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Microtek's ArtixScan M1 Scanner

Replaces the company's ScanMaker i900.

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Microtek has announced its ArtixScan M1, a film and flatbed combination scanner that??"??"??s capable of scanning 35mm, 6cm, and 4x5-in. film and can also take on reflective art and prints up to 8.5 x 14 in. The scanner??"??"?which replaces the company??"??"??s ScanMaker i900 and is geared toward photographers and designers??"??"?offers 4800 x 9600-dpi resolutions and 48-bit color depth and has autofocus capabilities as well as film hold??"?ers with tension technology.

It also features EDIT??"??"?Microtek??"??"??s glassless scanning architecture, which was also present on the i900. This tech??"?nology allows the optical system to scan the film emission without looking through the glass plate that supports reflective materials on a flatbed scanner. The film is supported in a tray inside the scanner below the glass plate.

The scanner also includes LaserSoft Imaging??"??"??s SilverFast software. The Artix??"?Scan M1 is expected to be available in February 2007. MSRP: $699.


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