Service bureaus have reported to us that we can estimate about 250 wide format documents/scans per day. This equates to roughly 40-60 scans an hour and is based on operator experience, number of operators, staging, work flow set up, speed of the operators and quality of original documents. NOTE: Today's wide format scanners are tough and not limited in speed and will scan as fast as a human can move.
Below is the formula we use to obtain an estimate on how many hours/days it will take for wide format documents to be scanned:
250 scans a day x # of business days a week = # of scans per week / total # of documents = total # of weeks / 4.3 weeks per month = total # of days/months to complete the project.
NOTE: These estimates are based on scanning continuously for eight hours a day non-stop.