For customers who are not sending digital files to Gamma, we employ several high-end scanners, each dedicated to a specific task determined by the original you send us.
Digital scans on the Scitex Eversmart Supreme are made from negatives, transparencies, and photographs. At a record breaking scanning resolution of 14,000 dpi, the Scitex Eversmart is the world's finest scanner, incomparable in quality, versatility, and uncompromising in sharpness, tonality, and neutrality. The Eversmart's oXYgen software enables the scanner to better differentiate a wide range of color tones. Its MaxDR distills high quality image data improving the dynamic range in dark to mid-tone areas. Working together, oXYgen Scan software and MaxDR produce a maximum density value of 4.3 for unmatched shadow detail, resulting in photo scanning and film scanning which produce giclee prints that render the entire tonal range presented in the original.
From paintings and flat art, the legendary ZBE Satellite is known for its high resolution flatbed scans scans with its unique lighting system. Scanning originals up to 33" x 48", its Phase One digital scan back captures 10,500 x 12,600 pixels and manages files up to 460 MB. The Satellite's light source features variable cold-cathode illumination, enabling the scanner operator to capture the finest details of oil or acrylic on canvas paintings.
Augmenting the Scitex and ZBE scanners is Gamma's leading drum scanner, the Heidelberg Primescan D8400. Drum scans captured on the Primescan produce digital scans of unparalleled quality. Three optimized special lenses and three highly-sensitive photomultipliers serving as image sensors are all concentrated simultaneously on a single image point. In conjunction with the powerful halogen lighting used for the original, this technology ensures the unbeatable image signal quality characteristic of the finest drum scans on the market. Details can be resolved in exceptional clarity, even in the darkest sections of the image. The light-sensitive low noise photo multipliers provide smooth, extremely low noise image signals that are unique to the D8400. You can therefore rest assured that your drum scans will be exactly as you want them.
For archival giclee printing, whether we work with your transparencies or negatives producing high end digital scans on the Scitex Eversmart Supreme or flatbed scans from your original art on the ZBE Satellite, be assured that all originals are handled with the utmost care and respect by experienced technicians.