Document scanning service based in Northern Virginia. We convert legal, medical, student, and general office documents into searchable electronic format (PDF).

I have lots of different documents and forms in many different sizes, some are crinkled or torn. Can they still be scanned?

Posted at November 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment

While our scanners are very capable of automatically recognizing different sizes and shapes of paper, they are most efficient when paper is consistently sized. Different form types are not an issue during the scanning phase but require additional processing power if recognition is to be performed. Crinkled, torn, or otherwise damaged documents are handled on a case by case basis. In the worst cases we may take the paper and enclose it in a clear plastic sheath or even individually scan on a flatbed scanner. We have run into everything from paper that looked like it might once have been crumpled up and thrown into a trash can to old carbon copy tissue paper.

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