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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Scarpad, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000

    Scarpad

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    I'm interested in a scanner. I have some old magazines I want to scan to view on my Ipad. I haven't dealt with scanners in a long time. Prefarbly I want to use it with a Mac mini. Would a hand scanner be best? A flatbed? Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. MarketingGuy macrumors member

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    It really depends on how you intend to scan the magazines. If you aren't ripping out the pages, then a flat bed scanner without an auto-feeder will be best. My only point of caution is that scanning magazine pages one-by-one is going to be chore in the long run.

    I personally use the CanoScan LiDE 200 and recommend it for your application. It's cheap, quick, looks nice, and produces great results. I would check it out in person at your local Best Buy, but deals can be found online.
     
  3. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    Flatbed will suit your needs best. You'll get consistent results. As the guy above suggests, you could get one with an autofeeder, but beware of being bumped into a higher price bracket.

    If you only have a few dozen magazines (a reasonable finite number) then it might work out cheaper, quicker and better to go down to your local xerox place and get the stuff scanned.
     

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