SupraScan Quartz A1

The SupraScan range has been developed to achive the highest level of image quality while ensuring a perfect document preservation.

The new SupraScan generation called *Quartz" has been optimized and comes today with a new i2S camera, a new bool cradle, a new lighting system, a new software and exclusive features. This is why today SupraScan Quartz is the state of the art of large format scanners for archives and heritage documents.


What are the strengths of SupraScan™ Quartz A1 over competitors?

Image Quality

Metamorfoze Light and Fadgi 3* complaint up to 11 pl/mm at 600 dpi optical with QUARTZ HD camera


1100 (43*) x 630 (24.m”) mm: the largest scanning size on the A1 scanners market.


Automatic glass pressure and control adjustment.


7.9 s for 400 x 400 dpi optical A1 color scan.


Automatic calibration and automatic focus.


A unique lighting to enhance documents and objects relief.

Lighting Control

Exclusive glare free system to remove any reflections even on glossy documents.

Item Details

Images are compliant with FADGI and Metamorfoze image quality guidelines. Focus is motorized and automatic. No image distortion: distance and angle between the camera and the document is fixed and the camera is always perpendicular to the document. The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 offers you the largest scanning size on the A1 book scanners market with a maximum scanning dimension of 1100 x 630 mm (33” x 24.8”).

The new lighting system Very long life LED lightings. No UV and IR emission. Relief enhancement system. Exclusive glares free system. Lighting below the operator’s eyes level. Lights only switched on during the scan time. RELIEF ENHANCEMENT The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 has the ability to digitize using only one lateral light (right or left). This exclusive feature allows you to enhance the relief of documents or objects and give a better value to your images. GLARES CONTROL SYSTEM The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 offers an innovative feature that prevent glares even on highly reflective documents (glossy paper, plastic blister, oil paintings, Mylar, etc.) This is an exclusive hardware solution (lighting system and optical head) and not a software processing.

The book cradle 25 covers a wide range of formats up to 1100 x 630 mm / 43.3 x 24.8” (open book). The maximum thickness is 25 cm for a maximum of 25 kg (9.8” / 55.1 lbs). For specific needs, the SupraScan™ Quartz A1 can be purchased with the Book Cradle 50 which allows a maximum thickness of 50 cm / 19.6” and a maximum weight of 40 kg / 88.1 lbs. This book cradle 50 has different design from book cradle 25. The book cradle 25 is similar to a Roberval system with electrical commands (up and down). The book cradle 25 is motorized with electronic commands (no air compressor) and has an A1 glass plate with automated pressure and controls on the book. The scan can be done without contact on the glass plate. The glass plate is easily removable: 1 person and 10 s only. The constant level of the document simplifies the daily use of the scanner by eliminating the need to setup the camera for each document. Security sensors detect intrusions between the glass plate and the book cradle and release pressure or stop the glass plate move.

A new easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface). Multiple saving frames with customized outputs. Thumbnails flow to check/delete/add/insert images. Production environment: login, metadata tagging, METS outputs… Operates on Windows 7, 64 bits platforms.

Automatic calibration mode (assisted and manual modes also available). Batches of image processing and compression. Automatic and real-time image quality control. Easy integration into workflow solutions. A remote maintenance function.