thanks for all the feedback. i have to admit it somehow seems "too easy" to just tape them on the glass after all the postings i've seen back and forth about wet mounting and holder height adjustments, etc. Anyway, not to beat a dead horse but i'd really like to clarify that there are no focus / newton rings (already answered by one person i know) or anything that might keep it from producing quality scans for potential small/medium (printed size ~ 11x14 max) gallery type work? i just am trying to make sure it's going to work for what i need, we were burned at my old office by all the claimed capability of a large microtek flatbed (~$1400) which turned out to be a big pile of crap. thanks again.