The scanning workstation

Print scanning workstationSure enough, friends Bob McCrary and wife Carol dropped in on their way down from Sea Ranch, and Bob helped me set up a table, unpack the Epson GT-15000 scanner, and get power and lights set up in the garage.

Naturally, I’m missing one item: a 3-prong to 2-prong power adapter. I bought a 25-foot heavy duty extension cord a while back with the workstation in mind, but managed to buy a polarized 2-wire cord, rather than a 3-wire. Doh.

We have 2 reflectors with 30-watt CFL bulbs providing the equivalent of 200 watts of tungsten light, but balanced for daylight – good for making print quality judgments under consistent lighting (and very ‘green,’ too).

All we need to add is a laptop with a link to the house wireless’ LAN, and we’ll be ready to go. First project will be to calibrate the scanner- I have the standard Kodak Color and B&W targets, which should help us get everything set up. Lightroom’s ‘presets’ feature should help get scanner corrections set up for application to multiple files, if need be. And, I’ll need a chair…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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