Scanners & Printers

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Flat-bed scanners with a high-resolution specification are usually accompanied by a film scanning capability. Reflective scanning rarely requires much more than 600dpi, but film scanning demands much more resolution. With a hardware resolution...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

For the many photographers who are setting up a digital darkroom, and have medium and large format film to scan, Canon has a very attractive scanner solution. The CanoScan FB 1200S offers high 1200dpi optical resolution with professional-level film...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

A flat-bed scanner with the capability of scanning the smallest medium format (6x4.5cm) film frame for a 13x19" print has been largely unaffordable to me and many digital darkroom enthusiasts, until now. Epson's latest Expression model...

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David B. Brooks Posted: May 01, 2001 0 comments

If you have a computer and want to have some fun doing digital photo imaging, you'll need to get your film images into your computer. Scanning is the most effective do-it-yourself method of digitizing photographs on film. And, a flat-bed...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Digital technological progress continues at a rapid pace and shows up in new and improved products on a regular basis, all driven by relentless market competition. As we progress along this path, a level of both higher capability and lower cost occasionally...

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Howard Millard Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Epson Perfection 4870 Pro Quick Look
Scans a variety of films, prints and objects
Fits on any desktop
Fast scan time
$599 (4870 Pro), $449 (4870 Photo)

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Ingrid S. Krampe Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

As the sun finished its long descent down the horizon, the lights of Innsbruck sparkled over the Inn River. Looking down on the swirling mass of blue-gray water, I supported Epson's new PhotoPC 3100Z digital camera against the railing, adjusting...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

Over the last few years the technology performance advances Epson has brought to ink jet photo printing has moved at an amazing pace. I've not just wondered how they have been able to improve photo-realistic printing so dramatically, but...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

The Epson Stylus Photo 960

Following the excellent performance of the Epson Stylus Photo 890/1280 ink jet printers I honestly did not...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

The Epson UltraChrome K3-series printers are a well-known and popular choice for many digital photographers who are looking for quality prints with a good archival life. So when Epson asked if I'd like to take a look at their newest line-up, I was very interested in seeing what they had done.

The UltraChrome K3 ink set is pigment based, with a total of nine inks:...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jul 01, 2010 1 comments

Among digital photographers who are looking for quality prints with a good archival life, odds are that you’ll hear the Epson name mentioned, including the 13” R2880 and 17” and larger Stylus Pro printers. The Epson line is known for excellent quality output on a variety of media types, as well as a long archival life through their pigment inks. Recently, Epson added two new...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

The line-up of quality 4x6 desktop printers now includes a number of models in the dye sublimation realm. These printers offer computer- or computer-less printing with a host of input options. Smaller than your inkjet, they offer convenience, fast printing, and, increasingly, fairly sophisticated processing options. We recently had the opportunity to work with a new printer from...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Small, 4x6 dye sub prints have their uses, for quick prints of snapshots, for making thumbnail contact sheets from a memory card or CD, or even printing out smaller images on sheet cards for passport, bus pass, or ID cards. They become personal photo kiosks, if you will, making trips down to the store unnecessary when you just want a quick print from your image files. They also...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

In the now large population of color ink jet printers Hewlett-Packard continues to be a leader with its HP DeskJet printers. The new HP DeskJet 895Cse now tops HP's list of DeskJet models, providing a printer designed to meet the widest range of user...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Imacon scanners stand out from the rest because the company follows a more focused purpose in their design. If I may use automobiles as an analogy, the family car is designed to serve a broad range of purposes, and does them all satisfactorily. However...

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