Top Rated Blueprint Scanning in San Francisco, CA

Discover the ease and efficiency of transforming your extensive collection of paper documents and photographs into versatile, accessible digital formats. Our Blueprint Scanning Services are expertly tailored to convert traditional paper materials—ranging from architectural blueprints to historical photographs—into high-quality digital files. These files include PDFs for easy sharing and archiving, digital images for online publishing, and ebooks for portable and convenient reading.

We are committed to providing a cost-effective and secure solution for high-volume document scanning, ideal for businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies that aim to preserve and enhance the usability of their documents. With over 20 years of dedicated service in the document scanning industry, we have refined our processes to ensure precision, rapid turnaround, and compliance with the highest data protection standards.

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    Blueprint & Maps Scanning

    High-Quality Blueprint Scanning Service for San Francisco Bay Area - eRecordsUSA

    Experience seamless digital conversion of your architectural blueprints with eRecordsUSA’s state-of-the-art scanning services, tailored for unmatched precision and accessibility.



    We eRecordsUSA, welcome you to our blueprint scanning services! Are you tired of dealing with cumbersome, hard-to-read paper blueprints? Are you looking for a way to digitize and organize your design plans more efficiently? Our blueprint scanning service is here to help you.

    Our team uses state-of-the-art scanning equipment to accurately and efficiently convert your paper blueprints into digital files. These files can be easily accessed, shared, and edited on a computer or other electronic device.

    Not only do digital blueprints save space and reduce clutter, they also make it easier to share blueprints, schematics, and other technical drawings with team members, contractors, and clients. Plus, with digital copies of Blueprint & maps, you’ll never have to worry about losing or damaging important documents.

    All of your wide format blueprint scanning services needs can be fulfilled at eRecordsUSA. We specialize in blueprint scanning services – our team can handle projects of any size and documents of any size.

    Large Format Document & Blueprint Scanning

    Blueprint and map scanning is the process of digitizing physical blueprints and maps into a digital format. This allows you to easily store, organize, and share large-format documents.

    One common use of blueprint and map scanning is in the construction and engineering industries, where blueprints and maps are frequently used to plan and execute projects. By digitizing these documents, it is easier for team members to access and review the plans, and to make any necessary updates or changes.

    A few typical examples of a large format document would include:

    • Architectural Blueprints
    • Engineering diagrams/drawings
    • Large non-standard book pages
    • Newspaper sheets
    • Maps
    • Schematics

    Blueprint Scanning Methods

    Several different methods can be used to scan blueprints and maps, including flatbed scanners, drum scanners, and specialized large-format scanners. The choice of scanner will depend on the size and resolution of the documents being scanned, as well as the intended use of the digitized versions.

    In addition to digitizing the documents, blueprint, and maps scanning services may also include cleaning and restoration of the original documents, as well as color correction and other image editing services to ensure that the digitized versions are of high quality.

    Overall, blueprint and map scanning is a useful tool for anyone who needs to access and share physical blueprints and maps regularly and can help streamline the process of working with these documents.

    How Does Blueprint Scanning Work?

    Blueprint scanning is a process that involves digitizing physical blueprints or architectural plans into digital format.

    THE PROCESS BEGINS by obtaining the physical blueprints and preparing them for scanning. This may involve cleaning and flattening the documents to ensure the best possible scan quality.

    NEXT, the blueprints are scanned using specialized equipment, such as high-resolution scanners or even 3D scanners for more complex projects. The scanned images are then processed and edited to ensure accuracy and clarity.

    ONCE THE MAPS OR BLUEPRINT SCANS ARE COMPLETE, they are saved in a digital format, such as PDF or CAD, and can be easily accessed and shared via computer or the cloud.

    Blueprint scanning has numerous benefits, including the ability to make edits and annotations to the digital blueprints. Overall, blueprint scanning streamlines the architectural design process and allows for more efficient and effective communication and collaboration.

    For high-quality large-format blueprint scanning, hiring a document scanning service would be the best choice.
    Since the large format scanning has certain special considerations as they are bigger than the standard document size (8.5″ x 14″), they can be scanned using special scanners.

    Blueprint Scanning Benefits

    Blueprint scanning offers several benefits to individuals and businesses alike

    Improved Efficiency: By digitizing your blueprints, you can easily access them from any device with an internet connection. This means you won’t have to waste time searching through physical files or drawers to find the blueprint you need.

