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
16 Nov 2015, 16:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Best non-DIY book scanners
Replies: 44
Views: 47730

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: 47730

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: 47730

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: 47730

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: 47730

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: 47730

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: 83160

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: 10876

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: 8071

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.
by recaptcha
23 Jun 2013, 19:18
Forum: HELP
Topic: Noob Questions on Scanning Process and E-Reader Formats
Replies: 14
Views: 8071

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

Ok, I always thought you could text search .pdf's within say Adobe. I do this at work for documents I scan. - So where would performing OCR fit within the order of my above listed workflow? - How does OCR work when there are graphics and images on the page as well? In other words, by doing OCR does ...