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  • David Wall
    Thanks to everyone who responded with good suggestions and advice. Yours truly, Dave
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 25, 2004
      Thanks to everyone who responded with good suggestions and advice.

      Yours truly,

      Dave


      On Mar 23, 2004, at 7:03 PM, M a n i f e s t o P r e s s wrote:

      > Before designing, I worked 8 years doing prepress production work, drum
      > scanning, retouching and color-correction for a major Boston service
      > bureau
      > and publishing house. I also trained and purchased equipment for
      > printers
      > who were bringing their prepress in-house. Nothing compares to an
      > oil-mount
      > transparency drum scan, or a dry/dry-powder mount drum scan. If your
      > looking
      > for average results, and don’t need scans for annual reports, or
      > magazine
      > covers, the flatbed will be fine. If you’re looking for a scanner that
      > will
      > produce decent quality scans for letterpress, digital color output or
      > “Modern-Postcard-quality-offset” almost any flatbed with a transparency
      > attachment should be fine. The old flatbed technology was either really
      > expensive or crappy. Today, most flatbeds are in the same general
      > ballpark,
      > but still do not match the quality and image detail of a professional
      > drum
      > scan, especially if you need a 35 mm to print as full-size fold out
      > center
      > spread.
      >
      > If you know Photoshop, you can basically work with just about any
      > scanner.
      >
      >
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Bryan
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