Scanning older documents brings with it plenty of risks. Old paper is often fragile, and should not be handled more than absolutely necessary. Traditional scanners require the document or book to be placed face down, placing the entire weight of the book onto each page, lifting it to turn the page and repeat. Excessive light can also degrade the inks used in the document, as well as heat the page, degrading it even further. Our methods use LED light sources, which illuminate the document without the heat source that traditional lighting can cause.