Dig out the shoebox! Plustek offers film scanner rebates
posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 4:16 PM EDT
If you're anything like us, there's something of a divide in your personal, photographic archive. You've probably got a fairly good handle on your digital photo collection, but chances are your photos from back in the film days are another matter entirely. Perhaps they're in storage, or maybe just hiding under the bed or at the back of a cupboard, but quite likely your old negatives and slides are lurking half-forgotten in dusty folders or boxes somewhere.
You might have been put off by the thoughts of the time and energy involved in converting your back catalog, or it could be that you just couldn't justify the cost of a dedicated film scanner. Sure, flatbed scanners with the ability to scan slides and negatives weren't that expensive, but if you weren't going to maximise the quality anyway, why bother to dig out your originals? Scanning a few of your favorites from prints was much easier.
Plustek's OpticFilm 7400 film scanner.
Photo provided by Plustek Inc.
Maybe we're just telling our own story, here, but if any of this rings true for you, now might be the time to finally do something to resurrect your lost memories. Scanner manufacturer Plustek Inc. just launched an instant rebate on two of its dedicated film scanners, including the top-of-the-line OpticFilm 7600i Ai, a model we reviewed in early 2010. Authorized Plustek resellers are now offering the OpticFilm 7600i Ai at a discount of US$100, while the entry-level OpticFilm 7400 gets a US$70 discount. That takes street pricing down to a little over US$350 for the OpticFilm 7600i Ai, and below $200 for the OpticFilm 7400. (And since they're instant rebates, there's no need for filling in forms and waiting on a rebate check; the discounts are applied immediately at the time of sale.)
So, the pricetag is no longer an excuse. Now you just need to find where you've hidden those negatives, and take a little time to bring them into the 21st century!
Plustek's OpticFilm 7600i AI film scanner.
Photo provided by Plustek Technology Inc.
Plustek Offers Special Rebates on OpticFilm Scanners
Slide and negative scanners hit Black Friday prices
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (July 24, 2012) – Plustek Technology Inc. (www.plustek.com/usa), a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer and professional imaging devices, announced today special rebates for its OpticFlim 7400 and OpticFilm 7600i Ai scanners.
Used by professional and amateur photographers worldwide, Plustek’s OpticFilm scanners are specialized tools for scanning slides and negatives. Purchasers of Plustek’s OpticFim 7400 will receive a $70 instant rebate and the OpticFilm 7600i Ai will have a $100 instant rebate. Rebates are available from ALL authorized Plustek resellers.
OpticFilm 7400 is designed to take 35mm film and slides and convert them (at up to 7200 dpi resolution) into high-quality digital images – ideal for home users and amateur photographers. Features include four-scan multi-sampling and multi-exposure that replicate every nuance of 35mm film images in exquisite detail. The OpticFilm 7400 is bundled with SilverFast SE Plus software.
Plustek’s OpticFilm 7600i Ai is designed to take 35mm film and slides and convert them (at up to 7200 dpi resolution) into brilliant, high-quality digital images – ideal for photo enthusiasts as well as professional photographers, studios and workshops. The premier model, the OpticFilm 7600i Ai, ships with LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Studio and features infrared dust and scratch removal. Infrared dust and scratch removal, in conjunction with SilverFast iSRD, automatically removes dust and scratches from negatives and slides. The OpticFilm 7600i Ai is geared toward advanced amateurs, prosumers and professional photographers looking for the ultimate in control over the film and slide imaging process. An IT8 calibration slide is included, which allows users to generate color profiles to ensure accurate color reproduction.
All Plustek products can be purchased from authorized resellers, DMRs, VARs, and distributors NewWave Technologies, Ingram Micro and D&H. Additional product information and photos can be found by visiting, http://plustek.com/usa/products/opticfilm-series/.
Respected as one of the world’s leading image solution providers, Plustek manufactures and delivers high-quality scanners and other imaging products to buyers worldwide, reaching millions of consumers. In business since 1986, Plustek began as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for many large companies, creating an innovative array of products including: scanners, IP cameras, servers and imaging-related devices. Through a combination of design innovation and strict attention to usability and manufacturing quality, Plustek has grown to become one of the largest image solution providers in the world. In addition to supporting its sales offices worldwide, Plustek’s state of the art factories and offices are able to provide just-in-time manufacturing and engineering expertise on a contract basis. This combination of skill sets allows Plustek to introduce outstanding new products to the market with superior design, support and with unrivaled after-sales support and service. For more information, please visit www.plustek.com/usa.
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