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Re: Sorry to ask again but...

As Matt writes below, the Aztek folks do handle the Kami fluid. However you will be required to pay a hazardous shipping fee if you order it.
Also, if you use the 4990, one should seal the edges of the platen so the fluid will not leak into the traveling light area. Yes, it dries quickly, or evaporates, but still, one does not want that fluid entering the interior of the device.
You will obtain a good scan by placing it directly on the glass. One could also purchase some ultra- thin glass or even place a layer of clear mylar between the negative and the platen and then put a sheet of glass on that.
All the information you need, along with videos, is at the Aztek web site. This includes how/where to get the stuff and even the special mylar.
Jack Fulton

On August2006, at 8:59 AM, Matthew Baily wrote:

Hello all,
The Aztec make of kami fluid prevents newton rings, so would this mean you could dispense with the anti-newton glass and mount straight to the glass scanner bed? Also, does the Epson 4990 (I think that was the model you were all talking about) focus on the film placed on the glass or does it need to suspended in a holder above the glass by some amount (I think the better scanning mf holders and the new v700 holders have height adjustment for focus calibration).

Just some thoughts