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« on: September 29, 2003, 03:43:07 pm »

Once again I am not sure if this is the right forum... whistling

I have a project that entails scanning numerous amounts of different sized objects. The objects are for a digital archive and the client wants ONLY the image...not a "copy" of the image on letter/legal sized background. I am looking for a scanner/software that can auto detect the size of the image and auto crop. The specs say "ideally the amount of space around the edge of the page does not exceed 1/16th of an inch or 19 pixels".

Not even really sure if the scanner or the software does this...or both or neither.

Any ideas...?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2003, 09:56:19 pm »

Most printers have a non-printing boundary around the outside of the printable area.  For example HP laserjets typically have about 1/8" plus.

So, unless I am missing something, you'll never get a hardcopy that meets these criteria.  You will have to print on oversize stock, then trim down to whatever size.  Threfore any scanner with sufficient resolution will do.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2003, 10:36:22 pm »

Jim,

I don't think the object of the excercise is to print these documents - but rather to keep digital copies.

I have a cheapo scanner (umax 610p) and when I scan into photoshop, the scanning software automatically crops the image - so I guess this is no great task.

You probably just need to go for the highest resolution and fastest the budget will allow - if you want to get really fancy then a drum scanner is the way to go.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2003, 10:39:46 pm »

It is the digital image I am interested in Slaine. So it's the software in conjunction with the scanner that'll do the job I suppose. I've checked out a kodak scanner that I think will do the job for me.

Thanks for the help guys!
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