Topic ID #22670 - posted 8/27/2012 10:33 PM

Scanner for artifacts?



PaleoAlaskan

Thinking about purchasing a scanner to add consistency to my artifact photos...any suggestions on a brand or model?




Post ID#19749 - replied 8/28/2012 5:27 AM



Dwarmour


http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/publications/SAAbulletin/16-3/SAA16.html

I think try to get the highest dpi that you can.  Also, I don't know if there are any with a recessed lid but if not try and find a good box or something that can fit over the scanner so you can have it closed when you put your artifacts on it, as the lid will be propped up and let light in.

Post ID#19750 - replied 8/28/2012 5:30 AM



Dwarmour

http://archaeologyfieldwork.com/AFW/Message/Topic/13285/Discussion/photographic-tool

I don't know if this will help at all but I had a similar question last year, not a lot of info here but it may give you some suggestions.

Post ID#19758 - replied 9/4/2012 7:16 PM



StarRider


In my experience a camera will do a better job, cheaper, faster. Lighting is the critical factor.

Post ID#19762 - replied 9/11/2012 12:36 AM



JASitters

I would look into the EPSON Perfection V500 Photo Scanner. The software is user friendly and the zoom capability allows you to capture incredible detail. It has a lid, which I leave open, but I will place a piece of felt (color varies depending on the artifact) over the artifact. Then, using Adobe Photoshop, I clean the image by removing the background.

At the moment, you can get it from EPSON for $99.00 with free shipping!

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