good flatbed scanner is also capable of capturing a usable image
of a 3-dimensional object.
You can scan almost anything three-dimensional, from nuts and bolts
to something as large as a revolver.
have also scanned guns
as large as a Derringer. If you have an 11x17 inch flatbed, such
as the Umax Mirage, you can scan items up to 17 inches large.
of pre-hispanic arrowheads
digitizing some objects a scanner is much quicker than using a camera.
The results are higher resolution than any point-and-shoot digital
camera. No need to worry about putting your camera on a tripod (required
for professional quality photography).A scanner is the most useful
computer accessory you can get.
are capable of recording much more than just books and photographs.
can scan almost anything that you collect. You can scan your stamp
collection, your native
textiles, your doll collection.
are excellent documentation for insurance.
can send copies of the scans anywhere in the world by e-mail.
case an arrowhead is not thick enough, here is a fat ream of paper,
special preparation, just place the ream on top of the scanner and
press the GO button.
scanner does not even specialize in doing 3-D objects. Their ads
don't even mention it.
be careful, not all scanners can do handle objects this thick. We
asked about a high-dpi Microtek
scanner and were politely and rather honestly informed that it did
not have a good record for doing 3-D objects. But this is why FLAAR
is on duty, to test, review, report, and recommend.
make your scanning easier, and better, it helps to use SilverFast
scanning software from LaserSoft Imaging. We use SilverFast
on our Umax and also on our Heidelberg flatbed scanners. You can
obtain SilverFast directly from www.silverfast.com.
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our experience with working out which digital
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kinds of information on flatbed
scanners from www.flatbed-scanner-review.org
of a professional flatbed scanner, the Fuji C-550 Lanovia, on
3-D objects (rabbits) and then showing the resulting
35mm slides all at once.
a 3-D object scanned with a 1200 dpi scanner and the Fuji
5000 dpi scanner.
large enough to scan an object up to 45 cm long. Here
we show how this scanner handles a large 3-D object, a carved
wooden effigy of a jaguar.
of a scan of a native Mexican handicraft to reveal the full
detail in depth of focus that the Fuji C-550 Lanovia can
especially beautiful scans done with the Fuji scanner, on
of this page of all the internal links to this site.
of architectural history
(Missouri Ozarks) done with Fuji scanner. Bottom of the
4x5 chromes with the Fuji results in ability to enlarge
small details to poster size (jade).
discussion of the Fuji Lanovia flatbed scanner.
of the drum scanners which Fujifilm also makes.
Now being prepared, FLAAR reports by the Senior Review
Editor on flatbed scanners for prepress, photo archives,
and museums. Additional reports evaluate what scanner(s)
are best for digitizing your slides and photos for
digital printing, especially fine art giclee.
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