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Poobah
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I've been considering getting a large format scanner, but still looking at options. Not a necessity, but nice for some large genealogy items.

Any experience with Mustek?

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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Posts: 2066 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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Another route: Do portable scanners work with 11 x 17 size paper? (Example: copies of historical probate documents, etc.)


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Poobah
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Well, looks like they are oriented to A3 size paper, not the common trim size in USA.


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Poobah
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What you want to consider is: do you need a flatbed scanner or can you feed documents through? Fragile documents might be damaged if you have to feed them through rollers. If you don't have too many, perhaps Kinkos or similar would be a solution.
 
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Poobah
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Thanks Donna. I have several photocopies of essential oversize documents, but would like to digitize them. Brian Stone recommended doing 2 opposite end scans, then doing a photo merge.
- May try that. PS Elements did a fantastic job of merging some photos I had to take in segments of some oversize items, when found in the possession of a private party who was very helpful.

I appreciate your answer - very relevant.


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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner has a "carrier sheet"
sleeve that you insert fragile or too small documents
into to scan them.

Also, in the same carrier sheet, you can take an 11x17 document,
fold it in half. When scanned there are settings that will
place those two opposite sides as one page.
I've done this for many oversized pages I've scanned,
works great.
 
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Poobah
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Here'd a link to a pdf about using the carrier sheet. It looks like they have software for Windows that will generate an 11x17 document from your folded input. It does tell you how to use the carrier in general though. If you had a really fragile document you might not want to fold it though.
http://scansnap.fujitsu.com/do...P3PC-1042-01ENZ0.pdf

Chita's post implies there is a Mac version also. I have an S1300i. This is the smaller version that does duplex scanning. I wonder if this would work with that one also.
 
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