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Large Format Scanners--Choosing the Right One

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 05:04 PM

What can you do with a large format scanner? 

Scanners are tools. And like any job, things are easier when you have the right tools. But what is the job? What are you going to use the scanner for? Who is going to use it? What will you do with the results? What are the current problems, challenges or issues you would like to overcome with a wide format scanner? Will the cost of buying a scanner be offset by added business, or making your office more efficient?

Here are four main scenarios where large format scanners are most useful:

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Topics: Large Format Scanning, Large Format Scanner, Large Format Scanner Buyers Guide

The Importance of Raster to Vector in Large Format Scanning

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

The Importance of Raster to Vector in Large Format Scanning

Many people purchase a large format scanner with the idea of converting their paper drawings to digital and incorporating them into their CAD system, without giving thought to the raster to vector process.  Raster to vector is the process they will need to go through in order to convert the drawings from scanned raster files to CAD vector files. 

It’s important to consider this whole ”scan to CAD” process before you even purchase a large format scanner, because the initial scanning process is at least as important as the raster to vector process is in determining the final accuracy and quality of the CAD files.

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Topics: Raster to Vector, Large Format Scanner

Large Format Scanning with Contex Ultra Scanners

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Jan 09, 2012 @ 06:16 PM

Large Format Scanning with Contex Ultra Scanners is Large Format Scanning to Meet Your Business Needs.  

Whether you want to accelerate workflows, improve collaboration, leverage physical drawings or boost overall efficiency, a Contex large format scanner can deliver the image quality, speed and reliability that makes the difference.  Add in award-winning Nextimage multi-function software and CAD CAM’s comprehensive knowledge of CAD conversion and support, and you’re sure to succeed. 

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Topics: Large Format Scanners, Large Format Scanning, Large Format Scanner

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