A serendipitous combination of  many years of research involving
organic fluids, plastics  and solvents, and a love of photography led  to
ScanScience
Some of our Institutional Clients
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame -Center for  Creative
    Computing
  • University of California  Department of Art
  • University of Illinois
  • Salve Regina University
  • Princeton University
  • George Mason University -Center for Social
    Science Research
  • Owens Community College - Fine Arts Dept.
  • Ohio University - Chillicotte Campus
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Victoria College
  • Northwest College
  • Auburn College
  • University of Wyoming
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola University
  • Nanyang Technological University, School of
    Art and Design, Hong Kong
  • University of Winsconsin
  • Massashutes College of Art and Design
  • Bard College
  • Souther Illinois University
  • Walden University
  • Brandeis University
  • Massachusets Institute of Technology
  • University of Winsconsin
  • IvyTech Community College
  • Middle Tennesee State University
  • Portland State University
  • City University of New York
  • Hampshire College
  • Emory University
  • University of Hawaii
  • Gonzaga University
  • Art Center College od Design
  • University of Utah
  • Sothern Illionois College
  • Metropolitan Museum,  NY
  • New York Times
  • Government of Australia
  • ....And among the Non-Institutional Clients
    are many renowned Art Photographers
What  Users  Say About ScanScience
    From Iceland:
          Hi Dan:
    First I would like to say how very pleased I am with your product. It has worked out just
    brilliantly for me. I find it to be much easier then I had anticipated and I can't imagine
    doing this any other way. I think the quality I am getting from my Mamiya 7 (MF format
    6*7) scanned on the Nikon 9000 is just great and it makes me wonder if I will ever go
    digital.
    From Iceland:
          Hi Dan:
    First I would like to say how very pleased I am with your product. It has worked out just
    brilliantly for me. I find it to be much easier then I had anticipated and I can't imagine
    doing this any other way. I think the quality I am getting from my Mamiya 7 (MF format
    6*7) scanned on the Nikon 9000 is just great and it makes me wonder if I will ever go
    digital.
    From Italy:
    The ScanScience kit:  works very well.
    Lumina is handy for its spot-on evaporating rate (not so fast that it dries up during long scans, not
    so slow that takes forever to clean), nearly-absent smell, no residues, high flash point.
    The cleaner does its job nicely (Lumina doesn't leave halos so the cleaner doesn't need to work
    that hard!),
    Fernando Carulli
    fcarello@tiscali.it
    (Italy)
    From: Ellis Vener
    Subject: Response to ScanScience wet Mounting Pro Kit (V750) Revisited!

    The Lumina fluid is better than the KAMI fluid and the Scan Science approach
    glass above the film results in better  quality scans than with the Epson tray.
    From: Christopher Campbell
    Subject: Response to Nikon Coolscan 5000: Gepe 7012, focus, wet-mounting
    Date: 2005-10-18
    I posted this, and more, last night on robgalbraith.com:
    but thought that I should cross-post it here for completeness.

    As for miniature fluid mounts for 35 mm transparencies, I tried out my supplies from
    ScanScience  this weekend on the Nikon Coolscan 5000. The ScanScience  materials seem to be
    of very high quality, both the Lumina mounting fluid and the anti-static 4-mil polyester overlay
    sheets.

    .........  I hooked up with ScanScience and their amazing Wet Mounting System.  The results have
    been astounding with this setup.  In this time frame, between working 50 hours a week and
    family duties, I have wet scanned 112 Provia 100 4x5 chromes.
    ...........................................................................................................................
    ....I only want to tell all those who believe in Wet Mounting that this is the best scanning
    operation next to drum scanning.  I have had 2 drum scanning experts look at several of
    these wet mounted scans.  They could not believe they were not done on this scanner.
             ..........................................................
    Ed
    edwood44@hotmail.com
    From Italy:
    The ScanScience kit:  works very well.
    Lumina is handy for its spot-on evaporating rate (not so fast that it dries up during long scans, not
    so slow that takes forever to clean), nearly-absent smell, no residues, high flash point.
    The cleaner does its job nicely (Lumina doesn't leave halos so the cleaner doesn't need to work
    that hard!),

    Fernando Carulli
    fcarello@tiscali.it
    (Italy)
    Stockphoto Forum
    http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?
    threadid=64557&messageid=964603&source=rssforums#post964603

    Umax Poowerlock 3000, Film Fuji Pro 160S image (from a 645 neg) at 3000dpi.

    Using a ScanScience film holder and fluid mounting kit . Fluid holds the film perfectly flat. I tend
    to mention them (ScanScience) a lot because the kit really has made a difference in the quality of
    my scans. I don't really like using fluid, because it takes more time, but I haven't been able to
    match the results any other way. Besides keeping the film flat, the kit can adjust the height of the
    film on a flatbed to the ideal focal distance for that scanner.
    Date: 2005-10-18
    I posted this, and more, last night on robgalbraith.com:

    http://forums.robgalbraith.com/showflat.php?
    Cat=0&Number=364754&an=0&page=0&gonew=1#UNREAD
    but thought that I should cross-post it here for completeness.

    As for miniature fluid mounts for 35 mm transparencies, I tried out my supplies from
    ScanScience  this weekend on the Nikon Coolscan 5000. The ScanScience  materials seem to be
    of very high quality, both the Lumina mounting fluid and the anti-static 4-mil polyester overlay
    sheets.

    From the USA

    "I have converted entirely to the ScanScience way and abandoned my makeshift oil
    methods.  ..I never make dry film scans anymore, it throws away too much quality....
    Everyone out there who is serious about getting the best possible scans needs to be doing
    wet scanning and ScanScience makes it affordable on almost any scanner. "  

    CTEIN, PHOTO TECHNIQUES NOV / DEC 2009                          From the USA
    "FYI: Almost all of the images in my Latest and Portfolio categories are wet scanned using your
    supplies and materials and the results are fantastic! Thank you."
    www.jecxz.com.
    From: "Ed Gurrie" <edwood44@hotmail.com>
    Date: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 pm
    Subject: RE: [SCANMAX - Fluid / Wet Mounting Techniques

    I use the liquid mounting system developed by ScanScience  and have scanned over 100 4x5
    chromes (provia 100) at the full optical res on the microtek 1000xl pro (3200 dpi). using scratch
    removal and multi sampling at 4 to 8x, the digital master file is close to 1 gigabyte !!!!!. the
    resulting print size at 300 dpi is ~42" x 54". The difference between liquid mounting and without it
    is truly amazing. this liquid mounting system has been so well designed by Dan that when i
    compared a couple of these large files to a drum scan that 2 experts could not tell the difference. I
    spend a lot of time coming to use this system due to all the "work" involved. now i can prep and
    scan this big file within 40 minutes. Thanks Dan for all your hard work.
Copyright ScanScience 2010
ScanScience
Fluid Scanning Technology
ABOUT US
Materials and Process Engineering  (SAMPE), the Society of Plastics Engineers, and
The Canadian Society of Spectroscopy.  I hold several US and Canadian patents
European and US Firms on products based on organic fluids.

LUMINA Optical Super Fluid is our innovative contribution to the art, a Scanning Fluid  
unlike any other ever offered.

Our unique technical capabilities and expertise in critical areas of Chemistry and
physics are a benefit to our customers.  We are going into the sixth year in business,
we are located in Ontario, Canada near Waterloo, where the Blackberry originates.

You can buy with the confidence that your orders will be dealt with responsibly and
honestly and that we will be help you after the purchase if you need advice.  
Technical support is part of our product.
Sincerely:
Dan Max