Cruse GmbH Digital copy stand scanner, designed by Hermann-A Cruse.
FLAAR does photography for two museums on our university campus. Actually FLAAR has been doing photography of rare and fragile antiquities for thirty years in museums in Japan, Switzerland, Germany, England, throughout Mexico and across the USA. Based on our experiences we recommend the Cruse digital scanner system for universities and museums.
Shortly we will evaluate the Cruse system for photographing rare books. Here it's a real advantage that this is a German-designed and German-made system. Europeans know how to preserve rare books for centuries. Europeans have much higher standards for preservation.
FLAAR editor Dr Nicholas Hellmuth has a background in this since his PhD is from Karl-Franszen Universitaet, Graz, Austria. He is one of the leading archaeological photographers in the world. National Geographic has published his photographs on Mayan antiquities.
So he would not select the Cruse digital system if there was anything better anywhere else.
Cruse reprographic scanner, the most accurate digital camera for recording fine art or actually any object under 4 inches in depth, at dimensions of 36 x 48 and above (many larger models available).
The reason Dr Hellmuth recommends this brand of reprographic digital camera is because he has personal experience using it. FLAAR has a larger and different model at Bowling Green State University. For scanning fine art paintings to reproduce as giclee, for scanning textiles (or maps, old photos, books), this is an indispensible partner.
Most recently updated Jan. 15, 2002.