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Precise and ergonomic planetary scanner  for oversized maps, drawings and artwork

i2s QUARTZ 2A0 book scanner

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i2s logo
overhead camera
folded map clipart

No contact scanning

LED light bar

Uniform lighting across full scan surface

Color picker

Precision color rendering

400 - 800 dpi

Adjustable optical resolution

The new large format Quartz 2A0 HD book scanner is ideal for the scanning of all types of large format and oversized material up to 70” x 47”. Featuring face-up scanning, the Quartz 2A0 HD ensures safe positioning while providing easy digitization of documents and is compliant with FADGI, ISO 19264, and Metamorfoze international preservation imaging guidelines.


Fine art reproduction has usually required the use multiple separate components such as cameras, scanbacks, lighting equipment, softbox, confusing software, and a trained professional photographer. The Quartz 2A0HD book scanner combines everything you need into one turnkey solution that both novice and advanced users can use to capture at the highest imaging levels.

scan of large map

Image Quality


The Quartz 2A0 HD book scanner, which is compliant with Metamorfoze, ISO 19264 and FADGI guidelines for international preservation requirements, can handle the strictest handling requirement for the most fragile documents such as artwork, maps, drawings, newspapers and other flat materials.

  • Compliant with FADGI, ISO 19264 and Metamorfoze

  • Optical Resolution: 400 x 400 over full 2A0 Surface

  • Ultrasound sensor to measure the ideal distance between camera and work

  • Tri-linear CCD Sensor

  • 36 bit color internal, and 24 bit color output (16 million colors)



Thanks to a flat table top that slides out on rails, large material up to 200lbs can be positioned with ease. This reduces difficulty when handling large documents and helps prevent damage. This user friendliness, in conjunction with the system’s bi-directional scanning mode, contributes to minimize the time between scans and the comfort of the scanner operator

  • 70.8'' x 47.2'' (A00) scanning surface

  • Bi-Directional scanning

  • Motorized focus and camera positioning

  • Materials can be accessed for 3 sides while on scan table

  • Optional vacuum table for securing items

  • Linear camera captures full surface with one row of pixels at a time

i2s QUARTZ scanning items
LED lights on i2s QUARTZ 2A0 book scanner


The LED lighting is fixed on both sides of the camera to deliver consistent and uniform lighting as the camera moves across the full 2A0 scan surface. This produces faithful color reproduction and captures the finest details normally not seen with traditional fine art camera solutions.

  • Uniform lighting across full scan surface

  • Adjustable lighting angle

  • Long life LED lighting with no UV or infrared

  • Real time lighting correction

  • Relief enhancement features for textured items

  • Anti-glare mode for highly reflective materials

  • Located below the operators eyes for user comfort

Additional Features

  • Capture smaller areas at higher optical resolutions

  • Multiple Formats: TIFF (Uncompressed), TIFF (LZW), PNG, JPG, DNG

  • Production level PC included

  • Image Enhancement & Compression performed while scanning

  • Fine Resolution setting due to manual camera height adjustment

  • 42-Bit color digitization & 24-Bit Output (16 million colors)

  • Grey level mode 14bit digitization, 8 bit output

i2s production PC and Monitor for book scanner


For faster and more efficient scanning, our accessories are specifically designed to make digitizing your material as easy as possible.

  • 2A0 format Vacuum Table – assists in maintaining large flat objects level and flat using suction

QUARTZ 2A0 Dimensions

QUARTZ 2A0 book scanner Footprint

Included Software



YooScan is a powerful new software designed to scan small to large format books, maps, bound and unbound documents, photographs, artwork and even coins. Based on customer feedback, YooScan meets modern demands with strong yet simple to use features. Included with software.

  • Configurable settings such as format, resolution, calibration and quality

  • Single or multi user mode for multiple projects

  • Projects can be stored locally or remotely

  • Optional password protection

YooScan Software

Optional Software

LIMB Processing Software

LIMB Suite

The LIMB Suite is a comprehensive software suite that covers all aspects of the digitization process (image enhancement, QA, OCR, format processing, metadata, workflow management, and online distribution). LIMB is compatible with scans captured from any scanner or camera, not just i2s. Available for purchase as an additional option.

  • Step by step tools

  • Ability to add metadata & convert formats

  • Easy exporting & sharing

  • Intuitive workflow interface

Technical Specifications

Scan format

  • Multiple Formats: TIFF (Uncompressed), TIFF (LZW), PNG, JPG, DNG



  • High resolution line scan camera

  • 300-800 dpi resolutions

  • Scans full 2A0 in true optical 400 x 400 dpi

  • 70.8'' x 47.2'' (A00) scanning surface

  • Bi-Directional Scanning

  • Fast large format scanning

  • High resolution line scan camera

  • 2A0 Scan Speed: 32 seconds at 400 dpi

  • A0 Scan Speed: 24 seconds at 300 dpi



Additional information

  • YooScan Application Software

  • Production level PC included

  • Latest lighting technology

  • Optional Vacuum Table

  • Durable (Estimated over 10 year product life)

  • Image Enhancement & Compression performed while scanning

  • Operator comfort with new ergonomic design

  • Fine Resolution setting due to manual camera height adjustment

  • Real time lighting correction

  • TWAIN and API Drivers

  • High quality Rodenstock enlarging lens with motorized focus

  • 12 month hardware warranty and support included

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