How can I estimate how many document pages I have?

Last update on 01/31/2014 by Web Admin.

As price is always a key issue for estimating the scope of a scanning project, giving IPC's Bureau team an estimate of the number of pages involved will aid both parties.

We would suggest taking 3 sample files - a small, mid range and a large volume file- and see how many pages are in each. A visual check of the filing system can then give a rough idea of the number that fit into each category. A simple maths sum can then be ascertain the potential size of any project.

IPC's bureau scanning service can also work with clients on a budget basis, to avoid project overruns.

As a rough guide, a 4 drawer filing cabinet (full) may contain in the region of 30,000 sheets of paper. A full lever arch file some 250-300 pages and an archive box approx 2,000 – 3,000 pages.

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