Cruse Large Format Scanners

Cruse large format scanners differ from sheet fed large format scanners.  Cruse Scanners are higher in resolution and geometric accuracy, and allow users to scan thick, mounted, delicate or three-dimensional originals.
Wide format reprographic scanners (such as those from Contex, Tangent, Widecom, etc.) are designed for fast scanning of engineering drawings and other poster sized documents.  While these scanners produce "good enough" results for copying engineering or architectural drawings, they are typically low in resolution (<600 dpi).  In addition, these scanners usually cannot handle thick or mounted originals.  Fragile or valuable originals should not be scanned in these devices, as they could easily be damaged.

Some applications for Cruse scanners include fine art scanning, large format original scanning, reprographic scanning, catalog scanning, and batch scanning of enlargements for print to print work.  In short, the Cruse replaces other flatbed scanners, reprographic cameras (such as the Cruse Camera), and copy stands.

In specialized environments, the Cruse scanner has been used to scan circuit boards, maps, forensic evidence, rare documents and books, presidential memorabilia, and has even been used to create original pieces of art.  Its versatility and ease of use allows owners to bid on jobs that would not have been profitable using a conventional scanner or digital cameras.

Cruse Professional Scanner

Cruse currently lists five types of scanners with various models of each.

For more information, visit the Cruse Large Format Scanners website
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