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Discover the Magic of Large-Format Document Digitization and Enhance Your Collection

Blueprints need to be captured on a large-format scanner
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By Junior Digital Archivist Alyssa Voss

Ever wondered how to digitize those larger-than-life documents in your collection? Whether it’s oversized newspapers, record books, or even maps and blueprints, we’ve got you covered! At Anderson Archival, we’re here to guide you through the process and ensure that your valuable items are preserved with the utmost care, all while giving your collection a digital boost. 

Standard-size documents and photographs are common, but what about those unique, larger pieces that require special attention? That’s where large-format scanning comes into play, and we’re excited to share our expertise with you!

Not only do programs by the National Park Service, like the Historic American Buildings Survey and Historic American Landscape Survey, rely on large-format photography, but it’s also crucial for preserving accurate duplicates of historic documents. This specialized process ensures that every detail is captured, without distortion or loss of quality.

One major challenge in large-format digitization is maintaining a high pixel count (PPI) or dots per inch (DPI). With our state-of-the-art equipment, we can capture high-resolution images at greater distances, providing crystal-clear images that won’t become blurry or pixelated when zoomed in.

We understand that the protection and preservation of your cultural heritage items are paramount. That’s why we take extra care to support fragile or oversized documents during the digitization process and use proper lighting techniques for accurate color reproduction.

DT Versa onsite at Anderson Archival

We’re thrilled to announce that Anderson Archival is now able to handle even more large-format documents with the addition of our newest scanner, the Digital Transitions Versa.

The DT Versa is not your standard-issue large-format bulk feeder. With options including a flat surface, vacuum table, v-cradle, and adjustable surface designed for books, this machine is built to capture delicate materials with care.

This cutting-edge technology will enable us to digitize bound materials, manuscripts, maps, and translucent materials such as film and glass plate negatives, further expanding our range of services.

Ready to bring your documents into the digital age? No matter the size, reach out to Anderson Archival today, and let’s embark on this exciting journey together!

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