Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanners
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.
“By offering the combination of 6400 dpi on a photo studio flatbed scanner and an innovative optical system, the Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro models are ideal for photographers, graphic designers and other professionals who rely on the images they produce to be exceptional,” said Philip Amato, product manager, image capture products, Epson. “These scanner models deliver the kind of quality that typically could only be found on commercial lab scanners for a much higher cost. We’ve included these advanced features so that photographers have both maximum control and the ability to get the best results in-house, at a very affordable price.”
In addition to the fluid mount accessory, the Epson Perfection V-750M Pro also features new High Pass Optics that further optimize image quality by using anti-reflective coatings on the CCD lens and a new high reflection mirror. Another valuable time- and cost-saving feature offered with both scanners is Digital ICE™ Technologies, a powerful tool for automatic removal of scratches and dust from film, and many surface defects from reflective prints.
Both scanner models can achieve an optical density (Dmax) of 4.0, allowing for high dynamic range imaging and the ability to capture fine shadow details. They also feature Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity for fast data transmission.
More about the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro
The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro is the flagship scanner at the top of the Epson Perfection line with up to 6400 dpi optical resolution and its unique fluid mount accessory. For many years, wet mount film scanning has been a professionally recognized method for reducing scratches, grain and optical artifacts such as Newton Rings. Wet mount scanning is especially valuable for black and white film, since other scratch removal technologies, including Digital ICE, are not effective on monochrome film. By offering this unique accessory with the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro, customers can now achieve wet scan results with a flatbed scanner.
The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro includes an advanced software bundle that includes:
LaserSoft Imaging® SilverFast® Ai 6 (full version)
· Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
· ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR
EPSON Scan with Easy Photo Fix® technology
Epson Copy Utility
The Epson Perfection 750-M Pro will be available in May and can be purchased for an estimated street price of $799 from Epson authorized dealers, mail order, distribution, and on the Epson Store Web site (http://www.epsonstore.com).
More about the Epson Perfection V700 Photo
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo has many of the same impressive features as the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro including super resolution 6400 dpi film scanning, the Epson Dual Lens System, and 4.0 Dmax. This scanner is ideal for anyone who has relied on a dedicated 35mm film scanner, but wants greater flexibility for scanning larger film formats. With the Epson Perfection V700 Photo, customers can scan 35mm, 2 ¼” and 4”x 5” medium format film with a built-in 8” x 10” transparency unit, as well as prints and documents. Customers also get a wide variety of high quality film scanning capabilities for well below the cost of a dedicated film scanner.
This scanner model includes a robust software package that includes the following titles:
· LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE6
· Adobe Photoshop Elements
· ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR
· EPSON Scan with Easy Photo Fix technology
· Epson Copy Utility
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo will be available in March and can be purchased for an estimated street price $549 from Epson authorized dealers, consumer electronic stores, mail order, distribution, and on the Epson Store Web site (http://www.epsonstore.com).
Carrying a one-year limited warranty, these new scanner models are supported by the EPSON Connection, a fully-automated customer support and technical assistance line. For more information on Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit the Epson website at http://www.epson.com
Epson’s Environmental Commitment
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo and Epson Perfection V750-M Pro have earned the ENERGY STAR by meeting energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Epson offers a range of ENERGY STAR products. Epson encourages consumers to save energy by selecting ENERGY STAR products
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.