The Centre for Archiving Audio Video Image and Text in Oxfordshire UK.
Audio and Video Tapes
Duplication of CD DVD USB
Full Printing and Packaging Solutions
35mm Slides, Negatives
Medium Format Film
Large Format to A0
And much more at our studio in Kidlington Oxfordshire UK
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Vellum Document Deed Scanning in Oxfordshire
One of our most interesting orders came in today in the form of a vellum property deed dating back nearly 200 years. We were asked to prepare a digital copy so our client could preserve the original.
After assessment we decided on which scanner to use and scanned the deed to a high quality Archival TIFF file before applying post production tone and sharpening. The results were stunning and a wonderful image produced.
To ensure you could prove a duplicate copy, some deeds had a defined curved wave cut out at the top. This meant the original's replica could be matched 100% to the original, safeguarding fraud.
What is vellum?
Vellum is prepared animal skin or "membrane", typically used as a material for writing or printing on, to produce single pages, scrolls, codices or books. The word is derived from the Latin word vitulinum meaning "made from calf". Typically deeds are folded and stored. Although vellum is a strong material the folding can mean difficulties in scanning. We are well versed in dealing with these problems which supports the end results.
Another animal skin was called Parchment, made from other animals.
Vellum, a higher quality is generally smooth and durable, although there are great variations depending on preparation and the quality of the skin. The manufacture involves the cleaning, bleaching, stretching on a frame and scraping of the skin with a crescent-shaped knife to create tension, scraping is alternated with wetting and drying. A final finish may be achieved by abrading the surface with pumice, and treating with a preparation of lime or chalk to make it accept writing or printing ink.
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Oxford Duplication Centre
29 Rear Part Banbury Road Kidlington Oxford OX5 1AQ.
Highly recommended in Oxfordshire and Thames Valley as one of the leading scanning and archive specialists, we hold 5***** testimonials from University of Oxford, B4 Business, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums to include thousands of consumer clients.From small orders to large bulk order archives our team excel in all areas of digital scanning solutions. Our digitisation and scanning department can support public and corporate media to include glass plate negatives and lantern slides . Once scanned the negatives can be converted into digital formats such as RAW, JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, BMP and Adobe PDF in full colour or greyscale.
THE CENTRE FOR DUPLICATION – CONVERSION – ARCHIVAL SERVICES. FROM 1 WEDDING VHS TAPE TO 10,000+ ARCHIVES.
Welcome to Oxford Duplication, the centre for all duplication, conversion and digitisation of any analogue material to digital, ready for online presence or for digital archival preservation to National Archive requirements within the fields of audio video image and text.
Our services start from your private wedding and family VHS tapes to historical archival collections to disc and USB duplication for musicians, bands and corporate clients. We offer a complete professional conversion and preservation service for the transfer of archives, images, text, video and sound into digital formats, for use in machines, computers and cloud.
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