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121. HP ScanJet 5550C Flatbed Scanner
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122. Brother MFC 4800 Multifunction
$170.95
123. Visioneer ONETOUCH 9420 USB FLATBED
$192.84 $188.92 list($196.99)
124. Wasp Barcode Ccd Lr Scanner forpc
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125. Nikon FH-869GR 120/220 Film Stip
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126. Canon DR-6080 Monochrome Duplex
$199.99
127. Neat Receipts Travel Scanner &
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128. HP OfficeJet D135 Multifunction
$2,317.99 $2,316.95 list()
129. Is330dc Color Fb Scanner 38ppm
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130. Epson Perfection 1670 Photo Scanner
$129.19 list($189.00)
131. Quicktionary II Pen- French Voice
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132. IRIS Pen Express (PC/Mac)
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133. GMP VISIGO A6 W/PAGEMGR 6.0 USB
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134. GMP COLOR CARD SCANNER-NIMCARD
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135. HP PSC 2210 Multifunction
$189.95
136. Nikon Coolscan IV APS Film Adapter
$135.84 list($199.99)
137. Xerox 6400 USB 2.0 Flatbed Scanner
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138. Epson Perfection 1660 Photo Scanner
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139. HP PhotoSmart PSC 2510 All-in-One
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140. Canon IS12 Color Image Scanner

121. HP ScanJet 5550C Flatbed Scanner with 35-Sheet Auto Document Feeder
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B00008BO9H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 16037
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

flatbed scanner with document feeder * optical scan resolution: 2400 x 2400 dpi * selectable resolution: from 12 dpi to 999,999 enhanced dpi (at 100% scaling) * 48-bit color * scan speed: * 4" x 6" photo: 28 seconds * text document with OCR (optical character recognition): 48 seconds * black-and-white bitmap: 31 seconds ... Read more

Features

  • 2,400 dpi optical resolution, 48-bit color
  • 35-sheet auto-document feeder
  • 7 front panel controls for everyday task management
  • ScanSoft PaperPort and HP Instant Share software
  • USB 2.0 connectivity, PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Defective! Don't Waste your time and money!
I initially tried to use the scanjet with my Compaq Presario 900. After spending over 2 hours with technical support, they recommended I update my Bios, Re-install XP, or buy a self powered USB Hub. I tried the USB port option to no avail. I wasted my money. I bought a brand new Compaq Presario V2220US Notebook and still could not get the scanner to work. One would think a new Compaq could communicate with a new HP. After another 2 hours with technical support, they concluded that the scanner was defective. I received a replacement scanner and received the exact same error message. I read the ZD NET reviews and Amazon reviews after my purchase and learned too late that the product (Software) is apparently defective. I have used 2 other HP multi-function printer-scanners successfully. I am now waiting for a return call to honor my request for a full refund. I agree with the other opinions that the software is defective and furthemore, uninstalling the software is extraordinarily complex. Please don't waste your time and money like I have. Shame on HP for continuing to market this defective product.

1-0 out of 5 stars ADF has severe problems
The ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) has severe problems, working only 40% of the time.I would never recommend this product.In the 30 days that I have owned this equipment, HP has sent me four (4) replacement ADF.I have finally reached my limit of frustration and will be returning this poor example of a scanner.