    Enhanced Collaboration: With digital blueprints, multiple team members can access and edit the same document at the same time. This makes it easier to collaborate on projects and ensures that everyone is working from the most up-to-date version of the blueprint.

    Reduced Storage Space: Physical blueprints can take up a lot of space, especially if you have maps or large documents. By scanning and storing your blueprints digitally, you can save space in your office or workshop.

    Increased Durability: Digital copies of blueprints are less likely to become damaged or lost compared to physical copies. This means you can rely on them for longer periods, reducing the need for costly reprinting.

    Improved Accuracy: With blueprint scanning, you can easily make adjustments and updates to your blueprints without having to redraw them from scratch. This helps to ensure that your projects are completed accurately and to your specifications.

    Why Choose eRecordsUSA For Blueprint Scanning?

    At eRecordsUSA, we are dedicated to providing top-quality document scanning solutions to our clients. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your blueprint scanning needs:

    Experience and expertise: Our team has years of experience in the field of document scanning and is trained to handle a wide variety of projects, including blueprint scanning. We have the knowledge and skills to ensure that your blueprints are scanned accurately and to the highest quality standards.

    State-of-the-art equipment: We use only the latest and most advanced scanning technology to ensure that your blueprints are captured in the highest resolution possible. This ensures that the final scanned documents are crisp, clear, and easy to read.

    Fast turnaround times: We understand that time is of the essence, which is why we offer fast turnaround times for all of our scanning projects. We will work with you to ensure that your project is completed as efficiently as possible, without sacrificing quality.

    Customized solutions: Every project is unique, which is why we offer customized solutions to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. Whether you need large-format scanning, color scanning, or any other specialized services, we have the expertise and equipment to handle it.

    Competitive pricing: We offer competitive pricing to all of our services, making it easy for them to get high-quality blueprint scanning solutions at a price that fits their budget.

    By choosing us for your blueprint scanning project, you can trust that your project is in the hands of experienced blueprint scanning professionals who will deliver exceptional results.

    Blueprint & Maps Scanning FAQs

    What does it cost to scan blueprints or large format documents?
    The pricing for scanning blueprints and other large format documents depends on various factors such as size, condition, scanning requirements, volume of drawings and how they are currently situated, for example rolled up, or folded in file folders. Additional cost influencers include the turnaround time requested, volume of documents, scan type, resolution, file naming, and indexing requirements, which are all tailored to the intended use of the scan. We provide detailed estimates after an initial no cost/ no obligation consultation to assess your specific needs.
    How are blueprints and large format documents/ drawings scanned?
    At eRecordsUSA, we employ a range of professional, top of line, high-resolution wide format scanners to digitize a variety of large documents, drawings and blueprints. This ensures a highest -quality scan reproduction in various digital formats such as JPEG, TIFF, and PDF. Our process includes preparatory work, such as removal of staples, paperclip and bindings, correct dog-eared corners, repair damaged areas, insert separator sheets, necessary repairs before digitizing. After which we scan the drawings in either sheet fed or flatbed scanners, using protective sheets. Images are then audited for accuracy, clarity, cropped, deskewed and inverted if needed, and a thorough final quality check to guarantee the accuracy of file naming and clarity of the digital files is done, before providing online access to customers to review the production.
    Is it possible to digitize delicate, old, historical blueprints and large format drawings without harming or reducing their historical significance?
    Yes, eRecordsUSA takes specialized care in handling delicate, old, or potentially damaged blueprints. These documents are carefully handled or repaired if needed and approved, eventually digitized using preservation handling guidelines, that preserve their condition and historical significance. Options like high resolution scans into uncompressed preservation TIFF files, FADGI complaint images, color capture to JPEG access files/ copies, XML indexing data, checksum .md5 files, metadata creation and insertion are available to our customers. We also have the capability to scan large format documents up to 33” x 24” inches in large flatbed scanners, or overhead equipment.
    Where can I get large blueprints scanned?
    eRecordsUSA provides professional digitizing, scanning, and data entry services specifically designed for large blueprints, maps, and large format documents. Our secure and high-quality scanning processes cater to a variety of sizes and conditions. Clients can drop off original drawings, whether rolled up or folded in file folders, at our production facility in Fremont, CA. For larger volumes, we offer assistance in picking up and returning the originals. Upon request, we can also securely recycle or shred the original media, following customer approval, after a thorough review and written consent from our client. We initiate and carry out a 100% audit process to ensure that all drawings and blueprints are scanned in accordance with NARA guidelines before proceeding with secure NAID certified shredding.

    eRecordsUSA has the capacity of having multiple backup scanners, to digitize thousands of blueprints/ large format documents each day and the capability to ramp up production for mission critical projects to meet strict deadlines.

