About Max Communications...

Max Head Office - 2021

About Max Communications

Max has specialised in digitisation and archive services since 1998. Our clients include some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, museums, media organisations and blue chip companies. These organisations trust in our ability to deliver excellent digitisation services, based on leading and innovative solutions. Our clients return time and again because we place an emphasis on developing friendly, mutually beneficial long-term relationships. In 2016 we were granted the Royal Warrant for Digitisation and Archiving Services, a proud moment in our history.

We believe that our extensive experience of working in the heritage, cultural and media sectors, together with high profile commercial businesses, has developed an understanding and appreciation of both the challenges and benefits of digitisation processes that is unmatched by any other company within the industry.

Our scanning and photographic services include, among others, digitisation of manuscripts, books, ledgers, journals, glass plates, photographs, maps, drawings, index cards and microfilm. We have a fully-equipped video, film and audio digitisation department that continues to expand apace. We attribute this to the very high quality of our work. Other support services include OCR, transcription, e-book creation, print fulfilment, framing services, display printing and online image sales.

Our archiving services provide browser-based platforms for digital preservation, archive management, project management, web access and data conversion and extraction, in particular for unstructured data.

Whatever your requirements, you can rely on Max to provide the best possible value and service.

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I have worked with Max Communications and the team for some years. In recent work with their Archivematica iteration in the College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, and other digital work required by varying cohorts in Imperial, Max Communications have been responsive, innovative and demonstrated great problem-solving abilities. The Max Communications team, from the top down, is approachable, friendly and keen to help.

An example is in their engagement for some major confidential scanning projects. The projects were discussed, scoped and agreed to a high standard of hand scanning. Benchmarking was agreed to our satisfaction when the project started, with a fast progress time for the work. They provided rapid access to files, including digitising out of sequence, e.g. one such turn around for hand scanning, editing and proofing a large file was within 3 hours. The digital delivery was by secure online transfer, and the hard disks and hard copy delivered securely by courier.

On a lighter note, digitisation of 1960s academic cine film was carried out promptly and to a high standard, such that it can be reshown at a major conference

--Anne Barrett | College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager | Imperial College London
Max Head Office - 2021