traditional film-based photography or digital photography for the
new millennium, you need a gray card and color checker all the more.
recently inspected the Heidelberg flatbed scanners at CeBIT computer
trade show in Hannover, Germany. The Nexscan appears to be the replacement
for the venerable Heidelberg Topaz flatbed scanner. Seems to be
a similar size to the Agfa 5000. Most scanner manufacturers tend
to buy the insides of their scanners from other companies and add
primarily the scanner software. Thus the entry level Agfa scanners
are from Microtek; the entry level LinoColor scanners of Heidelberg
CPS are from Umax (generally considered better than those from Microtek).
I don't yet have the identification of who made the insides of the
Agfa 5000 or the Heidelberg Nexscan but will report this as soon
as some kind soul sends us an e-mail about this.
Heidelberg did not have a scanner available to send to FLAAR for
detailed evaluation we have more experience with the Creo EverSmart
Supreme. Creo was so well organized that they got this high-end
prepress flatbed scanner to FLAAR with no unnecessary paperwork
requirements. The scanner simply arrived and has been busy generating
news about Creo scanner
capabilities every since.
Nextscan flatbed scanner
As soon as a Nexscan from Heidelberg is available for review we
will be glad to test it, but in the meantime we can report that
the Creo EverSmart is producing outstanding scans.
FLAAR editor(s) travel to as many major computer and digital imaging
trade shows as possible (Seybold, Photokina, GraphExpo, PMA, CeBit).
Next trade show is DRUPA, the largest printer and paper trade show
in the world (held only every five years).
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