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What scanner do you use?

:iconkomiru:
komiru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I hope this is the right thread :/

But anyways I am planning on investing in a scanner. I have been doing more traditional art lately and would like to scan it. I suppose this is being picky but I really don't want a large scanner or would prefer a mobile scanner. Any suggestions on which one to get?

Thanks for any help! Oh and if you could remember how much was yours or how much is it? Why do you like it or is there even a specific reason aside from it does what it's supposed to. Thanks a lot!
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adeliea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
mine is HP deskjet 845c, but guess this is a very very old scanner ^^; (and i don't think it is still on sale)
the quality is horrible, i must edit it heavily on photoshop to make a good result :( but it's not a big problem since i rarely do traditional art now.
in my country you can get printer + scanner for really cheap price, mostly below $100 (i found one with the price $20-$50, wow)
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HMontes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have used various scanners but when I needed to scan 11"x17" comic pages I got a Mustek ScanExpress A3 scanner for under $200.
[link]

For a better quality scan in that size the Brother All-In-One A3 scanner/printer would be a good choice for a little over $200. [link]
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
It's an all in one printer/scanner/copier Epson Stylus 420.
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nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm using Epson Perfection V330 Photo scanner, you can read my review.
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JulesSilvan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
I second this. I don't know much about scanners but this is the most agreeable one I've had so far and I'm very happy with it.
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nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've only had a printer-scanner-copier type before, and the difference in quality is unbelievable :)
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JulesSilvan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I actually read your review the day I got my Epson, it made the decision even easier. It was also the only scanner that was just a scanner, the salesperson tried to convince me to get a Lexmark all-in-one but I've never had good luck with Lexmark. I was pretty chuffed with the quality as soon as I scanned my first image.
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nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad to know my post helped you decide! :)
I never used anything from Lexmark, but from my experience with several different models of Hewlett-Packard all-in-one I won't touch another one with a stick..
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:iconkomiru:
komiru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you! And for the link! thats super awesome!
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmmm, the one at my house? hahaha. I think it's an Epson scanner. I mainly scan on 9 x 12 mixed media paper and watercolor paper, which I both like painting / drawing on. However, recently I've been painting on 11 x 15 watercolor paper and 11 x 14 canvas board, and that's too big for the scanner, so I take photographs of those.
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:iconkomiru:
komiru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you for the help!
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:iconponderhope:
PonderHope Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem!
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jerseycajun Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't even know if they make these any longer (a quick google search for "Cannon LiDE" turned up a new modle of the version I have), but I've had a Canon CanoScan LiDE scanner which has been with me on the road a few times, it's lightweight, makes great scans at high resolution, and is powered entirely via USB, so there aren't any extra power cables required, or outlets to be sought out when traveling.

Pretty durable, and cheap too, at under $80.00.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I have the same scanner :nod: Best purchase on eBay ever. I got it used for about $30, and it was in great shape when I got it :D
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komiru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Awesome! Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help :)
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foreverCTY Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scanner eh. I use an HP one, not really sure on which model it was, but it does the job well enough. The main question you'll want to ask yourself is how big your traditional art is going to come in. i.e. When I bought my scanner everything was drawn on normal American Printing Paper, but now that I draw normally at 9x12 and 24x36 on occasion, it just... doesn't quite cut it.

Mine came in about $80, but I chose it for it's high DPI, as I also bought it for scanning photos and such. But high res art scans are also nice because when I bring them in to photoshop to ink and such it lets me upscale the size at the same time.

Best bet is ask yourself what size you'll usually be drawing/ painting/ whatever, and get a scanner that can at least scan that. I recommend 300dpi minimum if you want to reproduce it, but if not, then 100dpi is more than adequate for uploading to dA.
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komiru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you! I appreciate the help!
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