In the business world, large format documents are still very important. In architecture, detailed blueprints need to be done in large scale so every important detail can be read and understood. Engineering professionals also rely on large scale documents for their projects, and some archivists deal with them depending on their field of study. Technology is advancing, and these days many of us need to have these large format documents readily available using the press of a button, no matter where in the world we might be. Large format scanning is the solution that makes this possible. Here’s how and why large format scanning works for business.
How It Works
Large format scanning works by taking oversized documents and feeding them into what’s called an LFD scanner. This scanner digitizes the document and converts it into several kinds of common formats, such as PDF, JPG, TIFF, DXF, DWG, and more. The main difference between large format scanning and regular document digitization, as might be apparent from the name, is the size of the document. Typically, any document 11”x17” or greater is considered large format. Blueprints, posters, engineering and architectural drawings, maps, and more usually fall into this category.
Why It Works
Large format scanning, as part of a comprehensive digital document management plan, works to eliminate a lot of the space issues that some companies face. Documents stored on a cloud server, or even simply on a physical hard drive, is much smaller than storing hundreds or thousands of documents. It eliminates the need to spend a lot of time hunting down documents when needed – simply searching for a keyword in a management software will bring up the necessary document. And it makes the transportation of these large documents more manageable. Architects can carry around and access blueprints of their projects from their laptops or tablets. Engineers can share important project document drawings with colleagues and contractors with the touch of a button. Large format scanning helps promote efficiency and accessibility.
Have Questions? Micro Records is Here to Help
If you have more questions about microfilm or microfiche, Micro Records is here to help you with all of your needs. We can help your business to transition to a paperless way of life with outstanding e-forms and technology. For more information about how we can help you implement your new document management software, visit us online or give us a call at 877-410-SCAN. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.