Chaos and Kanji is the blog where I write about my adventures through Japan!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
A painted lady from the distant past.
Let's talk about this scanner. For $60 (on sale from $80), I can now insert most cards in one end, and they zip through in a few seconds, coming out the other side without much effort. The images are instantly cropped and ready for upload. So I can easily run through hundreds of cards in an hour - no worrying about crashing software on my HP, sitting hunched over in an awkward position and trying to get those curly Chrome cards to sit straight. I'm going to give it a run for the money when I get to Georgia. Did I tell you I'm going to Georgia? I'll be there for about 5 days (25th to the 31st) to see my mom and a friend, and do what I can with my storage unit.
Hopefully it's built well enough that it can get me through all the cards I want to scan out there, and keep on ticking as a permanent solution. What won't it do? Most jersey cards and other thick cards. Plus, cards with black borders get cropped to the first non-black part of the card. I can figure out a solution for that at some point if I so desire, and a regular scanner will handle the thick cards. It crops just a little bit off the edges, but since I'm not scanning for sale, I can deal with that.