Newspaper Scanning Services

Newspaper Scanning Services


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Newspaper Scanning & Digitization Services in San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Newspapers are vital sources of information, enabling us to preserve our history. However, they are also printed on very fragile paper that yellows and deteriorates faster than many other materials. Newspaper Scanning Services enable you to save this data in digital format – giving future generations access to these valuable news items by converting them into digital newspapers.

Newspaper scanning is providing incredible benefits to news, research and educational institutions. Now, journalists, scholars and students can easily access, organize and share news items easily and quickly without having to worry about finding the storage space or taking care of the maintenance responsibilities posed by fragile newspapers.

Newspaper Scanning Service San Francisco Bay Area

What is Newspaper Scanning?

Newspapers scanning is the process of scanning and digitizing newspapers. The normal quality of a newspaper is delicate, it rips and tears easily and deteriorates with time. As a result, scanning newspapers requires highly advanced equipment, along with a skilled hand.

To produce accurate, high-resolution images, large format scanners or wide format overhead scanners are used. Digital newspaper archives can be indexed and categorized by any desired criteria. You can also opt to create full text searchable files utilizing (Optical Character Recognition) OCR software.

Old Newspaper Scanning Services

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Newspaper Scanning is the process of converting newspapers into digital images. The most common analog forms for old newspapers are paper and microfilm. The newspapers in the paper formats, are many times found in bound volumes, which preserve the same. We can assist in digitizing such large bound volumes, without destroying the bindings, and still capturing the entire content.

Old Newspaper Scanning is an extremely specialized field, requiring extensive experience in handling such delicate fragile, and historically priceless original newspapers such old newspapers, documents, letters, envelops, certificates, drawings, craft books, etc come in a variety of shapes, conditions, and bindings.

Each set of old newspapers archival collection is unique and such requiring careful review before any digitization project is initiated. Old newspaper scanning is a specialized service that ensure newspapers are preserved for future, and specially protected from natural deterioration and/ or any natural, or man-made calamities. Once the newspapers is stored digitally, it becomes easy to access from anywhere, at any time.


Newspaper & magazine scanning service providers like eRecordsusa can digitize newspapers or magazine from paper or microfilm into high-resolution grayscale images. By using our services you will be able to save space, time & money. Some of the benefits of digitizing newspapers or magazine include:

  • Images and text can be stored with improved readability.
  • A valuable electronic copy is easy to search with effective readability.
  • The online platform offers the distribution of newspapers simple and quick.
  • Simultaneous access to multiple people with actual printing is an eco-friendly option.
  • The archive of old newspapers is historical data that can be stored safely in digital format.
  • Eliminate the risk of degradation, damage, or loss of one-of-kind originals. Digital files don’t fade and last forever.
  • Allows you to free up valuable office space by disposing of old newspapers and storing them inexpensively in an off-site storage facility.

There are many reasons conventional scanners and copiers cannot handle scanning newspapers. First of all, they are unable to capture the entire large newspaper page. Large format document scanning is necessary to seamlessly digitize all of the content.

Newspaper Digitization Faqs

What is the process of scanning newspapers? 

The first step in most newspaper digitization projects is to scan the original newspaper pages (or microfilm of the originals) to produce digital images. After Old newspaper Scanning, you can back them up to Protect and Safely Store Your Files. Newspapers are considered oversized documents , ranging in size from A1 (84cm x 59cm) up to approximately 1.5 x A0 (150cm x 100cm).Moreover, the quality of the paper is thin.

Scanning newspaper requires equipment that can produce higher resolution images or you will be left with grainy, dark, unreadable text. At eRecordsUSA, we have the advanced imaging technology necessary to accurately preserve every detail of the newspaper page, including text, images and graphics. Our team can convert your newspapers to electronic copies that are categorized and searchable. At your fingertips, you will have digital versions of your newspapers and you can conduct keyword searches to be guided right to the text you need.

Based on the eventual purpose & customer requirements, we typically scan newspaper & convert it to PDF files or TIFF, JPEG image files. We use flatbed or overhead scanners providing advanced scanning to accomplish this. Our processes focus on interactive capture to ensure every frame is captured accurately. We use OCR technology and advanced tool to maintain PDF formats efficiently 

We work with many printers, publishers, librarians, archivists, genealogists, and content writers to assist them with our document scanning & digitization services.

Do you have to scan the whole newspaper?

The designing of newspapers is done in sections. It has classifieds, ads, articles, daily news, and so on. Normally, important data is archived. So you can select the portions which you like to scan and inform the service provider to create a digital copy of them.

If you plan to scan the whole newspaper, even that can be done easily. The scanning process partially or whole requires understanding and teamwork. So hire newspaper scanning and digitization services that are already doing such tasks.

How much does it cost to digitize newspapers?

The cost to digitize newspaper depends on the client's requirement. Typically you might expect it to cost $0.20 – $0.50 per page to digitize newspapers without article segmentation, or $0.70 – $1.00 with it. It is better to run a pilot project with a small number of newspaper pages, before making any final decisions. This will help you in choosing best magazine and newspaper scanning services for large documents, microfilm, wide format newspaper.

Top Rated Newspaper Scanning Service - eRecordsusa

With over a decade of experience, eRecordsUSA specializes in newspaper scanning & digitization services in San Francisco. We scan & digitize old newspaper & Magazines of all types, sizes, and ages. We have the capacity to scan a large volume of old newspapers, ensuring you will receive newspaper digitized versions scanned at archival quality, professional scan resolution and file formats meeting with your needs.

  • Supporting small & large businesses & individuals, fortune 500 companies & government agencies.
  • Capacity & Capability to handle digitizing old newspapers project of any size & complexity.
  • We operate a state of the art conversion center in Fremont, CA, where all the work will be performed.
  • We use only the top of the line hardware and software for old newspaper scanning projects.
  • Large capacity to process thousands of images a day, including books, paper files & large drawings.
  • Successfully completed every project to the entire satisfaction of our customers without exception.
  • A full “chain of custody”- from the time the files are pickup to the return of the original & scans.
  • Professional & Experienced Operators trained to handle delicate and fragile drawings.
  • Extremely large & over-sized books,  large format,  delicate & fragile documents. No Problem!

eRecordsUSA, a leading Document Scanning Company,specialized in providing Newspaper Digitization Services, Newspaper Imaging Services, Newspaper Digitizing Services, Newspaper Archiving Services, Newspaper Archival Services and more. Would you like to receive a free quote for Newspaper Scanning Service? call +1.855.722.6669 or eMail us at

eRecordsUSA offer Newspaper Scanning Services in following areas of California, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Marin, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Redwood City,  Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, East Bay: Oakland, Fremont, Alameda, Concord, Contra Costa, Hayward, Milpitas, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Napa Valley: Sonoma, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Petaluma, Solano, Pittsburg & Martinez.



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