Category: Scanners

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Plustek at The Photography Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Plustek will showcase their next-generation 35mm slide, negative and photo scanners at The Photography Show held at the NEC in Birmingham between 19-22 March 2016. Two brand new models are on display: the Plustek ePhoto Z300 – a consumer focused dedicated photo scanner – and the recently announced Optic Film 135, a motor-driven 35mm film scanner (pictured). Offering a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi, the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as preset filters and effects. Users can also upload images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Picasa. With a special, separately sold film holder, the scanner is also capable of digitising panoramic images – up to 120mm across - shot on 35mm film. In the UK, the Plustek OpticFilm 135 is priced at £245 + VAT.

Plustek will showcase their next-generation 35mm slide, negative and photo scanners at The Photography Show held at the NEC in Birmingham between 19-22 March 2016. Two brand new models are on display: the Plustek ePhoto Z300 – a consumer focused dedicated photo scanner – and the recently announced Optic Film 135,...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Plustek OpticFilm 135 Now Available in UK

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Plustek have announced the UK launch of their new OpticFilm 135 film scanner. Offering a motorised film transport system and a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi; the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as preset filters and effects. Users can also upload images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Picasa. With a special, separately sold film holder, the scanner is also capable of digitising panoramic images – up to 120mm across - shot on 35mm film. Available now, the Plustek OpticFilm 135 is priced at £245.00 plus VAT.

Plustek have announced the UK launch of their new OpticFilm 135 film scanner. Offering a motorised film transport system and a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi; the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Plustek OpticFilm 135

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Plustek have announced a new 35mm film scanner with motorised film transport for automated batch scanning. Offering a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi; the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as preset filters and effects. Users can also upload images directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Picasa. The Plustek OpticFilm 135 is priced at $399 and is available exclusively through B&H Photo Video and Adorama in the United States. UK availability and pricing to be confirmed.

Plustek have announced a new 35mm film scanner with motorised film transport for automated batch scanning. Offering a maximum input resolution of 3,600ppi; the Plustek OpticFilm 135 comes with Plustek’s new QuickScan Plus utility which allows users to apply a variety of automatic image enhancement tools as well as...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Plustek ePhoto Z300

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners

Plustek have announced a new single-sheet scanner that is specifically designed to digitise photos without scratching or harming them. With a flatbed photo scanner, users need four steps to scan: lift the scanner’s lid, lay the photos out one-by-one on the scanning bed, close the lid and scan. The Plustek ePhoto Z300 enables users to simply insert a print, which is then detected, grabbed and automatically scanned by the scanner. “The ePhoto Z300 makes it easy to convert your old photo albums, which is especially nice during the holidays,” said Robert Fuchs, marketing manager for Plustek USA. “The ePhoto is designed to take in photos one-by-one to ensure smooth scanning and turn them into high-quality digital images.” The Plustek ePhoto Z300 is priced at $199 and is available exclusively through B&H and Adorama.

Plustek have announced a new single-sheet scanner that is specifically designed to digitise photos without scratching or harming them. With a flatbed photo scanner, users need four steps to scan: lift the scanner’s lid, lay the photos out one-by-one on the scanning bed, close the lid and scan....

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Canon Pixma MG3620

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers, Scanners
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Canon today announced the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device for high-quality photo and document printing.  Featuring an improved wireless printing experience for compatible smartphone and tablet users through the updated Canon PRINT application, users can easily print from and scan images and documents to several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Evernote, Creative Park and Creative Park Premium, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. New features include the ability to print images directly from Instagram so those special moments can live beyond the digital feed. Available now in three colours -- white, black or red -- for an estimated retail price of $79.99, the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device comes complete with Canon's My Image Garden and Full HD Movie Print applications to help users produce clear images of frames from videos captured on select Canon EOS Digital SLRs, PowerShot Digital Cameras, and VIXIA Camcorders.

