In a nutshell, liquid mounting is supposed to fill in any surface
irregularities and produce a good scan, up to 750% of the original size
(producing 18x24 prints from 35mm film/slides). The information is for
the Epson 3200 scanner, which is a fixed focus scanner. It may work
with other scanners, but has not been tested.
You will need PEC-12 cleaning fluid and PEC pads (a non-scratching
cleaning pad). And KAMI liquid mounting fluid... in a nutshell, the
film is kind of squeegeed to the scanner glass (kind of like
do-it-yourself tinting on your car windows).
I've never done this... but have heard good things about it.
On May 19, 2004, at 9:04 AM, Britt Griswold wrote:
>> You might be interested in the notion of liquid mounting slides on a
>> flatbed scanner. I haven't tried it, but have heard it gets very good
>> results. It would be one way to bump up the quality, should decide to
>> go the way of a flatbed.
> Unfortunatly that link requires a paid membership to the site. Can
> you offer a few more details? What is used for the liquid (mineral
> oil?). What is used to clean the liquid?
> I would love to see the PDF examples, but not for $120/year...
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