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    DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    I wonder how many owners of Howtek and DPL users are members of the forum. It could be helpful to notify of tips, fixes, documents, parts, etc. Please post the scanner(s) model.
    Thanks!!!

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    Let's start, D4000, 7500 and Premier.

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    Well I have a D4000 and DPL

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    Same.

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    Had a D4000, which I was running with Silverfast. Just acquired a 7500, with Aurora software and documentation. Not sure yet if I will operate the scanner with Aurora, or with Silverfast, or DPL. DPL would represent a sizable investment (computer + DPL) over purchasing Silverfast and operating with a MAC.

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    Hi,

    I have a Howtek SM 4500 and DPL Pro.

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    DPL8000 here w/ DPL Software

    Whilst away from LA for a few years, I'm renting it to a friend who has a lab so she can make some money from scanning with it since her Colorgetter bit the dust 2yrs back

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    I have a Howtek 8000 with DPL Software...

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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    Aztek Premier (with DPL Pro, of course, its required.)

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    DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    A couple of tips for DIY risk takers. Be careful when "playing" with the scanner or you could damage it.

    6500/7500/8000/Premier
    These scanners do not use a lens in the FOTI so the FORI assembly becomes a mirror, reducing the dmax. While scanning film you could remove the lamp in the FORI or just, as an experienced user suggested, cover with a piece of metal painted black. Same should be considered for thin reflective materials.

    8000/Premier
    The scanner bearing used in the scanner is similar to the one used in the d4000 but a different brand. The one in the d4000 is branded FAG (better). The one in the 8000 and Premier were made by Kaydon. Scanner operating in commercial environments should request to have it check next time the scanner goes for maintenance. For DIY you could also replace the balls for ceramic ones and use fluoro grease.

    D4000/4500/8000/Premier
    If the scanner is properly aligned the drum should benefit with extra symmetrically placed pads. In the scanners with plastic support check first the gap when mounted next to one of the pads with a bit of play-doh to determine the right thickness of the extra ones.

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