Suprascan Quartz A1 HD

The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD is the best planetary scanner to digitise up to A1+ format with superior image quality and productivity.

The new SupraScan™ generation, called “Quartz”, has been optimised and come today with a new HD camera, a new book cradle, a new lighting system, a new software and exclusive features. This is why, the SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD is today the best high resolution scanner for A1 documents.

The new camera Quartz HD

  • The new CCD camera offers a 600 x 600 dpi optical resolution on A1 format,up to 800 x 800 dpi on A2 and 1000 x 1000 dpi on A3.
  • Resolution efficiency is more than 11 lp / mm at 600 x 600 dpi and more than 18 lp / mm at 1000 x 1000 dpi!
  • Images are compliant with FADGI and Metamorfoze image quality guidelines.
  • Focus is motorised and automatic.
  • Scan time is less than 8s for an A1 scan at 400 x 400 dpi optical.
  • No image distortion: distance and angle between the camera and the document is fixed and the camera is always perpendicular to the document.


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.


The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD 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™ Quartz A1 HD overview


The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD 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.

SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD overview

The new book cradle 25

  • The book cradle 25 covers a wide range of formats up to 1100 x 618 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 HD 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 dow n).
  • The book cradle 25 is motorised 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.

The new software

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

  Smart scanner

  • 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.

Largest A1 format on the market

  • The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD offers you the largest scanning size on the A1 book scanners market with a maximum scanning dimension of 1100 x 618 mm (43” x 24.3”).



TYPE Planetary scanner
MODELS SupraScan™ Quartz A1
SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD
CAMERA Tri-linear CCD sensor
Automatic Focus (SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD)
OPTICAL RESOLUTIONS 600 x 600 dpi optical on A1 format
A1 (ANSI D) 300 x 300 dpi to 600 x 600 dpi
A2 (ANSI C) 300 x 300 dpi to 800 x 800 dpi
A3 (ANSI B) 300 x 300 dpi to 1000 x 1000 dpi
More than 11 lp/mm at 600 x 600 dpi
More than 18 lp/mm at 1000 x 1000 dpi
OUTPUT 24 bits for color, 8 bits in grayscale,1 bit in binary
STANDARDS Compliant with Metamorfoze and FADGI standards
LIGHTING Long life LED lighting system with no UV or IR emission
Relief enhancement on documents or objects
No glares even on highly reflective documents
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 618 mm (24.3”) (h) x 1100 mm (43”) (w)
MAXIMUM THICKNESS 25 cm (7.8”) – 50 cm (19.7”)
MAXIMUM WEIGHT 25 kg (55 lbs) – 40 kg (88 lbs)


MIN. SCREEN RESOLUTION 1920 (w) x 1080 (v) pixels (full HD)
ENHANCEMENTS Manual deskew, sharpen filter, white balance
STORAGE Fast data transfer to local hard drive or network


300 x 300 dpi optical 11,9 s
400 x 400 dpi optical 15,9 s
600 x 600 dpi optical 23,8 s


PLATFORM Windows 7, 64 bits
LANGUAGES Multilingual operator interface
SAVING Images saved during scanning process
SCAN SEQUENCES Next scan launched immediately after the previous scan is done
IMAGE CONTROL Images displayed during scanning
COLOR PROFILE ICC profile management
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, etc.)
Batch of image compression


ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Motorised book cradle 25 (or book cradle 50)
Motorised glass plate with pressure control
ICC chart
Footswitch, mouse, keyboard
WARRANTY 12 months hardware and software warranty included
Warranty extensions available up to 5 years


DIMENSION (including book cradle 25, excluding PC) L 1990 mm (78.3”) x l 1620 mm (63.7”) x h 1840 mm (72.4”)
TOTAL WEIGHT (including book cradle 25) 310 kg (683.4 lbs)
ELECTRICAL POWER 220 V – 50 Hz, 110 V – 60 Hz
500 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

What are the strengths of SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD?


Metamorfoze compliant > 11 lp/mm at 600 x 600 dpi


23.8s for 600×600 dpi optical A1 color scan


Automatic glass pressure and control adjustment


1100 (43″) x 618 (24.8″) mm: the largest scanning size on the A1 scanners market


Automatic calibration and automatic focus


A unique lighting to enhance documents and objects relief

The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD benefits at glance:

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

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. This is why, the SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD reach the highest level of image quality in terms of resolution efficiency, color rendering, noise and is compliant with the international FADGI and Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines.

The SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD has been developed to reach the highest level of image quality but with no compromise on speed and productivity. With high quality camera components, powerful server, optimised scan sequence and saving process, the SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD offers a very good level of productivity at that level of image quality.

All aspects have been studied to maximise operators’ productivity and comfort. This why the command panel location, the scan process, the lighting configuration, the automatic functions and the easy to use software interface offer the best conditions making the SupraScan™ Quartz A1 HD 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™ Quartz A1 HD allow 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™ Quartz A1 HD are  articularly 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™ Quartz A1 HD 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 optimized to respect and minimize the contact with the documents.

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