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What Can a Large Format Scanner Do for You?

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Large format refers to documents measuring 11x17 or larger. The process of large format scanning captures and converts these documents to digital files that are easy to manage, access, and distribute, typically in file formats PDF, JPEG and TIFF. Designed to meet the functionality and scanning needs of technical experts, graphical professionals, archivists and repro departments, devices like Canon's COLORTRAC SC 42c Xpress SCANNER offer the ability to preserve data, right down to the finest details and handwritten annotations, in vivid natural color and full high definition. 

Large-format scanning devices are commonly used to make digital files from hard copies of:

  • Engineering Drawings
  • Circuit Drawings
  • Blueprints
  • Architectural Renderings
  • Manufactured Product Designs
  • Topographic Maps
  • Aerial Photographs
  • Satellite images
  • Newspapers & Periodicals
  • Posters & Banners
  • Fine Art

Benefits of Large Format Scanning

Large format hard copies take up more room, making them difficult to organize. More often than not they’re boxed up and tucked away ‘somewhere in the back’, further reducing their usefulness.

Central Storage, Indexing & Keywords

Because documents are indexed during scanning you can organize them by name, date created, file type, and other categories such as project name and client. You can also assign keywords so that even after they are stored in central locations like cloud platforms or other document management systems, they are easier to find, access and email by means of a simple search, saving time and frustration.

Secure Backups and Archiving

Many large-format documents need to be kept for extended periods of time for compliance purposes. Scanned files can be easily backed up to a designated archival drive or server.

Now there's no need to send out hard copies of drawings and documents to be scanned for you, as you can do them in house, quickly, and at your own convenience. Do you have a library of important large format documents to scan for future reference? Contact Us or give us a call to start a no-obligation conversation! In the meantime, download the flyer for more info about Canon's COLORTRAC SC 42c Xpress SCANNER.