On 14/08/08, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Frank:
> THANKS for a less-costly alternative. I had a MicroTek way back for my
> first scanner in the mid-90's. It was an SCSI model and that's the
> only reason I don't use it now (none of my current computers have SCSI
> cards), aside from that it's slow. Yeah, it cost $300 back then even
> as a factory-refurb, but it made wonderful scans and had the best
> auto-color/auto-contrast settings I've ever used. 95+% of what came
> off the scanner needed zero work in Photoshop, I usually scanned right
> into Acrobat because I knew I could trust the results. It also put out
> reliably crisp text for easy OCR work.
> I will absolutely look at this large-format Microtek. I didn't know
> they were still in business, I figured HP and Epson had driven all the
> small guys out of the scanner biz by commoditizing the mainstream
> market at $50-75 for a home-use scanner.
It looks good, but the maximum width is only 12 inches, and LP sleeves
are nearly 12 1/2 inches square.
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