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

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Mar 5 01:27:19 CET 2007

Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> writes:

> "Felix E. Klee" <felix.klee at inka.de> writes:
>> At Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:20:31 +0100,
>> Levente Novák wrote:
>>> He wants to tell that you can not scan anything closer than about 5 mm
>>> to the edge of the glass with an Epson 3490 Photo (which I own also).
>> In fact, it's not the only Epson scanner with the problem.  IIRC, the
>> V350 also has the problem.  Yesterday, I called Epson.  They will
>> provide me with a list of scanners that can scan to the edge.  I'm
>> really curious.
> If I understand you correctly, you are looking for a scanner that will
> scan as indicated below:
>    +--+-----+
>    |  |     |
>    |  | doc |
>    |  |     |
>    |  +-----+
>    | glass  |
>    +--------+
> looking at it from the user point of view.  All you have to do is put
> the document in the top right corner.  The box surrounding the glass
> plate is slightly elevated so it's easy to align it with the glass
> plate.
> To the best of my knowledge, all EPSON scanners supported by the epson
> backend scan from the edge of the glass plate.  Same for the epkowa
> backend provided the scanner does NOT require a plug-in.

It seems the best of my knowledge was not good enough :-(.

The epson backend maintainer, Karl Heinz Kremer, has sent me some
pictures that show a "gap" between the edge and the start of the scan
area.  The width of the gap varies with the model and in some cases is
quite small.  Karl's pictures were for the:

  Perfection 1200
  Perfection 2450 PHOTO
  Perfection 3200 PHOTO
  Perfection 4870 PHOTO
  Stylus Photo RX600
  Perfection V700

Hope this helps and sorry for providing incorrect information.
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