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Large Format Document Scanners, A2, A1 & A0 Input

The rotary and flatbed document scanners listed in this  section can all accept documents up to A2 size or above. In many cases it is possible to scan slightly larger input than the maximum A size quoted.

Those who are already familiar with large format scanning should find the information they require in the following data sheets. Those requiring a little impartial advice may find Chapter 3 of our Guide section helpful.

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Supplier:  Book2net    
Model:   RGB XL

Max Input Size:
650 X 450 mm plus 10cm spine width
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W (Colour option available)
Flatbed Facility:  Yes   
Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 
N/A
Approx Speed:  A4 scan -  3.75 seconds greyscale, 7.5 seconds colour.  
Description:
Offered in full colour or grey scale versions. Book cradle is included. Suitable for fragile books with auto-pressure book cradle. Up to 400 dpi true resolution.
Available from: Paperscanners division of Genus - click for contact data

Supplier:  Book2net    
Model:
  Kiosk
Max A size accepted:  A2   
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A  
Approx Speed:
1.9 second cycle time
Description: Available in two versions. The Library model is for public access. The Production model is for high volume scanning at up to 2000 pages/hour.
Available from:  Paperscanners division of Genus - click for contact data

Supplier:  Icam Archive Systems    
Model:
 Guardian

Max A size accepted):  A1  (Max input size:    L 665mm   W 930mm  
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed
Options include:  Hybrid version (both microfilm and digital).
Description: Available as a conventional planetary camera with a range of head choices or as a scanner/camera for simultaneous filming and digitising. A book shuttle is standard for convenient capture of individual pages. Many alternative book and document handling accessories are optional.
Available from: Genus/Microfilm Shop - click for contact data or Icam Archive Systems

Supplier:  SMA    
Model:   21
Max A size accepted:  A2   
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A  
Approx Speed: 2 seconds/page at 300 dpi.
Description: Laser lines indicate capture area. Book cradle included.
Moving head contains scanner - no light spill. Can scan to print.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop - click for contact data

Supplier:  SMA    
Model:
 Map Master
Max A size accepted:  A0+   
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A  
Approx Speed: 9 seconds/page
Description: High resolution A0 scanner with LED illumination. Designed for applications that do not require a book cradle and are unsuitable for auto-feed. Optical resolution is 600dpi.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop - click for contact data

Supplier:  SMA    
Model:
  Scan Master 1
Max A size accepted:  A1   
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A  
Approx Speed: 9 seconds/page
Description: High resolution A1 scanner with LED illumination. Optical resolution is 600dpi.
A 300dpi scan takes approx 6 seconds. Manual or motorised book cradle.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop - click for contact data

Supplier:  SMA    
Model:
  Scan Master 2
Max A size accepted:  A2   
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A  
Approx Speed:
under 5 seconds/page - A2 at 600dpi
Description: High resolution A2 scanner with LED illumination. Max optical resolution is 600dpi. Self levelling book cradle is included
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop - click for contact data

Supplier:  Konica Minolta    
Model:
  ScanDIVA

M
ax A size accepted:  A2   (Scan area 420  594mm)
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed:   7 seconds for double page spread
Description: Auto correction for book curvature. Left, right or double page scan. Accepts coin and card vending solutions for library applications.
Options include: Glass plate, plate switch kit, book holder and manual switch.
Available from: Covergold - click for contact data

Supplier:  Konica Minolta    
Model:
  PS 7000C MKII

M
ax A size accepted:  A2   (Scan area 456  609mm)
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 9.9 seconds for double page spread
Description: Colour book scanner for library and similar applications. Face up scan preserves bindings. Book cradle adjusts fo spine width.
Available from: Covergold - click for contact data

Other suppliers

Supplier:  Atiz    
Model:
   BookDrive Pro & N

Max A size accepted):  A2   
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Flatbed      Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed - approx 800 images/hr
Available from: Allied Images

Supplier:  Colortrac    
Model:   SmartLF SC 25 Series
Max A size accepted):  A1 (635mm scan width)   
Black & White/Colour:
 Mono/greyscale only or mono, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  No   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet  
Approx Speed:
Mono 330mm second  Interface: USB 3.0
Description: 30,000 pixel straight line sensor. Face up entry.
Available from:
Colortrac

Supplier:  Colortrac    
Model:
  SmartLF SC 36 & 42 Series
Max A size accepted):  A0 (914mm or 1067mm scan width ) Black & White/Colour:  Mono/greyscale only or mono, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  No   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet  
Approx Speed:
Mono 330mm second  Interface: USB 3.0
Description: 43,200 or 50,400 pixel straight line sensor. Face up entry
Available from:
Colortrac

