Consumer book scanner

This is a relatively cheap but very useful flatbed scanner that has been specifically designed to scan books. The edge of this scanner allows for scanning close to the book page edge and without bending the book spine too much. It can do b&w, grey and color, and the scanner software in combination with document management software makes the conversion of a 300 pages book (at 9 seconds per page it will take about 1 hour) into a PDF file quite simple, but boring process. However, once you have scanned your library into electronic format, you’ll be able to take and access it anywhere. I used Craig’s list to find paid help with book scanning, and have by now scanned my entire library.



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