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

    >> How about Mylar sheets? Any affordable alternatives<<

    Duralar. Here are some tips I put up for making your own reasonably priced fluid mounting kit.

    http://www.betterscanning.com/scanni...dmounting.html

    Many of my customers have switched to Gamsol and have been happy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ericantonio View Post
    Does that stuff (gamsol) easy to clean off? Does it evaporate off the negative like the Kami stuff?
    Yes. It's practically identical (although the Aztek folks will try to convince you otherwise).
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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Quote Originally Posted by GMason View Post
    Does the wet scan really make a difference?
    Even if it doesn't solve your dust problem, it will make sharper scans & can aid in hiding scratches.
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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    It does make a difference. Is it enough of a difference to justify the hassle? Only you can say.
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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Hassle? I never found wet mounting to be a hassle on a flatbed. Quick and easy IMHO. Key was getting a small squeegee or brayer at an art supply store and using a copious amount of fluid.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ericantonio View Post
    Hmmm, okay, I never really thought about it. I can do that with a V700?
    I use a V 750 Pro, the 700 should be the same.

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

    I should be able to use my better scanning AN glass and holder for this right? I don't have to buy the dedicated Epson glass film holder?

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

    Don't see any reason why you couldn't wet mount to the BS glass instead of taping the film to it. But I haven't tried it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Andrada View Post
    Hassle? I never found wet mounting to be a hassle on a flatbed. Quick and easy IMHO. Key was getting a small squeegee or brayer at an art supply store and using a copious amount of fluid.
    I bought a brayer, but it actually deposits dust on the mylar. I find that wadding up a large antistatic cloth & swiping it across the mylar works much better. Work from the center to the edges, just like rolling pie dough.
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    Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    I didn't notice dust when I used the brayer but the small squeegee was easier to use. Lint free wipe also worked OK but I liked the squeegee best. YMMV as ususual.

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