The Customer Service people are extremely polite, however, unable to understand the problem presented. I found most of them to be almost incompitent.Additionally, when I was connected with a sales person to help me determine a more reliable scanner that I should purchase, I found that once again, they were unable to respond to the questions presented to them.I was almost wondering if I was speaking a language other than English.I have been very dissapointed with the entire process.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very good hardware, very poor software
I wish to concur with other reviewers about the HP 5550C scanner.When you get the software to work correctly, the scanner can produce superb scans and the automatic document feeder works almost flawlessly (it occasionally jams, but not very often).But the HP software has been terrible.After a long wait, HP did release a fix so that the scanner does seem to work with Adobe Acrobat with no error messages, but the software still doesn't work completely correctly on multipage scans.I would unhesitatingly recommend the hardware of this scanner; but until HP can produce good software to interface with the scanner, you might want to consider other options.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good machine but have to work around software defects
I use the scanner everyday for everything from documents to photographs. It is actually capable of scanning a stack of pages in the ADF very quickly into B&W PDF files. Unfortunately, as other reviewers point out, the HP software is mostly useless for this function. There is a trick that I will point out to everyone with this scanner or considering it if they can pick it up cheap from others who have given up: if you use Paperport or similar software and set the driver to windows WIA (rather than the HP driver), then set Page Size to "Quarto" when scanning from the ADF, then it works great. This is bizarre, and I have tried all the other page size settings and Letter will not work--you must use Quarto. Anyway, this proves that the machine is capable of good performance. It is alas software that limits the performance. Perhaps better WIA support will come in the future. In the meantime, despite the bad software, I found this machine to be the best value for a combo flatbed/ADF scanner that could take at least 35 pages. There are other choices like the Fuji if you want ADF without a flatbed, but it's still more expensive.

1-0 out of 5 stars Absolute bottom of the barrel software
I've owned, recommended and used HP products for many years and am a business systems consultant. I have written and designed systems software and application software as well as sold software. Most of my experience has been in technology and sales management.

Do not buy this scanner. The software is worse than bad. I too could not believe the other reviews and wanted the ADF so bought it anyway. Normally, HP does quality work, but not this time.

If HP had any decency, they would create a new version of the software and release it to the owners of this product along with an apology. In my many years of work in the information technology sector and considering the current state of technology, I cannot remember a product this poor from a major vendor. ... Read more


122. Brother MFC 4800 Multifunction Printer, Scanner, Copier & Fax
by Brother
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00005O3VH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother
Sales Rank: 10951
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Brother contributes another smart machine at a smart price to the multifunction market. The MFC 4800 offers a five-in-one combination of laser-based fax, printing, copying, scanning, and computer-based fax capabilities.

As a printer, the 4800 can produce 10 pages per minute (ppm) at 600 x 600 resolution. As a fax machine, the 4800 has a 14.4K modem and a 2 MB memory buffer. The scanner offers 1,200 dpi resolution. When it comes to making copies, the 4800 can print up to 99 at a time at 600 dpi.

Additional features include a 200-sheet letter cassette that helps you avoid frequent refills. With both parallel and USB computer interfaces, the 4800 is cross-platform compatible, working with Windows 95/98/2000/Me/SE /NT 4.0 as well as the Apple iMac, iBook, G3, and G4 operating systems. ... Read more

Features

  • Scans up to 1,200 dots per inch
  • Fax machine, printer, copier, and scanner
  • Prints and copies up to 10 pages per minute
  • 600 dpi laser printing and copying
  • Fax has a 20 page auto document feeder

Reviews (20)

2-0 out of 5 stars Works OK, sometimes...
I recently purchased a replacement for this machine.It worked OK on my last computer although it had a bad habit of feeding multiple pages when I was trying to fax.I eventually gave up and switched to scanning my pages one at a time and THEN faxing them.That saved me from having to re-send faxes all the time.

I upgraded my computer to a new Toshiba laptop.I followed Brother's instructions to install the software, but it only got part of the way through the installation and then bailed out.I would have called Brother technical support for help, but they're only available during regular business hours.As a coincidence, I just happen to work those same hours.(Duh!)Unwilling to take time off from work, I tried Brother's on-line tech support, but they just claimed that I didn't have enough RAM.I have 768MB of RAM, thank you very much.

After failing to install, the software did not show up in Add/Remove Programs so I wasn't able to uninstall the software either.With the software half-installed, I got mysterious messages from the installer whenever I rebooted my computer and I was unable to install my new printer's software.Brother's on-line tech support had a utility that was supposed to uninstall their software just in case you run into trouble (which apparently many people do or else such a utility wouldn't exist.)I tried the utility and it didn't help.

So, how did I finally get out of this frustrating mess?I formatted my hard drive, re-installed Windows XP and all of my applications, and then installed the software for my new printer (a Canon MP780, by the way).

