Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Plustek will showcase their next-generation 35mm slide, negative and photo scanners at The Photography Show held at the NEC in Birmingham between 19-22 March 2016. Two brand new models are on display: the Plustek ePhoto Z300 – a consumer focused dedicated photo scanner – and the recently announced Optic Film 135, a motor-driven 35mm film scanner (pictured). Offering a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi, the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as preset filters and effects. Users can also upload images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Picasa. With a special, separately sold film holder, the scanner is also capable of digitising panoramic images – up to 120mm across - shot on 35mm film. In the UK, the Plustek OpticFilm 135 is priced at £245 + VAT.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Plustek have announced the UK launch of their new OpticFilm 135 film scanner. Offering a motorised film transport system and a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi; the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as preset filters and effects. Users can also upload images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Picasa. With a special, separately sold film holder, the scanner is also capable of digitising panoramic images – up to 120mm across - shot on 35mm film. Available now, the Plustek OpticFilm 135 is priced at £245.00 plus VAT.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Plustek have announced a new 35mm film scanner with motorised film transport for automated batch scanning. Offering a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi; the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as preset filters and effects. Users can also upload images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Picasa. The Plustek OpticFilm 135 is priced at $399 and is available exclusively through B&H Photo Video and Adorama in the United States. UK availability and pricing to be confirmed.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Plustek have announced a new single-sheet scanner that is specifically designed to digitise photos without scratching or harming them. With a flatbed photo scanner, users need four steps to scan: lift the scanner’s lid, lay the photos out one-by-one on the scanning bed, close the lid and scan. The Plustek ePhoto Z300 enables users to simply insert a print, which is then detected, grabbed and automatically scanned by the scanner. “The ePhoto Z300 makes it easy to convert your old photo albums, which is especially nice during the holidays,” said Robert Fuchs, marketing manager for Plustek USA. “The ePhoto is designed to take in photos one-by-one to ensure smooth scanning and turn them into high-quality digital images.” The Plustek ePhoto Z300 is priced at $199 and is available exclusively through B&H and Adorama.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Canon today announced the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device for high-quality photo and document printing. Featuring an improved wireless printing experience for compatible smartphone and tablet users through the updated Canon PRINT application, users can easily print from and scan images and documents to several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Evernote, Creative Park and Creative Park Premium, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. New features include the ability to print images directly from Instagram so those special moments can live beyond the digital feed. Available now in three colours -- white, black or red -- for an estimated retail price of $79.99, the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device comes complete with Canon's My Image Garden and Full HD Movie Print applications to help users produce clear images of frames from videos captured on select Canon EOS Digital SLRs, PowerShot Digital Cameras, and VIXIA Camcorders.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Lasersoft has announced a new, paid upgrade for its SilverFast software, which incorporates a printer calibration tool. The ICC printer calibration utilises a flatbed scanner, whose colours are first adjusted with SilverFast’s patented auto IT8 calibration method, as a measuring device for profiling the printer. Users simply print a test chart using their printer and scan this chart with their IT8 calibrated scanner. SilverFast then calculates an ICC profile for their printer and the paper and ink combination. Those who already have SilverFast 8.5 for their scanner can purchase the upgrade for $99.
Friday, May 8, 2015
QromaScan is a smartphone-based photo "scanning" solution that digitises and tags prints in one step using voice recognition. Users simply place their iPhone on top of Qroma Scan's LED illuminated lightbox, and use a natural language phrase the tell the innovative QromaScan app the date, location and people in their photos. By sliding photos into the lightbox, the QromaScan app dials in the best visual settings and captures the image with the appropriate metadata. Photos are automatically organised using metadata tags that are recognised by external applications such as Adobe Lightroom. QromaScan is available for preorder now on Kicksrtarter
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Epson today added the Epson Perfection V39 to its line of Perfection flatbed scanners. Featuring 4800 dpi hardware resolution, no warm-up time and buttons to scan directly to e-mail and PDFs, the compact Perfection V39 allows consumers to scan and share photos to Facebook, Google Drive and other cloud services. The USB powered scanner requires only one source for power and connection to the computer, with no AC adapter needed. The removable lid makes it possible to scan bulky photo albums. The Epson Perfection V39 ($99.99) is now available through major retailers across the USA.
Friday, March 6, 2015
At The Photography Show (21st-24th March 2015, Stand D81, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham) Epson is demonstrating its latest photo printers and scanners. Visitors will see Epson’s new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ photo printer, Perfection V850 Pro (pictured) and Perfection V800 Photo film and photo flatbed scanners, as well as the company's first compact six-colour photo production printer, the SureLab D700. “The Photography Show is the perfect opportunity for Epson to demonstrate its range of highly-reliable, easy-to-use, high-quality photo printers and flatbed scanners,” says Nick White, business manager for ProGraphics at Epson UK. “Whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer or you’re involved in the imaging industry, Epson has something for you.”
