Scanning (was Re: recent acquisitions for the House of VAX

From: Tom Uban <>
Date: Mon Sep 10 17:07:14 2001

I started looking for an 11x17 scanner (also called A3 or tabloid, from what
I can gather). They are hard to find and I was wondering if you have
for a quality flat bed scanner which can handle the larger format, but is not
to pricey. The ones which I have found also appear to be SCSI, is OK, but
would not be my first choice.


At 02:16 PM 9/10/01 -0700, you wrote:
>This topic has gone over the list a few times, from experience, the "best"
>scans are 600 DPI black and white compressed into PDF files. This achieves
>exactly what is needed, get the data without a lot of excess. The KA655 TM
>that is on the DFWCUG site appears from the PDF to be 100 DPI/8 bit (note
>that's 800 bits per inch net and the result is harder to read) I'll add
>scanning this manual to my list. They don't appear to have come up with a
>'standard' for their scans. That would help too.
>At 01:01 PM 9/10/01, you wrote:
>> > However, someone decided to scan some of the manuals as low
>> > resolution 8 bit grey scale (what a waste of someone's scanning time!)
>>Do you mean low or high resolution? There's no need for 48 or even 16
>>bit for anything not continuous tone. I got three manuals from DFWCUG
>>and am very happy with the quality. Perhaps they could look into more
>>efficient compression, though.
>>John A.
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