    What is the usual timeframe for scanning blueprints?
    The duration required to scan blueprints can fluctuate based on the intricacy and scope of the project. At eRecordsUSA, our goal is to efficiently handle your documents, emphasizing both swiftness and precision. We view ourselves as an extension of your office, equipped with the resources, technology, and capabilities to manage projects of any scale promptly and accurately, ensuring timely delivery of the outputs as specified.
    Are there any additional services available besides scanning?
    Beyond scanning, we offer several value-added services such as data entry, document indexing, metadata tagging, and integration with document management systems.
    In what format will the scanned documents be?
    Clients can choose from multiple digital formats & scan types & scan resolutions for their scanned blueprints, large format documents, including PDF, TIFF, and JPEG. These options cater to different needs and preferences, ensuring compatibility with various applications. We understand the needs of the customer and generally recommend based on the eventual use. We provide no obligation, no cost consulting for any project, and also a small sized sample scan before our customers even commit to the project.
    Are the scans compatible with CAD software?
    Scanned images can typically be converted into various formats that are compatible with CAD software.
    What paper sizes can eRecordsUSA handle?
    eRecordsUSA has the capability to manage various paper sizes, ranging from standard blueprint sizes to large maps. We can handle documents up to 56 inches wide and of any length. Additionally, we have experience digitizing drawings and charts, including lengthy drawings that span 40 to 50 feet.
    What types of drawings & large format documents can be scanned?
    We excel in digitizing, scanning diverse types of drawings and large format documents, including but not limited to: engineering drawings, topographic maps, site/plan drawings, and sketches & artwork. Architectural renderings, building plans or drawings, part drawings, and blueprint drawings are also within our expertise. Additionally, we are equipped to handle manufactured product designs, schematics and circuit diagrams as well as cartographic and other maps.

    We can digitize large format drawings, in any type of materials such as Paper, Tyvek, Mylar & Vellum etc.

    In which industries do we partner?
    Large format scanning extends beyond blueprint scanning and is not limited to the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industries. We partner with diverse clients such as libraries, archivists, genealogists, data & digitization departments, small & large businesses both private and public, all over the country. Serving small cities, large counties, state & federal governments seeking a more efficient and secure method to handle, share, and manage large format paper documents of any size and format.

    We offer our large format document scanning & digitization services, as well as small format documents, in all of the standard engineering and architectural sizes, as well as in custom sizes. We can help in the following standard sizes:

    Engineering or Mechanical sizes as defined by American National Standards Institute:

    ANSI A = 8.5″x11″ (Regular home office sized paper)
    ANSI B = 11″X17″ (This also the half-size for ANSI D)
    ANSI C = 17″x22″ (Half size of ANSI E)
    ANSI D = 22″x34″ (Our most commonly digitized size for engineering drawings)
    ANSI E = 34″x44″

    Architectural Drawing Sizes:
    ARCH A = 9″x 12″ (1/3 size for ARCH E)
    ARCH B = 12″x18″ (Half size for ARCH D)
    ARCH C = 18″x24″ (Half size for ARCH E)
    ARCH D = 24″x36″
    ARCh E1 = 20″x42″
    ARCH E = 36″x48″

    How are images and documents delivered to clients?

    Once your blueprints and large format documents have been scanned and digitized by eRecordsUSA, delivering the images to you is handled with utmost efficiency and security. We offer several delivery options catering to your convenience and requirements. The digital files can be delivered through secure, encrypted file transfer protocols (FTP), via secure cloud storage links, or on physical storage encrypted devices like USB drives or portable drives, depending on the volume and your preference. Any physical delivery of media generally attracts Sales Tax, which can be obviated by use of digital delivery options.

