Do I Need A Separate Negative Scanner?
Posted 15 February 2006 - 02:17 AM
I am looking for a 12x12 or larger format scanner right now. Should I not worry about limiting myself to the ones with "Negative scanning cababilities" and get separate scanners...or go for the combo?
Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:01 AM
If it should happen to go on the fritz one day, I'll simply go straight out and replace it with a similar item because it has done just a good job for me.
Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:42 PM
I have a Mustek A3 USB scanner that does nearly 12x12 (11.78 x 17 or something... close enough that you don't miss anything).
I have to tell you though, I've pretty much given up on 12x12 layouts because those albums don't fit on my shelves. (I use 8.5x11 for paper and 8.5x8.5 or 8x8 - reduced from the origianal 12x12 - digital prints).
So now even though I have the bigger scanner, I don't use it much at all anymore. But is a decent scanner and it only cost me $140. It mostly sits here unless I'm going to scan in some of my hand-painted 12x12 papers or something like that now.
My Epson is my workhorse all-day-use-it-constantly scanner. If it ever went down, I'd have to immediately replace it. And I'd replace it with an Epson. The scans from this thing are great.
When I was at Scrapworks and Making Memories, we had some scanners by different makers and the scans just weren't as good - and some of those scanners (particularly the MM ones) were very expensive.
Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:13 AM
Good luck with your search!
Posted 20 February 2006 - 01:45 PM
I'm sure there's a way to fix it, but I need a need a larger scanner for large background pages I make. I also need a different scanner to do an insane amount of negatives ( I have been into photography since I was able to hold a camera) My first camera was one of those little 110 thingies And yes, I still have my negatives! (Including actual pictures of the Space Shuttle CHallenger. What a sad day that was)
And the printer part, I have already replaced with my Canon i9900 (which I *LOVE*LOVE*LOVE!) I am going to get a cheap laser printer to do my transfers, I'm tired of going to the copy store and paying them all that money! I really want the Xerox 7700, but that's not going to happen unless I win the lottery considering it runs about $5000.
Anyway, I like the sound of your EPSON Perfection 3170 quality, but I know I will be frustrated if I can't do the larger sizes. I do a lot of 12x18 stuff right now and I hate to buy the smaller one, only to have to spend money again to get the larger one. I just want to spend money ONCE - you know, do it right the first time
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