Just wondering if anyone can help with this: I need a flatbed scanner of decent quality on which the glass platen—the glass plate through which the scanning is done—sits flush with the surrounding plastic support, such that larger artwork can be placed face down on the scanner without crimping it. The Epson flatbed I have (which doesn't work, but never mind that) has the glass recessed into its plastic surround, which makes it impossible to scan larger fiber prints in two passes, because it's impossible to make the print lie flat on the glass up to the edges.
Does anyone have a scanner that fits this description? I now have no place locally where I can go to look at scanners (the Circuit City and CompUSA both closed down, and the big box stores have only the cheapest models, often integrated into machines that do other things too), and this is proving to be something that is too difficult to communicate to mailorder salespeople over the phone—even if they did know the answer, which in most cases they don't, since they're not looking at the physical scanners either.
If anyone could make a suggestion, that would be very helpful. Thanks.
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