Today, even if a lot of artists working directly from their tablet or computer, others still prefer to use a more traditional method, the ink for example, before converting document 2.0.
A scanner is a border between the analog and the digital. Scanning your originals, you can then share them on the net, providing a great showcase to display your creations and so do you know. In addition, it allows you to store it on a removable device (usb, hard drive, ssd..) in order not to lose them.
In addition to scanning documents, the scanner is also used to add charts, illustrations and vector images to your content. It serves you well to capture the nuance of a color in a magazine or book that inspires you.
The rendering offered by a scanner is always more qualitative than that of a photo.
To reproduce exactly the same colors that catch your eye some people use a Pantone capsure. However, a good scanner will cost half the price of one such tool, and will provide a record of the appeal.
How to choose a scanner ? .
The scanner is ideal for artists and designers has nothing to do with the big machine, of which you can think of and that we usually find in the office. Flat-bed scanners to our buying guide are small, lightweight, self-contained and, moreover, they look very much alike.
There are also bigger ones but still very compact, such that the viewers or drum scanners.
After us, no matter what scanner decent must offer an optical resolution of 4,800 dpi or more, especially if you are looking to scan in color.
Also, it is preferable that it is equipped with a CCD sensor (Charged Coupled Device), which allows to ensure the transfer of charge by dividing the light into three components (red, green, blue). This objective is also the same as that of a digital camera classic, it has all the capabilities of capture you’ll need.
Most scanners are equipped with software capable of detecting irregularities that are on the emulsion of which is digitized, such as Digital ICE that can be found on the Epson.
The scanner technology is not a field in constant evolution, and a model old five-year-old can be as efficient as a newer version and suffice your creative needs. In summary, do not always rely on the age of the product.
If you call on Mac, before making a purchase, also make sure that your scanner is compatible with macOS.
It is also possible for a driver to be installed on the machine, but otherwise feel free to download it directly from the manufacturer’s web site.
For your convenience, our selection is composed of scanners compatible with Mac.
A scanner can scan a larger than A4 size ?.
The A4 is the format most commonly used (school, work..), then manufacturers of standard scanners follow this logic.
However, it is possible to digitalize documents in the formats as more substantial, in the scanning in several times and then put everything together to make an image.
To do this, please use a software such as Photomerge, it helps you to merge scans of your work broken down.
Also, models with tray large format like the Epson Expression 12000XL can accommodate A3 sheets, however, are devices that are much more expensive..
The portable scanners are they reliable ?.
The portable scanners are a good alternative for experienced travellers, who do not see a downside to embark a variety.
They are usually very thin and offer some good features. They can be very useful if you do not have a very common use.
There are also scanners compact, like the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i. They are not as fine as their cousins in laptops, but they carry, rank, and rank very easily in a desktop.
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1. Epson Expression 12000XL .
The nec plus ultra of the scanners .
The Epson Expression is the scanner chart the most expensive of our selection, this is simply due to the fact that it is advanced scanning technology.
Thanks to its software, SilverFast Ai 8, its reproduction of images, colors and areas of shadow is a quality in-dis-cu-table. With a resolution of 2 400 x 4 800 dpi, optical density of 3.8 DMax, but also the Micro Step Drive, the rendering of your work is clear, sharp and free of burrs.
His drive transparency even allows you to scan film, slides, and A3.
This scanner also has the screen command the most minimum of our range, simply composed of a power button and a LED indicator.
2. Epson Perfection V550 .
The best photo scanner.
The Epson Perfection V550 Photo scanner versatile which stands out thanks to its embedded software dedicated to photography.
With its technology, Digital ICE, correcting digitally movies damaged and your old photographs to give them a second youth. The resolution of optical 6,400 dpi offers a faithful rendering, and really high quality.
The addition of the Epson Perfection is its built-in program, Epson Easy Photo. With this last, erase all the traces, the marks on your photos and save them directly to the internet via the Cloud.
3. Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i .
The best compact scanner .
The ScanSnap S1300i from Fujitsu is a compact scanner and very convenient for your travel or the home. He is discreet and silent, it takes up little space on your desk. In addition, even if it is not as small as a portable device, it travels very well.
The ScanSnap S1300i is the exception that proves the rule, because although it is neither a type a CCD or a flat bed scanner, it is one of the most effective and most reliable in the market. Responsive and fast, this device is able to scan up to 12 pages, double sided printing, in monochrome or colour at the minute.
Thanks to its built-in software, manage your documents automatically (resolution, color, etc.) in the desired format (Word, Excel, PDF).
Share via Cloud services that are connected, like Google Docs or DropBox.
4. Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 .
The best scanner for A3 format.
The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is what is called a camera-(or viewer).
It is perfect for artists or professionals to digitize their work in a larger format than an A4 sheet of paper.
With a rugged design and compact, it does not take as much room as you might think. To make it work, you just plug it into your computer and place your paper under the sensor. The camera of the SV600 recognizes all of the copy, placed on the mat, and for the scanner, his mechanical arm moves up and down.
The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 scans any type of document, from business cards to A3 documents, and it in a single pass of the scanner.
By integrating technology VI, which combines a lens with great depth of field, a CCD sensor and a LED lamp with high directivity, the reproduction of light is the same as that of a flatbed scanner, you will therefore get an optimum scanning.