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I meant stores as in not a used year 2000 scanner not in production anymore

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4 hours ago, Pirate said:

I meant stores as in not a used year 2000 scanner not in production anymore

I'm with you on this. I have an 8300 but I want to get a newer scanner.

Does anyone have any suggestions besides getting replacement on eBay?

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4 hours ago, Pirate said:

I meant stores as in not a used year 2000 scanner not in production anymore

Right, I understand.  You need a scanner with CCD technology.  Everything you can generally get at Best Buy or Staples or any other B&M store is not made with CCD.  Here is a scanner that is brand new, still in production, big enough to scan a slabbed comic and also is a CCD scanner: https://epson.com/For-Work/Scanners/Document-Scanners/Epson-WorkForce-DS-50000-Color-Document-Scanner/p/B11B204121

If you want to look it up yourself, you need to find a scanner that can scan this size: Maximum Scan Area:11.7" x 17 and also has CCD as its scanning technology.

Edited by NerdHouse Comics

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I need to get one of these so I can start selling some CGC comics.  I have some duplicates, and some genres that I have lost interest in.  Most are Golden Age - which it sounds like typically have more of a glare problem.  I have searched ebay for all the models in the list above.  This will have to go to my desktop computer with Windows 10.  Here are some current options - anything look good?

HP 8300 NEW for $250

Microtek 9600 used for $175

HP 7400C - looks kind of beat up - for about $50

Or, I could wait for another Epson GT-15000 to come up - looks like they go for about $350 used.

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5 hours ago, tpetty said:

I need to get one of these so I can start selling some CGC comics.  I have some duplicates, and some genres that I have lost interest in.  Most are Golden Age - which it sounds like typically have more of a glare problem.  I have searched ebay for all the models in the list above.  This will have to go to my desktop computer with Windows 10.  Here are some current options - anything look good?

HP 8300 NEW for $250

Microtek 9600 used for $175

HP 7400C - looks kind of beat up - for about $50

Or, I could wait for another Epson GT-15000 to come up - looks like they go for about $350 used.

Don't know about the other models, but I've been very happy with the HP ScanJet 8300 that I found on eBay a couple of years ago. It was "new old stock" still in the box, never opened or used. With VueScan software, it's been doing a great job on slabs, sometimes with a bit of glare, but not bad.

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Well,

I just ordered a used Epson GT-20000 off ebay for $350 with free shipping.  Sounds like it is a beast - I'm sure my wife is NOT going to allow me to keep this in the office next to the computer long term.  :)

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Anyone have a suggestion for an all in one printer/scanner that’s good for scanning slabs? Preferably CCD technology 

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1 minute ago, djpinkpanther67 said:

Anyone have a suggestion for an all in one printer/scanner that’s good for scanning slabs? Preferably CCD technology 

I don’t think there are any all in ones. The size you need to scan a slab is pretty big compared to the ones that all in ones come with. I just got an Epson GT-15000 and it’s huge. 

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+1 vote for the Epson GT-15000!

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On 1/29/2019 at 4:37 PM, NerdHouse Comics said:

I don’t think there are any all in ones. The size you need to scan a slab is pretty big compared to the ones that all in ones come with. I just got an Epson GT-15000 and it’s huge. 

I’m assuming it is the norm to use the vuescan software with this? I found one for a couple hundred bucks on eBay, and have been in desperate need of a scanner that can handle CGC slabs. 

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You can, but you can also download the driver and free epson scanning software that works fantastic

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Edited by labratnotincluded

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On 5/10/2018 at 8:26 AM, GACollectibles said:
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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Yeah, the software that I downloaded direct from Epson looks a lot better than the vuescan that I tried for free.  (GT-20000)

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On ‎10‎/‎24‎/‎2015 at 7:56 AM, The Kaptain said:

 

Here are the settings I use in Vuescan:

 

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Give them a try.

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The old slabs come out lighter than the current ones. 

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Posted (edited)

Here's what I'm currently using. I believe someone posted these settings somewhere on here. 

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Result

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Edited by Ovrclck

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Ill check my settings and see how those differ from yours and adjust accordingly

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