can get monochrome wide format scanners or color wide format scanners.
wide format scanner
is expanding our coverage of large format digital imaging hardware
and software to wide format scanners. This is because FLAAR
is associated with two architecture departments. On the campus of
Francisco Marroquin University we are next door to the architecture
department. All their students use our HP DesignJet 1055 and 800ps
the campus of Bowling Green State University the FLAAR office is
in the same College of Technology as is the architecture department.
other relationship with architecture comes from the firm HOK Architects,
namely growing up with several Hellmuth's who work at this company
(Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum is the full name). The reviewer of
CAD equipment at FLAAR is from the same Hellmuth family and studied
architecture at Harvard.
it is logical that since we already review scanners and wide format
printers, that a logical extension of our service would evaluate
format sheet-fed scanners.
far we have inspected wide format scanners at trade shows over the
last several years. This is the background research we undertake
before we acquire any item of equipment for evaluation. Vidar and
scanners from Action caught our attention at first. However the
industry leader internationally seems to clearly be Contex, a Danish
company. Actually Denmark is also the home of Imacon scanners, Scanview
flatbed scanners, and professional digital cameras as well, including
this year we will install wide format scanners at one or both of
the architectural departments where we are located, and will report
back the results. In the meantime you might wish to get a hold of
the preliminary results of our evaluations from trade shows in Germany
and across the USA over the last five years.
FLAAR reports on scanners are sent at no cost as a public service
of our universities.
Nichollas hellmuth and the HP DesignJet Wide Format
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