“We will save badly needed storage space”

Joan Beckley, Archivist, Girl Guides of Canada Ontario Council

No organization deals with as many unique media formats as you.

Today’s libraries and archives can deal with documents hundreds of years old: bound, unbound, newspapers, microfilm, microfiche, town records, electronic documents, the list goes on and on. You need an organization that understands your needs and has experience handling mixed types of content.

Are You Ready To Go Paperless?

Get the experience you need

Since 1971 we’ve worked with the libraries and archives sector to develop customized solutions to your unique digitizing challenges. We’ve helped over 200 libraries and archives across Canada to:

  • Digitalize historic information
  • Develop online databases for improved information sharing
  • Improve on-demand access to microfilm and microfiche collections with state of the art equipment
  • Archive historical information to microfilm
  • Convert newspaper collections to word searchable PDFs
  • Scan entire microfilm collections

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Scanning solutions for libraries and archives

Easy to use, high quality digitizing solutions for front or back office use

Zeta Book Scanner

Non-destructive, easy to use, bound book scanning

The Zeta is a plug and go non-destructive book scanner, delivering high quality data with the highest resolution. Your scans never looked this good! Ideal for libraries, schools, archives or offices, the Zeta book scanner allows you to save your scans quickly on a USB key, reducing paper usage and helping to go green – and stay green.

UScan Microfilm Scanner

A user friendly on-demand scanner for microfilm, fiche and aperture cards

The UScan embodies economy of scale with its ability to read/scan/print/email and save images from roll microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards and photographic materials. Taking the place of four separate scanners – and scanning in color, bi-tonal and greyscale – the compact design and multiple-use functions of the UScan create an ideal unit for walk-up patron/on-demand use.

Scanning Services

Over 40 years of experience scanning from any media, any volume, any output

Paper files, newspaper, microfilm, microfiche, slides, watercolors; you name it we’ve scanned it. We have the equipment and the expertise to help you convert any of the unique items in your collections into images that can easily be shared internally or around the world.

Why do companies choose us?

Having the right information available at the right time is the key to success. We bring the power of your information to your fingertips.

Over 1 Billion Images

Since 1971, MES Hybrid Document Systems has converted over one billion images. Today, our production facility scans over ten million images per month. That’s a lot of images, a lot of experience and a lot of satisfied customers.

From Start to Finish

Our experienced staff takes the hassle out of document scanning by managing every aspect of your project. Services we provide include: Project planning, project management, secure transportation, document preparation, document scanning, file indexing and OCR’ing, image quality control and document shredding.

Peace of Mind

Our document scanning services are guided by two very necessary hallmarks: security and process. We employ a strict “chain of custody” process at our federally certified Controlled Goods conversion facility, located in Markham, ON. This process tracks all client files throughout the process for the purposes of auditing and emergency retrievals.

Any Document

We’ve seen it all! From round paper to a document almost 400 feet long, our team and equipment can handle your document scanning projects. Some of our biggest projects included clients in manufacturing, financial services, medical records and many other industries and departments.

Experience Matters

We've been in business for over four decades. 

  • +12M images scanned per month 
  • We offer secure conversion facilities
  • We are trusted by companies that you know
  • We encourage you to compare us to competitors