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This may seem like a strange topic for this forum, but I need to buy a new high end scanner ($750.00 to $1,000.00 range). I can't find a really good review on scanners and decided I'd ask people for their personal recommendations. I was using a Microtek ScanMaker 4, but never really kiked to sharpness or contrast. Anybody got any suggestions?...

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    Default High end Scanners

    This may seem like a strange topic for this forum, but I need to buy a new high end scanner ($750.00 to $1,000.00 range). I can't find a really good review on scanners and decided I'd ask people for their personal recommendations. I was using a Microtek ScanMaker 4, but never really kiked to sharpness or contrast. Anybody got any suggestions?


    Sam10819 webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Sam10819;
    Fwiw I acquired an Epson Expression 1680pro about a year ago that I have
    been very happy with. Quality is very good, it's fast, quiet and very
    reliable so far. -Tom Unger


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    "Sam10819" <webforumsusermacromedia.com>
    wrote in message news:bqo45i$lm8$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > This may seem like a strange topic for this forum, but I need to
    > buy a new high end scanner ($750.00 to $1,000.00 range).
    > I can't find a really good review on scanners and decided I'd
    > ask people for their personal recommendations. I was using a
    > Microtek ScanMaker 4, but never really kiked to sharpness
    > or contrast. Anybody got any suggestions?
    The UMAX PowerLook 1000 model is pretty good. It has 2400 X 2400dpi, 42-bit
    color scanning, a large transparancy adapter, Firewire and USB connections
    and Silverfast Ai 6.0 software for $899.

    I wish Linotype and Heidelberg still made the Saphir Ultra series of
    scanners. They used a chassis similar to the UMAX Powerlook line, but
    featured better parts and color control software. I still use my old
    600X1200dpi Saphir2 Ultra from time to time because of the good color
    quality. But more affordable scanners are eclipsing it in a number of ways
    (I also use an Epson Perfection2450 Photo scanner with much higher optical
    resolution, 2400 X 4800dpi).

    Epson's scanners are also very good. If you want to spend in the more
    modest $400 to $600 range, Epson's Perfection3200 and 3200 Pro scanners
    cannot be beat by anyone else in that class period. It features a very
    impressive optical resolution of 3200 X 6400dpi. The "Pro" model includes
    more specialized color control software. Espon's Expression series of
    scanners run in the $800 and up range. They don't have as high a resolution
    as the Perfection series. But they do capture color better.

    Bobby Henderson


    Bobby Henderson Guest

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