Ron Iudice - Scan
Master & Giclée Customer Service
film is nothing new for West Coast Imaging Scan Master Ron Iudice. 35
years ago he started his photography career by shooting weddings, commercial
assignments, horse shows, and other events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He later spent ten years owning and operating a photo finishing lab in
uses his film handling skills to prepare film for scanning on our Tango
Drum Scanner. His job requires extreme attention to detail as he plans
the layout of each drum; demounts and cleans the film; mounts the film
on our plexiglass drums, then thoroughly cleans each image after scanning.
you’re handling so much film every day, you get a feel for it,”
Ron said. “You know how it bends and how to clean it without kinking,
crimping or scratching.”
Ron has also
mastered the art of making scan decisions--deciding the optimum settings
for capturing each piece of film sent to us for scanning. His aesthetic
and technical understanding of the Tango is interchangeable with Jeff
Grandy, our Scan Master who has been working with our Tango since 1999.
He and Jeff work hand-in-hand to ensure each job is completed with the
accuracy and quality our customers demand. After scanning each image,
they team up to verify that the images scanned properly. Then Ron demounts
each drum, following a strict series of protocols to ensure the film is
returned to the rightful owner.
have a great system in place, and it flows seamlessly,” Ron said.
“We protect your film, and as soon as we verify the image scanned
properly, the image is taken off our drum, cleaned, and returned to our
done mounting film for the day, Ron provides customer service to our Giclée
print clients. Today’s Giclée prints are available on a wide
variety of canvases and papers, and can be made with several different
types of inks. Ron helps each customer navigate the maze of options, helping
them through each step of the Giclée print process.
of care comes naturally to Ron. With a friendly and vivacious Sicilian
personality; Ron loves great cooking; his cherry red 1964 El Camino (see
photos below) and his family. He also has an amazing work ethic, which
benefits West Coast Imaging's customers every single day.
is my career, and I want to know what’s the newest and the best,”
Ron said. “Working here, I can help plot the future in photography.”
totally cherry 1964 El Camino
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