Suprascan II A1

The SupraScan™ II A1 is the best scanner to digitise up to A1+ format with a compromise between image quality and productivity.

The SupraScan™ II A1 is the ideal scanner for digitising bound documents for formats up to DIN A1/D in high resolution (300×300 dpi optical). Designed as a veritable working station, SupraScan™ II A1 is the best scanning solution requiring ergonomics, image quality and productivity. Fast, robust and reliable, SupraScan™ II A1 is a production scanner providing the best return on investment.

What are the strengths of SupraScan™ II A1


6s scan time at 300×300 dpi optical A1 format in color


Metamorfoze compliant > 5 lp/mm at 300 x 300 dpi


Over A1 size: 1100 (33″) x 630 (24.3″) mm scanners market


Robustness. Long term reliability


Full optimised user’s operations; 2 book cradles formats with A1 glass plate


Free from UV and IR emissions; Preservation of fragile and rare materials

The SupraScan™ II A1 benefits at glance:

The SupraScan™ II A1 has been developed to achieve the highest level of benefits. Those benefits are focused on:


The SupraScan™ II A1 has been developed to reach the highest level of image quality but with no compromise on speed and productivity. SupraScan™ II A1 has bi-directional scanning process. In addition, the images are both displayed during scanning and enhanced and compressed while scanning, which saves time and so improves the productivity.


As part of i2S Group internationally well-known in industrial vision, i2s DigiBook has a high level of knowledge in image technologies mastering perfectly sensor, optics, electronics, lighting and image processing technologies. The SupraScan™ II A1 is equipped with only one high-performance camera and focused LED lighting. Therefore SupraScan™ II A1 provides real-time lighting correction and bright/reflective documents are optimised. The SupraScan™ II A1 image quality high-performance enables to have the compliance with the international FADGI and Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines.


All aspects have been studied to maximise operators’ productivity and comfort. This is why the command panel location, the scan process, the lighting configuration (below the operator’s eyes level) and the easy to use software interface offer the best conditions making the SupraScan™ II A1 an easy and powerful scanner to use day after day.


With many options like book cradle (25 or 50 cm), V-shape cradle, lighting table, the SupraScan™ II A1 allows to digitise various type of documents from various quality and sizes: books, maps, registers, paintings, negatives, etc.


With a chain of design, conception and manufacture driven by high quality guidelines, all SupraScan™ II A1 are particularly robust and reliable. This is why, since 2005 more than 500 SupraScan™ are operating successfully for nearly 380 customers worldwide as libraries, archives, universities, town halls as well as service providers. Some of them are working in two shifts of 8 hours without any trouble. The i2S group quality management is certified by the international standard NF EN ISO 9001.


The conception of the SupraScan™ II A1 has taken into account the use of very fragile documents. This is why the scanning plate access, the glass pressure, the book cradle, the light technology are optimised to respect and minimise the contact with the documents.

The lighting system

  • Very long life LED lightings. No UV and IR emission.
  • Relief and texture enhancement system.
  • Lighting below the operator’s eyes level.
  • Lights only switched on during the scan time.


The SupraScan™ II A1 has the ability to digitise 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.

SupraScan™ II A1 overview

The book cradles

SupraScan™ II A1 can be equipped with 2 different book cradles: A1 book cradle 20/25 (manual) and A1 book cradle 50/40 (motorised)

  • Both book cradles cover a wide range of formats up to 1100 x 630 mm / 43.3 x 24.8” (open book).
  •  The maximum thickness is :
  •      For book cradle 20/25: 20 cm for a maximum of 25 kg (7.8” / 55.1 lbs).
  •      For book cradle 50/40: 50 cm for a maximum of 40 kg (19.6” / 88.1 lbs).
  • The book cradle is similar to a Roberval system; book cradle 50/40 is equipped with electrical commands (up and down).
  • The scan can be done without contact on the glass plate.
  • The A1 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.

Largest A1 format on the market

  • The SupraScan™ II 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”).


TYPE Planetary scanner
MODEL SupraScan™ II A1
CAMERA Tri-linear CCD sensor
3 x 7600 pixels color RGB
OPTICAL RESOLUTIONS 300 x 300 dpi optical on A1 format
200 x 200 dpi to 1000×1000 dpi
A1 (ANSI D) 300 x 300 dpi optical
A2 (ANSI C) 300 x 300 dpi to 400 x 400 dpi
A3 (ANSI B) 300 x 300 dpi to 600 x 600 dpi
A4 (ANSI A) 300 x 300 dpi to 600 x 600 dpi
More than 5 lp/mm at 300 x 300 dpi
OUTPUT 24 bits for color, 8 bits in grayscale,1 bit in binary
INTERNAL MODE 30 bits in color and 10 bits in greyscale
STANDARDS Compliant with Metamorfoze and FADGI standards
LIGHTING Long life LED lighting system with no UV or IR emission
Relief and texture enhancement on documents or objects
Lighting below the operator’s eyes level
LIGHTING CERTIFICATION Lighting complies with Directive 2006/25/EC of the European Parliament on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks arising from physical agents (optical radiation) lighting classified in the group «Safe» according to NF EN 62471 – IEC 62471:2006.
LIGHTING CORRECTION Embedded and in real-time


FORMATS Over DIN A1 / D (2 x A2)
MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS 630 mm (24.8”) (h) x 1100 mm (33”) (w)
MAXIMUM THICKNESS 20 cm (7.8”) – 50 cm (19.7”)
MAXIMUM WEIGHT 25 kg (55 lbs) – 40 kg (88 lbs)


MIN. SCREEN RESOLUTION 16:9 flat screen 23’’ full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) – on demand
ENHANCEMENTS Manual deskew, sharpen filter, white balance
STORAGE Fast data transfer to local hard drive or network


300 x 300 dpi optical on A1 format 6,0 s (color scan)
600 x 600 dpi optical on A3 format 6,0 s (greyscale scan)


SAVING Images saved during scanning process
SCAN SEQUENCES Next scan launched immediately after the previous scan is done
IMAGE CONTROL Images displayed during scanning
IMAGE PROCESSING Processing and compression during scanning
OPTIONAL PROCESSING Batch of image processing: page splitting, cropping, deskew, book fold correction, finger masking, smart binarisation, areas detection, lighting corrections, etc.
Batch of image compression


ACCESSORIES INCLUDED USB footswitch, ColorCheker 24 patches test chart; PC; mouse and keyboard
Reflective kit: to avoid glare on glossy paper
Articulated screen arm for flat LCD with BC 20
ACCESSORIES OPTIONAL Removable manual A1 glass plate
Light tables: 40 x 43 cm (15.75’’ x 16,93’’)
Book holder (100°/120°140°)
16:9 flat screen 23’’ full HD
WARRANTY 12 months hardware and software warranty including:
Hardware warranty (spare parts exchange or repair), technical assistance (support & diagnosis), software updates


DIMENSION (including book cradle 25, excluding PC) L 1850mm (72.8”) x l 1000 mm (39.4”) x h 830 mm (37.2”)
TOTAL WEIGHT (including book cradle 25) 70 kg (154 lbs)
ELECTRICAL POWER 220 V – 50 Hz, 110 V – 60 Hz
300 VA max
OPERATING TEMPERATURE Between 10°C / 50°F and 30° / 86°F
CERTIFICATIONS CE / FCC part 15 conformity
Low voltage electrical safety EN60950
radio electrical disturbances
EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
electromagnetic immunity EN55024

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