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 recaptcha
08 Jul 2019, 22:08
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Please recommend paper cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Please recommend paper cutter

Thanks, I looked into getting books cut at Staples. They wanted $4.00 per book. I quickly gave up that idea, as I have about 250 books.
by recaptcha
08 Jul 2019, 04:51
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Please recommend paper cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Please recommend paper cutter

Thanks. There are all kinds of junk products out there that people buy. How can business sell any if they are so bad? Easy, no affordable quality alternatives, people get used to low quality products, and products are just cheap enough to take a chance on. That's interesting about the scissors. I ha...
by recaptcha
05 Jul 2019, 15:49
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Please recommend paper cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Please recommend paper cutter

I've been doing a lot of online research looking for heavy duty paper cutters (those that cut 400+ pages at a time). There are quite a few different models out there. The same issues come up in almost every review however: - does not cut straight up and down - does not align paper properly - does no...
by recaptcha
12 Jun 2018, 00:42
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Shadow removal?
Replies: 0
Views: 2510

Shadow removal?

Does Scan Tailor have a feature to remove dark shadows from curved book spines?
by recaptcha
04 Jun 2018, 04:51
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Freelancer to scan books
Replies: 4
Views: 4699

Re: Wanted: Freelancer to scan books

I don't understand. You live in Hungary, but you want someone specifically in California to scan library books for you?
by recaptcha
22 May 2018, 16:28
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 7598

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Thanks. My output will be PDFs. I will be using Scan Tailor and/or BookScan Wizard. I'd prefer a two-page scanner, and have my own design in mind.

I'm just looking for cameras right now, and trying to understand what I need, what my options are, and what's available.
by recaptcha
22 May 2018, 00:58
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 7598

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Thanks. I have about 600 books to scan, approximately 350 pages each on average. They are mostly academic books, and almost all are tightly bound paperback. Some are larger hardbound books. That's why I thought a shutterless camera might be more cost effective in the long run, especially if I have t...
by recaptcha
21 May 2018, 22:46
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 7598

Newbie questions about cameras

I don't know anything about cameras, and don't know what to look for, or what all the different numbers and models mean. It was suggested to me that an electronic shutter camera would almost never wear out, so long term they would be a good choice. They suggested a Panasonic G5. 1). Is an electronic...
by recaptcha
16 May 2018, 23:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning larger numbers of 1980's Magazines help
Replies: 7
Views: 7734

Re: Scanning larger numbers of 1980's Magazines help

Questions: 1). How many magazines do you need to scan? 2). If you already have an OpticBook 3900 scanner, tell us why it's not working out for you. It seems like the most cost effective solution. Is the gutter not small enough for your magazines? 3). If you are looking at other scanning options, how...
by recaptcha
12 May 2018, 23:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)
Replies: 7
Views: 9145

Re: Two cameras in a cube of plexiglass (inverted design, ≈ 1000 pp/h)

Any chance you might be able to do a video of this in operation soon?

Also, do you have a parts / price list?

Thanks!