Top Rated Bound Book Scanning Services in San Francisco, CA

Explore the benefits of digitizing your collection of bound documents and photographs with our specialized Bound Book Scanning Services. We offer tailored solutions for converting books, magazines, and archival materials into a variety of digital formats, including searchable PDFs, high-resolution images, and adaptable ebooks. Our services are designed to maintain the integrity and layout of the original materials while providing enhancements such as hyperlinked tables of contents and metadata tagging for easier navigation and organization.

With more than two decades of expertise in high-volume document scanning, we are committed to delivering cost-effective and secure digitization solutions. Our processes are optimized for speed and accuracy, ensuring a quick turnaround without compromising on quality. We understand the importance of data security, especially for sensitive and proprietary information, and our protocols are designed to protect your documents throughout the scanning process.

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    Bound Book Scanning Services in San Francisco

    We eRecordsUSA, welcome you to our bound book scanning service!Are you tired of trying to digitize your old bound books and documents by taking pictures or scanning them one page at a time? If this is the case, Our professional bound book scanning services are here to help you.Our state-of-the-art  bound book scanning equipment and experienced team of professionals can handle even the most delicate and fragile bound books with care. We use advanced imaging technology to capture high-quality digital copies of your old books, ensuring that all text, images, and other details are accurately preserved.

    What Is Bound Book Scanning?

    Bound book scanning is a process of digitizing the contents of a book that is bound, typically with a hard cover. This process involves carefully scanning each page of the book and converting the images into a digital format, such as a PDF or eBook.

    Bound book scanning can be done manually, using a flatbed scanner, or with specialized equipment designed specifically for the task. The resulting digital version of the book can be used for a variety of purposes, including archiving, preserving the book’s content, or making it more widely available.

    The digital copies are sharable in easy-to-read formats.

    Bound Book Scanning Best Methods

    The scanning of bound books can be done in two ways:

    Destructive Book Scanning and Non-Destructive Book Scanning.

    The new bound book scanning method is Non Destructive book scanning. in this method, without removing the spine of the book, we scan the entire book while maintaining the original format. However, choosing the method for bound book scanning is your personal decision. We offer our book scanning service both ways –

    1. Destructive Book Scanning

    Destructive bound book scanning may sound scary. It simply means that, during the bound book scanning process, the spine of the book is carefully removed. The main reason people choose this option is because they can get high-quality scans of their books at a low price of  $0.08 per page

    Destructive book scanning is a process of digitizing the contents of a book in which the book is dismantled or disassembled in some way. This is typically done in order to more easily scan the individual pages of the book, as it may be difficult or impossible to scan a bound book without damaging it. There are several different methods of destructive book scanning, including:

    • Loosening The Spine: This method involves carefully loosening the spine of the book so that the pages can be more easily separated and scanned.
    • Cutting The Spine: This method involves cutting the spine of the book and removing the pages for scanning. This is typically done with books that have a glued spine and cannot be easily disassembled by other means.
    • Cutting The Hinges: This method involves carefully cutting the hinges of the book, which are the areas where the spine of the book is attached to the cover. This allows the pages to be separated and scanned, while the cover remains intact. It’s important to note that destructive book scanning is generally considered a last resort, as it can cause permanent damage to the book. It is typically only used when it is not possible to scan the book in any other way.

    2. Non Destructive Book Scanning

    In some cases, clients come to us with older, out of print books that they are interested in re-publishing. In this situation, it is often important to the client that the print version of the book is returned in its original condition. We do offer non-destructive  book scanning services. Our prices for non-destructive book scanning start as low as $0.15 per page.

    Non-destructive book scanning, also known as bound book scanning, is a process of digitizing the contents of a book without causing any damage to the book. This is typically done using specialized equipment designed specifically for the task, such as a book scanner or a flatbed scanner with a document feeder. Non-destructive book scanning involves carefully scanning each page of the book and converting the images into a digital format, such as a PDF or eBook.

    The resulting digital version of the book can be used for a variety of purposes, including archiving, preserving the book’s content, or making it more widely available. Non-destructive book scanning is generally considered the preferred method for digitizing books, as it allows the original book to be preserved in its original form.

    Why Choose Our Bound Book Scanning Service?

    At eRecordsUSA, we specialize in digitizing bound books so that they can be easily accessed and shared online. Our state-of-the-art scanners and advanced software allow us to quickly and accurately scan your books, preserving the quality of the original text and images.

