Scanning services

We offer a fast and accurate scanning and indexing service

How it works
Step 1

Estimate of costs

Just give us a rough idea of what needs scanning and we'll work out an estimate for you, which we're pretty good at based on years of experience. We'll only invoice for the precise number of images scanned and everything in the process is included in one simple image rate. We'll also send you an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) so your data is protected.
Step 2


We'll send a couple of members of our team (in one of our branded, tracked vehicles) to collect your boxes and documents. This is usually done in batches of around 150 boxes, but we can also collect everything in one go if you'd prefer.

The boxes are then returned to our secure premises where they are checked in and each box given a unique ID.
Step 3


We take care removing paperclips, staples and bindings, and making sure we don't miss any smaller slips of paper or receipts which have found their way in between the documents.
Step 4


All documents from small receipts up to A3* are then scanned. We scan to 200dpi text-searchable compressed PDFs. By default we scan to black and white, but we can scan colour when required.
* We can also scan much larger documents, such as plans and drawings, if required
Step 5


All electronic documents will be indexed as per the files they're stored in. We can of course offer additional indexing options at your request.
Step 6

Quality Control

We have a detailed look through the scans and indexing to ensure everything is consistent and just as you require.
Step 7


We then upload to our eFile Cloud platform where you can search by file name or do a full text search for any typed words on any page (impossible with paper!) or we can upload all the files to your server or PC.
Step 8

Store, shred or return

Once we've completed the job and you've confirmed you're happy with the results, we offer to store the documents for you, arrange for them to be shredded or we can return them to you.
Additional services

Document sorting

Are some files for scanning and others for shredding or some originals need to be kept and returned to you? Just let us know what's needed and we'll carefully work through your files for you

Large format scanning

Do you have plans or drawings, or other large documents to scan? We can scan anything up to A0.

Flatbed scanning

If files cannot be unbound or require a high resolution image, we can use our range of flatbed or overhead scanners to handle these documents.

Photo scanning

Looking to digitise thousands of family photos? Please get in touch and we'll be happy to provide a quote. If there are occasional photos within your files there's no additional charge for colour.

Don't just take our word for it

See how we've changed the way hundreds of our clients work
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E File were very efficient and reliable with our scanning project, a company I will happily recommend to others...
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