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.
If you cant find the answer
you are looking for just ask !!
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.
Our previous clients include:
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?
If 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 of memories
Our services offer great value for money, you
wont find a better quality scan at a lower price - If you do let us know.
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
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 do not run our operation from a bedroom like
many others, We have our own dedicated High-Tec studio located on our site.
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
terms and 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
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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We are fully insured to protect you and your
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 use.
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 possible.
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 as
Kodak Professional HR500
The 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 frames. 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
processes. 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!
Value in 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
Please 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.