Cost includes one week from the day product arrives at your doorstep. You are allotted 10,000 scans per 1 week period booked. Additional scans will be assessed upon return and billed at a rate of $0.05 / e ( deducted from security deposit )
You must choose a weekday for arrival as we cannot ensure weekend delivery. A signature will be required so please pay attention to shipping emails / notifications. Alternately you can request to have the package held at the nearest FedEx location.
We will make our best effort to have the scanner arrive on or one day prior to your requested date but some factors are out of our control causing delays.
The package is a large (23x18x10 44lbs) Pelican case with handles and wheels. You will need a box knife of pair of scissors to remove two zip ties from the locking points.
The camera is installed in the “landscape” / horizontal orientation. This means that unless your 35mm slides are ALSO in this orientation, the top / bottom will be cropped ~20%. To make the most of your rental period, you should consider pre-rotating all of your “portrait” oriented slides to landscape before receiving the scanner.
We include a powerful electric blower to help eradicate loose dust from your slides but otherwise, you will get a natural scan. This means any defects found in your slides will also appear in the images. We include a license to SlideSnap Pro Auto Cropper to help you rotate / flip and remove the black border from your scans in batch. However, if further post processing is desired we offer advice on other third party applications and methods outside of the scope of the rental.
A Sampling of Feedback
Thanks very much. The machine has been running like a dream; I’ve finished all my scans (45 carousels!), and now I’m onto the double checking and all the fun back end stuff.. And re-scanning the occasional slide I neglected to rotate to landscape in my prep. This has been a really great experience. The extended family is going to flip over these.
This is a wonderful piece of equipment with very few misfeeds and no real jams on thousands of slides, some of them over 60 years old.
After reading your booklet and a little trial and error, I found the unit to work very well. In fact, it was amazing to watch in action. Overall I captured around 5700 slides in more or less five partial days. I had to adjust the EC to + 0.3 or +0.7 for many of them to get good bright colors, and occasionally had to go the other way for night scenes with bright lights (as much as -2.3 EC to get the blacks black instead of dark blue. Overall, however, I was very impressed with the unit and very pleased by its performance. The stackloader was hugely helpful. The total package was fantastic.
Hey Sim….I’m done. 45 carrousels. It seems to get better and more efficient as it is used, Are you using AI? Smile.
Will start shipping this back to you ASAP.
Thank you. Great tool.
This has been an awesome machine and it works so smoothly. The images are such good quality too.
I loaded up my first tray and let it rip – in a word, unbelievable. The images are 13 times denser than what I was getting from my flat bed Epson Scanner. And let’s not even mention the speed your machine moves at. Just for the sake of comparison I ran one of the slides that I scanned with the Slide Snap through the Epson to do a side by side. It took FOREVER and as I said what I got was only a 300 dpi image.
Can you tell that I’m a happy customer?