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

Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

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.

Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

Post by freemab » 10 Nov 2011, 11:22

Well, those ISO paper sizes are very interesting, but I doubt that's what most of us in the USA will be when we speak of "A-sized" paper.

In the USA, the following sizes are commonly used:

A = 8.5" x 11"
B = 11" x 17" (i.e., twice A in one dimension, and NOT proportional to it)
C = 17" x 22" (i.e., twice A in both dimensions, and proportional to it)
D = 22" x 34" (i.e., twice B in both dimensions and proportional to it; not proportional to A)

And, because lawyers have to make things difficult for the rest of us:

Legal Size = 8.5" x 14" (which is proportional to nothing and won't fit in ordinary file cabinets)

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Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

Post by scann » 21 Oct 2015, 07:42

In case anyone is interested, we've put together this full glossary of book scanning terms: http://www.diybookscanner.org/archivist/?page_id=757

My guess is that there might be something missing, but it works fine for beginners.

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