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The Convenience of Having Wide Format Scanners for Business

There are many industries such as engineering, manufacturing, construction and architecture that generate large format plans, documents and drawings. Large format documents like paintings, photographs, posters and graphics are also needed to be scanned for sending to different places. (Information credit: ByColortrac)

Reasons to Invest in a Wide Format Scanner

There are many drawbacks to maintaining large format papers merely due to its size, especially when you have to take it somewhere. This can be a little messy. Therefore, you must think of digitizing your plans, drawings and other documents. By digitizing your large documents, you can save on valuable office space and make it is easy to share the document with the required people.

You must also keep in mind another disadvantage of storing your plans, designs, drawings and other large format documents in paper form i.e., paper disintegrates over time. It is quite logical to store all the documents in digital format to ensure its safety. If you have to send your large format documents to your clients or decision making team, it is very important to send them the digitized version of your document at the right time.

Thus, a wide format scanner can come in handy if you have to mail your designs or drawings. It is also beneficial to invest in a portable wide format scanner so that you can scan on the go.

Benefits of Using a Wide Format Scanner

There are many advantages of going wide with the scanners. Here are a few of them:

Going Paperless

Technology is developing at a high speed, and in this fast paced world, businesses are changing like never before. There is an immediate need for digitization in every business in order to optimize the business operations. Paperwork can be overwhelming when businesses are globalizing - working with remote teams and striving to achieve time utility. A wide format scanner allows businesses to go paperless or reduce their paper storage to a great extent. The digitized form of designs and drawings eliminates the loss of important information. Sharing of information also becomes easier in the digital form rather than having to physically move wide format documents from one place to another.

Improvement Scope

It is difficult to create a design or drawing that is flawless in one go. Scanning of designs or drawings allows a detailed review of the same. This not only allows for improvements to be made, but also helps in detecting any errors or flaws that could have gone undetected in paper format. Scanned documents, if in a higher definition, can be zoomed for better scrutiny and the highest accuracy can be achieved. This enhances the workflow due to the ability to copy and edit documents.


If you store paper for a long period of time, you will see that it deteriorates easily and at a faster rate. When the paper is large in size, it can be difficult to find a safe place to store them. In such a case, the information can be lost forever. Storing the documents in digital form helps in safe storage along with keeping the proper backup to all the information in digital form.

As the digitized files are available when and where they are required, it facilitates faster and better decision making. This proves to be profitable for the business. It also reduces the need for space to store the wide format documents. You can print the documents when you need them, thus saving you from lengthy and resource consuming printing processes.

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