Pearl Scan Transforms Outdated Aperture Cards into Sharable Data

As businesses across the globe seek to take those important steps into the digital world, Pearl Scan is offering a full aperture scanning service which retrieves information from this outdated storage method, and transforms it into shareable data.

Pearl Scan is one of the leading providers of scanning and digitisation services to prestigious companies across the UK, with previous clients including the NHS, the BBC, Sky and the Metropolitan Police. Their aperture card scanning service extracts all of the information from these cards, which have traditionally been used to store technical data, including blueprints and engineering drawings.

With a multitude of more technologically advanced ways to store data, Pearl Scan is helping businesses still reliant on aperture cards, and all of the outdated technology that comes with them, to shed the dead weight of outdated tech, and move into the twenty-first century.

Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director of Pearl Scan, says, “It’s clear that the future lies in digitisation, not in aperture cards – but for firms out there that are still either reliant on, or harbouring enormous archives of these cards, it’s important for them to find a way to convert this information without losing it. Our service extracts the technical data stored on these files and turns it into digital data which can be saved, edited, shared and used in a more effective, streamlined way.”

Naveed adds, “Businesses nowadays need to be thinking about futureproofing their operations, and getting rid of these outdated apertures is a great first step. Digitising the files will see them through the next ten or twenty years at least, and that’s why we’re encouraging all businesses to start converting their aperture archives.”

Scanning aperture cards and archiving all of the data digitally comes with a multitude of benefits. Pearl Scan can create fast access archives from the information extracted; archives that are fully searchable to users, giving them the ability to locate and view historic files with just a few clicks. The need for scanning equipment is also removed – many of these scanners are old and take up a lot of space in office environments; space which could be more effectively used by many businesses.

The aperture card scanning service by Pearl Scan extracts the information from the cards, before checking and optimising them to ensure the image is of the highest quality in its new digital format. Even aged or poor quality aperture cards can be retrieved, using image enhancement tools that bring the drawings back to life.

To find out more about Pearl Scan and its innovative document scanning solutions visit:





Dakota Digital for Pearl Scan

Contact: Rebecca Appleton


Tel UK: 01623 428996

Tel US: 917-720-3025


Pearl Scan Solutions (Group) was founded in 2003 to support organisations that face critical document management issues and challenges in their desire to go paperless and become more efficient. Since then, we have grown into a leading national document scanning services provider that delivers the highest quality document scanning and data capture services, enabling our clients to successfully unlock the true value of the information contained in their files, resulting in increased productivity, performance, competitive advantages and in most cases significant reductions in cost.