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Old 08-02-2005, 11:11 PM
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Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

I'm in need of a scanner. I do graphite and charcoal drawings, and have been crusing this site for some time....I am interested in knowing what some of you use to scan your work and post it here. Some are really clear and others are not. SOME GUIDENCE PLEASE thanks, marsha
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

i have a Dell 922 All-in-One printer/scanner. so far it's done a pretty good job of scanning my graphite drawings.
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:31 AM
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

*reads label*
it says it is a CanoScan N 640P.
what ever that is.
its old and crummy but it works.
not sure about graphite drawings though.. havent tried it on those
Except some how I unplugged it and I cant work out how to plug it back in.

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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

I have the Canoscan 4200F which seems to cope with everything I try with it.... It doesn't make the tea though!
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:25 AM
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

I have the canon CanoScan Lide 80 and it is fantastic. It's only A4 (30x21cm), but I have managed to scan A3 graphite drawings, paste then together with Paint and send the image to professional printers and they have confirmed that it is absolutely perfect for running prints from. I guess it depends on what you are scanning for. If it to post images on websites such as this, I think most will do the trick. I think a lot of the images you mention that aren't clear are either photographs or haven't been reduced down as well as they could.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:58 AM
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

Thank you for the input...had hoped that someone had purchased a scanner recently and had an opinion on a more current modle...but your info was helpful. thanks marsha
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

Marsha, I didn't buy my scanner too recently neither but can only advise to be VERY carrful with those too cheap models. Canon as a manufacturer appears to produce rather acceptable models.
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

I have a Dell All-in-One A940. I agree that the cheap printers probably won't do the job as well. I have scanned some graphite drawings and a couple of cp ones and it does a good job. Also, it depends on the image quality setting you use. I use the maximum quality and as high a pixel count as my computer will allow.

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Old 08-04-2005, 09:45 AM
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Re: Best scanner for graphite and charcoal drawings

Yes it helps to have a good quality graphics card aswell.
Don't be afraid to shop around.
It might take a little while to find the right thing..
but it is better then getting the wrong thing!

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