Canon today announced the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device for high-quality photo and document printing.  Featuring an improved wireless printing experience for compatible smartphone and tablet users through the updated Canon PRINT application, users can easily print from and scan images and documents to several of the most...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lasersoft Adds Printer Calibration to SilverFast

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers, Scanners, Software
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Lasersoft has announced a new, paid upgrade for its SilverFast software, which incorporates a printer calibration tool. The ICC printer calibration utilises a flatbed scanner, whose colours are first adjusted with SilverFast’s patented auto IT8 calibration method, as a measuring device for profiling the printer. Users simply print a test chart using their printer and scan this chart with their IT8 calibrated scanner. SilverFast then calculates an ICC profile for their printer and the paper and ink combination. Those who already have SilverFast 8.5 for their scanner can purchase the upgrade for $99.

Lasersoft has announced a new, paid upgrade for its SilverFast software, which incorporates a printer calibration tool. The ICC printer calibration utilises a flatbed scanner, whose colours are first adjusted with SilverFast’s patented auto IT8 calibration method, as a measuring device for profiling the printer. Users simply print...

Friday, May 8, 2015

QromaScan

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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QromaScan is a smartphone-based photo "scanning" solution that digitises and tags prints in one step using voice recognition. Users simply place their iPhone on top of Qroma Scan's LED illuminated lightbox, and use a natural language phrase the tell the innovative QromaScan app the date, location and people in their photos. By sliding photos into the lightbox, the QromaScan app dials in the best visual settings and captures the image with the appropriate metadata. Photos are automatically organised using metadata tags that are recognised by external applications such as Adobe Lightroom. QromaScan is available for preorder now on Kicksrtarter

QromaScan is a smartphone-based photo "scanning" solution that digitises and tags prints in one step using voice recognition. Users simply place their iPhone on top of Qroma Scan's LED illuminated lightbox, and use a natural language phrase the tell the innovative QromaScan app the date, location and people in...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Epson Perfection V39 Scanner

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Epson today added the Epson Perfection V39 to its line of Perfection flatbed scanners. Featuring 4800 dpi hardware resolution, no warm-up time and buttons to scan directly to e-mail and PDFs, the compact Perfection V39 allows consumers to scan and share photos to Facebook, Google Drive and other cloud services. The USB powered scanner requires only one source for power and connection to the computer, with no AC adapter needed. The removable lid makes it possible to scan bulky photo albums. The Epson Perfection V39 ($99.99) is now available through major retailers across the USA.

Epson today added the Epson Perfection V39 to its line of Perfection flatbed scanners. Featuring 4800 dpi hardware resolution, no warm-up time and buttons to scan directly to e-mail and PDFs, the compact Perfection V39 allows consumers to scan and share photos to Facebook, Google Drive and other cloud services. The...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Epson at The Photography Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Printers, Scanners
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At The Photography Show (21st-24th March 2015, Stand D81, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham) Epson is demonstrating its latest photo printers and scanners. Visitors will see Epson’s new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ photo printer, Perfection V850 Pro (pictured) and Perfection V800 Photo film and photo flatbed scanners, as well as the company's first compact six-colour photo production printer, the SureLab D700. “The Photography Show is the perfect opportunity for Epson to demonstrate its range of highly-reliable, easy-to-use, high-quality photo printers and flatbed scanners,” says Nick White, business manager for ProGraphics at Epson UK. “Whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer or you’re involved in the imaging industry, Epson has something for you.”

At The Photography Show (21st-24th March 2015, Stand D81, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham) Epson is demonstrating its latest photo printers and scanners. Visitors will see Epson’s new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ photo printer, Perfection V850 Pro (pictured) and Perfection V800 Photo film and photo flatbed scanners, as well as the...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Epson Perfection V19

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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The Epson Perfection V19 is a compact flatebed photo and document scanner offers an affordable scanning solution with 4800dpi x 4800dpi resolution. The device's LED technology allows for fast scanning with no warm-up time, and the scanner’s built-in kickstand enables vertical placement for convenient upright scanning and storage. For added flexibility, the scanner features a removable lid to accommodate scanning for bulky photo albums and Epson Easy Photo Fix technology to restore colour to faded photos and remove dust.The Epson Perfection V19 ($69.99) is now available online at the website below.

