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Large Format Scanning

We can scan A2, A1, A0 or any type of large format document you have

Benefit from enhanced security and instant access to your scanned large format drawings with Storetec’s digital solution. 

  • UK & International service
  • Doorstep collection
  • A2, A1, AO & Custom Scanning
  • ISO 27001 & 9001 accredited
  • Free consultation
  • Confidentiality assured

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How does large format scanning work?

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1 - Collection

Our logistics team will arrange the collection of your large format documents from your office location, whether you're based in the UK or internationally. Specialist large format boxes can be provided.

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2 - Preparation

We will take care of the manual preparation of your large format documents saving you time and resources. This may include removing staples and bindings.

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3 - Scanning

Large format documents are scanned and exported to the format of your choice (PDF, JPEG etc). We will also name each PDF using the drawing code or any other reference required.

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4 - Delivery

Electronic images can be returned via an encrypted USB, SFTP or uploaded onto FreeDocs for effective document management. Physical large format documents can be shredded, returned, or placed into storage.

Benefits of large format scanning

Saved space

It's not uncommon for large format drawings to be rolled rather than folded for storage and preservation. With our large format scanning solution, you can utilise office space for additional desks or even a new meeting/training room.


Due to their size, large format documents can be easily torn, creased and damaged. By scanning these records into electronic copies, you can rest assured that your documentation is safeguarded from unexpected damage, whether this is from spilling your coffee or misplacing the document entirely!


Digital large format documents can be protected behind password and data encryptions, ensuring your business-critical information is secure and confidential. 

What type of large format drawings can Storetec scan?

With years of experience in the document management industry, we know all there is about large format scanning. We've helped hundreds of business transition to a more digital way of working by scanning their large format drawings into scalable PDF's.

We digitise maps, plans and drawings for businesses every day; however, we also have experience scanning custom wide and large format documents including: 

  • Medical Electrocardiograms
  • Seismographs
  • Manuscripts
  • Shipping Plans
  • Architectural drawings
  • Blue Prints
  • Artwork
  • Posters
  • Maps
  • Construction drawings
  • Utility plans
  • CAD
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Digitisation of historical large format documents

Quality assured

In efforts to continually improve our large format scanning service, we frequently invest in brand new scanning equipment. Our state-of-the-art scanners can detect and capture any written notations or amendments made to drawings, including faint pencil marks. This is extremely useful to architects and construction firms who may pencil small but critical changes to plans.

Our large format scanning technicians can also apply colour to your scanned images to emphasise any colour coding that exists on the drawing.

Maintained document integrity 

It’s not uncommon for historical large format documents to be on vellum leaf rather than standard paper. For these types of documents, we have a dedicated scanning team who take extra precautions to ensure the safety and integrity of the large format map, plan or drawing.

Wearing chemical-free gloves, we will take great care when scanning your documents and may complete post-scan enhancements to achieve the best quality image for you. 

What size are A2, A1 and A0 drawings?

Paper documents come in all shapes and sizes; however, maps, plans and drawings are typically printed on A3, A2, A1 or A0. Some drawings may be supersize, meaning 2A0, 4A0 or even larger!

Have a look at our paper size chart for details on the dimensions of various large format documents.

If you have storerooms or boxes full of large format drawings and don't know where to start, we're more than happy to arrange an on-site consultation. One of our knowledgeable consultants will complete a free audit of the records, providing you with useful estimations on the archive size.

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Large format scanning services near me

If you're looking for a secure and experienced large format scanning provider, then look no further.

With a dedicated logistics team, we can collect your archive of large format drawings from any office location or third-party storage provider across the UK or Worldwide. Our weekly collection points include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Newcastle, Southampton, Oxford and Wolverhampton.

If you have offices outside of the EU, we will create a tailored collection schedule utilising air freight and shipping as the main mode of transportation.

Award-winning large format scanning services

Our A2, A1 and A0 scanning services have been recognised globally, and we have been nominated for and won, various awards over the years. We are proud to have been named by the Document Manager Magazine as BPO/Outsourced Scanning Bureau Business of the year for 2018 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Our cloud-based document management system FreeDocs also won Records Management Product of the Year 2019.

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Why Storetec

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All paper documents are digitised in full compliance with British Standard BIP0008 for 'Evidential weight and legal admissibility’. All scanning operations are regularly audited, and we're accredited to a number of frameworks including ISO 27001 for Information Security.

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With over 16 years of experience in the document management industry, we have extensive experience digitising documents for some of the largest organisations in the UK and worldwide.

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At Storetec, we understand the importance of information security and confidentiality. All staff go through a strict screening process which incorporates DBS checks and signing of non-disclosure agreements.

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Connected Services

Microfiche Scanning
Microfiche Scanning

It's not uncommon for historical large format documents to be stored on microfiche and aperture cards. , we've invested in the latest image capturing software to uncover the documents hidden away on your microform.

Document Storage Services
Document Storage

Businesses often approach us with paper archives mixed of frequently accessed and historic large-format documents. We can tailor to provide both large format scanning and document storage services. 

Document Shredding Services
Document Shredding

Following project completion, we can arrange for your paper documents to be securely shredded in line with British Standards. All paper waste is 100% recycled.

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