Saturday, September 30, 2006
HP Press Release
The HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner gives home users who wish to digitise their memories and documents a new standard in resolution and colour reproduction. It provides breakthrough innovation with 6-colour/96-bit photo scanning, while a built-in adapter makes it easy to convert multiple 35mm slides and negatives into digital files at once. With included HP Real Life technologies, users can easily restore old or damaged photos, slides and negatives by removing dust and scratches, restoring faded colour, automatically removing red-eye and enhancing detail in dark areas of photos. Additionally, the HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner features four one-touch task buttons to quickly organise, edit, share and save scans.
HP Press Release
The HP Scanjet G3010 Photo Scanner provides photo, film and document scanning with a very high resolution for its price range, making it a competitive home scanning solution. Ideal for customers who want to share images with friends and family, the HP Scanjet G3010 makes it easy to quickly preserve and restore memories. With exceptional photo, film and document scanning, users can enjoy high-definition scans at 4800x9600dpi hardware resolution and true-to-life, 48-bit colour that produces reprints as beautiful as the originals.2 A built-in adapter makes it easy to convert 35mm slides and negatives into digital files to be printed, shared and saved. Bundled with HP Photosmart software, users can easily bring old or damaged photos, slides and negatives back to life by removing dust and scratches and restoring faded colour.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
PCMagazine have just reviewed the Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner.
“The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro ($799.99 direct) shares most of its traits with the Epson Perfection V700 Photo. Both claim an optical resolution of 6,400 pixels per inch (ppi); both deliver among the best-quality scans I’ve ever seen; and both cost enough to be of interest only to serious photographers, particularly those with a large library of negatives and slides to digitize. But where the target market for the V700 is the serious amateur photographer, the V750-M goes one step further, aiming at both serious amateurs and professionals.”
Thursday, August 24, 2006
The CanoScan 4400F is available from September 2006 with a street price of approximately £79 (€114) RRP INC VAT with the CanoScan 8600F available from October 2006 with a street price of around £149 (€215) RRP INC VAT.
Canon UK Press Release
Canon today announces the launch of two 4800 dpi scanners: the CanoScan 8600F and CanoScan 4400F. Both are high-speed devices that provide exceptional productivity, while Film Adapter Units (FAU) are incorporated for high quality, convenient film scanning. Bundled software packages extend the functionality of both scanners, with the CanoScan 8600F featuring SilverFast SE from LaserSoft for advanced control of the scanning process and extended creative options. The CanoScan 8600F is positioned below the CanoScan 9950F and replaces the CanoScan 8400F, while the CanoScan 4400F offers high performance 4800 dpi scanning at an economical price point.
The CanoScan LiDE 70 and the CanoScan LiDE 600F will be available from October and September 2006 Respectively. Prices will be £59 (€85)RRP inc VAT and £129 (€186) RRP inc VAT respectively.
Canon UK Press Release
Canon today announces the launch of two new LIDE scanners – the CanoScan LiDE 600F and CanoScan LiDE 70. Replacing the CanoScan LiDE 500F and CanoScan LiDE 60 respectively, both scanners offer increased resolution – the CanoScan LiDE 600F is the first CIS (Contact Image Sensor) scanner capable of scanning at 4800 dpi. Each scanner expresses the compact style of the LIDE design sensibility, and features a stand for vertical scanning. The stand is integrated in the CanoScan LiDE 600F, which boasts an advanced three-way design and offers Drop-in vertical scanning. “With the launch of two new designer CanoScan LIDE scanners, Canon continues to lead the way with CIS scanners,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging. “The increased resolution of both models puts quality scanning within everyone’s reach.”
