Epson Scanners 

    Wet Mount Film Holder
    Replacement Platen Glass

Epson’s film holders are designed for use with no glass other than the platen.  Once loaded with film the standard holder is then placed directly on the scanner glass platen, base side down.  Some Epson customers have found that this technique results in Newton Rings being created between the glass and film.

To solve this problem we recommend that you keep the platen glass that you have and use AN glass as a top piece.  So you have the platen glass, then film with emulsion down, and the AN glass is placed, etched side down, on top.  This will require that you flop the image in your software to read right but it's the best way to scan with our glass and be Newton ring free.  This is a tried and true method and, according to our tests, doesn’t show any texture of the glass.

We recommend the following glass sizes for this use.

FILM SIZE

GLASS SIZE

OUR PART NUMBER

8x10 and 5x7

8.75 X 10.75”

CST8X10AN3D

4x5

4.75 x 5.75”

CST4X5AN3D

120MM OR 35MM

4 x 10”

CST410AN3

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Epson Wet Mount Film Holder

Though effective, wet mounting film for scanning is a bit messy and time consuming.  Many customers use our AN glass instead of going to the trouble of wet mounting.

In this situation you'd place the film emulsion down onto the existing holder glass and then AN glass on top. In most instances this will solve your Newton ring problems. We've tested this technique at up to 4000 dpi with no apparent image degradation.

Some modern film emulsions are so thin that two sheets of AN glass are needed.   But, this will most likely limit the resolution of your scan. Customers have noticed in scans much over 1500 dpi that they begin picking up the texture of two sheets of AN glass. 

So if you want to cover all bases you can purchase both the bottom and top sheets of AN glass just in case.  But, for most instances the single top sheet will work just fine.

Epson Replacement Platen Glass

If you should need to replace the platen glass on your scanner we can supply it for you.  If you don’t see your model on the list below please contact us and we’ll be able to custom cut a piece for you.

MODEL

TYPE & SIZE in inches

OUR PART NUMBER

V700 & V750

AN  9.75 x 14.75 in X 2MM

EPSONV750ANP

CLEAR   9.75 x 14.75 in X 2MM

EPSONV4990CLRP

4990

AN  9.75 x 14.75 in X 2MM

EPSONV4990ANP

CLEAR   9.75 x 14.75 in X 2MM

EPSONV4990CLRP

10000XL

AN 19-7/16 IN X 13-9/16 IN X 2MM

EP1000XLAN

CLEAR  19-7/16 IN X 13-9/16 IN  X 2MM

EP1000XLC

EXPRESSION 1640 XL

AN       17.5 x 12.5 X 3MM

EPSON1640XLAN

CLEAR  17.5 x 12.5 X 3MM

EPSON1640XLCLR

EXPRESSION 800

AN      10 X 13 15/16 X 3MM

EPSON800AN

CLEAR  10 X 13 15/16 X 3MM

EPSON800CLR

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