I am just starting to work with Polaroid Type 55 film and I'd like to scan in my negatives and then work with them and print them out on my inkjet printer.
I have a few questions about scanning Type 55 film.
1) I know that a number of scanners -- like Epson 4990 and Microtek i800 -- have dedicated 4x5 film holders for scanning. If you use these holders will you be able to scan in the distinctive "edges" of Type 55 film (including "grabber" holes), or do these get cut off from scanning by the holder?
2) And if these do get cut off, as an alternative, could you scan Type 55 using the transparency holder that comes with these scanners, instead of the dedicated film holder?
3) And . . . I've been told that you can not lay negatives directly on the scanner glass as you would a photo or drawing, because a) negatives have to be backlit to scan them, which is what you get when using dedicated film holders and (I think) the transparency holder; and b) you get ghosting and other oddities if you lay negatives directly on scanner glass. . . . But I recently visited a photographer's web site where he said that he scanned his Type 55 negs by laying them on the scanner glass and then covering them with a piece of anti-newton glass. SO, I'm not sure which info is true -- that you can scan negatives laying them directly on scanner glass or that you can't.