY
home scanners for the likes of Nikon or Canon, these are low volume scanners
built for the domestic market not the professional market. If a competitor
of ours claim to use the domestic range of scanners then avoid at all costs
these scanners can damage your precious films or slides, we know as we have
tested some of them in the past and sent them back for refunds.
Some of our professional scanners are
Kodak Professional HR500
world's fastest high-resolution scanner
Kodak scientists have perfected
breakthrough 'Digital ICE' technology which can correct blemishes
and other defects found on negatives - creating digital image files
actually superior to the original film.
The HR 500 Plus Film Scanner is
seriously clever. Digital ICE technology automatically removes
surface defects, like dust, from a scanned image
Value in excess of £35,000
||Noritsu Range of Film scanners
Includes Digital ICE
technology, which corrects dust and scratches on the base layer of film,
as a standard feature
- Add Noritsu Digital Masking technology
to correct dust and scratches on the emulsion layer of film during
Value in excess of £15,000
||Pakon F series Plus - 7 x
High Resolution Scanners -
The F-Series is a high quality Film
Scanner for 35mm (negative, positive, or B&W) or APS. The F-Series
scans rolls up to forty images, as well as strips down to two
The scanner automatically reads the DX code from 35mm film. Built-in
DX code reading means correct frame numbering. Low maintenance via
automatic calibration and diagnostics.
Cleaning brushes remove static and dust before film is scanned.
Digital ICE Technology accurately identifies any other surface
defects on film and automatically removes them during scanning
Scanning capabilities at multiple resolutions gives the F-Series the
flexibility to meet the most demanding output requirements. The
patented high-speed scanning technology and efficient work flow
management software (one scan equals unlimited outputs) make the
F-Series Plus an excellent choice!
excess of £9,000 each
||Full Photoshop editing suite with LoupeDeck
We also use scanners from
Pakon, Noritsu, Pacific Imaging, Reflecta and Epson for various different sized film, these are all
professional scanners to get the best result.
note: We do not use home domestic scanners such as the Nikon
coolscan range of scanners, these scanner used by many of our
competitors are inferior low quality scanners and are not
professional enough for us at Mr Scan.
Finally you could always buy your own
scanner, good ones are not cheap, with scanners you get what you pay for,
then of course you may have a steep learning curve of how to scan you films
correctly, its not as simple as putting you film in the scanner and pressing
a button. and then finally its the time it will take, many high street
scanners scan for example up to 40 images an hour, our scanners can scan
640 images and hour - and that's each scanner!
We are an Eco Friendly company, we cut down
on waste and recycle where ever possible.