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Monkeys Messed Up My HP Scanjet, Big Time

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antedeluvian
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Re: diybookscanner, and better scanner software!!!
antedeluvian   7/28/2011 3:44:40 PM
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I'll be honest- I never considered any other approach. However looking at the camera approach I am not sure I would have used it although the challenge of making the equipment is enticing. 

Preserving the books was not of interest since I was going to turf them anyway.

Secondly the system that they propose requires each page to be hand turned. This means you have to be present for each scan. In my case I would start the scanner and walk away able to come back 20 minutes later to initiate the next scan. As an added benefit, I did get a lot of exercise going up and down the stairs to the basement.

Thirdly looking at the photos, it seems to me that the equipment would have had problems with really fat data books ~2000 pages.

 

Thanks for the Vuescan link. I will give it a shot although I really don't do much ny scanning now.

kereed
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Re: diybookscanner, and better scanner software!!!
kereed   7/29/2011 2:53:28 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

 

From what I know, the diyscanner is designed to accomodate various size books since it has a mechanism to lower the book down from the clear glass or plexiglass.  I think they are constantly updating the design since a lot of people are collaberating on it.  Seems like it might have a quick mechanism to lower the book, turn the page and lift it back up to the glass.  It might even push the button to take teh picture allowing for it to be quickly done.  I heard that a xxx page book took yyy minutes, and I thought it was alot faster than I expected.

 

As far as Vuescan, I like it because now I own one software solution for almost any scanner or operating system.  Not dependant on HP to make sure softwre works on newest Windows only operating system,etc.

 

Take care!

jtaylor1477
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Re: diybookscanner, and better scanner software!!!
jtaylor1477   6/5/2012 9:24:22 AM
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Most of the time, the printers are good products like on InkJetSuperStore.com hp inks that deliver quality prints, no doubt about that, but what brings the impression and experience way down is faulty and buggy printer drivers and hp deskjet printer that would make Dalai Lama go insane.

dhenz
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Re: diybookscanner, and better scanner software!!!
dhenz   6/3/2013 3:05:23 AM
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For printing I usually cheap A4 paper Euroffice use since this is the standard size so I won't take hard time on accomodating various sizes.

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