I've tried this but can't get the lighting perfect for LP covers, especially the old-school kind
that are actually laminated over a lithograph. Also, scanning results in much sharper text,
especially tiny-font text on the back of classical albums. The sharper the text, the easier time the
OCR software has.
Folks, I'm just looking for the latest favorite makes/models. I'll hunt as cheap a price as can be
found down somewhere.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Large-format scanner redux
> On 10/08/08, Tom Fine wrote:
>> A few months back, I asked for recommendations for large-scale
>> flat-bed scanners. I'd like the latest best advise from this
>> knowledgable group. I need a scanner capable of a 12x12 LP sleeve.
>> USB2 or Firewire is desired, SCSI would be non-preferable. It needs to
>> interface with Photoshop running on a PC.
>> Thanks in advance.
> You might also consider a camera on a copying stand. That can record an
> original of any size. 12 Megapixels would be a minimum, but there are
> plenty of cameras now with that resolution. That would give you around
> 250 dpi on an LP sleeve.
> The problem with a camera is that you have to be sure the lighting is
> I see from the Epson web site that the 1640 XL is discontinued.
> Don Cox
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