ArtixScan 1800f is Microteks first Hi-Speed USB 2.0 scanner with high resolution,
dual media design, network scanning support and Microteks patented E.D.I.T
The ArtixScan 1800f is equipped with Kodaks latest 14,400-element CCD,
featuring 48-bit, 1800 x 3600 dpi resolution that Microtek say delivers exact
image quality and sharp, vivid details. This high-performance scanner also has
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity for scanning at faster speeds than
USB 1.1. The ArtixScan 1800f utilizes an innovative dual media design that maximizes
productivity by allowing users to scan transparent film and reflective originals
with unsurpassed equal quality and efficiency. Adding to the power and versatility
of this scanner is support for network scanning in Windows.
Features and Benefits:
·1 High resolution.
With a true optical resolution of 1800 dpi, the ArtixScan 1800f captures a
tremendous amount of detail, allowing scans to be reproduced perfectly and reveal
superior image quality. A 1800 x 3600 dpi resolution allows images to be scanned
at over 500% magnification and printed at 300dpi pre-press quality.
·1 USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity.
Hi-speed USB 2.0 delivers up to 40 times the performance of USB 1.1. Whilst
this requires the addition of a 3rd party USB 2.0 card, the port is also compatible
with standard USB 1.1. For added functionality, the scanner is also equipped
with a FireWire interface for users for Macintosh ( via the Macs built-in FireWire
port ) and Windows ( via the included PC card ).
·2 New Kodak 48-bit CCD.
The ArtixScan 1800f is the only scanner in its class that delivers a maximum
dynamic range of 4.8 optical density. A premium quality 14,400 element Kodak
CCD, produces accurate colours plus extremely high levels of highlight and shadow
·3 Glass-Free Transparency scanning.
Emulsion Direct Imaging Technology (E.D.I.T.) allows scanning directly through
film with NO glass thus eliminating Newton Ring distortion. Glass-free
scanning delivers the sharpest results.
·4 Transparent media templates included
The ArtixScan 1800f also features five conventional transparent media templates
to accomodate different-sized film for professional scanning tasks. These templates
simply snap into a main staging tray, and then that tray is slid into the ArtixScan
1800f E.D.I.T. compartment for emulsion-direct scanning. For greater versatility,
a unique and separate film holder for 8 x 10 and odd-sized film
is also provided.
·5 Multi sampling
Multiple Sampling allows the ArtixScan 1800f 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.
·6 Temperature Control.
Variations in temperature affect the sensitivity of the CCD leading to inconsistent
scans. With a built-in temperature management system and maximum CCD sensitivity,
consistent optimal scan quality is guaranteed with the ArtixScan 1800f.
·7 Valuable Software Package with Built-in Colour Management System,
Image Editing and Network Scanning Support
The ArtixScan comes with the latest release from LaserSoft, Silverfast v6 SRD®.
SilverFast 6 SRD® has an advanced scratch and dust removal function that
provides users with the capability to easily remove dust and scratches from
images either during scanning or from scanned raw data files.
Also included is Microteks ScanWizard Pro this provides a complete
scanning solution for novice and expert alike. ScanWizard Pro features a full
palette of high-level colour reproduction tools, on-screen proofing, easy-to-use
colour correction with auto level, and numerous preset options for the less
experienced user, as well as quantitative feedback in a variety of device-independent
(LCH) or device-dependent colour space (RGB, CMYK). Full colour management support
for ICC profiled devices ensures compatibility with third-party colour output