Digital Document Restoration

There are countless ways that a physical document can receive damage. Passage of time, natural disaster, water exposure, excessive note-taking, and childhood scribbles can all render pages crumbling and illegible.

For organizations, museums, governments, and preservation-minded individuals, Anderson Archival’s digital document restoration service is a vital resource.

Water Damage

Margin Notes

Handwriting & Defacement

How Does Document Restoration Work?

Digital document restoration is all about creating an accurate digital copy of the original document. In the careful scanning process, all aspects of the document are reproduced—including physical damage and print-obscuring aspects. Our digital preservation experts take these digital images through a cleaning process restoring them to their original glory.

Digital document restoration services do not change the original. Instead, this process creates a digital copy that is guaranteed to last in the digital landscape far longer than a physical copy or restoration of the original. This process can also be implemented in the broader effort of creating a digital archive for historical materials. Digitally restored and cleaned documents showcase the original form—preserving it for research, education, and posterity.

Color and Background Cleanup

This book of children’s songs has seen a lot of wear and tear. Returning the background of the page to pure white makes the color images more vivid and the music and text clearer.

Image Combining and Cleanup

This large pull-out map included in a seven-volume history was damaged, folded, and captured in multiple files. The images were combined cleanly, and white and color adjusted to their original glory.


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