Participating in the design and build of a new archive facility can be a dream assignment for any archivist. The right room climate, counter space, and scanning technologies were must-haves for the University Archives at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. A Contex IQ Quattro and an IQ FLEX scanner ensure that the finest details in delicate documents, books, and framed photos are picked up and digitized.
Dynamic Reprographics brought in a Contex IQ Quattro scanner to do side by side comparisons with its existing mediocre scanner. The difference was like night and day. Easy to use, high quality results, and automated functionality drew praise from the team.
The reprographics shop now easily handles projects of all sizes, and delivers quality results at a fraction of the time. The shop is now courting new client in the arts communities for scanning projects it couldn’t accept before.
Color matching is hard to reproduce when digitizing artwork for commercial purposes. Danish artist Sofie Børsting thought that digital photography of her artwork is the only way to achieve the quality she wants. However, that is an expensive and time-consuming solution.
We invited Sofie to visit the Contex demo room in Denmark, where she quickly realized that even the entry-level scanners fulfill her quality demands.
Since land surveys play a vital role to a variety of parties, from landowners and buyers to architects and construction firms, municipalities like Ohio’s Perry County Office, can get busy processing these documents in timely and efficient manner. So when demand for the land surveys significantly increased, along with the cost-per-copy, the staff knew it was time to switch from photocopying to scanning. By digitising every document that came in and out of their office, they would have better control of these valuable assets. The scanner did more than just speed up the process; it also impacted the bottom line. The County Office’s financial gains were notable, and so were its immediate impact to the environment.
Artists, businesses, and everyday consumers turn to Graphic Imaging Services (GIS) for high-quality scans and quick turnaround of their valuable hard-copy assets. From blueprints and maps to canvas art and oil paintings, the projects are as varied as its client base. So, when slow equipment started to impact project deadlines, the company purchased a Contex large format scanner. In a matter of three months, the scanner paid for itself. Today, GIS uses the Contex large format scanner for projects that range from high-volume documents to one of a kind artwork.