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Section3
Scanners
Introduction to Scanners........330-333
Drum Scanners .........................334-335
Film Scanners ...........................336-349
Flatbed Scanners......................350-363
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latest software bundles and supplied accessories
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This is due to the fast-paced and competitive
nature of the scanner industry. All information
listed here is based on manufacturer’s information
at the time of printing (Sept ‘03).
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INTRODUCTION to SCANNERS
The heart of any digital darkroom is the scanner. Available in different variations, scanners are the fastest, easiest and
depending on features, the most economical way to scan your film, prints, art, documents or small objects directly into your
computer. What type of scanner you need will depend on your application. The main distinction between them is how and
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what they scan. Do you want to scan photos for posting on the web or for a brochure. Do you want to scan prints, slides or
both. But regardless of how you plan to use the scanner, they are all functionally the same. They use a light source to reflect
the image onto a mirror, and the mirror reflects that image to the camera through a lens. Then, the light/color sensitive pixels behind the camera translate the image into digital data and then sends that data to a computer. There, you can save the
image as a file, view it, print it, or edit it with a photo editing software—and then print it.
Flatbeds are convenient for scanning 3-D objects (such as books), can be very compact, and can scan a range of sizes. All
of them scan reflective material (i.e. non-see-through) as well as transparent material (adapter may be required). A sheetfed
scanner is strictly for reflective material, and feeds the sheets through the scanner past the image sensor. They are very compact and good for someone who is looking to scan just documents. Film scanners are used only for scanning negatives and
slides (most also accommodate APS film). They're compact, and usually come with holders to help load the film. With a
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photo scanner, you have a small scanner equipped to scan printed photos, and sometimes negatives and slides as well.
Inside the Scanner
At the core of the scanner is the scan head, which
contains a collection of CCD sensors. Similar to the
arrays in digital still cameras, the sensors measure
the amount of light reflected off or transmitted
through, a scanned image (film, photo or slide). The
information is then converted into electrical impulses
by a process known as analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion and then reconstructed into a representation of
the image and projected onto the computer's monitor
(where it can now be manipulated, transmitted or
printed). An image is captured either by passing over
the sensors, by the sensors passing over the image or
by prisms or mirrors reflecting the object onto the
sensors. The first method, used by drum scanners
produces the best final image—the sensors don’t
move and are therefore very accurate (but much
more expensive). The second and third methods are
actually quite similar and are used by most scanners
(final output depends on the individual scanner).
CCDs like film, need to be exposed to absorb light and
capture the picture. More light as the scanner makes
a pass over the target makes the scanner’s CCDs
expose faster and speeds up the scan process. A belt
or a screw drive moves the head along the length of
image so the sensors can scan it. More precise motors
and faster drives result in shorter scan times.
A scanner with a speedy head and bright lamp is still
no good if it can’t quickly move images from the
scanner to your computer. Scanners offer either USB,
SCSI or Firewire (IEEE1394) connections with Firewireenabled scanners being the fastest.
Flatbed Scanners
The most popular type of scanner is the
ubiquitous flatbed scanner. Similar in
size and appearance to a small
photocopier, flatbed scanners
have a large rectangular
base, a glass platen
scanning area, and a
hinged door or flap that
holds the document flat
(face-down) on the glass
during the scanning process. It also
prevents unwanted light from leaking in during the scan.
Flatbeds offer easy setup and the most extensive features for the money. And
although most flatbeds are used for scanning reflective art, you can literally
scan anything that’s placed on the surface plate. That includes text documents, flat artwork, drawings, transparencies, even three-dimensional objects.
Flatbed scanners can be broken up into three basic categories:
Entry-level flatbed scanners usually feature a 8-1/2 x 11˝ scanning area, 600
dpi scanning ability (often interpolated via software to 1200 or 2400 “dpi”),
8- to 10-bits per color channel, and very low cost. They also usually come
bundled with an assortment of software for touching up photos.
Mid-level flatbed scanners are targeted toward a more professional market
and they differ mainly on a few key specifications and the type of software
bundled. Typically mid-level flatbed scanner will scan at 600 to1200 dpi and
10- to 12-bits per color for significantly higher quality scans. Some mid-level
scanners may also offer a larger scanning area, and most will include software like Photoshop or Elements.
High-end flatbed scanners are positioned as alternatives to drum scanners.
They offer features that professionals demand, such as noise-free design,
large scanning area, high dynamic range, and high resolution. Although not
nearly as expensive as drum scanners, they do cost more than the mid-range
scanners.
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Film Scanners
Drum Scanners
At the high-end of film scanners is the Multi-format transparency
scanner—allowing you to scan everything from 35mm slides all the
way up to 4x5-inch transparencies. These scanners are targeted to
professionals and do cost quite a bit more. In fact, these high-end
transparency scanners are moving-in drum scanners by offering
more features, better software, and faster scanning time.
Second, film has much more detail and contrast available. Film
s capable of over 3000 dpi, compared to only about 300 dpi for
color photo print paper. The 35mm film is a smaller original, so it
must be enlarged more, about 4 times more than a scanned 4x6˝
print, to get the same image size at the printer. However the film
and film scanner has well over 10 times more capability to do it.
Image size can be quite huge when scanning film, because you are
realistically able to scan at very high resolution. The huge size is
the entire point, for example to create enough pixels to print full
page size. You will want at least 128MB of memory, and more is better. But a film scanner definitely does allow acquiring enough quality pixels to scale to print a large image.
For example, a full frame 35
mm color negative scanned at
2400 dpi will be about 3400 x
2200 pixels or 22 MB. Scanning
at 2400 dpi and printing at 300
dpi allows enlarging that printed image 8 times more than the
original film size (2400/300 = 8).
Scaling by 8, so that the 1.4 x
0.9 inch film size (36 x 24 mm)
prints 8X larger gives 11.2 x 7.2
inches. It will look great in
regard to detail if printed at
200 to 300 dpi. Scanning film
originals can support this level
of detail. Scanning a 4 x 6 inch
photo will not.
Handheld and Sheetfed Scanners
If you’re the office type, or are into small gadget-like scanners, then
you want a sheetfed or handheld scanner. These days, sheetfed
scanners generally come as part of multifunction print/scan/fax
home office units or as mini-scanners for memos and photocopies.
They incorporate weaker sensors to save space, and therefore offer
lower resolution and image quality. Some models can’t interpret
images, but can only scan text and translate it with OCR software.
Handheld scanners tend to mimic sheetfed scanners in ability, but
their drastically minimized hardware also suffers from the effects of
all the jitters and shakes of your hand. So, if you’re any kind of
photographer, these scanners are not for you.
Hand scanners are useful for their portability and low price. Hand
scanners generally plug into a computer's printing port, as opposed
to a SCSI port, allowing them to be easily shared from workstation
to workstation. Many people find them ideal for use with a notebook or laptop. Unfortunately, hand scanners are less accurate
than flatbeds because they have weaker light sources and often
produce uneven scans - courtesy of the unsteadiness of your hand
or the surface you’re standing on. Many hand scanners now offer
an alignment template to help guide you when scanning. At least
one manufacturer ships a motorized "self-propelled" unit to help
stabilize its scanner.
High-end hand scanners offer 400 dpi resolution and 24-bit color allowing you to achieve reasonably high-quality results. But their 4˝
to 5˝ wide scan head forces you to make multiple passes to scan
even average-sized documents. You'll need to use the supplied
stitching software to merge these partial scans back together again
- a time consuming task. Nonetheless, hand scanners are very popular and are capable of high-quality, quick and easy, low-cost scans.
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The way to create large images to print is to use a film scanner to
scan the film instead of the prints. Often called slide scanners,
they scan both slides or negatives and most are for 35 mm film.
Scanning film is better than scanning prints, because scanning the
film is using the original image, while the print is a second
generation copy. Making a copy of a negative onto photo print
paper is like making a copy of a music CD onto a cassette tape. The
cassette tape isn’t bad, but it doesn’t compare to a CD.
Professional print houses wouldn't think of using anything less
than a drum scanner for producing color separations for high-end
printing. Instead of using CCD
technology, drum scanners use
PMT (Photo Multiplier Tube)
technology for greater dynamic
range and color accuracy. It
works like this: the scanner
wraps the artwork around a cylinder and rotating at high speeds to
“split out” the individual parts of
the original image. Photo multiplier tubes pick up these pieces with
the help of a laser to create images with unbelievable accuracy.
Although very expensive, drum scanners offer features not usually
found on desktop scanners, such as 8000 to 11,000 dpi scanning
resolution, 48-bit color, direct conversion to CMYK, greater dynamic range, and huge image scanning areas. Ironically, most drum
scanners don’t have a preview mode. That’s because a drum scanner operator is more interested in numbers than what they see
with their eyes.
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If you are a professional photographer who doesn’t want to shoot
digitally, then a film scanner is for you. Film scanners are designed
specifically for negatives and slides, and they offer some of the
most advanced film-type detection, color reproduction accuracy,
and resolution technology available— however, they only let you
scan negatives and slides. For those who may need only an occasional transparency scanned, a flatbed with transparency adapter
may be a better alternative. But for those who scan a lot of transparencies, then a dedicated film scanner is the only game in town.
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Selecting a scanner—what you need to know
Within each type of scanner, individual models differ from each other in a number of ways. Though each manufacturer’s
product will have a different “look”, what really counts is how a particular unit measures up on the following counts:
• Resolution • Bit-depth • Dynamic range • Scanning method • Scanning area • Speed
These six criteria together determine why one scanner performs technically better than another. In addition you might want
to check out the case design, the quality of construction, how much desk space is needed (footprint), bundled software,
connection type (SCSI, parallel, USB, FireWire), and of course, price.
Resolution
Although the concept can be confusing, resolution is just a measurement of how many pixels a scanner can sample in a given image.
Resolution is measured by a grid. Think of a chessboard, with eight
squares along each side. The resolution of that chessboard would be 8
x 8. If the chessboard had 300 squares along each side, its resolution
would be 300 x 300 -- the typical resolution of an inexpensive desktop
scanner today. That scanner samples a grid of 300 x 300 pixels for
every square inch of the image, and sends a total of 90,000 readings
per square inch back to the computer. With a higher resolution, you
get more readings; with a lower resolution, fewer readings. Generally,
higher resolution scanners cost more and produce better results.
However, manufacturers will occasionally try to confuse you with
another type of resolution in the hope of selling more product. Here's
what you need to know about both:
Optical Resolution: A scanner's optical resolution is determined by
how many pixels it can actually see. For example, a typical flatbed
scanner will use a scanning head with 300 sensors per inch, so it can
sample 300 dots per inch (dpi) in one direction. To scan in the other
direction, it will move the scanning head along the page, stopping
300 times per inch, so it can scan 300 dpi in the other direction as
well. This scanner would have an optical resolution of 300 x 300 dpi.
Some manufacturers stop the scanning head more frequently as it
moves down the page, so their machines have resolutions of 300 x
600 dpi or 300x1200 dpi. Don't be fooled; what really counts is the
smallest number in the grid. You can't get more detail by scanning
more frequently in only one direction.
Interpolated Resolution: The other thing to watch out for is claims
about interpolated (or enhanced) resolution. Unlike optical resolution, which measures how many pixels the scanner can see, interpolated resolution measures how many pixels the scanner can guess at.
Through a process called interpolation, the scanner turns a 300 x 300
dpi scan into a 600 x 600 dpi scan by inserting new pixels in between
the old ones, and guessing at what light reading it would have sampled in that spot had it been there. This process almost always
diminishes the quality of the scan, and should therefore be avoided.
It can also be accomplished by almost any image editing software, so
it doesn't really add to the value of the scanner. Unless you plan to
scan line art at very high resolutions (more on that later), ignore
claims of interpolated resolution.
How much do you need? There are several useful rules of thumb to
help determine how much resolution to pay for. First, figure out how
the scanned image will be used. Scans that will appear in books or
magazines need higher resolution than those that will appear in desktop printouts or in web pages.
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• Photos printed on a traditional printing press should be scanned at
approximately twice the line screen of the printed piece. For example, most magazines are printed at 133 lines per inch, so an image
destined for their pages would be best scanned at 266 dpi.
• Line art illustrations that will be printed on a traditional press
should be scanned at the highest resolution possible, or at least
1200 dpi. These images are not converted to halftones before printing, the way photos are, so the higher the resolution used for scanning, the smoother these illustrations will be.
• Images that will be printed on desktop laser or color printers are
less demanding, because the output resolution of those devices is
usually only 300 dpi or 600 dpi (compared to the 2540 dpi output
resolution used by magazines and books). These printers use a line
screen of 50-100 lines per inch so images should be scanned at 100200 dpi for best results.
• Photos and line art being scanned for on-screen viewing (including
web pages) require even less in the way of resolution, because
most screens can only display 72-80 dpi. Scanning at a higher resolution only creates extra information that the screen display will
ignore, and slows down the displaying of the images.
• Images that will be converted to text should be scanned at 300 or
400 dpi. Most optical character recognition (OCR) programs will
accept either. At 300 dpi, your scanning will be done faster, but at
400 dpi, you may get better results, especially on small type. If you
will be primarily using text from your scanned images, a 300 dpi
scanner will suit you fine.
Resizing & Resolution.
All these rules of thumb assume that you will be printing an image at
its original size. It's important to remember that you will need more
resolution if you will be enlarging an image, and less if you will be
reducing it. For example, if you are going to print your image at 200%
of its size on a desktop color printer, and want it to have 200 dpi resolution, you will need to scan at 400 dpi. Alternatively, if you will be
printing at 50% of its size, you only need to scan at 100 dpi. Take this
into account when deciding how much resolution you will need. But
the bottom line is, if you do the math, you'll end up with the following conclusions:
If you will be printing on a traditional printing press, and will be
working with originals in a variety of sizes, get the highest resolution
scanner you can afford. If you will be printing on a desktop laser or
color printer, decide whether you will need to enlarge items frequently. Usually a 600 dpi scanner is the right choice. If you will be displaying images primarily on screen, chances are a 300 dpi scanner will
give you all the resolution you require.
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Selecting a scanner—what you need to know
Bit Depth
Scanning Method
Part of what determines the overall quality of a scanned image is
the method by which a scanner collects data. Unlike other kinds of
scanners, flatbed scanners use two different approaches. One is
charge-coupled devices, or CCDs, and the other is contact image
sensors, or CIS.
The simplest kind of scanner only records black and white, and is
sometimes known as a 1-bit scanner because each bit can only
express two values, on and off. In order to see the many tones in
between black and white, a scanner needs to be at least 4-bit (for up
to 16 tones) or 8-bit (for up to 256 tones). The higher the scanner's
bit depth, the more accurately it can describe what it sees when it
looks at a given pixel. This, in turn, makes for a higher quality scan.
Charge-coupled devices are tiny light-sensitive semiconductor chips
that consist of an array of light-sensitive photocells. CCD scanners
pass a light source over a document on the scanning bed and use a
system of mirrors and a lens to focus the image on the chip. CIS
scanners, on the other hand, replace the chips, mirror and lens with
a single row of sensors placed extremely close to the document. The
result is a scanner that is thinner and cheaper than traditional CCD
scanners but not yet as good in resolution, image quality and color
fidelity.
Most color scanners today are at least 24-bit, meaning that they collect 8 bits of information about each of the primary scanning colors:
red, blue, and green. A 24-bit unit can theoretically capture over 16
million different colors, though in practice the number is usually
quite smaller. This is near-photographic quality, and is therefore
commonly referred to as "true color" scanning.
Dynamic Range
Another important criteria for evaluating a scanner is dynamic
range, which is somewhat similar to bit depth in that it measures
how wide a range of tones the scanner can record. Dynamic range is
measured on scale from 0.0 (perfect white) to 4.0 (perfect black),
and the single number given for a particular scanner tells how much
of that range the unit can distinguish. Most color flatbeds have difficulty perceiving the subtle differences between the dark and light
colors at either end of the range, and tend to have a dynamic range
of about 2.4. That's fairly limited, but it's usually sufficient for projects where perfect color isn't a concern. For greater dynamic range,
the next step up is a top-quality color flatbed scanner with extra bit
depth and improved optics. These scanners are usually capable of a
dynamic range between 3.0 and 3.6 and are well-suited to more
demanding tasks like standard color prepress.
