I bought a HP scanjet 4470c scanner a while ago hoping to use it to scan negatives as it came with a negative carrier. It has a pretty decent resolution -1200dpi, yet the results I get scanning with it are pretty bad: 1)Blur - I use highest possible conrast and yet the images look blurry anyway 2)Grain - when you zoom in, you can easily see the grain on the image itself. I think it is the grain, im not sure. It looks very different from bw negative grain when i looked at it through grain focuser. It is more like a bunch of tiny vertical strokes that blur out the details on the image, some of them have different colours from the surrounding ones, as if theres a drop of paint on them. 3)Colour isnt my biggest complaint, although it isnt as radiant as it couldve been. Not to mention that apparently the colourbase on different film has a slightly different colour and I have to adjust it each time Overall the images I get from it are ok as thumbnails for a website but definitely not for printing. Well, on a stamp maybe Am I doing something wrong or is it the scanner?