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Epson UK Press Release
Digitise your photos and film at home with new slimline scanners from Epson - Epson launches innovative features into a compact and slimline range of Matrix™ CCD scanners that will provide high-quality output whatever your scanning needs
16th August 2006- Epson launches two new A4 scanners, the Epson Perfection V100 Photo is designed to meet the needs of the photo enthusiast and the Epson Perfection V350 Photo is ideally suited to the amateur photographer. Both models incorporate the premium quality scanning that is typically associated with Epson’s unique Matrix CCD technology into a new slim design. The modern silver finish will also ensure they look stylish on your desktop. So whether you are seeking a scanner for the home, office, studio or classroom, Epson has the product to suit your needs.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Epson UK Press Release
EISA chooses Epson for professional photo scanning - EISA European Scanner 2006-2007 is the Epson Perfection V700 Photo/V750 Pro
15 August 2006 – The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), Europe’s biggest multimedia press organisation, has singled out the Epson Perfection V700 Photo/V750Pro professional scanner series as best “European Scanner 2006-2007”. The Perfection V750 Pro is ideal for the professional photographer while the Epson Perfection V700 Photo is suitable for the photo enthusiast or advanced amateur photographer. The Photo Panel, responsible for judging and selecting the best products for the photography industry is made up from editors of 16 leading photography magazines across Europe. The reasons for choosing the Perfection V700/V750 series were based upon its features and professional performance.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Canon USA Press Release
New CanoScan 8600F, LiDE 600F, CanoScan 4400F, and LiDE 70 Color Image Scanners Provide High-Level Scanning Features in Sleek and Easy To Use Products
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 31, 2006 - With the digital age in full swing, now is the time to digitally archive those shoeboxes full of old photos and personal files that are bursting at the seams. The new lineup of Canon’s flexible, yet attractive scanning solutions fit most budgets and lifestyles. The new CanoScan 8600F, LiDE 600F, CanoScan 4400F and the LiDE 70 Color Image Scanners offer the latest in design, ease of use and affordability. Digitizing photos, slides, negatives, and important documents is easier than ever before with the newest features on Canon scanners. The CanoScan 8600F, LiDE 600F and CanoScan 4400F models all scan photos at a maximum of 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution for clear and sharp images. The CanoScan 8600F and CanoScan 4400F scanners even feature a built-in Film Adapter Unit (FAU) to make scanning of 35mm negatives and mounted slides a breeze.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Epson America Press Release
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 24, 2006 – Epson America Inc. today announces its newest consumer scanners – the Epson Perfection™ V350 Photo and Epson Perfection V100 Photo, targeting Chief Memory Officers™ , photo enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers who want to easily restore and archive their cherished photos, negatives and slides, as well as scan items for creative projects with ease. The Epson Perfection V350 Photo and Epson Perfection V100 Photo scanners, with estimated street prices of $149 and $99 respectively, both feature a newly designed slim case suited for either portrait or landscape orientation with a high-rise lid and hinge that can be opened up to 180 degrees. This lid allows for greater flexibility in scanning three-dimensional objects up to 25mm thick, as well as oversized objects, photos and documents. In addition, the scanners offer premium value with a maximum hardware resolution up to 4800 x 9600 dpi on the Perfection V350 Photo and up to 3200 x 9600 dpi on the Perfection V100 Photo. Both models offer 48-bit color scanning and 3.2 dynamic range for high quality scans, as well as Epson Easy Photo Fix® for automatic color restoration of faded photos.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Kodak UK Press Release
New Capture Software release offers enhanced functionality for KODAK document scanners
o New search, retrieval, share, security, and scan-to-email capabilities included
o Enables optimum scanner throughput and maximises operator productivity
May 16th, 2006 — Eastman Kodak Company today announces the availability of KODAK Capture Software , version 6.9, the latest release of its production scanning application for the electronic capture of documents. Designed specifically to unleash the full capabilities of all KODAK scanners, it is an intuitive, easy-to-use yet powerful front end capture application for enterprise content management, imaging, forms processing and workflow applications, as well as a standalone solution.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Photo-i have started an interactive review of the new Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner.
“The new holder has sprung clips to keep the slides in place and loading the slides is very quick. I am slightly concerned with the quality of material used for the clips, it feels like brittle plastic although Epson may say it’s a Poly this or that, I can imagine with heavy duty use these could easily snap off - so far none have. Given that the V750 is aimed at the professional user, Epson may have to re-think the durability of the holder - we will see.”
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
HP UK Press Release
New HP Scanners Offer Graphics Professionals Incredible Versatility, Quality and Speed - Enhanced transparency capabilities, high resolution and a full professional software package make these scanners ideal for photographers and graphics professionals
LONDON, UK, March 8, 2006 - HP today announced the HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner and HP Scanjet 8300gp Graphic Arts Scanner, giving graphics professionals everything they need from an image-scanning station, ensuring line accuracy and colour consistency. The scanners come with superb resolution, making them perfect for those needing ultra-sharp reproduction. The scanners’ Transparent Material Adapter gives the versatility needed in a professional environment, taking up to eighteen 35mm frames of negative film, eight 35mm framed slides and one frame of middle (120mm) or large (240mm) photographic format.
Photo-i.co.uk have started an interactive review of the brand new Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner which was announced at PMA last week.
“It seems like this is becoming an annual event, a year ago I reviewed the Epson 4990 scanner, the year before it was the 4870. Both scanners produced high quality scans that were close, if not better than most dedicated film scanners. Most photographers are now shooting digitally, so film scanning is not a high priority. Having said that, there are many photographers who still want to convert their slide and film collections into digital files. High end film scanners are now rare items so flatbed scanners would seem to be the most logical and affordable choice. Lets take a close look at the Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner.”
Thursday, February 23, 2006
PMA 2006: The Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanners are announced today. The Epson Perfection 750-M Pro will be available in May for $799. The Epson Perfection V700 Photo will be available in March for $549.