In short, if you buy this machine and it works for you, you will probably be reasonably pleased with it considering the price you probably paid for it.If it doesn't work for you, prepare for some major frustration.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this and other Brother Fax Machines
I had this machine and the 2800 for my small office. Mind you I sent faxes and rarely received them.Even with that I only sent 2 a day. After 4 months the 4800 went and after 5 months the 2800 went. Both times I got intense black lines on the pages I faxed, not knowing until a customer told me and caused embarassment on my end. Nothing could be done to repair it. I was told it was more than likely the drum which sold for more than the fax. End result both in the garbage.

Avoid all brother products at all costs. My brother (how ironic) bought a brother laser jet and had a problem after 6 months and also had to toss it. Save your money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Has turned out to be an incredibly smart investment
We have had the Brother MFC 4800 for about three years now, and it is one of the absolute best purchases we ever made.The copy feature is not that great, but will suffice for home uses, and I don't know about the scanner or PC-fax features or haven't used them enough to pass judgement.As a printer and fax it has been great though.

I went through law school while my wife was a realtor who worked 50% out of a home office using this printer.We have probably printed 25,000 + pages through it.It still works great.We replaced the printer drum unit once, which the salesman said we would have to do somewhere around 15,000 - 18,000 copies.I think it cost about $150.The toner cartridge is usually about $30, and lasts for at least 2,000 pages if not more.Never needed any other parts or repair, although I did open it once and dust it out as best I could.

It doesn't print lightning fast, but it will do fast enough for a home use or a small home business, making high quality prints at probably 10 pages per minute.It makes great high quality prints on bond paper for resumes and postcard type paper for mailings, etc.I'm not sure now about the prices, but 3 years ago this machine was hands down the best value for the price if you wanted a home laser printer.I would estimate that at our high usage it has paid for itself several times just by how much longer the toner cartridge lasts versus inkjet cartridges, which usually cost even more.This thing costs only nominally more than an ink printer, and you won't miss having color.All the problems printing with ink make it almost a waste of time to deal with color printing at home anyway.The fax has always worked great too, and is easy to set up with your phone system, it has caller ID on it, and it has always worked fine detecting incoming faxes and answering them on the second ring.

The machine has been just a workhorse and a brute.There were software glitches I remember when we switched to Windows XP, but it wasn't terribly difficult to fix and it works fine now.Sometimes if there is a power loss or the computer shuts off incorrectly, something happens in the printer communication that causes a headache for a short period.But not being a computer expert I have always got the printer to work just fine, and those are really minor things compared to the low cost, high quality printing, and longevity of this machine with very high usage (and we've moved twice since owning it and it's gotten beaten around!).

1-0 out of 5 stars This machine broke down twice in 6 months for me
At first I thought it was a good buy, and I was quite happy. But after 6 months, I wouldn't do it again, if I knew that the machine was not that good/reliable product.

I didn't really use this machine so much, I would say I printed about 100 pages so far. The machine did not feed/grab any paper in the 5th month I bought it. So I had to get it repaired. Although, under warrantee, brother paid for the parts but I still had to pay service fee, which is about how much I paid for this printer at the first place. I decided to fixed it anyway thinking it could be my mistakes. However the exact same problem happened again in another month. Now I don't think it'll be worth repairing.

Altogether, this is not a good product for me. However, in terms of features, I had no complains. It did everything (fax/scan/print/copy) as I expected it to do. It's just a not reliable product at all..

