See details for description of any imperfections. Turn on the Arcus II. When using compressed air, use short bursts along the length of the mirror. This will prevent any tension that could cause the ribbon cable to be punctured by the screws being secured. Click on Scan to scan the image. It is located in the Research Lab. About this product Product Information Flexible and steady, this Agfa flatbed scanner is just right for meeting your scanning needs and making digital images in many different settings.

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Make sure you try it before you buy. This will start the FotoLook software.

Best Selling in Scanners See all. It is a semi professional piece of equipment and is in very good shape.

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Both, I believe, are rebadged Microtek scanners. These two slides were scanned in with different scanners. Ressurecting an old thread. The ribbon cable was some out outrageous amount of money it was cheaper to by a used Umax Mirage II than the replace the cable on the Arcus The Arcus makes good reflective scans, the transparency scans were only useful to us as FPO “for position only” – not good enough for output The technology is pretty old now, better scanners can be had new for only a few hundred dollars.


It has an optical resolution of up to dpi, and can scan transparencies as well as reflective originals.

Is it not on the list for vuescan, but I think it is made by microtech, so it should work. When scanning slides, I typically lay 4 to 8 slides on the Arcus and scan them all at once. I then cut and paste from this composite image in Photoshop.


The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. The FotoLook window with slides on the scanner. Not to be redundant but Lots of speckling with those pebble finish photos, but that can always be scannsr issue. But, if the price is right, it would be a great reflective scanner while it lasts. No problems at all.

Anyone here with experience with Agfa Arcus II scanners?

They are good scanners, but eventually the ribbon cable connecting the scanning head to the rest of the scanner wears out.

Show More Show Less. It does not cover the entire glass, however, so a special overlay is available scanenr lay on the glass. Select the area you want to scan, then start the wizard using the wizard button on the toolbar.


New from the menu. No hard-copy manuals are available.

Refurbished Agfa Arcus Flatbed Scanner

While you have the scanner open, check the mirror located under the scanner lamp for dust and lint. If you are scanning Line-Art you will see different choices.

Highlight the image area of one of the slides. Special instructions for slides and negatives are found below. Copy from the menu Select File: A rare find in great condition. Go to the new file which is automatically sized to accommodate the image.

AutoLevels from the menu. The FotoLook software is relatively complex. There are two open areas in the template. Scannet all agfa pro digital products, parts can only be obtained from agfa.