For the ultimate in dynamic range, the only choice is a drum scanner. These units frequently have a dynamic range of 3.4 to 4.2 and
deliver all the color quality one could ask of a desktop scanner.
Although they are overkill for most projects, drum scanners do offer
high quality in exchange for their high price. While a high dynamic
range is no guarantee of good scanning results (many other factors
come into play), it is generally an indication that the scanner manufacturer is striving to please educated buyers by producing a higherquality product. All other things being equal, go with the scanner
that offers the higher dynamic range.
Scanning Area
On a less technical level, a further consideration to be weighed
when buying a scanner is the maximum size image a particular unit
can scan. Most sheetfed scanners can easily scan documents up to
8.5˝ wide and 14˝ long. Among flatbed scanners, particular units are
divided between those that can scan only a letter-size (8.5 x 11˝)
page and those that can handle a full legal-size (8.5 x 14˝) scan.
Letter-size scanners are also sometimes referred to as A4-sized, in
reference to the European paper sizing system. In choosing a scanner, consider how important it is to you to have a full legal-sized
scanning bed. Most users have little need for this feature, but real
estate agents and others who work with documents in that format
will appreciate the flexibility.
One caveat on scanning area size: an increasing number of scanners
are using lenses to increase the resolution available in one part of
the scanning bed, by concentrating the light reflected off the image.
This is very useful for scanning slides and other materials that benefit from being scanned at high resolution, but it can be misleading if
the high-resolution area is only a small part of the overall scanning
area. Be on the lookout for scanners offering dual resolutions, and
realize ahead of time that the highest resolution will probably only
be available for small images.
Scanning Speed
A final specification to check while shopping for a scanner is speed.
How much scanner speed depends on is how many times you intend
to use it. Those scanning once or twice a day, you won’t mind a slow
scanner than those who are constantly acquiring images.
Unfortunately, evaluating scanning speed is difficult, because there
is no single standard for evaluating the time it takes to complete a
scanning operation. Manufacturers frequently specify the raw speed
of their scanner motors, but that speed rarely correlates with realworld performance. Other factors to consider including the speed of
the scanning software, the size of its memory cache, and the type of
connection between scanner and the computer— all weigh in on
overall performance. It's also generally true that scanners take
longer when scanning at higher resolutions, or when applying filters
to an image during the scanning process.
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An increasing number of scanners can capture 30 and 36-bits or billions of colors (in theory). The only problem is that most software
doesn’t handle anything larger than a 24-bit scan. Still, those extra
bits are worth having. When a software program opens a 30-bit or
36-bit image, it can use the extra data to correct for noise in the
scanning process and other problems that hurt the quality of the
scan. As a result, scanners with higher bit depths tend to produce
better color images. One caveat though, not all monitors can display
a 24-bit, true-color image.
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When a scanner converts something into digital form, it looks at the
image pixel by pixel and records what it sees. That part of the
process is simple enough, but different scanners record different
amounts of information about each pixel. How much information a
given scanner records is measured by its bit depth.
IMACON
FLEXTIGHT 343
35mm and Medium Format
CCD-Drum Scanner
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Developed around Imacon’s patented virtual drum design and flexible magnetic holder, the Flextight 343 incorporates a 3x8000 optic CCD sensor, an optical resolution of
3200 ppi, Dmax of 4.3 possible in a single pass and a maximum scanning speed for
both positive and negative originals is 15 MB or 30MB in true 8- or 16-bit color. The
highest quality negative scanning process of any comparable scanner, the 343's optic
sensor, low-noise circuitry and specially designed software let you work with either a
negative or positive original—and achieve the same excellent results.
The Flextight 343 scanner also includes a full selection of holders for mounting all of
the most common original formats without requiring gel, tape or glass plates and
includes a full selection of the most common negative film setup profiles. The
Flextight 343 handles film formats from 35mm to 6x18cm with a maximum file
size for 35 mm of 50 MB/100 MB in 8/16 bit color and 192 MB/384 MB in 8/16 bit color
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for 6x6 cm originals. Interfaces with a PC or Mac via a FireWire
FEATURES
Flextight Technology
◆ Flextight Technology uses a magnetic
holder that feeds the original into the
scanner and flexes it around an internal
virtual drum. The image then is scanned
directly to the lens above without any
internal reflections—no prisms, no mirrors. This eliminates the possibility of
visual noise and distortion found in
flatbed scanners.
Monitor Calibration Kit
The use of Flextight Technology makes the
scanner easy to use and operate. For added
convenience, a complete monitor calibration
kit is included. This ensures that the image
on your screen matches the final print. Now
you can use your monitor with the same
accuracy and precision as when you focus
the camera.
Adaptive Light Source
◆ With the unique magnetic holder, there is
no glass, gel or anti-Newton spray.
Flextight Photo produces sharp, detailed
images while increasing productivity by
saving preparation and cleanup time.
◆ The scanner’s CCD remains completely
stationary for the entire scan while the
original rolls past the optics on a rotating
drum, eliminating color flaring and registration errors. In addition, because the
originals are banded into an arc, the "line
of sight" is constantly straight and in
focus. Flextight's optics zoom in for each
individual scanning format to maximize
image sharpness and focus the full CCD
resolution on the width of each original.
As a result, it can scan 35mm transparencies up to 3200 dpi, allowing you to create
crisp enlargements up to 1100%.
One of the problems in most scanners is that
the light source is constant. Incorporating an
adaptive light source, the FlexTight 343 is
able to scan dark originals with detailed
shadow areas, which is not possible to scan
from other scanners. Unlike conventional
scanners that use software-only highlight settings, the scanner actually adjusts the illumination level to compensate for unusual
image densities caused by underexposure or
maybe intentionally made dark. Increase
light intensity as you would by increasing
the flash energy or opening the f-stop. This
permits the scanner to fully utilize its
dynamic range, capture all shadow details
and preserve color fidelity throughout the
image, without stretching image data and
causing unnecessary amplified noise.
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16-Bit Preview and Scanning
◆ The scanner’s CCD sensor is a tri-linear
array with 24,000 pixel elements. This provides a true optical resolution of 3200 dpi
applied to all formats from 35mm through
6x18cm supported by the scanner. Film
holders are supplied with the scanner for
35mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, and 6x7cm film frames.
Optional holders are also available to
accommodate sizes from 6x9 through 6x12
and 6x18cm.
◆ The scanner scans transparencies with a
dynamic range of 3.9 and a D-max of 4.3,
well beyond the density range of film. It
also scans at a bit depth of 14-bits per
RGB channel. Output bit depth can be
selected between 24-bit RGB, 48-bit RGB
and 56-bit CMYK, as well as gray scale and
line art.
◆ In addition, the FlexTight software keeps
all 16-bit of information in memory at previews while other scanners only offer 8-bit
previews. It accurately presents highlight,
shadow and gradation settings before the
final scan. You also have the option to preserve all 16-bits in the final image, so you
can use the full information (64,000 levels
of color in each channel) when working in
Photoshop or in RGB.
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FlexColor Software—Bundled with the Flextight 343 & 646
When archiving images, photographers usually save their original negatives rather than
the prints made from them. Digital images should be treated in the same way. Because a 3f
image preserves all of the details captured by your scanner or digital camera, it is perfect
for archiving. Then, for each new type of job, you will work with the 3f image in FlexColor
and export it to create a new TIFF file in which your settings are applied - the only change
made to the 3f file will be the addition of a new history record of the settings you used.
No matter how carefully you handle your originals, you will still occasionally see dust and
small scratches in your scans. You must therefore scroll around your high resolution files
at 100% zoom to make sure that the images are clean. Sometimes they are fine, but often you must retouch a little bit here and there. It is
usually not difficult, but it can be very time consuming to scroll around at 100% and retouch using the Photoshop cloning tool. By using
Imacon’s optional FlexTouch new dust & scratch removal tool, you can remove small dust and scratches with the simple click of a button,
thereby saving you all that scrolling and cloning.
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FLEXTIGHT 646
Multi-Format CCD-Drum Scanner
Picking up where the Flextight 343 left off, the Flextight 646 can handle all transparency
originals up to 13 x 18cm (5 x 7˝) in either single or strips and it can scan reflective up to
A4 oversize. Like the Flextight 343, the Flextight Precision 646 is a multi-format scanner
based upon the unique and award-winning Flextight technology, combining the extraordinary image quality of the high end drum scanner with the ease of use of a flatbed. It offers
custom made Rodenstock lenses, no glass and the best light source for the finest scans
with no artifacts. Features include optical resolution up to 6300 dpi, a density range up to
4.6 D-max and 16-bit color capture. It also offer format-specific optic zooming to maximize
sharpness and focus the full CCD resolution on width of original, and for added convenience, a complete monitor calibration kit is included.
Flextight 343
Sensor
Flextight 646
CCD Single-Pass Scanner (3 x 8000 pixels)
CCD Single-Pass Scanner (3 x 8000 pixels)
Input Types
Transparencies from 35mm to 6x18cm.
Positive and negatives, color, grayscale and line art.
Transparencies from 35mm to 13x18cm. Reflectives up to
A4- oversize. Positive and negatives, color, grayscale and line art.
Scan Modes
Color (24-, 48-bit RGB and 32-bit CMYK); Grayscale
and line art; batch-scanning and batch-image processing
Color (24-, 48-bit RGB and 32-bit CMYK); Grayscale
and line art; TIFF batch-scanning and batch-image processing
72 to 3200 dpi, 20% to 1100% magnification
From 72 to 6300 dpi, 20% to 3000% magnification
Image Quality
16-bits/color, 48-bit RGB, 56-bit CMYK
16-bits/color, 48-bit RGB, 56-bit CMYK
Density Range
3.9D (4.3 Dmax)
3.9D (4.6Dmax)
Optical Resolution
Interface
Weight/Dimensions
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Imacon’s unique 3f (flexible file format) stores not only your original 16-bit image - exactly
as captured - but also a complete history of your processing settings, thereb enabling you
to produce many different output-optimized images from a single file. The 3f format provides the perfect source for use in today’s digital workflow, where the original data is maintained for as long as possible in the production process.
IEEE1394 (Firewire)
IEEE1394 (Firewire)
15.4 lbs.; 9.4 x 10.2 x 11.8˝
36.5 lbs.; 12.6 x 13.9 x 24˝
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CANON
CANOSCAN FS4000US
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4000 dpi 35mm/APS Film Scanner
Measuring just 3.7 x 5.75 x 14.7˝ (W x H x D) and weighing only 5.3 lbs.) the
incredibly compact, sleek and stylish, CanoScan FS4000US is the ultimate in
affordable digital imaging. Designed for use with virtually all 35mm and APS
films, including slide film, the high-performance CanoScan FS4000US offers 4000dpi optical resolution for outstanding clarity, 14-bit A/D conversion for exceptional gradation and accurate color reproduction, automatic film type detection, autofocus, USB and SCSI-2 interfaces, and a full range of scanning functions using
Canon’s FilmGet FS scanning software for Windows and Mac. The scanner also
features Canon exclusive FARE dust and scratch “detect and correct” function.
With it’s extraordinary design and feature set, the CanoScan FS4000US is the
ideal tool for merging traditional film photography and digital imaging.
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FEATURES
Superior Quality
◆ Given the small size of the film source,
high resolution is absolutely essential to
producing high-quality digital images.
With 4000 dpi optical resolution the
FS4000US ensures each image looks its
best. More resolution means more details
show, so important when transferring
images to a monitor or printing them as
high-quality photo enlargements. Scanned
at full resolution, a full-frame 35mm
image generates a 60MB file.
◆ The FS4000US is also tops in color repro-
duction. Color is unusually clean because
the scanner is designed and built to higher accuracy standards than conventional
scanners. A high-brilliance cold cathode
mercury fluorescent lamp combines with
newly designed circuitry and 42 bit-scanning (literally supports trillions of colors)
to deliver cleaner, smoother color gradients and improved highlight and shadow
details.
◆ Before pre-scanning the optical system in
the FS4000US detects and focuses on
uneven film distances (if the film surface
is not at the designed distance to the
scanner) automatically to provide the
sharpest scan possible. For those times
when an unusually damaged original
requires more flexibility, you can adjust
the focus manually using the supplied
FilmGet FS software.
FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement)
The FS4000US incorporates technology to to detect dust and scratches on the film and
correct those defects in the resulting image file. Dust on film may not be visible to the
eye prior to scanning, but it often becomes all too apparent when the digital image is
enlarged on the monitor. Better than software only solutions because it uses both hardware and software— and it does this at the time of the scanning—Canon’s FARE (Film
Automatic Retouching and Enhancement) saves you hours of work retouching.
FARE detects flaws by comparing an image scanned by infrared light with one scanned
by visible light. While the scan made with visible light includes dust and flaws on the
film’s surface as part of the color data, the infrared scan shows image defects only. By
superimposing both scans, the scanner can determine the exact position and size of the
flaws, and correct them. FARE can be manually turned on and off if desired. (FARE does
not recognize B&W or Kodachrome film.
Continuous Batch Scanning
◆ No matter what type of film format gets loaded, the FS4000 voraciously feeds and scans
with speed and quality. Consecutively scanning up to six frames of 35 mm filmstrip, 40
frames of an APS cartridge or four mounted 35 mm (or APS) slides, this scanner makes
short work of even big film archives. Film feeding is automatic, with fast average scanning
time for every compatible film format. While scanning each batch, you can even preview
shots from the Preview window displays.
◆ Scan settings will differ depending on what purpose you’re scanning for, whether it’s to
create a photo quality printout, to send images by e-mail, or simply to view images on your
monitor. With FilmGet FS, you only have to specify your target application beforehand, and
the software will make all the appropriate settings for you.
Automatic Film-Type Detection
◆ You'll never have to worry about losing more and more time while you repeatedly reset the
scanner to accept mixed film types. When you batch load into the scanner, the FS4000 recognizes 35 mm filmstrip or mounted slide, negative or positive APS film. Each image in
your batch scan previews a thumbnail on-screen, too.
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CANOSCAN FS4000US
Dual Interfaces
◆ The FS4000US has just two easy inter-
Faithful Color Reproduction
◆ Striking a satisfactory color balance
between monitors and printers can sometimes be complicated. However, the scanner’s color management software helps
ease the task. Supports ColorGear when
you are working Windows, and ColorSync
when working in Mac OS. I
◆ In addition to 4000 dpi and 14-bit color,
◆ The scanner is equipped with automatic
color adjustment that optimizes the
scanned images of color film negatives
based on the image information while
previewing. This function adjusts the
tones and helps correct scanned images
from under or over exposed film with
missing highlights caused by the use of
electronic flash.
Film Advance
◆ The scanner advances film automatically
using both a film holder advance and film
advance housing movement. The 35mm
filmstrip holder or slide mount holder is
advanced by meshing the flat gear on the
bottom of either film holder with feed
gears located on the scanner.
◆ The film advance movement, in contrast,
moves the film holder (35mm filmstrip
holder, slide mount holder, or APS film
cartridge holder) that is set in the film
advance housing, providing a secondary
scan in the main scan sequence.
◆ The film advance housing is capable of
minute movements using a high-precision
feed screw rotated by a stepping motor.
This makes possible high-precision 4,000dpi secondary scanning that was impossible with previous gear-driven film
advance mechanisms.
◆ With FilmGet FS you have the freedom to control the scanner as much as you need.
Independently adjust brightness and contrast, histogram, tone curves, color balance, and
threshold value. Together, these tools give you a high degree of control if you want to finetune your images. TWAIN-and Photoshop plug-ins allow Mac and Windows users to access
the scanner directly from the application and perform basic image-editing functions such
as setting resolution and bit-depths for input and output, color balance, tonal curves, levels and contrast.
