RE: Use of scanner for EM B&W Negatives

From:Andrew Shand

Use of scanner for EM B&W Negatives
We use an Epson1250 to scan EM negatives and are very happy with it.  I think that most modern scanners, with a transparency adaptor that can cope with your negative size, would work just as well.  The real issue is the ergonomics.  How quickly? How easily?  Scanners do vary tremendously in how well they handle negatives.
For scanning your slides and especially if you have  lot to do it would be easier to use a dedicated transparency machine. 
Andy Shand
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Henwood []
Sent: 08 January 2003 02:35
To: ''
Subject: Use of scanner for EM B&W Negatives

Hope 2003 is good for you all!!

We are looking at purchasing a photo scanner (Probably an EPSON Perfection 2450 Photo). We will be using it to scan old 35mm slides for new Powerpoint presentations.

Since it will also scan negatives and produce positive immages, I was wondering whether it could scan Electron Microscope negatives as well. This would save a good deal of effort and money in enlarging and printing onto photographic paper.

Has anyone tried this?
Any recommendations?

Thanks for your consideration,

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: (02) 9845 3306
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