On 2014-11-05 2:23 PM, Don Cox wrote: > The problem with scanners (I use an Epson V750) is that they are > extremely slow. I agree and that is why I'm talking so much about options. Visiting the AmericanRadioHistory scanner page is quite interesting. Here's the link again http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Scanning-for-American-Radio-History.htm > Wnen we scan documents that do not have to be returned "intact" to > their owner, the preferred method employs a sheet feed high resolution > scanner. We use the Kokak i1320 which can do a 1000 page document in > less than 10 minutes. The resultant scans are the best of all the > possible alternatives. The downside is that publications have to be > separated into single pages. > > The scanner is "duplex" meaning it takes a picture of both sides of > a document in a single pass. And the photos show an i3000 series scanner. I have tried to optimize my scanners to the task. 35 mm negs and slides Nikon Coolscan LS5000 - about 50,000 images (the slide feeder makes this work) all other negs/slides/prints Epson V700 about 8,500 images (including some 35 mm slides) Paper documents Xerox DocuMate 3115 duplex sheet feed scanner over 10,000 page impressions B-size Brother MFC-6510DW multifunction probably about 500 page impressions, maybe more. http://richardhess.com/notes/2013/08/13/a-summer-of-archiving/ Cheers, Richard -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.