|What Users Say About ScanScience|
First I would like to say how very pleased I am with your product. It has worked out just
brilliantly for me. I find it to be much easier then I had anticipated and I can't imagine
doing this any other way. I think the quality I am getting from my Mamiya 7 (MF format
6*7) scanned on the Nikon 9000 is just great and it makes me wonder if I will ever go
|From the USA|
"I have converted entirely to the ScanScience way and abandoned my makeshift oil methods. ..I never
make dry film scans anymore, it throws away too much quality....Everyone out there who is serious
about getting the best possible scans needs to be doing wet scanning and ScanScience makes it
affordable on almost any scanner. "
CTEIN, PHOTO TECHNIQUES NOV / DEC 2009 From the USA
The ScanScience kit: works very well.
Lumina is handy for its spot-on evaporating rate (not so fast that it dries up during long scans, not
so slow that takes forever to clean), nearly-absent smell, no residues, high flash point.
The cleaner does its job nicely (Lumina doesn't leave halos so the cleaner doesn't need to work
|From: G Osvalds|
I received the order today. Thanks to shipping people the care in packing was
excellent, I appreciate it.
From: C Campbell
Subject: Response to Nikon Coolscan 5000: Gepe 7012, focus, wet-mounting
I posted this, and more, last night on robgalbraith.com:
but thought that I should cross-post it here for completeness.
As for miniature fluid mounts for 35 mm transparencies, I tried out my supplies from ScanScience
this weekend on the Nikon Coolscan 5000. The ScanScience materials seem to be of very high
quality, both the Lumina mounting fluid and the anti-static 4-mil polyester overlay sheets.
......... I hooked up with ScanScience and their amazing Wet Mounting System. The results have
been astounding with this setup. In this time frame, between working 50 hours a week and
family duties, I have wet scanned 112 Provia 100 4x5 chromes.
....I only want to tell all those who believe in Wet Mounting that this is the best scanning
operation next to drum scanning. I have had 2 drum scanning experts look at several of
these wet mounted scans. They could not believe they were not done on this scanner.
Date: 2005-10-18As for miniature fluid mounts for 35 mm transparencies, I tried out my supplies from
From: R Galbraith
ScanScience this weekend on the Nikon Coolscan 5000. The ScanScience materials seem to be of
very high quality, both the Lumina mounting fluid and the anti-static 4-mil polyester overlay
Umax Poowerlock 3000, Film Fuji Pro 160S image (from a 645 neg) at 3000dpi.
Using a ScanScience film holder and fluid mounting kit . Fluid holds the film perfectly flat. I tend
to mention them (ScanScience) a lot because the kit really has made a difference in the quality of
my scans. I don't really like using fluid, because it takes more time, but I haven't been able to
match the results any other way. Besides keeping the film flat, the kit can adjust the height of the
film on a flatbed to the ideal focal distance for that scanner.
|"FYI: Almost all of the images in my Latest and Portfolio categories are wet scanned using your supplies |
and materials and the results are fantastic! Thank you."
From: "E Gurrie"
Date: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 pm
Subject: RE: [SCANMAX - Fluid / Wet Mounting Techniques
I use the liquid mounting system developed by ScanScience and have scanned over 100 4x5
chromes (provia 100) at the full optical res on the microtek 1000xl pro (3200 dpi). using scratch
removal and multi sampling at 4 to 8x, the digital master file is close to 1 gigabyte !!!!!. the
resulting print size at 300 dpi is ~42" x 54". The difference between liquid mounting and without it
is truly amazing. this liquid mounting system has been so well designed by Dan that when i
compared a couple of these large files to a drum scan that 2 experts could not tell the difference. I
spend a lot of time coming to use this system due to all the "work" involved. now i can prep and
scan this big file within 40 minutes. Thanks Dan for all your hard work.