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SaddleScan

The SaddleScan is a new and innovative scanner that provides full and undistorted edge to edge scanning of books and documents while significantly reducing the strain on book spines and signatures.

Design

Eric Wang
Canada

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With traditional scanners it is very difficult to get a clean scan of book pages towards the middle inner spine without distortion.  Oftentimes, users press a book down with tremendous pressure at the spine in an attempt to correct this distortion, and obtain a fuller page scan.  With older or rare books especially this causes the structure of the spine and book signatures to crack and deteriorate.  

With the SaddleScan, a book is gently straddled onto the top edge of the scanner and with minimal effort and virtually no damage to the structure of the book, undistorted and full high-resolution page scans are obtained.   High-efficiency dual scan heads on either side of the unit make quick work of scan jobs while alleviating the need for traditional scanner covers.  The unit also folds flat to provide a more traditional scanning experience for large single page scans up to 15″ x 18″ in size.  

A skeletal structure of aluminum keeps the unit lightweight yet rigid and strong and an integrated wireless transmitter/receiver allows for untethered scanning.

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