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Re: filmscanners: Repro house skirmishing (long)

Tony: FYI... in regards to getting trannies made from scans... I ran into a 
here in Salt Lake who is in the high dollar super photo collage game... you know
the shots of earth and computers and suns and stars, etc. that get used in 
reports and high tech ads.. this guy makes well into six figures making these
images up for stock (he's represented by the Image Bank) and he sold me his 4x5
enlarger cuz he was going totally digital, I asked him how he overcame the bias
toward photographer generated scans and he said he has trannies made from his
He may not tell the AD's where that 4x5 trannie really came from...

Mike M.

Tony Sleep wrote:

> On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 10:22:29 -0800  Bob Shomler (bob@shomler.com) wrote:
> > Can you find a lab to have a tranny written from your digital file?
> Now that is an interesting thought - I'd not thought about filmwriters as
> resolution always seems a bit soft. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who
> has had stuff satisfactorily used at up to A3/DPS in a 150-170lpi magazine.
> > I've provided PR folks with Epson 1200 prints that they have found to work
> well enough.  These
> > are more for press and theatre programs, brochures, and flyers -- not that I
> know used in
> > magazine work.  I have read good things from at least one US photog on the
> Epson 2000P.  Is there
> > one you can access for a try out?
> If the 2000P is OK, the 1200 I already have should be - longevity isn't an
> issue. Perhaps I'll try this then.
> Regards
> Tony Sleep
> http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info &
> comparisons


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