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Microtek announce ArtixScan 120tf

Microtek announce ArtixScan 120tf - High Performance Multi Format Film Scanner For Imaging Professionals

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Microtek announce ArtixScan 120tfMicrotek introduce another addition to their film scanner range, the ArtixScan 120tf. With the ArtixScan 120tf, both pre-press professionals and photographers alike will find it easy and fast to scan a variety of film sizes including 6x9 cm, 6x7cm, 6x6cm, and 6x4.5cm as well as 35mm mounted slides and 35mm filmstrips.

The ArtixScan 120tf is an advanced, multi format scanner combining dual FireWire and SCSI-2 interfaces with an excellent 4000 dpi resolution, 42-bit colour depth and a 4.2 Dmax to produce razor sharp images, accurate colour and superb shadows/highlights without compromise. These high quality features allow you to capture infinitely rich details for pre-press printing standards and enable viewing at A3/Tabloid size for large scale screening.

"The ArtixScan 120tf is designed for imaging professionals that require a high resolution multiformat scanner", stated Kevin Lamb, UK Sales Manager. "Customers will be impressed with this scanners high resolution, sharpening focus and colour management features at such a competitive price point."

Features and Benefits:

Outstanding Image Quality
With its 10,000 element linear CCD, the ArtixScan 120tf reaches a resolution of up to 4000 pixels per inch, allowing professional users to work with small protions of an image for large scale enlargements at maximum sharpness and clarity without sacrificing any detail.

Supports 35mm Slides, Strips and 120 Film Format
The ArtixScan 120tf lets users scan 35mm filmstrips and slide formats and provides a fast and easy way to handle films via a 6 frame, filmstrip holder and a 4 frame 35mm slide holder. This film scanner can also scan 120 film, 6x9 cm, 6x7cm, 6x6cm, and 6x4.5cm with the included 120-film holder.

Dual interface FireWire and SCSI-2
The FireWire interface gives blazing fast data transfer speed. In less than 50 seconds, the ArtixScan 120tf delivers a completed scan of a 35mm slide in full 4000-dpi colour. The scanner is also equipped with a SCSI connection that is common with some older PC and Mac systems.

Multi Sampling
Multiple Sampling allows the ArtixScan AS 120tf to reduce random image noise which can be part of the normal scanning process and which adversely affects the quality of scanned images. By averaging each line by scanning it between 2 and 16 times, noise can be virtually eliminated.

Motion Correction Control
Motion Correction Control, patent pending, is a unique technology developed by Microtek to address the problems of scanner motor deviation that arise over the course of a scanners life. With all scanners, the stepping motor and other guiding mechanics are subject to deviations causing certain tolerances to build up. As these deviations and tolerances accumulate, the scanning module gets increasingly "off" in its position, which if left uncorrected impacts negatively on the subsequent scanned images. Motion Control allows the scanning module to move to a precise position on a well calibrated control table and compensate for any misalignments that may occur therefore producing more accurate and superior scans.

Valuable Software Package with Built-in Colour Management
The ArtixScan 120tf has full colour-management support provided for ICC profiled devices ensuring compatibility with third party colour input systems.
LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Pro 6 is also included, the ONLY professional scanning package that combines ease of use, quality and productivity. SilverFast Ai Pro 6 incorporates IT-8 calibration, scratch and dust removal, grain and noise elimination, adaptive colour restoration and NegaFix, a powerful scanning module that reduces complex negative scanning to three, simple steps.

In addition, the SilverFast Ai Pro 6 allows full use with Mac operating systems from Mac OS X v10.1.3 to v10.2.x.

Artixscan 120tf Technical Specification:

Type: Multi-format film scanner
Scanning area: 35mm strips, 35mm slides and 120 film formats
Optical resolution: 4000dpi
Interpolated: 10000dpi
Bit depth: True 42-bit colour
Dynamic range: 4.2 D-max
Calibration time: 15 sec.
Interfaces: Firewire and SCSI-2

Software
Silverfast AI Pro 6
ScanWizard Pro TX
Microtek ICC profiler
Colour matching system
Acrobat Reader
ASF Digital Roc plug-in trial version
ASF Digital Sho plug-in trial version

System requirements:
Macintosh:

Firewire: iMAC, G3, G4 or Powerbook with built-in Firewire, Mac OS9.xx or
OS x v10.1.3 or higher
128Mb RAM or more recommended
SCSI-2: Power Pc or later with SCSI port. Mac OS 8.6, 9.x or OS x v10.1.3 or higher, 128MNb RAM or more recommended

Windows:
Firewire: Pentium II PC or later with Firewire port or included Firewire card installed, Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
128Mb RAM or more recommended
SCSI-2: Pentium PCor later. Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
128Mb RAM or more recommended

Accessories included
35mm strip film holder
35mm slide mounted holder
120 film holder
IT-8 Calibration target
Firewire card and cable
SCSI cable

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