Large Format Scanners -- Any Recommendations?

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Due to a large amount of SACs at the U.S Navy's Historical Center (I refuse to call it by it's new name NHHC); and quite a bit of material at the Archives II being in large format double paper; does anyone have any good recommendations on large format scanners?

My CanoScan 8800F is reliable and trusty, but, man; I'm getting tired of having to stitch together documents.
 

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I've owned a UMAX 2100XL USB flatbed for years. It's discontinued, but scans nearly 12x18 (tabloid w/bleeds) in one pass. Of course, it's kind of gigantic, and requires a medium-sized, padded suitcase to carry around. But you should be able to get a decent one for dirt cheap. At the time, there were no other tabloid scanners in its price range, so selecting it was easy.
 

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Snap, Ryan :)

Good little scanner. Large format scanners were fairly rare last I looked.
 

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its depends how much money you wana spend
and if the scanner has to be mobile

on low prise end is Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB 1200 Pro
for $160-$199
http://www.amazon.com/Mustek-ScanExpress-USB-1200-Pro/dp/B0012SIBYQ/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1261128604&sr=1-23

on High prise end is Epson Expression 10000XL Large-Format Flatbed Photo Scanner
for $2,537.99 !
http://www.amazon.com/Epson-Expression-10000XL-Large-Format-Flatbed/dp/B0002KU5K8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1261129164&sr=1-9

look under Product Customer Reviews, how People had experience with there Scanner
that help alot
 

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