Best scanner for large illustrations?
September 11, 2006 9:27 PM Subscribe
My crappy, old scanner is on the way out and I'm looking for a superior replacement. Specifically I'm looking for something that will make scanning my oversized illustrations less irritating.
posted by picea to computers & internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Honestly, something that works like this HP scanner
would be optimal, but I've heard lots of bad reviews regarding its scan quality and it appears to be discontinued besides that.
While a larger scanner would be nice, they seem to be quite expensive and even then some of my illustrations would still be too big to fit on the scanner bed. I'm sure I'll always have to do multiple scans for one image.
I'd probably settle for something that had the glass bed flush with the surrounding plastic frame (to prevent bending) and a removable lid. I usually work in black and white, so colour fidelity isn't a huge issue here.
Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd prefer not to spend over $300. I'm also happy to hear any tips from fellow artists on how they cope with uncooperative scanners, and opinions of the HP scanjet 4670, linked above.