Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by jpkeyzer
24 Aug 2017, 10:15
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?
Replies: 10
Views: 10884

Re: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?

Hello, While researching fast commercial alternatives of book scanners I came accross Microtek XT-3300 and XT-3500 models. They offer high speed scanning (3 seconds per page) XT-3500 even better. XT-3500 has interesting feature - detecting of when you place a book and automatically scan. You can lo...
by jpkeyzer
24 Aug 2017, 10:05
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 47750

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

... I personally have used Plustek OpticBook 4800, Plustek OpticBook A300, Avision FB2280E and Microtek XT-3500 book scanners. I have been wanting to write review for long time on each of them, because there is some aspects you can see only in real life. ... I have just purchased a Microtek XT3500 ...
by jpkeyzer
24 Aug 2017, 10:02
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 47750

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

... There used to be a Microtek bookedge scanner, but all my attempts at contacting them have failed. There doesn't seem to be any other quality flatbed scanners available. I just may have to give up searching for decent flatbeds. ... ... I looked into the Microtek zero-boundary flatbed scanners (X...
by jpkeyzer
24 Aug 2017, 09:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 47750

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

Hi, my first posting here ... is the little known M2030 book scanner from Czurtek ... Oh and it also has a little brother the ET16, a single 16MP overhead digitiser, that requires the book to be opened flat face up, it also crops and flattens images as you capture. Both systems even have finger tip...