Aperture Cards Scanning and Conversion Services
Our expert team offers a comprehensive service that involves scanning historical drawings stored on aperture cards and converting them into high-quality digital images. The resulting digital images can be saved in a variety of formats, including TIFF, PDF, and JPEG, depending on the client’s needs.
The scanning process involves capturing the image of the aperture card using advanced aperture card scanning technology to ensure a high level of accuracy, clarity and image scaling. Our team takes care to ensure that every detail of the original drawing is captured in the digital image, providing a true like-for-like representation of the original drawing.
Once the scanning process is complete, the digital images can be indexed and catalogued according to the client’s specifications. This enables easy access to the images and ensures that they are organised and easy searchable.
Our team is highly experienced in handling historical drawings and aperture cards, and we take every precaution to ensure that the original documents are handled with care. We understand the importance of preserving these historical documents for future archives and take pride in our role in helping to safeguard them.
Our Process for Aperture Cards Scanning and Indexing Services
We offer secure collection services that operate across the UK, to ensure hassle-free delivery of our customers’ data. Our top priority is to deliver data securely and on time, providing our clients with peace of mind and a reliable service they can count on.
Our advanced technology enables us to convert aperture cards into high-resolution digital images in various image formats such as PDF, TIFF, and JPEG. We provide a scanning service that ensures high-quality results, allowing for efficient digital data management and access.
Our comprehensive indexing service allows for the effortless indexing of data using drawing reference number, titles, and issue numbers, etc. We’ve designed our indexing method to handle any volume of data and it can be easily scaled for larger volumes.
Upon completion of the aperture card scanning process, our customers can receive the final data through various means, such as our secure download portal, a USB stick or hard drive. We can also provide our Halogen and Pearl Cloud systems to manage large volume of drawings.
Aperture Card Drawing Conversion and Indexing Options
We offer a professional indexing service for drawings scanned from aperture cards. Our indexing process involves assigning searchable and meaningful metadata to each drawing, making it easier for our clients to categorise, organise and retrieve their valuable historical or technical drawings.
Here’s how our indexing service works:
- Each drawing is assigned a unique identifier, such as a drawing number
- Further index data can be added to the digital record, including the drawing’s title, date, author, sheet number, issue number, and any other relevant details
- The metadata is indexed in the form of file name (file name convention) and can be stored in a searchable database that can be accessed using specialised software such as our document storage and retrieval software Halogen and Pearl Cloud
Our indexing service provides the following benefits:
- Efficient and easy access to valuable historical or technical drawings
- Reduced time and effort required to locate and retrieve specific drawings
- Improved organisation and categorisation of drawings for easy reference and retrieval
- Preserved information for future archives
At Pearl Scan, we understand the importance of efficient and effective indexing needs, and we’re committed to providing our clients with a reliable and professional service that meets their unique needs.
We also offer a professional post scan image processing service to digitally enhance and optimise drawings that have been scanned from aperture card microfilms. Our advanced image processing software is used to crop, deskew and remove dark shadows or unfocused parts of the image to ensure the highest quality output. Here’s how our service works:
First, we scan the aperture card films using our industrial high-resolution scanners to achieve the best image quality. Then, we import the scanned images into our image processing software, where we can crop the image to remove unnecessary borders and edges, and focus on the drawing itself.
Next, we deskew the image to straighten any lines or curves that may be off-center. We use our software to adjust the brightness, contrast, and exposure to remove any dark shadows and improve the overall image quality. We can also sharpen and apply noise reduction tools to selectively enhance the focused parts of the drawing while minimising the impact of any unfocused areas.
The above image processing work can be carried out on individual drawings or batch of drawings, using both manual or fully automated method, depending on our client’s requirements.
Once the image has been cropped, deskewed, and optimised, we save it as a high-resolution file in a format such as TIFF or PDF, ensuring easy access and future reference or sharing. Our professional service helps to enhance and optimise drawings scanned from aperture card films, making them clearer and easier to read, while preserving their historical significance.
FAQs - Aperture Card Scanning and Conversion to Digital Format
We offer a comprehensive service for converting engineering drawings to CAD format, using state-of-the-art technology and a team of skilled professionals. Our CAD conversion process starts with a thorough analysis of the source drawings to determine the best approach for conversion. We then use high-resolution scanners to capture the details of the original drawings, and our skilled technicians use specialised software to convert or manually draft (As necessary) the scanned images into accurate and detailed CAD drawings. We can convert drawings in a range of formats, including AutoCAD (DWG/DXF), SolidWorks, and Inventor.
Our CAD conversion services can help businesses improve their design processes, reduce errors, and enhance their ability to share and collaborate on engineering drawings.