Zeutschel OS Q1 Bookscanner Review | A1 book scanning in 2023

The Zeutschel OS Q1 is a linear A1 bookscanner that the manufacturer currently offers as a high end book scanning solution.

As mentioned it comes with a linear camera to allow for even capturing of the pages and also even lighting across the entire surface of the captured book.

It’s big machine though, and besides those times when you really want this device for some what ever reason, it is hard to justify it given its proportions.
Zeutschel OS Q1 Bookscanner Review | A1 book scanning in 2023

ProductAutomation levelScanning areaSpeed (Quality mode)ResolutionScanning glassPrice

Zeutschel OS Q1

Zeutschel OS Q1
Semi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)A1 (23.4 x 33.1)900 pages/hour600 dpiImcludedClick for more info

Klip Snap

Klip Snap
Semi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)18.1 in x 11.8 in720 pages / hour300 dpiYesClick for more info

Zeutschel OS Q1 Specifications

Book CradleFlat
Automation levelSemi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)
Scanning areaA1 (23.4 x 33.1)
Speed (Fast mode)1200 pages/hour
Speed (Quality mode)900 pages/hour
Resolution600 dpi
Sensor typeCMOS
Color Depth24 bit
File FormatsTIFF, JPG, PDF
Accessoriesinterchangeable tables, book cradles, cameras and lenses
Scanning glassImcluded
Dimensions47.2 in x 31.5 in x 98.5 in (120 cm x 80 cm x 250 cm)
Weight300 lbs ( 140kg )
Warranty1 year

Zeutschel OS Q1 Accessories and options

The OS Q1 comes with a 180 degree book cradle, or a flat book cradle as some will say. Both the right and left side can be moved up and down during the scanning process, to compensate for the different thickness of the book or where you are in the scanning process.

It also provides you with a flattening glass that sits on top of the book and evens out any waving in the pages. This is good to have as it allows for consistent results during the scanning process.

We now get to one of the major downsides of this scanner, which is the immense size and weight. It’s 250cm in height, which does not offer great help when fitting it into most rooms. Also, at 150kg, it’s not the lightest of things, so moving it around requires wheels. .

Zeutschel OS Q1 features

The automation level is more or less semi automatic. While you can move the cradles up and down, the flattening glass can be adjusted so that it goes up and down automatically.

THis is of great help for any user, as during the scanning process, the only requirement will be to flip the pages. There will be some adjusting during the process, for example adjusting for different heights of the book, but having an automatic glass plate it’s a nice place to be.

This scanner also comes with some options such as a variety of bookcradles, and also interchangeable lenses. These are quite nice options, but I guess it makes the scanner a bit difficult to use for a beginner. .

Zeutschel OS Q1 Technical specs

When you get to the scanning area, it’s good to see you can go up to A1 and a bit further. This makes it perfect for normal books, but you can also scan newspapers that get to that size.

Let’s be honest, there aren’t many books around that go up to A1. But for those scanning newspapers and bound registers, this device is just perfect to have.

Speed wise, the manufacturer estimates around 900 pages per hour. This is good, but I don’t think you will be getting close to that, given this is a linear camera and quite a large device.

Even so, if you can manage 600 A1 newspaper pages every hour, this is quite impressive. Speed also depends on how large the transfers are, so given these are A1 pages, the file size will be quite large. .

Zeutschel OS Q1 Image quality

Zeutschel brags about their new cameras in the Q series. It will achieve 600dpi for A1, which is good to have. Still, the high resolution will come at a cost, and that is speed and transfer time. But I guess in some projects, this is the price you will pay anyway.

Being a linear camera, you can be sure that the lighting is quite even, so the scanning results should be quite good. The manufacturer also claims that in terms of lighting it is matching Fadgi and metamorfoze, so I guess there is a plus in that. .

Zeutschel OS Q1 Software & File formats

As always, Zeutschel fits its scanners with the now famous Omniscan software suite. It has all the hallmarks of a decent scanning software, nothing major, just a good tool to control the machine and the scanning parameters.

Files that can be released from batches are image files, such as TIFF and JPeg. Also, there is the capability of releasing single page PDF and the most important, the multipage PDF file, for documents with more than one page. .

Zeutschel OS Q1 vs Klip Snap

Here are the key differences between these two book scanners:

You can’t find more different devices, even if you make a significant effort to find. Besides that these work more or less the same with the flattening glass and the cradles, the only similarity is the linear scanning method.

The Zeutschel is 4 times the scanning surface of the Klip Snap, A1 versus an A3+ on the Snap. This means you are targeting different markets and different scanning projects.

Then we have the resolution, which goes up to 600dpi on the Zeutschel, while with the Fujitsu SV600 on the Klip, you can only go up to 300dpi.

One of the more significant differences is the size difference. While the Zeutschel is bigger, it’s bigger for a reason, it scans a much larger surface. Therefore, you will be using the Zeutschel for projects where you need a really large scanning area, such as newspapers or really large registries.

The Klip comes into its own when you have projects that are for smaller books, but you need to be constantly moving. So in those conditions, the fact that this is really light can do wonders.

Read the full review of the Klip Snap

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