If you are deciding to buy, read all the reviews. The price you pay for it may end up a lot more than you expect. If you really want to try your luck to go for it. Good luck!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brother MFC-4800
After seeing some of the negative reviews, I had to comment.I have had my MFC-4800 at least 2 years and it has been superb.Print quality is far better than the HP Laserjet 1100 that it replaced.The scanner captures quality images to Paperport, and the fax works like an office fax - fast and reliable, printing very high-quality images.One of the main attractions is that with Brother, you only have to replace a $25 toner cartridge, not a $75-$90 hit like HP requires.I have never replaced the drum unit.The owners manual tells you that the control panel will let you know when this is necessary - presumable based on usage.I use a ream of paper a week, so this machine is getting high usage for a home printer.The only caveat is that it chokes on more than 30 or so sheets in the paper feeder, causing misfeeds.What do you expect for the price - perfection?An excellent machine overall, and an incredible value at the price. ... Read more


123. Visioneer ONETOUCH 9420 USB FLATBED SCAN ( 94201D-WU )
by Visioneer, Inc.

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Asin: B0007XHO6I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Visioneer, Inc.
Sales Rank: 18597
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Product Description

Visioneer wrote the book on ease-of-use. The revolutionary OneTouch technology simplifies the way people use a scanner. The OneTouch buttons are pre-configured for common scanning tasks so you get great results within minutes of opening the box. Button settings can be customized to unleash even more power for advanced users. The Visioneer OneTouch 9420 USB is blazing fast. The Hi-Speed USB logo is your assurance that the OneTouch 9420 USB transfers data to your computer up to 40 times faster than a USB 1.1 scanner yet the OneTouch 9420 is fully compatible with all USB ports including USB 1.1. 48-bit internal color capability recognizes over 281 trillion colors. 48-bit scanners capture more detail in the shadow and highlight areas of an image than their 42-bit predecessors, so you'll get brighter yellows, richer reds, cooler blues, and everything between.4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution eliminates jagged edges and captures the finest detail from your original. The Visioneer OneTouch 9420 USB includes a built-in backlight and film holder for scanning 35mm slides and negatives. Archive old photos from negatives for higher quality. Just press a OneTouch button to scan and send an image to the destination of your choice. While intelligent default button settings give perfect results on common scanning tasks, the OneTouch preferences utility makes it simple to customize the buttons. The world's best-selling document and image management application creates thumbnails of everything you scan allowing easy filing in color-coded folders. ScanSoft's TextBridge Optical Character Recognition engine is built-in to PaperPort so you can easily use the scanner's OCR button to scan printed text directly into your word processor where it is fully editable. ... Read more


124. Wasp Barcode Ccd Lr Scanner forpc
by Informatics
list price: $196.99
our price: $192.84
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Asin: B00006B9R8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Informatics
Sales Rank: 39161
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Product Description

Scan Bar Codes from a Foot Away! Wasp Bar Code CCD LR Scanner can be set up and configured just as easily as the regular Wasp Bar Code CCD Scanner. Wasp Bar Code CCD LR affords the user all the features and benefits of the Wasp CCD scanner with the added flexibility of being able to scan bar codes from distances up to 12 inches away. This added convenience will save even more time and money over the long run, especially in faster pace scanning environments such as warehouses, assembly lines, checkouts, etc. where scanning accuracy and speed are essential. ... Read more


125. Nikon FH-869GR 120/220 Film Stip Holder (Glass)
by Nikon

our price: $221.34
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Asin: B00008CMMZ
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Nikon
Sales Rank: 4807
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Product Description

FH-869G glass-covered holder for Brownie film strips. The FH-869G can be used to scan strips of medium-format (120/220) film or 59 mm × 82 mm electron microscope film.Film6 × 4.5: 1-4 frames6 × 6: 1-3 frames6 × 7, 6 × 8, 6 × 9: 1-2 frames5.9 × 8.2 cm film for electron microscopes ... Read more

Features

  • Holds up to 4 frames; glass cover
  • Rotating holder for strip film
  • For use with Nikon LS-8000 and 9000 ED scanners
  • Accepts medium format 120/220 strip film
  • Also accepts film for electron microscopes and panorama film