◆ The scanner is also bundled with Adobe Photoshop LE. With a wide range of image editing
functions, Photoshop LE allows you to alter the size, color, brightness, contrast and cropping of digital images. You may also select, rearrange and superimpose elements from
scanned images, and add special filter effects.
SMARTDISC SMARTSCAN 3600
High-resolution 35mm Slide Film
Scanner
The SmartScan 3600 is ideal for
graphic designers, professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. It
scans 35mm negative film rolls or
filmstrips and mounted slides. No film
holders or templates are required for
fast and efficient scanning. The
SmartScan 3600 features true optical
3600 dots per inch (dpi) – equivalent
to 17.2 million pixels – giving you the
quality resolution you need for all of
your projects, even image enlargements. With a 3.6 dynamic range, the
SmartScan 3600 produces sharp, high-quality scans with accurate color reproduction.
◆ Dual interface for speed and convenience. The SmartScan 3600 works with both PC
and Mac systems, featuring fast data transfer and connectivity through either USB or
IEEE1394 (Firewire) interface ports. Simple installation and operating procedures
mean you’ll be scanning in a snap.
◆ The SmartScan 3600 features batch scanning and auto film loading to save you time
and prevent frustration. Its auto-focus feature makes it easy to get the best possible
images from your film by automatically optimizing each scan.
◆ Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements for photo editing and SmartDisk MVP 1.0
for multimedia CD creation (Windows only). Equipped with a USB port.
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the scanner features improved color tone
algorithm for more accurate color reproductions from original art. Dynamic range
is 3.4.
A comprehensive software bundle including Adobe's powerful Photoshop LE image editor
and Canon's FilmGet FS driver software is included with the scanner. Windows and Mac users
can create quality images for immediate use with FilmGet FS.
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faces -- one for direct connection (USB)
with simple plug and play operation, the
other for high-speed transfer (SCSI-2),
Mac or Windows. The Canoscan Setup
Application makes it easy to install all the
software provided.
Bundled Software
MICROTEK
ARTIXSCAN 120TF
4000 dpi 35mm and Medium Format Film Scanner
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A high-resolution, medium-format film scanner, the ArtixScan 120TF delivers
professional quality scans of negative and positive 35mm film and strips as
well as 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7 and 6x9 cm film formats. It produces high quality
output with a dynamic range up to 3.9 (4.2 D-max), and true optical
resolution of 4000 dpi. It features outstanding shadow detail, optical
sharpness (fine lines and image detail), and exceptional dark noise
performance. It is also extremely fast, producing a high resolution 6 x 6cm
scan in under two minutes. It offers both a SCSI and Firewire (IEEE1394)
interface, and includes three different film holders. Last, it comes packaged
with an incredible array of software including LaserSoft’s SilverFast HDR and Genuine Fractals.
FEATURES
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Superb Quality Scans
◆ True optical resolution of 4000 dpi shows
incredible fine lines and image detail
within each scan -- you can actually read
newspaper print and see the serifs within
the text, or see individual lashes from a
person's eye! Even a low-resolution scan
is able to produce superior image detail.
◆ Also allows you to extract the maximum
Multi-Format Flexibility and Professional Film Holders
◆ TheArtixScan 120TF is capable of handling all medium format transparencies —
6 x 4.5, 6 x 6, 6 x 7, 6 x 9 — single images or strips, positive and negative. It can also scan
35mm slides and film strips both positive and negative.
◆ The scanner includes three robust film holders: one for medium format films, one for
35mm slides (4 images), and one for 35mm strips (6 images). The medium format holder
can hold 6 x 4.5 and 6 x 6 (4 images), 6 x 7 (3) and 6 x 9cm (2 images).
◆ Automatic advancement of the six-image 35mm film strip and four-image 35mm slides
allows maximum functionality and flexibility, which means increased productivity for you.
information from an image with 14-bit per
channel analog-to-digital conversion.
Bundled Software
◆ Dark performance in shadows is directly
related to optical density, so the higher
the Dmax, the more detail you will be
able to see in the shadows. With a dynamic range up to 3.9 (4.2 DMax), the
ArtixScan 120TF will provide excellent
shadow detail.
◆ Dark areas are almost “noise-free”.
Especially important when you are trying
to create enlargements from the original
image. Noise will typically appear in the
black areas of the image as small white
spots. The noise can actually make the
black in the image appear gray.
◆ Microtek's patented Auto Focus /Auto
Advance Carriage system keeps lens position fixed for flawless focus over the
entire life of the scanner.
Dual Interface
◆ IEEE1394 (Firewire) interface, along with
SCSI interface means the scanner can be
used with multiple computer platforms.
➤ Includes Kodak's professional Q60 35mm target and Microtek Scanner Profiler color calibration software for accurate color fidelity. ScanWizard PRO TX embeds your preferred
ICC profile into the image for accurate color output on a host of ICC-enabled devices.
➤ Microtek’s ScanWizard Pro TX professional scanning software lets you scan images in
either native RGB or LCH (Lightness, Chroma, Hue) color spaces. More intuitive color
tools in the LCH color space than ever before. Multiple Sampling options. Improved negative profiles for more accurate contrast and color reproduction.
➤ SilverFast HDR adds best-of-class scanning performance for maximum image manipulation. Intuitive user-friendly interface. Real-time processing. Image-type pre-selection.
Super sharpness through unsharp-mask preview. Plug & play-CMYK preview. Permanent
softproof CMYK-Channel separation. Multiple densitometer: Displays up to 4 densitometers and allows 4 unique measurements of the image to be displayed simultaneously.
➤ SilverFast SRD (Smart Removal of Defects) allows for the removal of dust and sctaches
during the scanning process. ACR (Adaptive Color Removal) restores faded and weak colors from old media. SCC (Selective Color Correction) permits you to selectively change
colors in up to four places on the scan. SC2G (Selective Color To Grey) enables a controlled change of color to grey. Control details and highlights for greater contrast. GANE
(Grain and Noise Elimination) reduces magnitude of film grain or any other abnormalities.
MidPip4 allows the removal of color cast in up to four points.
➤ LizardTech Genuine Fractals lets you work with small manageable files yet produce highres output. Achieve high-resolution photo enlargements from lower-resolution originals.
Resolution on demand; enlarge digital images up to 800% with no loss in image quality.
Lossless file compression for higher-speed data transfer.
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ARTIXSCAN 4000T/4000TF
4000-dpi 35mm/APS Film Scanners
High performance imaging, innovative durable and mechanical design and state of the
art productivity characterize the ArtixScan 4000T and 4000TF. They feature amazing
scanning speed—they can scan a 35mm image at 4000 dpi in 80 seconds. They
rating of 3.6 (4000T) and 4.3 (4000TF) for consistently sharp, true to life scanning
results. For increased productivity and reliability the scanners offer Microtek’s
unique Auto Focus/Auto Advance carriage system, fixed lens design and an innovative media detection system. For fast, easy and flexible media handling they include two
auto advancing batch scanning cartridges, a standard six frame filmstrip holder and a four frame
35mm slide holder. An optional APS film roll cartridge allows automated film batch scanning of up to 40 images per loading.
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capture exceptional detail in highlight and shadow areas with a maximum density
In addition to its superior density rating, the ArtixScan 4000TF features higher color bit depth (42-bit vs. 36-bit), incorporates
exclusive Motion Correction Control Technology for precise mechanical steps during scanning and multiple sampling options to
reduce image noise. The ArtixScan 4000TF also offers a USB and IEEE1394 (Firewire) interface while the ArtixScan 4000T is
equipped with a SCSI-2 interface. Last, the ArtixScan 4000T is bundled with LaserSoft’s SilverFast SE while the 4000TF steps up
section), adds Adobe Photoshop Elements Genuine Fractals Print Pro and includes a Kodak 35mm Q60 color target. Both also
include Microtek’s ScanWizard Pro 6 TX and MSP Scanner Profile ICC color calibration software.
FEATURES
◆ A 5,300-element CCD provides an optical scanning resolution of
4,000 dpi for crisp images, allowing for greater enlargement with
fantastic detail.
◆ Innovative media detection system removes time consuming step
from the scan process by automatically switching to appropriate
mechanical settings each time the original scan media is changed.
◆ Fully ColorSync-compatible. They include Microtek’s Scanner
Profiler ICC color calibration software for maintaining color fidelity.
(The 4000TF also includes a Kodak Q-60 35mm target).
ScanWizard Pro 6 TX
◆ Scan images in either native RGB or Lightness Chroma Hue (LCH)
color spaces. More intuitive color tools in the LCH color space
than ever before. Host of setting options for improved productivity.
◆ Define your own auto-clipping and output preferences for specific
color demands. Save all of the white and black point settings in
easy drop-down menus.
◆ Adjust highlights, midtones, and shadows for low and high-bit
images using linear and or curvilinear settings. Save the settings
for use in quick drop-down menus.
◆ Simply scan a portion of your negative stock and create custom
lookup tables in minutes. ScanWizard Pro 6 TX includes lookup
tables for a wide range of negative film. Types from Kodak, Fuji and
Konica are included for high fidelity color scans from negatives.
ArtixScan 4000T Only
◆ Proven SCSI-2 connection for high data transfer rates. Faster scan
times than comparable USB film scanners. Mac/Windows SCSI card
and cable included. On-board SCSI terminator built in.
◆ Bundled with LaserSoft’s SilverFast SE w/ Negafix scanning software. Features an intuitive user interface, real-time processing,
auto-adjust with artificial intelligence, Negafix Negative optimization (120 negative film profiles), professional unsharp masking,
color-cast removal slider, simple selective color correction, native
Mac OS X scanning and RGB-TIFF and JPEG output formats
ArtixScan 4000TF Only
◆ IEEE1394 (Firewire) and USB connection for extremely fast data
transfer rates and ease of use. Includes IEEE1394 card and cable.
◆ Bundled with LaserSoft’s SilverFast Ai 6.0 — same features as
SilverFast SE plus many more features, as well as automatic dust
and scratch removal (see full description in software section).
◆ Includes full version of Photoshop Elements. View, crop, edit,
rotate, remove red-eye, adjust colors and add effects to images.
◆ Includes Genuine Fractals Print Pro with CMYK and CIE LAB color
support. Work with small files yet produce high-res output.
Achieve high resolution photo enlargements from lower resolution
originals. Enlarge digital images up to 800% with no loss in quality.
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with the full version of LaserSoft’s SilverFast Ai 6.0 with automatic dust and scratch removal (see full description in software
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DIMAGE SCAN DUAL III
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2820 dpi 35mm & APS Film Scanner
Combining fast USB 2.0 connectivity, high-quality but easy scanning operation, the
affordable Dimâge Scan Dual III offers first-time as well as advanced users, an economical and versatile way to scan positives and negatives in either 35mm or APS format as well as mounted 35mm film slides. It offers fast, high-resolution scans up to
2,820 dpi in under 60 seconds with 16-bit A/D conversion, wide 4.8 dynamic range and
automatic dust removal to produce sharp, detailed images from a wide variety of film
sources. The Pixel-Polish tab allows automated or custom corrections to be made to
an image, and user-friendly Easy Scan Utility’s continuous scanning and automatic
image correction simplifies the whole scanning process. So whether you’re scanning
for e-mail, a web page or print, these features combined with accurate color reproduction and precise autofocus make the Dimâge Scan Dual III an ideal choice.
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High Quality Scans
◆ When it comes to digital imaging, more
pixels mean more detail. The Dimâge Scan
Dual III features a sensor capable of scanning at up to 2,820 dpi resolution for
sharp, crisp, detailed images. This also
means, full-frame images scanned from
35mm film have over 10 million pixels -more than enough resolution for a high
quality A4 size 300 dpi print.
◆ With 16-bit A/D conversion the DiMAGE
Scan Dual III is able to distinguish 65,536
tonal gradations for each color channel—
allowing it to reproduce the rich variations in color with all the depth and subtlety of the original film image.
◆ With a wide dynamic range of 4.8, (the
ability of the scanner to record the density range of the film) the DiMAGE Scan
Dual III can reproduce all the fine tones in
slide film from the rich shadows to the
brilliant highlights. Multi-sample scanning
further improves the scan data by reducing random noise.
◆ The real test for a film scanner is how
well it can produce an image from color
negative film. Because of the film’s inherent latitude and the differences between
the densities and contrast of the cyan,
magenta, and yellow layers, scanning can
be a challenge. The DiMAGE Scan Dual III
uses state-of-the-art, negative-to-positive
conversion technology to ensure effortless reproduction of these types of films.
High Performance
◆ The versatile Dimâge Scan Dual III can
scan both 35mm sleeved and mounted,
positive and negative film in color and
black & white. With the optional AD-10
APS Adapter, the Scan Dual II is also compatible with APS film. As an added advantage, index scans and continuous scanning of the entire APS film cassette can be
performed with a single click.
◆ The Auto Dust Brush function uses soft-
ware processing to quickly and automatically clean your image. This will save time
and the trouble of doing this tedious task
with an image editing software.
◆ Image Correction Job saves the correc-
tion settings of an image, so you can
apply them to another preview image.
This makes the retouch and comparison
process much easier.
◆ For versatile exposure compensation, the
AE Area Lock adjusts the exposure based
on a selected area.
◆ Pixel Polish makes automatic or custom
image corrections by a simple click.
Selectable custom correction includes
restoring faded color, color cast adjustment, backlit, under/over exposure correction, and scene specific corrections.
◆ For added versatility, the HSL system
enables image correction by hue, saturation, and lightness in addition to ordinary
R/G/B color balance adjustment.
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◆ Batch processing large numbers of images
is simplified and streamlined. The Custom
Wizard automates the scanning process
for multiple images; images can be selected and image processing and color
matching can be applied. Custom Wizard
settings can be saved and reused again
and again. And the scanner’s USB 2.0
interface makes transferring the large volume of image data a breeze (backwards
compatible with USB 1.1).
◆ A range of image-processing controls give
you the tools to enhance or manipulate
images. Variation palette makes adjusting
color, brightness, contrast, and saturation
easy by simply choosing the best image
from a group of slightly corrected samples. These can be adjusted using
palettes with sliders and input boxes.
◆ For advanced image processing, color and
contrast can be adjusted using tone
curves and histograms or calibrated by
defining the white, gray, and black points
within the image. And for creative effects,
the hue, saturation, and lightness palette
permits the colors in an image to be rotated and shifted within the color space.
◆ Up to six sleeved-frames and four mount-
ed-frames of 35mm film can be continuously scanned using the included film
holders. APS film with up to 40 frames
can be scanned with the optional
Advanced Photo System Adapter AD-10.
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DIMAGE SCAN ELITE 5400
5400 dpi Film Scanner
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The DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 is a stylish 35mm film scanner combining
incredible 5400 dpi resolution with advanced features such as Digital ICE
image restoration technology, 16-bit A/D conversion, USB 2.0 interface, a
new Quick Scan function and easy-to-use controls. With high resolution
capability and 16-bit A/D conversion, the DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 can easily make up to full-frame 20 x 24˝ photo-quality prints while reproducing the
rich variations in tone and color of the original film image. And to get the
best results possible without the need for any complicated software, the
scanner incorporates award-winning Digital ICE technology to automatically
reduce the appearance of dust and scratches as well as other film surface contamination such as fingerprints.
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5,400 dpi Input Resolution
16-bit A/D Conversion
With 16-bit A/D conversion, the 5400 will
reproduce the rich variations in tone and
color of the original film image. 16-bit A/D
conversion distinguishes 65,536 tonal gradations for each color channel. The ability to
capture the depth and subtlety of the original film image is outstanding.
Quick Scan and Batch Scan
Quick Scan function makes initializing the
scanner and software as easy as pressing a
button. It allows selection among the standard DiMAGE Scan Utility, the Easy Scan
Utility, or the Batch Scan Utility as well as
the setting of a shortcut to a specific application. The Batch Scan Utility allows large
volumes of film to be scanned without having to make individual settings for each
image; simply press the scan button to activate the utility for each batch of film.
