Digital surrogacy is increasingly recognised as a means of improving accessibility to otherwise vulnerable material and thereby prolonging its existence. NCS specialises in high quality digital copying at very low prices. Our studio in Albemarle Street, Mayfair, is fitted with high-end camera, copy stand and book cradle equipment that can accommodate captures of items measuring up to A2. We integrate digital imaging into conservation work streams, improving the efficiency of both activities, often capturing very poor condition items after cleaning and before treatment so as to ensure the best legibility and reducing the extent of treatments necessary to make items usable.
NCS staff members are fully trained in the use of the digital imaging equipment as well as being qualified conservators. This means imaging of your important and often vulnerable items is carried out safely and to the best quality. We have an arrangement with the Royal Institution to hold valuable items in the Ri's PD5454-compliant archive repository when they are not under the camera, in order to optimise the safety and security of your objects. We carry out imaging of individual items or large series of records and books etc. We can also undertake UV capture for optimising faded or flaked inks.
If you need digital copying under conservation conditions and at an affordable price, contact NCS.