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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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Hewlett-Packard
www.hp.com
HP’s ScanJet 8300 Professional Image Scanner features an optical resolution of 4800 and 48-bit color, and it can handle originals up to 8.5 x 14 in. It also includes a transparent-materials adapter, one-touch task buttons, and Adobe Photoshop Elements software. Also in HP’s scanner roster is the ScanJet G4050 Photo Scanner, which offers 4800 optical dpi and can scan up to 16 slides or 30 negatives simultaneously.

Itek Colour Graphics
www.icg.ltd.uk
Itek’s ICG 369 and ICG 380 are vertical drum scanners. Both models can hit 12,000-dpi optical resolution, ICG reports; the 369 has a drum speed of 1750 rpm, while the 380 has a drum speed of 2000 rpm. The 369 and 380 have maximum scan areas of 12.6 x 18.7 in. (external drum) and ship with ScanXact XL software.

Kurabo
www.kurabo.co.jp
The Kurabo K-IS-A1FW flatbed color scanner features a 24 x 36-in. scanning area, CCD sensor technology, an optical resolution of 400 dpi (800 dpi max), and Kurabo scanning software. Optional software is also available, including Aupier-Gigastitch for image-editing and stitching and Aupier-Gigalay for stitching together multiple images. Paradigm Imaging (scantopia.com) is Kurabo’s exclusive US distributor.

Lumiere Technology
www.lumiere-technology.com
The JumboScan III overhead scanner features a scan area of 6.5 x 16.4 ft., and a resolution up to 20,000 x 12,000 pixels, the company reports. It’s available in RGB and GIS models (both three channels).

Microtek
www.microtekusa.com
The ArtixScan 3200XL is an A3-sized (12 x 17-in.) specialized prepress scanner offering 3200-dpi optical resolution, 48-bit color, and scan-to-CMYK; it can accommodate reflective originals as well as transparencies. Software includes Microtek ScanWizard. Pro, SilverFast Ai IT8 Studio (including Multi-Exposure and Auto IT8 Calibration), FineReaders Spring OCR, and more.

The company’s ScanMaker 10000XL with transparency adapter also features a 12 x 17-in. scan area as well as 6400 x 3200-dpi optical resolution, 4.0 maximum optical density, and dual FireWire and Hi-Speed USB interfaces. ScanWizard software is included.

Mustek USA
www.mustek.com
Mustek’s ScanExpress A3 USB 2400 Pro features a 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color scanning. Also available: the A3 USB 1200 Pro flatbed scanner (11.7 x 16.5 in.), which offers 24- and 48-bit scan modes and an optical resolution of 1200 dpi; and the A3 1200S, featuring 1200-dpi resolution and a 10-sec scan, Mustek reports.


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