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Paper, Books & Photos

Reveal and analyze unique details of printing and finishing techniques, manuscripts or retouches and view the finest paper structures in 3D with Leica’s range of microscopy solutions. These innovative digital and stereomicroscopes combine maximum resolution and the greatest depth of field to support the acquiring, storing, annotating and documenting you need to research and restore these precious items of our heritage.

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Top Stereo Solution

Leica M125 stereomicroscope for Paper, Books and Photo Conservation

Get the greatest depth of field and field of view with the modular Leica M125 stereomicroscope. This detailed, high contrast imaging solution for fine paper structures comes with the Leica DFC290 digital camera, LED illumination and Leica Application Suite software to help you reveal and analyze printing and finishing details without destroying the work.

Top Digital Solution

Leica DVM2500 digital microscope for Paper, Books and Photo Conservation

View fine paper structures in 3D with the innovative and flexible Leica DVM2500 digital microscope solution for paper, book and photo conservation. Leica Application Suite software with fast FireWire-camera enables detailed analysis and documentation for a variety of works. The revolving x/y stage and flexible tilting stand helps you access tiny details on vertical or inclined surfaces.


For restoration of ancient photos, high-end stereomicroscopes combined with digital cameras are used for acquiring, storing, annotating and displaying high quality images of our heritage which needs restoration. © Alinari, Florence

The microscopic analysis supports the recognition of the original material, the analysis of the conservation status and effects of different methods of restoration. © Alinari, Florence