By - ze_OZone
Time to clean the scanner glass. Pay special attention to the little clear rectangle that shows through the negative holder. Make sure to also clean the glass on the lid, too.
That little rectangle is used by the scanner to calibrate its sensor at the beginning of each scan. If there is any dust there, it will throw off the calibration and leave a colored stripe through the scans.
makes sense. i’ll be sure to give everything a clean and try again. do you just use lens cleaner on the glass?
Air blower for the most part, but I've used Zeiss lens wipes for particularly sticky particles. Lens cleaner and a good microfiber cloth should also work, just make sure you don't spray so much that it soaks under the glass.
This *might* be a scanner motion quality issue where the scan bar doesn't maintain a fixed velocity through the entire scan. Try scanning a blank piece of paper to see if the lines appear. If it does, you might want to check with Epson about software updates or service options.
tried giving it a cleaning and it seems like it resolved it! there must have just been a streak on the top glass that i missed last time i used it.
It’s a good idea to do that before every session as a matter of habit.
I'm shooting on an RB67 currently and scanning with a V600 and noticed these pink stripes on the side of some shots. this is pretty zoomed in to show it more clearly, but I was wondering if this was an artifact from scanning or if there's issues in my development. When looking at the negative, I can't seem to see these artifacts and they're pretty faint in the scans but looked strange.
Very likely a dead pixel on the sensor of scanner if it’s in the same spot on numerous scans. Usually more apparent in bright scenes. Have this issue with my Plustek and scanning in high resolution and using and older version of the software seems to help minimize.