optical dpi, true dpi, no sweet spot limitation, you get full
5000 dpi across entire surface.
scanning area is flush with the surface of the equipment,
so you can scan large books, large paintings, drawings,
pictures, photo enlargements, sections of larger objects
that have a particular detail you wish to record at high
quality. Here we are scanning 40 slides.
dpi to enlarge 35mm to print at poster size
for medium format negs and transparencies to print at banner
dpi for a 4x5 format chrome to print at banner or billboard
to handle 11x17 tabloid oversize (13x18 inch full bleed) or
corresponding A3 oversize
enough to handle prints and small posters
enough to take 40 35mm slides in a single scan (pictured below)
software automatically numbers each individual slide in
such a batch scan
free design and construction. All lesser scanners vibrate and
wobble when operating, they have to, as the mechanism inside initiates
wobble the minute it begins to do a scan. The Fuji is constructed
of industrial strength iron girders and has a central spine of
solid iron (pictured below, a view below the scanning plane).
to use software that allows you do go as deep as you wish. Beginners
can stay on the surface, professionals can go much deeper to find
everything then need to fine tune the color corrections needed
to rescue most normal prints and negatives.
bit data per color results in better colors that your eyes notice
3D scanning capability; some other flatbed scanners are so oriented
to prepress needs that they focus exclusively on the glass plate.
The Fuji naturally focuses here as well, but the depth of field
also allows impressive 3D scans.
scanner looks as though it were made by Krupp heavy industries.
The frame looks like it was constructed in the 1800's when workmanship
and heavy-duty parts were the norm. The result is that this scanner
should last well into the coming millennium. Your investment is
protected by the professional design and sturdy construction. This
is definitely a scanner that offers cost-effectiveness because it
will last for years and years.
scanner is intended for people who value quality, so is not an appropriate
choice if you want a cheap scanner made primarily out of plastic.
Due to the design and construction (to reduce vibration) this is
not a desktop model and thus not very portable. Otherwise, if anyone
can figure out a negative aspect of this scanner, please let us
know at Flaar_Maya@yahoo.com.
We anticipate testing competing models from other companies such
as Heidelberg Prepress, so check back in to this site in a few months.
Conclusion, all plus and not a noticeable minus.
x 35 cm surface is over 13 x 18 inches (so larger than tabloid
full bleed, A3 oversize). Ask for a demo, Fujifilm Electronic
Imaging,www.ffei.co.uk, offices in all major countries and
most large cities.
comparisons: since this scanner is larger, has 5000 optical
dpi over the entire bed, and prepress quality software, it is rather
unfair to compare it to other scanners which are smaller, have full
dpi only down the sweet spot (a narrow band down the center of the
scanner). Price is likewise unfair to compare, since this scanner
is so well constructed it will last almost forever. Cheaper scanners
cost less but will vibrate themselves out of register, or fail altogether.
Other scanners have sunken flatbed plates, so you cannot scan any
books or large objects.
scanners from Fuji: at Photokina 2000 and other trade shows it was
possible to look at several other new scanners by Fuji. These new
Fuji scanners offer outstanding value compared to other higher priced
models with less features. We are trying to get a contact address
as to where these scanners can be purchased on the USA.
people who have tried to buy a Fuji Lanovia scanner have e-mailed
us back that they were unable to find any easy means to contact
Fuji. So we tried and found the same problem. No e-mail, no user-friendly
atmosphere on the FujiFilm web site. As a result we went to a trade
show (GraphExpo) to find a scanner from another company which was
as good if not better than the Fuji. After speaking with a variety
of people at all kinds of booths, and especially speaking with scanning
technicians, we can now report to have found a potentially better
alternative, namely the EverSmart professional
flatbed scanner from Scitex.
We hope you find www.scitex.com more user friendly. If not let us
know (e-mail FLAARMAYA@aol.com) and we will send you the
telephone number and e-mail of key Scitex people so you can get
information directly). Another plus, the EverSmart appears to be
reviews of the Fuji C-550 Lanovia on
3-D objects (rabbits) and then showing the resulting
35mm slides all at once.
a 3-D object scanned with a 1200 dpi scanner and the Fuji
5000 dpi scanner.
large enough to scan an object up to 45 cm long. Here
we show how this scanner handles a large 3-D object, a carved
wooden effigy of a jaguar.
of a scan of a native Mexican handicraft to reveal the full
detail in depth of focus that the Fuji C-550 Lanovia can
especially beautiful scans done with the Fuji scanner, on
of this page of all the internal links to this site.
of architectural history
(Missouri Ozarks) done with Fuji scanner. Bottom of the
4x5 chromes with the Fuji results in ability to enlarge
small details to poster size (jade).
discussion of the Fuji Lanovia flatbed scanner.
of the drum scanners which Fujifilm also makes.
now being prepared, FLAAR reports by the Senior Review
Editor on flatbed scanners for prepress, photo archives,
and museums. Additional reports evaluate what scanner(s)
are best for digitizing your slides and photos for
digital printing, especially fine art giclee.