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November 1, 2005

Microtek Launches ScanMaker 1000XL Pro Large-Format Scanner

12" x 17" scanner features 3200 x 6400 resolution, reflective and film scanning, and
Digital ICE Photo Print Technology

CARSON, CA, Microtek announced the availability of the 3,200-dpi ScanMaker 1000XL Pro, the highest-resolution tabloid-size flatbed scanner for photo and film scanning on the market today.
Designed for professional applications, the ScanMaker 1000XL is ideal for production environments in corporations, advertising agencies, photographic studios and labs, publishing houses, medical laboratories for X-ray imaging, and service bureaus. This large-format scanner is now available in two models-- the ScanMaker 1000XL Pro with Transparent Media Adapter (TMA 1000XL) for dual reflective and transparency scanning, and the ScanMaker 1000XL for reflective media scanning only. Both models feature Kodak DIGITAL ICE Photo Print Technology for automatically restoring damaged photos.

Productivity Features At an Affordable Price
“Both models of the ScanMaker 1000XL offer a host of high-end features and quality at a price point that is unmatched for scanners in its class,” said Sam Samimi, vice-president of sales and marketing. The ScanMaker 1000 XL Pro with the TMA 1000XL, scans film and transparencies up to 12" x 16”. Various film templates are included with the TMA package to accommodate batch scanning of 35mm slides, 35mm filmstrips, 4” x 5” film, and medium format 120 film (6x4.5 cm, 6x6 cm, 6x7 cm, and 6x9 cm). Microtek pioneered a TMA design with a separate moving light source, and the TMA 1000XL continues this quality tradition,” said Mary Ann Whitlock, executive director of marketing. A separate moving light source in the TMA provides uniform exposure for accurate color reproduction and shadow detail. The ScanMaker 1000XL Pro and the ScanMaker 1000XL allow scanning of reflective material such as photos and prints up to 12" x 17”.
High-End Features of the ScanMaker 1000XL include:
• 4.0 maximum optical density and full 48-bit color for richer, smoother tonal values
• Multiple sampling, in user-selectable frequencies of 2, 4, 8, and 16 steps. Multiple sampling reduces random image noise and minimizes signal fluctuation, yielding purer image output that greatly enhances the optical density range.
• 41,300-element CCD, providing an optical resolution of 3200 x 6400 dpi, allowing for greater enhancement of scanned images
• Kodak DIGITAL ICE Photo Print Technology, built into the scanner hardware to automatically reconstruct damaged photos by eliminating surface defects such as rips, tears, and wrinkles
• ColoRescue™, Microtek’s color recovery system for both photos and film, restoring faded color and bringing them back to life
• Kodak® Q-60R2 reflective and Q-60E1 transparent calibration targets to ensure consistent color for both reflective and transparency scanning
• FireWire and Hi-Speed USB interfaces

ScanWizard Pro with NegaMatchâ„¢
In addition to the high-quality hardware, the ScanMaker 1000XL features a robust software package for professional-level scanning. For quality images, the ScanMaker 1000XL bundles a newly- enhanced version of ScanWizardâ„¢ Pro for direct scanning to RGB, CMYK, LAB and indexed color. It features NegaMatch for negative film optimization. With NegaMatch you can select individual film brands, types and ISO settings to accurately reproduce color for dozens of the most popular negative
film profiles.
The ScanMaker 1000XL Pro also includes SilverFast® Ai 6. Additional software for the ScanMaker 1000XL include Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3.0; ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint OCR; and Kodak® Digital Science color management system. LANShare™, a Microtek utility embedded in ScanWizard™ Pro for scanner-sharing on a network, is also included for PCs. And for accurate color, the Microtek Scanner ICC Profiler is part of the software package.
The ScanMaker 1000XL is compatible with iMac or Power Mac G3/G4/G5 systems running Mac OS 9.x through OS X 10.2~10.4. For PC-compatible systems, the ScanMaker 1000XL supports Pentium III PC systems running Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP. A FireWire cable, USB cable, and power cord are included in the scanner package.

Price and Availability
The ScanMaker 1000XL is priced at $2,299.99 SRP and the Pro version with the Transparent Media Adapter is $2,799.99 SRP. When purchased as an option, the TMA 1000XL is $599.99. The ScanMaker 1000XL and the ScanMaker 1000XL Pro are available through Microtek’s distributor network including Ingram Micro and Tech Data, as well as B&H Photo, Calumet, Samy’s Camera, VARs, integrators, mail order catalogs and online through Microtek at www.store.microtek.com.

About Microtek
Microtek International is a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative, affordable desktop digital imaging products. Known for its first-to-market scanning technology, Microtek continues to provide a wide range of desktop imaging solutions to users ranging from the mass market, to high-end professional desktop publishers, printers and pre-press service providers. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Carson, California, Microtek Lab, Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Microtek International, Inc. based in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company has a strong global presence with major operations and distribution channels in 53 countries around the world. Microtek can be found on the Web at http://www.microtekusa.com

Posted by drjay32 at November 1, 2005 1:54 AM