the best scanning service in the country : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

hey guys. i shoot large format (4x5) transparencies and am wanting to find the best scanning service available for large (400MB) scans for lightjet and other prints. do any experienced digital printers out there have recommendations? cost is no object, as long as the scans are individually calibrated and ultra-high quality. thoughts?

~chris jordan, seattle

-- chris jordan (, July 18, 2001


Nancyscans. Excellent reputation.

-- Ellis Vener Photography (, July 18, 2001.

Just once I want to poll here and say "cost is no object"!

-- Jim Galli (, July 18, 2001.

West Coast Imaging (www.westcoastimaging) seems to have a good reputation in this forum. They use the Heidelberg Tango drum scanner.

I have had two 4x5 transparencies scanned at 300MB, and the results are magnificent. Every piece of information has been pulled from the trannies. I will continue to send scans to them.

-- Michael Chmilar (, July 19, 2001.

I would honestly have to say that West Coast Imaging has a superb reputation for scanning. Perhaps the premier group in the country (USA).


-- Michael J. Kravit (, July 19, 2001.

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