126. Canon DR-6080 Monochrome Duplex Scanner
by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)

our price: $4,327.24
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Asin: B0001GMIKS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
Sales Rank: 76358
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127. Neat Receipts Travel Scanner & Software
by Neat Receipts
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0009H1D14
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Neat Receipts
Sales Rank: 46856
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The All-In-One Scanner-Software SolutionThe only all-in-one scanner/software combo that scans, reads and organizes your receipts quickly and accurately.The smartscan technology reads and automatically files crucial financial data so you don't have to! Using state of the art Optical Character Recognition, SmartScan reads and recognizes key data from your receipt; transaction date, amount, payment type, vendor and expense category are read from the receipt and inserted directly into the software.This lighweight and durable scanner is perfect for the office, at home or on the road! ... Read more

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Neat Package.Amazing Value.
I've used for 5 mos to keep track of my personal receipts (insurance records).Set-up was a snap; around 15 min to load software, calibrate usb scanner, and setup folders after reading the quick start manual. The program and scanner are immediate ready for use after clicking on the desktop icon; no waiting! The software automically crops the image, so file size is minimized.I've scanned a receipt as long as probably seventeen inches.The software utilizes OCR and some fancy algoritums to identify key elements such as date, price, and vendor.This isn't perfect, but still impressive as the program actually "learns" as correcting entries are input in the database fields.About 500 national vendors logos are pre-loaded.Over time accuracy and complete fill rate exceed 70% to 80%.Quality control is easy with both the image and database fields on the screen at the same time.I'd buy again and recommend to others even if it isn't perfect.This is an impressive product, easy to learn, stable, and a great value at $200. ... Read more


128. HP OfficeJet D135 Multifunction
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B00005V3EF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 4224
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Combining the fax machine, printer, copier, and scanner your business or home office needs into one powerful machine, the Officejet d135 saves space, money, and time. With a rated speed of 19 ppm black and 16 ppm color, the d135 produces crisp text and bright color at up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (when using premium photo papers). PhotoREt III Color Layering Technology also makes color richer and skin tones more realistic.

As a fax machine, the d135 boasts a 33.6 Kbps modem, with color and black capabilities, 100-page memory for incoming faxes, one-touch keys, and speed dialing. Scanner features include resolutions up to 1,200 x 4,800 dpi optical, up to 9,600 dpi enhanced. The flatbed design lets you scan and copy bulky items like books, up to legal-size.

The d135 has a 50-sheet auto document feeder and comes with ink cartridges. Connecting via USB (optional parallel cable adapter available), the d135 is compatible with Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000 with Service Pack 2 or higher, XP Home, and XP Professional and with Macintosh (USB-connect for Mac OS 9.1 and above). A one-year limited warranty is included, with the option to extend via an HP support pack. ... Read more

Features

  • Convenient one-touch operation keys for ease of use
  • Print, fax, scan, and copy all from one compact unit
  • Up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi photo printing; 600 x 1,200 dpi optical scanning
  • Built-in USB, optional parallel port; PC and Mac compatible
  • 150-sheet input tray, 50-sheet auto document feeder, optional 250-sheet tray

Reviews (39)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Looking at all the negative reviews, I'd never buy one of these multi-function printers. However, our D135 is a wonderful device and we've been delighted with it since we bought it. I've never had a problem with it and as of April 1, 05 we'll have had the printer for three years. I did spend the extra money to get the extended warranty and, of course, have never had to use it. When we need it to work, it works without fail. The duplexing option is also great to have.

1-0 out of 5 stars HP is awful
I got this printer a couple of years ago, and have always had issues with it.The cd that came with it didn't work.I went to the hp website and let it scan my computer to find the right driver, and it installed them but it still didn't work.I let it scan again and it kept saying I had bad drivers.The tech support was not helpful.The website's utility thing also deleted some necessary windows files when it cleaned up after itself, so I had to run a repair on windows. The scanner has never worked properly.And it streaks like crazy.I have tried all the things the troubleshooter said to do, but it's still there.I replaced all the printheads, I have all new cartridges, and it still gives me error messages about them.This is a total waste of money.I've never liked HP, but I had high hopes for this.I will never buy HP again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worked for a year, then dropped dead; stay away.
I purchased my D135 in November, 2003.It had a defective printhead straight out of the box, which HP offered to replace.I replaced the $40 printhead on my own (I didn't want to wait for the new one to arrive via mail) and the machine has worked well since then.Until...

