Scanning question (Is destruction of old tech docs a moral crime?)

Warner Losh imp at
Sun Jul 21 14:09:54 CDT 2019

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019, 12:35 PM Jason T via cctalk <cctalk at>

> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:41 AM Warner Losh via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
> > 600dpi. The file is 22MB vs 12MB, so that's worth it. The 1200dpi version
> > was almost 70MB which is starting to get a bit large for a 60 sheet
> > document. The sweet spot seems to be 600dpu, at least for this material.
> I don't know about the ScanSnap specifically, but I suspect that
> 1200dpi mode may be interpolated, not true optical 1200.  In either
> case, I've rarely seen any great benefit to using >600, at least on
> any scanner I've used (my main workhorse now being a Fujitsu
> fi-5750C).

ScanSnap is true 1200dpi. At least for black and white. Takes 4x longer to
feed through, so it's not some software thing...



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