Monday, June 11, 2007

What a difference a scan makes

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My new scanner is magic! Everytime I lift the lid, fairy dust comes flying out. Little genius elves live and work in there (separate quarters from those fairies)... Can you tell how much I love my new scanner?

I could never get true black before in my scanned line art, even after photoshop - retouching my head off.

Here is my former scanner' scan (which I thought was serviceable), and my new magic scanner's crazy-fabulous sharp, sparkling scan. This is plain black analog line art (rapidograph pen) on watercolor paper. I've done a bit of retouching in P'shop to both scans (just the normal post-scanning routine stuff, nothing fancy - - whitening the white of the paper, sharpening a tiny bit).


June said...

So, may we ask what make and model your new scanner is?
I might be in line for a new one soon.

Kathy Weller said...

Ooh, it is GREAT!!!

It's the Epson Expression 1640 XL.

so far, so great!!