A few days ago it ran out of color ink and upon replacing it I received a 'carriage error'.Several hours of HP chat and phone support later, I found that my machine had hardware failure and could not be repaired.Since the machine was past the one year warranty (by 3 months), HP could only offer me 15% off a refurbished model -- hardly a deal for a defective machine that cost hundreds of dollars new!!

I spoke with several supervisors and they were unanimous in the offer (or lack thereof), despite my protests.

My complaint was that although the machine was out of warranty, it was only recently past warranty AND due to the nature of the error (ie DEAD machine), I should have been presented with some fair upgrade/exchange options.I found several forums online mentioning the same hardware error, leading me to believe that it was just a defective product line.I didn't believe that 15 months was a reasonable lifespan for an All In One machine.It should have been considered that this was an expensive machine and I felt I should have been presented with some feasible repair options, if available, and some reasonable exchange options if repair was out of the question.The exchange options they did provide showed no consideration toward the fact that I had a purchased a lemon and lost a lot of money.

Bottom line: I will be purchasing a new all-in-one printer this week and you can be it will NOT be an HP.Nor will I be purchasing any other HP products in the future.A good company should stand by its products, even beyond the warranty.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!
I can't believe I spent $500 on this printer which now sells for $125!It worked well for about a year until the warrantee ran out.Now all print heads streak!I've done all the maintenance requirements, etc.Manufacturer says to replace all four print heads.This would cost more than a new machine!I'll never purchase a HP product again!

1-0 out of 5 stars Disposable Machine
I had my Officejet for only six months when I started getting a "Scanner Failure" error.Turning the machine off and restarting it seemed to work for a while. Then the error message would come more frequently.I took it to a certified HP repair center, paid adiagnostic fee, and was told that it couldn't be repaired.HP offered to take the machine back and send me another one but I would have to pay almost full price for it. I was also told that this was basically a disposable piece of equipment.It's too bad because this machine made the best color copies! Maybe the manufacturer should be required to print on the box "cannot be repaired"! On the continued down side, it is very loud and slow. ... Read more


129. Is330dc Color Fb Scanner 38ppm 21ppm SCSI2/3
by Ricoh

our price: $2,317.99
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Asin: B00006B7Y4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Ricoh
Sales Rank: 70421
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Ricoh is a leading provider of digital office equipment, including color and black and white digital copiers, printers, facsimile systems, scanners, digital duplicators, wide format copiers, and digital cameras.The Ricoh IS330DC scanner delivers fast, high quality, full-color images for those working with demanding color applications. Numerous users in a workgroup can share the IS330DC with its optional network interface card. ... Read more

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Recommended
Go with the Canon DR-2080. This is one of those scanners, although attractively priced on Amazon.com, is still TOO [spendy] for its size (HUGE footprint).

The Scan drivers are difficult to install and are NOT user friendly.

Bottom line: go with the Canon DR-2080. Although the Canon is a path through, its quality and ease of use is FAR superior to this Ricoh behemoth. ... Read more


130. Epson Perfection 1670 Photo Scanner
by Epson
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B0000AOWX5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 22107
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Perfection 1670 from Epson is a flatbed color photo scanner with a number of useful features and a reasonable price tag. With a 1,600 x 1,200 dpi maximum optical resolution and 48-bit color depth (16-bit grayscale), the 1670 delivers crisp, accurate, and true-to-life images perfect for a wide variety of home and home office uses.

Scanning speeds are as fast as 7.68 msec/line at 1,600 dpi and 5.12 msec/line at 600 dpi, while one-touch scan, copy, scan to e-mail, and scan to Web buttons help you automate these frequently utilized features. The included 35 mm transparency adapter accommodates both negatives and slides (up to three negatives or two slides), while the 8.5-by-11.7-inch scanning bed supports originals up to letter size.

