A serendipitous combination of many years of research involving
organic fluids, plastics and solvents, and a love of photography led  to
Some of our Institutional Clients
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame -Center for  Creative
  • University of California  Department of Art
  • University of Illinois
  • Salve Regina University
  • Princeton University
  • George Mason University -Center for Social
    Science Research
  • Owens Community College - Fine Arts Dept.
  • Ohio University - Chillicotte Campus
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Victoria College
  • Northwest College
  • Auburn College
  • University of Wyoming
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola University
  • Nanyang Technological University, School of
    Art and Design, Hong Kong
  • University of Winsconsin
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Bard College
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Walden University
  • Brandeis University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Winsconsin
  • IvyTech Community College
  • Middle Tennesee State University
  • Portland State University
  • City University of New York
  • Hampshire College
  • Emory University
  • University of Hawaii
  • Gonzaga University
  • Art Center College od Design
  • University of Utah
  • Sothern Illionois College
  • Metropolitan Museum,  NY
  • New York Times
  • Government of Australia
  • ....And among the Non-Institutional Clients
    are many renowned  Photographers
What Users Say About ScanScience
    From Iceland:
          Hi Dan:
    First I would like to say how very pleased I am with your product. It has worked out just
    brilliantly for me. I find it to be much easier then I had anticipated and I can't imagine
    doing this any other way. I think the quality I am getting from my Mamiya 7 (MF format
    6*7) scanned on the Nikon 9000 is just great and it makes me wonder if I will ever go
From the USA

"I have converted entirely to the ScanScience way and abandoned my makeshift oil methods.  ..I never
make dry film scans anymore, it throws away too much quality....Everyone out there who is serious
about getting the best possible scans needs to be doing wet scanning and ScanScience makes it
affordable on almost any scanner.

CTEIN, PHOTO TECHNIQUES NOV / DEC 2009                          From the USA

    The ScanScience kit: works very well.
    Lumina is handy for its spot-on evaporating rate (not so fast that it dries up during long scans, not
    so slow that takes forever to clean), nearly-absent smell, no residues, high flash point.
    The cleaner does its job nicely (Lumina doesn't leave halos so the cleaner doesn't need to work
    that hard!),

    F Carulli

From: G Osvalds
    Subject: Re:Order

    I received the order today. Thanks to shipping people the care in packing was
    excellent, I appreciate it.
    From: C Campbell
    Subject: Response to Nikon Coolscan 5000: Gepe 7012, focus, wet-mounting
    Date: 2005-10-18
    I posted this, and more, last night on robgalbraith.com:
    but thought that I should cross-post it here for completeness.

    As for miniature fluid mounts for 35 mm transparencies, I tried out my supplies from ScanScience
    this weekend on the Nikon Coolscan 5000. The ScanScience  materials seem to be of very high
    quality, both the Lumina mounting fluid and the anti-static 4-mil polyester overlay sheets.

    .........  I hooked up with ScanScience and their amazing Wet Mounting System.  The results have
    been astounding with this setup.  In this time frame, between working 50 hours a week and
    family duties, I have wet scanned 112 Provia 100 4x5 chromes.
    ....I only want to tell all those who believe in Wet Mounting that this is the best scanning
    operation next to drum scanning. I have had 2 drum scanning experts look at several of
    these wet mounted scans.  They could not believe they were not done on this scanner.

    Date: 2005-10-18

    From: R Galbraith

As for miniature fluid mounts for 35 mm transparencies, I tried out my supplies from
ScanScience this weekend on the Nikon Coolscan 5000. The ScanScience  materials seem to be of
very high quality, both the Lumina mounting fluid and the anti-static 4-mil polyester overlay

    Stockphoto Forum

    Umax Poowerlock 3000, Film Fuji Pro 160S image (from a 645 neg) at 3000dpi.

    Using a ScanScience film holder and fluid mounting kit . Fluid holds the film perfectly flat. I tend
    to mention them (ScanScience) a lot because the kit really has made a difference in the quality of
    my scans. I don't really like using fluid, because it takes more time, but I haven't been able to
    match the results any other way. Besides keeping the film flat, the kit can adjust the height of the
    film on a flatbed to the ideal focal distance for that scanner.
"FYI: Almost all of the images in my Latest and Portfolio categories are wet scanned using your supplies
and materials and the results are fantastic! Thank you."
    From: "E Gurrie"
    Date: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 pm
    Subject: RE: [SCANMAX - Fluid / Wet Mounting Techniques

    I use the liquid mounting system developed by ScanScience  and have scanned over 100 4x5
    chromes (provia 100) at the full optical res on the microtek 1000xl pro (3200 dpi). using scratch
    removal and multi sampling at 4 to 8x, the digital master file is close to 1 gigabyte !!!!!. the
    resulting print size at 300 dpi is ~42" x 54". The difference between liquid mounting and without it
    is truly amazing. this liquid mounting system has been so well designed by Dan that when i
    compared a couple of these large files to a drum scan that 2 experts could not tell the difference. I
    spend a lot of time coming to use this system due to all the "work" involved. now i can prep and
    scan this big file within 40 minutes. Thanks Dan for all your hard work.
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A member of Materials and Process Engineering, The Society for the Advancement of
Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), The Society of Plastics Engineers, and
The Canadian Society of Spectroscopy. I hold several US and Canadian patents.
Worked for European and US Firms on products based on organic fluids.
LUMINA Optical Super Fluid is our innovative contribution to the art, a Scanning Fluid  
unlike any other ever offered.

Our unique technical capabilities and expertise in critical areas of Chemistry and
Physics are a benefit to our customers.  We are located in Ontario, Canada near
Waterloo, where the Blackberry originates.
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