The majority of competing scanning houses offer bulk scanning at low prices, especially by outsourcing abroad. Often, flatbed scans are used to maintain their rapid turnover rates, sometimes diluting the truth that they have been drum scanned!!
However there are several problems and restrictions with this approach. Flatbed scans limit the level of image quality achieved in comparison to drum scanners. As a result there are very few scanning services that can meet the level of quality required for the medium to high-end markets.
In addition, transporting valuable images outside the country also pose risks of them getting damaged or lost. However Iconoclast Images will be offering door to door service within the UK, as well as insurance (in transit as well as at base) to protect against loss or damage.