Document Options provide a high resolution, high-quality flatbed scanning service for artwork up to A0 in size.
Traditional paper document scanners transport the document through the scanning using a series of rollers. Some materials aren’t suitable for scanning using conventional devices; this can be due to the documents being too fragile, too rare or valuable. Alternatively, there may be a physical limitation such as the size or thickness of the original.
We have a large format flatbed scanning system capable of scanning documents up to A0 size in black and white or colour. Documents are illuminated from above and scanned using the reflected light – the documents we scan on this device are opaque.
Each document is handled individually and carefully placed on the large flat scanner table. The scanner head is mounted on a vertical column and incorporates electronic zoom and focus functions. The head can also be electronically raised or lowered to adjust the image capture area. The operator is able to conduct as many trial scans at different settings to achieve the best result without the need to handle the document.
Our Flatbed scanning system is primarily a method for archiving, record keeping and disaster recovery purposes. Where the requirement is for subsequent high-quality print production, magazine printing and similar, you should consider a drum scanner. We will be pleased to conduct trial scans and to offer advice as to the best process for your requirement.
Typical flatbed scanning applications:
• Fragile documents and artworks
• Mounted documents and canvases
• Tithe maps
• Rare and expensive materials