Manual Focusing
For critical control over image sharpness, in
addition to the autofocus functions, the 5400
can be manually focused. To complement
the software control, a large manual focus
dial allows fine adjustments to be made
quickly and precisely.
Quick and Easy Image Correction
Grain Dissolver: With today's very high resolution films the normal grain of the film
itself can be quite noticeable in the image. Scanning with the Grain Dissolver function
helps reduce this graininess, allowing a smooth creation of high-quality scanned images
at the full resolution capacity of 5,400 dpi. When a precise level of graininess is important, Digital ICE can be used to achieve the desired result.
Digital ICE: The award-winning Digital ICE dramatically reduces the affects of dust and
scratches as well as other surface contamination such as fingerprints. (See next page
for more details).
Pixel Polish: Pixel Polish makes improving picture quality simple. Automatic imageprocessing corrections for color, exposure, and scene selection are made by clicking on
the parameters which best describe the picture; the DiMAGE Scan Utility will instantly
show the result. Pixel Polish can also restore faded colors on film, and check the
restored image using a real-time simulation.
Conveniences
◆ The 5400's stylish metal body is a wel-
come change from the drab, featureless
designs common to computer products.
The slim, vertical body creates a small
footprint to minimize clutter around the
computer, and the supplied scanner
stand can be used for added stability.
◆ Driver software includes guidance
through to printing and advanced color
matching. The bundled Easy Scan Utility
simplifies the scanning procedure for
those new to scanning and image processing. Simply select the film type, the
pictures to be scanned, and how the
images are to be used; the scanner will
do the rest. Automatic image processing
can also be applied. The images can then
be saved directly to the computer or
printed out on your printer.
◆ Connect to a computer via IEEE1394
(FireWire) or USB 2.0 interface. Both
have fast data transfer rates, which is
important for the large image files that
can be created with the DiMAGE Scan
Elite 5400.
◆ Like the Multi-PRO, film holders use a
hinged cover to hold 35 filmstrips and
mounted slides, mounted Advanced
Photo System slides, and 35mm negatives
and print sleeves.
◆ Additionally, the slide mount holder
allows a single slide to be changed without having to eject the holder from the
scanner.
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Uses a 5300-pixel, 3-line CCD to achieve a
resolution of 5,400 dpi. To accurately view
image details, the Scan Elite 5400 uses an
advanced optical lens system of eight lenses
in four groups. This technology allows all
the detail in today's high-resolution films to
be captured effortlessly. As a result, the
DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 can create full-frame
20 x 24˝ photo-quality prints.
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DIMAGE SCAN MULTI PRO
4800 dpi Multi-Format Film Scanner
Redefining the quality standard for multi-format film scanning, the Dimage
Scan Multi PRO features high-resolution 4800 dpi scans with 16-bit A/D con-
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version and a 4.8 dynamic range that preserves subtle tones and details.
Combined with precision autofocus and Color Matching System, a unique
glass-less Universal Holder, and enhanced batch scanning capability, the
Multi PRO delivers professional high-quality images while reducing total
work time. Ideal for professional photographers and business professionals
in a variety of applications including industrial, education and law enforcement.
The Multi PRO scans 35mm and medium-format (120/220) films, while an
optional Multi Format Set enables scanning of Transparent Electronic
Microscope (TEM) film, microfilm in aperture cards, 16mm film, Minox, and 24 x 65mm panoramic format. In addition, this
compact scanner also features dual high-speed interface (Ultra-SCSI and IEEE 1394) and image enhancement with Digital
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ICE. With Applied Science Fiction's (ASF) Digital ICE technology incorporated in the Multi PRO, you save time and money
by producing professional-quality images without resorting to time-consuming digital retouching. Digital ICE eliminates
scratches on photographic film or slides, restores faded colors and improves on a photograph's overall appearance by minimizing grain, quickly and automatically, during the scanning process, saving hours of manual work.
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◆ With resolution up to 4,800 dpi, the Multi
PRO delivers sharp, highly detailed
scans—suitable for fine exhibition-output— of various film formats, from 35mm
to 120/220. With a pixel count of more than
33-million, an A3-size output can retain a
resolution of more than 400 dpi. Medium
format film can also have a 4800 dpi interpolated resolution for high resolution
images up to 6x9cm with 169 million pixels
and 600 dpi.
◆ The scanner’s core component, 7260-pixel,
3-line color CCD is enhanced by the inclusion of a dual focus-length lens system.
This combination makes it possible to produce superior quality scans from any of
the compatible films to offer excellent
results with large-format printing.
◆ The Multi Pro features an improved nega-
tive-to-positive conversion to give you
optimized color images from negative film
sources. This is important because negative film has varying characteristics,
depending on which manufacturer it’s
from, the type of scene photographed, and
shooting conditions.
◆ 16-bit A/D conversion enables the scanner
to differentiate 65,536 gradations in each
of its RGB channels .This leads to images
with richer tonal variations, smoother gradations, and a greater amount of visible
detail in shadow areas. The scanner's wide
4.8 dynamic range further ensures shadows and highlight detail are retained.
◆ The Multi PRO ensures clearer, more natu-
ral images through multi-sample scanning.
By taking 2, 4, 8, or 16 sample scans and
then averaging the sample images, the
scanner significantly reduces random
noise from the completed scan.
◆ Automatically adjusts to the density range
of scanned negatives to optimize reproduction. For example, negatives with a large
density range, such as pictures with backlit subjects, are controlled so that the highlight area retains detail rather than being
washed out. Color images with a dominant
color are analyzed to preserve the original
appearance of the scene. The AE Area
Lock allows you to adjust exposure of the
film by selecting an area on the image to
calculate a new exposure.
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◆ Color matching system supports numer-
ous color spaces, to promote uniform
color reproduction across different monitors, operating systems, and image editing
software. Multi Pro’s Color Matching
System offers sRGB, Apple RGB, SMPTE-C,
PAL/SECAM, and other color space settings to ensure images on one monitor display the same colors on another monitor.
◆ Equipped with a full array of image correc-
tion functions. Adjustable parameters
include tone-curve/histogram, color balance, hue/saturation, unsharp mask and
more. When using the Variation Correction
palette, the compensation window displays thumbnails of the different adjustments made to the current image. Also
includes preview image trimming, color
selection, and prescan size selection.
◆ Minolta's focus adjustment technology
ensures that even low contrast images are
accurately scanned, and the scanner's fast
Autofocus calibration reduces overall autofocus time. Point AF and manual control
(adjustable in ±200 steps) are included for
added flexibility.
M I N O LTA
DIMAGE SCAN MULTI PRO
High Performance
◆ Offers auto loading and continuous scanning capabilities. With 35mm filmstrips,
you can scan either all six or just a few
selected frames. Alternatively, load and
scan up to four slides at once, and continually replace the last slide while leaving the holder in the scanner.
Extensive Range of
Compatible Formats
35mm Holder:
This holder is used to load 35mm filmstrips
with up to six frames, and includes finger
holes that facilitate film placement.
Universal Holder (120/220 film attachment): The Universal Holder comes with
two types of 120/220 film attachment:
With glass to protect your film from dust
and damage. Glassless to avoid Newton
Rings. Masks are provided for various film
sizes: 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8 and 6x9.
Slide Mount Holder:
Accepts four mounted slides (35mm or
APS)
Optional Multi Format Set:
To expand applications, the Universal
Holder can be used in conjunction with the
optional Multi Format Attachment to scan
sources of special sizes, such as 16mm film,
Transmission Electron Microscope film, and
microfilm aperture cards.
The Multi Format Attachment’s multi-format mask comes with scales printed to simplify cutting.
During the routine handling of film, the emulsion
and base can get scratched or smudged–which
appear in the final image. The average negative or
slide from a lab may also have defects from
the developing process or environmental
contaminants. It may have also faded over time,
exposed to light or other atmospheric conditions,
and it may have undesirable graininess.
Consequently mini labs, imaging service bureaus,
photographers, pre-press and desktop publishers
spend considerable time and resources cleaning or
touching-up images after they have been
digitized. But defects, fading, and graininess in digitized images had to be removed by hand or with
post-processing software—tedious and
time-consuming methods with only marginally
improved image quality—until now. Software-only,
the award-winning ICE suite works from within the
scanner—automatically removing dust and
scratches, adding color or reducing grain—while
scanning. And this is done without softening,
blurring or otherwise altering any underlying
details or composition of the original image.
Original Scan
After Digital Ice is applied
Digital ICE
Digital ICE technology is a combination of hardware and software implemented into
the scanner at the time of manufacture. Hardware is added to a scanner to enable a
unique “defect“ or “D“ channel to automatically collect defect information during the
scan. Once the surface defect information is collected through the “D” channel, the
Digital ICE software eliminates the “defect data“ without altering the underlying image.
Digital GEM
Working during the scanning process, Digital GEM is another complex set of
proprietary algorithms used to analyze and reduce the grain caused by the film
emulsion. Analyzing a film's unique grain pattern pixel by pixel, extracting all data
related to image quality, color and sharpness, and removing the grain from the
scanned record of the image, Digital GEM automatically enhances the clarity of a
scanned film image while preserving its colors, gradations and sharpness.
Digital ROC
Correcting faded color has plagued professionals as a painstaking and time-consuming
process. The dyes used in color films fade over time from the effects of storage
conditions (temperature and relative humidity) and exposure to light. This fading is
not uniform, but affects highlights, midtones and shadows in different ways. The
fading is also dependent upon the film type, storage time and conditions and original
processing. Digital ROC automatically restores original colors by analyzing the base
image and applying corrections to the faded colors. Using a complex set of proprietary
algorithms, Digital ROC reads the dye signature in color negatives and slides and
automatically and meticulously rebuilds the lost color values in film, restoring colors
to the appropriate levels. The result is instant color-corrected digitized images. And
the process is done during the image-capture phase, so it can be turned on or off.
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◆ Custom Wizard menu greatly simplifies
scan settings with a particular film
source. You can combine AF, Digital ICE ,
Auto Crop and other functions, and have
the scanner perform the entire series of
operations on the loaded film. Custom
settings can also be saved and recalled
for later use.
Digital ICE Technology
SCANNERS
◆ Two high-speed interfaces reduce overall
scanning time: Ultra SCSI and IEEE1394
(Firewire). Both support efficient task
completion with data-intensive film scanning, and save a lot of time when you're
working with multiple images.
NIKON
COOLSCAN IV ED
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SCANNERS
2900 dpi 35mm/APS Film Scanner
The Coolscan IV ED is a high quality, high-speed desktop film scanner that lets you scan,
enhance, catalogue, preserve and restore images from positive and negative film. And
although “entry-level” from Nikon’s perspective, this affordable scanner incorporates
features, technology and quality previously only available in high-end film scanners.
Designed for photo enthusiasts who are looking to digitize images for a variety of
applications, including sending photos by e-mail, designing web pages, or archiving
and cataloguing images to preserve memories captured on film, the Coolscan IV ED
boasts the most advanced imaging hardware and software technology available. It
integrates Nikon’s exclusive ED glass, proprietary LED technology, and easy-to-use Nikon
Scan 3.0 software to scan images with push button simplicity. Last, the scanner includes
Applied Science Fiction's Digital ICE3 suite of sophisticated digital enhancement tools.
Using the software suite, you can digitally restore images that have been unusable
because of fading, under or overexposure or scratches on positive and negative film, as well as improve upon an image's
overall appearance for optimal scans of originals. The perfect complement to any SLR, the Coolscan IV ED offers photographers
a complete imaging solution for bridging the gap from film to digital technology.
FEATURES
High Quality Scans
D I G I TA L
◆ Custom 2870-pixel CCD automatically
reduces noise, and offers wide dynamic
range to clearly reproduce the scanned
image. Offers high-resolution scanning at
2900 dpi for exceptionally sharp images
with superb reproduction of solid
objects and minute detail. For better
color registration and less color shifts,
Nikon uses only one CCD sensor.
◆ Precise 12-bit A/D conversion input and
16-/8-bit output deliver image data in 68
billion colors.
Nikon ED Glass
◆ Employing ED (Extra-low Dispersion)
glass elements, the Coolscan IV ED’s
Scanner Nikkor ED lens minimizes color
aberration and image distortion to deliver sharp delineation and produce brilliant results. Previously available only in
professional SLR lenses, ED glass minimizes chromatic aberration allowing
lenses to offer superior sharpness and
color correction. Chromatic aberration is
a type of image and color distortion that
occurs when light rays of varying wavelengths pass through optical glass.
I C E
Digital ICE incorporated in Nikon Scan 3.0, eliminates all surface defects, corrects
color and exposure, and automatically reduces the film grain in a scanned image.
Digital ICE (Image Correction and
Enhancement)—
Digital GEM (Grain Equalization
Management)—
This technology works by reading surface
defects of color film and recording them
in a separate channel. A proprietary algorithm is applied to the image removing all
the defects within the scan, and leaving
the original film intact. Digital ICE eliminates virtually hours of Photoshop
retouching time, and makes previously
unusable images usable. Newest version
offers a number of improvements, allowing you to achieve even finer control
when applying Digital ICE to your scans.
This technology, through a complex
set of proprietary algorithms, reads
the grain details in the film and
extracts all the vital data related to
image quality, while minimizing
grain clutter; Working in a similar
way to Digital ICE, users of ISO 100
speed film or higher will see images
that look as though they were taken
with much lower speed film. This is
especially valuable to newspaper
and magazine photojournalists.
Digital ROC (Reconstruction of Color)—
This technology, customized to the characteristics of the Nikon film scanner, will
automatically rebuild the lost color values in positive or negative film, and recreate
instant color-corrected digitized images. In addition, Digital ROC will correct for
under or overexposed negative and positive film and create a baseline standard, or
“normalization” of color from scan to scan; especially useful with negative film.
EQUIPMENT LEASING AVAILABLE
NIKON
COOLSCAN IV ED
High Performance
◆ Scene analysis function, featuring
intelligent tone and color autocorrection, enables fine reproduction of
orange-tinged negative film.
tion of an ASIC (Application Specific
Integrated Circuit). With a full-resolution
2900 dpi scan, it takes only 42 seconds
for the image to appear on the monitor.
◆ Scan multiple frames in oneshot to save
you time (using Strip Film Adapter SA21
or IX240 I Film Adapter IA-20(S).
Color Management System
◆ Compatible with other ICC standard
LED Technology
The Coolscan name is used for the “cooling”
LED technology it incorporates. This means
that the scanner will not get hot, so there’s no
possibility of damage to the original film.
Additional benefits of the LED are:
◆ The LED light source delivers more
consistent and accurate color than cold
cathode or Xenon light sources. And the
LEDs never need to be calibrated,
making the first scan as good as the last.
The color is consistent and reliable,
staying the same at any time during the
day or during the life of the scanner.
◆ The LED light source is brighter and will
burn cooler than other light sources,
resulting in less noise in your scans.
◆ LED illumination is also considerably gen-
tler on film, so you don’t have to be
afraid of damaging film during the scanning process either. LED illumination also
requires minimal maintenance resulting
in hassle-free extended usage. Because no
cooling fans are required, there are no
bulbs to burn out or replace.
• Completely redesigned Photoshop plug-in for
Macintosh and TWAIN source for Windows, allows
the Nikon Scan 3 driver to run with any
Photoshop or TWAIN-compatible image-editing software, as well as standalone.
• From simple simple scanning to advanced editing, even a beginner can use Nikon
Scan 3 thanks to the easy-to-understand GUI (graphical user interface). The image
display can be resized and drag-and-drop can be performed. Preview, rotation,
enlargement/reduction, reversal, display, trimming, resolution setting, and various
adjustments can also be done.
• Nikon Scan 3 is best suited for scanning six-frame strip films and Advanced Photo
System (APS) films. It can display thumbnails at high speed, enabling the selection of
any frame or continuous scanning of all frames. You can select and display any frame
by entering frame numbers. Batch scanning is also available for any number of frames.
