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andy1966



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:27 pm 
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Hi, I could really do with access to an A3 scanner to scan some large items that the A4 scanner won't handle. Does anyone know of any public A3 scanning facilities? I did look at buying one but they are really expensive.

I live in North Wales I have tried a couple of local libraries with no luck. Just thought someone had any ideas?

Andy
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grantham



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:43 pm 
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You maybe better off looking at webcam scanners, as used for taking book pictures. I have 2, one I use for quickfire and one for higher quailty images, that takes a little longer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm 
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I have had this problem with having to scan my daughter's artwork for my book. Some high street print shops do have them but a phone call to a local printer might have one or might know someone who has.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:05 pm 
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It's possibly not the answer you're looking for but modern phone cameras are pretty hi-res. If you can lay it flat in good light, use the flash and take your time you should be able to get pretty good results. And you should be able to crop, rotate and do some basic tidying up on the phone.
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andy1966



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:24 pm 
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thanks all, I have tried Office Lens on my phone, quality not good so far. I work in an office above a printing business actually so will ask them
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smk06



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:36 pm 
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I used a Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 scanner to scan two halves of the Ram newspaper below then stitched both scans together. It's a bit fiddly but fairly quick once you get the hang of it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-CanoScan-LiDE-210-Scanner/dp/B00400OK4I


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andy1966



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:17 pm 
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When you say "stitched together" is there some software that supports that?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:38 pm 
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Yes, it's called MP Navigator EX 4.0. Free to download but think I got the original copy on a CD that came with the scanner.
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Derby County programme wants:

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1946/47 Arsenal 25 Jan postponed

Aways
1955/56 Tranmere
1950/51 Stoke
1949/50 Wolves, Portsmouth
1948/49 Bolton, Preston
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manchesterunitedman1



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:23 pm 
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A3 Scanner/Printer HP Office Jet 7612 around £75 brand new, exceptional machine-took me a long time to find the right one for the job and you can buy from HP direct and that price includes delivery and the ink is reasonable too.

That is my 2 penneth…. Wave
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:27 pm 
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I just lay the programme on the floor and take a pic of it. Copy it to my computer then crop it. Seems to work ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:33 pm 
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manchesterunitedman1 wrote:
A3 Scanner/Printer HP Office Jet 7612 around £75 brand new, exceptional machine-took me a long time to find the right one for the job and you can buy from HP direct and that price includes delivery and the ink is reasonable too.

That is my 2 penneth…. Wave


Sounds good, although I can't find one at that price. thanks though, I will keep looking
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manchesterunitedman1



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:10 pm 
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andy1966 wrote:
manchesterunitedman1 wrote:
A3 Scanner/Printer HP Office Jet 7612 around £75 brand new, exceptional machine-took me a long time to find the right one for the job and you can buy from HP direct and that price includes delivery and the ink is reasonable too.

That is my 2 penneth…. Wave


Sounds good, although I can't find one at that price. thanks though, I will keep looking


Go on the HP site and look under offers putting in the model number HP 7612 Wide A3 Printer/Scanner.

It will be the only place, maybe try Staples on line as they have stocked them as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:11 pm 
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pastpirate wrote:
I just lay the programme on the floor and take a pic of it. Copy it to my computer then crop it. Seems to work ok.


Yes that does work but you do lose resolution, great method for massive newspapers ect ect Wave
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andy1966



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm 
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Thanks for the advice Leslie, I have found a second hand A3 scanner like yours. so will be able to add some of the larger items into my Flickr account soon
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manchesterunitedman1



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:54 pm 
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andy1966 wrote:
Thanks for the advice Leslie, I have found a second hand A3 scanner like yours. so will be able to add some of the larger items into my Flickr account soon


Make sure it is reliable before you pay anything out!

I have another one that would be ok one minute and then would not-if you want to come and collect it you can have it for nowt!.

Works ok but sometimes it does not Laughing

Leave it with you! Wave
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kml666



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:52 am 
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Hi Andy,
Leslie's suggestion is a good one.
I myself have a brother mfc j6530dw Scanner/Printer, really nice machine.
It's available from PCW/Currys at £150 with £60 cashback, so only £90!
I scan at 100 dpi and the results are very nice indeed.
Might be worth having a look at.

Kev
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