    • Fast Turnaround Time: We understand that you need your scanned books as soon as possible, so we work efficiently to get them to you in a timely manner.
    • High Quality Scans: Our scanners capture every detail of your books, ensuring that the digital copies are just as good as the originals.
    • Easy Access And Sharing: Once your books have been scanned, we can provide them to you in a variety of digital formats, making it easy for you to access and share them on any device.
    • Affordable Pricing: We offer competitive pricing for our bound book scanning services, making it affordable for you to digitize your collection.

    How It Works?

    1. CONTACT US to discuss your book scanning project and REQUEST A QUOTE.
    2. Send us your books. We will handle the rest!
    3. Once the scanning is complete, we will send you the digital copies and return the original books to you.

    Contact us today to get started on digitizing your bound books! eRecordsUSA is an 2007 ISO Certified Woman Owned Minority small business in SF Bay Area, provides Books, Document Scanning Services and more.

    Would you like to receive a free quote for bound book scanning services? Call (510) 900-8800 or email us at [email protected]


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      What Our Client Says

      •   Mr. Sharma is very professional and friendly.  We had eRecords scan our books for archive purposes.  The quality of their service is amazing.  They are fast and timely.  I am very glad that we used eRecords to scan our books and wouldn't hesitate to contact eRecords if we need digitizing/imaging service in the future.

        thumb Esther L.
      •   eRecords has provided an amazing high quality scanning work for our books. Mr. Sharma is very detail oriented and the results are just excellent!

        thumb Eliana D.
      •   I contacted eRecords for a small-scale scanning job. Although they usually work on large projects, Pankaj was more than willing to help with what I was looking for! The scans that came back were high quality, and delivered in a timely matter. eRecords was also the business that quoted me the most competitive price. I would definitely recommend - Pankaj is knowledgable and a great collaborator to work with on meeting any scanning service you may need.

        thumb Nina P.
      •   ERecords USA has provided Fast, Timely, and Amazing quality service for scanning my books and magazines. Ritika, Pankaj, and their Staff are very friendly, flexible, and easy to work with. They go above and beyond in their service. I give them  A+++.

        thumb Rahul P.
      •   I have used eRecordsUSA on three separate occasions and each job was performed exceptionally. All files scanned at high resolution, organized, and returned in a timely manner. Pricing was also very reasonable for such time-intensive work. Management was also very good with their communication.

        I am a digital nomad that owns zero paper, so having all of my files in Google Drive is imperative. With Google's OCR (Optical Coherence Recognition) I can now find my files at lightning speed. ie - I search for [deed], [roof repair], [assessment], etc. and all relevant files "automagically" appear.

        thumb Cameron V.
      •   EXCELLENT quality work. VERY professional. I had some kids art work scanned high resolution that was too large for the scanners at copy shops. eRecordsUSA did a fantastic job and I highly recommend them.

        thumb Stephen M.
      •   ERecords USA provided a fast and accurate turnaround for a request to duplicate X-Rays.  They ensured that copies were accurate prior to payment and went out of their way to produce within a short time.

        thumb Beth S.
      •   Erecords scanned 56 bankers boxes of legal case files and other professional documents for me. This was a particularly difficult and complex job because, in naming files, they had to work from both a written file inventory and the file names on the folders themselves and use a consistent file naming protocol that Erecords and I agreed upon. They did an outstanding job of following this file naming protocol and organizing the documents in digital form to create the file structure that I intended. This job was also difficult because of the variety of page sizes and the age and condition of some of the documents; they managed to accurately capture everything. They also made the job easier for me by picking the documents up at my home. Pankaj at E records was invariably courteous and helpful and spent the time needed with me before the job to develop a digital file structure to make the documents most useful. I highly recommend Erecords for document scanning.

        thumb David L.
      •   I chose eRecords to scan over 2000 pages of yearbooks and several hundred photos from the early 90's to early 00's. I was not disappointed. They were one of the few locations in the Bay Area that I contacted that let me drop off and pickup the material in person. The JPG and PDF scans that they sent me were extremely high quality and OCR'd the yearbooks so I can search for text. They were able to repair one of my yearbook's bindings to the point where I couldn't even find the repair! This place is professional and good value for what I received. If something ever happened to my irreplaceable yearbooks and photos I know they're digitized now and backed up to multiple locations on my network and cloud! Highly recommended, Pankaj and eRecords!

        thumb David B.
      •   I found eRecordsUSA on an internet search and contacted them to inquire about scanning to PDFs a set of some six hundred old, faded, tattered pages of an underground/community newspaper I co-founded fifty years ago.  I lucked out on this first call, finding a most professional, efficient, accessible, top notch company to help me archive my newspaper despite these trying, pandemic times.

        thumb Ted R.