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What is a good Scanner for restoring...?
« on: June 19, 2012, 12:16:16 PM »
Greetings everyone, 

I am new here to Dragons lair Fans, and I am as well an artist like you all.
I wanted to know if you would all help me in finding a good scanner for restoration?

I have tons of art that I would like to restore and share with my fellow artists....

Anyone have a good brand or type which is best for the job? For marquees and Side art.

Any help would be great.

Etienne,
I have arrived.

Here's a sample of art that I'll need to scan:










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Re: What is a good Scanner for restoring...?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 12:51:59 PM »
Hi Charles !

Welcome here, i am glad you made it  ;)

I can only say , HP 4670  ::)




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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 01:27:42 PM »
wow, ok. now that's an older model correct? 
How does it perform for you? looks pretty big. also, what's the scanning window size?
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 01:35:15 PM »
Its a A4 / letter size scanner

I like it very much, i did scan some sidearts with it, and i am very satisfied with the results:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2779.0

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Re: What is a good Scanner for restoring...?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 01:45:00 PM »
+1, it is the one and only perfect model for this hobby. :D

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 02:09:15 PM »
Alright! Thank you Etienne and Belike.

I'll try to track one down.


again, Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 04:14:28 PM »
Holy shit!! that´s alot of stuff you need to scan!!!! - I´m sure you won´t get bored any time soon!!!!!

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Re: What is a good Scanner for restoring...?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 05:33:42 PM »
I know "Transparant HP" is the weapon of choice for doing side art but for such a lot of marquees maybe an A3 size scanner would be handier ?

No idea what these cost though...

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 08:56:40 PM »
Thanks for the info Level42. I'll look into it.

I'm just trying to find the best one for the job to do this right.

Looks like I may need two types of scanners.

Again, Thank you everyone for the input. You all are helping a lot.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 09:54:49 PM »
A good camera with a macro-lens. Nikon D800 with 60mm micro comes to mind....

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Re: What is a good Scanner for restoring...?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 10:47:59 PM »
But you will need lens correction software to make it correct....right ?

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 11:37:29 PM »
Yeah, You don't want to use a camera.
I do photography professionally on the side. You will get lens curve and some unwanted light. its not really worth it.
So far I've been researching 11"x17" (279.4mm x 431.8mm) flat bed scanners.

we'll see. still researching.

Again, Thank you all for the input.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 10:20:55 PM »
But you will need lens correction software to make it correct....right ?
Nikon kills all lens curvature and light fall-off in camera. BTW, the macro ones are mostly distortion free and fall-off free from 1m->infinity as they have not very large apertures and are easier to construct perfectly.

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Re: What is a good Scanner for restoring...?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 05:00:35 PM »
So the Hp 4670 seems to be a little on the scarce side.  Have any of you guys got experience with the Canon LiDE 700F Flatbed A4 Scanner ?  It seems to be to closest currently available, and it has a 180 degree lid but is it capable of operating upside down so to speak ?

http://www.purelygadgets.co.uk/Canon-CanoScan-LiDE-700F-A4-Flatbed-Scanner/mainproduct/view/30749-NA


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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 08:20:58 PM »
the problem with almost all scanners is that there is a ledge at the edges:



That way it will not be straight to the glass and may give unsatisfying results..

Ully's scanning of the Rally CP is an excellent example of what i mean :