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At the price they are selling flatbed scanners, I suspect the glass isn't all that special. I'm sure it's better than some I see on clip frames coming out of China, but I'm not sure it is better than the glass most framers use. The three things I would think that determine what glass is requires (besides the two dimensions) are: the glass needs to be flat and even enough not to create distortion and can't have any specks or chips or scratches. The thickness needs to be the same, to prevent focus problem, and the color can't be too far off. Cheaper glass uses iron in it (or at least has iron in it), which causes it to be mildly green. I suppose this can be adjusted for, but it would be best to have as neutral a glass as possible. Again, how much can it cost to buy glass when the whole scanner can often be bought for under $50 US? Art Charlie wrote: > A friend of mine has a fairly new scanner with broken glass. > (yes, it is definitely glass ;) It is NOT one of the high end > scanners and was probably under $300 new. He also has several other > older scanners. If the glass size is the same, is there any reason he > couldn't use another model's glass in the newer model? I realize this > is a pretty open question with not much info to go on, but generally, > is it possible? If he can't find one of the proper dimensions, where > would he get new glass? (I'm assuming buying from the manufacturer > would cost close to a new one since it was not 'high-end' to begin > with.) > > Charlie > > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.