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Re: filmscanners: ICG not CGI
In a message dated 25/5/01 7:07:44 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I think you mean an ICG drum scanner, (at least it is them who have the
internal oil drum with no taping), and its actually $35,000. (UK £26,000
good machine, as is the Heidelberg Primescan/Tango.
I'm sure you are right about the name. The model I saw at IPEX was UK £56,000
plus the drums. For useful throughput it needs two Mac workstations to plug
it into, an air conditioned room with positive pressure clean air and a few
other expensive bits. Even at the higher price I was given the ICG
outperforms all other scanners I saw at IPEX, including the Flextight, on its
ability to make a return on the investment the fastest.
The ICG did have one early problem. The centrifigal force was not quite
enough to flatten older film against the sides of the drum. That has now been
Unfortunately I think $26,000 is out of my budget. In fact I know it is.