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Offering a Broad Range of Scanners

Broad Range of scanners for your scanning project

By Large Documents - September 6, 2017

Large Document Solutions is committed to offer a broad range of large format scanners.  Roll feed, flatbed, and book scanners. 

Roll feed scanners are the most in-expensive scanners comparatively speaking.  At the entry level of roll feed scanners is the portable, 24” & 36” Colortrac Scan! This scanner is perfect for low volume scanning on-the-go.  It offers a padded carrying case for those applications that need to have scans made onsite.  The top end is the Image Access WideTEK 48 CCD scanner.  This is a workhorse machine.  Complete with CCD scanning technology it has an on-board Linux computer.  Access is via a web browser, Scan2Net, and Batch Scan Wizard software.  This scanner is happy in a Microsoft Window, Apple, or Linux environments.  48” wide built to last.  A must for any office either a service bureau or an art studio with high resolution requirements.

Flatbed scanners are another area of scanners Large Document Solutions is an expert at.  Sizes ranging from 18 ½” x 12” all the way up to 50” x 100”.  Depending on your needs they have it all.  All these flatbed scanners include the CCD scanning technology, Scan2NET, walk-up, and Batch Scan Wizard scanning. 

Scanning books can be a hassle they have their own challenges.  The scanners offered at Large Document Solutions fit these challenges.  Scan bound books, artwork still in its frame, newspapers, anything 8” thick or less.  Scan using a foot pedal makes scanning a breeze.  Scanning with Batch Scan Wizard on newspapers and magazines is also a breeze.  Having to hold the book open, the Scan2Net software has tools to remove those pesky fingers on the fly. 

Give us a call, we are happy to tell you all about these wonderful scanners.  Built to last, built for the job!
 
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​How to Avoid Shipping Mishaps and Extra Charges

Shipping Mishaps

By Large Documents - August 17, 2017

So, you’ve made the excellent choice to order a large format scanner from Large Document Solutions—what happens next? 

One detail that sometimes gets overlooked is shipping specifics.  Most of the freight companies have certain regulations they use when shipping products.  In order to avoid any delays or unexpected charges, be sure to let us know of any special details that might be involved. 

Some things to consider:
Does your business have special hours?  Freight companies will sometimes charge an extra fee if they attempt a delivery and no one is available to receive the shipment.  If you let us know ahead of time, we can specify any special hours.

Do you have the strength to receive your order?  This may seem funny, but many of our models are quite heavy and you may need to have help maneuvering them around once they arrive.  For a small additional fee, we can request an extra driver to assist.  We can also ask for “Inside Delivery”, where the delivery driver can actually come into your business and assist with placement.  Another option for a minimal fee is a lift gate, just in case your business does not have a loading dock.

Knowing about these options are available can be very beneficial to the delivery process.  Now that you have placed your order, feel free to let us know any special details that might help with making the procedure as quick and easy as possible.  
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Graphtec Scanner Consistently Runs in Reverse

How to fix a Graphtec Scanner that continually runs in reverse

By Large Documents - August 16, 2017

Graphtec scanners especially the IS and CS models are very good scanners that are durable, travel well, and are easy to use.  Large Document Solutions uses them in our rental pool with excellent results. 

There are times when debris gets caught in the paper detection sensors.  If the debris is logged in the back sensor, the scanner will think it needs to eject the paper and the effect is the scanner will run in reverse continually until the debris is removed.  Here is a picture of the back sensor on an IS210 scanner:

Here is what the scanner is thinking, because of the scanner thinks there is paper in the back sensor (A) of the scanner but the front sensor (B) has no paper.  The only logical action for the scanner to do is move the paper in reverse until the front sensor detects the paper and the back sensor does not.  The scanner is trying to position the paper in the “Start scanning position” or “Load position”.

The solution to fixing this problem is to clean the back sensor with compressed air or a Q-Tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol.  After this is completed.  It is standard procedure at Large Document Solutions to clean the rollers, glass, and finally do a calibration using the Graphtec Utility application. 

Any questions about this process contact Large Document Solutions.  They have capable technicians who can help you through this process.  They can be contacted via email at info@largedocuments.com or by phone (866) 338-4464.
 
 
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Introducing the ROWE 850i Large Format Scanner

ROWE 850i Large Format Scanner

By Large Documents - August 9, 2017

Looking for a state of the art large format scanner?  Large Document Solutions is introducing the ROWE 850i large format scanner.  This scanner uses the newest scanning technology to produce crisp detailed scans.  Scanning widths include a 55” and 60”.  Thick media, no problem.  The 850i-T model can scan up to a 1.18 inch document. The electrically driven ROWE height adjustment works automatically with a push of a button.  How does it do that?  Sensors determine the exact thickness of the original, the lid positions itself automatically at the correct height for a perfect safe scan of the original. 
This scanner is customizable.  Choose your scanner width, the media thickness option, color or express color, and 4 versions of scanning software.

This product will be released, September 2017.  Initial demand is high, get yours before they are all gone.  Need more information?  Contact Large Document Solutions at info@largedocuments.com or give us a call at (866) 338-4464.
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Image Access Preventative Maintenance Procedures - You can do it, we can help

Protecting your large format scanner investment

By Large Documents - August 2, 2017

Image Access Preventative Maintenance Procedures
Preventative maintenance of your large format scanner is very important.  Protecting your investment is smart business.  Most scanners can be serviced by the customer with a little help. Take for example, the scanners made by Image Access.  These scanners are very well made.  For starters, the entire case is made with a metal shell. Other scanners in the industry have a plastic outer shell.  The scan heads are sealed guaranteeing a no maintenance product.  The following is a list defining what is done during a preventative maintenance visit:
  1. Upgrade service pack & firmware.
  2. Clean soft rollers with a cotton cloth with water only.
  3. Clean glass with 90% Isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton or microfiber cloth.
  4. Run the White Balance calibration.
  5. Run stitching calibration if needed.
  6. Clean case.
With a little help via over the phone or via a web meeting all these items can be accomplished by the customer. 
If you own an Image Access, Colortrac, Contex, or Graphtec scanner, give us a call we can walk you through the maintenance of your large format scanner.
  
