scan of a 35mm slide from this slide scanner is good enough to print
on a wide format Encad printer.
large format enlargement of a jaguar demonstrates the capabilities
of a Nikon CoolScan
35mm slide scanner. Not bad for 35mm. Not bad for a print
that was nowhere near any photographic darkroom.
not bad for someone who never studied graphics, computers (actually
I never studied photography either). After all,
I went to Harvard during the '60's, when we were supposed to do
our own thing. My thing in those days was to wander around Mexico,
Guatemala, and Honduras photographing Maya ruins. Half a century
later I am still wandering around Central America and still photographing
Maya ruins. Having all this digital equipment in my own office sure
makes it all the more enjoyable.
Color quality results from a hardware RIP
server, here the blue computer on the left. EFI Fiery RIP (Electronics
use only Encad inks (to use any other voids the warranty) but we
enjoy experimenting with media from other
suppliers. Here, media from American Ink Jet Corporation.
of the pussy cat in the Encad print.
nice thing about the Encad
is that the ink seems to last forever. We keep printing, day and
night, week after week, and there is still more than enough ink
in the reservoir. We feel this is the honest way to engineer a printer.
in the FLAAR Digital Imaging Technology Center is powered by an
EFI Fiery RIP. This Fiery XJ-W hardware RIP is great because it
immediately takes over from the Macintosh (or PC) computer, and
releases the main computer back to you. You can continue working
on something else while the Fiery RIPs the image.
sure to read the review of the newer EFI Fiery hardware RIPs on
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