A high quality scan is a critical element in the creation of a
digital fine art print. The Heidelberg Tango drum scanner
used by Color Folio is the finest scanner in the world and is the
machine most sought after by fine artists to start the digital process.
can scan virtually any size film, color or B&W, transparency or
negative. The Heidelberg Tango drum scanner combines a true optical resolution of
over 10,000 dpi with a dynamic range of 4.2 to ensure that all the
information contained on your film is captured in the scan. Both
8 bit and 16 bit Tango scans are available
for optimal post scan processing.
We use a special set of customized ICC scanner profiles to ensure
color accuracy and significantly improved shadow detail. These were
handcrafted for us by Joseph Holmes, reknowned photographer and
color scientist, to specifically extend the range of tonality the
scanner captures, opening dark areas of chromes and holding detail
in highlights. You'll be amazed at how much clean detail can be
revealed in your scans. These profiles enable the Heidelberg Tango to realize
it's true potential - we are convinced that our scans are noticeably
superior to other Heidelberg Tango drum scans on the market.
Scans are output into a wide gamut RGB color space (or the color
space of your choice) to archive the entire range of colors in the
film. Film is always wet mounted using KAMI fluid rather than
oil, providing superior protection of your film.
Each scan we perform is a custom Heidelberg Tango scan - we take the time to carefully
measure the range of information on each piece of film so that we
capture the full tonal range of each image. No blown out highlights
or blocked up shadows. Simply put, the highest quality alchemy of
film to digital file in the industry!
We advocate the practice of "scan once, output many"
by getting the highest quality scan you can - this means you never
have to scan the film again but can use it for any purpose. For
35mm film, we recommend a 5000dpi scan, resulting in a 100mb digital
file. For larger formats, we recommend up to a 300mb scan, with
the resolution varying depending on the size of the film. These
scan sizes offer the ultimate combination of quality and cost effectiveness
to allow you to print at any size.
For pricing information on our Tango Scanning services, click the link below:
• Heidelberg Tango drum scan prices