Easy Photo Fix Technology

Designed with photo and slide restoration in mind, the 1670 comes bundled with a variety of software applications designed to help you get the most out of your scans. Titles include Epson Scan with Easy Photo Fix Technology, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, Epson Smart Panel, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, and NewSoft Presto! BizCard.

Weighing just 6.8 pounds, the 1670 has a small 10.8-by-16.5-inch footprint and connects to your computer via its USB port. The 1670 utilizes a white cold cathode fluorescent lamp and Epson's MatrixCCD line sensor and consumes 17 W of power. PC and Mac compatible, the 1670 also comes backed with a one-year limited warranty on both parts and labor.

What's in the Box
Epson Perfection 1670 Photo Scanner; 35mm transparency adapter (built into scanner lid); 35mm film holder for slides and film strips; CD-ROM with Epson Scan Software, Creativity and Productivity Software, and Electronic Reference Guide; USB 2.0/1.1 cable; AC adapter and power cable; scanner setup poster; warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • One-touch color restoration with Epson Easy Photo Fix technology
  • 1,600 x 3,200 dpi hardware resolution
  • Built-in 35mm slide and filmstrip adapter
  • Complete software bundle for photo enhancements and more
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (12)

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible software, no 800 support
The Copy Utility software does not work in WinXP. Apparently there is a conflict with the twain and twunk files that Windows uses. After 7+ hours...on my dime...with advanced tech support they gave up and said they can't do anything about the problem. The copy program is unusable and they said "too bad".
They don't have an 800 number so you must pay to get their problems fixed.
The Abby OCR program only works half the time. Many documents come out with gibberish on them. Poor program.

Epson quality has definitely gone downhill. Will never buy another Epson product again.

5-0 out of 5 stars I would buy it again!
I would buy this scanner again.... maybe it's not perfect but I'm happy with the scanner.Those who are crying about the 1670 should have spent $500 for a scanner instead of $125 if their standards are so high. It was easy to install (Win XP) and it does a good job scanning photos and documents.I'm surprised at how much I've used it.I haven't scanned any slides yet so I can't comment.It may not be a professional quailty scanner, but it's darn good for small business and home use.... a good buy for the money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Value for Home Use
Working on a compact budget, I was looking for something I could use to scan photos, negatives, and slides that would approach quality amateur level.

For photo scans, I was impressed by the speed, the quality was average or slightly better than average.

For slide scans, I found that if you have an image with a lot of black or very dark space, the scanner/software gets confused and it took several tries to get it right; sometimes, it wouldn't happen at all. Otherwise, slide scanning was fine. Nothing to write home about, but adequate.

I've had much better luck with film negative scans. Colors come out rich and detail is fine. The higher resolutions take forever, but the results are worth it.

I tried playing with the three different software settings: full-on automatic, pro, and home use. I haven't bothered with the automatic mode, it was too restrictive. The professional setting is more trouble than it's worth, for the most part. Great if you want to play around with colors and such for the fun of it, but trying to use it for color correction was more of a hassle. The 'home' setting works best for me 95% of the time.

There are better scanners out there, but for the price, this is a fine little machine.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very disapointing userinterface
I bought this unit to scan old photos and slides.The software that drives the scanner is not intuitive to say the least.It has a fully automated mode to pick the best results for the user, but it "remembers" the settings from the previous manual operation.The "professional" mode does not let you control the size of file you create. Stay away unless you want a cheap product

4-0 out of 5 stars Works fine for me
I do PR and marketing for a small hospital and have ended up scanning a lot more than I would have thought.I've used the 1670 for a couple of months now.It was easy to set up and quick to use; it scans quickly; the color is great.The OCR software that came with it works GREAT.

The scanning software seems easy to use, altho I admit I use Photoshop for making any changes to photos or graphics, so I can't comment on whether the photo manipulation software works well.

one of 2 quibbles: the scans all come out 1 or 2 degrees tilted, even if I've lined up the original against the side of the glass; is this normal for scanners? (...) .

