Modernising Your Aperture Cards

These days, many companies are turning to aperture card scanning to access files previously stored on an aperture card. It’s strange to think that at one point aperture cards were the best way to store large engineering drawings to save space. They were revolutionary but times move on and the modern solution is aperture card scanning. We now look on the old aperture card as dated as floppy discs and VHS tapes.

In our fast moving technological world, the only way to hang on to your important files is to keep them as modernised as possible, and right now the only real way to do this is with aperture card scanning.

Aperture Cards vs Aperture Card Scanning to Digital

There has always been something of an argument as to how inadequate aperture cards actually are compared to digital. They have a 100 year life span and are readable by humans as opposed to just computers but they are still fast becoming obsolete.

They are no longer the best and most compact way to hold onto important documents and files. Digital aperture card storage through aperture card scanning now holds that title. The only space digital aperture card take is the amount of space a computer can hold which, for high quality images, we’re only talking a few megabytes while systems these days can hold terabytes of space.

Aperture card conversion to digital also potentially has a much longer lifetime to it than aperture cards themselves. Certainly, computers have a relatively short lifespan, but the files certainly don’t as they can be transferred simply between systems and, if kept backed up well, can be seen by many generations to come.

High profile organisations are now utilising aperture card scanning. The US DoD (Department of Defence) once kept everything on Aperture card, but their files are now primarily stored digitally.

Aperture Card Scanning Process

The process of scanning and indexing aperture cards can be relatively simple when performed by a professional scanning company like Pearl Scan. It also makes sense to outsource your aperture card scanning as buying a scanner yourself to complete the job can set you back tens of thousands of pounds whereas services can convert your files for as little as pennies per card.

The digitisation means you can do so much more with your aperture cards than before. For example, images can be shared via email or over a company network, uploaded online, be edited and have notes added if required. They could also be found in an instant through simple text searches on your computer.

Forward Progress Using Aperture Card Scanning

Aperture card scanning and conversion has come to replace what the aperture card once stood for; simple storage and quick access. Aperture card scanning services not only give you what aperture cards once promised, they also give you so much more for what is effectively pennies per card.

We are an aperture card scanning company so if you would like some more information on the how to scan aperture cards with Pearl Scan or if you would like to request a free, no obligation quote, get in touch today to speak to a member of our friendly and experienced team.