C O M P A T I B L E with V A R I O U S F I L M F O R M A T S
Adapter
Strip Film Adapter SA-21
Slide Mount Adapter MA-20S
Strip Film Holder FH-3
APS Film Adapter with
optional IA-20S
Film format
35mm film; from two - to six- frame continuous
loading; thumbnail display, continuous scanning and
batch scanning are possible
Slide
35mm strip film (used with MA-20(S)
Advanced Photo System (IX240) film cartridge;
thumbnail display, continuous scanning and batch
scanning are possible
Conveniences
◆ Get right to work after turning the the
power on— there’s no need to wait for the
scanner to warm up.
◆ Quick Preview function provides image
preview and image exposure correction
capabilities.
◆ Quick AF (with Slide Mount Adapter MA-
20S only) is automatically initiated once
the appropriate film format for scanning
has been detected.
◆ USB interface allows easy connection and
fast data transmission to your computer.
Supplied and Optional Accessories
Coolscan IV ED with MA-20S Slide Mount
Adapter, SA-21 35mm Strip Film Adapter, FH-3
35mm Strip Film Holder, USB cable, Nikon
Scan 3, Altamira Genuine Fractals (full version), Canto Cumulus 5.0 (Demo version,
Photoshop LE (NILS40) ..................................Call
APS Film Adapter (NIIA20S) ..............194.95
FH-3 Strip Holder
35mm Film Replacement (NIFH3) .........18.95
MA-20S 35mm Slide
Mt. Adapter Replacement (NIMA20S) ..18.95
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profiles like ColorSync and ICM, Nikon’s
Color Management System sets up a
system that not only provides vivid,
extremely accurate color, but ensures
color matching (the same color is
scanned and printed as it appears on the
monitor). It also allows you to scan and
deliver the image directly into Photoshop
in any of ten color spaces including
CMYK, sRGB, Lch and RGB.
Via Nikon Scan 3 software, the Coolscan IV ED offers
“out of the box” plug and play simplicity making it as
easy to set-up, as it is to use. Acting as an interface
between the scanner and the computer, Nikon Scan 3
makes it possible to preview the image to be
scanned, adjust scanner settings, and scan the image.
SCANNERS
◆ Scanning is accelerated by the incorpora-
Nikon Scan 3 Scanning Software
NIKON
SUPER COOLSCAN 8000ED
4000 dpi Multi-Format Film Scanner
A revolutionary multi-film format scanner, the Super Coolscan 8000 ED
SCANNERS
offers the highest dynamic range and resolution of any desktop film scanner
available today. It scans a variety of film formats, including 35mm,
120/220, 16mm, electron microscope and prepared microscope slides, at
true 4,000 dpi optical resolution with image quality equal to drum scanners.
Designed for graphic, pre-press and photography professionals the Super
Coolscan 8000 ED produces large volume, high-speed scans in a fraction of
the time of other scanners, allowing you to control your images from start to
finish with the speed and flexibility never before realized in a desktop scanner. The Super Coolscan 8000 ED features 4000 dpi resolution and an optical density of 0 to 4.2 as well as Nikon's unmatched precision ED glass and LED technology. The scanner also comes bundled with Nikon Scan 3 and Applied Science Fiction's Digital ICE3 suite of sophisticated digital enhancement tools. Using
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Digital ICE3 you can digitally restore images that have been unusable because of fading, under or overexposure or scratches
on positive and negative film, as well as improve upon an image's overall appearance for optimal scans of originals.
FEATURES
◆ The Super Coolscan 8000 ED offers the
flexibility of thumbnail and batch scanning of 35mm/35mm panorama and medium format (120/220) negatives and slides
up to 6x9 cm, and 16mm film.
◆ The Super Coolscan 8000ED is a full-
range 4000 dpi optical resolution film
scanner that can scan 35mm, medium-format (120/220) and other types of film.
The image data is sent through a 14-bit
A/D converter for incredibly realistic
color representation.
◆ For added versatility, the scanner has the
optional capability to scan electron
microscope and microscope slides. You
may also select multi-sample scanning at
two, four, eight or 16x. Images can be
scanned through several options, offering
greater productivity and time savings:
Versatile Film Holders to Scan a Variety of Formats
1. 35mm Mounted Film Holder
FH-835M Mount size
Width: 49~50.8mm (1.9~2.0 in.)
Thickness: 1.0~3.2mm (0.04~0.13 in.)
2. 35mm Strip Film Holder
FH-835S Strip type
• 35mm strip film with 1 to 12 frames,
up to 2 strips
3. 120/220 Strip Film Holder
FH-869S Strip type
• 6 x 4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 frames
• 6 x 6 strip film with 1 to 3 frames
• 6 x 7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 frames
• 59 x 82mm electron microscope film
4. 120/220 Mounted Film Holder
FH-869M (optional) Film type
• 6 x 4.5/6 film with 1 frame
• 6 x 7/8/9 film with 1 frame
6. 120/220 Film Rotated Holder w/Glass
FH-869GR (optional) Strip type
• 6 x 4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 frames
• 6 x 6 strip film with 1 to 3 frames
• 6 x 7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 frames
• 59 x 82mm electron microscope film
• 24 x 58mm panoramic film
• 24 x 65mm panoramic film
7. 16mm Film Holder
FH-816 (optional) Film type
• 16mm film up to 3 strips
8. Medical Slide Holder
FH-8G1 (optional) Slide glass type
• 26 x 76mm preparates (slide glass) up
to 3 frames
3
8
7
• 35mm strip film: 1 to 12 frames (2 strips)
• 35mm mount film: 1 to 5 frames
• 120/220 strip film (6x4.5 size): 1 to 4
frames
• 120/220 mount film: 1 to 2 frames
• 16mm film: 1 to 60 frames (3 strips)
5. 120/220 Strip Film Holder with Glass
FH-869G (optional) Strip type
• 6 x 4.5 strip film with 1 to 4 frames
• 6 x 6 strip film with 1 to 3 frames
• 6 x 7/8/9 strip film with 1 to 2 frames
• 59 x 82mm electron microscope film
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PA C I F I C I M A G E
PRIMEFILM 1800U/1800I
1800 dpi 35mm Film Scanners
The PrimeFilm 1800u and 1800i (same but in translucent blue) are the
most affordable film scanners on the market. With 1800 dpi optical
35mm slides and film strips. For unparalleled quality, they offer true
36-bit scanning, meaning they are capable of distinguishing 68.7-billion
distinctive colors! And on every single scan, the PrimeFilm 1800u/1800i
capture up to 4.2-megapixels which provides an impressive improvement
in both shadow and highlight details. Even a top-notch digital camera
four times more expensive can’t reach same quality.
SCANNERS
resolution, they offer you the most economical way to digitize your
◆ For super efficient scanning, the PrimeFilm 1800u/1800i take
◆ The scanners are easy-to-use. Simply insert your filmstrip or
only 35 seconds to give you a true 1800 dpi resolution scan.
They speed up overall project completion time and enhance
your work flow efficiency.
◆ For added convenience, the scanners utilize a USB port to eas-
ily transfer images to your hard disk.
PRIMEFILM 1800 SILVER
1800 dpi 35mm Film Scanner
An affordable film scanner designed for amateur photographers,
home page designers, PC enthusiasts and graphics designers, the
PrimeFilm 1800 Silver has a unique combination of high resolution,
natural color reproduction and high scanning speed. The PrimeFilm
1800 Silver accepts color slides (mounted and un-mounted), negative
(strip films), and B&W in 35mm format and converts them into digital
files. Featuring 1800dpi and 36-bit scanning capability, PrimeFilm
1800 Silver provides an improved color tone algorithm to preserve
every photographic detail with incredible accuracy.
◆ Bundled with award-winning LaserSoft SilverFast SE and Photoshop
LE, the PrimeFilm 1800 Silver enables users of any level to get brilliant
results quickly. SilverFast SE combines a very intuitive user interface
with professional capabilities; both novice and advanced users will
appreciate the unique intuitive control and the smart automatic
functions as well as the capability to manually adjust the image at any
point. Real-time controls and “predictable color” enable a new inspiring
way of working with color. The professional user can adjust any
operation via numerical input and can precisely monitor the result
using a densitometer.
◆ SilverFast SE will make sure you get the best scan quality,
the first time and everytime. Featuring powerful functions
in an easy-to-use interface, it provides the most intuitive
and time saving method of enhancing your images even
before you hit the scan button.
◆ With SilverFast SE you can make a variety of prescan
adjustments to the hue/saturation, contrast, sharpness,
etc. of your images and view the changes in realtime, onscreen. Save your settings for future use or load previously
saved ones.
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mounted slide into the film frame, you see what is being scanned
from the proprietary lighting viewing window. With many diverse
levels of custom controls, Pacific Image’s easy to use CyberView
driver will be widely appreciated by both novices and experienced
users. Even better, the one-touch scan button reduces all scanning
steps into merely one touch of a button.
PA C I F I C I M A G E
PRIMEFILM 1800 AFL
SCANNERS
1800 dpi Auto Loading 35mm Film Scanner
Affordable high-quality 35mm film and slide scanning has never been so accessible.
Featuring 1800 dpi, autofocus, batch scanning and automatic film loading capabilities, the
PrimeFilm 1800AFL will save you time and frustration. You can even scan a whole roll of film
unattended! True optical 1800 dpi and 3.2 dynamic range produce sharp, high-quality scans
with amazingly natural and accurate color reproduction with enough resolution to enlarge
images up to 8 x 10˝ and still look great when printed! Easy to use from installation to operation, the PrimeFilm 1800AFL has a hassle-free USB interface that provides fast data transfer and convenient connection. Use the bundled Photoshop Elements’ powerful image
editing capabilities to restore your slides to their original beauty.
◆ Scans a 35mm slide at 1800 dpi in only 23
seconds.
◆ True 42-bit scanning, means it is capable of
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distinguishing trillions of distinctive colors!
◆ Easily scan 35mm mounted slides. An attractive
sliding door protects the inner mechanism from dust
so you get clean and sharp images every scan. Spare
slide scans are included if you want to scan an
individual frame of film.
NEW! PRIMEFILM 1800 LAB
Until now, many mini-labs were unable to absorb the high cost of professional-level film scanners. The PrimeFilm
1800LAB is the first value-priced film scanner designed to give mini-labs the ability to add affordable film digitizing to
their services. The PF1800LAB includes features found in film scanners costing thousands of dollars. The IEEE1394
interface permits rapid scanning of a 36-exposure roll of 35mm film within 3 minutes at 300 dpi. Auto film loading,
auto focusing and batch scanning functions save valuable time in the busy mini-lab, while ensuring quality image
scans. The PF1800LAB comes bundled with Photo Indexing software, adding the ability to print out a photo index contact sheet from a 36-exposure roll of 35mm film. With a 3.0 dynamic range, 30-bit color and 1800 dpi resolution, the
PrimeFilm 1800LAB produces a high quality scanned image of up to 8˝ x 10˝.
PRIMEFILM 2700
2700 dpi 35mm Film Scanner
Designed for use at home, at school or in the office, the PrimeFilm 2700 lets
you easily and quickly digitize and save your precious memories at 2700 dpi.
It recognizes over 68 billion distinctive colors and captures up to 9.6 million
pixels per image, giving you impressive shadowing, highlights and other
details.
◆ If you want, this high quality resolution means you can enlarge
images to approximately 7.8 x 5.1˝ and still maintain dpi resolution
sufficient for color separation and offset printing.
◆ To scan, simply insert your film strip or mounted slide into the
viewing window and press one button. It’s that easy! You can scan
true 2700 dpi resolution images in just 45 seconds. Save time and
finish your projects faster!
EQUIPMENT LEASING AVAILABLE
◆ Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements for photo editing and
Digital ICE enhancement tools. Using the software suite, you can
digitally restore images that have been unusable because of fading,
under or overexposure or scratches on positive and negative film,
as well as improve upon an image's overall appearance for optimal
scans of originals.
PA C I F I C I M A G E
PF3600 PRO • PF3650 PRO3
3600 dpi Auto Loading 35mm Film Scanners
buildup so you get clean and sharp images every scan. Spare slide
scans are included in if you want to scan individual frame of film.
◆ Gives you the speed and convenience of both IEEE1394 and USB
interfaces for blazing fast scan speeds and easy installation.
◆ Scans a 35mm slide at 3600 dpi in 50 seconds.
◆ In addition to it’s Digital ICE, the PF650 PRO3 includes CyberView X
scan software, a powerful tool for optimizing scanning and color
reproduction. Adjustable parameters include tone-curve histogram,
brightness/contrast/color balance, hue/saturation/brightness,
exposure control and much more.
POWERSLIDE 3600
3600 dpi Automated 35mm Slide Scanner
The PowerSlide 3600 is a one-of-a-kind scanner that batch scans mounted
slides automatically, creating high-quality digital files that can be stored
to hard disk, zip drive, CD-R, CD-RW or any other storage media. The
PowerSlide turns all your slides into a digital format, allowing your
slide shows to be viewed on your living room TV, LCD projector, computer monitor, e-mail or web site. Heavy and bulky slide projectors are
no longer needed. The supplied slide tray allows you to scan up to 50
2˝ x 2˝ slides per batch run. It operates at 3600 dpi optical resolution,
which produces a digital image of approximately 28-megapixels. Also includes a view
window built into the scanner allowing you to see what is being scanned.
◆ World’s first slide scanner specifically
designed to batch scan 35mm mounted
slides (scanning area is 37.5mm x 37.5mm
with a 50mm x 50mm mount). By using a
slide magazine or carousel, the PowerSlide
3600 is capable of scanning up to 50-100
mounted slides at a time.
◆ With 3600 dpi, 48-bit color conversion and
a 4.2 Dmax dynamic range, delivers reproductions that are amazingly faithful to the
original image.
◆ Triple interface for versatility and fast per-
formance. Offers two USB (1.1 and 2.0) and
IEEE1394 (Firewire) ports.
◆ The PowerSlide 3600 includes the world
class image editing tool - Photoshop
Elements, which allows you to produce
high-quality images for print or internet
purposes, and helps you managing image
files with ease.
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◆ An attractive sliding door protects the inner mechanism from dust
SCANNERS
The most versatile solution for graphic designers and professional photographers, the PF
3600 PRO and PF3650 PRO3 scan 35mm roll films, filmstrips and mounted slides. No holders
or templates are required. True optical 3,600 dpi and 3.6 dynamic range produces sharp,
high-quality scans with accurate color reproduction. In addition, they are equipped with dual
interface for convenience and speed. They feature fast data transfer and convenient
connection via either USB or IEEE1394 interface ports.
And installation and operation have never been so easy. Batch scanning and automatic film loading capabilities will save you time and frustration. You can even scan
a whole roll of 35mm film unattended! Auto-focus makes it even easier to get the
best possible images from your film by automatically optimizing each scan.
Identical hardware-wise, the PF3600 PRO and PF3650 PRO3 differ only in their bundled
software. The PF3600 PRO includes Adobe Photoshop Elements, the PF3650 PRO3 comes
with CyberView X scanning software and Digital ICE with three sophisticated digital enhancement tools for color correction and image quality improvements.
HP
SCANJET 3670/3970
SCANNERS
1200- and 2400 dpi 48-bit Flatbed Scanners
Creative projects are easy using the HP Scanjet 3670 and 3970 color scanners.
Get brilliant results— 1200 and 2400 dpi and true 48-bit color. Plus, you
won’t have to wait for outstanding results—preview scans in as little as
13 seconds. Make the most of your paper by effortlessly arranging a single photo into different sizes (4 x 6˝ and wallet sizes) on a single sheet
of paper. Get professional results using “scan”, “copy” and “HP Instant
Share buttons. USB connectivity is built-in so you can easily connect to your PC or
Mac. Plus you can capture scans from negatives and slides using their built-in transparency adapter. Both are bundled with easy-to-use HP photo and imaging software as well as HP’s Memories Disc Creator.
