The optimized entry-level scanner


Efficient, robust and user-friendly, the book2net Spirit is the sustainable alternative to copying systems and the ideal scanner for digitization in the office or in public libraries and archives.

The intuitive user interface and automatic quality control guarantee excellent scanning results in less than 1 second, even for inexperienced users.In addition, the excellent sharpness of the images provides ideal conditions for a precise OCR.

We offer the book2net Spirit as a self-service scanner in various versions, either with a self-adjusting book cradle or fixed support table. On request, you can also obtain the Spirit as a production scanner with external PC access.


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Spirit Features

High-performance sensor

  • High-resolution area sensor
  • 300 ppi resolution
  • 8 cm depth of field
  • 0.2 sec. scanning time (double page A3 color at 300 ppi)
  • 2.2 sec. processing time (scanning + imaging + storage)
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Optimized for OCR applications due to reduced noise
  • Brilliant color rendering
  • Perfect linearity
  • Distortion-free
  • Long-term durability


  • Schneider-Kreuznach precision lens
  • Depth of field 12 cm
  • Brilliant color rendering
  • Perfect linearity
  • Distortion-free
  • Long durability

LED illumination

  • Cold light LEDs
  • Fresnel lenses for homogeneous, uniform illumination
  • Constant wavelength
  • Exposure time 0.5 sec.
  • Adaptable to ambient light
  • Eco function
  • Low energy consumption

Book cradle

  • Gentle on originals
  • Self-adjusting
  • Document size 488 mm x 351 mm
  • Scan trigger via Smooth-Touch

Fixed support table

  • Gentle on originals
  • Support with insertion area for book spine

24″ Touchscreen

  • Ergonomic touchscreen
  • Optimal user-friendliness
  • Zoom and proof monitor
  • Industrial standard

Software & Features

  • One-touch2scan multilingual user interface
  • Easy to use even for inexperienced users
  • Live preview & zoom control for image and quality analysis
  • Thumbnail display (insert, delete, view)
  • Edge detection
  • Finger removal
  • Book fold optimization (BFO)
  • Page and type area recognition
  • Page separation
  • Copyright & Watermark/Logo (optional)
  • OCR (optional)

Color management

Integrated True Color Management for true-color capturing


  • No UV / IR radiation
  • No ozone, no emissions
  • No heat load
  • Lowest noise emission
  • Low-Energy-Control (LEC)
  • Energy-saving

Discover the Spirit Series:

the Spirit Plus with fixed support table, the Spirit Advance with self-adjusting book cradle or the Spirit Production with external PC access.


For years, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich has been relying on the quality of book2net Spirit and Public self-service scanners in its reading rooms:


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