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[filmscanners] Re: Lab scans

My Nikon Coolscan is being repaired. Meanwhile I've had a roll of 35mm
scanned by a new lab I'm trying. When I enquired about the resolution of the
scans, I was told good enough for a 12x8 inch print. When I got the scans
back however they are 1024x1536 at 72dpi. So therefore I can only get 3.4x5
inch print at 300dpi.

I spoke to my lab, who say that it's possible to get a 12x8 print from their
scan, scanned at base 4 using their 200,000 Noritsu printer. I can't see
how this is possible. They say that they don't like to scan larger as I
wouldn't be able to open their massive 18MB scans on my computer!

Now I have a client that wants images retouched and printed. One option
would be to retouch the scan and get it printed by the lab, as an
experiment. However as the lab are a 30 min drive I don't want to waste my



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