Book Scanning Frame Mark IV

Book Scanning Frame Mark IV



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PLA, plastic, Plexiglas, acrylic


This frame allows scanning books with a smartphone.

The set consists of two main parts:
- Plexiglas book cradle
- Support system for the phone(s)

Cradle allows you to open a book at a 90-degree angle which makes the open pages to be almost flat. The top part of the book scanning system includes a bent Plexiglas part that flattens the pages of the book even more, allowing for perfect scanning.

The average speed of scanning with this system and a smartphone is 10-20 seconds per scanned page. To improve the results it may be useful to use voice commands or a Bluetooth shutter release (1x included in the package) to operate your phone's camera.

Additional software is needed for post-processing and turning a book into PDF.
The total projected time spent per page to create the final PDF (without OCR and editing) is 20-30 seconds per page.

Book scanning frame is sold in the following sizes:
- Small for the books with page sizes up to 13x18 cm (5" x 7")
- Medium is designed for the books with page sizes up to 18x25 cm (7" x 10")
- Large may accommodate books with page sizes up to 23x31 cm (9" x 12")
- Extra Large may accommodate books up to 28x36 cm in size (11" x 14")
If you want to get a different size, please ask for customization.

Please also check additional items:
- Smaller top parts for the frame will allow you to scan smaller books without losing the resolution:
- Set of spare camera arms will be useful if you have a phone with a camera located not at the central axis, but near the side of the phone:

This set includes:
- Plexiglas cradle x1
- Top plexiglas part x1
- Glass angle protector x4
- Phone arm x2
- 1 cm spacer (quantity depends on the size, 26 for the large frame)
- 5 cm spacer x2
- Thirds marker x6
- Book top marker x6
- Phone holder x2

Please write the model of your smartphone (or smartphones) in the comments section of the order to get a personalized set.

The final quality of the scanned book depends on the specifications of your smartphone's camera.
The smartphone is not included.

By default, 3d-printed elements are printed in any random color available at the moment. If you want to choose some specific color, please write us a message. Colors currently available are listed in our FAQ section:
If you want to get your jigs printed in some other color, that may be done for an additional 10 Euro fee (if the color is available at our supplier).

If you want to have your item(s) printed in multiple colors (layers), please add this item to your order:

Each type of item and color combination demands an additional payment. See more information in the "Add More Colors to Your Order!" item description.

Estimated delivery

The estimated delivery date is based on your purchase date, the recipient's location (actual or inferred), the seller's processing time and location, and the shipping carrier. Other factors—like placing an order on a weekend or a holiday—may end up pushing the arrival of your item beyond the estimated delivery date. It's our hope that your item gets where it's going as soon as possible, but given the factors involved, this is only an estimate.

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Sep 4 - Oct 2

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The Netherlands

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Stepan Chizhov

Stepan Chizhov

Owner of iBookBindingStore

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258 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


hatchling82 Jun 8, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Very nice total package, and works well as advertised. In my case, the glass was slightly thinner than expected, but Stepan reprinted and sent another set (actually two) of spacers for free just to make sure everything fit. Thanks so much!

In case it helps others: I used zip ties to secure the wooden pieces to the frame, which works better than the included metal bits if you don't expect to take it apart often.

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veezh Mar 22, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
This is a first-rate product and worth every penny. Stepan was so helpful and gracious, answered all my questions, helped me customise my order and even sent me a second shipment of extra parts free of charge. Outstanding service.

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dhritter Jan 6, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Nicely designed item that serves its purpose well. Near as I can tell, there's nothing else on the market remotely in this price range that would compare.

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Jane Andrews Aug 11, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
These are very well made and so helpful!

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