2D Flatbed and Large Format Scanning
2D and flat media scanning operates on a first-come-first-serve, UNO student priority basis. Both machines are available to patrons with an official university login.
The CPL offers two devices for flat media scanning. For scans larger than 12" x 18" and up to 44", we have a Contex IQ 4400 large format scanner using NextImage software on a Windows PC. For traditional flatbed scanning up to 12" x 18", we have an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner using the EpsonScan Software attached to one of our iMac Pros.
For flatbed scanning on the Epson, media should be dry, free of dust or glitter falloff, and pose no risk of scratching the glass bed. Files can be saved to device desktop of the user profile for upload to cloud or external storage.
Large format feed-through scanning on the Contex poses risks to both the media being processed, and to the device by media. As such, media and materials to be scanned on the Contex are subject to review and approval by CPL staff prior to operation of the scanner. The following guidelines are to be followed for this approval:
In circumstances where scanning of media or artwork with either device is not possible or denied, CPL staff can aid patrons in using our GreenScreen Studio and photography equipment to create digital images of media, subject to space availability.