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.