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Mr Noritsu

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  1. Mr Noritsu

    Aom driver unit 3501 PLUS

    This may not answer your question, but EVERY Noritsu lab owner should have a spare AOM sitting in the spares box. They are so easy to change over, and so easy to see if it has fixed the problem.
  2. Our 3901G came with ezcontroller 6.72.004.
  3. We have just installed a 3901G, upgraded our S4 to an HS1800 and are getting an S600 scanner soon. we are still sorting through all the paper work and discs.
  4. Mr Noritsu

    Brochure of QSS-39 series

    Ours will be standard RA process, just like our existing 3202.
  5. Mr Noritsu

    Using Ezy Controller

    We have just ordered a new 3901G as well as an additional film scanner (LS600). We will be running an LS600 on the new lab, and the HS1800 will be on a separate computer running the latest EzyController, being supplied by Noritsu. My reason for putting the LS600 direct to the 3901 is that 70% of our work is 35mm scanning and printing, and slides and 120 are more time consuming and not usually time dependent. My plan is to have 2 staff working on the lab - 1 of them scanning 35mm and printing digital files, and the other doing 120 and slides on the HS1800 with Ezycontroller. Can anyone give me an idea of how the 2 will work? We won't have the new lab for about 4 weeks, but I'm trying to get my mind around workflow. I'm guessing that the HS1800/Ezycontroller will put the files into a hotfolder which can then be printed later - or am I not understanding how it all works? Any info would be gratefully received
  6. Mr Noritsu

    Brochure of QSS-39 series

    They still have to make it, so it will be a little while yet - pretty excited about it.
  7. Mr Noritsu

    Brochure of QSS-39 series

    Don't know if you have the info now, but it is here. http://www.noritsu.com.au/qss3901g.html We have just ordered one to replace our 3202.
  8. Mr Noritsu

    Looking for a part for a 3202 printer.

    Sorry for not getting back on this, but that did solve the problem and was a whole lot cheaper than other options. Machine is now running nice and quietly!
  9. I'm ;looking for a fan for a 3202. Part number is W409647-01 and description is DC Blower unit. I suspect the same part might be also on the 3711, but with a different part number. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks Alan
  10. Mr Noritsu

    Speed Of Upgraded 3001

    We have a 3202 with all the options, but when we get large orders with high camera resolutions, from cards or discs, we drop the file size down in Irfanview to 1200px high (4" paper @ 300 dpi). This works fine, and we have done it for 5 years now. We also have Whitech and Kodak kiosks - the Whitech still send the full res customer files to the lab, but the kodak units drop the file size down to the actual print resolutuion. The Kodak kiosks are MUCH faster in that regard - there are probably other kiosks out there which also reduce the file size down.
  11. Mr Noritsu

    Qss 3212 S2 Film Scanner

    Can you uncheck it in option registration? I'm not in my lab at the moment, but I'm sure someone else will chime in.
  12. Mr Noritsu

    Kodak G3 Kiosk Screen Problem

    I don't know where you are but I have 2 spare G3 screens which are going to trash soon. If you want one, it is yours for the postage costs from Australia
  13. Mr Noritsu

    Video To Dvd

    The pommies call them a car boot sale, we call them trash and treasure, or even garage sales - great places for cheap old equipment, like a Beta player for $10 which has been working now for 8 months, and misc MiniDv and 8mm cameras!
  14. Mr Noritsu

    Video To Dvd

    We run 5 Panasonic EZ48 and EZ49 units and they just keep going and going and going. Sure they need repair sometimes but the next 2 orders pay for the repair. We also have a stand alone VCR hooked into the back of one for VHS-C tapes and odd ball ones whee the Panasonics just won't play it. I buy small TV's at boot sales for $5 each to use as monitors. It is becoming the most profitable part of our business. We also have a miniDv camera and Hi8/8mm camera hooked into them for doing camcorder tapes. We would average 500 tapes a month easy.
  15. I don't think the staff member has any idea about what goes on "behind" the scenes as Magenta has said! I know my staff sometimes tell me what a great sale they made when they sell a camera 2% up on cost and wonder why I'm not too impressed if they have not sold the add ons! I'm sorry about Jessops and those who work there, but maybe they just didn't change with the times fast enough!