hard to scan cards...

mindbinge

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Any of you guys have any suggestions for hard to scan cards? I've tried everything to get a good scan of this card:

1998 Score Star Salute #11 Brett Favre ($20 BV)



The card is really nice looking in person, but not so good in the scan...found it in a box of old stuff and decided to scan it for the PC...but I've tried a few different settings and can't get a good scan?
 

mrmopar

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It may not work because of the surface and how it catches/reflects light from the scanner. However, removing them from cases will help some as well.
 

Myerburg311

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If that doesn't work.. Try tilting the card just a tad with a small piece of clear plastic or the very tip of a top loader.. with the tilt it will let the light hit the effects on the card
 

mintman2

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If that doesn't work.. Try tilting the card just a tad with a small piece of clear plastic or the very tip of a top loader.. with the tilt it will let the light hit the effects on the card
I haven't tried that yet but it sounds like a great idea ! My suggestion was going to be to use a camera because you can adjust the angle of the pic. And if you scan the card in a top load you could use whatever you wanted to prop it up as you'd have some extra room on the top and could just crop it off.
 

sandman43103

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When I scan Chrome style cards, I use a sheet of the film that goes into my computer monitor's glare screen. It's almost like window tint but thicker and more transparent.
 
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mintman2

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When I scan Chrome style cards, I use a sheet of the file that goes into my computer monitor's glare screen. It's almost like window tint but thicker and more transparent.
I don't understand that at all. What are you talking about a sheet? a file?
 

basebal1fan

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Try cleaning the scanner, removing the card from the case, and then lightening the pic in a photo editing program. And if not, then you could always go to Kinko's and use their heavy duty scanners. But, those are pretty expensive if you only need 1 card scanned. Good luck!
 

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