Re: streaks in scan

From: Silver Plated ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/27/04-09:34:54 AM Z
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This problem has been reported about the Epson 4870 and may be due to dust on the CCD. One remedy suggests turning the scanner on its side and performing several scans in hope of dislodging the dust.

There is a very good user group on Yahoo for the 4870 that you may wish to join.

Good luck,

Don Bryant

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Lybrook <>
Sent: Apr 26, 2004 10:46 AM
Subject: streaks in scan

Hi All,

I'm scanning a 4x5 transparency at 48bit on the Epson 4870 Pro using SilverFast,
converting it to greyscale and am getting vertical streaks in the file. The
streaks aren't noticeable until I apply an adjustment curve or otherwise
brighten the image. I've managed to minimize them by doing a multipass scan,
but they still exist. They are apparent in the file and on whatever output
device I send them to, so I know it's not a printer problem.

Is this ugly artifact in the subtle black areas simply to be expected from the
flatbed scanners or is there something I'm doing wrong?

Received on Tue Apr 27 16:48:01 2004

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