Epson Perfection V550 Photo Hits US Market

September 19, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners | Comment | |

The Epson Perfection V550 Photo scanner is now available in the USA. Announced a month ago, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo is a new scanner that can automatically remove dust and scratches from damaged film. The V550 can also upload scanned images directly to selected social media and photo sharing sites such as Facebook or Picasa. With a hardware resolution of 6.400ppi, a dMax of 3.4 and built-in transparency unit, the V550 photo scanner can easily scan a wide range of media – from standard photographs, newspapers and A2-sized posters to mounted slides and loose strips of 35mm and medium-format film. The Epson Perfection V550 Photo is now available for $199.

Epson Press Release

New Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner Offers Superior Quality Scanning and Sharing on Facebook and More

Scan, Archive and Share Slides, Negatives, Photos, and Artwork to Facebook, Picasa and More

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2013 – Epson America, Inc. today introduced the latest addition to its award-winning line of Epson® Perfection® scanners – the Epson Perfection V550 Photo. The Perfection V550 offers the versatility and performance for any project, delivering 6400 dpi resolution for sharp and vivid images, whether scanning film, slides, negatives, photos, or everyday documents. In addition, the scanner makes it easy for photo enthusiasts to create enlargements up to 17” x 22”, as well as automatically upload scans directly to Facebook, Picasa and other popular cloud services.1

“Consumers and photo enthusiasts are not just archiving shoeboxes full of photos and slides – they want to share them with friends and family on social media,” said Stacey Tieu, product manager, Photo Scanners, Epson America, Inc. “Epson’s newest Perfection scanner offers a complete scanning solution for a range of photo and archiving needs, and makes it effortless to share memories, craft projects, school accomplishments, and other keepsakes with friends and loved ones online.”

The Epson Perfection V550 offers robust photo restoration solutions. With just the touch of a button, the color in old faded photos, slides and negatives can be restored to their original brilliance and color with Easy Photo Fix®. Additionally, with DIGITAL ICE technology, the ability to remove the appearance of dust and scratches from film, as well as tears and creases from damaged photos, is a simple process for photo enthusiasts and families alike.

Additional features and benefits featured on the V550 Photo include:

Outstanding Resolution – with 6400 dpi resolution, a 3.4 Dmax and 48-bit depth (internal/external), users can create extraordinary enlargements up to 17” x 22” with brilliant true-to-life colors
Powerful Productivity and Versatility – users can save time and easily scan multiple 35mm slides, negatives and medium-format film up to 6 x 22 cm, at one time, with the built-in Transparency Unit (TPU); additionally, auto-edge detection allows users to scan multiple photos at one time by cropping each image and saving each as a separate file
One-Touch Performance – users can instantly copy, scan-to-email and create PDFs with customizable buttons
ReadyScan® LED Technology – enables fast scan speeds, eliminates warm-up time and decreases power consumption; ReadyScan LED technology is also mercury-free
ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR – converts scanned documents into editable text
·         Connectivity and Compatibility – supports all leading operating systems including the newest versions of Microsoft® Windows® and Mac® OS X

For videos demonstrating the various scanning features with the Epson Perfection scanners, visit Epson’s YouTube channel and more information is available online at

Pricing and Availability

The Epson Perfection V550 Photo (MSRP $199) is now available through major retailer stores nationwide and online at The scanner comes with Epson’s top-of-the-line service and support, including a one-year limited warranty.

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