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On 11/13/2017 at 11:47 AM, jdennis3 said:

Thank you for this thread. Got me a HP 7400C and VueScan. Works great, example below.

:golfclap: That's a heck of a scanner.

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Got an HP 8250 about 3 years ago on Ebay for $25. Works like a charm. The only thing I don't like is the fact that I don't have room for it by the computer, so I keep it in the closet & get it out whenever I need to use it - and it's heavy! Does anyone know if there is a legal-size wireless scanner out there?

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3 hours ago, icefires said:

Google "HP 8300 Scanner"

The first result (for me anyway) is "HP Scanjet 8300 Digital Flatbed Scanner Software and Drivers | HP..."

Click on that link and you should see a column that includes "User Guides."

Click that and you should see the link to the "User Guide" PDF.  It is a 63 page manual that should answer most of your questions.

For the record, I own an 8300 and VueScan software - very happy with it.

 

Thanks for the suggestion!

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9 hours ago, Zolnerowich said:

Thanks for the heads-up! Here's a few questions for you, Professor :preach:  :

So it sounds like the HP8300 doesn't come with software/drivers. Is this why VueScan software is needed?

Do you happen to know if the HP8300 is compatible with Mac OS?

Does it have a USB port for saving to a flashdrive/memory stick?

If it broke, would HP fix it?

If the HP8300 is a bust for whatever reason, do you have any knowledge of the Plustek A320?

 

When I got mine, HP8300 had stopped updating the drivers for Mac, so I needed the VueScan software.  

With VueScan, the HP8300 is compatible with the Mac OS.

I just looked and I don't see a USB port.  Does anybody still use flash drives or memory sticks? :baiting:

No idea whether you could get HP to fix it if it broke, but I have a feeling they wouldn't.  At that price, I think you would better off just buying a new one, rather than paying for a repair.

Don't know about the Plustek.

One other thing about the HP8300:  It works great for raw books or for books in shallow slabs.  But you can get significant glare on books in GA slabs, as shown here.  People have given tips for reducing the glare, such as pressing down gently on the slab while scanning it, but I haven't had much success doing so. 

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when I look at the Vuescan site it shows they support the HP Scanjet 8200 driver but not the 8250 - does the 8200 support cover the 8250 as well?

Any help is appreciated!

 

Patrick

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3 hours ago, pjray55 said:

when I look at the Vuescan site it shows they support the HP Scanjet 8200 driver but not the 8250 - does the 8200 support cover the 8250 as well?

Any help is appreciated!

 

Patrick

I don't know, but I would be surprised if it didn't.  I have an HP8300 and VueScan supports it. 

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Does anyone know of any newer scanners that produces scans as clear as the HP8300? My HP8300 is dying and I"m going to have to replace it soon.

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1 hour ago, elove said:

Does anyone know of any newer scanners that produces scans as clear as the HP8300? My HP8300 is dying and I"m going to have to replace it soon.

Why not just get another 8300 from Ebay?

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On ‎2017‎/‎11‎/‎13 at 9:47 AM, jdennis3 said:

Thank you for this thread. Got me a HP 7400C and VueScan. Works great, example below.

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That is the scanner I use for comics/ slabs and I love it. I have to use it with Vuescan as well since changing my O/S to Win 10. Under Win7 the original HP 7400 C software for scanning still worked.

Since we have a slab sample above, here is a sample scan on a raw using the HP 7400 C with Vuescan:

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On 8/29/2017 at 12:51 PM, KeithE said:

recently purchased the scanjet 8250 off ebay. this was with minor button clicks to somewhat lighten the scan up. Any advice would be great.

ALSO that is the graded comic sleeve from bags unlimited your seeing on the scan.

 

 

 

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Can we see a scan without the bag?

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3 hours ago, NamesJay said:

Can we see a scan without the bag?

Here’s the most recent scan I can get to it’s from mobile. I’m not near the computer.  But I have learned in 7 months to take the bag off while scanning :banana:

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Your colors could be truer.

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2 hours ago, thedude said:

after 13 years on these boards, finally got a legal size scanner, thanks to this thread went with the HP 7400c and of course Vuescan. 

example.

