About Us

Mr Scan is an family owned professional digital legacy studio based a Grade II listed oast-house in Farnham Town Centre

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At Mr. Scan Ltd, our vision is to achieve family memories into one easily accessible digital format which can be shared with your entire family at the click of a button. We believe that efficient and accessible digital memories are the cornerstone of progress in the digital age, and we are committed to helping you unlock the full potential of your family digital legacy.

Who We Are? Mr. Scan Ltd was founded by digital video engineer Stuart Knight back in 2007 when he found a gap in the market for a quality service offering digital solutions from old photos and home videos, so Mr Scan was born. Our team of experts have increased since our early days with every team member having a deep understanding of scanning technology, ensuring that we deliver the best results every time.

We work for customers throughout the UK and Europe, via mail order or local drop ins.

We carry out hundreds of small to large home projects for members of the public who are looking to achieve their family history in digital form. We have also carried out many large digital conversion projects for county councils, celebrities, art galleries and other large companies who require a professional service they can trust.

Our priority is to ensure that personal touch to all our customers treasured memories and keep our service affordable.


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We want to stand out from the crowd, we want to be different and most of all we want to give you a service you will want again and again.

With the capacity to scan over 3000+ images daily bulk orders are no problem.

We are an Eco-Friendly company, we cut down on waste and recycle wherever possible.

From the moment we receive your films they are our responsibility, and we do everything within our power to look after and store your films in the correct manor, we know they are your memories and treat them with respect.

Working for many existing customers again and again with most of our projects from recommendations.

Fully insured to protect our customers.

Our services offer great value for money, you won’t find a better-quality scan at a lower price – If you do let us know.

Honest and independent feedback on our website showing live up to the minute reviews.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out our customer reviews

Sue LampardSue Lampard
16:06 14 Nov 22
Brilliant service. I had a mixture of LPs and cassette tapes that I wanted preserving. Stuart said don't do it if it's stuff you can download, which was good so you don't spend money unnecessarily. As this was unique stuff from 40 years ago downloading wasn't an option. The service was easy to use, friendly and very quick. Will definitely be my go to place for any future requirements.
Stuart SmithStuart Smith
13:58 02 Nov 22
Had many of my old APS films scanned by Mr Scan so I can view them online in the future and share. Job done as promised and promptly. The files were easy to download & the originals were returned a couple of days later. Far more efficient than any scanning I could do at home, and at decent price per film too.
Jamal AkbarJamal Akbar
08:28 06 Oct 22
I just wanted to say thanks so much for a superb job you have done on the slides. I’m really astounded at the quality. These belonged to my grandfather and are coming up to around 60+ years old. A few years ago my cousin and I had tried scanning them in individually, trying to colour correct and enhance the quality, but that was nothing compared to what you have achieved. It’s like we’re looking at them for the first time. I had no idea that they were all colour slides. I assumed they would be black and white.My dad and extended family, who were kids in those photos, are suitably impressed and extremely happy. Thank you so much for your care and attention.
Carrie TaylorCarrie Taylor
18:57 04 Oct 22
Thank you so much Mr Scan. I sent some old pictures in and asked if they could scan them for me. Amazing fast service at a great price, I highly recommend this company.I will definitely be a returning client.Very professional friendly service.Thanks again. 5-* service
08:41 25 Sep 22
Thank you Mr Scan. I sent off over 80 precious family slides from the 1970’s to MrScan. The photos contained precious memories. Mr Scan returned the slides and memory stick promptly, neatly and securely packaged and the results are wonderful. Clear images, precious memories accessible once again. I would highly recommend Mr Scan. Thank you!!
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Take a read of a blog by one of our customers

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Why Us ?

So why chose Mr Scan Ltd ? here are a good few reasons.


Our Professional Equipment

We only use top quality professional equipment worth tens of thousands of pounds. You only want to get your films scanned once, get them done right in the first place ! Most of our competitors are using cheap domestic scanner such as the Nikon or Canon scanners.  Avoid these types of scanners at all cost, they offer low quality scans and may even damage your film. Domestic scanners are for the home market and not designed for heavy workloads with quality results.


Mr Scan Advice – Ask our competitors what scanners they use. Our scanners are clearly listed on our website.

Oast House where are we

Our Studio

We are NOT a part-time business like many run from a  family home for some extra cash in the evenings, we work full time from our dedicated digital legacy studio located within the a grade 2 listed oast-house in Farnham town centre. We have heard that one of our competitors has scanners set up in their family kitchen.


Mr Scan advice – Always run a Google Street View check on the address where you will be sending your precious films.

Stu and Theo

Our Team

We are not just another faceless website company working part-time from home. All our staff are full-time and always happy to chat through your project, you can discuss your requirements and we can talk you through every part of our service if required.

Our technicians are well qualified engineers with many years of experience in digital imagery and video with a passion for photography and video.