◆ 1200-dpi (3670) and 2400-dpi (3970) sensor
for scanning and enlarging high-resolution
photos plus a 300-dpi sensor to achieve
fast, high-quality scans of lower resolution
photos or documents.
hard disk space using the scan-to-CD
feature and your CD-RW drive
◆ Projects are easy using convenient but-
tons—”scan,” “e-mail” and“copy,” for
quick one-touch scanning
◆ Effortlessly arrange a photo in different
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◆ Archive images on a CD and preserve
sizes (4x6-inch or wallet) on a single sheet
◆ Convert typed documents into electronic
◆ Connecting them to a Mac or PC is easy
◆ Lighted transparency adapter is built into
their lid, allowing you to scan 35mm
negatives and slides.
◆ Post images directly to photo-sharing sites
with share-to-Web feature
◆ Ideal for school projects, photo reprints,
greeting cards and other creative projects.
files you can edit with included optical
character recognition (OCR) software
with their USB 2.0 interface
SCANJET 4600/4670
‘See-Thru’ 2400 dpi 48-bit Flatbed Scanners
HP scanning technology meets breakthrough design in the Scanjet 4600 and 4670.
These ultra-thin scanners feature a see-thru window of polycarbonate that resists breakage, so you can see what you are scanning. Get photo-quality results at 2400-dpi optical
resolution and 48-bit color. Scan any size item including photos, documents, books and
more—larger items can be scanned in sections by positioning the scanner to scan what
you see, and then reassembling using the included software. Scanning is fast, easy and quiet
and you can preview your scans in as little as six seconds. The Scanjet 4670 includes a transparency media adapter to scan negatives and slides, while it is optional for the Scanjet 4600.
◆ 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color
◆ Scan what you want—see-thru window
plus breakthrough thin size
◆ Scan photos, documents —even hard-to-
scan items by simply positioning scanner
over over what you see
◆ HP Instant Share enables you to easily
scan, copy, print and email memories to
family and friends
◆ Bundled HP photo & imaging software is
so easy to learn and use, and it works with
the latest latest HP imaging products
◆ Capture scans from negatives and slides
◆ Create personalized digital slide shows on
with the optional transparency media
adapter (included with the 4670)
CD with HP memories disc creator software (requires CD-writer)
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◆ Tough, polycarbonate window resists
breakage and scratching
◆ See what you scan and easily scan at the
touch of a button; preview scans in a little
as as six seconds
◆ Make copies quickly at the touch of a but-
ton plus use auto-crop to crop photos and
morem
HP
SCANJET 5530
2400 dpi 48-bit Photosmart Scanner
The Scanjet 5530 Photosmart scanner is the best way to quickly and easily convert stacks of
traditional standard-size photos into digital files for printing, e-mailing, and storing.
One-touch buttons initiate many photo-sharing features such as printing, sending HP
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Instant Share e-mails, or creating personalized digital photo slide shows on CD
using HP's Memories Disc Creator software. Included transparent material
adapter delivers scans of 35 mm slides and negatives. Restore faded photos
to be more true to the original using included software. All this, plus the
scanning features you've come to rely on from HP. The Scanjet 5530
delivers true-to-life scans at 2400 x 4800 dpi hardware resolution and 48-bit
color. Fast, easy operation completes many tasks without using a computer. Includes
HP Photo & Imaging software—a suite of easy-to-use photo-sharing and printing services.
◆ 2400-dpi optical resolution, true 48-bit
◆ Automatic photo feeder lets you scan up
to 24 photos in less than 5 minutes
◆ Quick and easy—no lamp warm-up, ready t
scan at the touch of a button
◆ Capture scans from 35mm negatives and
◆ Scan, copy, and print at the touch of a but-
slides using the supplied transparency
adapter
ton. Share digital photos via e-mail using
HP Instant Share.
◆ Restore faded photos automatically! Auto-
correction restores colors and shades to
make the digital copies of old photos more
true to the original.
◆ Build personalized digital photo slide
shows on CD with Memories Disc Creator.
◆ Included HP Photo & Imaging software
assures compatibility with HP digital photography products--icons and menus are
easy to learn and use. Scan photos, then
store, edit, and share. Great for easy creative projects such as album pages.
SCANJET 8200/8250
4800 dpi 48-bit Legal-Size Scanners
Get professional-quality results with the Scanjet 8200 series — at
4800-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. And you can scan legalsize documents on the larger scanning surface. Perfect for business - it scans
fast - preview scans in about 4 seconds! You can also capture scans from multiple 35mm
negatives and slides using the integrated transparecy adapter in the scanner lid. Quickly and easily connect to your computer using Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. Identical scanners except the 8250 includes an automatic document feeder (optional on
the Scanjet 8200).
◆ 4800-dpi optical resolution, true 48-bit
color and 4-second preview scans. Scans a
4 x 6˝ photo into Word in less than 30 seconds. OCR a page of text in 45 seconds.
◆ Large scanning surface enables you to
scan up to legal-size documents
◆ Capture scans from multiple 35mm nega-
tives and slides using the transparency
materials adapter built into the scanner lid
◆ 6 one-touch buttons launch tasks such as
save, e-mail and copy scans without using
your keyboard
◆ Connects to your computer quickly and
easily using Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface
◆ Unattended multi-page scanning, up to 25
pages per minute plus two-sided scanning
with optional automatic document feeder
(included with the Scanjet 8250).
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color and 4-second preview scans. Scans a
4 x 6˝ photo into Microsoft Word in less
than 40 seconds. OCR a page of text into
Word in under a minute.
CANON
LiDE 20/ LiDE 30/ LiDE 50
Canon’s award-winning LiDE series of color flatbed scanners are a great
addition to your home or workplace. Their intelligent, state-of-the-art
features save you time, their unbelievable price can save you money,
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their sleek styling looks great on any desktop, and the results you'll
achieve are simply spectacular.
Remarkably compact (just over an inch high) they are also very easy
to set up and use. Connect with just a single USB cable to any compatible
Mac or PC—no power cord or bulky transformers are necessary. Then
scan, copy or e-mail your images in one step using the three convenient
external buttons. For added convenience "one-pass multi-scan" mode
allows you to scan multiple photos with just one pass of the scan sensor, creating separate image files for each photograph while
automatically adjusting the color and contrast. It will even adjust any slightly misaligned photos. Scanning multiple pages into
one PDF file is just as easy. Last, they have a stand that allows you to stand them up to make room on your desk, and still use it to
scan at anytime. The LiDE 20 features remarkable 48-bit and 600 x 1200 dpi resolution that gives you 281-trillion possible colors
for richer, more robust scans. The LiDE 30 steps up with 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution, and the LiDE 50 steps up with high-speed
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USB 2.0 interface and a fourth ‘one-touch’ button (file to PDF.) Last, the scanners incorporate QARE 2.0 (Quality Automatic
Retouching and Enhancement) technology to automatically remove much of the minute dust and scratches on photos, and
Canon's advanced Z-Lid Expansion Top allowing you to scan bulky items, such as books and magazines.
Z-Lid Expansion Top Technology
A major advancement in scanning convenience and usability,
Canon’s unique Z-Lid Expansion Top is a built-in solution for
flatbed scanners that will change the way you scan large or bulky
items.
Most scanner covers feature standard hinges that lift only at an
angle. When scanning anything that isn't completely flat, the
cover often becomes uneven and awkward. To address this
problem, some scanners feature stationary posts instead of
hinges. While the posts enable you to manually adjust height, the
process is often clumsy and can result in the posts completely
detaching from their postholes.
Light Source
Standard Interface
Scanner Element
Color Depth
Optical Resolution
Max. Resolution
In contrast, the Z-Lid Expansion Top automatically adjusts for
bulky items. The scanner’s cover features a spring-loaded,
z-shaped hinge. When the cover closes on top of a bulky item,
such as a magazine or book, the hinge automatically lifts up to
1-inch high to create the space needed for the item while still
keeping the cover flat.
The Z-Lid Expansion Top takes scanning to the next level. Not
only does it make scanning easier and more convenient, but it
improves scanning accuracy and focus by keeping the item flatter
on the scanning surface. The spring-loaded mechanism helps
keep the item in place and enhances operational stability.
LiDE 20
LiDE 30
LiDE 50
Three-color RGB LEDs
Three-color RGB LEDs
Three-color RGB LEDs
USB
USB
USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
48-bit internal
48-bit internal
48-bit internal
24-bit external
24-bit external
48-bit external
600 x 1200 dpi
1200 x 2400 dpi
1200 x 2400 dpi
9600 x 9600 dpi
9600 x 9600 dpi
9600 x 9600 dpi
Max. Document Size
8.5 x 11.7˝
8.5 x 11.7˝
8.5 x 11.7˝
Dimensions (WxHxD)
10.1 x 15.1 x1.4˝
10.1 x 15.1 x 1.4˝
10.1 x 15.1 x 1.3˝
3.3 lbs.
3.3 lbs.
3.3 lbs.
Weight
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CANON
CS-5000F/CS-8000F/CS-9900F
CanoScan
CS-8000F
2400- and 3200-dpi Flatbed Scanners
with Integrated 35mm Film Adapter
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The CanoScan “CS” series of color flatbed scanners—the CS-5000F, CS-8000F and
CS-9900F—make film and photo scanning easy with their built-in 35mm adapter
(up to 4x5˝ on the CS-9900F) for negatives and slides. In fact, with their film
adapter you can batch scan three 35mm negative frames at a time (5000F), 12 at
a time (8000F) or 24 at a time (9900F). The CanoScan CS-5000F has a 6.5-second
preview, while the CS-8000F offers a lightning fast 4.7-second preview and the CS9900 an incredible 3-second preview. They also all feature automatic removal of
dust and scratches via Canon’s FARE technology (Film Automatic Retouching and
Enhancement) which uses infrared light source to detect dust and scratches on the film plane.
FEATURES
◆ Four external buttons make it easy for you to scan, copy, e-mail or
file to PDF your choice of photos, documents, negatives or slides.
For added ease, you can even store complete photo libraries
directly to CDs (Windows systems only). The CS-9900F also has a
Multi-Scan mode that lets you scan multiple images in one pass
while even adjusting slightly misaligned images.
◆ The CS-9900F (only) lets you scan transparencies or negatives in a
wide range of sizes: 35mm, medium-format and 4x5˝. To quickly
and easily add negatives or slides to any project, a built-in 35mm
film adapter scan up to 24 negative frames at a time. In addition,
the CS-9900F is equipped with high-speed USB 2.0 interface as well
as a IEEE1394 interface for incredibly fast scanning.
Light Source
Standard Interface
◆ In addition to their high-resolution scanning capability, Canon has
equipped them with another imaging technology to improve their
scanned image quality -- FARE (Film Automatic Retouching and
Enhancement) technology. This technology feature offers you the
ability to automatically conduct professional retouching right on
their desktop - removing scratches, dust and other imperfections
that appear on the original image helping to create a more pristine scan. By using an infrared light source in the film adapter in
addition to the white light source, FARE interpolates the data to
fill in the blemishes found on the original image.
◆ They are bundled with an assortment of software for instant productivity. They include Photoshop Elements, ArcSoft PhotoStudio
and PhotoBase to enhance, edit, and organize you images. In addition, OmniPage OCR turns paper into PC documents without
retyping, and the CanoScan Toolbox turns your scanner into a
multi-function workstation that quickly scans images and sends
them to your fax, e-mail or printer for a quick copy.
CS-5000F
CS-8000F
CS-9900F
Cold Cathode Lamp
Cold Cathode Lamp
Cold Cathode Lamp
USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
USB 2.0 / FireWire
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Color Depth
48-bit internal
48-bit external
48-bit internal
48-bit external
48-bit internal
48-bit external
Optical Resolution
2400x4800 dpi
2400 x 4800 dpi
3200 x 6400 dpi
Max. Resolution
9600 x 9600 dpi
9600 x 9600 dpi
9600 x 9600 dpi
8.5 x 11.7˝
8.5 x 11.7˝
8.5 x 11.7˝
35mm
35mm
4 x 5˝
19.7 x 4.2 x 11.2˝
19.6 x 4.1 x 11.2˝
19.7 x 4.9˝ x 11.42˝
TBD
TBD
TBD
Scanner Element
Max. Document Size
Max Film Size
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight:
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◆ The CS-5000F and CS-8000F offer 2400 x 1200 dpi and 48-bit color
scanning, creating a color gamut of over 281 trillion possible colors - the most colors for any scanner. The top-of-the line CS-9900F
offers 3200 x 6400 dpi for ultra high-resolution color scans,
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SCANMAKER 4900
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SCANNERS
4800-dpi Flatbed Scanners with 35mm Adapter
With superb 4800 x 2400 dpi, the ScanMaker 4900 is a complete digital
imaging solution for your home. It’s sleek EDGE design gives you bigger and better performance in a smaller scanner. Seven ‘Smart Touch’
buttons allow you to scan, color copy and e-mail with one simple
touch. You can even save time by scanning up to 4 photos at a time. Use
the included 35mm transparency adapter to convert old 35mm slides and film into
photos so you can share your memories with family and friends. The ScanMaker 4900 also offers Microtek’s unique MTMA
(Magnetic Transparency Media Adapter) as an optional accessory.
◆ True single-pass 4800 dpi optical resolution gives you the detail you need for
accurate duplicates of your photos and
documents, or to scan small images and
enlarge them.
◆ True 48-bit color lets you capture trillions
of colors in one pass for true-to-life color
matching. Delivers the subtle detail in
highlights and shadows and the most
accurate photo reproduction.
◆ Space saving EDGE design packs quality
scanning into a more efficient form factor.
Button layout offers an improved look and
functionality. Modern metal finish, allows
them to fit in with any office décor.
◆ Seven ‘Smart Touch’ buttons (Scan, Copy,
PDF/OCR, E-mail and Scan-to-Web) make
scanning simple, easy and fun. Scan
straight to the web; attach photos to your
e-mails in seconds; turn your color printer
into a color copier; convert paper documents into MS Word, Excel or PDF files.
◆ The other two buttons are Setup/Cancel
which lets you set preferences before you
scan, or cancel scans while running; and
Custom which lets you set preferences for
power saving, scan, fax and launch applications after scanning.
◆ USB port for easy setup and hot swappable “always ready to scan” convenience.
◆ Supplied 35mm slide & filmstrip adapter
lets you convert those old 35mm slides
and film into photos so you can share
your memories with family and friends.
Powerful Software Bundle includes:
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE (Mac)
PhotoDeluxe (PC)
ULead Photo Explorer
Microtek Scan Wizard 5
Kodak Ddigital Science Color Management
ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR – converts
documents with multiple columns, charts and
color graphics with incredible accuracy
SCANMAKER 5950
4800-dpi Flatbed Scanner Document Feeder
Stepping up from the ScanMaker 5800, the ScanMaker 5950 has a quick and
reliable automatic document feeder that offer 5 ppm black-and-white scanning
speed and 50-page capacity for unattended scanning. And large soft rubber
rollers, short paper path and stabilizer bar for worry-free scanning. The
ScanMaker 5950 also features seven ‘Smart Touch buttons, includes the exclusive
LAN Wizard scanning utility (PC only) for networking capabilities and is equipped with a
USB 2.0 interface for exceptional speed. The ScanMaker 5950 comes bundled with Adobe PhotoDeluxe.
◆ 5 ppm black-and-white scanning speed. 50-page capacity for
unattended scanning. Large soft rubber rollers, short paper path
and stabilizer bar for worry-free scanning.
◆ Scan documents up to 8.5 x 14˝ using the automatic document
feeder. Tax forms, insurance forms, contracts and many other documents are legal-sized. Scan them as a single file for easy, uncluttered file management.
◆ Lets you OCR documents with embedded full-color images and
complex formatting. Edit text from books and documents in
Microsoft Word, Excel, and HTML. 99% OCR accuracy.
◆ Convert any paper document with included software. PDF is a
widely used file format that preserves all fonts, formatting, graphics and color. Convenient and accurate. Compact and easily shared,
viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as intended in the original.
