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Large Format Scanning

We offer large format scanning services for A1, A0, and other oversized documents, supporting a variety of document formats such as architectural plans, engineering drawings, maps, artwork, and more.

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Large Format Scanning Services

Using Feed Scanner
We specialise in transforming large format drawings and plans into digital file formats, including TIFF, PDF, and JPEG, tailored to your specific needs. Utilising state-of-the-art large format scanners, we deliver professional-grade digital images, ensuring high-quality reproductions of your documents. Our large format scanning service is an excellent solution for preserving vital documents, offering ease of access and convenient digital storage. Our clients enjoy numerous benefits from this service:

  • All document sizes scanned e.g. A2, A1, A0 and A0+
  • Fully indexed and organised
  • Data delivered via secure download, USB or Pearl Cloud
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A2 Scanning Using A Flatbed Scanner

Scanning delicate, large, or wide format items often poses unique challenges. Many such invaluable documents are too fragile or made of materials unsuitable for standard feed-through scanning processes. To safeguard these precious items, we employ specialised flatbed scanning technology, complemented by our team’s expert handling. We are committed to preserving each document meticulously, ensuring every detail is captured in high resolution. Some examples of our work include;

  • Deed Packs: Safeguarding legal histories and property records.
  • Fragile Large Format Drawings: Capturing intricate details with utmost care.
  • Plans and Maps: Digitising geographical and architectural blueprints.
  • Old Posters: Reviving classic designs and vintage advertisements.
  • Large Photographs: Preserving moments in high-resolution clarity.
  • Historical Records: Ensuring the past remains accessible for future generations.
  • Antiquarian Material: Protecting rare and ancient manuscripts and prints.
  • Photo Canvases and Frames: Scanning without compromise on original quality.
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Nationwide document scanning services


We provide a comprehensive nationwide drawing collection service, ensuring your documents are safely and swiftly transported to our digitisation facility

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Fast Turnaround

Our robust processes guarantee quick digitisation, ensuring you receive your digital files without unnecessary delays.


No project is too big or small for us. Our setup can handle varying scales, ensuring we meet your specific scanning needs.

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Our Comprehensive Large Format Scanning Services

Large Format Scanning for Architectural and Engineering Plans: Utilising the latest in wide format scanner technology, we provide architects and engineers with high-image resolution digital versions of their blueprints and technical drawings.

Artwork Scanning: Our artwork scanner services are perfect for artists and galleries looking to digitise large pieces. Our scanners ensure that the colour and detail of your artwork are faithfully reproduced.

Newspaper and Document Scanning: Preserve historical records with our newspaper scanner large format services. Ideal for libraries, archives, and collectors, we ensure that your newspapers are digitised with care and precision.

Custom Solutions for Unique Needs: Every project is unique, and we pride ourselves on offering customised solutions. Whether it’s a one-off large format scanning project or an ongoing need, our team is ready to provide expert advice and tailored services.

Large format document sizes These are the ISO standard document sizes, but we can also scan non-standard sizes


  • Inches: 16.5 x 23.4
  • Centimetres: 42 x 59.4
  • Millimetres: 420 x 594


  • Inches: 23.39 x 33.11
  • Centimetres: 59.4 x 84.1
  • Millimetres: 594 x 841


  • Inches: 33.1 x 46.8
  • Centimetres: 84.1 x 118.9
  • Millimetres: 841 x 1189
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Why Choose Our Large, Wide, and Big Format Scanning Services?

In today’s digital-first solution world, the ability to efficiently convert oversized documents into digital formats is more than a convenience—it’s a necessity. From architectural blueprints and engineering diagrams to large-scale artworks and historical documents, our scanning services—often referred to as large format, wide format, big format, or oversized scanning services—provide a seamless solution for digitising your most substantial documents. Our state-of-the-art large format scanners ensure that every detail is captured with precision, transforming your physical documents into high-quality digital assets.

Our specialised scanning services cater to a variety of oversized documents. Understanding the diverse needs of our clients, we offer:

  • Exceptional Quality and Resolution: Our advanced scanners ensure that every detail of your oversized documents is captured with clarity, preserving the integrity of the original.
  • Versatility for All Document Sizes: Whether you’re looking to digitise A2, A0, or larger documents, our services are equipped to handle a wide range of sizes and materials, including paper, canvas, and more.
  • Speed and Efficiency: We understand the importance of time in your business operations. Our services are designed to offer quick turnaround times without compromising on the quality of the digitised output.
  • Tailored Solutions: Recognising that every project is unique, we offer customised scanning solutions to meet the specific needs of your documents, ensuring optimal results.
Industries We Serve

Our scanning services are invaluable across various sectors, offering specialised solutions for:

