Large format scanning, also known as wide format scanning, is the process of digitising paper based plans, blueprints and technical drawings to formats such as TIFF, PDF or JPEG. Using advanced imaging scanners we can convert drawings up to 55 inches wide and a few meters long either in black and white or colour format. The scanned images can be supplied on a disk or via a secure Sftp and originals can be returned or securely shredded with BSI certification.
Wide format drawings can take up significant amount of space in the office or an archive room due to their sizes and formats. In most cases the drawings are accessed on a regular basis by engineering, maintenance, manufacturing and operational departments and require easy and instant access.
In some instances it might be the case that most of the drawings are redundant or relate to legacy products but are not sorted into what’s required and what can be disposed off. For this reason all drawings are kept in storage which takes up space and in the event of retrieval it can take quite some time to find the relevant drawing.
Regardless of the scenario, the scanning of drawings and storing them in a digital format is always beneficial to any business as it can cut operational costs and improve workflow as well as providing safe storage, instant access and digital sharing capabilities.
Our wide format scanning team have worked with various scenarios over the last 15 years and delivered the most suitable and cost effective solutions to meet each of our clients scanning requirements.
The process begins by understanding your industry, the volumes of drawings, the departments who would need to have access and how often. Initial discussion and a scoping exercise enables us to understand each clients‘ requirements, this can be carried out over a telephone or by arranging one of our team members to visit your site for an on-site survey which is free of charge and recommended for large projects.
Once we have established the volumes of drawings, plans or maps etc., and the purpose of digitisation, a quotation is supplied with our recommendations and options for our clients’ consideration.
Depending on the size of your project from few to tens of thousands of drawings, we can supply a quotation upon receiving your enquiry, typically the same day of your request for small size projects or few days for larger volume scanning and conversion requirements which may involve our free of charge site survey for extra piece of mind.
Our three easy steps to scan wide format drawings;
The drawings can be scanned to any digital format as well as in black and white, grey-scale or colour and digital data supplied on a disk, USB media or via our secure download area. Our latest scanning technology can scan as wide as 55 inches and automatically takes care of any poor quality originals and image optimisation.
Copy or Print of drawings
Repair and Conservation
Here are some of the additional indexing services that you may wish to consider while planning the scanning and conversion of your drawings, this is particularly recommended for medium to large volume drawings scanning projects;
Certified to BSI standards, the originals can be securely shredded upon approval of the digital version.
In conjunction with the EN BS ISO 9001:2005, 27001, 14001 and in-house implemented quality, security and compliance procedures allow us to deliver peace of mind scanning services to our client. We are an approved document scanning and data capture scanning service provider to many reputable health, education, manufacturing, financial, logistics etc. organisations.
Founded in 2003, with almost 15 years of valuable knowledge and expertise in delivering successful document scanning and data capture services through the UK to some of the most reputable and globally known organisations.
We operate from a custom built document scanning and data capture centre, which is built around security, safety and confidentiality. The site is monitored 24hours a day by security and CCTV systems.
The document scanning and data capture bureau is equipped with the state-of-the-art dedicated document, Microfilm media, Books and Large Format Plans scanning and capture technology; catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service provider for scanning and digital conversion needs . We continually invest in our staff training and latest technology to ensure that we are delivering quality and innovations at all times.
Pearl Scan Group has the infrastructure to provide quick turnaround for urgent document scanning needs to taking on a large volume scanning and conversion of documents, microfilm media, books etc. projects. Our document scanning and data capture service centre always run at 80% of its productivity allowing 20% space and resources for on-demand, ad-hock projects.