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Re: filmscanners: Primefilm 1800i



Tony wrote:

>AFAIK it is produced by Pacific Image who are a brand owned by Microtek,
>and I believe used for entry-level flatbed scanners which are sold at
>lower prices than Mtek.

FWIW, I just bought a Mtek flatbed for about $50US (about as "entry-level" 
as you can get! :-)), as a fill-in scanner while I endlessly try to get my 
HP6300C reliably serviced out here in the hinterlands. If I'd been using 
top-of-the-line equipment (which I can't financially justify to begin with), 
I might feel it's inferior, but as an entry-level candidate, I'd say it's 
above average. So I'll give Microtek a *qualified* thumbs up, and if the 
Pacific Image film-scanner is up to this level, it should be at least 
"adequate."

Don't expect to weasel through without some *major retouching*, I should 
add. If Time=Money, then it might be better to spend the Money up front, 
IMHO, because you'll sure as h*** spend the Time on the downside.

Best regards


>From: TonySleep@halftone.co.uk (Tony Sleep)
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Primefilm 1800i
>Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 09:36 +0100 (BST)
>
>On Tue, 10 Jul 2001 20:36:11 -0700  Arthur Entlich (artistic@ampsc.com)
>wrote:
>
> > It is not produced by Microtek, and I do not believe the Microtek 35 is
> > the same product.  It may be called other names in the UK, however.
>
>AFAIK it is produced by Pacific Image who are a brand owned by Microtek,
>and I believe used for entry-level flatbed scanners which are sold at
>lower prices than Mtek. Whether it is built by Mtek themselves or under
>contract somewhere I don't know, but Pacific Image and Microtek are
>definitely associated. I think the Microtek 35 is based on the same
>hardware, but with some cosmetic differences. I suspect they found they
>had marketing difficulties with the relatively unknown PI label simply
>obscuring the scanner from prospective buyers.
>
>The Kodak RFS3600 shares the same basic design, but is much higher spec,
>and 3600ppi, and is supposedly built by Mtek.
>
>Regards
>
>Tony Sleep
>http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner
>info & comparisons

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