Location

Willis Library 3rd Floor, Room 370

Contact Us

Lab Phone: (940) 369-7809

Office Phone: (940) 891-6746

FAX: (940) 369-8882

Scanners and Scanning Systems

The Digital Projects Unit uses a variety of equipment to scan microfilmed, printed, and photographic materials for inclusion in the UNT Digital Library, The Portal to Texas History, and other initiatives.

Dedicated Slide Scanner

Model:  Pacific Image Electronics PowerSlide 5000

Manufacturer:  Pacific Image Electronics Co., Ltd., New Taipei City, Taiwan

Features:

batch scanning of mounted photographic slides; 48-bit, 5000 x 5000 dpi optical resolution; we use Braun Paximat circular magazines with this scanner

How we use it:  35mm slide scans

 

Duplex Scanners

Fujitsu fi-4340CModel:  Fujitsu fi-4340C Image Scanner

Manufacturer:  Fujitsu Limited, Tokyo, Japan

Features:

600 dpi optical resolution, 100-page automatic document feeder, dual color CCDs scan both sides of a page in one pass, scanning speed up to 80ipm for monochrome at 200 dpi

How we use it:  high-speed scanning of books and documents that can be disbound

Example scans:

Model:  Fujitsu fi-6140Z Document ScannerFujitsu fi-6140Z Document Scanner

Manufacturer:  Fujitsu Limited, Tokyo, Japan

Features:

up to 600 dpi output resolution, 50-page automatic document feeder, scanning speed up to 120ipm for color, grayscale and monochrome at 200 dpi

How we use it:  high-speed scanning of books and documents that can be disbound

​Model:  Fujitsu fi-6670 Document Scanner

Manufacturer:  Fujitsu Limited, Tokyo, Japan

Features:  

up to 600 dpi output resolution, 200-page automatic document feeder, scanning speed up to 180ipm for color, grayscale, and monochrome at 200 dpi

InoTec SCAMAX M06

How we use it:  high-speed scanning of books and documents that can be disbound

Model:  InoTec SCAMAX® M06 Model 422CD Scanner

Manufacturer: InoTec GmbH Organisationssysteme, Wölfersheim, Germany, distributed in the U.S. by The Crowley Company

Features:

selectable resolution up to 600 dpi,  scanning speed up to 300 ipm, handles paper weights from onion skin flimsies to manila folder file covers, document indexing, touchscreen display

How we use it:  high-speed scanning of books and documents that can be disbound

 

Flatbed Scanners

Epson Expression 1100XL-Photo ScannerModel: Epson Expression 11000XL-Photo Scanner

Manufacturer:  Epson America, Inc., Long Beach, CA, affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation

Features:  

scanning area 12.2" x 17.2"; 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution; built-in transparency unit

How we use it:   scanning photographic prints, photographic negatives in sizes from 35mm roll film to large format sheet film, glass plate negatives, and large documents

Model:  Epson Expression 10000XL-Photo Scanner

Epson Expression 100000XL Scanner

Manufacturer:  Epson America, Inc., Long Beach, CA, affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation

Features:

scanning area 12.2" x 17.2"; 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution; includes 12.2" x 16.5" transparency adapter; scanning speed at 2400 dpi, draft mode, 16.0 msec/line for color, 5.3 msec/line for grayscale, and 5.3 msec/line for line art

 How we use it:  scanning photographic prints, photographic negatives in sizes from 35mm roll film to large format sheet film, glass plate negatives, and large documents

Example scans:

Epson V700Model:  Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner

Manufacturer:  Epson America, Inc., Long Beach, CA, affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation

Features:

scanning area 8.5" x 11.7"; dual lenses allowing scanning at optical resolutions of either 4800 dpi or 6400 dpi; transparency adapter built-in lid with film holders for 35mm slides/film, medium format strips, and 4" x 5" film; 8" x 10" film area guide; scanning speed 12.3 msec/line

How we use it:  scanning photographic prints, photographic negatives in sizes from 35mm roll film to large format sheet film, glass plate negatives, and documents

Example scans:

Epson V750Model: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner

Manufacturer:  Epson America, Inc., Long Beach, CA, affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation

