It’s important to choose the right aperture card scanning equipment.
If you are reading this blog, you’re probably considering purchasing an aperture card scanner. Not sure where to start? Whether you need to scan a couple of cards or thousands, it’s very important to choose the right aperture card scanning equipment or service that fits your needs and budget. This blog has been written to inform you about a variety of options available and help you pick the best one.
There are a few questions you should ask yourself.
- What are you currently using to scan and view your aperture cards?
- How large is your library of aperture cards? How often will you need to digitize them?
- Do you have labor available to complete the project?
- Are your cards in good or poor condition?
- How will you edit and clean up the images in order to view and print them?
- How does your information need to be formatted, indexed and organized for quick access?
Don’t buy the wrong aperture card scanning equipment.
There are a few universal and library scanners on the market that can be used for scanning roll film, microfiche, aperture cards and negatives. If you are just scanning aperture cards it’s best to invest in a machine that will give you the best image readability.
Don’t waste your time with a universal, library scanner or obsolete reader printers. They provide you with poor image readability, they are very expensive and take too much time to set up. Tameran’s aperture card scanners provide up to ten times the resolution of universal scanners. Also, don’t let anyone try to sell you a desktop photo scanner. Those machines won’t provide you with the image resolution you need to properly view your drawings. All Aperture Card Scanners are NOT Created Equal is a good blog to learn more about machines to avoid and why you shouldn’t buy them.
Choose the right solution that best fits your needs and budget.
Do you need something to scan a couple of cards at a time?
Quick Scan ACS is ideal for anyone who is always on the go, just needs to scan a few cards at a time and wants something that’s compact and easy to use. This is a great solution for a a business with a reference library of legacy technical documents stored on aperture cards.
Do you need to scan large batches of cards to use in a digital storage system?
C-400 is great for organizations that need to scan groups of cards for viewing, printing, e-mailing or batch scanning for use in a digital document storage or distribution system. You can easily digitize batches of legacy technical documents for day-to-day access, retrieval and management with this machine.
Do you need to scan an entire library of cards?
CS750 is for organizations with dedicated scanner operators and systems seeking to achieve success with the most challenging high-volume digital conversion projects.
Low volume? No budget, resources or time?
We have a variety of custom scanning options that scale with your business and budget.
Scanning isn’t everything.
Scanning a document is just the first step in properly digitizing images. In order to effectively utilize digital images, they need to be easy to read, organized and properly indexed in a document management system. Don’t let someone tell you to use Adobe Photoshop to edit your images. You’ll waste your time opening and editing individual images. Be sure to read our blog Going Digital – Is Scanning all that Matters?
Partner with a knowledgeable expert in micrographics and document imaging.
Tameran has been in business for forty years, and we specialize in developing innovative, customized solutions for document imaging, distribution and preservation. Consider working with a micrographics and document imaging expert when planning your conversion project.