Zeutschel’s Perfect Book technology employs a line scan camera as well as a matrix camera. The image obtained from both image sources is converted into a 3D equivalent. With this, Perfect Book corrects the distortion of characters near a book spine/center and automatically recognizes the page sizes. The result? The compressed characters near the book fold are accurately aligned in the scan, the pages are automatically divided and scanned in the correct format, the book is deskewed using the gutter information and thumbprints are even removed from the image if needed to hold down the book during scan time. OCR recognition is considerably simplified, resulting in a notable increase in the recognition rate. Due to its true 3D data, Perfect Book does not depend on image margins for format recognition and determination of position. Instead, margin recognition is carried out using the height of the side profile on the right, left and center of the book. The book is automatically and accurately aligned, which significantly facilitates the process for the user, saves time and prevents damage to the material. This takes place during scan time without decreasing throughput or processing time. For an in-depth review, view the perfect book video. Perfect book is only available on Zeutschel 12000- and 14000-series book/large-format scanners and walk-up patron bookcopy machines.