Newspaper Scanning Services

Newspaper Scanning Services


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Newspaper Scanning 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 enables you to save this data in digital format – giving future generations access to these valuable news items.

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 output options include JPEG, TIFF, or PDF files. Digital newspaper archives can be indexed and categorized by any desired criteria. You can also opt to create full text searchable files utilizing OCR software (Optical Character Recognition).

Benefits of Newspaper Scanning Services

Newspaper scanning service providers like eRecordsusa can digitize newspapers 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 include:

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


Old Newspaper Scanning Services

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Old Newspaper Scanning is the process of converting old newspapers that survive in analog form into digital images that can be called newspaper digitization.

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, and we are glad to confirm, 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. We are proud to confirm, that we have successfully completed many similar old newspaper scanning projects as far dated hundred of years old. Click on these sample scan example;

Although highly specialized, most of the time, old newspaper scanning, still is an essential service, to ensure such important old newspapers are preserved for all times to come, and specially protected from natural deterioration and/ or any natural, or man-made calamities.

With the fires, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes becoming daily events, it is imperative such old newspapers loose or bound are digitally preserved. Once all old newspapers are archived digitally they live forever and become easily accessible for all times to come.

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

Based on the eventual purpose & customer requirements, we typically output scanned books to PDF files or TIFF, JPEG image files. We work with many printers, publishers, librarians, archivists, genealogists, and content writers to assist them with our archival book scanning services.

After Old newspaper Scanning, you can back them up to Protect and Safely Store Your Files.

Document Scanning Equipment Suitable for Newspapers

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.

Secondly, newspaper scanning services 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.

Getting to the Details Quickly Using Electronic Newspapers

When working with newspapers in paper form, finding the issue you need is half the battle; the other half is folding and unfolding sections while you look for specific articles. The newspaper scanning services provided by eRecordsUSA also address this problem for you.

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.

Common Questions Asked About Newspaper Scanning and Digitization

How much does it cost to digitize newspapers?

The cost of scanning entirely depends on the 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 so that you can choose the best newspaper scanning agency.

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 a company that is already doing such tasks.

Are you looking to digitize your newspaper collection?

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.

So, eRecordsUSA takes special care while doing the scanning of these documents. 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. Use of OCR technology and advanced tool to maintain PDF formats efficiently 

Why Choose Us for Old Newspaper Scanning Service Needs?

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.

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


eRecordsUSA, a leading Document Scanning Company is 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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