Large format scanning is the digitisation of documents and other media at sizes larger than A2.


Auto Docs can digitise any large format document (A2+ size to 2A0) you have using a range of high quality scanning & camera equipment to provide you with highest quality digital images available at your fingertips.

We deal with all projects from single scan to large scale projects, scan at resolutions 200 – 1000dpi and output in all common formats.

Type of Large format Material Auto Docs can digitise

  • Plain Paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Clear Film sheets
  • Vellum
  • Paintings
  • Objects
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Examples of Large format documents:

  • Maps
  • OS Maps
  • Technical Drawings
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Construction Drawings
  • Medical
  • Shipping
  • Transport (roads/aircraft/shipping)
  • CAD Drawings
  • Artwork
  • Paintings
  • Printed Pictures/photographs
  • Newspapers – bound and unbound 
  • Technical

  • Resolutions – 200, 300, 400, 600 at A0 size
  • Output formats – tif, jpg, pdf, pdf-a, png

Added Services

  • OCR – software process to create “searchable” documents
  • Indexation
  • Data Capture
  • Hosting on secure repository of images and related data

Benefits of Large Format Digitisation

  • Preservation
    In the event of floor or fire or other disaster event at your premises the information on the documents is safely & securely stored and available
  • Convenience and time saving
    Time & cost taken to go to the archive/library/store and physically locate the document will be saved as digital image will be immediately sourced at fingertips on your computer/tablet/phone. With the advent of remote working lately this is a huge benefit in digitising.
  • Space Saving
    Documents especially larger format ones take up a lot of physical space, save space and cost of space by creating digital images
  • Additional Detail
    The excellent quality of the digital image and ability to zoom into the image can provide information that you didn’t even know existed in the physical document.
  • Changes
    Digital images provide the ability to easily make amendments and created versioned, controlled copies of original without any damage to the original document.

How does our Service work:

Auto Docs:
  • discuss and agree your requirements
  • provide quote for digitisation of your large format documents
  • can provide personalised collection from your premises, or you can drop off at our Glasgow facility (if you are local) or we can arrange specialist tracked courier
  • produce  a small sample of digital images for your approval
  • prepare and digitise your documents
  • provide digital images to you by either encrypted USB/Hard drive/ Secure FTP/Hosted service
  • return of your physical document or
  • arrange secure destruction if storage of physical documents no longer needed

Larg Format Scanning Quote

Please enter the quantities of each sizes into the relevant boxes.

Add any other information and your contact details we’ll send you our quotation, typically within 4 hours.

Alternatively, contact us by

Telephone :
0141 370 3680


Automated Document Services, 
Unit 14 Block 8A,
34 Coltness Lane,
Glasgow G33 4DR.


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