• You can not create in Photoshop the data that was missed in the scan, reason why the
    scanning software is of prime importance.
  • The Epson V750 includes the full version of Silverfast. A multiple exposure version of
    Silverfast, available as a special upgrade,  it increases the dynamic range even further
    digging into the shadows and getting detail out of the highlights.
  • Silverfast multiple exposure has unique auto-registration feature which means that
    subsequent passes are all perfectly registered with the first, avoiding the loss of sharpness
    which is the downfall of multiple scan software. To find out more about Silverfast click on the
    image above.
Standard squeegees are supplied with kits. To upgrade to  
Pro squeegees with rubber blades.
ScanScience Scanning glass is finely
crafted to small tolerances and bevelled
with smooth corners for safety. Scanning
plates are only 1mm thick, a back up
plate added to your order will ensure
peace of mind. It is a must with plate
sizes beyond the single slide format.
1- FLAT BED SCANNERS  -  Kits for my Epson V850/ V800 -  V750 / V 700
Cottone Gloves
INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL COMPONENTS for the ScanScience Epson V750 / Epson V700 Kits  Standard Formats: 35mm / MF / 4x5
    Often Asked Questions
  • Q: If I order the 4x5 TKK can I USE IT TO fluid scan 35 mm ?
  • A: You can but you loose the convenience of a dedicated adapter for
    35 mm and the ability to scan 6 frame film strips. You have to cut the
    frames of 35 mm or MF, the inconvenience will be minor but if you
    have a lot of film in this format you might as well buy the dedicated
    adapter.
  • When using the dedicated adapter, the fluid mount fits exactly into the
    adapter with no manual alignment  being required and you can scan
    strip film as well.
  • Q: I have 6x7 in film strips, which kit should I order?  
  • If you format is 6x7 and  you have multiple frames in a strip, you
    should order the 250mm SK.
THE EPSON V750 / V700 SCANNER
  • The Epson V750/V700 are dual optics, fixed focus flatbed scanners capable of scanning all  format up to 8x10.
  • These scanners have undergone considerable improvements in resolution and dynamic range and for medium and large format rival drum scanners.
  • The software included does not restrict the scanning area to that of the holder but can be adjusted to awhatever size is wished.
  • The V750 Pro is supplied with a fluid mount tray, unique in the industry. The inclusion of a fluid mounting tray recognizes fluid scanning as the best medium for delivering high
    quality scans. Epson intended to position this scanner as a substitute for drum scanners in the larger formats.
  • The fluid mount tray supplied however can't withstand scanning fluids, and with the film on top of the glass, it subjects the image-forming-light to the additional refraction of 2.5 mm
    thick glass. What the image gains by fluid scanning, it loses to glass refraction.
  • In addition, the focus plane with the film placed on top of the glass is elevated to 3mm, higher than the optimum plane of focus for these scanners which is around .5 mm.
    This and several other compromises, has led professional photographers and archivists to replace the tray with ScanScience system.

    Wet Mounting or fluid scanning has the potential for greatly improving image quality but it can be  
    undermined by refraction if additional glass is placed between the film and the sensors. ScanSceince
    avoids additional refraction by placing the film under the fluid mounting plate (not above it as with the
    Epson adapter).  The ScanScience Pro kit uses an optical scanning plate just 1 mm thick, -as thick as a
    microscope slide.

    Referring to the figures below:
    FIG. 1 -  With Epson fluid mounting tray, the image forming light travels through a total of 4 mm of glass,
    2mm for the fluid mounting adapter and 2 mm for the glassbed, before reaching the sensors.   
    FIG. 2, 3  With the ScanScience Pro Kit, the image-forming light emerging from the film is NOT refracted
    by the adapter's glass plate.
    Fig. 3 shows that the film elevation can be adjusted by fractions of a mm. to match the optimum focus
    plane of the scanner actual unit,  which may differ from the nominal optimal
    The V750 / 700 Scanner Optimal Focus  Plane. Calibration for Maximum Sharpness
  • The Epson V750 / V700 has two fixed focus planes, one for smaller films that uses the high
    resolution high pass optics.  To access the high resolution optics you need Silverfast or Vuescan.
    You can not use Epson Scan.
  • A lower focus plane for larger films and opaque material, using the low  pass optics.
  • The scanner software switches from one to the other depending on the resolution called for.
  • ScanScience  kits for 4X5 and smaller film utilize the high pass optics. Kits for larger films such as  
    8x10 , utilize the low pass optics.
  • The ScanScience kits aligns the film perfectly to the custom-sized glass for the format you order,
    and the adapter automatically masks all the area around the film for maximum dynamic range
    and Dmax.
  • Scanners are known to vary their optimal plane of focus from the nominal spec. The ScanScience
    TKK Pro kits facilitate precise adjustment of the plane of focus by allowing scans at above and
    below optimum elevation. This approach also is used with other flatbed scanners. A typical
    adjustment of elevation via calibrated shims is illustrated below.
ADJUSTING ELEVATION WITH THE EPSON SCANNERS
With the Epson V750 / V700 scanners the adapter and shims provided allow
adjusting the elevation to 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7 and 2.9 mm.
With the other Epson scanners the adapter and shims provided allow adjusting the
elevation to 0.5 0.7, 1.0, 1.2, 1.6 and 1.8. mm.

Turn Key Kits (TKK)  and Supplemental Kits (SK) include a calibrated adapter which
together with the shims supplied are grouped to achieve optimum elevation and
sharpest focus. No screws to turn, or screw turns to keep track of.  To adjust
elevation just shuffle the shims and run scans at varying elevations to find the
optimum elevation for sharpest focus for your scanner.
Once you find the optimum elevation, retain the shim combination by bonding them
with the double sided tape included with the kit and forget it. You will do all scans at
this elevation.

(Three scans with a plastic holder with a screw system would require 32 screws to
turn and keep track of;  it is so laborious that most people don't do it and scan at
elevation that is not optimal)  
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SCANNER KITS
SCANNING GLASS
OVERLAYS
GLASS CLEANER
SQUEEGEE
PRO SQUEEGEE
FOCUSING TARGET
FILM HANDLING GLOVES
SHIMs
MASKS
FILM CLEANER
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