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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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Used Scanner of the Week – Colortrac SG44e Scanner

Colortrac SG44e Scanner

By Large Documents - May 17, 2017

This Colortrac SmartLF SG 44e scanner is in new condition.  This is a demo unit.  The SG 44 model features 6 CCDs with red, green, blue and gray sensor lines. Scan your 44 inch wide originals with ease.  The "e" signifies that this is an "Express High Speed" scanner with unsurpassed 1200 dpi optical resolution.  Like all Colortrac products, this is an instant-on bi-directional LED illumination giving it the ability to scan a wide color gamut.  The SG series of large format scanners scans originals up to .8 inches.

What makes this scanner the “Used Scanner of the Week” is that for the price, it is like getting a new scanner.  A new SG44e scanner with stand is approximately $14,500.  This scanner is priced at only $11,000.  That is a 25% off the new scanner price.  Included with all scanners sold by Large Document Solutions is our top notch phone and internet support for as long as you own the equipment.   

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Used Scanner of the Week – Image Access WideTEK 25 Flatbed Scanner

Image Access WideTEK 25 Scanner for Sale

By Large Documents - May 12, 2017

Another great scanner at a great price is a lightly used WideTEK 25 flatbed scanner.  A perfect solution for your fragile high graphic color application.  Included with this scanner is the remainder of the manufacturer's warranty, Batch Scan Wizard, foot pedal, and more.
This very fast and high resolution color scanner combines user friendliness, production-ready design and compact dimensions to create an entirely new class of scanners. Using bright white LEDs, guarantees long lifetime and best scan results at a very low noise level in spite of the high speed. The camera technology, consisting of a dust-protected, hermetically sealed camera box holding CCD systems using a patented stitching procedure, delivers an optical resolution of 600 dpi.

The WideTEK 25 can scan just about anything - from business cards to diagrams - in A2 format, books, newspapers, maps, construction drawings, bound documents and more. The scanner needs only three seconds to scan the largest format in a brilliant quality. Due to optimized camera technology, the WideTEK 25 is the fastest color scanner for documents up to 25 inches in width.

Its compact size make it the ideal solution for reprographics, copy services, press clipping services as well as in universities, libraries, architectural, engineering and construction offices.

This is the only scanner fully network compatible.  Can be used in a windows as well as Mac environments.  Access scanner via your web browser or the onboard touch panel.  

Give us a call at (866) 338-4464 !

Request a sample scan or online demo.  We Service What We Sell !
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​Scanning Black Boarder Documents with Graphtec Scanners - Case Study

Unlimited Support on Large Format Scanners from Large Document Solutions

By Large Documents - May 5, 2017

A customer called Large Document Solutions asking about their scanner.  The scanner is a Graphtec CS500 large format color scanner.  Purchased from us in 2013.  It has been in active service for 4 years.  No service warranty exists on this scanner. 

The customer called thinking there was a problem with his scanner.  He was trying to scan a document with a large black boarder.  The scanner would not come ready.  The sensors would see the document but the “Paper” light just would not come ready.  When the forward button was pushed nothing would happen.  When the back button is pushed, the paper would eject. 

The customer thought there was a problem with his scanner.  The customer knew he did not have a mantenance warranty service on their scanner.  We took the call.  After about 15 minutes of problem solving, including checking the paper sensors and the curl of the paper.  We scanned an 8 ½” x 11” white sheet of paper.  The scanner worked perfectly! 

Hummmm we thought. 

The customer then offered the information that there was a complete black boarder around the document in question.  He then turned the document over and loaded the back side without the black boarder.  The paper loaded perfectly.  We then tried again the black bordered paper.  Again did not feed. 

AHaH! The problem was discovered!  The problem was the scanner could not detect the paper because it could not differentiate between the black boarder on the paper and the lid.   

The question was asked, are there many of these black boarded documents?  The answer was no.  The suggestion to this one-off scan was to attach a white leader to the document.  This leader will tell the scanner there is paper loaded and where it is located. 

The only post scan activity to this solution is to crop the scanned document to achieve the required result.

Problem solved! 

The moral of this technical story is that Large Document Solutions will support every scanner we sell for as long as you own the equipment.  This service comes with no costs.  Large Document Solutions provide this service as a small token of appreciation from us to you that we appreciate your business.  As we always say: “We Support What We Sell”.  

Give us a call at (866) 338-4464 and let us know how we can help you.
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Used Scanner of the Week – Image Access WideTEK 48c

Image Access WideTEK 48c

By Large Documents - April 28, 2017

Looking for a nice scanner at a great price.  Large Document Solutions have a very nice WideTEK 48c CIS scanner.  In great condition.  This scanner is practically new.  New CIS modules have been installed.  These modules are very important in scan quality.  All New!

