The working environment has changed massively since the beginning of 2020 with remote working becoming increasingly prominent. Allan Webb has decades of experience delivering professional scanning services to help our customers become less reliant on hard copy documentation and fully realise the benefits of going digital.

Our professional scanning department, operating under the trading name, specialises in digitising paper and film archives of all sizes across the UK. We pride ourselves in working closely with our customers to ensure that they understand exactly what they will be getting before scanning commences and each project is bespokely created to meet requirements and expectations.

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Our Scanning and Data Capture Capabilities

What we Scan

  • Paper sizes A6 - A0
  • Business Cards
  • Books
  • Aperture Cards
  • Ascetate Paper
  • Microfiche
  • Photographs
  • Survey Data Extraction


Search Functionality

Once your archive has been scanning, we can make documents fully searchable using our Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process. When used in conjunction with Adobe Reader, this allows you to search for references within a file or your complete network. This process reduces the need for complex indexing or book marking of files and can save you huge amounts of time in the future - now you can get hold of your required information in a few clicks.


Scanning Resolutions

Allan Webb defaults to the industry standard of 200dpi when scanning documents. We do, however, have the capabilities of scanning to much higher resolutions should the need arise and our team of experts are happy to advise you on the best cost:quality options for you. 


Need regular access to your files?  

If you have concerns about being without your paperwork throughout the scanning service, fear not. Our team are happy to work with you to ensure you still have access when required. We regularly divide and process clients' archives into smaller batches which can be scanned and returned much quicker and will leave you with the majority of your files throughout the project.

If we are scanning a document that you need desperately, we also offer our clients a 'Scan on Demand' service. All you need to do is provide your AWL point of contact with information on the desired file, and our team will scan and securely deliver the digital version to you within 8 working hours of the request being made.


Free of Charge Test Scans

We pride ourselves in working closely with our customers to ensure that they understand exactly what they will be getting before scanning commences. We offer free of charge test scans of a sample batch of your archives so you can see exactly what the digital output will looik like. The specifications can then be tweaked upon review should you wish to make any amendments before the project commences.  


Find out more about our scanning services

To find out more about how we can help with your requirements please contact us via telephone: +44 (0) 1453 824581 or email:

Alternatively you can check out our dedicated website:


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