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Large Format Scanning

Digitising A2 - 4A0 large format drawings into secure electronic documents

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

  • Remote working 
  • Free consultation
  • Reduced costs
  • A2, A1, AO & custom scanning
  • Quick, flexible access
  • ISO 27001 & 9001 accredited

How does large format scanning work?

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1 - Collection

We will pack and collect the large format drawings from your office through our internally managed fleet of tracked vehicles. For large-scale projects, a collection schedule will be arranged to suit your diary.

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2 - Preparation

On arrival, all archive boxes are booked onto our internal tracking system and transferred to production where each drawing is manually prepared for scanning (removal of paperclips & staples).

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3 - Scanning

Our experienced technicians will scan your documents in B&W or colour, exporting the digital image to your preferred format (e.g.PDF). Electronic records will be indexed with the drawing code or any other reference required.

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4 - Delivery

Electronic documents are uploaded to the cloud, enabling flexible, remote access and effective document management. Alternatively, you can choose access via SFTP or an encrypted hard-drive. 

Benefits of large format scanning

Free up valuable office space

We all know large format drawings are a pain when it comes to office space. By taking paper out of the equation, you will free up valuable space which can be utilised far better, for example with additional desks.

Protect records from damage

By storing large format documents yourself, you always run the risk of accidental damage from spilling your morning coffee or misplacing the record entirely. Mitigate these risks by with indefinite access to critical information for years to come.

Quick access & improved workflow

With a structured electronic archive, you can locate and review the information you require within seconds. What’s more, at the click of a button you can share large format documents with colleagues or clients across the world.

What type of large format drawings can Storetec scan?

With years of experience in the document management industry, we know all there to know about large format scanning. We've helped hundreds of businesses of all sizes, transition to a digital office by scanning their large format drawings into quality electronic documents. 

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
  • Blueprints
  • Artwork
  • Posters
  • Maps
  • Construction drawings
  • Utility plans
  • CAD designs 
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Digitisation of historical large format documents

What about quality?

At Storetec, we're always looking to innovate our scanning bureau and frequently invest in brand new scanning equipment. Our state-of-the-art large format scanners can detect and capture any written notations or amendments made to drawings, including faint pencil marks. What's more, we can scan poor quality originals on vellum, paper, transparency or any other paper type. 

Our large format scanning technicians are trained to adjust dpi, apply colour and carry out image enhancements whenever required to improve image quality.

Our scanning services are also accredited to international standards such as ISO 9001 for Quality Management.

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 a free consultation. One of our knowledgeable consultants will complete a free audit of the records, providing you with useful estimations on the archive size. To arrange this, contact us today. 

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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/Outsourcing/Bureau Business of the Year in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Our cloud-based document management system FreeDocs also won Compliance Product of the Year in 2020.

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Why Storetec

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All records are digitised in full compliance with British Standard BS 10008 for the 'Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility' of electronic documentation. Our scanning operations are regularly audited, and we're accredited to several world-recognised frameworks, including ISO 27001 for Information Security.

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With decades of experience in the document management industry, we're experts when it comes to digitising documents. Over the years we've invested in the latest scanning equipment enabling us to digitise a range of documents for some of the most well-known organisations across the world.

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Our state-of-the-art scanning bureau has been designed to meet the highest standards of document management, security and protection. In addition, all Storetec staff have been fully DBS checked and have signed non-disclosure agreements for your peace of mind. 

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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.

Do you need our services? Contact us today on 0800 612 4065