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Image Access Book Scanner Bed Configurations and Their Meanings

By Large Documents - August 18, 2022

Image Access Book Scanners can be adjusted to 6 different scanner bed modes.  The information below details each mode.

Auto Mode

In Auto Mode, the scanner attempts to recognize the position of the cradles in V-mode or in flat mode.

Flat Mode
In Flat Mode, both cradles are down, a single document lies flat on the scanning bed.

In V-Mode, both cradles are up so that the book lies in the natural reading position in the cradle. This position is very gentle for most old books.

Book Mode
In Book Mode, the cradles are either down or up, but the source material on the scanning bed is handled as n open book and the book fold will be flattened. The source document should be placed as near to the center as possible.

Folder Mode
In Folder Mode, the cradles are both down and a file folder lies on the scanning bed for scanning individual documents in the file folder. The folder should be centered on the surface. The red laser light should be positioned so that it is not directly on any of the folder´s metal rings, so that the height is recognized correctly. If the folder has a light background, please put black cardboard on the folder, under the source document.

Glass Plate Mode
For optimal scan results, Glass Plate Mode should be selected whenever a glass plate is used.  This is found in Bookeye V1 scanners.