Old Newspaper Scanning services
Here at EverPresent we can scan just about any type of image, film, or paper. Our expert team of format specialists is prepared to scan or photograph your most fragile items. From old letters to newspapers, documents, maps, posters, brochures, books, we’ve done it all. Letters and newspapers are some of the more common media types we get. People have been sharing news and important stories in print for centuries and who doesn’t love to see their name or picture in the newspaper? Did you know the first newspapers of the American colonies were published in Boston starting in 1690? Your newspaper clippings will deteriorate faster than photographs or film so it’s important to scan your newspaper clippings to digital to preserve anything you want to save.
When scanning delicate items such as newspapers we use special extra large format scanners which don’t require us to bend or fold anything. Special stitching software lets us scan any size and composite larger items back together again. Digitized newspapers can be used in slideshows, family albums or customized websites to help tell the story of your loved ones. Preserving and sharing these brings everyone together in remembering the events of your family.
Everything you need to know
about old newspaper scanning services
Common questions about newspapers to digital
Is this important?
More than you might think! If you’ve ever been on site like Ancestry.com or Findmypast.com researching your family history you may have noticed that an old newspaper can play an important role in geneology. There are also a number of sites that archive historic newspapers for research of this kind. Your old newspaper clippings could have value beyond what they mean to your family and you could consider submitting your scans for historical reference.
Where did my old newspaper come from?
For all your old newspaper articles that don’t have any identifying information about the newspaper but you’re really interested to know it’s history, consider visiting newspapers.com. You can search by date range, location, phrases – even the name of the newspaper you think it might be from and if it’s ever been archived, this is the place you’ll most likely find it. A paid membership is required to download anything, and you will receive the full page rather than just the clipping that is relevant to you.
Do you have to scan the whole newspaper?
We will scan whatever you tell us to scan. If you have an oversized newspaper and only want a small section and the photo, we’ll crop out that portion for you. If you’re working on a photo book with our design team, we can also crop out the headlines from your newspapers to keep everything together. Two of our most memorable newspaper projects both involved an extensive collection of
Sharing & archiving after converting old newspapers to digital
Our most memorable old newspaper scanning projects have been the ones that did more than just digitize. We’ve taken large collections of football career clippings and created photo books, and even a completely customized website. We’ve also scanned and cropped them out of scrapbooks to be re-used in custom photo books and slideshows.
“I brought several sentimentally precious items in various states of decay to Everpresent. They were excited to work on several projects, including reproducing albums (one from the 1920s), reproducing a college art project from 1945 [shown above], creating a wedding album for my mother with 60 year-old photos. Katie and Susan were always patient and enthusiastic. I never felt pushed to spend more money. They only wanted us all to be happy. They cared about our materials as much as we did. I am going to give them all of our keepsake projects always.”
– Donna R.
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Document & old newspaper scanning pricing
We’ll scan your old newspapers to DVD, USB or digital and maintain your organization!
- Preserve front & back
- Scan the envelopes too!
- 300 DPI on professional scanners
- Dust removal, cleaning & orientation
- Oversized scanning available
- Scanned flat & handled with care
- Dust removal via brush
- Clip out headings and photos from full pages for use in projects
- Scanned flat
- Oversized scanning available
- Returned as is or organized box
- Standard paper and fragile documents
- Items larger than 8.5″ x 11″
- Professional art handled by experienced techs
- We can unframe and reframe
- Ask us about stitching!