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Microtek ArtixScan F2

Glassless scanning of film material

 
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Microtek ArtixScan F2

Because of bad experiences with the device, we are not selling it anymore. As an alternative we recommend the Epson Perfection V850 Pro.
 
Enhanced from ArtixScan M2 makes Microtek presents the ArtixScan F2 with the key aspects design, photography and printing requirement. The Scanner has a resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi, 48 Bit depth, 4.2 Dmax and an autofocus technology. The ArtixScan F2 is scanning distortion-free glassless with the Emulsion Direct Image Technology (E.D.I.T.), including an integrated Image Colour Enhancement for reflectives or transparent film material.
 
Please, choose above, below the price information, between the SilverFast Ai Studio version and the SilverFast Archive Suite (Archive Suite = SilverFast Ai Studio + SilverFast HDR Studio). Also, please, choose above, below the prize information, your desired 10x15cm reflective targets (Kodak, Fuji) or 6x7cm transparent targets (Kodak, Fuji) for the IT-8 colour calibration. If you need additional transparency targets (Kodak, Fuji, Kodachrome) for scanning film material, you find them in our category IT-8 targets. Detailed information about SilverFast and the available targets can be found on our SilverFast website. Information about SilverFast HDR can be found on our SilverFast HDR webseite. Information about scanner calibration can be found on our page Scanner IT-8 calibration.
 
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
 

Specifications

  • Resolution: 4800 x 9600 dpi
  • Bit Depth: 48 Bit (16 bit per channel)
  • Auto focus / manual focus
  • Dynamic Range: 4.2 Dmax
  • Maximum Scanning Area for reflectives: 216 x 356 mm
  • Maximum Scanning Area for transparents: 203 x 254 mm
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0

Supported film formats

  • mounted 35mm slides (positives or negatives) (5 x 5 cm, all established mount thicknesses)
  • 35 mm film strips
  • medium format film 6 x 9 cm and 6 x 22 cm panorama
  • Large format film 4" x 5"
  • Colour images and Black-and-white images
  • positives and negative

Scope of delivery

  • Scanner Microtek ArtixScan F2
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Powercable
  • Filmholder for mounted 35 mm slides
  • Filmholder for 35 mm negatives
  • Filmholder for medium format films
  • Filmholder for Large format films 4" x 5"
  • Filmholder for 8" x 10"
  • User's manual
  • Software: Microtek ScanWizard Pro; ABBYY FineReader Sprint; ScanPotter for Mac OS 10.6 above Intel-based; IT8 Calibration Data CD
  • SilverFast SilverFast Ai Studio 8 / Archive Suite 8 (according to your choice above)
  • Optional: IT-8 10x15cm reflective targets according to your choice above
  • Optional: IT-8 6x7cm transparent targets according to your choice above
  • Optional: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements according to your choice above
 

System requirements

  • Windows 64-bit systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10
  • MAC 64-bit systems: Mac OS X from 10.7
  • 2 GHz Processor or faster (Multi-core recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM main memory (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 2 GB free space on hard disk drive for the software file
  • Up to 20 GB free space on the main system hard disk drive for the cache
  • DVD drive or internet connection
  • Latest firmware installed on scanner device
 
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop CS3 to CS6 and CC.
(Photoshop CS6 and higher on OS X are only supported if 64 bit drivers are available for the scanner.)
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop Elements 8 to 13.
SilverFast 8 can also be installed on Windows as a TWAIN module.
 
Note: SilverFast 8 is Intel native software and thus it is not available for PowerPC Mac systems (Those G4-microprocessors were only produced until the End of 2005).
 
 
Recommended accessories
 
For the cleaning of the glass surface of the scanner we recommend the scanner cleaning set from Kinetronics. The set consists of an anti static cloth, with which you can clean the complete glass surface, and an anti static brush for cleaning smaller parts, but also for cleaning film material. Both the cloth and the brush have the special feature that they remove static charges, which adduct dust magically.
 
 
If the glass surface of the scanner is covered with strong dust we recommend the use of the Kinetronics cleaning fluid PLCD. That's a high value cleaning fluid, which has been developed especially for the cleaning of optical glasses and glass surfaces. With a couple of drops you can effectively remove dust and dirt.
 
 
 
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
 
 
 
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
 
 
 
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.
 
 
 
Those who work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - should absolutely calibrate their screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).
 
 
 
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