Personally, over the years I have used at various times, an Epson Photo flat-bed scanner
, a dedicated Minolta slide scanner, and a commercial service.
He gives the example of photographer David Hunt's adaptation of an old flat-bed scanner
. Raspberry Pi and digital camera into an alternative to a range of expensive "macro photography" equipment.
Perfect for scanning on the go, at work, home, or school, ScanStik SK600V is unlike other pen-sized scanners that only scan a line at a time, scanning the whole page at once just like a flat-bed scanner
, but without the bulk.
"It's like a flat-bed scanner
that moves back and forth and put cells on you," said Atala.
Scanning paper is normally a tedious process with each page having to be inserted into a flat-bed scanner
, but the team led by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa use a high speed camera that takes 500 pictures a second to scan pages as they are flipped.
The digital camera and flat-bed scanner
are two low-cost devices which have been used in similar applications.
Both the 2820, priced at $799, and the 2840, priced at $999, have a built-in 1200 dpi optical resolution flat-bed scanner
and can make terrific color copies as well as serving as a workgroup color laser printer.
No need to locate the office flat-bed scanner
. Right between your keyboard and your monitor is the Visioneer Strobe XP 200.
The computer is flanked by a big, honking monitor, 600 dpi color printer, flat-bed scanner
, Syquest disk drive and a TV-VCR...all connected by a fearsome hairball of wires that snake along the floor like a python ready to spring.
Getting a good scan can be challenging even with a flat-bed scanner
. Package inserts from test kits, for example, are usually printed on both sides of thin paper and are difficult to scan without getting a shadow of print from the other side of the paper.
For this reason the only safe method of capture is via a planetary scanner with the original laid flat on a surface, or by a flat-bed scanner
where the original is pressed flat (from the underneath) and up against a glass surface, then scanned in the conventional flat-bed manner.
You can purchase a flat-bed scanner
for as little as $50, and it will certainly scan a document into the needed format when used with the right software application.