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

300 Pages a Hour

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300 Pages a Hour

Post by lmp1054 » 24 Jul 2010, 11:48

Is anyone producing these kind of result?

This is my goal for my next book scanner. I want to use it for textbook scanning.

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Re: 300 Pages a Hour

Post by daniel_reetz » 24 Jul 2010, 15:01


Re: 300 Pages a Hour

Post by Ann » 24 Sep 2010, 21:52

I've done well over 200 with my simple cradle and platen with one camera/tripod during my log books project, but that was really dependent on the amount of light in the room (I couldn't use external lights in the archives) and had the camera set to auto depth of field. At one point I did 11 per minute when the room was really bright and light was bounding off the other buildings/pillars outside, but I usually averaged 5-6 images per minute.

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Re: 300 Pages a Hour

Post by spamsickle » 27 Sep 2010, 17:32

My own bottleneck seems to be in turning pages. Wearing a latex glove really helps me turn one page at a time.


Re: 300 Pages a Hour

Post by Anonymous1 » 24 Feb 2011, 12:50

With my pseudo-scanner (flatbed on steroids), I turn a page every 4 seconds, so that is 1 page every 2 seconds, which is around 1,800 pages an hour.

I think 300/hour is easily doable, even on a flatbed. That's the same as scanning two pages every 24 seconds, which is even slower than a flatbed. I'd guess that any non-flatbed scanner would get at least 900 pages/hour minimum...

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