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Dare to Digitize

(December 2012) posted on Mon Dec 10, 2012

Large-format, flatbed, film, and specialty-scanner solutions.

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Also available are the Synchron ST-Portal (59 x 71 in. max), which offers a vacuum board and texture effect; the Synchron ST-C (17 x 24 and 20 x 28 in.), with a top optical resolution of 600 dpi; and the ST E300 Economy, with a top optical resolution of 300 dpi and is available in sizes from 28 x 39 to 47 x 71 in.

The Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed is offered in Graphic Arts or Photo versions. Both scanners can handle originals up to 12.2 x 17.2 in. and boasts resolutions up to 2400 x 4800 dpi; the Photo version also has a transparency option. Included software: Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology, Adobe Photoshop Elements, FineReader Sprint OCR, and Monaco EZcolor.

Epson’s Perfection V700 and Perfection V-750M Pro photo scanners offer 4800 x 9600-dpi resolutions (4800 x 6400 optical) and can accommodate 8.5 x 11.7-in. media (the V-750 also feature a high-pass optics system and fluid-mount accessory). Both units feature Digital ICE for auto surface-defect and dust removal.

Graphtec America
Graphtec’s 42-in. IS210 Pro LC is a high-performance large-format scanner featuring 600-dpi optical resolution (9600 dpi max), CIS scanning technology, and scanning speeds up to 3 in./sec (at 400 dpi).

Also available are the 24-bit CS510 and CS610 models, which are 42-in. scanners that can hit 600-dpi optical resolution. The CS610 can accommodate thick, rigid originals up to 0.8-in. thick. The two models are available in Base and Pro versions.

Its CSX500 series of scanners offers scanning widths up to 37 in., and can accommodate media up to 1.6-mm thick. Optical resolution is 600 dpi (1200 dpi on the top model in this series).

The Flextight X1 and Flextight X5 scanners feature vertical optical systems. The X1 boasts a resolution up to 6300 dpi and has batch-scanning capabilities. The X5 can reach 8000 dpi, features dust removal, and can also accommodate prints. Both Flextight units have a 3F Auto Scan button that scans with a single click.