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How to Boost Large Format Productivity

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

How to Boost Large Format Productivity

When you’re talking about any type of business productivity, one of the top priorities is getting organized.  Getting organized can take many forms, from making lists to removing clutter, but it’s important to realize that getting organized is not the goal.  The act of becoming better organized functions as a microscope that magnifies what works and what doesn’t.  Getting your business organized can provide insight into the effectiveness of your overall systems and provide valuable direction in workflow improvements that can benefit your bottom line.  Let’s look at the typical organization in many businesses that deal with large format drawings.  

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Topics: large format productivity, Large Format Scanners

How Do You Choose A Large Format Scanner?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 02:52 PM

How Do You Choose A Large Format Scanner?

In the early days of large format scanner technology, there weren’t a lot of options, and most of what was available was very expensive.  The first large format scanners were black and white only.  There was no color scanning capability. In the early 1990’s color scanners were introduced and gradually, throughout the ensuing years, scanning technology has improved and scanner costs have come down, until today, nearly anyone who needs to scan large format documents can find a scanner that will do the job he needs done at a price he can afford to pay.

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Topics: Large Format Scanners

Contex Large Format Scanners and CAD Perfect Conversions

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Jul 09, 2012 @ 05:11 PM

Contex Large Format Scanners and CAD Perfect Conversions

I recently talked with Scott Shuppert, the President of CAD/CAM Services about using Contex large format scanners and about converting the scanned drawings to CAD.  While Scott states unequivocally that Contex offers the most reliable, accurate scanning technology around (he ought to know, it’s the only scanner he uses for scanning, and he’s tested them all), he also says that by and large, everyone who scans their drawings eventually runs into a CAD conversion dilemma.

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Topics: Large Format Scanners, CAD Conversion, Raster to Vector Conversion

Large Format Scanners – What Kinds of Documents?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 05:10 PM

Large Format Scanners – What Kinds of Documents?

Some large format scanners are designed to handle very specific types of documents properly, while some other large format scanners offer higher degrees of versatility and the ability to scan just about anything. Before you purchase a large format scanner, consider what kind of documents you need to scan or copy. 

Some of the types of drawings you may need to scan include:

  • Technical Drawings
  • Maps
  • Photos and Artwork
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Topics: Large Format Scanners, Large Format Scanning

Large Format Scanners – What They’re Used For

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 05:45 PM

Large Format Scanners – What They’re Used For

In general, large format scanners are scanners are used for one of four things: 

  • Scan and Archive
  • Copy and Print
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Edit and Enhance
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Topics: Large Format Scanners, Large Format Scanning, Large Format

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

Large Format Scanners Convert Paper to CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 @ 01:11 PM

Large Format Scanners Convert Paper to CAD

For many companies, large format documents are a big headache.  The best way to get rid of this headache is to use a large format scanner to eliminate the paper drawings and convert them to CAD files.  Once this decision is made, the question becomes whether to purchase a large format scanner and do the work in-house, or to hire an outside firm to convert the drawings to CAD.

There are pros and cons to both solutions.  In this post, we’re going to look discuss in-house scan-to-CAD options. 

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Topics: Convert Large Format Drawings to CAD, Large Format Scanners, Scan to CAD

Contex's New HD Ultra Large Format Scanners Boost Productivity

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 @ 05:37 PM

Contex touts their new HD Ultra Series Large Format Scanner as "The perfect balance between productivity and ease of use."   We've tried them out and we agree.  Contex has designed the HD Ultra series from the ground up with details that make the difference -- including productivity-boosting operation, superior image quality, and the ability to handle any job we put through them effortlessly. 

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Topics: Large Format Scanners, Contex Scanners, Contex HD Ultra Scanners

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