Features:

scanning area 8.5" x 11.7"; dual lenses allowing scanning at optical resolutions of either 4800 dpi or 6400 dpi; transparency adapter built-in lid with film holders for 35mm slides/film, medium format strips, and 4" x 5" film; 8" x 10" film area guide; fluid mount tray and film guide for wet mount film scanning; scanning speed 10.8 msec/line

How we use it:  scanning photographic prints, photographic negatives in sizes from 35mm roll film to large format sheet film, glass plate negatives, and documents

Example scans:

Plustek OpticBook A300Model:  Plustek OpticBook A300 Scanner

Manufacturer:  Plustek USA , Santa Fe Springs, CA

Features:

A3 scanning size up to 12" x 17", output resolution up to 1200 dpi, specially designed edge allows placement of book spine within 2mm of the scanning surface edge, scanning speed 2.10 seconds at 300 dpi in gray scale, very easy to use

How we use it:  specialized scanning situations, quickly producing page corrections

Plustek OpticBook 3600 ScannerModel:  Plustek OpticBook 3600 Scanner

Manufacturer:   Plustek USA , Santa Fe Springs, CA

Features:

scan area 8.5" x 11.69", optical resolution 1200 dpi, lightweight and compact, utilizes a specially designed edge and lamp to eliminate book spine shadows, very easy to use

How we use it:  specialized scanning situations, quickly scanning small books and pamphlets

 

Large Format Scanners

BetterLight With MapModel:  BetterLight Super 8K-2 Scanning System

Manufacturer:  Better Light, Inc., San Carlos, CA

Features:

Kodak trilinear color CCD technology, 11 f-stop dynamic range, native resolution of 8000 x 10,660 pixels

We currently use our BetterLight scan back with a Cambo Legend 4 x 5 camera and 100mm, 135mm, and 180mm Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-S f/5.6 lenses, and a Fujinon A S 240mm f/9 lens.  In the lab we mount the camera on a Bogen/Manfrotto 3263 deluxe geared tripod head on a Cambo UST 7' studio stand with balancing arm and base.  Documents to be scanned are typically mounted on a vacuum easel or magnet board and lit with low heat North Light HID lights.

Outside the lab, we carry a Bogen 3251 tripod and 329RC4 low profile 3-way pan-tilt head and incorporate the BetterLight panoramic adapter as needed.

How we use it:  digitization of large format items such as maps, charts, posters, and newspapers; general and panoramic high-resolution photography.  Formerly used for all large-format scanning, this system now serves as a back-up to our Quartz A0 scanner.

Example scans:

i2S large format planetary scannerModel: i2S SupraScan™​ Quartz A0 HD

Manufacturer: i2S DigiBook, Pessac Cedex, France

Features:

scanning dimension up to 1250 x 870 mm (49.0" x 34.2"); CCD camera with 600 x 600 dpi optical resolution on A0 format; motorized automatic focus; scan time less than 22.5 seconds for A0 format at 400 x 400 dpi; relief enhancement lighting; output 24 bits for color, 8 bits in grayscale, 1 bit in binary

How we use it: production scanning physical newspapers; color scanning newspapers; digitizing miscellaneous posters, plans, or other large format items

Example scans:

Model:  VIDAR TruScan Latitude P-121 Color Scanner

VIDAR P-121

Manufacturer:  The P-121 is a legacy model.  Vidar Scanning Technology was acquired by Contex.  

Features:

roller feed, wide (54") format

How we use it:  scanning posters, maps, and newspapers that are in good condition.  Once our primary large-format scanner, this model now serves as a back-up to our Quartz A0 scanner.

Example scans:

 

Microfilm Scanner

Mekel Technology Mach VModel:  Mekel Mach V Microfilm Scanner

Manufacturer:  Mekel Technology, San Dimas, California

Features:

8,192 pixel CCD array; automatic gain control; fiber optic lighting; accepts 16mm/35mm, simplex/duplex, positive/negative, silver, diazo, and vesicular formats in 100', 215', and 1000' rolls; 100-600 true optical dpi

How we use it:  scanning microfilm for the Texas Digital Newspaper Program and other initiatives

Example scans:

 

Planetary Scanner

Zeutschel Omniscan 10000TT_2Model:  Zeutschel Omniscan 10000TT High-Performance Overhead Color Scanning System

Manufacturer:  Zeutschel GmbH, Tuebingen, Germany

Features: 

adjustable book cradle with removable glass plate, minimal light load on document, low heat

How we use it:  scanning large documents and books up to 100 mm thickness

Example scans: