Aperture Card Scanning Services
Our aperture card scanning service is one of our many micro-media scanning specialities. We scan and convert aperture cards for companies and individuals alike, and deal with a range of volumes.
Drawn plans on aperture cards are scanned to digital formats
The specialist aperture card digitisation and copying bureau can handle all types of microfilm cards and convert these to digital formats of your choice, such as TIFF, PDF and CAD (DWG or DXF) files. All of our aperture card scanning services are fully accredited to quality, security and data confidentiality.
Our professional service offers next day collection and delivery services nationwide, ensuring a quick turnaround.
Aperture card scanning with retrieval software
Depending on whether you have one aperture card or a large archive of aperture to be scanned, you can either have it collected using our secure door to door collection service, or you can choose to dispatch it to our secure scanning premises.
Once collected, we scan and prepare sample digital images of the drawings stored on the cards, while also indexing the digital created PDF or TIFF files based on individual indexing requirements.
Companies looking to scan and convert large archives of their aperture cards may also benefit from Halogen, which is our open source, free of charge document archive and retrieval software.
Advantages of aperture card scanning
Eliminate the need of a reader or printer
Aperture card readers are extremely costly to maintain and repair. So by scanning the cards to digital format, these costly repairs are made a thing of the past.
Instant and Easy Access
It is much faster and easier to search through scanned digital drawings as opposed to trying to locate the manual aperture card.
Access from anywhere and any time
As more organisations operate from multiple locations and in different time zones, a digital archive of drawings offer the best flexibility.
Document sharing and distribution
Converted scanned documents offer much more flexibility, allowing them to be distributed between different users.
Compared to the physical storage and retrieval of drawings from aperture cards, it has been proven to be much more cost effective to store and retrieve drawings electronically.
Improves productivity and efficiency
Efficiency rises and productivity improves significantly as drawings are faster and easier to find when digitised.
Boosts staff morale
You can improve staff motivation because staff with expanding workloads will feel better with a simpler system that allows them to get more done in less time.
Gives back much needed space
The need for the aperture card cabinets and the reader-printer storage space is no longer required, meaning the freed up space can be used in more effective business ways.
As aperture cards and film media deteriorate with time, vital information can be lost. However digital archives can be relied upon for long-term backup and archiving.
The reduced use of aperture card printers and resources will help the environment and bolster your green credentials.
Document and data security
Data is much more secure and easy to safe guard in digital format than hard copy archives.