Hi Don:

It's a very rare cover, at least in my collection, that has vital information out on the final 1/4" 
of either side.

But your point is valid.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] large scale flat-bed scanner

> Hello Tom
> 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.
> Regards
> -- 
> Don Cox
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