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Scanning Service Prices

Important Note

The cost of scanning depends on type of the originals, their volume, and your requirements. Each project requires a detailed analysis to provide you with an accurate quote. The most significant factors that affect the price of a project are the level of labor to prepare the files as well as the volume of a project. The prices provided herein are for reference and rough estimates only. Please consider requesting a detailed quote based on your situation.

Prices for Bulk Document Scanning

The cost of document digitization can vary depending on several factors, such as the volume of documents, the level of complexity, the format and quality of the original documents, the desired output format, and any additional services like indexing or optical character recognition (OCR). Here's a breakdown of some factors that can affect the cost:

Type of originalPrice per imageDescription
Letter/Legal/A4. Grade 1
$0.05
Large sections of loose documents up to 8.5" x 14" in size, in excellent condition, same size paper with no staples.
Letter/Legal/A4. Grade 3
$0.10
Stapled or clipped sections of 5 or more documents up to 8.5" x 14" in size, of the same size. Occasional documents of different size.
Letter/Legal/A4. Grade 5
$0.25

Scanning of originals up to 8.5" x 14" in size at 300 dpi such as receipts, fax paper, onion skin, envelopes, odd sizes, poor quality, fragile documents.

Double-sided pages count as 2 pages. Default resolution 300 dpi.

Prices for Scanning Maps, Engineering & Architectural Drawings, Large Formats

Large format scanning is the process of digitizing oversized documents. Standard scanning is done in Black&White at 300 dpi.

Type of originalPrice per imageDescription
Drawings "A"
$1.00

Scanning of drawings of size A (up to 9"x 12") at 300 dpi.

Drawings "B"
$1.50

Scanning of drawings of size B (up to 12"x 18") at 300 dpi.

Drawings "C"
$2.00

Scanning of drawings of size C (up to 18"x 24") at 300 dpi.

Drawings "D"
$4.00

Scanning of drawings of size D (up to 24"x 36") at 300 dpi.

Drawings "E"
$5.00

Scanning of drawings of size E (up to 36"x 48") at 300 dpi.

Prices for Book Scanning

Type of originalPrice per imageDescription
Book Scanning (unbound)
$0.15

Scanning of an unbound book at up to 300 dpi. Including capture, cropping, and minor tonal correction.

Book Scanning (bound)
$0.50

Scanning of a bound book at up to 300 dpi. Including capture, cropping, and tonal correction.

Oversize Book
$1.00

Scanning of oversize books at up to 300 dpi. Including capture, cropping, and tonal correction.

Prices for OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

OCR price for different types of text recognition, depending on the desired accuracy of the results and retention of the original formatting.

Type of originalPrice per imageDescription
OCR PDF Searchable
$0.05

OCR of scanned documents to searchable PDF with automated dictionary support. Unattended.

OCR Automatic
$0.08

Unattended OCR of printed text. Linguistic support is enabled (Dictionary) but no manual check is performed. Formatting is detected automatically. Saved in MS Word.

OCR Level 1
$0.25

OCR of well-printed flat documents with no or minimum formatting, no formulas, no images, no tables. Automated spell checking picks all text. Formatting in the results isn't necessary.

OCR Level 2
$0.50

OCR of printed originals that have some formatting. Pre-setup of a template is usually enough to recognize complete text. Some spell checking after OCR is required too

OCR Level 3
$1.25

OCR of the tables, printed text with images. Required extensive pre-and post-formatting to maintain consistent results

Prices for Book Formatting, Design Services, ePub layout

Our pricing for Book Formatting, and ePub layouts is a testament to the exceptional quality, dedicated customer service, and tailored design we provide, supported by over 10 years of print and digital design expertise.

We are also open to providing custom quotes for projects.

Indexing

For most situations the following rates will apply:
Type of originalPrice per imageDescription
Field
$0.65

Indexing by identifying information in a document (such as document type, vendor name, date, etc.) and then transferring that information into a database for search and retrieval and/or a file name. Up to 2 variables per file/record.

Full-Text
$0.01

Full-Text Indexing is in which the computer creates an index consisting of all words (except stop words) in the documents along with pointers (locations) to locate the words in the documents.

Medical Chart
$0.75

Indexing by picking up information from a chart, such as last name, first name, and then transferring that information into a file name. Ex. "SMITH, John.pdf"

Prices for Storage, Pickup or Delivery, Shredding of Original Documents

Type of originalPriceDescription
Shredding Services
$7.50

Storage for up to 30 days and shredding of the originals.

Storage
$10.00

Storage of the documents.

Transport of Originals
Free

Free pickup or delivery of originals from/to your location within the Greater Seattle Area.