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Scanner Reviews From December 2000 To March, 2002
Product Reviews & Price Comparisons

ScanMaker 3800 - Microtek

At about $80, the ScanMaker's price is right, its software bundle (including Photoshop 5 LE and ABBYY Fi neReader Sprint OCR) is solid, and the device itself is well designed ... read more at MacAddict

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ScanMaker 5600 - Microtek

Five buttons at the front of the scanner allow you to trigger automated functions: scan, copy, email, OCR (optical character recognition) and scan-to-Web ... read more at MacUser UK

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CanoScan FS4000US - Canon (film)

A high-resolution film scanner that costs the same as a quality point-and-shoot digital camera ... read more at MacUser UK

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ScanMaker 4800 - Microtek (USB)

It's an affordable A4, USB-connected flatbed intended for home and business use ... read more at MacUser UK

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CanoScan D2400UF - Canon (USB)

boasting an unusually high 2400ppi x4800ppi optical resolution as well as 48-bit colour. The transparency hood makes it an all-rounder at an attractive price ... read more at MacUser UK

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CanoScan N670U - Canon (USB)

The quality of the colour scan was good overall. At the maximum optical resolution of 600ppi, the displayed colours were well-matched and vivid ... read more at MacUser UK

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Expression 1680 Pro - Epson (SCSI, FireWire & USB)

The Expression 1680's commanding 1,600-by-3,200-dpi optical resolution lets it scan fine details normally lost in the interpolation process ... read more at MacAddict

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FilmScan 35 - Microtek

The Microtek FilmScan 35 is a 35mm transparency scanner that promises to give your 35mm slides and negatives new life by allowing you to scan them at a fraction of the price you'd normally expect to pay for such a device. Nice idea ... read more at MacUser UK

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ScanMaker 9600XL - Microtek

Inexpensive pro scanner + Includes SCSI card ... read more at MacUser UK

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Coolscan 4000 ED - Nikon (FireWire)

If you're looking to put your slides and negatives to use in the modern world, the Nikon Coolscan IV ED film scanner will digitize your images and deliver a quality output ... read more at MacAddict

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ArtixScan 4500t - Microtek (SCSI)

anyone still unimpressed with the transparency performance of flatbed scanners should take a serious look at Microtek's ArtixScan 4500t ... read more at MacUser UK

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HP ScanJet 7400C - Hewlett-Packard (SCSI/USB)

Our findings: The 7400c is a well-rounded scanner that digitizes prints, negatives, slides, and documents (up to legal size) quickly and accurately and has other cool features ... read more at MacAddict

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Linoscan 2200 - Heidelberg (SCSI)

another 42-bit A3 device with design professionals still in mind ... read more at MacUser UK

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Expression 1640 XL Pro - Epson

boxy but powerful A3 scanner, including a programmable quick-scan button ... read more at MacUser UK

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SprintScan 120 - Polaroid (FireWire & SCSI)

Those who make their living through a lens will get far more mileage out of a slide scanner such as the SprintScan 120 ... read more at MacUser UK

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ScanMaker 8700 Silver - Microtek (FireWire & USB)

This is a fast, powerful and versatile A4 scanner for the most demanding of graphics users seeking equal quality from transparency and reflective scans ... read more at MacUser UK

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ScanMaker 4600 - Microtek

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RFS 3600 - Kodak (USB & SCSI)

Kodak bucks its own trend with a good quality 35mm film scanner that's compact, affordable and fun to use ... read more at MacUser UK

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Perfection 1240U - Epson

produced much better scans. Unfortunately, they tended towards darkness ... read more at MacUser UK

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CanoScan D660U - Canon (USB)

scans came out too dark and, at lower resolutions ... read more at MacUser UK

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SnapScan e50 - Agfa (USB)

this machine proved to be one of the better scanners in our lower end category ... read more at MacUser UK

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Duoscan T2000 XL - Agfa

This sturdy, well-built scanner employs a twin-plate system ... read more at MacUser UK

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Astra 6450 - UMAX (FireWire)

A 600x1200 dpi optical resolution ensures that scans with the Astra 6450 are clear. Not surprisingly, this is twice what the typical resolution is for lower end consumer scanners ... read more at MacNN

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ArtixScan 2020 - Microtek

While reflective originals sit on the top plate under the lid, transparencies are fed into the front of the unit on a dedicated drawer ... read more at MacUser UK

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Linoscan 2650 - Heidelberg (FireWire & SCSI)

for professional design and prepress houses. With an optical sampling rate of 2400dpi and a large scanning bed, it challenges high-end prepress products ... read more at MacUser UK

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Perfection 1640SU Photo - Epson

Considering this scanner has both 1600ppi x 3200ppi true optical resolution and SCSI, 211 seems a bargain price ... read more at MacUser UK

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ScanJet 7450c - HP (USB & SCSI)

The HP ScanJet 7450c is a chunky A4 scanner aimed at the business market. Its 2400 dpi maximum resolution and 48-bit depth are impressive ... read more at MacUser UK

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Astra 6400 - UMAX (FireWire)

the Astra 6400 pipes images through the same fat FireWire cable your Mac uses to import digital video. The result: an affordable FireWire scanner (the first we've seen) that's more than twice as fast as its USB-based competition ... read more at MacAddict

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CanoScan D660U - Canon (USB)

a 600dpi x 1200dpi, 42-bit device which comes with a transparency adaptor for scanning 35mm slides and negatives ... read more at MacUser UK

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Astra 4000U - UMAX (USB)

High-bit output ... read more at Macworld

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ScanMaker X12USL - Microtek (USB/SCSI-2)

Very good color; ColorSync support; high-bit output ... read more at Macworld

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ScanMaker 4700 - Microtek (USB)

Good automation features; ColorSync support; high-bit output ... read more at Macworld

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