What is large format scanning?
Large format scanning involves converting large or oversized documents, photographs, and artwork into digital formats. It utilizes specialized scanners designed to handle documents up to 60 inches wide, and – if the software buffer allows – almost endless in length.
Most large format scanners can be set to match regional paper sizes such as ISO, ANSI and Arch.
The primary goal of large format scanning is to create high-resolution digital versions of these large documents or images for purposes such as preservation, archiving, accessibility, digital workflows, and print inspection.
Some common examples of materials that might undergo large format scanning include architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, maps and GIS, historical documents and archives, paintings, artwork, posters, photographs, and technical diagrams.
Large format scanners are capable of capturing fine details, colors, and textures, ensuring that the digital reproductions maintain the quality and fidelity of the original materials.