Plans, Drawings, Maps & Charts

Architectural Plans, Asbuilt Drawings, Maps and Charts

Plans, Drawings, Maps & Charts
Tomes, Volumes & Books

Tomes, Volumes & Precious Bound Books

Tomes, Volumes & Books
Handled with Care

Our specialists will handle and treat your archive material with upmost care and respect

Handled with Care
Client Consultation

Client Consultation about Requirements

Client Consultation
Planetary Capture & Digitisation

Planetary Capture & Digitisation

Planetary Capture & Digitisation
Tailormade Services & Solutions

Tailormade Services & Solutions

Tailormade Services & Solutions
Bulk Scanning

Bulk Scanning

Bulk Scanning
Corporate Wide Solutions

Corporate Wide Solutions

Corporate Wide Solutions

Scanning

SDS Scanning is one the country’s leading scanning bureaus. At our offices we can scan and digitally archive a complete range of paper documents, as well as other physical mediums.

The range of document we are able to scan includes:

  • Normal A4 paper
    We have the capacity to scan and convert between 12,000 and 40,000 A4 sheets of paper per day
  • Black and white
    Documents from the size of a business card through to A0, including engineering diagrams, maps, and architectural plans
  • Colour
    We are one of the few organisations in the country who own an A0 colour scanner. Documents the size of a business card, or as large as 47” x 33” can be digitally converted at our bureau
  • Photographs
    We can process up to 3,000 colour photographs per day, ranging in sizes from as small a postage stamp through to anything as large as one metre in width, by 20 metres in length
  • Other media
    We also have the facility to convert existing microfiche and microfilm archives to electronic files and incorporate them into the resultant document management solution (DMS). This includes conversion of microfiche, aperture cards, and 16mm or 35mm roll film

Our comprehensive range of equipment ensures that regardless of whether we are dealing with 100,000 pages of personnel records or the most fragile document, the largest plan, or longest photo, all can be scanned safely and efficiently. Every item is individually handled by our staff. Below is just some of the equipment we have in our bureau.

Planetary Scanners

With precious or fragile books it is often necessary to use a planetary scanner to safeguard the spine of the book. Our specialist overhead or planetary book scanners can be used to scan all kinds of books, and can facilitate many different sizes, thicknesses and types of bindings. It is especially sympathetic to battered old volumes, or rare and priceless books.

Face-up scanning

These scanners feature a unique v-shaped book cradle and transparent plate to help protect bindings. Scanning is performed without laying out books flat and applying undesirable or unnecessary force to their bindings.

Large Format Scanners

Plans up to A0 size can be scanned, as well as documents up toten metres in length.

For more information on each format, please make a selection from the pages below.

admin archives

Administrative Archives

Administrative Archives

Maps and plan scanning

Architectural Plans and Asbuilt Drawings

Architectural Plans and Asbuilt Drawings

Paper Overload

Bulk document scanning

We can process up to 40,000 black and white A4-sized documents per day with our industrial scanning equipment.

Maps and Charts

Large format Maps and Charts

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Book Scanning

Planetary Scanning

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Bound book scanning

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Microfiche

Microfiche and other legacy slide formats.

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Photographs

Colour and black and white photographs

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Large flatbed scanning

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Fragile and historic archives

We have the skills, equipment and expertise to carefully scan and process fragile and historic archives.

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Glass Slides

Glass Slides

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Transparancies and Negatives

Transparancies and Negatives

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