Scanning Documents

Since all documentation is required electronically, you may occasionally need to scan documents that you receive in hard copy. Scanning locations are located throughout all campuses. Below is a list of locations with scanning services for both high-volume and low-volume (do it yourself)scanning and their associated costs.

For information on purchasing a scanner contact your department computer support.

IMPORTANT When requesting scanning services, be sure to request low to medium quality PDFs as your output. Normally a resolution of 300-600dpi is sufficient for documents submitted in eResearch. This resolution also keeps the file size low, which is very important for larger documents due to the upload size limit.

If you have questions about scanning your documents, contact

Expand/Collapse High Volume Scanning (professional services)

UM Printing Services

On premises scanning services:

Law School
Legal Research Building
801 Monroe Street
Room 158
(734) 764-0348

Printing Services
1919 Green Road
Room B-101
(734) 647-0507

Images from 8-1/2 x 11 size paper are scanned at a rate of $70 per hour at minimum (approximately 200 pages). Different sizes including 8-1/2 x 17 or 8-1/2 x 14 are generally scanned using the per hour flat rate.

Booking binding is available in either plastic, tape (soft) or Cerlox (hard plastic – flat) with the tape being the cheapest at $.85 and Cerlox just under $1.00 (depending on size of job).

Processing Time:
2-3 days

File types:
Stored on CD as PDF or TIFF

Office hours:
7:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Shareen, 7-0507

Non UM Printing Services

530 Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2800 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

No minimum page amount, flat fee of $.25 a page for 8-1/2 x 11, mixed paper sizes are $10 each/job

Book Binding – theirs is called Perfect Bind ($25 setup and $5 for the bind), and there are the coil, tape, and comb (i.e. notebook) $3.95 - $4.95.

Processing Time:
1-2 day for 8-1/2 x 11 and up to one week for mix volume/paper size

File Type:
Stored on CD as .PDF

Office hours:
8 -10pm Monday – Friday
10- 6pm Sat - Sun


Expand/Collapse Low Volume Scanning (do it yourself)

To use these locations, you will need an MCard and a uniqname/kerberos password.