A scanner is potentially the most important computer peripheral you will ever decide to buy because you can “scan” all kinds of 3-D objects directly on top of your flatbed scanner. Use your Digital Camera for much more than just scanning paper and pictures.
Flatbed Digital Cameras is gradually becoming a key part of anyone’s office. At the entry-level, we recommend the top of the Epson scanners or the Umax series of scanners as the most economical midrange scanners for office use and for the more experienced desktop scanner. For more sophisticated needs (research departments, institutes, museums, pre-press, and professional digital imaging studios) we recommend Screen, Fuji, Creo, and other manufacturers of high-end flatbed scanners.
We will be reviewing the selected high-end Digital Camera shortly. Our initial “best impression” is Fuji C-550 Lanovia for flatbed style if you also need to scan 3D objects or surfaces with relief. If you need a professional quality flatbed scanner, high dpi, then the new line of Creo EverSmart scanners is a good choice. The advantage of the Creo scanners is that they come in a wide range of reasonable prices. The Creo scanner software is considered the best of the best.
At the right, this 36 x 42-inch poster was enlarged from a single 35mm slide? What scanner (and what digital printer) is capable of achieving this quality? (answer… Creo Digital Camera and Hewlett-Packard DesignJet large-format color printer). What about LinoColor Linotype-Hell scanners from Heidelberg? Professional scanner software is the most important ingredient.
Pictured on this site, two of the outstanding Creo EverSmart flatbed Digital Camera. Scan 48 slides all at once! If you need to scan thousands of sides this Scitex Digital Camera is the scanner for you.
Rediscovering the ancient hieroglyphic writing system of the Classic Maya. With a rollout camera, it is possible to record data. A film that is difficult to see with the naked eye. Brought to you by archaeology professor Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, a specialist in advanced digital imaging, and the Digital Imaging Technology Center of the Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research (FLAAR Photo Archive).