New Service: Heidelberg Drum Scans up to 17×17″

Dickerman Prints is proud to announce that we now can digitize negatives, transparencies and reflective prints up to 17×17” with unparalleled quality using a Heidelberg Primescan Drum Scanner. These state-of-the-art scans retain every bit of information and detail from the brightest highlight to the deepest shadows and are perfect for reproducing your original at any size.

What differentiates a drum scanner from a traditional scanner is the image information is captured with photomultiplier tubes (vacuum tubes with extremely sensitive detectors that capture ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared light) instead of CCD chips. Using these tubes also allows your originals to be wet-mounted, which ensures that even the subtlest details are perfectly digitized.

Your images will be scanned by Bryan Bailey, who has more than a decade of experience using the Heidelberg drum scanner as well as a photographic background that includes managing Pictopia’s fine art imaging department and high-end corporate work for Chromacopy.

Some highlights of our Heidelberg drum scans:

  • Tonal gradations are amazingly smooth and well controlled with no loss of color due to a large gamut output.
  • Exceptional sharpness and a lack of digital noise means less digital sharpening later.
  • Film grain, finger marks and blemishes are greatly suppressed or eliminated with fluid mounting.
  • Greyscale and color scans can be produced as 8 or 16 bit files at sizes exceeding 1 gb, depending on the size of the original.

In addition to our new Heidelberg drum scans, Dickerman Prints also offers high-resolution Imacon and flatbed scans, proof-quality digitizations from our Durst Sigma Plus and large-format flat art reproductions.

For more information and pricing, please visit our scanning page.

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