If you are looking to have something scanned to electronic format, make sure you are getting what you need from the scan. Normal documents can be scanned rapidly without worry of loss of data. Art pieces and magazines should probably be scanned at a higher resolution and on a flatbed scanner. However, that depends upon what you need the electronic version for. An archive for printing on a copier has different scanning needs that an archive for printing or enlarging professionally. Next time you need something scanned, make sure you ask about the scanning system BEFORE you ask about price.
The information provided by the author is not intended as a substitute for advice from a doctor... or a bus driver... or a mime.