  • Architecture and Engineering: Convert your large-scale blueprints and detailed schematics into manageable digital formats for easy sharing and editing.
  • Art and Design: Digitise your large artworks with our services to reproduce the original’s quality and colour fidelity perfectly.
  • Mapping and GIS: Our wide format scanning services are perfect for cartographers and GIS professionals looking to digitise maps and spatial data for analysis and archiving.
  • Historical Preservation: We help libraries, archives, and museums preserve historical documents and artefacts by converting them into digital formats, making them accessible for research and public viewing.
Choosing the Right Scanning Service for Your Needs

Selecting the best scanning service for your oversized documents involves understanding your specific requirements—be it the type of documents, desired resolution, budget constraints, or turnaround times. Our team is dedicated to consulting with you to identify the most suitable scanning solutions, ensuring that your digitisation project is a success from start to finish.

Additional Services for Our Large Format Scanning

CAD Conversion Services

CAD Conversion

Large format drawings which need to be updated regularly can be converted to CAD formats (.DWG/DXF).

Drawings and plans scanning and conversion

Copy and Print

We can copy and print large format drawings, plans, artwork and maps in colour or black & white formats.

Drawings Repair

To ensure high-quality digitisation process, any drawings/plans which are old/fragile/poor condition can be repaired, suitable for the scanning process.

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Secure Shredding

Our shredding and destruction services provide secure and confidential disposal of drawings and are accredited to BS EN15713 standards.

Benefits of Large Format Scanning

Maximising Space and Clarity with Digital Solutions
Enhanced Accessibility: Digitising large format documents like architectural plans, engineering drawings, or maps makes them readily accessible. Users can easily view, share, and collaborate on these documents online, eliminating the need for physical handling and transportation.

Space Efficiency: Large format documents typically require significant storage space. By scanning and digitising them, you reduce physical storage requirements, freeing up office space for other productive uses.

Improved Document Preservation: Physical large format documents are prone to wear, tear, and environmental damage over time. Digitisation preserves these documents in a more durable digital format, ensuring their longevity and reducing the risk of loss or damage.

Enhanced Security: Digital documents can be securely stored with encryption and backed up to prevent loss. Access controls can be implemented to ensure that only authorised personnel have access to sensitive or confidential information.

Easy Integration with Digital Systems: Digitised documents can be easily integrated into existing digital management systems, streamlining workflows and improving overall efficiency.

High-Quality Reproductions: Scanning technology captures high-resolution images, ensuring that all details are preserved. This is crucial for documents where precision and clarity are essential.

Cost-Effective: Over the long term, digitising large format documents can be more cost-effective than maintaining physical copies. This is due to reduced needs for physical storage, printing, and copying.

Environmental Benefits: By reducing the need for paper copies, digitisation contributes to lower paper consumption, which is beneficial for the environment.

Scalability and Flexibility: Digital documents are easy to scale and adapt. They can be converted to various formats and sizes to meet different requirements, providing flexibility that physical documents cannot offer.

Searchability and Organisation: Digital documents can be indexed and organised efficiently. Advanced search functions allow for quick retrieval of information, saving time and improving productivity.

Large format scanning and digitisation services offer practical solutions that cater to modern organisational needs, aligning with the trends of digital transformation and eco-friendly practices

Related Services


We also scan a wide range of document types, such as technical folders, registers/books, sales/purchase orders, customer files, O&M manuals and more.

Microfiche Scanning

Our microfiche scanning service provides high-quality conversion of documents and drawings to digital formats such as TIFF/PDF/JPEG with added OCR functionality.

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Microfilms have historically been used as a means of storing and preserving drawings and other important documents. However, our microfilm digitisation team is capable of scanning and converting these into digital formats, to ensure easy access and long-term preservation.

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Aperture card

In many technical and engineering departments, aperture cards have served as a storage medium for drawings. Our team can convert and index these cards into digital formats, thus creating a digital library of drawings.


Large or wide format documents refer to printed materials that exceed the standard sizes commonly used in regular printers and copiers. Large format scanning is the process of digitising these documents, such as engineering drawings, maps, artwork, and posters, into a digital format.

Our experienced team handles these documents with additional care, wearing clean cotton gloves and avoiding harmful substances. We use support boards or stands when needed to minimise pressure, ensuring that no folds or creases occur.

Yes, once completed, we can pack the originals for secure transport, ensuring they reach the desired destination safely.

Indeed, we offer secure shredding, destruction, disposal, and recycling of large format documents. Our shredding services adhere to the ISO BS EN 15713 standards, guaranteeing the security and safety during the process.

Yes, we offer nationwide large format scanning services across the UK with secure document collection services.

A2 flatbed scanning refers to the process of digitising physical documents or images of size A2 (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches) using a flatbed scanner. This type of scanner has a large, flat glass surface where documents or images are placed face-down for scanning.