September 28, 2010

Hey Mom! Guess what I saw today! (HP Designjet T2300 eMFP)

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Can you say “ePrint&Share”? Somebody at HP had the brilliant idea to take the features of a standard laser MFP (Multi-Function-Printer) and plug it all into a nice wide-format chassis. You may have heard of it, well, my friends, we saw it. Touched it. Caressed it. Along with a few other new releases we can’t talk about yet. This thing prints from a workstation, prints from a jump drive, networks, goes online, and scans. Yes. It scans full 36 x 93.6″ originals.

Here, until we can post our shots from today, (on Oct. 18th- stay tuned) is the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP from their YouTube channel. Really, the possibilities of setting up a bunch of these units all talking to each other redefine online collaboration for construction firms, architects- anyone throwing around huge output. Print it out, web-conference about it, mark it up, then shoot it back to be updated. Very cool stuff!

Gee. I just happened to see this here video from Photokina, too. Hmm. The HP Z6200 Photo printer. Not that I’m sayin’ we saw one today or anything… nah.

More on what the T2300 eMFP is all about, here:

and here:

September 24, 2010

Northeast Museum Directory

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Looking for an interesting weekend museum jaunt?  We were going through some of our listings of museums in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island, and came up with this.  Who know there was so much, tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the New England landscape?

We’re seeing some old friends here- The Peabody Essex, The Griffin Museum of Photography…  but some unexpected gems, too, like The Fitchburg Art Museum- certainly one of the most impressive collections in New England.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Museum Website
Addison Gallery of American Art Phillips Academy
American Textile History Museum
Andover Historical Society Museum
Art Complex Museum
Atwood House Museum
Bartlett Museum
Beard and Weil Art Galleries Wheaton College
Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry & Forest
Berkshire County Historical Society
Berkshire Museum
Beverly Historical Society & Museum
Boston Children’s Museum
Bostonian Society Old State House Museum
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Cantor Gallery College of the Holy Cross
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Children’s Museum in Easton
Concord Art Association
Danforth Museum of Art
Davis Museum & Cultural Center
Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Dedham Historical Society
Egan Maritime Institute
Emily Dickinson Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Fairbanks House
Falmouth Historical Society
Fitchburg Art Museum
Forbes House Museum
Fruitlands Museum
Fuller Craft Museum
George Peabody House Museum
Golden Ball Tavern Museum
Gore Place Society
Griffin Museum of Photography
Hancock Shaker Village
Harvard Art Museum
Heritage Museums and Gardens
Historic Deerfield
Historic New England
Historical Society of Old Newbury
House of the Seven Gables
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art
Ipswich Historical Society
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Longyear Museum
Lynn Museum & Historical Society
Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center
Massachusetts Air & Space Museum
Mead Art Museum Amherst College
MIT List Visual Arts Center
MIT Museum
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Museum of African American History
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Russian Icons
Museum of Science
Museum of World War II
Nantucket Historical Association
National EMS Museum Foundation
Newton History Museum At the Jackson Homestead
Nichols House Museum
Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation
Norman Rockwell Museum
North Andover Historical Society
Old Colony Historical Society
Old Dartmouth Historical Society New Bedford Whaling Museum
Old South Meeting House
Orchard House Home of The Alcotts
Paul Revere Memorial Association
Peabody Essex Museum
Peabody Historical Society & Museum
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Rockport Art Association & Museum of Art
Rose Art Museum Brandeis University
Rowe Historical Society
Sandwich Glass Museum
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
Semitic Museum at Harvard University
Shirley-Eustis House Association
Smith College Botanic Garden
Smith College Museum of Art
South Shore Natural Science Center
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
Springfield Museums
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Worcester County Horticultural Society
University Gallery University of Massachusetts
Wenham Museum
Whistler House Museum of Art
Whittier Home Association
Willard House and Clock Museum
Williams College Museum of Art
Wilmington Town Museum
Wistariahurst Museum
Woods Hole Historical Collection
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Historical Museum
Barrington Preservation Society
Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University
David Winton Bell Gallery Brown University
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Heritage Harbor Museum
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Little Compton Historical Society
Museum of Natural History, RWP
National Museum of American Illustration
Naval War College Museum
New England Wireless and Steam Museum
Newport Art Museum
Preservation Society of Newport County
Rhode Island Historical Society
RISD Museum
South County Museum Cononchet Farm
Abbe Museum
Bates College Museum of Art
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Colby College Museum of Art
Maine Historical Society
Maine Maritime Museum
Maine State Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Portland Museum of Art

(Photo: The Atrium, Peabody Essex Museum)

September 20, 2010

Artist Profile: Joseph Deiss

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It’s not often you can point at a photographer’s work and say it’s truly unique, but that is certainly the case with artist/photographer Joseph Deiss.  He works with a photographic wet process, and the pieces he produces are simply like nothing we’ve ever seen, with a feel that is truly ethereal.  We just scanned four of his most recent works with the Cruse, which he will assemble to create a mural-sized print.

We can only hope to have a chance to see this amazing work on display- hopefully soon!

See more of his work on his site, here:

He had some kind words for our work as well:
“Thanks for the compliment…  However I have to say that the 4 panels of the piece you scanned were great! The 17 images in “flora & fauna” were a labor of love that took over 8 years. The latest piece I finished took 7 months.

These new scans from your Cruse scanner is going to save an immense amount of time. Artifacts (in the files of these particular type of photograms) caused by scanning from a “normal” scanner were, I thought, a fact of life. I’m looking at only a few weeks worth of work from your scan!

Ah! Life is good. Many thanks… Joseph”

-Ted Dillard

September 17, 2010

Hasselblad Flex X5 “Virtual Drum” Scanning

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The “Virtual Drum” concept is something that started with the Imacon scanners, and even earlier- if memory serves, the first Imacon FlexTight Precision scanner was a development of an earlier design by a company that Imacon acquired.

It is, however, a great, simple concept. Curve the film as you scan it, so you have a predictable and flat plane of focus, without any cover glass or platen. The scanning workflow is remarkably fast- simply place the film in the magnetic film holders- they come in every imaginable format, including panorama and customizable- place the holder into the magnetic feed clip, and hit Preview. From there, it will make one of the fastest, highest resolution scans possible. Total elapsed time, from pulling the film to putting it back into it’s sleeve, for 4×5 film? About 7 minutes- depending on your speed with the software.

This video, most of which is originally from the Hasselblad site, but with our explanation, shows the system in action.

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