Saturday, September 29, 2012


Earlier this week The Impossible Project came out with a scanning adapter to help rid the world of Newton Rings. I jumped on it as I've noticed recently that my scanner has suddenly been having trouble with Newton Rings. What the heck are Newton Rings, you ask? Devilish little rings that appear when a reflective object is sandwiched against another reflective object, such as an instant photo and scanning glass. To rid yourself of this kind of evil you need to lift the photo off the glass which is precisely what the adapter does.

The adapter is a tray with sticky magic that hold your photos slightly off the glass. Thankfully not too much off the glass, so you don't lose sharpness when scanning. The tray has holes beneath the sticky stuff so that you can easily pop the pictures off the tray without having to bend your images or get your grubby finger prints all over it. The scanning adapter also comes with a handy cloth to help you adhere your image to the tray, again without having to get your finger prints all over. The photo comes up off the tray with ease- the tackiness is just enough! The tray also comes with a little tab to pick it up off of the scanner with.

My thoughts? It's awesome. Not only does it do what it claims, keeps Newton Rings out of your scans but it also allows me to scan four images at once!! I'd recommend this to anyone with Newton Ring problems or even just to expedite the scanning process. Where was this when I scanned in my entire archive of instant photos?!

You can get your very own here!


  1. Thanks for sharing your review! Does it seem like the stickiness will eventually become non-sticky over time?

    1. The packaging says that if it starts to become unsticky to just gently wash it with warm water to clean it off and reactivate the sticky powers! It seems like it should be good to go for a ton of scans, especially if you keep it in the box it came in as it suggests doing, to keep dirt and dust away!

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