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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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Survey Scanning: How Efficient Are You?

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So you're being proactive with surveying your customers. You have all of the information on paper but now the process hits a huge inefficient stumbling block. What do you do?

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Surveys are an excellent way for companies to gather the thoughts, views and demographics of their customers and potential customers. They can tell you about your customer service or let you see what services your customers would like to see among many other things. Traditionally, surveys were conducted on paper with tick boxes and comments sections and that's the way most people still see it. With the rise of the digital age though, a lot of companies ask customers to complete online surveys for easier completion and quicker data gathering. However, there are still a number of traditionalists out there who feel paper surveys filled in immediately after their experience with the company provide a greater level of accuracy.

Problems With Traditional Surveys

There is one main problem with conducting surveys on a traditional paper-based format and that is time. With the sheer volume of surveys collected by most organisations, it can take a serious amount of time, not to mentioned manpower, to collate all the relevant data before any action can be taken. The information contained in completed surveys could be very useful for any organisation but if the data is not recorded correctly (due to human error) or takes too long to reach the relevant people, that can have damaging effects on progress in the company.

So how can we keep the benefit of accuracy of opinions with paper surveys but provide a future-proofed and efficient way of collating the data?

Digitising Surveys

Survey scanning provides to perfect solution. By scanning surveys, you can have all of your data collated digitally to provide accurate and efficient readings of your surveys. This data can then be stored electronically on a USB, CD, DVD, shared network or in the cloud. You can say goodbye to having to hire extra staff to deal with the surveys and even generate revenue in the process. Let's take a closer look at the benefits digitising surveys can bring;

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  • You can free up space because once your surveys are fully digitised, you will no longer need the hard copies.
  • You will save all of the time previously wasted trying to collect the data yourself.
  • You won't need to hire extra staff as the job can be cost effectively outsourced.
  • With proper data capture technology, you will get more accurate results.
  • You can secure the information so it is not lost, stolen or damaged.

How to Scan Surveys

Here at Pearl Scan, we offer a completely bespoke survey scanning service. Our solutions are cost effective and will save you a great deal of time especially since we handle the entire process from collection of your documents to delivery of the relevant data in digital format. We can capture tick boxes, multiple choice questions and we can even manually enter handwritten text. We can deliver your data in whichever format you prefer such as CSV, XML, SPSS, Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access and all of our services are fully accredited with recognised security certificates. If you would like some more information, take a look at our dedicated page or get in touch today for your free, no obligation quote.

 

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For more information feel free to give us a call: 
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Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900

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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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For more information feel free to give us a call: 
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Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900

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Why choose Pearl Scan

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We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.

Our data capture and document scanning services offered in London are accredited to industry standards.