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    Re: Some scanner help would be appreciated

    In the case of a flat tray with a strip of film it's really easy:

    1. clean the glass
    2. put a few drops of fluid on the glass
    3. place the film on the glass
    4. place few more drops of fluid on the film
    5. place a cover sheet over the film
    6. use a squeegee or a rag to push out any bubbles from the film.

    The fluid evaporates slowly from the gap between the cover sheet and the glass, you have a few hours to do the scan. Then just remove the cover sheet, pick up the film and let remaining fluid evaporate (a few seconds) and put the film back in storage. Reuse the cover sheet.

    With drum scanning it's much more of a process to wetmount, as the film is wetmounted on the outside of the drum and has to stay in place - fluid and all - while rotating at high speed. I have a mounting station for my drum scanner, and four drums so I can mount on one drum while the scanner is running. It takes me 5-10 minutes to properly mount an 8x10 on a drum.
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    Re: Some scanner help would be appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    I found a premade wet mounting tray but it is pricey and a a place to buy kami fluid so I may try that!!
    viablex1,
    If you decide to make your own tray make sure to talk to me so I can post some more detailed photos of my tray, and give you some specific tips.
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    Re: Some scanner help would be appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    viablex1,
    If you decide to make your own tray make sure to talk to me so I can post some more detailed photos of my tray, and give you some specific tips.

    Lars,
    I would really appreciate it if you would give us information on doing this ourselves. The purchased options are very pricey.

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    Re: Some scanner help would be appreciated

    thanks lars I really appreciated that, will do for sure...

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    Re: Some scanner help would be appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    If you decide to make your own tray make sure to talk to me so I can post some more detailed photos of my tray, and give you some specific tips.
    Lars, many thanks for valuable information you've provided in this thread. I have a Nikon 9000 but hadn't considered wet mounting. I'd certainly be interested in learning more about how you created your modded holder (though I'm not so confident about my handcrafting skills).

    Out of interest, I spent some time researching some commercial alternatives:
    * Cachet Image Mechanics Fluid Mount Tray (US$500) plus Starter Accessory Kit (US$160)
    * ScanScience kits - US$129 for 35mm or MF kit, US$229 for Dual 35mm + MF kit.

    US$760 for the Image Mechanics solution is way more than I'd be willing to pay but the ScanScience kits, which use the holders provided with the scanner, are a lot more reasonable. I'm wondering if anyone has used the ScanScience kit for MF scanning?

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    Re: Some scanner help would be appreciated

    Jonathan,
    I got my cover sheets from Freestyle but like you found the Cachet tray overpriced.

    At that time (2005) the ScanScience kits were not yet on the market. Their pricing on fluid seems ridiculous though, through the roof. Their styrofoam cup test in their marketing is not so relevant and was probably tailored to fit their fluid - they found a material that competitor's fluid (Kami?) dissolves but their fluid does not. Kami has a long track record with professional scanning.

    It's too bad that ScanScience doesn't show any photos of their solution, I'd be curious to see how they use the existing tray for scanning.
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