[sane-devel] Flatbed scanner that can scan to the edge?
davjaeger at macunlimited.net
Wed Aug 1 23:34:06 UTC 2007
If you want a cheap book scanner, do what I did.
4 years or more ago, I bought avery cheap Canon Lide 25.
I bought this because the distance between the ending of the bulb and
itscarrier is only a few mms.
I carefully remover the 2 plastic strips down each side, so that the
glass could be removed.
Before this I stuck a label on the glass to mark the edge of the
So when the glass is removed a glass cutter can remove the
unnecessary glass, leaving a small piece untouched at the lamp start
end, then removed part of the plastic case, and held it together with
electrician's tape, and, bingo, you will have a scanner which will
scan a page of a book, with the print edge, only 7mm from the gutter
of the book.
Every other image on scanning is upside down, but with straightening
and Acrobat no bother, because Acrobat will rotate alternate pages.
Regards Peter Davenport
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