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    replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Where to get them from?
    Do any of you fellows know the source of spare parts for those epson scanners in the UK, or elswhere?
    I will appreciate any hint.
    peter
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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsikel View Post
    Where to get them from?
    Do any of you fellows know the source of spare parts for those epson scanners in the UK, or elswhere?
    I will appreciate any hint.
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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Bryant View Post

    Contacted and talked to.
    But sadly, they do not ship their things outside US country due to their epson`s contract policy.
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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Quote Originally Posted by ajsikel View Post
    Contacted and talked to.
    But sadly, they do not ship their things outside US country due to their epson`s contract policy.
    Did you inquire about a Euro distributor? Epson may be able to direct you as well with an email inquiry.

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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Bryant View Post
    Did you inquire about a Euro distributor? Epson may be able to direct you as well with an email inquiry.

    yes. I talked to them as well.
    Will post here, if something turns out right, just for others future reference,
    cheers
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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    I use a Umax 4x5 holder in my 4990. It's built better and is more sturdy than the Epson holder. I don't know about buying from Poland but if I were buying one I'd go here:

    http://www.umax.com/scanners/index.j...=03000090-0000
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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    You might also try a “homemade” holder – the one I use is better than the Epson holder that came with my 4990.

    Even if you’re committed to Epson holders, you can make a holder of your own while you search, order & wait for replacements.

    You can simply use a piece of store-bought, anti-glare glass, tape the film to its underside, and use various things to support the glass (and adjust its height) above the scanner’s surface – post-it note pads, pennies, etc.

    If you try this, you might like it, and decide to cancel that order!

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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    You might also try a “homemade” holder – the one I use is better than the Epson holder that came with my 4990.

    Even if you’re committed to Epson holders, you can make a holder of your own while you search, order & wait for replacements.

    You can simply use a piece of store-bought, anti-glare glass, tape the film to its underside, and use various things to support the glass (and adjust its height) above the scanner’s surface – post-it note pads, pennies, etc.

    If you try this, you might like it, and decide to cancel that order!

    cheers
    www.symbiosa.dphoto.com
    I am a lith printer

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    Re: replacement Negative Holders for Epson 4870/4990

    Have you heard about, or considered, the Betterscanning holders, from

    www.betterscanning.com

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