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Apple Scanner

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The Apple Scanner enables Apple Macintosh personal com­puter users to import graphics and images into a variety of soft­ware applications. This flatbed scanner and its accompanying AppleScan software give you a better and more intuitive way of scanning graphics and images, allowing you to create the best possible scanned images quickly and efficiently.

The Apple Scanner works with other Apple products - ­the Macintosh computer, the AppleFax Modem, and the LaserWriter family of printers - to provide a powerful image-processing system. The scanner was carefully de­signed to integrate not only with Apple products, but also with sophisticated third-party page layout and graphics programs.

The scanner and AppleScan software streamline the scanning process, greatly reducing the time needed to get an image to print the way you want it to look. For example, you don't need to re­scan the image every time you make setting adjustments. Also included with the scanner is HyperScan software, which en­ables you to create high-quality scanned images and incorporate them into HyperCard stacks.

The Apple Scanner has a full range of enhancing controls, which let you adjust the contrast, brightness, gray map, and half­tone pattern of the scanned image. It supports three compo­sition modes: line art, halftone, and gray scale. You can scan im­ages at 75, 100, 150, 200, and 300 dots per inch. Together, these features give you complete con­trol over the final appearance of the scanned image. And when it's time to print the scanned image, you can rest assured you'll get the best possi­ble output, because the scanner is compatible with all Apple printers.

  • Variable scanning resolution - 75, 100, 150, 200, and 300 dots per inch
  • Three composition modes: gray scale, line art, and halftone


  • Scanner type: flatbed
  • Maximum document size: 8.5 by 14 inches
  • Interface: SCSI
  • Dropout color: green
  • Scanning speed: 20.4 seconds for a 300-dot-per-inch scan measuring 8.5 by 11 inches
  • Scan mode selections: line art, halftone, gray scale
  • Gray scale: 16 levels (4 bits per pixel)
  • Scaling: from 25 percent to 400 percent, depending on output resolution
  • Output resolution: 75, 100, 150, 200, and 300 dots per inch
  • Contrast levels: up to 8 (specified by user)
  • Brightness levels: up to 16 (specified by user)
  • Threshold values: up to 16 (specified by user)
  • Gray-map settings: more light detail, normal detail, more dark detail
  • Halftone techniques: spiral, bayer, 2 x 2, line, user-definable patterns, and adaptive dithering to gray-scale data that has been scanned into the Macintosh

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