For the wide range of different digitisation tasks a museum demands, Zeutschel’s OS 15000 scanning system presents the perfect solution.

High image quality and ease-of-use are its primary focus but it was also designed for an environment where economic performance and conservation play a major role too.

Presenting cultural heritage is one of the core activities of any museum. Innovative scanning concepts open new avenues for digitisation both in terms of day-to-day operations, i.e, documenting new artefacts, as well as in retro-digitisation of book stocks and the diverse artefact information.

The Zeutschel OS 15000 is a technological pioneer in this field. The book scanner is extremely simple to operate thanks to the Omniscan 12 software.

A maximum scanning surface of 460 x 360 mm and a resolution of 600 dpi in 42-bit colour depth facilitate digitisation of large-sized books and documents.


The system has been cleverly designed: no glare for the user during operation and documents treated with the utmost care. Data output is available in all standard image formats.

The integrated ‘Perfect Book’ software ensures optimal scanning results. Automatic processes smooth distortions in the book fold, remove distracting elements, such as fingers holding the book, and straighten original documents that are positioned askew.

The OS 15000 is available in three versions, the OS 15000 Comfort with comfort book cradle without a glass plate, the OS 15000 Advanced with manual book cradle and self-opening glass plate and the OS 15000 Advanced Plus with motorised book cradle, self-opening glass plate and a mode that automatically performs many of the steps in the scanning process.

When it comes to preserving cultural assets and providing digital information, Zeutschel has been the first choice for more than 50 years.

Every national library in the world has at least one of the digital capture and storage systems in use.

Museums around the world use Zeutschel’s scanning systems for their digitisation projects – whether the Stiftung Stadtmuseum in Berlin for capturing originals from the graphic artist, painter and photographer Heinrich Zille, the Konstbiblioteket National Museum in Stockholm for its extensive collection of photo albums and photo magazines or the National History Museum in London for copying valuable documents for internal or public application purposes.

Click here to read a case study about a museum that is currently using the scanner.

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