it is simply easier to place objects on top of a flatbed scanner
than to set up lights, a photo table, tripod, and all that.
Elite Software CD
on scanning, on Adobe Photoshop, and on digital imaging rate LinoColor
as a recommended color software for prepress and professional use.
But MagicScan and Binuscan are after this market and SilverFast
has come on strong to capture attention. We test how LinoColor fares
in the real world of competition. It turns out that the most rapidly
growing market for scanners is actually for individual users, both
SOHO and entry level. LinoColor's advertisements emphasize its ease
of use ("color is child's play...").
software is used for scanning in the graphics arts, in service bureaus,
prepress shops, advertising agencies, and other professional studios.
But now the same LinoColor software is available for desktop publishing,
in-house publishers, and the thousands of repro centers at colleges,
universities, and museums.
just arrived a few days ago, sent by Heidelberg CPS for FLAAR to
review. Since we scrutinize in-depth, our tests can take many months
to complete (we are still reviewing Lexmark color lasers after 16
months). We post new information as we get deeper into a product
(especially if it has a steep learning curve).
for the Linotype-Hell scanner
is the new home for the Linotype-Hell Saphir Ultra2 flatbed
scanner in Germany.
of links to all the kinds of scanning
you can do, 3D objects, gold, textiles, wood, and all kinds of designs.
to reviews on books and other software for prepress and digital
is a 36 GB RAID
system, level 0 for the fastest throughput. Our RAID uses the
latest 10,000 rpm Seagate
Cheetah Ultra2 from ProDirect.
the middle is our new Panasonic DVD-RAM
unit for experimenting with the new DVD technology.
the DVD recorder/player is our 4x CD
burner, also a Panasonic.
the left is a handy Zip drive. Since we have several computers a
Zip helps transfer large files.
is super fast. Let MegaHaus tell you how.
RAID system is as easy as hooking two drives together. You get
twice the speed of a single drive with RAID level 0.
should you store your scanned images?
stores 5.2 GB on a disk that costs under $60 (2.6 GB per side).
A DVD-RAM burner/player costs under $800. How,
where to buy?