DCAPS
Digital Consulting & Production Services

Pricing for Preservation Quality Print and Image Digitization Services

Services include:

  • Bitonal, grayscale, and color scanning (with special procedures for scanning fragile artifacts);
  • Digital imaging and photography (including color balancing, processing and profiling)
  • Document structuring of image files
  • Optical character recognition (OCR)

Pricing

All prices listed are based upon our current hourly production rate, set in concert with University Services and Rates Facility.

Please note:

  • All prices are dependent upon physical condition, handling need and delivery requirements.
  • **In order to create an accurate estimate, we would need to be able to see the material; for a detailed estimate, please contact dcaps@cornell.edu.
  • The prices listed below are average cost.
    • Per image cost is higher to incorporate setup and calibration.
    • Per image cost is lower for larger projects.
  • For projects, estimation will be compared after we begin project.

Text-based Material

Unbound material (sheetfed) - Standard or legal sized, non-brittle paper

  • $.50 per image 1 - 200 images; minimum charge $32.50 (.5 @hourly production rate of $65)
  • 200 plus items:
    • $.15 per image black and white
    • $.25 per image color

Unbound material (book scanner) - Brittle, standard or oversized, special handling up to 17" x 24"

  • $7 per image - 20 or less images (all formats) minimum charge $32.50 (.5 @hourly production rate of $65)
  • $5 per image - 20 - 50  images (all formats)
  • $3 per image - 50 - 100 images (all formats)
  • 100 plus items:
    • $1 per image black and white
    • $2 per image color/grayscale (standard scan)
    • $3 per image color/grayscale (slower scan; higher definition)

Bound materials - Special handling materials (brittle, rare, falling apart, complicated objects)

  • $7 per image - 20 or less images (all formats) minimum charge $32.50 (.5 @hourly production rate of $65)
  • $5 per image - 20 - 50  images (all formats)
  • $3 per image - 50 - 100 images (all formats)
  • 100 plus items:
    • $1 per image black and white
    • $2 per image color/grayscale (standard scan)

Image-based Material and Photography

Flatbed scanning (unbound and smaller than 12" x 17")

  • $10 per image - 5 or less images (all formats) minimum charge $32.50 (.5 @hourly production rate of $65)
  • $6 per image - 6 or more images (all formats)
  • For larger projects (over 100 images), inquire for cost estimate**

Photography

  • Cost Estimate required** minimum charge $65 (hourly production rate of $65) Please inquire at dcaps@cornell.edu

 

Please note: all requests are subject to review. We reserve the right to decline requests. Please refer to the Guidelines for Using Text, Images, Audio, and Video from Cornell University Library Collections for further information about our policies.