Need advice on a good scanner for glossy or laminated materials

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  1. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a scanner for these types of items.

    Thanks
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Difficult. The glossy surface is going to mess it up in a big way on any scanner, is my thought. Anyone tried it?

    Tried it on an Epson Perfection 2450 - Glossy print, as in varnished magazine cover is OK. Laminated driver's license is so-so. CD in older jewel case is so-so. A Flash Memory card in plastic laminate has significant blown out hot spots.

    Maybe a copy stand with a digital camera and very diffuse lighting?
     
  3. NYmacAttack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info. I was really hoping to find a simple scanner to do this as the person who is scanning them needs something very easy to work with.

    Anyone have any other scanners the would recommend?
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    My Epson 4800 does it fine. My passport and credit cards scan well. Jewel-case is perfect, too.
     
  5. NYmacAttack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a link to that model. All I'm finding is a printer with that model number.

    Thanks
     
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