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DARE TO DIGITIZE 26 THE BIG PICTURE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 Large-format, flatbed, film, and specialty-scanner solutions. No, digitizing fi les hasn’t completely gone the way of the dodo. There are still those clients that will provide you with photographs, slides, and other types of artwork that need to be scanned. Plus, some jobs just lend themselves to utilizing new scans: perhaps a historyfocused project involving photos or slides that have resided in a shoe box for the better part of 20 years or more, or maybe a fine artist or photographer needs his work scanned for the first time (or was never happy with the scans he had produced a few years ago). Or the client wants to reproduce a particular stone pattern or wood grain for her wallpaper or tiles. In all of these cases, having a scanner in-house can prove to be a time-saving and profit-making device, allowing you complete control over that process, including any necessary fine-tuning. If you’ve decided that the time is now for a scanner purchase, keep in mind that scanners are of various types, including: • Large-format: Capable of handling originals 24-inches and wider, these are typically sheetfed models that can accommodate relatively thin originals (some can work with thicker materials); • Flatbed or desktop: Standard desktop models, which can usually handle prints/positives as well as slides/ transparencies (the largest are typically tabloid sized); • Film: These units are specifically geared to handle slides and transparencies; and • Other: This group includes any other type of scanner, including overhead scanners (a camera-like scanning unit is mounted over a table that holds the original), drum scanners, vertical flatbeds, hybrid units, and others. To help you in your scanner quest, we provide the following product-roster “thumbnails” of manufacturers producing professional-grade color scanners intended for graphics and/or photo reproduction. Keep in mind that this sourcelist is intended as a starting point only, so specs are limited – we’ve generally provided broad brushstrokes as to each company’s o erings. SCANERA TOPFACE PRO, NEWLY CORP.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Big Picture - November/December 2012

Big Picture - November/December 2012
Wide Angle
Business & Management
Ink Report: 2012
Maxing Out Visibility
Dare to Digitize
Job Log

Big Picture - November/December 2012