The Epson Perfection V19 is a compact flatebed photo and document scanner offers an affordable scanning solution with 4800dpi x 4800dpi resolution. The device's LED technology allows for fast scanning with no warm-up time, and the scanner’s built-in kickstand enables vertical placement for convenient upright scanning and...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Reflecta 3-in1 Scanner

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Reflecta imaging products, has announced the immediate availability of the new Reflecta 3-in1 scanner. Equipped with a 5-megapixel area-array CMOS sensor with 3 white LEDs, the Reflecta 3-in1 scanner digitizes your 35mm slides, negatives or photographic prints in 2 seconds. The included holders accommodate 9x13, 10x15 and 13x18cm prints, film strips of up to 6 frames or 3 mounted slides. Images can be viewed on the 2.4inch display and the scanned files then  saved on SD(HC), MemoryStick and MemoryStick Pro cards, and transferred to a PC via USB 2.0. The suggested retail price is £106.38.

Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Reflecta imaging products, has announced the immediate availability of the new Reflecta 3-in1 scanner. Equipped with a 5-megapixel area-array CMOS sensor with 3 white LEDs, the Reflecta 3-in1 scanner digitizes your 35mm slides, negatives or photographic prints in 2 seconds. The included holders accommodate 9x13, 1...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Reflecta RPS 10M Film Scanner

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Kenro has announced the immediate UK availability of the Reflecta RPS 10M 35mm film scanner. Featuring a resolution of 10,000dpi and a dMax of of 4.2, the Reflecta RPS 10M boasts a hardware-based dust and scratch removal system as well as an auto transport system for film strips of up to 36 frames. The suggested retail price is £696 including a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.

Kenro has announced the immediate UK availability of the Reflecta RPS 10M 35mm film scanner. Featuring a resolution of 10,000dpi and a dMax of of 4.2, the Reflecta RPS 10M boasts a hardware-based dust and scratch removal system as well as an auto transport system for film strips of up...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Epson V850 Pro Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photokina 2014, Scanners
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Want to see exactly what the new Epson V850 Pro scanner looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Epson V850 Pro scanner.

Want to see exactly what the new Epson V850 Pro scanner looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Epson V850 Pro scanner.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Epson Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo

Mark Goldstein | Photokina 2014, Scanners
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The Epson Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo are two new film scanners. The Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo provide the ultimate in professional scanning quality, speed and productivity across a wide range of positive and negative film formats, including 35mm strip, 35mm slide, medium format and 5x4 inch. The feature-rich Perfection V850 Pro is the ideal scanner for professional photographers and advanced amateurs. Photo enthusiasts wishing to scan an extensive collection of film in a variety of formats will find the Perfection V800 Photo provides easy to use functionality with fast, high-resolution results.The Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo will be shown for the first time in Europe at Photokina.

The Epson Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo are two new film scanners. The Perfection V850 Pro and Perfection V800 Photo provide the ultimate in professional scanning quality, speed and productivity across a wide range of positive and negative film formats, including 35mm strip, 35mm slide, medium format and ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Reflecta ProScan 10T Now Available in UK

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Kenro has just announced the UK availability of the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner. Boasting a resolution of 10,000 x 5,000 dpi and a Dmax value of 3.9, the Reflecta ProScan 10T has infrared and white LED light sources, andhardware-based dust- and scratch-removal technology. Capable of scanning loose strips of negative and transparency film as well as mounted slides, the scanner comes bundled with Scansoftware Cyberview and Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. The recommended retail price is £486.60.

Kenro has just announced the UK availability of the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner. Boasting a resolution of 10,000 x 5,000 dpi and a Dmax value of 3.9, the Reflecta ProScan 10T has infrared and white LED light sources, andhardware-based dust- and scratch-removal technology. Capable of scanning...

