What do Queen Victoria’s diaries, Johann Sebastian Bach’s manuscripts and the world’s first petition for the introduction of votes for women have in common? All of these unique historical documents have been digitalised with Zeutschel high-performance scanners, preserving them for the future and making them accessible to a wider audience.
For almost six decades, the Tübingen company has supported libraries and archives, but also businesses with the digitalisation of valuable cultural assets and business-critical documents.
Having established itself with microfilm systems, Zeutschel has grown to become a technological trendsetter in so-called overhead scanners.
With these scanners, books, journals and other bound documents are placed open on the scanning surface. Scans are made from above without contact, which means the documents are handled with greater care than with typical desktop scanners, and the process is considerably more efficient.
Zeutschel is the global market leader in overhead scanners by some margin, and its turnover of these products matches that of the market’s numbers 2 and 3 combined. The company, founded in 1961, employs 65 members of staff, and its products and services are available in more than 100 countries. Every Zeutschel product bears the label “Made in Germany”. All its production and research and development activities are based at the company’s headquarters in Tübingen.
The key to its international success is the company’s capacity for innovation and its rigorous quality standards. Zeutschel scanners set the standards for productivity, operation and image quality in their respective fields of application.
The company is now preparing to revolutionise the digitalisation of film materials, too. In collaboration with PhaseOne, the German scanner specialists have developed a completely new repro system that unites two worlds, the world of studio photography and the world of professional scanners.
The result, displayed at photokina in Hall 2.1. / Stand B38, promises to amaze and astound. The Zeutschel ScanStudio consists of a camera with PhaseOne digital backs, Zeutschel interchangeable lenses, a special ErgoLED lighting system and various copyboard tables. Almost all materials can be digitalised – from films and slides to glass negatives all the way through to photographic prints, and in both standard and special formats.