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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ian Goodrick" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 6:35 AM Subject: Re: New CreoScitex Scanner lowers used prices > 40 scans an hour, and 16-bit colour. Although Creo were just quoting figures > with no criteria for them. 40 per hour - not including mounting and individual image set-up would work out at 11/2 min per scan which would suggest quite small images. However in the professional world the actual scanning speed is hardly an issue, t'is the operator time for set-up and original mounting procedure that takes the time. Should that be done off-line (or elsewhere if you like) then the scanner becomes just a sausage machine which suggests no pre-scan facilities. If that were the case then a low buying price would be the order of the day although the requirement for pre-scan activity would have to added into the production hourly cost in practice. I would suggest that Scitex are just shooting a line on productivity - a not unusual situation with them - because it all depends on the type of work and final image size - or if a server is in use, file size. If you could get them to tell you how long it takes to scan a 1" image area then you could work it out quite accurately. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.