Epson makes a scanner that will scan a 12.2" x 17" image, Epson Expression 836XL, i purchased mine from ebay for 250.00 just so i could scan album covers!
From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 08/08/03 01:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scanning LP covers
> On 08/08/03, Mike Richter wrote:
> I have done such scans routinely using an 8.5x14 flatbed;
> unfortunately, price pressure has driven them out of the lower range
> of scanners, where one would be great for your application, but I
> recommend that you seek one out. Two scans with overlap are then
> stitched together in your preferred graphics program
That sounds like a lot of work for hundreds of covers.
> digital camera, a tripod and illumination should be able to cobble
> something together for you. Recognize that amateur cameras are likely
> to have significant barrel or pincushion distortion , uneven
> sensitivity and other flaws
That might apply to a low grade digital camera, but it would not apply
to a 35mm SLR.
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