The Microtek ArtixScan M1 Pro Dual Media Flatbed Scanner is a combined flatbed and film scanner for 35mm, 6cm medium format , and 4 x 5″ large format film formats, that also offers additional functionality to scan reflective art or prints as large as 8. It scanned the target, overlaid a grid to show what it would be reading and allowed us to adjust it it didn’t need any adjustment and then compared the scanned values to the known values of that target. Again we clicked the icon and let the software build the profile. So we found an old portrait of great grandmother and grandmother and scanned it in color. You may also like.

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Update Unrecognized Zip Code. We did have to adjust the grid to match the scan this time, but that’s all we had to do. In addition the Pro version includes LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Studio image optimization software for an incredibly precise level of color control and a host of automated features to optimize your scanned images, and provides precise color management – even with the most degraded or damaged originals.

With the software installed, we connected the M1 to a artixsacn USB 2. We’ll be using the M1 in the days to come to do the bulk of our serious scanning.

Both the i and the V have a fixed focus lens. We popped the CD in, installed the software, took advantage of the hint to look online for a more recent version, and indeed found one. Fortunately, the software is smarter than we micdotek.


Microtek ArtixScan M1 Pro Dual Media Scanner – flatbed scanner – desktop – USB 2.0

There are two M1 packages: Additional Product Features Media Type. USB designations are tricky. That worked well, in fact.

The glassless scanning enables clearer scans of the film because it avoids the optical distortions, aberrations, and dirt that can appear in a scan that passes through the glass plate of a typical flatbed scanner. Microtek supplies a set of black vinyl tapes with the company name on them to hold the odd-sized film on the glass.

The CD had version 6. The cover of the manual has the code you need to activate the package. We started with the reflective target. You’ll calibrate more frequently if it’s easier to calibrate.

Scanner Review: Microtek ArtixScan M1

In that long ago article, we discussed the Epson V along with the M1 and Microtek’s i A glass plate allows for scanning 8 x 10″ or odd-sized transparencies. The Microtek M1 includes a great capability for scanning transparencies, plain paper, and slides in color mode, so you can scan in clear detail and share the digital records with interested parties.

We had to try a simple reflective scan. Since this Microtek slide and film scanner comes with an excellent functionality, you will be able to fulfill your document scanning needs reliably.


Best Selling in Scanners Artixscqn all. We microtke sure we’d get away with it sometimes the manufacturer’s installation includes drivers required by any micrrotek packagebut it’s the software we’re familiar with. As good as the Epson is — and microte very good — it handles transparency scanning through the same glass bed it uses for reflective scanning. I was trying to use it for 8×10 transparencies. Unreliable, no service in USA I bought one new, used it a few times and then started getting streaks in my scans.

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Alternate scanning software packages, calibration software, OCR software, manuals and more. Advanced Auto Focus Technology The auto focus technology incorporated in the ArtixScan M1 provides wide depth of field and high accuracy for optimum image sharpness. We had a little trouble getting arfixscan target out of its envelope so we slit one end carefully to release it. Up to mm frames, mm slides, 4 medium format frames, 2 4×5″ frames.

Microtek ArtixScan M1 Scanner

Not every scanner comes with IT8 targets, which are not cheap. Be the first to review this item. You’ve waited long enough. Not Specified by Manufacturer.