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Tim Tilley
post Jan 24 2007, 05:10 AM
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Why are 11 x 17 Tabloid Scanners so darn expensive?

I'll admit that I make minimum wage, and this is a bit too expensive for me. Yet I am tired of having to scan things in pieces, or halves just to get large art scanned.

If anyone knows a place to get one for under $200 used, or new, let me know.

Thanks.

We can use this thread to discuss scanning techniques I guess.


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post Feb 22 2007, 08:40 PM
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I actually got this link from the old message board. I don't own one personally, but my work bought one and the thing works pretty good.

http://www.computerbrain.com/applica....&sc=FRG


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post Feb 23 2007, 03:04 AM
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Thanks for the link. Now I need to find a decent high quality printer for $100 or less.
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post Feb 24 2007, 09:12 PM
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I actually got this link from the old message board. I don't own one personally, but my work bought one and the thing works pretty good.

http://www.computerbrain.com/applica....&sc=FRG

Now I know why I became a fan of the boards in the first place!! I need one of these, too! How's the resolution? I need to get myself one, but I really don't want to spare any expense, especially if I can batch scan things like slides, negatives and magazine pages.
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post Feb 25 2007, 01:40 AM
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I need to pick up that Mustek A3 scanner, but I'd hate to waste my current HP one which works well, but it's just too small.
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post Feb 25 2007, 02:48 PM
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I actually got this link from the old message board. I don't own one personally, but my work bought one and the thing works pretty good.

http://www.computerbrain.com/applica....&sc=FRG

Now I know why I became a fan of the boards in the first place!! I need one of these, too! How's the resolution? I need to get myself one, but I really don't want to spare any expense, especially if I can batch scan things like slides, negatives and magazine pages.
http://www.anthonyhochrein.com
help me conquer the world one sleepy artist that needs a caffiene fix at a time!!
http://www.cafepress.com/ahochrein

Sorry I forgot to check the resolution when I was there today. I only go to my old draftsman job on Sunday for a little side money.

I'm in construction now... think Office Space, but without the plan to rip off the company... though it was a lot easier to get away with drawing and writing on company time as a draftsman :D


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post Mar 21 2007, 09:28 PM
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I bought mine on ebay a couple years ago. Check there, they are usually fairly cheap. I also bought a wide carriage printer for printing my own blue line pages. It was new and cost around 1,300. Both are a great tool to have.
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post Mar 22 2007, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the tip. I could still use one.
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post Mar 3 2009, 01:04 PM
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I ended up buying that A3 Scanexpress scanner, works well considering it wasn't made for a Windows Vista Machine.
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post Mar 3 2009, 04:30 PM
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I think that you may have purchased the older one, dude. Here's the recent version from Amazon. I purchased it last summer:http://www.amazon.com/Mustek-Express-A3-US...36126458&sr=8-1. It works with Vista.


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post Mar 3 2009, 04:44 PM
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I found a work around. I just re-named the system in the registry. It works great now. Just wish I knew how to keep that glass clean. No matter what I use, or how I clean it, the glass always smudges. Oh well it isn't effecting the scans yet.
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post May 27 2009, 09:19 AM
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Hey Tim..I have the A3 scan express too and just recently switched to Vista...Mustek has new drivers for Vista available now.
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And just as we're getting "used to" (or not) VISTA, Microsoft comes out with YET ANOTHER version of Windows! I wonder how much of my software WON'T work on this version? How's that for glass half empty thinking?


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post May 27 2009, 12:16 PM
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Yeah they made that final marketing push on Vista... not that it really worked on me, but I just NEEDED a new computer and the XP was no longer an option at Dell.... so once again I feel like a moron that bought the last car off the assembly line right before they stopped production of the line.

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post May 27 2009, 04:30 PM
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Just squeeze the lemon juice into the eyes of your enemies,
this way it won't be a total loss. ... Kidding.

I wish they'd solve ALL the problems with their
current OS before making a new one.. one also
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post May 27 2009, 07:19 PM
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I'm not sure it's 100% accurate so I'll just say I'm paraphrasing Paul Rudd's character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

When life gives you lemons you just gotta say $%*# those lemons and bail!

Seriously though it's all about marketing as opposed to function. Vista will never out run it's stigma and Microsoft is more of a stock commodity than it is a service industry.


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Well, coming from a guy who's worked through all of the lemony versions of Windows (3.1, 95, and 98- remember all of those shutdown issues, guys? I DO!!!) After using it on my newest laptop (and rejecting all of those Mac-ish animations because I just wanted the functions) I kind of eased into the animations and what not when I realized my system was not going to crash because of memory overload. So this computer's served me pretty well, even with Vista- and I like the built in features of each new generation of Windows. Particularly this one. I just didn't welcome the fact that a few of my old programs and hardware wouldn't work on it. Corel Painter 9,for example.


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Heh heh...I'm still using photoshop 5.5, I was super worried that it wasn't going to work on Vista either, I'm just too cheap to pony up the money for a newer version since used copies still bring at least 250.oo or more.
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And just as we're getting "used to" (or not) VISTA, Microsoft comes out with YET ANOTHER version of Windows! I wonder how much of my software WON'T work on this version? How's that for glass half empty thinking?


YET again, it only took them five years for Vista! And it still sucks! I just wish Microsoft would start building cars the same way they build an OS. Junk!


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