Value-added Services - Scanning/Archiving
The University Archives of Texas A&M University-Central Texas uses Contex large format scanners to preserve history like never before. The University Archives installed an IQ Quattro roll-fed scanner and IQ FLEX flatbed scanner at its new facility located at Heritage Hall, which opened in January, this year.
Like many in-plants, Central Services at Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA) sends staff to the post office every morning.
Think beyond printing. Promote your in-plant as a document specialist, able to scan and archive old documents.
The UK University Print Manager’s Group conference drew 55 delegates from all over the world to the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, Devonshire, in the south west coast of England. The program consisted of sessions by members.
Smart in-plants complement traditional print with imaging and archiving capabilities. By Gretchen Peck There's an old saying, "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything." The same can be true of business. If you're not doing everything in your power to maintain your in-plant's health, your time may be up. Those in-plants with a healthier prognosis are those looking outside the traditional print box to complementary services, such as imaging, archiving and document management. When it comes to defining imaging equipment, the term "scanner" seems a bit inadequate, for imaging solutions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are stand-alone; some
Scanning services are one new way to win back revenue nixed by the Web. Find how how other managers are making scanning work for them. By MIKE LLEWELLYN A natural disaster showed Newell Fogelberg just how important scanning can be to his customers. Three years ago, Fogelberg, director of Imaging Services for the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a call from the library at nearby Colorado State University. There had been a flood and many of the library's books had been ruined. "They asked for our help," he says. "So we scanned the damaged pages, cleaned them up, cut out the
With digital cameras rising in popularity, and drum scanner lines being pulled from the market, is there a future for scanners? by MARK SMITH When Heidelberg announced it was discontinuing "all scanner development and production operations," it sent a few shock waves through the industry. After all, high-end scanning used to be all but synonymous with Hell drum machines, a tradition Heidelberg inherited when it acquired Linotype-Hell. According to Heidelberg, the market for scanners has experienced a downturn in recent years, with declines as great as 20 percent in 2001 alone, depending on market and product. "This move is a timely
Picking a scanner can be a tough job. Find out from a prepress specialist how to sort through the different categories and specifications. The opening years of the new millennium offer a remarkable array of scanners to choose from. Consequently, making a decision—much less gathering all the information necessary—can be a tedious and frustrating exercise. Scanners can be more or less grouped into three categories: high-end, midrange and entry level. The boundaries between these categories are blurry, and exceptions abound. Still, they will help bring some order to the scanner selection process. Also keep in mind that drum scanners are often
The world of color scanners is constantly changing. Discover new advances and products that can benefit your in-plant. COLOR SCANNING isn't what it used to be. Say good-bye to the time-consuming task of separating transparencies from prints and switching scanner modes accordingly. Today's scanners recognize what's on the bed and automatically change the mode for you, allowing you to scan film, slides and photos on the same device. "That's been the target machine that the manufacturers were trying to get to," says Don Rogers, product manager for scanners at Heidelberg Prepress. "These scanners allow all the work to be handled in-house without investing in
High-end scanning and imagesetting systems continue to push the limits of image manipulation and consistency. WORKING TOGETHER, scanners and imagesetters provide the powerful and precise images needed to create the products your customers expect and deserve. "Today's properly managed workflows allow close monitoring of input [scanner] and output [imagesetter] conditions to assure the consistency of the desired results," says Al Eddy, special promotions manager for electronic imagining at Fujifilm. "If printing parameters are known, the scanner can be the first level of control to create image files that already have the proper characteristics of a press and/or printing condition 'embedded' in them.