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    what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    I know it won't be dust free, but more like less dust method for scanning 8x10's. I have an Epson V700. Just got an AN glass for it.

    Its driving me nuts!

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Try wet scan with the dedicated Holder.
    You need the holder ( roughly 100/120$), liquid (I use Kami) and Mylar sheets.

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Try wet scan with the dedicated Holder.
    You need the holder ( roughly 100/120$), liquid (I use Kami) and Mylar sheets.

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandro View Post
    Try wet scan with the dedicated Holder.
    You need the holder ( roughly 100/120$), liquid (I use Kami) and Mylar sheets.
    Hmmm, okay, I never really thought about it. I can do that with a V700?

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandro View Post
    Try wet scan with the dedicated Holder.
    You need the holder ( roughly 100/120$), liquid (I use Kami) and Mylar sheets.
    I've always been taught not to get negs wet. So after you scan the wet negs, what's your method of cleaning the negs afterwards? Do they need to get a quick wash and hang and dry again?

    I'm sorry if this is a basic question, I've always thought of wet scanning as an extremely arduous method. But I'm willing to learn from you guys!!

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandro View Post
    Try wet scan with the dedicated Holder.
    You need the holder ( roughly 100/120$), liquid (I use Kami) and Mylar sheets.
    I just searched this Aztek company, they are like down the block from where I work!

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Hate to disrupt the penchant of our techno obsessives, but unscented, non-coated Swiffers Dusters suck up dust better than anything. They do not create static, they remove the tiniest. Try them.
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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Hate to disrupt the penchant of our techno obsessives, but unscented, non-coated Swiffers Dusters suck up dust better than anything. They do not create static, they remove the tiniest. Try them.
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    I LOVE non photographic tools for stuff!! Thanks for the tip!

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    The Kami fluid evaporates quickly and doesn't need to be cleaned off the film. I've used it for a couple of years on the V750 (I think the wet mount holder is one of the things that makes a 750 a 750 instead of a 700)

    I used it primarily with 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 negs and it took me under 30 seconds to wet mount a sheet of film. I posted a video once that showed me doing it in 23 seconds. With 8 x 10 though I might consider the Swiffer route unless you want to make 8 x 10 foot prints,assuming you could find a printer big enough. Although some carpet companies use a 13 foot wide inkjet (sorry - "giclee") printer to print patterns and logos etc.

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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Andrada View Post
    The Kami fluid evaporates quickly and doesn't need to be cleaned off the film. I've used it for a couple of years on the V750 (I think the wet mount holder is one of the things that makes a 750 a 750 instead of a 700)
    Ahhh, interesting. So no messes. That's good to know. For some reason, in my head, I'm thinking "darn,i'm gonna have to clean and hang negs after scanning if I try this!"

    I used it primarily with 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 negs and it took me under 30 seconds to wet mount a sheet of film. I posted a video once that showed me doing it in 23 seconds. With 8 x 10 though I might consider the Swiffer route unless you want to make 8 x 10 foot prints,assuming you could find a printer big enough. Although some carpet companies use a 13 foot wide inkjet (sorry - "giclee") printer to print patterns and logos etc.
    Ohhhh, yes, I'll try the swiffer method.

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