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Why Are Wide Format Scanners So Costly? How To Pay Less!

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Wide format scanners have become essential tools for industries like architecture, engineering, GIS, construction, art, and others. However, their seemingly high price tags often raise questions. So what is the justification for the expense of wide format scanners. Here I’ll provide some insight on the technology, features, and market dynamics driving these prices and also […]

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Scan Project of Maps & Blueprints: What Options Are Available?

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A comprehensive guide of how to tackle a scan project for digitizing an archive of blueprints &/or maps. In this blog, we will look into the various options available; outsource, buy a scanner, or rent a scanner.  Each path offers an efficient approach for digital conversion.  However, by understanding the advantages and trade-offs of each […]

5 Best Large Format Scanners To Scan Artwork

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Large Format Scanner to Scan Artwork In today’s digital age, preserving and sharing artwork in high-quality digital formats has become increasingly important. Whether you’re a professional artist, art enthusiast, or gallery owner, finding the best large format scanner is crucial to accurately capture and showcase your artwork. In […]

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What to Know When Buying Used Wide Format Equipment

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The Hidden Dangers of Buying a Used Wide Format Scanner / Plotter When it comes to acquiring office equipment like wide format scanners or wide format plotters, many businesses explore the option of buying used devices to save costs. While purchasing second-hand equipment may seem like a prudent decision, it is crucial to consider the […]

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What are CCD & CIS, And How Do They Differ?

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CCD vs. CIS When it comes to wide format scanners, two common types of image sensor technologies are used: CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) and CIS (Contact Image Sensor). Let’s compare and contrast these two technologies to understand their differences and applications: CCD (Charge-Coupled Device): Technology: CCD scanners use an array of tiny light-sensitive elements (pixels) to […]

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What to Look for When Purchasing a Wide Format Scanner?

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A Comprehensive Guide: What to Look for When Purchasing a Wide Format Scanner In today’s digital age, wide format scanners have become indispensable tools for businesses and professionals dealing with large-scale documents, plans and designs. Whether you need to digitize architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, maps, schematics, or artwork, choosing the right wide format scanner is […]