Our latest scanner acquisition is a heavyweight relic from the last Century. This 130kg Fuji Lanovia C-550 was manufactured in 1998 and has been restored to work as well as it did when it made its first scan. The mechanical renovation was carried out by ex-Crosfield engineer Pete Slynn and the software enhancement and input/output curve adjustments were carried out by Crosfield colour expert Phil Cruse.
So, why have we installed the Lanovia? Because they really don't make 'em like this any more!
It's a perfect accompaniment to our three drum scanners because it enables us to make high resolution (5000dpi) scans from artwork that cannot be mounted on our drum scanners -- for example artworks mounted on boards, artworks that are too big for the drums or too delicate to be spun at high speed.
The scanning bed on the Lanovia is 350mm x 470mm and flush to the top surface of the scanner so that much larger artworks may be scanned in sections and seamlessly joined.
Having been designed for professional pre-press work it also offers features that are rare or poorly performed by cheaper, modern flatbed scanners, including:
- Copydot -- the scanning and re-combining of CMYK film separations to create continuous tone images
- Descreening -- the recognition and removal of halftone dot patterns from printed artwork
- 3D Capture -- the scanning of objects up to 12mm in depth in perfect focus
The scanner is fully colour managed and we've already built custom ICC profiles for Kodak Endura, Kodak Gold, Fuji Crystal Archive & Fuji Supergloss photographic papers.
If you'd like more information about the Lanovia C-550 please call us on 020 7739 5554.