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The most advanced large-format planetary scanner with the perfect combination of image quality, versatility, and scan speed.


Manufactured by

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FADGI 4 star scan

Four star FADGI compliant

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Large A1 size book cradle

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Scan glass with pressure sensor


Resolutions up to 1,000 dpi

The NEW QUARTZ A1 is the fourth generation of the highly successful SupraScan line of large format scanners. The QUARTZ is i2s’ premier line of scanners designed to satisfy the most demanding end-users, especially in terms of image quality. Unmatched to any other A1 scanner on the market, the QUARTZ produces the best images, hands down.


The uniquely designed mechanical book cradle allows the users to capture A1 sized items either on its self-balancing book cradle or easily convertible flat table surface. The QUARTZ is specifically designed to capture archival level images from nearly every type of bound or unbound material found in libraries and archives.

FADGI 4* Compliant


Metamorfoze Full

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ISO 19264 A

Image Quality

Due to multiple improvements over nearly 20 years, the QUARTZ A1 is the product of all the latest advancements in book scanning technology. ​

  • Compliant with FADGI 4 star requirements (HD)

  • The QUARTZ A1 comes in two models:

  • Standard model captures the full A1 surface at 400 x 400 dpi

  • HD model captures the full surface at 600 x 600 dpi.

  • Variable scan head for higher resolutions of 1000 dpi for A3 size material, 800 dpi for A2 size

  • High Resolution Tri-Linear CCD Sensor

  • Resolution efficiency is more that l8 lp/mm at 1,000 dpi

  • The camera moves perpendicular to scan surface for fixed focal distances

  • The lights are fixed to the camera for consistent lighting across full scan surface

Scanning and Productivity


The  NEW QUARTZ A1 is now twice as fast as its predecessor while still being able to produce the same high-quality images. It is equipped with an A1+ size book cradle which utilizes a full A1 scan glass that can easily be removed in under 5 seconds for items that need to be scanned without contact. Pressure sensors can be used to set the exact amount of pressure required for every item being scanned.

  • Captures materials up to 24.3 x 40.5 inches

  • Integrated mechanical book cradle with scan glass

  • Pressure sensor on scan glass

  • Detects intrusions between glass and materials

  • Background Saving: No delay between scans

  • Bi-Directional Scanning

  • 6 sec scans at 300 dpi across the full A1 surface (standard)

  • 12 sec scans at 600dpi across the full A1 surface (HD)

  • Motorized book cradle with electronic commands, no air compressor

  • Scan surface is stationary to create a smaller footprint than other scanners on the market

  • Multiple Saving Frames with customized outputs

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The QUARTZ A1 book scanner utilizes UV and IR free LED lights that are specifically designed for the QUARTZ camera and eliminate any glare while having adjustable setting for relief enhancement on textured items.

  • Long life LED lighting system

  • Exclusive glare free technology allows for scanning highly reflective materials (glossy paper, mylar, etc.)

  • Relief enhancement to capture texture on documents and objects

  • Attached to the moving scan head to eliminate shadows found in gutters and creases

  • No warm up

The Impact of Glare Control


Additional Features

  • 3D Scanning: The QUARTZ has a unique 3D imaging technology for documents and flat items with textured surfaces. 

  • Capable of scanning books, newspapers, posters, maps, pictures, artwork, textiles, and much more

  • Auto and real-time image quality control

  • Scans can immediately launch after the previous scan

  • Multiple Formats: TIFF, TIFF G4, TIFF Multipage, TIFF LZW, PDF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, DNG

  • Image Enhancement & Compression performed while scanning

  • LIMB Capture software included

  • Thumbnails flow to check/delete/add/insert images

  • Automatic Focus

  • ICC profiles for color management

  • Easy calibration with fine tune settings accessible

  • Metadata tagging

  • Resolutions from 300 to 1000 dpi

  • No image distortion: distance and angle between the camera and document is fixed and the camera is always perpendicular to the document

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Accessories and Options

For easier, more efficient scanning, our accessories are specifically designed to make your projects more streamlined.

  • Motorized book cradle at 25cm or 40cm (book thickness)

  • Book holder - A book cradle accessory that holds open tightly bound items from 95° to 120°.

  • Light table – To digitize transparent documents (glass plated, negatives, or positives, etc.)

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

  • FADGI 4 Star calibration by i2s technician for A1 HD

  • Warranty Extensions available

Included Software

LIMB Capture


LIMB Capture is a powerful 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

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Optional 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.

  • LIMB Capture

  • LIMB Processing

  • LIMB Gallery

  • LIMB Maestro

QUARTZ A1 Dimensions

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Technical Specifications

Scan format

  • Multiple Formats: TIFF, TIFF G4, TIFF Multipage, TIFF LZW, PDF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, DNG



  • High resolution line scan camera

  • Tri-Linear CCD Sensor

  • Automatic Focus (Quartz HD)

  • 600 dpi resolutions for full scanning surface (Quartz HD)

  • 25.3'' x 40.5'' (A1) scanning surface

  • Motorized Book Cradle

  • Pressure Sensitive Scan Glass

  • 3-12 second scan time depending on resolution and scan size

  • Bi-Directional Scanning

  • No delay between scans



Additional information

  • Long Life LED lighting system with no UV or IR emission

  • Relief enhancement on documents and objects

  • No Glare even on highly reflective documents

  • TWAIN Driver

  • DigiBook Application Software

  • Windows 11, 64 Bit Platform

  • Production level PC included

  • Durable (Long Lasting Product Life)

  • Image enhancement and compression performed while scanning

  • Operator comfort with new ergonomic design


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