Friday, August 22, 2014

CanoScan LiDE 120 and LiDE 220

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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In addition to the new Pixma all-in-one printers, Canon has also announced a refresh to its CanoScan range with two new devices, LiDE 120 and LiDE 220. The CanoScan LiDE 120 (£69.99/€79.99) is a stylish LiDE scanner that replaces the current LiDE 110. Thanks to a CIS sensor, it delivers a scan resolution of 2400x4800dpi and produces an A4 300dpi scan in 16 seconds. Replacing the LiDE 210, the CanoScan LiDE 220 (£89.99/€109.99) includes an additional fifth EZ button, which provides users with the ability to create a multipage PDF document without returning to their PC. The device delivers scans with a resolution of 4800x4800dpi, thanks to the CIS sensor, and can produce an A4 300dpi scan in 10 seconds. Both models will be available in September.

In addition to the new Pixma all-in-one printers, Canon has also announced a refresh to its CanoScan range with two new devices, LiDE 120 and LiDE 220. The CanoScan LiDE 120 (£69.99/€79.99) is a stylish LiDE scanner that replaces the current LiDE 110. Thanks to a CIS sensor, it delivers...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Plustek USA Announces New Instant Rebate Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Plustek USA has launched a new instant rebate programme for selected scanners. The eligible products include - alongside a number of document scanners and book scanning devices - the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i AI, a 35mm film scanner featuring a hardware resolution of 7200x7200ppi and an infrared channel for dust and scratch removal (pictured). Those purchasing the OpticFilm 8200i AI before 30th September are entitled to an instantrebate of $70.

Plustek USA has launched a new instant rebate programme for selected scanners. The eligible products include - alongside a number of document scanners and book scanning devices - the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i AI, a 35mm film scanner featuring a hardware resolution of 7200x7200ppi and an infrared channel for dust...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Reflecta x9-Scan

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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The Reflecta x9-Scan is a new, battery-operated standalone device designed to quickly digitise your 35mm negatives and slides. Featuring a 5-megapixel area-array sensor, the Reflecta x9-Scan can save the resultant digital images to separately SD/SDHC memory cards. The photos can be viewed immediately on the x9-Scan's 2.4" LCD screen or your TV set. A bundled USB cable allows the device to be hooked up to a laptop or desktop computer. The scope of delivery also includes the ArcSoft Media Impression image editing software, which can be used both under Windows and Mac. The Reflecta x9-Scan is available for £95.76 including VAT.

The Reflecta x9-Scan is a new, battery-operated standalone device designed to quickly digitise your 35mm negatives and slides. Featuring a 5-megapixel area-array sensor, the Reflecta x9-Scan can save the resultant digital images to separately SD/SDHC memory cards. The photos can be viewed immediately on...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hasselblad Scanner Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Hasselblad's recently launched trade-in promotion on the Flextight X1 and X5 film scanners is now also available to customers living in the United States. Until 30 June 2014 you can get $5000 off the price of a Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner and $3000 off a Hasselblad Flextight X1 scanner when you trade in your old scanner, regardless of make or model. For details, contact your local Hasselblad stockist..

Hasselblad's recently launched trade-in promotion on the Flextight X1 and X5 film scanners is now also available to customers living in the United States. Until 30 June 2014 you can get $5000 off the price of a Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner and $3000 off a Hasselblad Flextight X1 scanner...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hasselblad Flextight X1/X5 Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners
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Haselblad has announced a trade-in promotion on its Flextight X1 and X5 scanners. Between now and 30 June 2014 you can get €3,600 off the price of an X5 and €2.300 off an X1 when you trade in your old scanner, regardless of make or model. For details, contact your local Hasselblad stockist.

Haselblad has announced a trade-in promotion on its Flextight X1 and X5 scanners. Between now and 30 June 2014 you can get €3,600 off the price of an X5 and €2.300 off an X1 when you trade in your old scanner, regardless of make or model. For...