Scanning

DIF houses 4 types of scanners:

  • slide scanners
  • flatbed scanners
  • multifunction printer
  • large document scanner

Nikon Coolscan 5000 & 9000 (slide scanners)

The Nikon Coolscan 5000 & 9000 are high resolution scanners capable of scanning film materials, such as film strips and slides.
We modified the film strip holder to hold standard-size thin sections, which allows us to scan such sections at 4000 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution.

Read more about scanning thin sections in our Case Studies & Tutorial section.

Epson flatbed scanners

DIF provides access to two high resolution Epson flatbed scanners:

optical resolution scanning area transparency
Epson Expression 10000XL – Photo 2400 x 4800 dpi
with Micro Step Drive technology
12.2 x 17.2 inches yes
Epson GT 10000+ 600 dpi x 2400 dpi 11.7 x 17 inches no

The Epson Expression 10000XL scans virtually anything, including reflective media, up to 12.2 x 17.2 inches. This scanner includes a transparency unit for scanning transparencies up to 12.2 x 16.5 inches (that includes slides, negatives, thin sections).

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5045 (multifunction printer)

This unit can convert your paper materials into digital format (pdf, tif or jpg) at a speed of up to 100 pages a minute using duplex scanning at 300 dpi. The maximum scan resolution is 600 dpi, and the scanning area is up to 12 x 18 inches. Text recognition software can be used on scanned pdf documents afterward, so you can search for keywords, copy text, or convert document to other formats (Word, Excel, etc.).

HP DesignJet 4500 (large document scanner)

This scanner accepts originals up to 43 inches/1092 mm wide and up to 0.6 inches/15.2 mm thick. It can scan your originals at up to 500 dpi optical resolution. This unit is perfect for scanning maps, logs, blueprints or any other large-format paper-based documents.

Large scans sample gallery