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build a film scanner with cheap flatbed scanner HP 2235 printer all in one

Thursday, December 24, 2009

i bought this printer for experiment to prove can we make a film scanner with a cheap flatbed scanner?. my decision point to Hewweld packard 2235 its the cheapest scanner, actually its a printer with ability to scan and copy. of course the printer will be a great benefit, since i need tho change my old printer too.it cost me only less than $65.
first experiment is working more than i expected.how to do it, it soo easy, just put your film on scanner glass, than cover the vilm with thick glass( 5mm) so the film is pressured to scanner glass. than cover the glass with a plain paper HVS 80gsm. than give a light with TL lamp, i use 25watt phillip lamp. scan with 2400 ppi and wait for 10 minutes, all 36 frame scanned with resolution 2400ppi. this is how i made it.

RESULT- yupp, some problem are exist:
printer all in one is soo cheap, only less than $65 soo dont be sshock with the result.

the big box is a crooped image in 100% at 2400 dpi so you can see the result.

for color picture, it really not optimal, because maybe the lamp under the glass make the color cant appear corectly

overall result is good enough for me for now until i can buy a dedicated film scanner. its fun, Cheap, and can be used for printing and copying document. overall its worth with the price.


  • Fish's blog says:
    February 2, 2010 at 5:23 AM

    great idea.. love it.. you are very creative..

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    August 25, 2011 at 12:47 AM

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