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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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Newly Corporation
The Scanera TopFace Pro scanner provides high-resolution scanning of 3D objects and is capable of accommodating fabric, wood grains, materials, food, artwork, and more up to 4-in. deep. The TopFace Pro features a 23 x 33-in. scanning bed, a variable light source to bring out shadows and highlights, and a proprietary video circuit designed to interpret scanned data and create a realistic replication. Optical resolution is 400 dpi; output resolution is 100-800 dpi. The scanner comes bundled with Scanera Eyes high-speed viewing/editing software Also available are Flatbed Scanera models (from 16 x 23 to 23 x 33 in.), museum scanners, roll scanners, and more. Distributed in the US by A-Lex International Consulting.

Océ North America
The TC4 standalone color scanner is available in two configurations: standard (for thicknesses up to 0.12 in.) and XT (for thicker media, up to 0.6 in.). Both TC4 models feature scanning speeds up to 16.4 linear ft/min, Color Image Logic technology for automatic quality optimization, and a 600-dpi resolution.
The CS4300 color scanner is available in three scan widths: 36, 42, and 54 in. All boast an optical resolution of 600 x 600 dpi (9600 interpreted) and can accommodate originals up to 0.6-in. thick; includes Océ CopyEasy software.

Designed for CAD studios and GIS environments, the CS4236 color scanner has a 36-in. scan width and boasts 1200-dpi resolution.

Pacific Image Electronics
The company offers five models of CCD scanners including the PrimeFilm 120 Pro, a 48-bit film scanner that supports a variety of industry-standard film sizes (negative and positive); it offers 3200-dpi optical resolution plus automatic scratch and dust removal. Also available: the PrimeFilm 7200 (3600 x 7200 dpi); the PrimeFilm 7250pro3 (7200 x 7200 dpi, Digital ICE3, auto-focus); and the PrimeFilm 7250u (3600 x 7200 dpi, one-button scanning).

Plustek Technology
The company’s OpticFilm series of film scanners includes the recently introduced OpticFilm 120 film scanner, which accommodates 35mm film strips, slides, and 120/220 film formats from 6 x 4.5 to 6 x 12 in. Its bundled with LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast Ai Studio 8, which includes Multi-Exposure (enhances dynamic range, diminishes noise, and enriches image detail) and iSRD (electronically removes dust and scratches from film using the scanner’s built-in infrared channel).