 

 

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It's about time :makepoint:

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On 4/14/2018 at 11:01 AM, icefires said:

Why not just get another 8300 from Ebay?

I would like to know what my options are in the event that mine dies and if the eBay well runs dry.

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On 4/15/2018 at 10:46 AM, thedude said:

after 13 years on these boards, finally got a legal size scanner, thanks to this thread went with the HP 7400c and of course Vuescan. 

example.

 

 

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Nice scan - especially for a thick Golden Age book.

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On ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 10:46 AM, thedude said:

thanks to this thread went with the HP 7400c and of course Vuescan. 

:golfclap: That's a heck of a scanner.

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I got a couple of PMs recently so I'm bumping with CIS/CCD & Vuescan details, let me know if you see any models that aren't listed on Updated list below.

On 11/9/2016 at 5:54 PM, GACollectibles said:
GACollectibles said:
  Swanson6676 said:
Just to clarify...any scanner using CIS technology is no good for scanning slabbed books, correct?

 

Also, does anyone have a list of current scanners or all-in-ones that use CCD and can fit the CGC books? I just contacted Epson and I was told that none of their current CCD models can fit anything bigger than 8.5x11...except for a graphic arts scanner that is well over $2000.

 

1) Correct

2) See below for older models that can scan CGC slabs (CCD format).

 

 

  GACollectibles said:
Here is a list(Thanks Sharon!) from this thread of scanners that people have confirmed as compatible for slabs using the CCD format, many suggest using Vuescan for best editing tool.

 

Epson GT-2000

HP 7310

HP 7400 (7710 is the actual number for a search)

HP 7410 All-in-one.

HP 7780 AIO

HP Scanjet 8200

HP 8250

HP 8300

HP 8350

HP 8390 (according to HP specs)

 

Microtek Scanmaker i800 plus

Microtek V6UPL

Microteks 9600-9700-9800

 

 

Most new off the shelf units are CIS format, will be blurry(see HP 8600 example above). Editing will not eliminate the blurriness.

 

 

New scanners that work (CCD) samples posted in this thread

 

EPSON DS-50000 new $1300+

EPSON GT-15000 pre-owned $300-1000

 

 

Scanning software issues for Mac

 

 

Ghost Town said:

 

VueScan definitely works with Sierra. And El Capitan.

 

Vuescan settings suggestions

 

 

W16227 said:
  HighStakesComics said:
Is there any way to improve the quality of scans on the HP 8200 or did I just flush $170 down the pisser? :(

 

use vuescan = start with KKs settings

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=8942320#Post8942320

UPDATED LIST:


EPSON DS-50000 (added)

Epson GT-15000 (added)

Epson GT-20000 (corrected model number)

HP 7310

HP 7400 (7710 is the actual number for a search)

HP 7400C (added)

HP 7410 All-in-one.

HP 7780 AIO

HP Scanjet 8200

HP 8250

HP 8300

HP 8350

HP 8390 (according to HP specs)

Microtek Scanmaker i800 plus

Microtek V6UPL

Microteks 9600-9700-9800

Not yet confirmed(but I'm still thinking of giving it a whirl!)

PLUSTEK OPTICPRO A320

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After reading through this thread I decided to pick up a second hand HP ScanJet 7400C for £16/$21 from eBay. I only have positive things to say about this scanner. I'll include an example scan bellow.

 

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On 5/10/2018 at 5:26 AM, GACollectibles said:

I got a couple of PMs recently so I'm bumping with CIS/CCD & Vuescan details, let me know if you see any models that aren't listed on Updated list below.

UPDATED LIST:


EPSON DS-50000 (added)

Epson GT-15000 (added)

Epson GT-20000 (corrected model number)

HP 7310

HP 7400 (7710 is the actual number for a search)

HP 7400C (added)

HP 7410 All-in-one.

HP 7780 AIO

HP Scanjet 8200

HP 8250

HP 8300

HP 8350

HP 8390 (according to HP specs)

Microtek Scanmaker i800 plus

Microtek V6UPL

Microteks 9600-9700-9800

Not yet confirmed(but I'm still thinking of giving it a whirl!)

PLUSTEK OPTICPRO A320

Does the HP Scanjet 5470C also work for provided good scans for CGC books?

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