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

Anti-Reflective Glass

Built a scanner? Started to build a scanner? Record your progress here. Doesn't need to be a whole scanner - triggers and other parts are fine. Commercial scanners are fine too.
dansheffler

Re: Anti-Reflective Glass

Post by dansheffler » 17 May 2011, 15:39

My only other one was normal picture frame glass.

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Re: Anti-Reflective Glass

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 08 Aug 2013, 13:13

So where do we get those Anti-Reflective Glass at?

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Re: Anti-Reflective Glass

Post by TomHorsley » 08 Aug 2013, 20:50

I got some museum glass at a local picture frame shop that had some leftover from a framing job.

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Re: Anti-Reflective Glass

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 08 Aug 2013, 23:28

TomHorsley wrote:I got some museum glass at a local picture frame shop that had some leftover from a framing job.
Would that work out? I need to get the kind of glass for my simple book scanner I made.

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Re: Anti-Reflective Glass

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 15 Aug 2013, 00:42

ibr4him wrote:Hi,

I just found that "Museum Glass" and "Museum Acrylic" is perfect for our book scanning purpose.

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  • — Reduces reflection by over 85% (to less than 1% of total light), the lowest possible reflection rating available with UV protection.
    — Achieves over 97% light transmission to enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels.
    — Blocks up to 99% of UV light rays.
    — Does not degrade or delaminate over time. A proprietary inorganic, silica-based UV blocking coating, which is "baked" into the glass producing a permanently bonded coating.
    — 2.5mm glass substrate
I think its going to be prohibitively expensive and not all stock it, but let see. Its almost impossible for me to scan (err, photograph :) books during the day!
I need to know what type of glass should I get for my single page book scanner.

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