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    Re: Scanning Finished Tintype

    Thanks all. When time comes, I'll try lid open and closed, see what works best.
    I still think I'd prefer to keep my Creo for scanning non-metallic items, so I'll probably spring for a $50 Epson V39 soon.
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    Re: Scanning Finished Tintype

    Just picked up an Epson V39 off the local Craiglist for $35.00. I didn't want to risk scratching the glass on my Creo. It costs a lot to replace.

    The V39 is a nice little machine:
    • About the size of a 15" laptop, but much, much lighter.
    • USB powered, you can scan on the road with your laptop.
    • Scans prints up to letter size, so big enough for 8x10 plates.
    • Claims 4800x4800 resolution which probably means that 1200-1600 is ideal.



    Here's a scan I just made now of my best plate from 5 years ago:



    I scanned with lid closed, which makes the settings a bit tricker to adjust. I'll try scanning with a piece of black paper on top of the plate next time.
    Scanned at 1200 dpi, it gives a 17" x 21" print at 300 dpi, the scan took about 7 seconds.

    No, it's not as sharp as the Creo, but it does a fine job nonetheless, and tough to beat the price.

    Exactly what I wanted.

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    Re: Scanning Finished Tintype

    and a great shot of a wonderful sitter
    sin eater

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    Re: Scanning Finished Tintype

    Thanks, Randy.

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