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

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sun Jul 21 14:13:09 CDT 2019

On Sun, 21 Jul 2019, Jason T via cctalk wrote:
> 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).

It's like the difference between laser printing and real typesetting.
'course many people can't see the difference.
Below 2400dpi, the characters in the text are not as smooth.
Even 300DPI scans of 300DPI are unlikely to be lined up, to keep from 
getting degradation.

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