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mrjain's picture
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ideas on a good scanner to buy?

hello,

looking for feedback on a good and reasonably priced scanner. mainly taking articles from magazines and converting to PDF's and creating a virtual filing cabinet.

thanks,

mrj

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Billwhit's picture
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Personally I like the epson line of scanners. The prefection series are resonably priced and do a great job. Always look at the optical resolution, it's the only one that matters. Also I would stear you away from Microtek, even if they seem better priced I've found the hardware to be cheap and the software to be terrible. I Believe you can get an Epson Perfection 2580 for about $150 with an optical resolution of 2400dpi and come with a transparency adapter.

larusson's picture
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I have an Epson Perfection 1660photo scanner, with a 2400dpi resolution and I love it!

It does everything I want it to, including feeding my cat!

I agree... check out the Epson line...

lunabeetlegirl's picture
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I have an Epson RX500 printer/scanner/copier and I love it! Prints great, scans great and the copy function is very useful as well.

NitroPye's picture
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I am a Canon guy, scanner, camera (digital and SLR), printer. Canon scanner is great but drivers for OSX and photoshop plugin can be flaky with more then one user on the system.

got code?

larusson's picture
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I agree with the canon on the printer and definatly on the camers (i have 2 SLR's to prove it!) ... but like you said, the dirvers are flaky (terrible if you ask me) on the scanners... and there are not many things that can be more annoying then a scanner that doesn't work proberly!

PECourtejoie's picture
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Definitively Epson! I LOVE my 2450, and the 4870 look slike preciousssss to me.

About Canon Printers, is it easy to find the profiles? And what about ink longevity?

pierre-etienne courtejoie

Ivan's picture

mrjain wrote:

hello,

looking for feedback on a good and reasonably priced scanner. mainly taking articles from magazines and converting to PDF's and creating a virtual filing cabinet.

thanks,

mrj

I have an Agfa Snapscan e20, that is more than enough for your use IMO. it's very cheap. You might get it for around 50$ in the states and you'll be pleasantly surprised with it's quality. If A4 is enough for you that is...

mrjain's picture
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Ivan wrote:

mrjain wrote:
hello,

looking for feedback on a good and reasonably priced scanner. mainly taking articles from magazines and converting to PDF's and creating a virtual filing cabinet.

thanks,

mrj

I have an Agfa Snapscan e20, that is more than enough for your use IMO. it's very cheap. You might get it for around 50$ in the states and you'll be pleasantly surprised with it's quality. If A4 is enough for you that is...

thanks man. i will look into the Epson and the Agfa e20.

mrjain's picture
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so i took Ivan's advice and tried to get some info on the Agfa Snapscan e20, i went to the agfa.com site and couldn't find ANYTHING on scanners. what the F!#@$#@!$.

mrj

Ivan's picture

according to Amazon the snapscan e20 is discontinued, maybe try Froogle or just go with another brand altogether.

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