Saturday, June 2, 2007
PCMag have reviewed the CanoScan 8600F, a 4800 dpi scanner which replaces the CanoScan 8400F.
“The Canon CanoScan 8600F ($180 street) has a lot to live up to. The model it replaces, the CanoScan 8400F, was one of the first inexpensive flatbed scanners to scan film—both slides and strips of film—reasonably well. That was enough to make it an Editors’ Choice. Today, however, plenty of inexpensive scanners can handle film well. Quality that blew away the competition in the 8400F’s day is no longer as impressive. On top of that, the 8600F costs 20 percent more than the 8400F, which means it has to do better to match it on bang for the buck. The good news is that the 8600F does do better.”
Website: PCMag - CanoScan 8600F Review
Friday, June 1, 2007
The Microtek s450 is a new affordable scanner designed for the home office. The Microtek ScanMaker s450 has a new slim design, built-in 35mm transparency adapter, optical resolution of 4800 dpi and 48-bit color. The Microtek s450 is available now for a suggested retail price of $99.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Epson America Press Release
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 28, 2006 – When it comes to reproducing the highest level of shadow detail and mid-range gray values as quantified by optical density (OD), Epson scanners outperformed competitors in a recent National Software Testing Labs (NSTL) study. “Many people don’t realize the importance of optical density when it comes to choosing a flatbed scanner,” said Phil Amato, product manager, Consumer and Photo Imaging, Epson. “Optical density is really the true measuring stick for understanding how well a scanner can reproduce varying degrees of shadow and noise detail and a big factor in overall image quality.”
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Plustek Press Release
Plustek, a leading manufacturer of sheet-fed and multi-function scanners, today announces that the OpticFilm 7200i will now be sold in selected Jessops stores as well as in the Jessops’ catalogue and online at http://www.jessops.com. Shooping Lin, sales director at Plustek, said: “Plustek is one of the world’s leading scanner manufacturers and one of our key objectives is to target the UK photography market. The appointment of a strong vendor such as Jessops will help us to raise our profile in this market and make our products readily available to target consumers.”
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Microtek Press Release
Microtek ArtixScan M1 follows the Microtek ScanMaker(r) i900 as the next-generation film/flatbed scanner featuring E.D.I.T. for scanning film.
Carson, CA (October 24, 2006)—Microtek, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, announced today that it is developing the ArtixScan M1, a combined flatbed and film scanner for 35mm, 6cm, and 4x5-inch film formats that also offers additional functionality to scan reflective art or prints as large as 8.5 by 14 inches. Microtek will preview the ArtixScan M1 at the PHOTO PLUS EXPO at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on November 2, 3 & 4. Equipped with Microtek’s patented Emulsion Direct Imaging Technology(TM) (E.D.I.T.), 4800-dpi optical resolution, 16-bit digital output per channel, auto focus, and new film holders with tension technology, the Microtek ArtixScan M1 offers extraordinary value to photographers, photo enthusiasts, and graphic designers in need of high-quality scans.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Visioneer Press Release
PLEASANTON, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced the Visioneer OneTouch™ 9520 Photo Scanner. The new OneTouch 9520 is an advanced flatbed scanner designed to meet the needs of everyone from amateur photographers to scrapbooking enthusiasts. The OneTouch 9520 Photo Scanner scans photos, negatives and slides up to 4800 x 9600 dpi in 48-bit color. Priced at only $199.99, the OneTouch 9520 comes bundled with award-winning software tools to create collages, restore photos, burn photos to CDs, organize your images, make DVD slide shows and manage documents. “The Visioneer OneTouch 9520 Photo Scanner is the easiest-to-use photo scanner on the market to indulge your creativity,” said Bob Scaglia, senior vice president of retail sales at Visioneer. “With one touch of a button, you can burn your images onto a CD, restore old photos or create scrapbooks of special memories.”
Saturday, September 30, 2006
HP Press Release
The HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner provides breakthrough innovation with 6-colour/96-bit scanning for photos, slides and negatives which gives outstanding colour accuracy in scanning and reproduction, plus a transparent materials adapter that can hold up to sixteen 35mm slides or 30 negative frames for scanning of multiple images. The HP Scanjet G4050 features HP Real Life technologies for professional hardware dust and scratch removal, faded colour restoration and automatic red-eye removal, allowing users to easily restore valuable memories. Four one-touch task buttons, along with included HP Photosmart software and HP Photosmart Share, make it easy to restore, enhance and share photos.
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.”