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
19 Nov 2015, 01:34
Forum: HELP
Topic: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?
Replies: 6
Views: 13080

Re: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?

May I ask a silly question on this topic? Once you've taken the images with the camera/cradle method, and you've put it through scan tailor and/or book scan wizard, and OCR and all the post processing,...what is the final image supposed to look like? Does it look like a photo of the book page? Or do...
by recaptcha
16 Nov 2015, 16:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 53211

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

I just contacted Avison in the USA. https://www.avision.com/motion.asp?menuid=10058&siteid=100407&lgid=2 They sell the A3 sized FB6280E for $2195.00 (they have a refurb for $1500) They sell the A4 sized FB2280E for $999.00 (they have a refurb for $499.00). New ones are out of stock. They also sell t...
by recaptcha
07 Nov 2015, 06:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 53211

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

Wouldn't the Fujitsu SV scanner involve more post processing, dewarping, finger removal, etc.?
by recaptcha
20 Mar 2015, 15:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 53211

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

I purchased a plustek 4800 book scanner because it had LED lights and NOT a fluro tube that is often impossible to replace when it fails The 4800 also has a option to purchase a frame that holds the scanner at a angle , so a book is placed like on, a inverted V. I did not purchase the option since ...
by recaptcha
19 Mar 2015, 20:38
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 53211

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

There is also the Kodak Alaris departmental document scanners like the i2900 ... I noticed the ADF is rated at 15,000-20,000 pages per day (recommended daily volume), but they give a rating of only 100 pages per day for the flatbed. This makes no sense... With a flatbed scanner part of the mechanis...
by recaptcha
19 Mar 2015, 20:33
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 53211

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

My Plustek scanner is working for about 6 years now. Perhaps most of the complaints on the web are due to the light not working, but I wouldn't take that to mean that most people who bought one had the light burn out quickly. That's just probably the most common way for the scanner to fail. That's ...
by recaptcha
19 Mar 2015, 14:44
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 53211

Re: Best non-DIY book scanners

If you look at the customer reviews of the Plustek opticbook flatbed scanners, they are rather poor or mixed. Most people report experiencing the lamp/scanner mechanism breaking down within a couple of years. Plustek's customer service is also apparently nonexistent. I looked into the Microtek zero-...
by recaptcha
20 Feb 2015, 00:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Finished my scanner
Replies: 45
Views: 86808

Re: Finished my scanner

That is the most visually beautiful scanner I've ever seen on this site.

Well done.

Have you managed to embark on revision 2 of this model yet?
by recaptcha
20 Dec 2013, 17:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?
Replies: 10
Views: 12330

Re: Autoscan feature in commercial scanner?

The problem with this type of scanner that scans up to the edge of the page is this. (I have an Optic book Plustek) It requires a very complex series of movements to scan a book. 1. Lay book on scanner 2. press button to scan (this step may be automatic if you use a timed scan) 3. Remove book from ...
by recaptcha
25 Jun 2013, 21:14
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 9103

Re: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats

So if I want to have a lot of searchable reference books and articles on a tablet/e-reader, what would you recommend in terms of saving processing time? It's starting to sound like a major undertaking.