advantage of calling your nearest CreoScitex (Kodak) flatbed scanner dealer
is that now offers a wide range of flatbed scanners to suit every budget
and every task, presuming
you want a professional scanner.
Creo film slidescanner
Kodak (CreoScitex) does not produce low-end entry level scanners. Kodak EverSmart Supreme and iQ3
scanners are constructed from the ground up for professional
prepress use. If you want a cheap scanner where the only thing "professional"
about it is the advertising hype, then go for Umax or Microtek.
If your clients can't tell the difference, might as well use an
ordinary scanner (Nikon or Epson). But if your clients pay for
top quality, you better be prepared to deliver.
a FLAAR review by Nicholas Hellmuth is a factual introduction to
reality. You might think our reviewer as a technical degree, but
not at all (his PhD is in art history, and in an era when digital
imaging did not exist yet). If we can take a scanner out of the
box and get outstanding results, then surely you can also. The Kodak (CreoScitex)
Supreme exceeded all our expectations. The scans were fabulous.
We know, since we have a wide format printer; we enlarged all the
scans to giant proportions to check how well the scanner handled
35mm slides, medium format transparencies, 4x5's, etc.
anticipate that the Scitex scanner will give the Fuji
C-550 Lanovia a run for its money.
The reason we decided to try the Creo line of scanners was because
FujiFilm turned out to be not quite ready for the Internet. Two
years ago their corporate web site did not even include a single
e-mail, not even an "info" e-mail.
FLAAR itself tried. FujiFilm appeared to have a concrete wall around
its corporate headquarters that could not be pierced. Even when
we met with company managers at a large international trade show,
we got no indication that FujiFilm had an interest in making its
scanners available via the Internet.
we visited with the capable people from Creo, at the same trade
show. Creo knows what the Internet is, and that people worldwide
seek information on the Internet (which is why FLAAR has developed
this network of 8 sites and over 500 pages of content).
EverSmart scanner has now arrived, we will have "first
impressions" on the air shortly. In the meantime, we
saw the Creo scanners at the trade show, and of course
we already knew the international reputation of Scitex.
double-box at the left is the oil-mounting station (optional,
not required). The actual scanner is in the box at the right.
Jazz flatbed scanner, 2000x6000 dpi, $12,950
Jazz+ flatbed scanner, 2540x7620, $15,950 (reasonable price for
such a high-powered unit)
EverSmart ProII, 3175x8200, used to be $34,950 (does more and costs
less than other high end scanners; price dropped considerably recently)
EverSmart Supreme, 5600x14,000, the high point of the high-end,
currently about $45,000, down from $54,950.
| Newly arrived at FLAAR, the Creo
EverSmart Supreme flatbed scanner
If you are in the USA, and have general questions about Scitex, CreoScitex, Creo
or Kodak scanners, you can obtain further information from Creo (Kodak)
directly: 1 800 685-9462.
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