[BALU] Digital Scanning

Dan Willson starfleethelpdesk at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 09:34:04 CDT 2010

Sorry, I meant using it as a stand-alone appliance from the control panel. Much faster than having a computer involved. Our 3220 can't do this, but our 3480 can do everything from the LCD panel - and it has great error/jam recovery for the situation you describe. One of our users clips the local daily newspapers and then stitches the clips together into a massive PDF every day on the 3480 using nothing but the local controls.

On Oct 3, 2010, at 5:59 AM, Kris Kirby <kris at catonic.us> wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Oct 2010, Dan Willson wrote:
>> If these are binders that can be taken apart and fed into a sheet 
>> feeder, lease a Canon Imagerunner copier and save everything out as 
>> OCR'd PDFs to a server. Because if the books are mission critical, why 
>> let them go off-site?
> The iR series only speaks TWAIN, and at the first jam the job *stops* 
> and you have to put the printer back into scan mode. If your scanning 
> workstation isn't next to it, the iR isn't worth the trouble, even if it 
> can do 11x17 captures (but only one at a time, and that's the maximum 
> capture range). 
> There has got to be a better solution for large, flatbed scanning using 
> an "all in one" of gigantic proportions. Sadly, my opinion of the 
> ImageRunner line is that they just need a pass in general. The above 
> scanning flaws, coupled with plastic, non-durable parts and screwy 
> paper-feeding[1] issues remove them from consideration in my world. 
> --
> Kris Kirby, KE4AHR
> Disinformation Analyst
> [1]: Load two cassettes of 8.5x11. Start copy job. One cassette runs out 
> of paper. The printer will NOT continue printing from the either 
> cassette or the external paper input shelf. Other printers (HP, Xerox) 
> do this, provided the media is the same. Also, opening one cassette 
> disrupts the paper path for the other cassette, so if either is opened, 
> a page or two is now botched. It reeks of "built by consultant."
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