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Old 06-06-2018, 02:55 PM
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Default Large Scale Scanners At An Affordable Price?

Ok, I've been hitting Google and Amazon on this and it seems like the fucking scanner industry doesn't believe that documents larger than 8.5x11 exist. Which seems fucking ridiculous considering the number of artists there are out there. Does anybody have any hot linxxx to some scanners that can handle page sizes up to 10x15 inches without breaking my bank account in half?
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:01 PM
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Have you checked with any office equipment liquidation places? You can sometimes snag a deal on the big printer/scanner/copier combos, though most places lease their equipment nowadays.

Otherwise yeah, the only people who scan big things like that are artists and businesses, and the former isn't a large enough market to justify making a low cost model.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:01 PM
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One thing you might want to do is check your local thrift shops' electronics sections if you haven't
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:29 PM
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the artist solution is
1) scan in pieces and stitch back together in pshop
2) smart phone
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:34 PM
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You want to look for something that specifies that it can scan Ledger-sized sheets. It's an uncommon but standardized 11x17 format.

I have a Brother MFC-J6520DW, a $300 (CAD) all-in-one that can scan ledger-sized sheets. The actual printer part is crap and no longer works, but the scanner is pretty good and never once gave me problems when I used it every night for two and a half years. It's heavy as hell and fuck-ugly, but it's also got wifi so it just hangs out in my closet. It's great.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:45 PM
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But can it run Doom?
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:31 PM
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Before I clicked on the thread I was gearing up to recommend some of the 3D laser scanners I used to work with, but, uh, I guess that's not quite what you're looking for.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:59 PM
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We use Bookeyes for laboratory notebooks, maybe you could find some used that are less expensive?
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