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Large and Wide Format Scanning Services

Unleash the data stored on oversized rolls of paper with our large format scanning services. Rather than paper drawings being damaged, destroyed or simply lost, large format scanning gives you instant access to drawings in a digital format, preserving them forever.

We know about these problems. We are a large format scanning bureau based in Manchester with sale offices in London and Birmingham. Our large format scanning service process goes through strict supervision whilst using the latest image processing and drawing scanning technology to guarantee the best possible results.

Professionals in a number of industries use our large format scanning service including architects, builders, construction firms, city councils and artists.

Why large and wide format scanning?

Large format scanning, also known as wide format scanning, is the process of digitising paper based plans, blueprints and large format drawings. Scanning large format documents/drawings can cut costs, improve work flow and modernise your practices. It also provides a safe storage option, offering easy access, sharing capabilities while giving you more storage space in your office.

Our large format scanning approach

Catering for scanning requirements of all sizes. We can offer express scanning with a same day turnaround for small batches of large format drawings, still keeping our production time line small for larger jobs. We can:

  • Drawings files to be converted TIFF, PDF or JPEG format.
  • Give you access to Halogen, free software to store your drawings. This is recommended for a large volume of drawings.
  • Provide a copy or print of your large format drawings, plans, art work, and ordnance surveys in black and white or full colour format with a fast turnaround time.
  • Offer a CAD conversion service, scanning large format drawings and converting them to editable digital format (.DWG, .DXF format).
  • We have the facilities, drawing scanning equipment, experience and accreditations to meet your organisation's needs.

The benefits of scanning large or wide format files

Access plans and blueprints anywhere with our large format scanning services poffered throughout the UK, including Manchester, London and Birmingham.

Sharing and distribution. Share and distribute documents quickly and easily over a local network or online.

Access from anywhere. You'll be able to access scanned images with ease, no matter where you are working from.

Cost effective. Large format scanning has been proven to be highly efficient and cost effective.

Improves productivity and efficiency. As it is faster and easier to find and use plans and drawings, efficiency rises and productivity improves.

Boost staff morale. You can boost motivation for staff with expanding workloads by implementing a simpler system that allows them to get more done.

Gives back space. Enjoy the space that will now be unleashed in your working environment.

Future-proof your business. Keeping track of your documents digitally makes your office more modern and future-proof.

Security and confidentiality. If your large format documents are to be kept in a secure environment, it is much easier to maintain the security and safety of the information in digital format than in hard copy.

Contact us today

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Free trial

We offer a free trial of our UK document scanning services. We can convert a section of your project to showcase the qulity of our digital conversions.

We offer a free trial of our scanning services to our prospective clients.

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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.

Logo's in which Pearl Scan Group has a number accreditations with including ISO