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SCANMAKER 6800
4800-dpi Scanner with TMA and integrated Digital ICE
—World’s First One-Step Photo Restoration Scanner
TWAIN compliant-scanning software, ScanWizard 5 launches at the press of a ScanMaker’s “GO” button. It features a simple and
straightforward control panel for scanner users of every skill level. Designed specifically for Microtek scanners, ScanWizard 5 applies
advanced artificial intelligence techniques to automatically determine the size of a photo or document, adjust color, brightness and
contrast for optimum results.
ScanWizard 5 is a powerful, versatile scan management tool that turns your high-resolution scanner into a multi-function powerhouse.
With a friendly, easy-to-use interface and built-in access to scan, OCR, fax and copy, ScanWizard 5 helps you process all scanned
images at the click of a button. Whether looking to fax an image or text, convert scanned documents into digital text via OCR, or
simply make copies using a desktop printer - ScanWizard 5 will save both time and effort. Last, it gives you the versatility to choose
between Standard controls for automated scanning and Advanced controls for custom setting.
SCANMAKER 6000
6400 dpi Scanner
The ScanMaker 6000 combines power and versatility in a
value-packed scanning solution. Its high 6400 x 3200-dpi resolution lets you create poster-sized files of your photos with
remarkable sharpness and detail. To this, add a host of outstanding features that include a Hi-Speed USB interface, 8
easy-to-use buttons, and the super-slim EDGE design. Abundant
imaging and document-scanning options add to the scanner’s universal
appeal and utility, making the ScanMaker 6000 the ideal workhorse for the home or
office user needing high-resolution, high-quality imaging.
◆ Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
◆ 8 buttons to automate tasks
◆ Includes LightLid 35 film adapter
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ScanWizard 5 Microtek Scanning Software included with the
ScanMaker 4900/5800/5950/6000 and6800
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The ScanMaker 6800 has all the same features as the ScanMaker 6700 with two
major differences—it is equipped with USB 2.0 interface and integrates Digital
ICE technology—making it the world’s first flatbed scanner designed to
restore photos as it scans.
Microtek has built ASF’s Digital
ICE technology into the hardware
and software of the ScanMaker 6800
allowing it to automatically map, identify and
eliminate surface defects on your photos. In just one
step, the ScanMaker 6800 corrects most scratches and cracks commonly found
on photo print surfaces, while also removing dust and lint. (P.S. The ScanMaker
6800 doesn’t include LAN Wizard network scanning software).
Before and after Digital ICE
MICROTEK
SCANMAKER 8700/SCANMAKER 8700 PRO DESIGN
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2400-dpi Dual Media Firewire Scanners
A Firewire (IEEE1394) enabled scanner, the ScanMaker 8700 deliver fast
2400 x 1200 dpi scans with 42-bit color. Scan a 4 x 6" at 300 dpi in 5 seconds. Patented, dual-media design supports scanning film transparencies
up to 8 x 10˝—via an internal sliding drawer that offers glassless scanning—as well as standard reflective items up to 8.5 x 14˝. It allows you to
scan documents directly into Microsoft Word for easy text editing or to create PDF files for sharing in just one step. It includes a host of software
including Microtek’s ScanWizard 5, Photoshop Elements, Genuine Fractals 2.5 and a set of film holder for batch
scanning film. The ScanMaker 8700 Pro Design is the same scanner but comes with top-of-the-line software for
imaging professionals. Includes award-winning ScanWizard Pro 6 TX, Genuine Fractals Print Pro, LaserSoft’s
SilverFast Ai 5.5 and two Kodak Q-60 calibration targets.
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FEATURES
◆ True single pass 1200 dpi resolution cap-
◆ Equipped with Firewire (IEEE1394) inter-
tures images with 1.44 million pixels per
square inch to ensure razor sharp detail.
42-bit input and output
face for ultra high speed transfer rates,
and USB for hot swappable convenience.
PC versions include a PCI Firewire card.
◆ 42-bits of crisp detailed color information
allows you to get the most out of your
scans. Captures trillions of colors for the
most accurate highlights and shadows.
◆ Legal-size scanning lets you scan over-
sized materials up to 8.5 x 14", such as
mortgages, oversized publications, artwork, and newspaper articles.
◆ Zero Reflection technology eliminates
reflection artifacts and dramatically
improves scanned images by absorbing
external ambient light for more accurate
color. Flex-Scan lid accommodates books
and other objects for 3D scanning.
◆ Scan directly to PDFs to archive important
documents or post them on the web. Take
advantage of the latest advancements in
graphics & prepress workflow.
◆ Easy, intelligent and powerful OCR con-
verts documents with multiple columns,
charts and color graphics with incredible
accuracy. Open documents directly into
Word, Excel and even Adobe Acrobat.
Never retype information again.
◆ Supplied SnapTrans templates (film hold-
ers) allows you to batch scan up to 16
35mm slides or 24 negatives, as well as
medium-format 120mm film.
Dual Media Design with E.D.I.T. (Emulsion Direct Imaging Technology)
A TMA (Transparent Media Adapter) while adequate for general imaging, is not sufficient
for professional applications that require accurate color tones, full dynamic range and
sharp detail in scanning. This is because there is a loss of illumination when light passes
through the glass, while the glass itself causes refraction and multi-reflection. The combination of these two factors leads to the formation of Newton Rings. Also when using a
TMA, film placed on the scanner bed cannot be kept perfectly flat, resulting in curvature.
Microtek’s E.D.I.T. like in drum scanning enables the scanner CCD lens to read directly
from the emulsion side of the film, with no glass coming between the lens and the
scanned target. E.D.I.T. technology consists of two light sources (one for reflective material and one dedicated to transparent media), switching flip mirrors and removable film
holders. By using the various film holders or the glass tray, transparent media of different
sizes can be positioned— laid flat, stretched out, inserted into the drawer, and then
scanned in their full dynamic range, and without any Newton Rings.
EQUIPMENT LEASING AVAILABLE
ScanMaker 8700
• Adobe Photoshop Elements• Kodak Digital Science Color Management
(works invisibly to give consistent color
from your monitor to your printer.·
• Genuine Fractals 2.5
• Microtek ScanWizard 5 with integrated
ABBY FineReader OCR & PDF functions
• ULead Photo Explorer
ScanMaker 8700 Pro Design
• Adobe Photoshop Elements
• Kodak Digital Science Color Management
• ABBY FineReader Sprint OCR
• Genuine Fractals Print Pro (with CMYK
and CIE LAB color support)
• LaserSoft SilverFast Ai 5.5
• Microtek ScanWizard Pro 6 TX - hundreds
of ICC & ColorSync compatible profiles.
CMYK profiles conforming to many
industrial printing standards. Microtek
ICC Profiler for precise profile generation. Intuitive color adjustment in LCH
color space. Performs automatic image
corrections. Selective and global color
correction in LCH and CMYK modes.
Unsharp mask filter sharpens lightness
channel only; effect simulated on preview. ICC profiles imbedded in output
images; soft proof of RGB, CMYK images.
Import/export Photoshop curve settings.
MICROTEK
SCANMAKER 9700XL/9800XL
Large Format 2400 and 3200-dpi
Flatbed Scanners
The ScanMaker 9700XL and 9800XL offer affordable tabloid-size scanning
images into their computer. Scan originals up to 12 x 17˝ with 2400 x
1200 (9700XL) and 3200 x 1600 dpi (9800XL) optical resolution and 48bit color for consistently accurate images with the sharpness required for
print and pre-press projects. And if productivity is an issue and jobs need
to get out the door, they can batch scan up to ten 3.5 x 5˝ prints at the
same time. With the optional TMA (transparent media adapter) you can scan positive or negative film as well.
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for designers, architects, engineers, or anyone who needs to get large
The ScanMaker 9700XL is equipped with a USB and SCSI-2 interface, while the 9800XL adds a IEEE1394 (Firewire) interface
Both scanners come bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microtek’s ScanWizard Pro and LANShare Network Utility.
FEATURES
oversized materials such as newspapers,
tabloid magazines or multiple photos for
greater efficiency in a production environment. You can also set up batch scans.
◆ 21,360 element CCD (9800XL) provides an
optical resolution of 3200 x 1600 dpi allowing for enlargement of scanned images
with a maximum resolution of 12800 dpi
(interpolated). The 9700XL has an optical
resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi for a maximum of 9600 dpi (interpolated)
◆ Full 48-bit color for richer and smoother
tonal values. Delivers more image detail in
shadow and highlight areas for a more
true-to-life representation of your original
◆ Batch Scan support lets you increase pro-
ductivity by laying out several photos on
the bed, customize image settings for
each, and hit “Scan” to bring them all in.
◆ 3.7Dmax with multiple data sampling.
Multiple sampling is a user-defined option
that reduces image noise by sampling each
line of image data multiple times resulting
in purer image output.
◆ Zero Reflection Design Technology dramat-
ically improves digital image by eliminating artifacts created by light reflection.
◆ Microtek Scanner ICC Profiler along with
the included Kodak targets helps you
maintain consistent color quality in any
work environment.
ScanWizard Pro
◆ Direct CMYK, high-bit RGB, 24-bit RGB, LAB, Web Color or Indexed Color scanning. Use
the powerful features in ScanWizard Pro to fine-tune scanned images at the overview or
prescan stage with before and after views of any special effects or image adjustments:
– Hundreds of ICC & ColorSync compatible
profiles
– Intuitive color adjustment in LCH
(Lightness Chroma Hue) color space
– Professional CMYK profiles conforming to
US SWOP, Japanese Ink, and Euroscale
industrial printing standards
– Intelligent image category feature performs
automatic image corrections
– Includes Microtek ICC Profiler for precise
profile generation
– Professional unsharp mask filter sharpens
lightness channel only; effect simulated on
preview
– Selective and global color correction in
both LCH and CMYK modes
– ICC profiles imbedded in output images;
soft proof of RGB, CMYK images
– Import/export Photoshop curve settings
LanShare Network Utility (PC)
◆ Integrated LAN Scanner Sharing Utility gives you the ability to access the scanners over a
local area network (LAN).
– Allows multiple users to use same scanner
hardware.
– More versatility and ease of use of use for
network image sharing.
– Easy to understand icons and network
messaging lets all users on the network
know the exact status of their scanning
jobs and when the scanner is available for
access.
Optional TMA
12 x 16˝ transparent media adapter (TMA 1600) with X-Ray
scanning support includes newly designed templates for
scanning 35mm slides & film strips, 4 x 5˝, 6 x 4.5cm, 6 x
6cm, 6 x 7cm, 6 x 9cm & 12 x 16˝ for DCR calibration. It is
also the perfect solution for medical professionals. Digitize
X-Ray film for electronic data storage convenience.
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◆ Large 12 x 17˝ scan area lets you scan
EPSON
PERFECTION 1670 PHOTO
SCANNERS
High Value Home Scanner
The Perfection 1670 PHOTO delivers innovative photo restoration
capabilities, incredible value and astonishing image quality. With
1600 x 3200 dpi hardware resolution and 48-bit color, you'll get
brilliant color scans every time, plus a quick, easy way to restore
your favorite photos. Perfect for home or office with its economical
price, the scanner also utilizes easy, four-button automated scanning, USB 2.0 interface and offers a convenient built-in 35 mm slide
and film strip adapter for scanning multiple slides and negatives.
The Perfection 1670 PHOTO includes user-friendly software such as
Epson Scan featuring Epson Easy Photo Fix technology, which
makes scanning and restoring old photos, slides and negatives simple and fun, as well as a host of other titles including ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR and NewSoft
Presto! BizCard.
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FEATURES
◆ 1600 x 3200 dpi resolution ensures out-
standing image quality and razor-sharp
detail. Ideal for scanning photos, text and
graphics.
◆ True 48-bit scans achieve remarkable
color accuracy with true-to-life colors
◆ Built-in transparency adapter allows you
to scan up to three 35mm slides and negatives.
◆ Convenient four-button interface with
Start, scan to web, scan to e-mail, and
photo scanning buttons.
◆ Speeds through each scan, including pho-
tos, text and graphics
◆ Easy operation and setup with step-by-
step installation; provides and easy way
to share photos plus an adjustable lid to
scan books and magazines.
◆ USB 2.0 connectivity for compatibility
with almost any Mac or Windows system.
◆ Epson TWAIN scanning software offers
easy, fully automatic mode for novice
users where the software selects the
optimum scan settings, and “advanced or
“manual mode” designed for intermediate
and advanced users where you modify
and select many scan settings.
◆ Carrying a one year warranty, the scan-
ner is supported by the Epson
Connection, a fully-automated customer
support and technical assistance line.
Text Enhancement Technology and Auto Area Segmentation
Supports Text Enhancement Technology and Auto Area Segmentation for additional control
when scanning text documents and mixed/text graphics documents.
◆ Text Enhancement Technology (TET): Improves recognition accuracy when you are scan-
ning a document to be processed using OCR software which will convert the scanned
image into a text document on your computer. TET has two major advantages, it accurately recognizes text on a colored background, as well as text surrounded by “noise”.
◆ Auto Area Segmentation (AAS): This feature is ideal when scanning a document that con-
tains both text and images that you wish to fax or print. It produces readable text and
improved image quality in a binary (black and white) scan.
Epson ColorTrue Imaging System
Encompasses three main elements for superior image quality and faster processing speeds.
• Hardware: Uses a precise scan carriage with a high quality motor to achieve sub- scan resolutions that are double or quadruple the scanner's optical resolution.
• Optics: Uses custom glass lenses offering better reflective qualities
• Processing: Produce truer image quality with pixel optimization, where the full resolution
of the CCD is used, even when scanning at a lesser resolution.
Bundled ArcSoft PhotoImpression Software
ArcSoft PhotoImpression is an easy-to-use photo editing and creative design program that gives you the best of several ArcSoft
offerings. Edit and retouch your photos by adjusting the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, or tone. Then apply special effects: sketch, ripple, wrinkle, splash, mosaic, 3D grid, ribbon,
magic mirror, or emboss. Or place your images in cards, calendars,
frames and fantasy templates. PhotoImpression also includes several printing options for single or multiple photos, including the
ability to print entire albums of thumbnail images. Additional features include multiple layers, editable text and Red-Eye Removal.
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PERFECTION 1670
Exclusive Epson Software bundled with the Perfection 1670 Photo and 3170 Photo
Epson Easy Photo Fix Technology —
It is hard to imagine, but there are billions of photographs in existence either
being stored in albums, frames, or shoeboxes and many of them are showing
signs of fading or have already faded. There are several factors which can cause
photos to fade, including processing chemicals, paper types and various environmental factors. These fading memories can now be easily and affordably
restored with the Epson Easy Photo Fix software in the Perfection 1670 PHOTO
and 3170 PHOTO.
Copy Utility for making multiple copies of text
and photos
Photo Print for easily enlarging and printing photos, negatives and slides
Scan to Web to automatically scan images to the
Epson Photo Center Web site
Scan to E-mail for attaching photos to e-mails
Scan to OCR for converting documents to
editable text files
Scan to Application to directly scan to a favorite
application
Scan to Application to directly scan to a favorite
application
• Full Auto mode, which automatically scans at pre-determined settings for entry-level
users
• Home mode, which offers some pre-set recommended settings for the advanced
amateur
• Professional mode, which is completely manual to give the advanced user more
control.
PERFECTION 3170 PHOTO
All the features of the Perfection 1670 PHOTO, the Perfection 3170 PHOTO
steps up with superior 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution (enough for 11 x 14˝ prints
at 300 dpi) and 3.4 Dmax, making it deal for professional photography applications. Like the 1670 it includes a convenient four-button interface with
start, scan to web, scan to e-mail, and photo scanning buttons. Also offers
lightning-fast USB 2.0 connectivity and is bundled with Adobe Photoshop
Elements, Epson Smart Panel with NewSoft OCR and Epson TWAIN scanning
software. For even more versatility, it includes a built-in 35mm slide/film
strip and medium format adapter allowing you to scan even larger transparencies. Even offers an optional ADF (automatic document feeder).
Step-up Features from the Perfection 1670 PHOTO
◆ 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution for phenomenal image quality and razor
sharp detail
◆ Includes a built-in 35mm slide/film strip and medium format
adapter that allows you to scan even larger transparencies and up
to twelve 35mm negatives at once.
