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cindy312
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We need to replace our 15 year old scanner and my husband is actually pushing me to consider a large format one so that I don't have to scan 4 times and stitch for every layout. That would be awesome. But, they're pricier and take up more desk space, so I'm not sure.

Do you own a large format scanner? What brand? Do you love it? Is it worth it?

Thanks!
Cindy


 
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In response to cindy312

We love our Epson Perfection scanner, it's been a champ, and it has an attachment to do slides and negatives. But it's a normal document sized scanner. Have you actually looked at large format ones yet? My impression is that you're still looking at a couple of thousand dollars, minimum. Which maybe you won't mind paying, I dunno


 
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In response to cindy312

I guess it depends on how much you need / how often you would use large format. We have two small format. But I only have a few large photos (17 inches) that I need to scan. I am going to Kinkos, do it on their large format and save to thumb drive.


 
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In response to CrimsonMama

I have a Brother Professional Series all in one printer/scanner/fax/copie r. It will scan 11 (or 11-1/2)X 17. Works great for layouts if you don't scrap all the way to the edge. I've began scrapping 11 X 11 and centering lo on a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. I also have a Epson Stylus 1400 that prints 12 x 24. I use it for printing photos and the Brother for general printing because it is faster and the ink is cheaper.


 
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In response to cindy312

I read the reviews on amazon when I was looking at scanners. I found the reviews very helpful. I did not purchase a large format scanner because of the price difference.


 
moxiegirl23
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In response to Gelidy Gelato

There is one by Mustek that will scan A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 for around $200. Anything that scan a full 12x12 starts at $2500 if you buy new and I think around $2000 if you buy a refurb.

I'm saving my pennies for an Epson, which will set me back $3000.


 
cindy312
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In response to moxiegirl23

Thanks everyone!


 
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