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Monday, October 20, 2008


B&W Scanning Lab Study by K and B. Gale, - With thanks
Used: ScanScience Kit for the Epson 4990 with LUMINA Optical Fluid

About these three images

A) TOP scan of an old picture
B) MIDDLE:  a dry scan of the film for this picture
C) BOTTOM:  A fluid scan of the same film as in B)

Please notice the elimination of dust and scratches on the fluid scan and the uniform and smooth tonality that sets it apart from the other images.

This was a large project involving hundred's of similar old images and the artists were amazed at the simplicity of the technique and the effectiveness of fluid mounting which saved them countless hours in digital retouching. Fluid mounting is over 10 X as efficient as digital dust and scratch removal and in addition delivers better gradation and impact not attainable by any other means.
Additionally, fluid mounting works with all films where digital IR techniques do not work on silver halide negatives like these.

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