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FLAAR is offering personalized consulting at each trade show. You can walk-the-floor with the Senior Editor of FLAAR and get his comments on any and all printers, inks, RIP software, color management, substrates, applications, etc.

So if you wish to learn about the difference between combo, hybrid, and dedicated UV printers, how latex ink compares, about textile printers, etc. contact FLAAR to obtain consulting.

You can also get consulting before ISA or FESPA anywhere in the world: Dubai, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, Korea, London and more.

Over a 40 year period, the FLAAR Photo Archive has invested over two million dollars to record the fragile pyramid-temple, palace, and other architectural remains of Maya structures as well as doing worldwide photography to rescue a pictorial record of Maya art and artifacts so that students and scholars will have a major research resource to advance knowledge of Classic Maya civilization of ancient Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras.

FLAAR and the Photo Archive are pictured and described in and One of the three world wide FLAAR test centers (formerly at the main university in Guatemala) is pictured on the current site,

The FLAAR Photo Archive appreciates the support of Calumet Photographic/Calumet Digital, BetterLight, Phase One, Global Imaging, Parrot Digigraphic, NorthLight Products, Sinar Bron, Schneider-Kreuznach, Videssence, Lowel Lights, Ries Tripods, Bogen, MacBeth, BulbMan, Encad, EFI, Apple Computer, Rexam, American Ink Jet, Hewlett-Packard, Canon USA and a host of other corporations who have provided equipment so that we in turn can provide an international level of professional photographic services to museums and archaeological projects in Central America.


Maya vase rollouts from FLAAR Photo Archive
Museo Popol Vuh, photos of music figurines, Maya culture

At the left, a direct digital circumferential rollout of a round Maya vase. The FLAAR Photo Archive is the only museum-related photo studio in the world to have a direct digital rollout camera in daily use.

At the right, photographs of Maya and Tiquisate musical instruments of the 5th-9th centuries A.D., Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.

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Scanning slides using the Kodak EverSmart Supreme flatbed scanner, FLAAR test center.

professional photography of architectural history of Guatemala
FLAAR accomplishes high precision professional photography of architectural history of Guatemala. This equipment is fully portable and we can do photography for any museum or institute elsewhere in Latin America. Here is the range of new digital panoramic photography accessories at work in Las Capuchinas convent in Antigua Guatemala, in June 2009.

48-megapixel tri-linear BetterLight scanback
This 48-megapixel tri-linear BetterLight scanback, on a Cambo Ultima 4x5" camera demonstrates the interest in using state-of-the-art digital photography equipment.

photographers at the FLAAR institute
There are now three full-time photographers at the FLAAR institute. We do most of our photography in Guatemala and Honduras, but in past decades have undertaken archaeological photography projects in Mexico and Belize as well. FLAAR is currently gradually setting up a digital imaging evaluation office to cover Europe, especially Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The office will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Most recently updated June 24, 2009.

Previously updated March 18, 2008, Feb. 10, 2003, Oct. 20, 2001.



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