[sane-devel] Flatbed scanner that can scan to the edge?

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Mar 5 01:20:08 CET 2007

"Felix E. Klee" <felix.klee at inka.de> writes:

> At Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:39:55 +0900,
> Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>> > That's the idea.  But unfortunately, it doesn't work - the document
>> > gets cropped.
>> >
>> >> To the best of my knowledge, all EPSON scanners supported by the
>> >> epson backend scan from the edge of the glass plate.
>> You conveniently snipped this:
>>  |  Same for the epkowa backend provided the scanner does NOT require
>>  |  a plug-in.
> I don't use the Epkowa backend, that's why I snipped it.  I use the
> snapscan backend, and - without much thinking - I assumed that you count
> this backed as an EPSON backend (though I know that Snapscan scanners
> used to be sold by Agfa not EPSON).

I was referring to the backend's name, not the scanner manufacturer ;-)

>> I had access to such a scanner when adding support for it to the
>> epkowa backend.  And IIRC the 3490 needs to have the document centered
>> horizontally.  
> No, the problem exists in all directions.  I.e. the document needs to be
> more or less centered both vertically and horizontally.
> According to EPSON telephone support in Germany, the lowest priced EPSON
> scanner that can scan to the edge is the V700.

Karl Heinz Kremer sent me a picture of the V700 that hinted at a
really small "gap" between the edge and the start of the scan area.

Hope this helps,
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