The quality of a Linotype-Hell flatbed scanner allows enlarging the image to see how a 6th century Maya jeweler worked jadeite even though jade is harder than steel (and the ancient Maya had no metal tools).

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Doing a good scan can be easy, even for when you are beginning (presuming you were clever enough to select the correct brand and model of flatbed scanner to begin with).

6x6 saphire slide scan
Sample of flatbed scan of a 6x6 cm transparency (2 1/4")

Where to buy your scanner? The advantage of CDW is the wider range of computer products they offer (over 40,000 products such as flatbed scanners, 35mm slide scanners, color laser printers, etc.) Contact CDW, Mick McEuan at mickmce@cdw.com

The carved front of this jade is pictured on another page.

Flatbed scan of Maya vase

Using a scanner to record your collectibles, such as gold jewelry, stamp collection, textiles, antique guns

Where and how to store your digital images? RAID, DVD, or CD-R ?

Lots of links to information on desktop publishing hardware/software, www.laser-printer-reviews.org

 

 

 

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4x5 transparency enlarged to 60x60 inches
6x6 transparencies on a flatbed scanner (sample)

 
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