[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanning questions

Hi Monica,

I have looked at used scanners on Amazon and am tempted to go that route. I just want to find a scanner that won't be a beast to fit a book onto when I scan. When I was in graduate school in the 90's I scanned a lot of books, but the scanners then were huge and putting a book on the glass surface wasn't a problem. I take it the scanners are much smaller now. Thanks for your reply. Tim ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanning questions


Hi Tim. When I needed a cheap scanner, I bought a Canon CanoScan Lide 25 and
later the Lide 70. They are fast, small, and slim enough to fit into a
laptop bag. The trade-off is that they don't scan as well as more expensive
models from Epson or the OpticBook. I learned to get reliable results from
my Canon, so it can definitely be done.

Another option you might consider is buying a used scanner from EBay. Mayrie
and I have both done this with good results. You can often get Epson
Perfection scanners at a good price. The Epson Perfection 1650 and 1660 are somewhat older scanners that get great results. A newer Epson model 4490 is
what many of our active scanners use. You can find these on EBay for about
half the price you'd pay in a store. The 1650 and 1660 aren't made new
anymore, and people tend to sell them when they upgrade to something new.

I hope this helps you.



Monica Willyard
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker

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