Planning a construction or renovation project is exciting and sometimes frustrating.
But, if you take the time to invest in planning, you ultimately save both money and time, which is why architectural plans are so important.
On the other hand, your plans don’t mean much if people can’t see them. And that is why proper printing, copying, and storing of your architectural plans is essential!
The good news is that Not Just a Copy Shop offers a quick, convenient, and economical system for plan printing, copying, and storing to USB devices.
Let’s take a look at these important steps, one at a time.
Printing Your Plans
Of course, at Not Just a Copy Shop, printing is the core of our business, and our printing is second to none in quality and value. Architectural plans can be printed from a digital file (e.g. a PDF), or directly printed from your hard copies. Digital files can be brought in to our office on USB or other storage, or they can be sent to us through the web.
Hard copies can be printed and scanned simultaneously, and once they are scanned, they can be saved digitally to a USB storage device for safety, convenient reprint, and portability, as we will discuss shortly. Plans can also be printed in colour.
We know that durability and storage are issues that concern our clients, which is why we also offer lamination services for documents we print for you or hard copies that you bring to us. Lamination services provide our clients with exceptionally durable documents, particularly when used in the field.
In some cases our customers already have architectural plans in hand. We can help you assure that you have these plans for as long as you need them. Scanning your hard copies to a digital file means they can be stored or sent as digital files or printed at Not Just a Copy Shop.
We offer superior colour scanning with unique Océ Color Image Logic® technology. Not Just a Copy Shop can scan any hard copy in high-resolution colour or black & white. Create electronic digital files of your hard copies and save to your USB, CD, or other digital storage solution. Or print on our wide format printers for outstanding reproduction quality.
Resizing by enlargement or reduction is also easily accomplished, at your convenience. Scanning prices depend on size of hard copy and resolution required. Scanning information can be found here, or you can contact us directly on (07) 5523 2008.
The Advantages of USB Storage
Compared to hard drives, flash drives use little power, have no moving parts, and for most capacities are small and light. Data stored on flash drives is impervious to mechanical shock, magnetic fields, scratches and dust. USB drives are perfect for transporting data from place to place and keeping the data readily at hand.
USB drives store a lot of data in a very little footprint. USB storage is now available in Terabytes! USB drives have ability to hold many times more data than a DVD or even a Blu-ray disc.
USB storage is convenient. Most personal computers built since 2010 support USB, so your USB storage devices are “plug-and-play” in most circumstances. Some computers can even boot up from flash drives!
If you need more physical security, you can get it! Flash drives are available that have a tough rubber or metal casings designed to be waterproof and virtually “unbreakable”. These flash drives retain their memory after being submerged in water or even run through a washing machine. USB drives have been heated with propane, frozen with dry ice, submerged in acidic liquids, run over with a jeep, and fired it against a wall with a mortar. A company specializing in recovering lost data from computer drives managed to recover all the data from those drives. You simply don’t get this level of security with other storage options!
The Reprint Advantage!
Once scanned & stored onto a USB device, your plans are always accessible. They can be reprinted easily at your convenience and from most modern printers or computers. If you need to transfer you plans quickly you can “reprint” them at remote locations by emailing your PDF’s to whomever they need to be sent to. Once received, your plans can be remotely printed at those locations.
Getting Your Plans Printed, Duplicated, and Protected at Not Just a Copy Shop
Because of the benefits our print/copy/store services offer, you should strongly consider them for your architectural plans and ALL important printed materials.
If you need to print, scan, duplicate, or store your prints be sure to get in touch with Not Just a Copy Shop to explore our services designed precisely for you. Our skilled team will support you at every step of the way, and our services are quick and convenient.