PAPER TO CAD CONVERSION GraphiCad is now able to offer you a means by which your own existing or third party paper drawings & plans can be scanned and converted to AutoCAD DWG files.
This is how it works. GraphiCad receives any hard copy drawing that you wish to be converted and you have specified the version of DWG that you would like the output to be converted to i.e AutoCAD LT 2010 or AutoCAD Pro 2014 etc. GraphiCad scans that drawing, to a PDF, and forwards it to our service provider. A combination of automation and manual manipulation is then employed to turn your paper drawing into a fully functional DWG CAD file that can be used within almost every CAD package. You can post us your original, or if it’s valuable we can arrange Courier collection. Of course, you can deliver it in person and, usually within 3 Working Days of receipt, we are able to email you back your fully functional DWG and return your paper original to you. Costs may vary slightly, dependant on the density and coverage of the drawing to be converted but please see our PDF Price List for the Standard service.
DEMAND SCANNING GraphiCad can scan your documents, up to
A0, in colour or mono using our most recent investment, the Colortac Smart LF36
scanner. We can scan to a PDF, TIFF, JPEG & PNG file formats and this
device enables us to offer on demand Colour Plan Printing from your original
hard copy drawing or other images.
SCANNING GraphiCad also provides an archiving service
and will transfer your existing paper history to an electronic file format, of
your choice, at a volume and pace to suit your requirements and budget. We are
willing to negotiate a notably lower price based on Volumes and Time Scales Call
us or email for details.
PLAN PRINTING For colour CAD work, we have two 36”
Hewlett Packard DesignJet Colour Inkjet Printer/Plotters. This hardy model held
the reputation of the workhorse of the HP stable and quickly prints 4 colour
work up to 600x600 dpi. For standard inkjet CAD output, we prefer to print onto
a smooth, fine quality but economical Xerox 90 gsm Uncoated Paper.
VARIATIONS For that more important presentation or
specialised application, we alternatively offer Satin Photobase Paper, Matt
Presentation Paper and translucent 112gsm tracing paper or 75 micron Polyester
Film. However, if you have a requirement for prints onto materials other than
these, please advise & we will almost certainly be able to accommodate you.
& WHITE PLAN PRINTING GraphiCad offer the
services of an A0 On Line Plan Printer, a fast and economical way to produce
low cost working drawings sent or delivered electronically.
& WHITE PLAN COPYING is achieved with our analogue
A0 Ricoh Plain Paper Plan Copier for the reproduction of manually drawn
originals or copies from copies. This machine makes low cost 1:1 Black &
White prints from hard copy originals. As standard, both Black & White
machines print onto Xerox 75gsm Plain Paper but many other options are
available. See our price list below or contact us for details.
COMBINATION OF SERVICES For a comprehensive but reduced cost service, we are happy to combine the attributes of all of our machines. For example, to print original high quality Presentation Colour CAD print, for your client, with our Hewlett Packard Plotters and make subsequent, low cost, Black & White working copies, for their tradesmen, with either the Black & White copier or digital printer.
HARD originals can be a manual ink or pencil drawing, an
inkjet or pen plot or even a copy of an original drawing. We can reproduce from
originals drafted onto any media, tracing paper, translucent film, vellum or
white opaque paper, even from old dyeline prints, the appearance of which, we
may also be able to enhance. Further, your choice of folding or rolling is
included in the print prices given.
BY POST is a popular option for our remote
clients. We are happy to mail prints back to yourself, the designer/originator
or back directly to your client and/or their tradespeople. This is charged at Royal
Mail’s current Cost + a modest 30 pence tom cover the Envelope and Label.
BY COURIER If we have printed a larger job for you,
or you require timed and signed for Delivery to your important client, UK Mail
are the service we use to ensure your satisfaction. Billed at Cost.
COLLECTION is available for our local clients. Our location offers parking directly outside of our premises. We also have an outside collection box for Out of Hours pick ups.
Click here (pdf) for a table of costs for the standard reprographic services we provide. Please contact us for any higher volume, different print material or more elaborate requirements you may have and we'll readily work out a proposal specifically for you. All of the prices offered Exclude VAT.