So the film actually survives this process to be used again if


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Subject: Re: slide scanning on a flatbed

Oh... sorry

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.
>> Karen
> Karen,
> 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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