Since the exposure of the SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 to A0 plus in size & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners at the West Coast Art & Frame Expo and National Conference in January 2019 & 2018 at the Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
The North American Distributor for SMA E-Document GmbH – Analogue Imaging – SMA North America has been extremely busy installing numerous SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 – A0 & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners across the USA & Canada.
WHY all the interest in the SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 to A0 plus in size & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners ?
Have a look at the images produced below of sections of a number paintings scanned on the SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 – A0 & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners with the first image scanned at 600 x 600 PPI & then saved as a .TIFF uncompressed image which equate to the following details:
Dimensions: 33322 x 25528 Pixels
Width: 33322 Pixels
Height: 25528 Pixels
Horizontal Resolution: 600 PPI
Vertical Resolution: 600 PPI
Bit Depth: 24
Resolution Unit: 2
File Size: 2,492,125 KB
These images are section of A3 Images at 600 c 600 PPI produced from the above . TIFF uncompressed images so the full effect may not be able to be appreciated.
Should you like to see the full uncompressed .TIFF image with a File Size: 2,492,125 KB for image 0. or any of the samples below then please advise us & we will arrange for a sample image fully uncompressed .TIFF image with a File Size: 2,492,125 KB to be made available.
The SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 – A0 & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners plus the A2-A1 & A0 Book Scanners all have a Scanner Head that has TWO-2 Light Sources.
Theses TWO-2 Light Sources can be setup to run together or they have the ability to switch one off & be set at an angle of up to 90 degrees in stems from 1-499 Plus or Minus.
With this ability the SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 – A0 & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners plus the A2-A1 & A0 Book Scanners can produce a Virtual 3D image with one light source in one scan.
In addition the SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 – A0 & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners plus the A2-A1 & A0 Book Scanners with TWO Scans with 1. being scanned, say at a setting of minus -250 with the Left Light source & then a second image 2. being scanned say at a setting of plus +250 with the Right Light source.
Each of these images produce a Virtual 3D effect with 1. shadows on the RIGHT side where the surface is rippled or has heavy brush stokes.
The second image 2. then has shadows on the LEFT side where the surface is rippled or has heavy brush stokes.
By combining both images 1. & 2. in Photoshop the shadows eliminate each other & this produces an even more detailed Virtual 3D effect.
We have been advised that one of the current practices in the Fine Art & Framing Profession is to scan large format images of A1 or A0 in size utilizing A3 Scanners & then stitching the various images together to produce a final image which takes up to FIVE-5 YES FIVE hours of staff time to produce.
With the SMA E-Document GmbH model SMA VERSASCAN A1 – A0 & Double A0 Flatbed Scanners the scan time to scan an A0 size original is approximately 60 SECONDS at 600 x 600 PPI which not only is a fantastic saving in time but the quality of image produced is of a much HIGHER quality.
The images below have only been scanned on one side e.g. 1. at a minus -220 setting of the LEFT Light.
2018-08 3 SMA V3D PART OF IMAGE SHOWING BRUSH STROKES of an A3 .PDF IMAGE OF A .TIFF ORIGINAL SCAN @ 600 PPI
Penny Imaging Exchange of Bohemia – New York – USA installs One of The Largest Flatbed Scanners in the World the VERSASCAN 4870 Flatbed Scanner that scans over-sized items up to 48 inches x 70 inches or 1,219 mm x 1,778 mm manufactured by SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany & equipped with their new V3D = VIRTUAL 3D Image Technology.
One of The Largest Flatbed Scanners in the World
New Opportunity: Scan Super Sized Documents with High Detail
The new VERSASCAN 4870 is the latest addition to the SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany family of flatbed scanners.
With a scanning range of 1219 x 1778 mm it scans longer and wider than its successful sibling VERSASCAN 3650.
This DOUBLE A0 scanner opens news doors as it can scan oversize originals in one go without the need of stitching serval scans together.
Further the new VERSASCAN 4870 offers outstanding productivity.
A high resolution scan of 600 ppi over the entire scanning range can be performed in about 30 seconds only!
Of course the VERSASCAN 4870 is equipped with SMA Electronic Document GmbH’s new V3D = VIRTUAL 3D Image Technology.
For any book, drawing, map or plan plus archival document or fragile material no matter the size – e.g. less than A 5 = 148 x 210 mm = ( 5.83 x 8.27 inches ) or up to Double A 0 Plus = 2,000 x 1,210 mm = ( 78.7 x 47.64 inches ) – which requires Scanning, Digitising = Digitizing & or Imaging for your Digitisation Projects, no matter how large or small then contact Laurie Varendorff via email @ Laurie Varendorff ARMA; or Phone: Australia @ 0417 094 147 – International @ +61 417 094 147 at Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME.
Laurie will be able to advise if DS & ME has the specialised equipment available for the Scanning, Digitising, & or Imaging for your project from a minimum size of A 6 = 148 mm in width by 105 mm in height up to a maximum size of DOUBLE A 0 Plus or 2,540 mm in width x 915 mm in height = ( 100 x 36 inches ) for Newspaper/s, Photograph/s, Map/s, Plan/s & Engineering, Architectural plus other types of Drawing/s and other original/s or Book/s required to meet a prospective client’s individual requirements.