vrs at msn.com
Thu Apr 21 07:03:07 CDT 2005
> Am I right in thinking that a home flatbed scanner has absolutely no
> hope of providing the resolution needed to scan microfiche?
> We've got a *lot* of DEC documentation arrived on fiche (208 pages per
> fiche, estimated 25000 sheets) and scanning some of the more useful bits
> would be nice. So far the cost from commercial companies has either been
> too high or the quality has been far too low to actually be useful :-(
My low-tech, low cost solution to this problem was to buy a fiche printer,
print the fiche on paper, then scan that. The quality is sort of barely
Unfortunately, it is also very much a "low volume" solution, just barely
adequate for a manual or two. (My printer requires you to manually align
each page.) 25000 sheets calls for something more sophisticated.
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