Scanners & Printers

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

When I read this press release headline, "Canon launches world's first film scanning capable, bus-powered 2400x4800dpi CIS scanner," I was intrigued. Then learning that the CanoScan LiDE 80 also features 48-bit color depth, only requires...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

The debate between dye sublimation and ink jet printing has always been about the "presence" of the image, the feeling of continuous tone it imparts to the print. For some digital printmakers the dye sub route was the way to go, but ink jetters argued that the problem with dye sub is...

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

Sometimes it is a good thing to be proven wrong, and to also be happy to admit it. For the last few years I have been using 4000dpi dedicated film scanners and was convinced that other than the ability to make larger prints there was little to be gained...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

If you ever have the need to make snapshot-sized prints on the road, or want a tough but practical printer that speeds through the printing process with image enhancements to boot, you might want to consider the Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies "Transphotable" printer. That somewhat...

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

When I first became active in computer-based digital photographic image processing in 1989, scanning technology was already well established. However, a truly professional color scanner at that time which had sufficient resolution to support magazine quality reproduction and would accommodate...

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Jay Abend Posted: Sep 01, 2003 Published: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

For most of us digital types the clouds parted and the light was revealed to us with the advent of good, cheap photo quality ink jet printers in the
mid-1990s. The difference in image quality on the printed page from a four-color business printer on...

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

Epson adds a new capability to their newest ink jet printer model. Now for the first time the individual user can create professional labels printing directly on a CD-R or DVD-R disc to obtain a professional appearance and avoid the problems and hassles of stick-on labels. Epson's new...

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

I've been testing and reporting on flat-bed scanners for almost the entire history of their being available to individual computer users. Thus far I've been skeptical of the ability of affordable models to serve as 35mm film scanners comparable to dedicated 35mm scanners. The...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Whether you shoot with a digital camera or scan conventional photographs, a high quality photo printer is an essential accessory. Fortunately, prices are dropping even though ink jet printers are becoming more and more advanced. The Canon i950 Photo Printer offers the best of all worlds:...

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Cris Daniels Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Epson Stylus Pro 7600

With the release of the Epson Stylus Pro 9000 in 1999, Epson officially entered into the market of wide format digital printing. Since then, Epson has managed to continuously develop and improve their printer, ink, and paper technologies. The current...

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George Schaub Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Microtek ScanMaker 6800

We've been reporting on Digital ICE from Applied Science Fiction over the years, the software/hardware solution that cleans up damaged and marred scans from slides and negatives scanned in certain dedicated film...

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

Epson Stylus C82

With digital cameras and scanners getting both better and more affordable the ability to print photo images with a home computer is an increasingly popular option. In fact, if you have a home computer its utility is rather limited without a printer, so why not...

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

All I need do is look at my oldest archive files from 35mm scans going back over a decade to realize how much scanners and their software drivers have progressed. The first 35mm film scanner I tested cost as much as a new car, was half the resolution...

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George Schaub Posted: Feb 01, 2003 1 comments

HiTi 630PS Printer

There are differing opinions on dye diffusion thermal transfer (or dye thermal, for short) printing. Some folks prefer the smooth, even look of thermal, claiming that it offers more of a true photographic quality of continuous tone. Others cede that point somewhat 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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