Scan Scrapbooks

Scan & Print Scrapbook Pages

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We provide the UNIQUE service of Scanning,
Printing and Archiving your one of a kind
HANDMADE scrapbook pages

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There are so many
reasons to scan,
reproduce, and archive
your precious pages!

Why Scan Your Family Scrapbook Pages

If you are the scrapbooker, family historian, genealogist, or the designated keeper of the family albums in your family, we are here to help you.


If someone else in your family is playing that role and has most of the family albums and would like to share the pictures and documents, we can help you get copies made.  We can scan and reprint from the set of scrapbooks in their possession.

Heartfelt Gift from a Scrapbooker

Have you ever spent a year or two making a modern style scrapbook and then proudly showed it to a family member who says, “Wow, I love that… can you make me one too??” REALLY? As a scrapbooker, I am sure you have heard this!! Now, you can have your beautiful artwork and family treasure scanned and reprinted for family and friends. It can be printed 12×12 or 8×8 or many other custom sizes.

There are endless types of scrapbooks that can be used as gifts:

  • your childhood album ->  to siblings
  • your wedding album -> to parents and in-laws
  • your parent’s 40th wedding anniversary – > give the original to your parents and copies to yourself/siblings
  • heritage scrapbook-> to any interested relative
  • your child’s first year of life -> to grandparents, godparents, or the child when grown
  • family vacations -> other families attending the trip
  • etc, etc….

Frame and Hang a Page on the Wall

We can scan/print your favorite scrapbook page and you can place it in a frame to be hung on your wall or that of a family member or friends. For example, you can give grandparents a 12×12 frame to represent each child. Then as you do your own scrapbooking for your books each year, you can copy your best page of each child and update the frame each year. This keeps you working on your OWN scrapbooks while keeping family and friends updated without having to stop and make unique pages for each person. Or, we can scan/print a page that you did for your child’s favorite sport that year or a page that you created about their best friend.  This can be hung in his or her room. You keep the original in your scrapbook. Just frame the copy!

Heritage Scrapbooks & Family Drama

There are so many reasons to scan, reproduce and archive these family treasures. Most obviously, these scrapbooks are one of a kind. Certainly, more than one family member would be interested in them and would enjoy having a copy of the book. How many times after a relative dies do family members argue over family photo albums of pictures that are in terrible condition where the people in the pictures are not even identified? Why not preserve and reproduce these scrapbooks for family during a happy time? Why not let the elderly relative have the fun of sharing stories and identifying pictures to make the copied scrapbooks event more precious?

Destruction & Deterioration

If any of your family’s scrapbooks were made anytime before the 1990s, it most definitely is not made with archival pictures nor were archival pages or adhesives used. Your pictures, usually the pages, and books themselves will deteriorate over time. There is also the chance of a devastating event such as a flood, fire or any other kind of destructive event causing the loss of your family’s one and only copy of your heritage memories. Even in the age of digital scrapbooking, you could lose your computer or hard drive to one of these events.


There are several options for getting your scrapbook scanned and reprinted. We offer many different sizes. Each size includes the scan price. We do offer bulk discounts upon request.

Size Options

12×12 scrapbook pages can be printed:

  • The same size (12×12)
    • $6.50 each page
  • Smaller size (8×8)
    • $4.00 each page

Both sizes come out very nicely.  The 8×8 is a good option for large orders and for when you are using the scrapbook as a gift for someone who might not have a shelf or storage space that can properly and safely fit a 12×12 scrapbook. There is nothing worse than giving someone a beautiful 12×12 sized scrapbook only to see it jammed crooked onto a shelf.  (You scrapbookers know just what I mean.)

8 1/2 x 11 scrapbooks:

$4.00 per page

Odd sized scrapbooks:

Estimated upon request

Note: It is the customer’s responsibility to take the pages out of the album or page protectors for the scanning process and to put them back in when done.

Types of Scrapbooks

When requesting to have your scrapbook scanned and reproduced, it is important to know what kind of scrapbook you own so that Harbor Scrapbooking can better help you with your project and estimate what needs to be done and what the cost and process might be. When people think of scrapbooks, they fall into 4 basic categories of books that store family photos. It usually depends upon the time period or decade(s) that the book was put together.  To make the scanning process easier, Harbor Scrapbooking categorizes scrapbooks into the following types when discussing projects with clients:

1. Modern Day Scrapbooks:

Made by scrapbookers with archival papers and photographs. There was a movement in the early 1990s to scrapbook in a very artistic way using paper and journaling near the picture while always using archival quality papers, inks, adhesives, pictures, and embellishments. Many new scrapbooking companies and products were produced to support this growing industry. Within this category there are two main types:

  • One type is where a scrapbooker would scrapbook directly on a page that was attached to the book itself that would be either strapped in or held in to the binding by posts. The scrapbooker would put the design and pictures right on the page itself or on a piece of paper that fit the scrapbook page and then would be adhered directly to the page itself. The main example of this type of page is the Creative Memories strap bound style pages.
  • The other type of page is where the scrapbook has plastic sheet inserts (either top or side loading) attached to the binding either by straps or posts.  In this case,  an entire piece of paper is used as the base of the scrapbook page and is slipped into the plastic sheet.

2. Pocket Photo Albums:

These albums come in many shapes and sizes. Typically the pictures are just placed in the book with no other decoration or journaling involved. Most have slide-in slot like pockets that would fit one picture each. Each page would have multiple pockets.

3. Magnetic Photo Albums:

In the 1960s and 1970s, the most EVIL type of photo album was created. 🙁 🙁 These magnetic albums with their sticky pages and plastic overlays were hugely popular.   Every family line has a stash somewhere . However, the pictures in the albums have yellowed, faded, deteriorated, and ripped.  Now, these pictures are either completely stuck to the page while the glue on these pages eats way at your family’s memories


The glue is so dry rotted, that your family pictures just fall right out every time you pick the album up.

4. Heritage Photo Albums:

These albums were used in the very beginning of photography. They usually had hard covers, sometimes leather, sometimes cardboard. The pages inside were usually a very soft black or brown paper. The book was usually bound with leather string or with cording. The pictures are almost always black and white. If you are lucky, your ancestor who created these albums may have written in a white ink who was in the picture or where the picture was taken. If so, you are one lucky family! In general, these picture are better quality and the albums themselves survive a little longer than the later 1960 & 1970 magnetic albums. Talk about technology taking a leap backwards! Even so, these pages can dry rot, so can the binding and the pictures definitely fade. None of the material used for these books was archival. Often cement  glue or school glue was used to adhere photos. However, the photos are much better quality and can be restored with less effort than the 1960-1980s photos. It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that photos started to be printed archival.