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Durst Sigma – High End – Film Scanner

Film Scanning Services

The Durst Sigma, is a professional high-end scanner. It provides the quality input to match our high-end output printers - Durst Epsilon Photoprinter - LVT Film Writer - Colorspan Inkjet Printer

The Sigma scans colour transparency, colour negative, black & white and cross-processed, single frame, 35mm and 120 rolls and sheet films up to 4 x 5 inches to RGB, CMYK or Greyscale with flat art and large sheet film up to A3 Flat Bed scanned.

The Sigma is equipped with a powerful workstation, an RGB 10,500 pixel line sensor for image data capture and a fully automatic film carrier for fast automated scanning of roll film. There is no film contact with any surfaces; the only thing that comes in contact with your film during scanning is pure filtered air.

The Sigma can do a RGB scan up to AO @ 300dpi in 34 seconds at optical resolution from a sheet of 4 x 5 inch film, resulting in a pure 400Mb file.

The Sigma utilises a unique infared detection prescan, dust and scratches are removed from the scan without affecting the image sharpness and significantly reducing retouching time. Most other scanners simply blur the image or soak your film in oil in an effort to try and achieve a similar result.


  • Roll scanning 35mm and 120 film
    Negative, transparency and black & white

  • Reproduction scanning
    Cut film 35mm, 120, 4x5 and 8x10 inch sheet

  • Flat bed scanning up to A3
    From artwork and film

  • Scan levels at 300dpi RGB
    Multimedia 1mb to AO 400mb
    RGB to CMYK conversions

  • Digital image colour management for output to Durst epsilon photographic printer, LVT film writer, Colorspan inkjet printer

  • FTP file transfer, CD and DVD burning

Processing Scanning and Preview Prints
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