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The highest quality planetary scanner for books and maps

i2s QUARTZ A0 HD Book Scanner

Manufactured by

FADGI 4 Star

Four star FAGI compliant

LED light

Advanced LED lighting technology


Captures A0 books and maps up to 600 x 600 dpi

Pressure Sensor

Utilizes A0 scan glass with pressure sensor

The new i2s QUARTZ A0 HD is the only book scanner on the market capable of scanning up to A0 size materials at a FADGI 4 star level. It is truly the most versatile and powerful book scanner in the world. The QUARTZ A0  book scanner is dedicated to digitizing large format and bound documents at the highest standards for image quality. Over 30 years of experience in digital imaging and processing have been put into making the Quartz A0 HD LED the best book scanner in terms of image quality, versatility, and ease of use.


While other book scanners on the market can only scan using either a V cradle or a standard book cradle, the QUARTZ A0 is capable of scanning bound or flat materials at angles from 180° to 90°.

Scanned Image of Newspaper Comic

Image Quality


No matter how strict the handling requirements for your most fragile documents (such as ancient books, manuscripts, maps, and newspapers) the Quartz A0 HD book scanner can handle it. Bought, tested, and approved by the Library of Congress, the QUARTZ A0 HD book scanner is compliant with Metamorfoze and FADGI guidelines for international preservation requirements.

  • I2s designed HD camera

  • Tri-linear camera sensor

  • Linear scan head for capturing large materials at high resolutions

  • Fine optical resolution settings due to camera height adjustment

  • for higher optical resolutions

  • 200-1000 dpi true optical resolutions

  • 16 lp/mm at 1000 dpi

  • 9 lp/mm at 600 dpi

  • Metamorfoze, ISO 19264 and FADGI compliant


Other book scanners on the market have software and lighting that is so complex that you almost need a degree in photography to capture at acceptable imaging levels. The QUARTZ A0 HD with YooLib software was designed so that anyone can easily calibrate and start scanning at the industry’s highest levels.

  • Easy to use software to calibrate and control scanner

  • Captures flat materials up to 51.2 x 35.7 inches

  • Captures bound materials up to 49.2 x 33.5 inches

  • Bi-Directional Scanning

  • Fast scan speeds in correlation with resolution and scan size

  • Optional A0 book cradle

  • Pressure sensitive scan glass

  • Background Saving: No delay between scans

i2s QUARTZ A0 HD book scanner with book cradle
 i2s QUARTZ A0 book scanner


In digital imaging, uniform lighting is one of the most crucial parts in creating an accurate capture of the source material. The QUARTZ utilizes dual LED light sources that attach to both sides of the camera head so that every inch of the material is evenly and thoroughly illuminated as the scan head captures the image.

  • Dual cool LED lights

  • No UV and IR emissions

  • Relief enhancement features for textured items

  • No glare on even highly reflected surfaces

  • Real time lighting correction

  • Lighting is below operators eyes for scanning comfort

  • Uniform lighting capture eliminates unwanted shadows

book scanner


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

  • A0 book cradle with scan glass (BC40)

  • Vacuum Table – The vacuum plate uses suction to hold items flat without damage

  • A0 manual glass plate with integrated A0 document support

  • 90° to 120° book holder for tightly bound books that cannot be opened to a full 180°

  • Light table to digitize transparent documents easier 40x43cm (15.75”x16.93”)

  • FADGI 4 Star calibration by i2s technician for A0 HD

Included Software

LIMB Capture


LIMB Capture 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, LIMB Capture 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 for i2s QUARTZ

Optional Software

LIMB processing software

LIMB Suite (Processing, Gallery, Maestro)

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

QUARTZ A0 Dimensions

Footprint of QUARTZ A0 book scanner

Technical Specifications

Scan format

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



  • 200-1000 ppi true optical resolutions

  • 51.2" x 35.7" (A0) scanning surface

  • Bi-Directional Scanning

  • Fast large format scanning

  • Optional 120° book holder for fragile bound works

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


  • Comes complete with the camera, PC, software, and motor.

  • Optional 40cm book cradle to support bound and fat material up to 49.2 x 33.5 inches. 

  • Removable A0 Scan Glass Plate for BC 40

  • Optional 90° Book Holder

  • A0 Vacuum Table



Additional information

  • High resolution line scan camera

  • LIMB Capture Application Software

  • Production level PC included

  • Long life LED lighting

  • No UV and IR emissions

  • Relief enhancement features

  • Optional Vacuum Table

  • Durable with long life expectancy 

  • 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

  • Optional self balancing book cradle with pressure sensitive scan glass

  • 40 cm (A0 scan surface) self balancing book cradles

  • 353 lbs


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