I had no idea anyone had answered my thread because i was not subscribed to it! How do I subscribe to this thread? Can you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org because i will not know until I can subscribe to my own thread. I am new to this as you might have guessed.
On the navigation bar above > thread tools > subscribe to this thread may do the trick.
It's pretty easy to scan in multiple passes on a smaller scanner and stitch the resulting scans. PS's inbuilt panorama stitching function handles this pretty easily.