We use a Epson Expression 1640XL
It is 12.2 X 17.2 inches which means it almost gets the whole LP cover, just
misses the edges. It's around $2,700.00 with the Graphic Arts Software
package. It's scans are not bad. Just about what you'd expect from an
inexpensive flatbed scanner. We wish they were better but we couldn't find a
better one that had a big scanning bed.
Since you can't go and try any of the big scanners out anywhere, we
purchased from a company that would allow us to return the scanner if we
didn't like it. We tried a another scanner (can't even remember the name)
but didn't like it, plus it broke while trying it out. So we returned it and
tried, and chose the Epson.
10341 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
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> From: Joel Bresler <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:39:51 -0400
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Scanning LP covers
> Dear friends:
> For a discographical project, I need to image several hundred LP covers. I
> currently own a flatbed scanner, but it can only take up to 8 1/2" x 11"
> originals. I need adequate, not tremendous, resolution and color depth.
> I would, of course, like to accomplish this task while spending the least
> amount of time and money possible! If anyone has found a scanner large
> enough to accomplish the task without breaking the bank, that would be one
> option. Second, it's occured to me a digital camera heldl in a special
> stand with appropriate lighting might be the other way to go. Suggestions
> Joel Bresler
> 250 E. Emerson Rd.
> Lexington, MA 02420
> 781-862-4104 (Telephone & FAX)
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