Scale Down Large Format Drawings With Document Scanning

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Some drawings, plans and maps take up a great deal of space and it can be counterproductive to try and store them in hard copy so what's the solution?

Architects, design engineers, builders and artists are just some of the wide range of people who deal with large format documents on a daily basis. One document can be said to be manageable but once they start to accumulate, which they will more often than not, it can cause a huge storage problem. Where exactly can you store a large number of large format drawings where you can find specific ones again should you need them? Well, this is where large format scanning can help...

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Large format scanning offers an effective storage solution for large documents. It involves the scanning of documents using specialist large format scanners and conversion to digital formats such as PDF, TIFF and JPEG. These digital files can also be converted into CAD (Computer Aided Design) files to enable high quality editing of your drawings on screen. Any size document right up to A0+ can be digitised and the advantage of digitising them will be the amount of space you can save. For example, perhaps you currently store your large format documents rolled up and stored in cardboard tubes. You might think this is a space saver but a large amount of those tubes can soon overrun your office or premises. Not to mention the fact that they could be damaged or lost stored like this. This is one of the main reasons we find people turning to large format scanning. Digital documents take up only virtual space and can be stored anywhere such as USB, CD, DVD, secure FTP, cloud platforms or any number of devices which makes them much more flexible to work with. We are constantly looking for ways to make our lives easier and large format scanning does just that.

Benefits

As well as being a huge space saver, scanning large format documents and storing them digitally instead can also offer a number of other benefits.

  • You can save costs on storage.
  • If you currently hire a member of staff to deal with them, you can save money and generate revenue here too.
  • Digitising is also a big time saver since you can access files with a simple search.
  • You can also make corrections simply without having to create a new document.
  • You can deal with drawings etc. quickly, thus leaving time to do more.
  • With password protection and file encryption, digital documents are more secure than hard copy storage methods.
  • Digital documents are also safe from the damage or loss that paper documents are susceptible to.

Pearl Scan's Large Format Scanning Service

Here at Pearl Scan, we offer a fully bespoke yet affordable large format scanning service for companies and individuals wishing to free up space or enjoy the wide range of other benefits. We have the infrastructure to handle both small and large amounts and can offer a very quick turnaround if needed. If you would like some more information about this service or any of the other scanning services we offer, check out our website and blogs. For a free, no obligation quote for your scanning project, complete our online form by following the relevant links below. 

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Make Manual Processing a Thing of the Past with a Digital Mailroom

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Digitise your incoming mail to easily reduce costs, reclaim valuable time and improve efficiency. A simple process can bring all of those benefits and many more.

What is a Digital Mailroom?

A digital mailroom is a service which collects, digitises and sorts your mail regularly so it can then be stored and dealt with electronically. Many organisations are now turning to this service as a way of dealing with the large amounts of post they receive daily in a more efficient way. In life and business we now deal with a large amount of things digitally so it makes sense to bring your mail into the digital age too and, with the long list of benefits it can bring to companies across a range of sectors, it's not hard to see why so many companies have found the digital mailroom a vital lifeline.

Digital Mailroom- The Advantages

Efficiency-
Simply by having your mail delivered digitally to your computer, laptop, tablet or phone, you can deal with it much more efficiently. You can file it easily to be retrieved at the click of a button as and when you need it. Information can be shared with relevant parties just as easily with the ability to attached the documents to emails and send them anywhere you need in seconds.

Saving Money-
A digital mailroom offers multiple money savers whichever way you look at it. You can save storage costs by storing your mail virtually rather than by physical and often extremely costly means. You can also save money by eliminating any need to hire extra staff to sort through your post, especially if you deal with large amounts daily.

Document Security-
Paper mail can easily be rummaged through and read by unwanted intruders but with digital files you can encrypt and password protect the data to provide a more secure means ofdigital mail receiving your company mail.

Reclaim Space-
Without the need for a space to sort your incoming mail each morning, office space can be used more resourcefully. You will also eliminate the need to store paper documents sent to you in filing cabinets or other means of storage.

Green Credentials-
By dealing with your mail digitally, you will reduce the need to use and store paper documents. You can encourage other workers in the office to deal with correspondences digitally to boost your green credentials and lower the carbon footprint of your office.

Reduce Stress-
With a digital mailroom, you will no longer need to worry about dealing with all of the company mail in-house. With all of the benefits a digital mailroom brings you can rest easy that your mail will be in safe hands and delivered much more efficiently.

What Can Be Scanned?

Everything that comes to your company through the post can be digitised from invoices and letters to contacts and cheque payable. Each document can be sorted into relevant categories to make it easy for you to view your daily mail. Through OCR processing and indexing, all you will need to do is search the file by title, date, sender etc and you will find the document you need.

Digital Mailroom Services

Here at Pearl Scan, we offer a bespoke yet affordable digital mailroom service bringing with it all of the benefits mentioned above. We can collect your mail from your office, local sorting office or from a designated PO Box each morning (Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays) with our secure nationwide collection service. Once at our premises, we will sort, scan and index all of your mail including invoices and cheques which can also be recorded into a separate spreadsheet for your reference. Your digital files can then be made available to you via secure FTP, emailed to you or placed on our online cloud platform, Pearl Cloud. The original documents can then be returned to you, placed into deep storage here at our secure premises or shredded and disposed of.

For more information about our digital mailroom service, get in touch today. If you would like a free, no obligation quote for your digital mailroom project, please complete our online form by following the relevant links below.
 

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Save the Environment...One Document at a Time

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Document scanning can boost your green credentials, lower your carbon footprint and even take steps towards saving the environment.

Running a physical file storage system can be one of the most harmful ways your company is conducting everyday business. Simply by switching to digital file management you can begin saving the environment, one document at a time.

Embrace Digital Document Management

Most companies don't realise the impact their file storage method is having on the environment but continuous use of paper, ink and printers can be very harmful for the planet. This is where digital document management provides a much needed boost for companies' green credentials as well as reducing the release of harmful chemicals and using less paper.

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You just need to complete a few steps to implement an efficient and environmentally friendly document management system.

Firstly, you will need to digitise the files you currently store in hard copy so they can be viewed, edited and share digitally without the need to waste paper photocopying and printing multiple copies.

Secondly, these files should be indexed and made fully text searchable to ensure improved file retrieval times before being placed onto a shared network or online cloud platform.

Finally, you should encourage your staff and colleagues to think twice before printing and send messages via email instead of on paper.

It's quite simple really but the impact can be huge!

Other Green Ideas for the Office

Document scanning can help you take a huge step towards boosting your company's green credentials but it can be complemented by other schemes;simple document management software

  • Cycling to work or car sharing to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Recycling in the office.
  • Switching off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.
  • Encourage the use of mugs and glasses NOT plastic cups.
  • Purchase 'green' office stationery and organic food supplies.
  • Use energy efficient lighting methods

For more green office ideas check out this list.

Document Scanning Services

While we know that you can't wait to start helping the environment, we also understand that sometimes you just can't spare the time to digitise documents and set up new management systems so that's where Pearl Scan can help. As a document scanning company, we handle the entire process from collection of your documents to scanning, conversion, delivery of digital files and disposal of hard copies. Our service is completely bespoke and can be tailored to suit each client's needs offering a huge range of benefits from cost and space savings to efficiency boosts and 'greener' offices.

For more information about our document scanning services please feel free to browse our dedicated website and blog or get in touch today for a free, no obligation quote for your scanning project.

 

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