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Scan to PDF, TIFF & JPEG


  • Bound Books

  • Yearbooks

  • Notebooks

  • Ledgers

  • Scrapbooks

  • Magazines

  • Rare Documents

  • Fragile Documents 

  • Manuscripts

  • Photographs

  • Newspapers

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Compliant with FADGI, Metamorfoze and ISO 19264

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Can scan without removing, harming, stressing, or cutting the binding

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Output to a variety of options such as PDF, JPEG, TIFF

Scanning Options

  • Color depth: 24-bit full color, 36-bit “deep color” TIFFs available for special projects, greyscale or bitonal

  • Resolution: true optical 200-600dpi, downscaling available for lower resolution files

  • Image types: TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PDF (both searchable and image only), GIF, PNG and all other standard image formats

  • OCR file output for compatibility digital collection management software

  • Image compression derivatives for small file size

  • Geometric curvature correction  

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Bound Books


When it comes to scanning bound books to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and more, Image Retrieval has decades of experience with all kinds of bound material, including tight bindings, rare & fragile and oversized. IIRI is FADGI compliant and meet the guidelines set by the Library of Congress and the National Archives & Records Administration so you are guaranteed to get full scans with faithful reproduction.

  • Resolution up to true optical 600dpi – you won’t get a scaled up image

  • Optional OCR recognition capability to make your documents easier to search

  • Post-processing included so you get high quality output

Rare and Fragile Documents


With over 30 years of experience, Image Retrieval is capable of handling rare & fragile documents with even strict requirements, such as books that can only partially open or aging documents that require extra care.

  • LED lighting with no UV or infrared

  • Vacuum table to use gentle suction to hold items flat

  • 200-600dpi true optical resolution

  • UP to 36-bit “deep color” TIFFs

  • Output to most standard formats

  • Trilinear CCD sensor

Fragile pages and documents

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Whether your photographs are in a bound collection or loose, Image Retrieval can faithfully reproduce the color, clarity and detail of your collection with our 36 – bit deep color TIFFs that capture exactly what is on your photograph.

  • Faithful color capturing with up to 36 – bit deep color TIFFs

  • Digitizes photographs up to 24” x 36”

  • We offer high resolution master files and accompanying derivatives

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