Now about this scanner, this scanner includes Batch Scan Wizard (BSW).  BSW is 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, cloud servers on the internet or copying to printers directly, without the need for an extra PC. Illuminated by more than 1,350 LEDs produces extraordinarily sharp images, with color accuracy even superior to many CCD scanners. Scan an E-sized document in landscape mode at 300 dpi in 24bit color takes less than 4 seconds.

If you are interested in this wonderful scanner, give us a call at (866) 338-4464, will have technicians standing by!
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Scanning in a Secure Environment Using Image Access Scanners

Image Access Scanning

By Large Documents - April 20, 2017

Scanning in a secure environment using Image Access Scanners can be a difficult process wading through the levels of security.  One easy alternative is to connect a stand-alone/non-networked computer directly to your Image Access scanner.  These Image Access scanners connect via an Ethernet cable.  No need for a cross-connected Ethernet cable.  The scanner is smart enough to detect the cable wiring and adjust.  The process described here is general but gives the steps to successfully create a mini-network with one computer and a scanner.  This process can also be done with a network hub between the two pieces of equipment.
  1. Directly connect the computer to the scanner with the Ethernet cable that came with the scanner.
  2. Boot computer, the computer should obtain an IP address from its own DHCP application or from the hard coded or preconfigured IP address currently in the system.
  3. Open a command prompt window and find out what the computer’s IP address is.  This is done by typing in the command “ipconfig” and press enter.  This will display the IP address of the computer.
  4. Take the first 3 digits of this IP address displayed.  This will be the first 3 digits of the scanner’s IP address.  The 4 digit needs to be defined.
  5. In that same command prompt window, use the command “Ping”.  With the structure “Ping xxx.xxx.xxx.###.  Where xxx.xxx.xxx is the first 3 digits of the workstation and the ### is a number you made up.  If the ping command comes back stating it can’t find that device, then this value is a good address to assign the scanner IP to.
  6. Enter the unique IP address into the scanner and save it.
  7. The configuration is complete.
  8. Test your configuration by going to the workstation connected to the scanner and typing that IP address in your web browser.  The main menu for the scanner should display.  Once this happens, you’re done!
Any questions about this process contact Large Document Solutions.  They have capable technicians who can help you through this process.
 
 
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Large Format Scanner Used Models: A Smart (and less expensive) Option

Consider a Used Reconditioned Large Format Scanner

By Large Documents - Dionne P. - April 13, 2017

As you are browsing through our website viewing the different options we offer, you may be thinking, “Wow, several of these models would be perfect, but they are way out of my price range.”  

Well, we have a great option for you to consider: Used models.  If you take a look at our used area, you will see several units that are available. Some of these are lightly used demo or floor models, and some of them came from repeat customers that have upgraded.

At Large Document Solutions, we pride ourselves on the quality of our used equipment.  Each unit has been cleaned and tested by our experienced IT department and would be a useful and less expensive option for you to consider. 
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How to Make Sure there are No Holes in your Work (Scans)

Image Access Bookeye 4 Removing 3 hole punch marks

By Large Documents - April 7, 2017

One of the many features of Image Access large format scanners is the ability to handle many types of original document quirks.  Today we have a document that has been 3-hole punched.  As in the example below, these can be easily removed from the scanned document.

This is an 8 ½” x 11” white sheet of paper.  Scanned with an Image Access Bookeye book scanner.  The only option change from the "Out of the box" scanner default configuration is the “Crop and Deskew” function has been activiated.  This is done with a simple button push.  This document in the scanner bed was also not placed straight.  After this initial scan, the document is perfectly straight as you can see!

In the 2nd graphic to the right, the same document has been scanned.  This time the “Punch Hole Removal” button has been activated, also a single button press.  Notice there are no black punch holes in the scan.  It should be noted that a 2nd scan was not done, the edit was done on the fly with no additional 2nd scan.  A great time saver!  The Image Access scanner removed the hole punches immediately.  

One nice feature about the “Punch Hole Removal” tool is that it keeps a light shadow of the original hole as a historical signature that a punched hole is present.  
  
After the scan, documents can be saved in PDF, JPG, or TIF formats as a raster file from 200 thru 1200 DPI.  These files can be saved to a thumb drive, network share, email, or FTP site.  A very flexible scanner.  

For more information contact the experts at Large Document Solutions at (866) 338-4464 and let us help you with your Large Document Solution!                                                                      
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