Karl Hudson Blogging

stories about and on drum scanners and more

Hare Krishna, Hare Rama

April 22, 2017

Turns out the founder of the Hare Krishna movement was an avid film photographer who spent a lot of the 60s and 70s in Manhattan. There is a fireproof, flood-proof, earthquake-proof, tornado-proof vault containing his film archive in the mountains ...

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North Carolina, Krishna, Tango,


In preparing a Tango to be delivered to some wonderful folks in the mountains of western North Carolina, I came across some fluff in the bottom of the machine. Never saw anything like it before, but immediately thought: "Mice been ...

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Heidelberg Tango Drum Scanner, Mouse Damage, Linotype-Hell Tango,


Here's a photo of a Heidelberg F4100 Nexscan being serviced and made ready for delivery. It was sold by Reproservice to some nice guys in Berlin, Jochen & Seba. They are the ones who originally coined the term, "Scan Francisco". ...

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Heidelberg Nexscan F4100, Berlin,


This scanner appeared on ebay. I contacted the seller and told him I would be in Florida. Even though I had no intention of purchasing the beast, I had to lay my hands on it one more time. I switched ...

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HELL, CP340,


Building G4 Macs in VT

Sept. 8, 2015

Stopped by to see a friend in VT, and we built some Macs together. We put in SSDs and nice video cards...might have been overkill, but they are still pretty cool...I wasn't pleased with the software install. I had to ...

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G4 MDD, Mac,


THE Bachelor Pad

Sept. 8, 2015

O.K., so this little adventure resulted from a Tango that was shipped from California to Texas (lying position) and showed up in Houston with tire tracks across a broken hood. Amazing what those shippers can accomplish with their powered devices. ...

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Heidelberg Tango, Bachelor Pad, AC Cobra,


Flight of the S3400

Sept. 8, 2015

Jim Beck is a true scanner fan and old school operator going back to the early 80s. He had three Heidelberg scanners which all came from HGS, but then he found a local deal on an S3400, so now he's ...

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Nexscan, drum scanner, Primescan, Drum Scanner, S3400,


Stopped by a nice historic home in Oakland and met a very nice young couple. We ate ribs outside after I finished servicing their Primescan. I especially liked the poster on the wall beside the scanner. It's a photo of ...

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D7100, Primescan,


Another amazing trip totaling 11,400 miles in the end. I took a photo of my TomTom when I was leaving Hollywood. Notice the distance to destination in the lower right corner. I stopped in Hot Springs on the way back ...

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liar, Crook, Tropical Printing, Dave Persad, Schiebeler, problem,


Primescan in Istanbul

Sept. 8, 2015

Derin Korman is often helping Ahmet Ertug with keeping the scans for Ahmet's many books looking beautiful as ever. Derin also has a lot of curiosity and likes to figure things out. He's an absolute pleasure to work with and ...

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Primescan D7100, Taksim Square, Istanbul,