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Wonder if you would be better off shooting multiple sections with a macro lens on a digital 35mm 
camera and stitching those together instead?

Britt

On 6/9/16 3:35 PM, Emily S. Damstra wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I need to scan a large (~24 x 36 inch) painting that's on watercolor board. Obviously I'll have to
> scan it in pieces and stitch them together, which will take time but that's to be expected. My
> problem is that my scanner (an Epson Perfection V500 PHOTO) has a rim around the scanning bed that
> is about a sixteenth of an inch higher than the bed, so the stiff watercolor board will not lay flat
> against the glass. I want the painting surface to touch the glass so the scan is sharp.
>
> Does anyone own or know of a scanner comparable to mine (that is, in the range a a few hundred
> dollars) with a scanning surface that is NOT surrounded by a raised edge? I'm not finding that
> information in the specs I've seen, and it can be hard to tell from photos.
> Thank you,
>
> ---
> *Emily S. Damstra*

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