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Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! SilverFast now compatible with RFS 3600!
(Sunday, October 14, 2001 - 16:07 EDT)

Kodak adds popular scanning software to RFS 3600 product bundle, extends free film offer...

Eastman Kodak Co. has announced in a press release that LaserSoft Imaging GmbH's popular SilverFast Ai 5 scanning software is now compatible with the RFS 3600 film scanner, and will this month be added to the scanner's software bundle in the USA, Canada and Europe.

The company also simultaneously announced that it is extending its free film offer for new US purchasers of the RFS 3600 through the end of this year. The offer allows buyers to select 100 free 36-exposure rolls of Ektachrome transparency film (E100S, E100SW, E100VS, E200 and EPP), Portra color negative film (160VC, 160NC, 400VC, 400NC and 800) or T-Max and Tri-X black-and-white film (TM, TMY and TX) in blocks of 20 rolls.

Source: Eastman Kodak Co.

Original Source Press Release:

Popular SilverFast Scan Software from LaserSoft Imaging Now Compatible with Kodak Professional RFS 3600 Film Scanner

Kodak Bundles Software with Scanner in U.S. and Europe; Film Offer in U.S.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 10 - LaserSoft Imaging GmbH's SilverFast Ai 5 scan software, the popular scanning software that helps optimize scanning and color reproduction for more than 120 scanners and digital cameras, is now compatible with the Kodak Professional RFS 3600 Film Scanner. This means new and existing owners of Kodak's award-winning scanner can now take full advantage of SilverFast software's ease of use and abundant features.

Starting this month, Kodak will bundle SilverFast Ai 5 scan software - available for Mac, Windows 95, 98, 2000, and Windows NT operating systems - with RFS 3600 film scanners sold in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Current RFS 3600 scanner owners can now download a demo or purchase SilverFast from LaserSoft by visiting http://www.silverfast.com.

In addition, Kodak is extending its "Buy a 3600, Get 3,600 Free" 100-roll film promotion in the U.S. through the end of 2001.

"Using SilverFast Ai 5 software can make the RFS 3600 film scanner even more versatile and productive," said Donald Pillittere, Worldwide Product Manager, Scanner Products, Kodak Professional. "The performance of both LaserSoft's scan software and our own RFS 3600 film scanner makes for a very appealing imaging solution."

Packed with features, SilverFast Ai 5 scan software offers real-time correction, auto-adjust with artificial intelligence, selective color correction and many other functions that are welcomed by both novicephotographers and experienced professionals.

Users can accurately preview virtually all adjustments and settings before doing a final scan. The software also allows users to scan directly into RGB, CMYK or CIE-LAB color space. Now it comes "in the box" with any new RFS 3600 film scanner.

Anyone buying an RFS 3600 scanner in the U.S. also receives 3,600 exposures (100 36-exposure rolls) of Kodak Professional 35mm film. Scanner buyers have a choice of Ektachrome transparency films (E100S, E100SW, E100VS, E200 and EPP), Portra color negative films (160VC, 160NC, 400VC, 400NC and 800) and T-Max and Tri-X black-and-white films (TM, TMY and TX).

Film selections must be made in blocks of 20 rolls. To receive their film, buyers need only submit a sales receipt, the bar code from the scanner box and a coupon that is available at dealers and downloadable from the Kodak Professional web site at http://www.kodak.com/go/rfs3600. This offer now runs through December 31.

RFS 3600 Film Scanner

Designed especially for imaging professionals who require high-quality digital output, the compact RFS 3600 film scanner combines 3,600-dpi resolution, 3.6 dynamic range and 12-bit data conversion to deliver accurate first-time scans. Its auto-focus feature ensures that mounted slides produce the sharpest scans. ICC profiles and Kodak color imaging science manage color throughout the imaging process, so the output image matches the source image.

The Kodak Professional RFS 3600 Film Scanner is available from all authorized dealer of Kodak Professional imaging products.


Editor's Note: For information about Kodak Professional, customers may call 1-800-235-6325, or visit our web site on the Internet at: www.kodak.com/go/professional.

(Kodak, Kodak Professional, Ektachrome, Portra, T-Max and Tri-X are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. LaserSoft and SilverFast are trademarks of LaserSoft Imaging GmbH.)

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