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jcdean43
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Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter

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Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter that can scan dental panoramic film.

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Atomic
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Re: Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter

How would a transparency adapter make a difference in the actual scan?  Doesn't it just hold the transparency down just like a negative adapter?

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Re: Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter

Have had several typical scanners and they do not properly scan dental films.  Our tech reps have said a transparency adapter is needed to "back" the film so the "scan" doesn't bounce through.  Does that make sense? Not sure how to explain it.

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Re: Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter

It sounds like you might have to check at a specialty dental supply store for something like that

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Re: Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter

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You will need a transparency adapter which is a specialized piece of hardware that emits light behind your transparency so that your flatbed scanner can properly scan it.

 

Alternatively, you will need a film scanner.

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Re: Looking for an inexpensive scanner with a transparency adapter

Anyone recommend a good one?

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