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    I'm dying here, does it exist?

    Okay, I do a lot of drawings on bristol board which comes in 9"x12" pads as the smallest size.

    Now... I would really like to buy myself a scanner, but seeing as how scanning these 9"x12" drawings would be its main function it would seem silly to drop all the extra money on the next step up... which seems to be in the 12"x28" range.... not to mention $1000+ (Seriously, WTF?) And the rest of the scanners I can find for a reasonable price are ALL A4 (8.5"x11.7").

    See, I generally fancy myself "pretty darn good at the internet" but I'll be damned if I can't find ANYTHING that's a reasonable size. I'd be willing to go up to say a 11"x14", but that certainly doesn't exist either. At least I can't find it.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of any manufacturer that makes bristol board pads in the A4 size. Besides, I like Canson's pads. (That'd be an easy fix)

    So am I SOL or what?

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    Well, you could do half and half on a smaller scanner and just put the two scanned halves together in PS or something.

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    I would suggest getting yourself good digital camera and editing photos of your drawings in photoshop until they look acceptable to post.

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    Unfortunately, there's a big price jump to a larger size of scanner. After photoshoping an entire book that was full of 10" x 20" line art I had to get something bigger. I got the Epson 10000 XL which works great, but it costs a bit.

    Photoshop can work with masks and retouching. I did that for years too.

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    It's why I don't post much artwork here.

    I normally do artwork that is pretty huge, however I have a crappy Digital Camera and a pretty decent scanner but is only A4 size as well.

    I am going to do a sketchbook soon though because I've been drawing in an 8x12 sketchbook that I can finally scan in.

    Most of my paintings and drawings are 2'x4' though so... le sigh. I tried just getting the best pictures I could with my camera but nobody would really crit on the posts because they said the image quality was too bad... that's life I suppose.

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    paper cutterhttp://www.abcoffice.com/armcut1.htm
    cut the entire pad down before you begin using it.

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    Draw small?

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    theres some 11x17 ones out there i think there was an a3 one that was not to much but i dont think it was that was great of one dont remeber the name but its been talked about in some of the other scaner threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelhinxman View Post
    theres some 11x17 ones out there i think there was an a3 one that was not to much but i dont think it was that was great of one dont remeber the name but its been talked about in some of the other scaner threads
    Yeah, I'm sorry about starting another scanner thread.

    I saw this A3 scanner for extremely cheap, unfortunately I have Vista and it isn't supported. ;(

    Ehh... It looks like a3 size scanners I'm either taking a big risk going with some unknown manufacturer or paying a solid grand or two for one.

    I might go with the Frankenstein thing... it's a tough call and a little annoying. Well, it's certainly cheaper and better than taking digital photographs. ;\ I guess I could always just scan it and leave it cropped. I'll probably hold out a week or two.

    I'm just wondering why it became an industry standard to give users exactly normal letter size? So much for being a society of abundance, all the gigantic free refill fountain drinks don't make up for this atrocity.

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    Yeah I had the Mustek 7 years ago. There's a reason it's cheap. I've heard of some artists using it for scanning line art. I tried to use it for my paintings and it looked like a bad digital camera photo.

    No kidding, where's the priorities? Who needs Suvs and 2 gallon cokes, I want a scanner I can use for a tanning booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikazebob View Post
    Well, you could do half and half on a smaller scanner and just put the two scanned halves together in PS or something.
    This is actually a snap in the newest versions of PS.


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    When I have A3 drawing, I usually scan it like Kamikazebob mentioned. Two halves separately and then put I them together in Photoshop.

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    mine scans the ridiculous size of 8.5 x 11.69 wtf sort of size is that for fuck sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by young paddy1 View Post
    mine scans the ridiculous size of 8.5 x 11.69 wtf sort of size is that for fuck sake.
    Most scanners have those dimensions, so that they can accommodate both American and ISO paper formats.
    American letter = 8.5" x 11"
    ISO A4 = 210mm 297mm = 8.27" x 11.69"


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