Originally Posted by finguanzo
John, I think photovillage also have a Imacon , or something they rent...
I have rented their imacon before, and I would say while they are amazing scanners it was a pretty frustrating experience. First of all there is no space to work, and dust mitigation is a really difficult. Their holders are not in good shape (one of my favorite 4x5 chromes got totally mangled). I found scanning medium format pretty straight forward, but 35mm was just fiddly. While the actual scanning is fast, the handling is one by one, so it ends up being slow. Their monitors are not calibrated (and rather off), and I think they mostly do b+w, so I wasn't getting much useful help in terms of using the software for color. That being said, the slides I scanned came out well, while the color negs were pretty much impossible to color balance. Also for some reason a the b+w I scanned came out much harsher than it does on my Epson. That may have been my unfamiliarity with the software, but if you are scanning on the clock you are not going to be double checking everything in photoshop before you proceed.
I would give the print space ones a try, but don't expect to come away loving scanning.