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Large format scanners

  • 5 Nov 2021 11:15 AM
    Message # 12102407
    Anonymous

    I would be interested in hearing any recommendations on scanners that can scan documents, photos, etc. from 18 x 24 and up. I cannot use a scanner that feeds as the items are fragile. It would have to be a flatbed or an overhead scanner. 

    Thank you for your help.

    Joel

  • 5 Feb 2022 10:31 AM
    Reply # 12576974 on 12102407
    Anonymous

    I highly recommend you look at the Czur brand of scanners, with a comparison page of their different models at https://shop.czur.com/pages/compare.

    I have had the Aura model for a couple of years and love it. It is portable enough to take on genealogy field trips, can scan books two pages at a time as fast as I can step on the foot pedal switch (so your hands are free to turn the pages) and can be perched at the edge of a table so it can large objects like newspapers. The software is quite good and OCRs the test you scan. One of my only quibbles is that I wish it had a higher resolution at its top end.

  • 6 Apr 2022 8:43 AM
    Reply # 12696385 on 12102407
    Anonymous

    Thank you so much for your reply to my question about scanners. When your spending taxpayer money you want to get it right.

    Joel Reese, Local History Librarian

    Iredell County Public Library

  • 11 Apr 2022 8:21 PM
    Reply # 12704132 on 12696385
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    Thank you so much for your reply to my question about scanners. When your spending taxpayer money you want to get it right.

    Joel Reese, Local History Librarian

    Iredell County Public Library

    You may consider reaching out to the Family History Library in SLC where they have several installed for patron use. 

    I, too own one and believe it would be a valuable option for use in your situation.

    Eileen Lund Johnson


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