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BowHaus LVT Specs and Resolutions

What is an "LVT"?
The LVT is an ultra-high resolution, continuous tone Film Recorder that exposes directly on photographic transparency and negatives films. LVT is an acronym for "light valve technology", which was the original exposure moderating mechanism when the film recorder was first introduced by Kodak. The current version uses LED technology, which replaced the earlier light valves.

How High is the Resolution?
The LVT uses fixed, optical resolutions for exposing. The resolutions are commonly referred to as "RES40, RES80, etc.". RES is the number of pixels per millimeter, therefore RES80 is an expose resolution of eighty pixels per millimeter or 2,032 pixels per inch. The ultra-high resolutions are further enhanced by the continous tone nature of film and this device. Continuous tone devices offer ultra-smooth gradations and subtle transitions. There are no "dots" as in inkjet output.


4 x 5 Film
Optical Fixed Resolutions (Live Image Area is 3.5" x 4.5")
RES 20 24 30 40 48 60 80
DPI 508 609.6 762 1016 1219.2 1524 2032
RGB 11.6 Mb 16.7 Mb 26.2 Mb 46.5 Mb 67 Mb 104.7Mb 186.1 Mb
Pixel(x) 1778 2133 2667 3556 4267 5334 7112
Pixel(y) 2286 2743 3429 4572 5486 6858 9144

8 x 10 Film
Optical Fixed Resolutions (Live Image Area is 7.5" x 9.25")
RES 20 24 30 40 48 60
DPI 508 609.6 762 1016 1219.2 1524
RGB 51.2 Mb 73.8 Mb 115.2 Mb 204.9 Mb 295 Mb 461Mb
Pixel(x) 3810 4572 5715 7620 9144 11,430
Pixel(y) 4699 5638 7048 9398 11,277 14,097


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