Find our more Meet the Team !




Backup data of your images is stored on our 200TB RAID storage unit until you have received your order are completely happy with the result. In accordance with our terms and conditions regarding our delivery process.

We never share any customer details with anybody, all data and images are kept in house. Also we do not send junk emails.

Mr Scan only use state of the art scanners to produce the perfect image, we do not use any of these DIY home scanners available in the back of newspapers or at your usual PC store, these DIY units offer very poor quality images in comparison and mostly with no or little dust removal technology.


Our previous contracts include photo archiving for many county councils, universities, celebrities, art galleries and doctors surgeries, scanning the entire stamp collection for Royal Mail, BBC, Marine life for the Scottish Government, Library and Archive Services for the Welsh Government and many more camera clubs and institutes


Below are a few examples of our previous business customers.

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our team


Stuart Knight
Stuart Knight - Company Founder & Managing Director

“Car enthusiast and mobile DJ in his spare time”

Stuart started Mr Scan in 2007 when he realised that there were no companies out there that could offer that dedicated personal service to scan his collection of photographs, so he invested in the equipment and the rest is history.

Stuart has worked within the video and digital imaging industry since 1993. Having previously been involved in with digital image restoration for the CCTV industry working with police and government agencies, Stuart is more than qualified to look after all your digital conversion needs.

Stuart is a proud father of two and enjoys photography and DJing in his spare time.


Robert Knight
Operations Manager

“Loves football and managing his local kids football team”

Rob joined the team full time in 2014. He has a very keen eye on getting images just right.

Toni Greenway

Toni Greenway

“Loves her collection of budgies”

Toni joined the team in September 2016 on a marketing and business development role. Toni has a BA (Hons) in business and law.

In her spare time Toni can be found with her budgies, she has a large aviary where she cares for, rescues and breeds budgies.

A quick word from our company founder and director – Stuart Knight

Anybody can scan but we’re experts of our field. We know what the scanning industry is all about. Please be aware of dodgy backstreet companies, you need to be able to fully trust the person or company that you are sending your life time of memories to.

Many people think it easy to buy a cheap domestic scanner, set up a basic website and expect to be able to run a successful digital scanning company, Mr Scan has worked for many years in this industry and has a glowing reputation with all our customers including large companies and high profile customers, if you are comparing us to other please fully check what the competition are offering, do they really have all the credentials that they boast to have on their website, are they really using professional equipment, how long have they been trading?

 If you have any doubts over using Mr Scan simply ask, we will truthfully answer any questions you may have, we are an honest company and more into keeping a happy customer base than making a few extra pounds on the side. Trust is certainly the word to use when dealing with your lifetime of memories

Details of some of our Scanners

Professional dedicated scanners with the latest technology. We DO NOT use domestic home scanners that you see in the shops that many of our competitors use.

Some of our scanners are modified to adapt to our system and run a bespoke software setup that only us at Mr Scan use, we have designed it in house and nobody else uses it. This gives us a superior scan giving what photography expects have called the best quality scan possible.

We are upfront an honest about the scanners that we use we have nothing to hide, why not ask our competitors what scanners they are using, most will either refuse to let you know or tell you that they use the DIY home scanners for the likes of Nikon or Canon, these are low volume scanners built for the domestic market not the professional market. If a competitor of ours claim to use the domestic range of scanners then avoid at all costs these scanners can damage your precious films or slides, we know as we have tested most scanners them in the past to compare results.


Kodak Professional HR500


The world’s fastest high-resolution scanner

Kodak scientists have perfected breakthrough ‘Digital ICE’ technology which can correct blemishes and other defects found on negatives – creating digital image files actually superior to the original film.

The HR 500 Plus Film Scanner is seriously clever. Digital ICE technology automatically removes surface defects, like dust, from a scanned image


Value in excess of £35,000


Pakon F series Plus – 7 x High Resolution Scanners

The F-Series is a high quality Film Scanner for 35mm (negative, positive, or B&W) or APS. The F-Series scans rolls up to forty images, as well as strips down to two frames.
The scanner automatically reads the DX code from 35mm film. Built-in DX code reading means correct frame numbering. Low maintenance via automatic calibration and diagnostics.
Cleaning brushes remove static and dust before film is scanned. Digital ICE Technology accurately identifies any other surface defects on film and automatically removes them during scanning processes.
Scanning capabilities at multiple resolutions gives the F-Series the flexibility to meet the most demanding output requirements. The patented high-speed scanning technology and efficient work flow management software (one scan equals unlimited outputs) make the F-Series Plus an excellent choice!

Value in excess of £9,000 each


Noritsu Range of Film scanners

Includes Digital ICE technology, which corrects dust and scratches on the base layer of film, as a standard feature

Includes Noritsu Digital Masking technology to correct dust and scratches on the emulsion layer of film during scanning

Value in excess of £15,000