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Large format scanning services – explained

When discussing the subject of document scanning, many businesses or industries may automatically ‘count themselves out’. Sectors such as education, medicine or engineering may feel as if it will not be possible for them to invest in document scanning equipment or to use a document scanning service due to the fact that they do not handle standard paper sizes or formats on a day to day basis.

However, document scanning and digitisation technology has advanced and expert businesses such as Pearl Scan have leading document scanning machinery as well as highly trained staff in order to be capable of digitising documents of all shapes and sizes. As part of this offering, we provide a large format scanning service, created with the needs of construction, design, engineering, surveying companies and more in mind.

 What are the benefits of large format scanning services?

Ultimately, scanning large files such as engineering drawings, technical products drawings or original artwork means that these oversized, cumbersome documents can be easy to store, access and use within a businesses daily workflow. While still keeping the original file safe, having a digital copy means that staff need only take a laptop, tablet or USB stick when visiting clients to show them their work, rather than bringing many large sheets of paper that could get damaged or lost during transportation. What’s more, sending these files remotely for review can be done at the click of a mouse.

 What types of documents are eligible for ‘large format scanning’?

There are no limits to the size of documents we can scan. Many construction companies use our service for plans scanning applications, but the opportunities really are endless. Here are some of the documents we have scanned in the past:

  • Local area maps
  • Technical drawings/blueprints
  • Pieces of art/illustrations
  • Railways plans
  • Paintings
  • Construction drawings
  • Electrical circuit drawings
  • Ordnance survey maps

A large format scanning service can quickly make even the largest document manageable, providing you with a high-resolution copy of the document in TIFF, PDF or JPEG format as well as .DWG and .DXF format, perfect for a range of business, industrial or personal uses.

Although the types of files that this document scanning service can handle are vast, the process is incredibly simple. You can read more about the collection, scanning and delivery process on our website.

If this post hasn’t covered everything you need to know about large format scanning, a member of our team will be happy to help. Get in touch online, by calling 0845 225 5923 or by visiting the dedicated webpage today!

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