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Scan to Creativity imports images into greeting
cards, calendars, etc.
The EPSON Perfection 3170 PHOTO and 1670 PHOTO are the first scanners to include
Epson Easy Photo Fix technology, which provides users with an easy one-touch solution for restoring color to old photographs, negatives and slides, and removing dust
from old slides and negatives. Simply scan an image and click on a check box for
instant color restoration or dust removal. Epson Easy Photo Fix makes this process
effortless since it is incorporated into the Epson Scan driver. The software has three
different user modes:
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Smart Panel Software
Epson’s Smart Panel Software is a unique program
that fully integrates all functions of the scanner
into one convenient creative center. Gives you the
ability to initiate scanner functions with a simple
click. Smart Panel provides an icon for each of the
following applications:
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PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO
The Perfection 3200 PHOTO offers photographic image quality with 3.4
Dmax, 48-bit color-depth and an impressive 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution using
Epson's Micro Step Drive technology. This exclusive technology features an
extremely precise stepper motor, onboard memory and intelligent image
processing for the highest sub-scan resolution in its class. By using a method
known as “half stepping,” the scanner is able to capture exceptional image
detail by scanning at an amazing 6400 dpi. For increased productivity, the
scanner is also equipped with a built-in 4 x 9˝ transparency adapter for
scanning slides, transparencies and negatives.
An affordable alternative to the more expensive, higher-end scanners, the
Perfection 3200 PHOTO is ideal for home photography enthusiasts, digital
photographers and graphic artists for scanning everything from 35mm film
strips to 4 x 5˝ transparencies. The scanner connects via USB or IEEE1394
(Firewire) and comes with a full-featured software bundle that includes LaserSoft SilverFast SE 6, Adobe PhotoShop
Elements 2.0, Epson Smart Panel and Epson Scan scanning software.
FEATURES
◆ The scanner is loaded with outstanding
features and innovative technology, such
as Epson's new Micro-Lens technology.
This technology is built into the CCD and
enables the scanner to capture more
light into the center of the CCD, which
results in better scans.
◆ An integrated A/D converter on the CCD
chip to minimize electrical noise and
improve the overall signal to noise ratio
for better image quality.
◆ Delivers astounding 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution and true 48-bit color for spectacular image quality. Using Epson’s innovative ColorTrue II Imaging System, it provides vivid, true-to-life colors with every
scan. This technology integrates superior hardware, optics and image processing to achieve accurate color reproduction and reduced noise.
◆ With fast USB and FireWire (IEEE1394)
connectivity, plus a convenient built-in
4 x 9˝ transparency unit, this high-performance scanner gives you the speed
and versatility you need to increase productivity. Powerful, high-speed scanning
speeds through slides, photos, film
strips, text, graphics and more.
◆ Bundled with Epson Smart Panel,
LaserSoft SilverFast SE 6and Adobe
Photoshop Elements 2.0 (see next page).
◆ Sharp, colorful scans from 35mm film strips to 4 x 5˝ transparencies no longer require
expensive scanners built exclusively for these types of originals. The Perfection 3200
PHOTO is an affordable alternative that approaches the image quality and features of
professional flatbed scanners.
◆ Ideal for anyone from the amateur photography enthusiast who’s just begun to experiment
in scanning slides and negatives to the advanced photographer or graphic artist looking to
expand his/her creative options. A high-value, state-of-the-art solution, the Perfection 3200
PHOTO creates remarkable results at lightning fast speeds. Scan everything from slides,
photos, or film strips to transparencies, graphics, or text.
PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO ‘PRO’
For those looking for the ultimate digital imaging solution, the Perfection
3200 PRO has all the features of it’s counterpart but includes even more
software. Additional software includes:
• MonacoEZcolor 2.5
• ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ArcSoft PhotoBase and ArcSoft Panorama Maker
Additionally, the Perfection 3200 PHOTO PRO offers both reflective and
transmissive IT8 targets for color matching both film and photos. Users who
are seeking a complete solution in color accuracy, will find the Perfection
3200 PHOTO PRO to be ideal.
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PERFECTION 3200 PHOTO
Bundled Software—LaserSoft SilverFast SE and Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements is designed specifically for
those who want a powerful yet easy to use digital
imaging solution. Based on Photoshop, the
world-standard image editing solution, Elements
delivers unique, new features that give you
access to many of the same, advanced tools used
by graphics professionals, plus it simplifies capturing and editing photos, making it easy to prepare images for both print and the Web.
Quickly retouch images while mastering the
essentials of using professional image editing
tools. The unique Hints palette provides contextsensitive illustrations and tips that help you
learn to use the sophisticated Photoshop tools
and palettes. Recipes palette interactively teaches more complex editing techniques
for task-oriented activities and can be updated with fresh content over the Web.
GT-10000+
Versatile Business Network Scanner
The GT-10000+ is the ideal scanner for business users requiring exceptional quality, A3 size and outstanding productivity. A high speed, 600 x
2400 dpi, 36-bit, A3 color scanner that provides excellent quality scans
in both color and monochrome. the GT-10000+ is ideal for high throughput archiving/OCR jobs. Epson’s Advanced Scanning Technologies are
incorporated to ensure that it remains the fastest, highest quality and
most powerful scanner in its class. In addition, an optional ADF
Shown with
optional document feeder
(Automatic Document Feeder) and Firewire (IEEE1394) interface for
even faster data transfer and improved productivity are available. Bundled network scanning software makes the GT10000+ the ideal tool for efficiently capturing reports and presentations, processing written documents and archiving
important notes and images.
◆ Start Button makes high quality scanning
a one-touch operation. With a single
press, the relevant application is
launched and the scanned image imported automatically to the user’s computer.
◆ Epson’s TWAIN Pro Driver offers func-
tions including multi-marquee, scan to fit,
highlight and shadow adjustment, special
effects and even ‘live’ previews of the
final scan.
◆ Twin standard SCSI interfaces and option-
al Firewire (IEEE1394) connectivity enable
rapid data transfer.
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Elements satisfies users’ creative urges with more visual access to existing features,
as well as useful new capabilities. For example, Adobe Photomerge technology automatically arranges and blends multiple photos into panoramas by resizing and skewing any portion of the images to fit seamlessly together into a single image. The Filter
Browser lets you visually scan the 95-plus special effects filters then drag and drop
the desired filter onto an image to apply it. Previews save time on trial and error by
letting you immediately see the effect of a filter on an image.
SCANNERS
A special edition of LaserSoft’s SilverFast
Ai, SilverFast SE features intelligent autoadjust and LAB-based unsharp-masking,
which does not sharpen the color noise
of single channels, hence avoiding the
extra noise. The unique real-time processing preview with embedded intelligence
offers an intuitive and professional
approach to achieving maximum image
quality. The program also features a
ScanPilot “wizard” that helps novice
users take the best steps for creating
enhanced digital images. Other features
include a slider bar for removing colorcast, simple color correction tools, and
the ability to export RGB-TIFF and JPEG
image file formats. SilverFast SE can show
and print all images in the Picture
Overview. SilverFast SE can be upgraded
to SilverFast DC or SilverFast DC Pro with
SilverFast IT8-Calibration and Job
Management, allowing batch correction
and processing multiple images on the fly.
EPSON
EXPRESSION 1680 SERIES
1600 dpi 48-bit Flatbed Scanners
The highest resolution, fastest graphics scanner in their class, the Expression
1680 series scanners utilize Epson's Matrix CCD and Micro Step Drive
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technologies to achieve true 1600 x 3200 dpi hardware resolution. This
precision coupled with 48-bit color, 3.6 Dmax dynamic range and blazing fast
scanning speeds makes them an excellent tool for graphics arts, photography
and pre-press professionals. And all except the Special Edition model include
LaserSoft’s SilverFast Ai 5 scanning software. Available in four cross-platform
software configurations (Special Edition, Artist, Professional and Firewire Pro)
they are well suited for a variety of applications.
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Highest Quality Scans
High Performance
Epson TWAIN Pro Software
◆ They offer true 1600 x 3200 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. Optimized to consistently deliver enhanced colors, subtle
highlights and sharp shadow detail, the
scanner sets standards in quality, while
maintaining ease of use and value.
◆ Unique Dual Position Focus provides pinpoint focusing for both reflective and
transparent media. When using the scanner’s custom film holders to scan transparent media, you can set the scanner’s focal
distance to compensate for the 2.5mm distance between the glass and the media.
This eliminates the “Newton Rings” that
plague other scanners. (Newton Rings are
the circular rainbow-colored patterns that
appear in a scanned image —similar to the
rainbows that appear in soap bubbles.
◆ Epson’s TWIN Pro scanning software (bundled with all models) provides basic settings, resolution and scaling, image control, tone correction, color adjustment,
exposure setting and color management.
The software also supports batch scanning and networking. With batch scanning,
you can define customized settings for
each framed original, then capture each
one as a separate file—with one scan.
◆ To ensure the finest image quality, they
feature four of Epson’s most advanced
scanning technologies: Micro Step Drive
for high resolution, Dynamic Range
Control to get the most out of transparencies, Simultaneous RGB scanning and
Precision Optical Lenses providing superior full edge to sharpness and clarity.
◆ Micro Step Drive technology features a
precision stepper motor that enables the
Expression 1680 to scan by "half stepping"
in the vertical direction, thereby doubling
resolution to achieve 3200 dpi.
◆ Exceptional dynamic range (up to 3.6
Dmax) provides enhanced highlights and
subtle shadow detail from transparencies;
provides intelligent negative scanning for
35mm film strips.
◆ With built-in ColorTrue II Imaging—the
custom engineered integration of superior
hardware, optics and image processing.–
they produce scans with amazing detail,
color accuracy and performance.
◆ Expression 1680 scanners are built to the
highest standards throughout, right down
to the precision die-cast aluminum chassis. They offer the reliability and throughput that is crucial to professional graphics
studios and businesses.
◆ They can produce scans at incredibly fast
speeds. Create a full color preview in 10
seconds, scan an 8.5 x 11˝ color photo in
under 23 seconds when scanning at 300
dpi and scan a 35 mm slide at 1600 dpi in
under 65 seconds.
◆ High intensity Xenon cold cathode fluorescent lamp provides unsurpassed reliability
and longevity. It has a short warm-up time,
so you can start scanning right away. The
lamp also produces more natural-looking
colors because it closely resembles natural sunlight. When the scanner isn't in use,
the lamp turns off, to significantly reduce
energy consumption.
◆ They are equipped with a USB interface
(up to 1.5 MB/s) for maximum ease of use,
and a SCSI-2 interface (up to 10 MB/s) for
maximum performance. An optional
Firewire (IEEE1394) card is also available
for up to 50 MB per second throughput.
(Included with the Expression 1680
Professional FireWire).
EQUIPMENT LEASING AVAILABLE
Expression 1680
Special Edition
Ideal for software developers and system
integrators, the 1680 Special Edition ships
with Epson's TWAIN Pro Scanner Utilities
(TWAIN Pro, TWAIN Pro for Networks and
the PC-based Scan Server software) which
allows Mac and PC clients on a network to
access the scanner through a PC.
Expression 1680 (Artist)
Same as above, plus LaserSoft SilverFast Ai
5, Monaco EZcolor for color calibration,
Adobe Photoshop LE, ScanSoft TextBridge
Pro OCR, NewSoft Presto! PageManager.
Expression 1680 (Professional)
Same bundle as Expression 1680 Artist plus
it adds an 8 x 10˝ transparency adapter and
a LaserSoft IT-8 Target Calibration Kit with
reflective and transparency targets.
Expression 1680 (Firewire Pro)
Same as 1680 Professional plus it comes with
Firewire (IEEE1394) card installed.
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Epson’s Advanced Scanning Technologies
Featured in all Expression 1680 and 1640 XL scanners, Epson’s Advanced Scanning Technologies are being continually developed to provide the ultimate in text sharpness, perfect focus and color accuracy.
Dynamic Range Control
Epson’s high quality, large diameter, precision optical lenses ensure superior sharpness and clarity, and work seamlessly with
Epson Micro Step Drive - an exclusive
development which advances the scan
head in tiny, highly controlled increments
– to ensure consistent quality throughout
the entire length and width of your scans.
Dynamic Range Control is particularly
effective in transparency scans, but also
ensures the best printed or negative film
scanning by taking into account different
dynamic ranges. The result is improved
overall quality with particular improvement
in shadow detail in dark-colored areas.
Color Quality
Excellent Text Scanning
The Expression 1680 and 1640XL achieve
up to 48-and 42-bit processing (280 and 4
trillion colors, 65,000 and 16,000 shades of
gray) respectively. This combines with
color matching for industry standards
including Windows ICM, sRGB and
ColorSync to provide scans which retains
all the color depth and accuracy of the
original. Simultaneous RGB scanning also
ensures superior color fidelity by continuously capturing and processing RGB data
as the scan head advances.
Cutting edge alternate Matrix CCD
technology utilizes a staggered array of
sensors to collect information which is
then merged into a single line to effectively double the scanning resolution.
This is carried out by the high performance image processing ASIC (Application
Specific Integrated Circuit) which also
assures virtually instantaneous image
display and reduces the load on your
computer, allowing it to perform other
tasks while data-intensive high-resolution scanning is in progress.
At low resolutions, the On Demand Pixel
Optimiser allows ultra high speed scanning by only utilizing one line of pixels,
which reduces the time taken to read
the color information as the head moves
down the scanning bed.
EXPRESSION 1640XL
1600 dpi Large Format Scanner
With superior image quality, speed and versatility, the Expression 1640XL provides graphics professionals with the ultimate desktop tool for capturing color
images up to A3+ size (12.2 x 17.2˝). Outstanding 1600 x 3200 dpi resolution, a
maximum optical density of 3.6D and 42-bit internal and external color depth - that’s
4.4 trillion colors - provide unbeatable richness, detail and clarity, while maintaining Epson’s
world-renowned dedication to user friendliness, flexibility and connectivity. Ideal for scanning transparencies, illustrations, and even architectural renderings. Combine with the Epson Stylus 7000 series for the perfect input/output solution.
◆ 1600 x 3200 dpi hardware resolution delivers extraordinary image quality. 42-bit
color depth produces smooth gradations,
captures over 4 trillion colors and 16,000
shades of gray. High dynamic range
(3.6Dmax) ensures accurate scans with
subtle details in the shadow areas.
◆ Combines custom optics, superior image
processing, Dynamic Range Control, Xenon
cold cathode lamp and Color Matrix CCD
for enhanced colors and pinpoint registration. And there is no warm-up time—scanning starts when you start.
◆ USB and SCSI connectivity for easy Mac or
Windows setup. Optional Firewire
(IEEE1394) interface is also available,
◆ AutoFocus optics offers automatic or manual mode for precise sharpness control,
especially when scanning 3D objects and
transparencies. With three-dimensional
images, pick your point of focus so that
background items are captured with sharp
detail. When scanning transparencies or
slides mounted in holders, focus can be
set to compensate for the 2.5mm distance
between the glass and the slide.
◆ Scan reflective media up to 12.2 x 17.2˝, in
less than a minute. With the optional
transparency adapter, you can scan transparencies up to 11.4 x 16.5˝. Custom film
holders make batch scanning easy.
◆ Available in two versions—
1640XL Special Edition includes: Adobe
Photoshop LE, Monaco EZcolor, NewSoft
Presto! PageManager (document management) and ScanSoft Textbridge Pro OCR.
1640XL Graphic Arts: Same as above plus
LaserSoft SilverFast 5 with IT-8 calibration.
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Text Scanning ensures maximum text
recognition, even when documents have
colored backgrounds, have diagrams
behind the text, or are printed on thin
paper which ’show through’. This is further enhanced by Automatic Area
Segmentation, which separates text and
photographic elements of a document,
processing each at optimum settings to
ensure the sharpest text while maintaining
subtle gradations in images.
Matrix CCD Technology with
On-Demand Pixel Optimiser
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High Resolution