The large format scanner is currently available for use by a limited population. If you would like to use it, please email email@example.com to inquire about the possibilities.
Documents up to 50 in (1270 mm) wide and 0.1 in (3.0 mm) thick can be scanned. The maximum scan size is 44 in (1120 mm). Scans can be exported as PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and more.
WideTEK 44 Large Format Scanner
See Additional Resources for manuals and optimization guides.
The computer screen has two options for scanning:
The following menu options appear on the EasyScan Screen and can be used to adjust your scan parameters and file exports.
OCR can not be applied to scans created under EasyScan. See ScanWizard instructions for how to create a scan and apply OCR.
To access Help Menu at any time:
To apply OCR, the file format for you scan must be set to PDF. OCR can be applied to scans created using any of the Scan Template Options in ScanWizard, with the exceptions of “Use Default” option. OCR can not be applied to scans created under EasyScan.
Note: While the steps listed here allow you to apply OCR to your scan, the OCR file does not appear to export to the USB drive. Instructions will be updated when this issue is resolved.
Use for Scanning
Description & Example
|Auto Halftone 300dpi PDF||Halftone images||
Halftone images are made of dots of various sizes and closeness. This process has been widely used to reproduce photos in newspapers. Example:
"Retro Halftone Clouds" by Nick Merritt is licensed under CC BY 2.0
|Binary 300dpi PDF||Binary digital images||
Binary images are the simplest digital images that contain one bit per pixel. Each bit represents one of two values in a grayscale, i.e. 0=black, 1=white. Example:
"Binary Prints. Portraits." by Alex Trochut is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0
|Color 200dpi PDF||Color or black and white photographs, posters, drawings||Images that contain gradients of color changes, be them grayscale or color.|
|Drawing 24bit 300dpi PDF||Color drawings, photographs, architecture plans, blueprints||Images that contain full RGB color range, meaning they show a wide range of color variations.|
|FADGI||Items being scanned for archival preservation||Federal Agencies Digital Guideline Initiative (FADGI) are national standards that should be followed when creating archival quality scans. FADGI requirement work to ensure the scan are a quality and format that will remain accessible over time. It is not necessary to follow these standards when creating scans for person or short term use.|
|ISO 19264/ Metamorfoze||Items being scanned for archival preservation||ISO 19264 and Metamorfoze are international standards that should be followed when creating archival quality scans of photographs and paper documents. These requirements work to ensure the scan are a quality and format that will remain accessible over time. It is not necessary to follow these standards when creating scans for person or short term use.|
|Map 300dpi PDF||Maps||
Any maps that are not raised relief maps (3D maps or maps that have raised sections) can be scanned with this template.
*Note: Raised relief maps can not be scanned on the WideTEK44.
|Newspaper 300dpi PDF||Newspaper||
Any newspaper that is in good condition can be scanned with this template.
*Note: Do not scan newspapers that are deteriorating and could fall apart when fed through the scanner.
|Sepia 300dpi PDF||Photographs, other images||
Sepia images have a reddish-brown color. Many photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries fall into this category, although it is a technique used in later photographs and images as well. Example:
"Shops on Main Street, Sepia Tones" by Kristin Nador is licensed under CC BY 2.0
|Sepia(back) 300dpi PDF||Items with a sepia colored background||
Images that have a sepia or reddish-brown colored background, but the full image may not be sepia colored. Example:
"Liboriuskapelle B/W + Sepia" by Anna Lorenz is licensed under CC BY 2.0
|Use Default||Quick scan projects, items that do not fit any of the other categories||
Use default setting if unsure what template applies to your item.
*Note: OCR is not available under this selection, so choose another template if OCR needs to be applied to the scan when complete.