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Epson Perfection V19 is a compact flatebed photo and document scanner offers an affordable scanning solution with 4800dpi x 4800dpi resolution. The device's LED technology allows for fast scanning with no warm-up time, and the scanner’s built-in kickstand enables vertical placement for convenient upright scanning and storage. For added flexibility, the scanner features a removable lid to accommodate scanning for bulky photo albums and Epson Easy Photo Fix technology to restore colour to faded photos and remove dust.The Epson Perfection V19 ($69.99) is now available online at the website below.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Reflecta imaging products, has announced the immediate availability of the new Reflecta 3-in1 scanner. Equipped with a 5-megapixel area-array CMOS sensor with 3 white LEDs, the Reflecta 3-in1 scanner digitizes your 35mm slides, negatives or photographic prints in 2 seconds. The included holders accommodate 9x13, 10x15 and 13x18cm prints, film strips of up to 6 frames or 3 mounted slides. Images can be viewed on the 2.4inch display and the scanned files then saved on SD(HC), MemoryStick and MemoryStick Pro cards, and transferred to a PC via USB 2.0. The suggested retail price is £106.38.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Kenro has announced the immediate UK availability of the Reflecta RPS 10M 35mm film scanner. Featuring a resolution of 10,000dpi and a dMax of of 4.2, the Reflecta RPS 10M boasts a hardware-based dust and scratch removal system as well as an auto transport system for film strips of up to 36 frames. The suggested retail price is £696 including a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Epson V850 Pro scanner looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Epson V850 Pro scanner.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Epson Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo are two new film scanners. The Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo provide the ultimate in professional scanning quality, speed and productivity across a wide range of positive and negative film formats, including 35mm strip, 35mm slide, medium format and 5x4 inch. The feature-rich Perfection V850 Pro is the ideal scanner for professional photographers and advanced amateurs. Photo enthusiasts wishing to scan an extensive collection of film in a variety of formats will find the Perfection V800 Photo provides easy to use functionality with fast, high-resolution results.The Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo will be shown for the first time in Europe at Photokina.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Kenro has just announced the UK availability of the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner. Boasting a resolution of 10,000 x 5,000 dpi and a Dmax value of 3.9, the Reflecta ProScan 10T has infrared and white LED light sources, andhardware-based dust- and scratch-removal technology. Capable of scanning loose strips of negative and transparency film as well as mounted slides, the scanner comes bundled with Scansoftware Cyberview and Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. The recommended retail price is £486.60.
Friday, August 22, 2014
In addition to the new Pixma all-in-one printers, Canon has also announced a refresh to its CanoScan range with two new devices, LiDE 120 and LiDE 220. The CanoScan LiDE 120 (£69.99/€79.99) is a stylish LiDE scanner that replaces the current LiDE 110. Thanks to a CIS sensor, it delivers a scan resolution of 2400x4800dpi and produces an A4 300dpi scan in 16 seconds. Replacing the LiDE 210, the CanoScan LiDE 220 (£89.99/€109.99) includes an additional fifth EZ button, which provides users with the ability to create a multipage PDF document without returning to their PC. The device delivers scans with a resolution of 4800x4800dpi, thanks to the CIS sensor, and can produce an A4 300dpi scan in 10 seconds. Both models will be available in September.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Plustek USA has launched a new instant rebate programme for selected scanners. The eligible products include - alongside a number of document scanners and book scanning devices - the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i AI, a 35mm film scanner featuring a hardware resolution of 7200x7200ppi and an infrared channel for dust and scratch removal (pictured). Those purchasing the OpticFilm 8200i AI before 30th September are entitled to an instantrebate of $70.
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Reflecta x9-Scan is a new, battery-operated standalone device designed to quickly digitise your 35mm negatives and slides. Featuring a 5-megapixel area-array sensor, the Reflecta x9-Scan can save the resultant digital images to separately SD/SDHC memory cards. The photos can be viewed immediately on the x9-Scan's 2.4" LCD screen or your TV set. A bundled USB cable allows the device to be hooked up to a laptop or desktop computer. The scope of delivery also includes the ArcSoft Media Impression image editing software, which can be used both under Windows and Mac. The Reflecta x9-Scan is available for £95.76 including VAT.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Hasselblad's recently launched trade-in promotion on the Flextight X1 and X5 film scanners is now also available to customers living in the United States. Until 30 June 2014 you can get $5000 off the price of a Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner and $3000 off a Hasselblad Flextight X1 scanner when you trade in your old scanner, regardless of make or model. For details, contact your local Hasselblad stockist..
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Haselblad has announced a trade-in promotion on its Flextight X1 and X5 scanners. Between now and 30 June 2014 you can get €3,600 off the price of an X5 and €2.300 off an X1 when you trade in your old scanner, regardless of make or model. For details, contact your local Hasselblad stockist.