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

Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

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Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by Xymenah » 11 Jun 2009, 19:52

I am wondering if any of you have ever tried scanning single sheets and non book papers with your book scanners? I am wondering how well this worked and if there were any significant problems incurred and what those problems were. Thanks.

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by you1 » 11 Jun 2009, 22:32

I fail to see how capturing a single sheet is any different than capturing a single page from a book?

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by Xymenah » 12 Jun 2009, 12:01

I was mostly concerned about positioning of a single sheet in the V. I was wondering if it would slide down too much or not stay in a good position as easily and if so how would these things be fixed.

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by rob » 12 Jun 2009, 12:48

You may want to put a book or a plank of wood underneath the sheet so that it remains flat. The softness of the liner on the cradle might cause the page to distort. Other than that, I don't see any difference.
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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by daniel_reetz » 12 Jun 2009, 13:18

I've stuffed pieces of paper into books that I've already scanned on a few occasions. It's not really the best use of the scanner, but it works. I have other scanners so I've never really needed to do it.

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by suryandaru » 13 Jun 2009, 07:29

I Think the book Scanner for Non Books (single Sheets) is suitable to the map. I have a lot of old map of the village land and I think its rather difficult to use "V" glass platen so I made the single sheet glass platten, 45 cm X 65 Cm. I am using , 3mm Glass , used aluminium can and soldered. but what about elektronik handle and hub, is the same as if we Use the' V" platten/Double camera?

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by jradi » 13 Jun 2009, 08:08

Welcome back Suryandaru! How is your project coming along! I heard a little more about what you're doing and I applaud you, best of luck!

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by rob » 13 Jun 2009, 09:35

Hi Suryandaru!

The electronics will be the same -- you just need to disconnect one of the cameras. If you use two cameras, you would have to play for a long long time with Photoshop to get the two images to stitch together properly!
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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by Xymenah » 13 Jun 2009, 13:52

yeah I dont want to run these pages through a normal flatbed scanner because they are historical documents and the direct light will damage them. The scanner with a camera is safer for them. It sounds like someone has made a flat scanner with a camera for the purpose of flat pages, I would love to see pictures if they are willing to post them. It sounds like I might be making two scanners. A book one and a flat one. I am already invisioning buying a new desk just to put my scanners on once they are built for all of my scanning needs :) Now I just need to start tracking down stuff needed for construction and figuring out what tools I will need and so on. Thanx for all the replies.

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Re: Using a book scanner for non books (single sheets)?

Post by you1 » 13 Jun 2009, 22:29

There is an easier way for stitching images, you can use a program like hugan; where I used it to create a panoramic image; thus you can use a singe camera from. It's been a while since I've don this, but here is what I did with multiple images:
http://www.mind2b.com/component/content ... -tour-free

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