Filing Cabinets

Hong Kong Imaging offers comprehensive document management solutions to individuals and corporate clients, including high-volume document scanning on-site or off-site, and document storage arrangements. We can also contract a secure document destruction service for shredding or recycling. Please contact us with the details of your project to receive a quotation.

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PAGE COUNT ESTIMATE REFERENCE

Estimates are based on A4 size pages and are for rough reference only. The total cost of the scanning project will be based on the actual page count.
 
Current Document Storage Estimated Page Count
Loose Documents (unbound) 150 - 200 pages per inch
Standard File Box (12"x15"x10") 2,000 - 2,500 pages per box
Banker Style Boxes (24"x15"x10") 4,500 - 5,000 pages per box
Vertical File Cabinet (18" drawers) 3,000 pages per drawer
Vertical File Cabinet (36" drawers) 4,000 pages per drawer
Lateral File Cabinet (36" drawers) 5,500 - 6,000 pages per drawer
Lateral File Cabinet (48" drawers) 8,000 pages per drawer
Open Shelving 1,500 pages per foot
1-inch Binder 250-275 pages each
2-inch Binder 450-480 pages each
3-inch Binder 650-670 pages each
4-inch Binder 750-780 pages each
5-inch Binder 950-1050 pages each
 

 

SCANNING COST FACTORS

Anything that requires manual handling will raise the project cost. Here are some examples for your reference:
 
  • Document volume - the larger the volume, the lower the price. Applies to documents that can be scanned using a document feeder. Any documents that require flatbed scanning will cost $4 and up.
  • Document preparation - before we scan, we must remove all staples, paper clips, or other fasteners from the pages to be scanned, as well as any sticky notes, Post-Its or other self-adhesive items from the documents. Most customers assume that their documents are ready to scan, but this is rarely the case.
  • File indexing - prices above include automatic indexing, which is the sequential file naming generated by the machine (i.e. image_001, image_002, image_003, etc.). A more complex file indexing system does not necessarily increase the cost. For example, if you need each folder or binder of documents to be scanned into a multi-page PDF file, and the name of each file to match a printed label on the respective physical folder, there will be no additional cost. However, if we need to produce file names that reflect actual content from the scanned images (e.g. invoice number, date, company name, etc.) there will be an extra cost per file.
  • OCR - on small projects OCR is not a considerable burden. However, if we need to process thousands of pages with OCR software, this may increase both the cost and turn-around time for the project.
  • Document security - confidential documents involve a different scanning workflow (scanners are typically not included in a computer network, only limited full-time staff has access to the documents, isolated document storage, optional password protection for output PDF files, etc.) 
  • Project logistics - local transportation is an important cost factor. If we must relocate documents, send staff and equipment to a different location, or must make additional arrangements regarding the project, the additional costs will be reflected in the price.
  • Timeframe - If the work must be done within a strict time period, requiring us to readjust our operational workflow.
  • Other - there may be other factors that affect the price of your document scanning project. Please contact our staff for more information. 

 

 KEY TERMS:

  • Page - one sheet of paper, which may be single sided (if it has content only on one side), or duplex (if it has content on both sides).
  • Image - refers to the single side of a sheet of paper. A two-sided page will yield two images when scanned.
  • Document (also referred to as a "record") - a loose term, which may include one or many pages, either single or duplex. This has implications with indexing (file naming), as usually customers would need a single file name per document, rather than per image or per page. The complexity of the indexing requirements affects the project cost, due to the need for manual handling.
  • File - in our context means a digital file of any kind, for example, a single digital image of an A4 page, or a multi-page PDF file with OCR.
  • OCR - Optical Character Recognition, a processing of the scanned pages with OCR software to turn the page images into searchable and selectable text (which you can copy and paste, for example). OCR accuracy depends on a number of factors, including document conditions, the language of the text, and character legibility. The process is usually 95% accurate.
 
 

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