Scan service


ESIGN Scan service


The high-end scan service digitalises your interior products on a scale of 1:1. The high-resolution product photos are suitable for all areas of classic and digital marketing, and form the data basis for the ESIGN Rendering service and Interiorstudio.

Scan service for interior surface materials

Natural surface structures, impressive product details, brilliant colour rendition: Our high-end Cruse scan system allows digital and true-to-scale scanning of floor coverings and other interior surface materials up to individual dimensions of 2,350 mm x 1,350 mm. The even lighting of the products and special light control with up to 12 different and program-controlled lighting combinations render even the finest surface structures in scanning.

Variable image resolutions for product photos

The ESIGN Scan service offers product scans in various resolutions. Each product can be
digitalised on a scale of 1:1 or 1:2. The selected scale determines the maximum size in
which the product photo can be used, depending on print resolution and angles
(see diagram below).

Example: Product scan usage for a print resolution of 300 dpi

Surface detail image
approx. 2 floorboard widths at the lower edge of the picture

Scale 1:1 = A3

Scale 1:2 = A4

Near-floor perspective
approx. 4 floorboard widths at the lower edge of the picture

Scale 1:1 = A1

Scale 1:2 = A2

Standard room perspective
> 6 floorboard widths
Perspective: >1,40 m above ground

Scale 1:1 = >A0

Scale 1:2 = A0

Generating structural scans

3D representation of surface structures

Special scanning methods are used in order to convincingly represent surface structures with three-dimensional depth in pro-duct photos. Prior to the scanning process, the scanner's light sources are configured in such a manner as to three-dimensionally emphasize e.g. brushed and planed surfaces, synchronous pore structures (embossed in register) as well as 3D structures in vinyl surfaces and render them in accordance with the original in surface photos.

Perfect emphasis of product details

Important product details are often lost in surface representations of flooring pro-ducts. To highlight the special features of your flooring products, ESIGN offers to generate detail scans on a scale of 1:1, which explicitly emphasize your products' individual character. Through so-called composite detail scans (e.g. with a T-joint), additional product properties such as bevel types and colours can be presented in detail and in a near-floor perspective across a surface.

Benefits at a glance

Technical advantages

  • Digital product capture in various degrees of resolution, independent
    of format and in the original size.
  • Every spot of the surface is captured at a constant angle and with constant, homogeneous lighting.
  • No lens distortion around the edges or differences in colour and brightness as
    in photographs.
  • Special structural scans allow the rendering of a surface structure with three-dimensional effect and even lighting across the entire area.
  • Consistent colour management
  • (ICC workflow) according to ISO 12647.

Quality of visualisation

  • Consistent quality for different product formats based on uniform scanning scale.
  • No loss of quality for unfavorable proportions of length and width (e.g. floorboards sized 2,200 mm x 180 mm).
  • Very small scanning distance of 10 to 15 cm.
  • Brilliant colour and surface repre-sentation.
  • Extremely sharp structural focus and detail precision of product surfaces.
  • Special surfaces such as brushed or hand-scraped ones, etc. can be visualized in detail and over the entire area with a three-dimensional structural effect.

Application areas

  • Variable generation of scan data in various degrees of resolution (scales
    in terms of original size: 1:1 and 1:2).
  • Various uses of the product scans for digital and classic marketing materials.
  • Media-neutral archiving of product scans.
  • Smooth data import of the product scans in the ESIGN applications.
  • Efficient usage of the digital data for the ESIGN Rendering service. Can be combined with all room photos from the roomimage picture service.



ESIGN Software GmbH

Warmbüchenstraße 17

D-30159 Hanover

+49 (0) 511 856143-40 (Phone)

+49 (0) 511 856143-43 (Fax)