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Hi John: I have had luck by coating these type of textured prints with clear petroleum jelly (Vaseline), pressing the print slowly onto the scanner glass from one side to the other to avoid entrapping air. Then a light squeegee to force out excessive jelly. Place a layer of cardboard or heavy paper over the print to prevent jelly form getting on the lid and scan. It may take a few tries to eliminate all of the air. (Like drum scans - hmm . . I never tried mineral oil - that may work too.) The print and scanner glass can then be cleaned with paint thinner (mineral spirits only). It will take a day for the mineral spirits to fully evaporate from the print. As far as I could determine there was no adverse effect to the print. The jelly fills in the texture on the print and eliminates the reflections. (Also saves a lot of work in PS trying to eliminate the pattern.) Mineral spirits will also help clean old prints and help remove adhesive residue. Mike Demyan ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Lauenstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 1:10 AM Subject: Tips or techniques???? > Hi all, > > Although this subject pales in comparison to the discussions that are > currently going on, I hope that someone on this list can help me with my > problem. So here it is: I have been asked to reproduce a cherished > family photograph. The 35 mm negative is lost and only a 3x5 faded and > abused print exists. No problem I thought, just scan and work some magic > in photoshop and output to my Epson. Well, the print (1976 vintage) has > a textured surface and any scan I produce has a rhythmic pattern over > the entire scan. I have experimented with "de-screening" and this > minimized the problem, but not enough to produce a nice print. > > Does anyone have a tip or technique that will eliminate this problem. > > Thanks in advance. > > John > > -- > Visit Lauenstein Photography's Web Site at http://www.johnlauenstein.com > > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.