    Our goal is to ensure that you receive your digital documents in a format that is easily accessible and usable, aligning with your project needs and technological capabilities. Whether you need the scans for immediate project use, archiving, or sharing with team members, eRecordsUSA ensures that the delivery of your digital images is seamless and tailored to fit your specific situation. Contact us here.


    Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Services and to Request a Quote.

    eRecordsUSA is an 2007 ISO Certified Woman Owned Minority small business in SF Bay Area, provides books, document scanning services and more.

    Would you like to receive a free quote for blueprint & maps scanning services?

    Call (510) 900-8800 or email us at [email protected].


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      What Our Client Says

      •   Mr. Sharma is very professional and friendly.  We had eRecords scan our books for archive purposes.  The quality of their service is amazing.  They are fast and timely.  I am very glad that we used eRecords to scan our books and wouldn't hesitate to contact eRecords if we need digitizing/imaging service in the future.

        thumb Esther L.
      •   eRecords has provided an amazing high quality scanning work for our books. Mr. Sharma is very detail oriented and the results are just excellent!

        thumb Eliana D.
      •   I contacted eRecords for a small-scale scanning job. Although they usually work on large projects, Pankaj was more than willing to help with what I was looking for! The scans that came back were high quality, and delivered in a timely matter. eRecords was also the business that quoted me the most competitive price. I would definitely recommend - Pankaj is knowledgable and a great collaborator to work with on meeting any scanning service you may need.

        thumb Nina P.
      •   ERecords USA has provided Fast, Timely, and Amazing quality service for scanning my books and magazines. Ritika, Pankaj, and their Staff are very friendly, flexible, and easy to work with. They go above and beyond in their service. I give them  A+++.

        thumb Rahul P.
      •   I have used eRecordsUSA on three separate occasions and each job was performed exceptionally. All files scanned at high resolution, organized, and returned in a timely manner. Pricing was also very reasonable for such time-intensive work. Management was also very good with their communication.

        I am a digital nomad that owns zero paper, so having all of my files in Google Drive is imperative. With Google's OCR (Optical Coherence Recognition) I can now find my files at lightning speed. ie - I search for [deed], [roof repair], [assessment], etc. and all relevant files "automagically" appear.

        thumb Cameron V.
      •   EXCELLENT quality work. VERY professional. I had some kids art work scanned high resolution that was too large for the scanners at copy shops. eRecordsUSA did a fantastic job and I highly recommend them.

        thumb Stephen M.
      •   ERecords USA provided a fast and accurate turnaround for a request to duplicate X-Rays.  They ensured that copies were accurate prior to payment and went out of their way to produce within a short time.

        thumb Beth S.
      •   Erecords scanned 56 bankers boxes of legal case files and other professional documents for me. This was a particularly difficult and complex job because, in naming files, they had to work from both a written file inventory and the file names on the folders themselves and use a consistent file naming protocol that Erecords and I agreed upon. They did an outstanding job of following this file naming protocol and organizing the documents in digital form to create the file structure that I intended. This job was also difficult because of the variety of page sizes and the age and condition of some of the documents; they managed to accurately capture everything. They also made the job easier for me by picking the documents up at my home. Pankaj at E records was invariably courteous and helpful and spent the time needed with me before the job to develop a digital file structure to make the documents most useful. I highly recommend Erecords for document scanning.

        thumb David L.
      •   I chose eRecords to scan over 2000 pages of yearbooks and several hundred photos from the early 90's to early 00's. I was not disappointed. They were one of the few locations in the Bay Area that I contacted that let me drop off and pickup the material in person. The JPG and PDF scans that they sent me were extremely high quality and OCR'd the yearbooks so I can search for text. They were able to repair one of my yearbook's bindings to the point where I couldn't even find the repair! This place is professional and good value for what I received. If something ever happened to my irreplaceable yearbooks and photos I know they're digitized now and backed up to multiple locations on my network and cloud! Highly recommended, Pankaj and eRecords!

        thumb David B.
      •   I found eRecordsUSA on an internet search and contacted them to inquire about scanning to PDFs a set of some six hundred old, faded, tattered pages of an underground/community newspaper I co-founded fifty years ago.  I lucked out on this first call, finding a most professional, efficient, accessible, top notch company to help me archive my newspaper despite these trying, pandemic times.

        thumb Ted R.
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