Supplier:  Colortrac    
Model:    SmartLF Gx + T56
Max  A size accepted):  A0/E  Scan Width 1423mm ( 56")
Black & White/Colour:
Mono/greyscale only or mono, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet   
Approx Speed: Mono up to 230 mm/second
Description: 8 X CCD sensor array. Face down front entry, rear exit path.
Available from:
Colortrac

Supplier:  Colortrac    
Model:
  SmartLF SG 36 & SG 44
Max A size accepted:  A0 (Scan width 915mm or 1118mm)
Black & White/Colour: 
Mono/greyscale only or mono, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:
No   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet  
Approx Speed:
Mono 330mm/second.  Interface: USB 3.0
Description: 6 X CCD sensor array, Face down, front entry, rear exit path.
Available from: Colortrac

Supplier:  Contex    
Model:
   SD3600 Series
Max A size accepted:  A0  (914mm scan width)
Black & White/Colour:
  B&W and greyscale - colour option
Flatbed Facility:  No   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet
Approx Speed: 254mm/sec mono, 38 or 76mm/sec colour
Available from:    Contex

Supplier:  Contex    
Model:
   HD Ultra 3600 Series
Max A size accepted:  A0 (914mm scan width)  
Black & White/Colour: B&W and greyscale - colour option
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet
Approx Speed:  304mm/sec mono.  50 - 152mm/sec colour
Available from:    Contex

Supplier:  Contex    
Model:
  HD iFLEX
Max A size accepted:  A1  (610mm X 914 scan area)
Black & White/Colour:   B&W, greyscale and colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed:  4 seconds/scan
Description: USB and Ethernet interfaces. One touch control
Available from:    Contex

Supplier:  Contex    
Model:
   IQ Quatro Series
Max A size accepted:  A1  (610mm scan width) or A0 (1118mm scan width)
Black & White/Colour:   B&W, greyscale and colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet
Approx Speed:  254mm/sec mono.  76mm/sec colour
Available from:    Contex

Supplier:  Contex    
Model:    SD One Series
Max A size accepted:  A1 (610mm scan width) or A0  (1118mm scan width)
Black & White/Colour:   B&W, greyscale, colour option
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet
Approx Speed:  100mm/sec colour or mono. 
Description: Strong but lightweight construction. USB interface.

Available from:
  Contex

Supplier:  i2s    
Model:
  Digitising Line Book Scanners

Max A size accepted):  A2   (Max input L 594mmk,   W 420mm)
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Flatbed      Auto feeder:  1 book  - auto page turn
Approx Speed: 1500 - 3000 pages/hour
Available from: iimage Retrieval

Supplier:  i2s    
Model:  CopiBook

Max A size accepted):  A2  (Max input L 594mm W 420mm)   
Black & White/Colour:
B&W and Colour 
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed
Available from: iimage Retrieval

Supplier:  i2s    
Model:    Digibook SupraScan Quartz

M
ax A size accepted):  A1  (Max input L 630   W 840 )
 Black & White/Colour:  B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Flatbed      Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 6 second scan time
Available from: iimage Retrieval

Supplier:  Icam    
Model:    Vanguard

M
ax A size accepted):  A2  (Max input 440 X 620mm)
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:
 Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 500 images/hour
Description: Book cradle  with removable glass. Range of digital cameras..
Available from:
Icam Archive Systems

Supplier:  Image Access    
Model:
   Bookeye 3 A2

M
ax A size accepted):  A2  (Max input 520 X 640mm)
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, greyscale, colour option
Flatbed Facility: Yes -  Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 2.5 second for A2 scan.
Description: Motorised book cradle.
Available from:
Covergold

Supplier:  Image Access  
Model:
 Bookeye 4, Kiosk &  Office

Resolution - max dpi: 
400 (max input  L 420 W 630mm)
Input (max A size accepted):  A2   Black & White/Colour:  
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed
Description: Kiosk version is modified for self-service in libraries and archives
and features wireless connection to mobile devices. Office version features
fingerprint sensor to identify user.
Available from: Covergold

Supplier:  Image Access  
Model:
 Bookeye 4, VIA

Resolution - max dpi: 
400 (max input  L 635 W 850mm)
Input (max A size accepted):  A1   Black & White/Colour:  
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed
Description: Auto book cradle, 19 inch preview screen,
Available from: Covergold

Supplier:  Image Access    
Model:
   WideTEK 25 Flatbed

Max A size accepted:  A0  (Input up to W 635mm L 449mm)
Black & White/Colour:
B&W and Colour 
Flatbed Facility:  Flatbed     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed
Available from: Covergold

