Large Format Scanning

Converting your large or oversize print materials into a searchable digital archive preserves them, makes them easily accessible, and frees up tons of storage space.

Large format items such as blueprints, maps, and senior class panels can quickly take up massive amounts of storage space. They can also be cumbersome and inconvenient to access or share. These items are also particularly susceptible to damage due to the difficulty in handling them. Digitizing your large format items makes them easy to access and view right from your computer without taking up physical storage space and without fear of damage. Many large format items also have historical significance, and digitizing them is an important part of historical preservation. Act now to preserve and protect your large format items and the important materials they contain.

ADM Digital Archiving

AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES is dedicated to protecting your history. We offer affordable preservation packages that include a remarkable number of features. Other companies charge so much to scan large format items that digitizing them is simply not economical even without all of the additional services that we provide at no cost to you. Some companies charge double their rates or even more to perform the array of additional services that we include absolutely free when we scan your large format items. We provide so many extras at no charge because we want to do more than just keep your costs low. We want to transform your oversize materials into an easy-to-use, high-quality research tool. A digital archive from AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES is a convenient way to make your large print items accessible without compromising the integrity of the originals. See below all the features you get standard with our basic digitization service.

American Digital Memories offers free two-way shipping with every project. We cover the cost of shipping your property to and from our digitization facility, and we ship your digital product to you free as well. We send you the shipping labels, and we arrange for FedEx to pick up your property at a time that is convenient for you. We also provide detailed packing and shipping instructions to ensure that your property arrives safely with no damage.

We digitize print materials of most any size or age. Our overhead imaging system has stationary scanning beds that capture professional grade images without feeding your originals through a machine. Preserving your original documents is important to us, and we take the utmost care to digitize your large format items in a manner that does not damage the originals.

American Digital Memories beautifully renders your large format items in full color. Our basic pricing covers scanning your materials at a high-quality resolution of 400dpi. We output your digital images in a graphic format of your choosing.

 American Digital Memories employs a rigorous quality assurance protocol to ensure that every item scans properly and that your images are as clear as the originals. We rotate every image to an upright position and adjust the skew of the images so they are straight and neat for quality presentation. Believe it or not, many companies charge extra even for this simple service. We include these services at no cost to you because quality is as important to us as preservation.

Our standard optimization service enhances the viewing quality of your documents. We check the focus, brightness, color, and contrast of every image and adjust them as necessary to ensure your images are clear, crisp, and sharp. Many customers find that their digital materials are easier to read than the originals. This is just another service that American Digital Memories includes at no cost.

Navigating your digital collection is quick and simple. We include our standard indexing services at no cost. We sort, label, and name every item for easy browsing. With our turnkey service, there is no need to presort. American Digital Memories does the work for you at no extra charge.

We find that many of our customers don’t want their original large format items back after we digitize them. We are happy to return your materials to you with free shipping, but if you no longer want them, American Digital Memories will dispose of them for you free of charge. Free shipping or free disposal. Whichever option you choose, we’ll cover the cost.

Even with all of these features added, our per image digitization rate is still lower than many of our competitors charge just for simple scanning. AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES has the resources to craft quality digital products at prices other companies just can’t touch. When you weigh in all of the features we include absolutely free, there is simply no competition. And, of course, it all comes with our amazing customer service.