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Old 08-29-2012, 06:01 AM
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A3 scanner choice

Hi

For work I occasionally need to scan some images from books/photographs that we will be used in a magazine. It's nothing high-end or critical.

I would like to make the jump to A3 to be able to fit the larger originals. I assume most scanners will be sufficient quality, but I'm really not sure what to choose as I do not know the accompanying software (and it has to work well under OS X).
I must be able to scan 16-bit, and with fairly accurate color without annoying auto-adjustments and clipping (I've encountered this in old/cheap scanners).
I don't want to spend an hour in Photoshop trying to correct the scan.

What A3 scanners would you people recommend (that doesn't cost a fortune?).
600 or 1200 ppi might be enough.

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Here's a list of some scanners available in a webshop we use often (Norwegian).
http://www.dustin.no/xgroup/16352/a3/
I hear Epson is good, but how about Plustek, Xerox and Microtek? Anyone tried their scanners?

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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Re: A3 scanner choice

I have used a Microtek for years.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:31 PM
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Cupcake: Any good? How's the software?
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Re: A3 scanner choice

I have used my 4900 for years.
I'm looking for a new one also. My 4900 still works great. I 'm looking for one that does slides now.
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A full list:
http://store2.microtek.com/shop/index.php?cPath=52

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:57 PM
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Ok, I'll have a look at those. Thanks for the input.
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