Supplier:  Image Access  
Model:
WideTEK 36, 36C & 36DS

M
ax A size accepted:  A0  (915mm scan width)
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, Colour option  
Flatbed Facility: None    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 sheet
Approx Speed:  36 & 36DS Up to 254mm/second. 36C 255mm/second
Options:
Model 36DS features double-sided scan.
Available from:
Covergold

Supplier:  Image Access    
Model:
   WideTEK 42

M
ax A size accepted:  A0   (1066mm scan width)
 Black & White/Colour: B&W and Colour 
Flatbed Facility: None   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 sheet
Approx Speed: Colour at up to 236mm/second
Available from:
Covergold

Supplier:  Image Access    
Model:
   WideTEK 48 & 48C

M
ax A size accepted:  A0+   (1220mm scan width)
 Black & White/Colour: B&W and Colour 
Flatbed Facility: None   Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 sheet
Approx Speed: Colour at up to 162mm/second, binary 254mm/second
Available from:
Covergold

Supplier:  K I P    
Model:
  720

Max A size accepted:  A0  (914mm) "36"
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W and colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet
Approx Speed: 127mm/sec mono, 50mm/sec colour
Available from: KIP UK

Supplier:  K I P    
Model:
   2300

Max A size accepted:  A0   (914mm scan width, up to 1066 sheet width)
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W and Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 Sheet
Approx Speed: Up to 381mm/sec mono. 127mm/sec colour.
Available from: KIP UK

Supplier:  ProServ    
Model:    ScannTECH 6001-FB

M
ax A size accepted):  A0  (Scan area 914 X  1220mm) 
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual Feed
Available from: Solar Imaging Systems

Supplier:  Qidenus 
Model:
 Book Scan 3 & Robotic
Input (max A size accepted):  A2   (max input  L 760 W 580mm)
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary     Auto feeder: manual on Book
Scan 3, Automated on Robotic version
Approx Speed:
Manual 1500 pages/hr, Robotic 2500 pages/hr
Description: Avaible for scan areas of 560X370, 600X440, 640X480
or 760X580mm. Robotic model features bionic finger automated page turning.
Available from: Covergold

Supplier:  Rowe   
Model:
   Scan 600

Max A size accepted:  A0+   (45", 55" or 60")   
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  I sheet
Approx Speed:
5.5 or 7 metres/minute
Available from:  Allied Images

Supplier:  S2N    
Model:  A2 Colour Scanner

M
ax A size accepted:  A2  (Max document size 420 X 594mm) 
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 3 seconds for A2 scan
Available from:
Imaging Business Systems

Supplier:  Solar Imaging Systems    
Model:   Copymaster

Max A size accepted:  A2  ( Max input 594 X 420mm)
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual feed - capture speed is 0.5 seconds
Available from: Solar Imaging Systems

Supplier: Solar Imaging Systems  
Model:
 Copymaster Flexscan

Max A size accepted:  A2+  ( Max input 800 X 530mm)
Black & White/Colour:
 Cameras for B&W, greyscale & colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual feed
Available from: Solar Imaging Systems

Supplier: Solar Imaging Systems    
Model: A0/A1 Copy Base

M
ax A size accepted):  A0 or A1   
Black & White/Colour:
  B&W, greyscale & colour  
Flatbed Facility:  Yes -  Planetary     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual feed
Options include:  Wide range of digital cameras. Book cradles. Light box.
Available from:
Solar Imaging  Systems

Supplier:  Zeutschel    
Model:
 OS 12000 Series
Max A size accepted:  A2  (Max input 460 X 635mm) 
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, Greyscale, Colour Option
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: Manual feed - scan time 3.8 secs at 400 dpi.
Description: Bookcopy & Comfort version have manual book holders.
Advanced+ version is motorised. version
Available from:
Zeutschel UK

Supplier:  Zeutschel    
Model:
 OS 14000 TT & A1
Max A size accepted):  A2 on TT, A1 on A1 version.   
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, greyscale & colour 
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 3.5 seconds at 300 ppi for A2 colour scan
Description: Maximum book thickness is 150mmA1 LS version scan speed is 13 sec at 300 dpi.
Options include: 
PC monitor and workstation. Book cradle  with glass plate.
Available from:
Zeutschel UK

Supplier:  Zeutschel    
Model:
 OS 14000 A0 Series
Max A size accepted):  A0 (Max input 1240 X 870 mm)   
Black & White/Colour:
B&W, greyscale & colour 
Flatbed Facility:  Yes - Planetary    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Approx Speed: 9.6 seconds at 400 dpi
Description: Maximum book thickness is 150mm
Options include: 
PC monitor and workstation. Book cradle  with glass plate..
Available from:
Zeutschel UK

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