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Setup Multipage PDF in Batch Scan Wizard

BSW - Batch Scan Wizard

By Large Documents - July 27, 2017

To create a multipage PDF just check the circled box in the “Image Files” tab when creating the job.  To create a multipage and also individual files, just check the "Image File Name" box also.  Once you finalize the job, the file(s) will be created.
It's just that simple!

How to Configure your Image Access Scanner to save as SMB Share

Image Access Scanners - SMB Saving

By Large Documents - July 26, 2017

Prerequisite:  Firmware version 6.50c.
The steps include:
1.    Connect to your scanner via a web browser and launch the Scan2NET Application.
2.    Login as Poweruser.
3.    Migrate to the Scan2NET Power User and select in the “Base Settings” group, then "Templates"
4.    Select the "SMB Share button.
5.    Locate the SMB Configuration "Connect 1" and click "Duplicate"
6.    Locate the "Copy of Connection 1" and rename.  Change the Visibility to "Enable".  
7.    Change the "Server Authentication" from NO to YES.
8.    Enter the workstation Windows signon credentials, userid & password.
9.    Open up Windows Explorer and migrate to the folder in which to save your scans.
       Remember we are configuring this setup as a netowrk SMB configuration.  Start at the "Network" icon in Windows
       Explorer then drill down:

10.  Click to the right of the folder tree.  This converts the format to the proper command line format.

11.  Copy this command line address into the "SMB Path" box in Scn2NET

12.  Test by pressing the "Configuration Test" button.  If all goes well, your ready to scan.

 
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What is the Best Large Format Scanner for Archiving?

Best Large Format Scanner

By Large Documents - June 8, 2017

A good question!  The answer is, it depends.

If your archive project are books, a book scanner is the best.  Our recommendation would be the Image Access Bookeye V1A.
If your archive project are drawings then a roll fed scanner is the best.  Our recommendation would be again the Image Access WT36CL bundle #2 option with touch screen, Batch Scan Wizard, & stand.

So what is the best for both worlds?  The answer is the Image Access Bookeye V1A.  The reasons are simple:
  1. The scan region is a whapping 25 x 33.5 inches.
  2. Optical resolution is up to 400 dpi.
  3. Color depth is 36 bits for color and 12 bit for greyscale.
  4. Many file format outputs including PDF, PDF/A, JPG, PNM, TIFF compressed, TIFF G4.
  5. No installed software needed.  Scan using your web browser or onboard touch panel
  6. MAC and PC compatible.
  7. Adjustable book cradle.
  8. Scan to USB, Network, & Cloud
  9. Scan books, drawings, materials, thick materials.
  10. Ability to scan in 3D compatible mode.
  11. Ability to adjust scans without rescanning.
  12. Easy to use.
  13. Very forgiving, the “Scan & Deskew” feature straightens documents on the fly.
In summary, the Image Access Bookeye V1A is a flexible scanner that conforms to any and all documents.  Let us know what your archive project entails, give us a call at (866) 338-4464.  We would be happy to discuss your Large Document Solution.
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Used Scanner of the Week - Bookeye 4V2

Book Scanner for Sale

By Large Documents - June 2, 2017

Interested in a book scanner at a good price?  Large Document Solutions have the scanner for you.  They have for sale an Image Access Bookeye 4v2 color scanner with very little use.  

This Bookeye 4v2 is equipped with a V-shaped book cradle, a preview screen to control the scanned images. The integrated computer with a fast gigabit network connection enables is perfect for scanning and saving large files to your network share. The integrated V-cradle can be locked at a 120 degree angle. Source documents can be scanned in folder mode, either lying flat or in the more gentle V-cradle position for highly sensitive historical books and other source documents. The V-shaped book cradle reduces the risk of damage to the spine and binding, making archiving and digitization a less invasive process.

This scanner will not last long.  Give us a call, we can help!  Our phone number is (866) 338-4464 or info@largeformatscanners.com
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Used Scanner of the Week - WideTEK 48c

For Sale - WideTEK 48c

By Large Documents - May 26, 2017

This weeks used scanner of the week is an Image Access WideTEK 48c in a CIS scanner.  It is in excellent condition.  New CIS modules and glass are included with this scanner.  A complete scanning system which includes Batch Scan Wizard (BSW).  BSW is a the industry standard scanning tool for high volume operations.  Also included is the scanner stand an catch basket, foot pedal for scanning efficiency, Scan2NET software that is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems.  A 19" monitor attached to scanner stand available for scanning quality control purposes.  This enables the scanner user to quickly quality check each scan.  
 
Integrated in the scanner´s own built in 64 bit Linux PC. It is a true standalone system, capable of scanning directly to FTP servers, hot folders, USB drives, to cloud applications in the internet or copying to printers directly, without the need for an extra PC. Illuminated by more than 1,350 LEDs, it produces extraordinarily sharp images, with color accuracy even superior to many CCD scanners. Document rotation can be done without any penalty.  A scan of an E-sized document in landscape mode at 300 dpi in 24bit color takes less than 4 seconds to scan and another 2 seconds to crop & deskew, preview and store.

This is a must see scanner.  We at Large Document Solutions usually have a good selection of gently used scanners.  This is one of the best.  Give us a call at (866) 338-4464 and we will be happy to tell you about this scanner and others.
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