CPS recently provided FLAAR with a professional scanner for test
and review. Linotype-Hell flatbed scanners include a booklet, "30
Minutes to your First Scan."
scanner reviews are a specialty of the FLAAR Digital Imaging Technology
Center. It is difficult for non-specialists to figure out which
brand and which model is the most cost-effective.
is my proud first scan from the Heidelberg flatbed scanner,
a Guatemalan Maya textile, a bird. Open it up and it is a
potholder, yet on the scanner this becomes a native Central
American art motif for all kinds of use in graphic design.
result is that most institutions and companies buy low-bid, the
cheapest on their list. If you want a cheap scanner, then by all
means order the one with the lowest price. Your results may also
results like the scan above, you can see why we like the Linotype-Hell
Saphir Ultra2 flatbed scanner with its Linocolor interface and software.
Linotype-Hell setup documentation
you have training, you can do even better (and faster). Worried
about not being trained? Don't fret. I must admit I have never taken
a course in digital imaging in my life. I just plugged everything
together and pressed the buttons. Voila, a colorful indigenous Maya
textile from Guatemala.
you get all your nice new scanned images, where and how can you
store them? We faced this same dilemma and have worked out a variety
of solutions: burning your own CD-R,
using the new DVD-RAM.,
or developing a RAID
system for your studio (it's easy, we have a 36 GB RAID system
in our own office).
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?