Large-format scanning refers to the process of digitizing or converting physical documents or images into a digital format using a specialized scanner that can accommodate large-sized materials.

The term “large format” generally refers to any document or image that is larger than the standard A4 or letter size paper, typically ranging from A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) up to A0 (33.1 x 46.8 inches) or even larger. Large-format scanning is commonly used for documents such as engineering drawings, blueprints, maps, posters, artwork, and photographs, among others.

Large format scanners are typically designed to handle the unique requirements of oversized documents, such as their thickness, delicacy, and often fragile or old nature. They can produce high-resolution images, capture fine details, and are suitable for archiving or reproducing large-format documents.