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[filmscanners] Re: Epson 2450 and 120 scanning




Thanks, Glenn.  I think I understand this.  Nice Idea.  I will give it a
try.

Ted

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Thureson" <glennthureson@attbi.com>
To: <tedbayer@harbornet.com>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 3:04 PM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Epson 2450 and 120 scanning


> Ted,
>
> First, it's simple to do and hard to explain, but I'll give it a try.
>
> Start with corrugated cardboard -- you need some thickness.  I got
mine from
> a case of copier paper.  It's just thick enough to stick up above the
film
> holder.
>
> For 120 film cut one strip wide enough to fill the whole film track (~
> 2.25") and a smaller one which can barely fit between the little
scallopy
> things which hold the film down.  This is because you are often
working near
> one end or the other of the opening.  [For 35mm you can use two narrow
> pieces.  This will obviously prohibit you from automatically scanning
a
> whole strip, but the increased flatness wins my vote.]
>
> Slip in the film, then push the cardboard flatteners in place as best
you
> can and shut the lid.
>
> Obviously, none of this is very precise, but it has improved my images
a
> great deal.  However someone is bound to come up with an elegant
solution
> soon, and I want to know about it.
>
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ted Bayer" <tedbayer@harbornet.com>
>
>
> Glenn:
>
> Would you please explain this cardboard thing a little more.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ted
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glenn Thureson" <glennthureson@attbi.com>
>
> > I haven't printed very large, but at 8x10 they seem quite sharp.  I
> cut some
> > pieces of corrugated cardboard which fit in the grooves to hold the
> film
> > flat.  This helps a lot.
> >
> > Glenn Thureson
> >
>
>
>
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