Epson America Press Release
Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanners include innovative 6400 dpi optical resolution and a Dual Lens™ System, along with a fluid mount accessory for the Pro model
LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 22, 2006 – The Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanners are making their debut as the first scanners for photo studio applications that offer capabilities typically found in high-end commercial lab scanners, at a much more affordable price. These two scanners were created with the professional and amateur photographer in mind and provide groundbreaking resolution that is achieved using a new Dual Lens System. In addition, a new fluid mount accessory (offered on the Pro model), allows photographers to perform wet scans on a flatbed scanner, which is especially valuable for enhanced scratch removal and grain reduction from black and white film. The Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro both incorporate the Epson Dual Lens System, which is a new double lens scanning system that enables super resolution (6400 dpi) scanning of 35mm, 2 ¼”, and 4”x 5” medium format film. High resolution (4800 dpi) scanning is also available for transparency and reflective scanning. Depending on the resolution selected, the lens carriage will switch and the appropriate lens will be set in place.
Friday, January 27, 2006
ePhotoZine have reviewed the Plustek OpticFilm 7200i film scanner, which incorporates SilverFast’s Infrared Smart Removal of Defects (iSRD) technology and is priced at just £199/$399.
“The scanner turns out very detailed scans from black & white film, producing a good range of tones. It does struggle to reproduce extreme tones from the darkest areas of the film because of its limited Dmax, but this problem doesn’t detract much from the overall quality of the scanned image. The iSRD function will not work with black & white film and has to be disabled. This is common for most scanners employing an infrared dust and scratch removal system, only Digital ICE 4 available on the Nikon Coolscan V has overcome this problem.”
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
PCMagazine have reviewed the new Epson 3590 Photo flatbed scanner.
“The Epson Perfection 3590 Photo ($149.99 direct) is aimed primarily at people who want to scan photos, but it isn’t limited to scanning prints. The claimed 3,200-pixel-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution is more than enough to scan 35-mm slides and negatives for printing at 8-by-10 or larger, and the built-in automatic film feeder makes scanning 35-mm negatives easy. Most important, scan quality for film is good enough to be useful, and scan quality for prints is very good.”
Website: PCMagazine - Epson 3590 Photo Review
Friday, September 30, 2005
PCMagazine have reviewed the Epson Perfection 4990 Photo flatbed scanner, which has the ability to scan medium and large format film. The Perfection 4990 Photo scanner features, 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution, a high optical density of up to 4.0 Dmax and is aimed at photo enthusiasts and professionals.
“The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo ($450 street) is one of the most photocentric flatbeds we’ve seen. This makes sense for a scanner aimed at photo enthusiasts. Among its strengths are high quality photo scans; the ability to scan film in 35mm, 120, 220, 2.25-inch, 6 by 12 cm, and 4- by 5-inch formats; and a claimed resolution suitable for film, at 4800 pixels per inch (ppi) optical by 9600 ppi mechanical. On the negative side, the bundled programs include little for anything but photos and film.”
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Microtek ScanMaker i800 scanner is announced today. The Microtek i800 offers 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution. Software features include Kodak DIGITAL ICE Technology and ColorRescue. The ScanMaker i800 is priced at $399.99 SRP and is compatible with Windows or Macintosh.
Microtek USA Press Release
Microtek ScanMaker i800 Delivers Professional Photo and Film Scanning Capabilities, First-Class Features and Premium Value; High-Resolution Scanner Includes Microtek’s EZ-Lock(TM) Film Holders and Microtek’s PictuRescue(TM) for High Quality Results
CARSON, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 26, 2005—Microtek USA, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, is shipping the ScanMaker i800, a high-resolution scanner that combines professional features, versatility, power and convenience at a great price.
The unit can handle multiple film sizes including 24 frames of 35mm filmstrips, 12 mounted 35mm slides, two 4” x 5"transparencies, and medium format up to 6 x 17 cm panoramic. Featuring 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution, the i800 allows users to create poster-size images from photos and film. It also has a large 8.5” x 14” reflective scanning area to accommodate legal-size documents and batch scanning of photos or film.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
CNET has a roundup of 5 of the latest photo scanners, including the new high-end Canon CanoScan 9950F flatbed scanner (pictured).
“When it comes to judging specs, be sure to read the box carefully and cynically. Some manufacturers quote the interpolated resolution rather than the optical resolution. The former conjures up pixels where none exist, by mathematically approximating the pixel value based on its neighbors, while the latter figure represents the actual number of photo-sensitive sites on the sensor. Optical density can also be a tricky spec. It’s a measurement of the range of tonal values a scanner can capture, on a scale of 0 to 4.0; the closer to 4.0, the more detail you’ll see in the highlights and shadows. But there’s no standard defining the scanner settings with which the measurements are taken, so we can take the manufacturer’s quote as only a rough approximation.”
Website: CNET - Photo Scanner Roundup
Monday, August 8, 2005
Epson UK Press Release
Epson® introduces the Perfection 4490 Photo, combining outstanding quality with ease of use for the ultimate home scanner
The Epson Perfection 4490 Photo incorporates Digital ICE Technology, to ensure that even scratched films can be restored to their former glory.
August 2005: Gone are the days when complicated software was needed to remove scratches, and dust on film. Launching at £199 the Epson Perfection 4490 is the only scanner in its class to feature Digital ICE technology, guaranteed to restore old or damaged film easily and efficiently. With a resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo also ensures that the scan results are as finely detailed as the original.