2nd quibble: I sent in my rebate coupon the day I received the scanner, but I haven't received my rebate yet. ... Read more


131. Quicktionary II Pen- French Voice Portable Scanner- Translator
by Wizcom
list price: $189.00
our price: $129.19
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Asin: B00006B9QS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Wizcom
Sales Rank: 40466
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Quicktionary II is a hand-held, pen shaped scanner that translates words in seconds. Just glide your Quicktionary II over a word or line of text, and the translation and definition instantly appears in the display window it's that simple! Now you can keep your focus on your reading material instead of searching through a paper dictionary. With Quicktionary II, you will immediately get the translation you need and can continue reading without losing your train of thought! Quicktionary II even helps expand your vocabulary. It retains the last 75 words scanned, thereby assisting you in actually learning the words and understanding the text. If you're left-handed, don't worry! Quicktionary II can be set for convenient left- or right-handed use. It is also designed to fit in your pocket and, at only 3 ounces, is much lighter than regular dictionaries. Quicktionary II recognizes over 300, 000 words and expressions and offers numerous language combinations. It reads a wide range of printed fonts and sizes, including inverted and hyphenated text. It even includes an OptiCard for entering words that you can't scan, such as street signs. Perfect for language students, ESL students, travelers, and people working in environments where various language skills are beneficial. The built-in voice provides immediate word for word or pronunciation of a single word, or line of text for you all at the touch of a button! ... Read more

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good tool
Keep in mind that the voice on all these pens is english, unlike what the names make it sound like. Apart from that, I think it's a good tool, I wish the Opticard was more easily obtainable (barcode sheet used to enter words manually because there is no keyboard).They could also improve on the screen navigation of long definitions.

2-0 out of 5 stars Quicktionary II
Pro:Does scan text well Con:translates one word at a time even though it scans a whole sentence.You have to figure out what the sentence means by piecing together the definitions of each individual word.This is difficult to do when you don't know the language you are trying to translate. ... Read more


132. IRIS Pen Express (PC/Mac)
by IRIS
list price: $129.99
our price: $110.99
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Asin: B0001594RE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: IRIS
Sales Rank: 34472
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The IRIS PenExpress handheld scanner is the perfect tool for quickly scanning information directly into your computer. Weighing less than 4 ounces, the PenExpress can easily be taken on the road, to school, anywhere you go. And, it features fast plug-and-play USB setup, and it doesn't require batteries or a separate power source.

The PenExpress is able to recognize up to 1,000 characters per second (or 3.15 inches per second), in as many as 55 langauges. Additionally, it offers a menu interface in your choice of five languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian or Spanish). The PenExpress hardware is PC and Mac compatible. Note that the included software (Cardiris Limited Edition) works with Windows only. A 30-day trial version of Readiris Pro is also included.

What's in the Box
IRIS Pen Express, software CD-ROM (Cardiris Limited Edition (Windows only) and 30-day trial version of Readiris Pro), user guide, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Easily scans text and numbers into your computer
  • Recognizes up to 1,000 character per second
  • Fast plug-and-play USB connection, USB powered
  • Multilingual interface, foreign language recognition

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Pen Dead on Arrival; Worse Customer Service
Software loaded OK, but scanner pen failed to be recognized by the software on all of the five USB ports on my emac and ibook.

So I called customer service and spoke to some guy named "Jessie." I told him about the scanner pen, he asked for the pen batch#, and said, well, you can return it to Amazon or I can send you a new pen. I'm a patient guy, I wanted to give the product a fair shot, so I asked for a new one. It never arrived, and I even called three weeks later and some other guy said, oh yeah, that pen will arrive today. It never arrived. Nothing like customer service types who will lie in order to get you off the phone.

The only good news here is that Amazon accepted my return and gave me a full refund. So if only IRIS could emulate Amazon's customer service philosophy, maybe they'd sell a few more pens, instead of antagonizing once interested customers.

Maybe I'll try the C-Pen next. ... Read more


133. GMP VISIGO A6 W/PAGEMGR 6.0 USB 600 ( PS662W )
by Global Marketing Partners

our price: $124.44
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Asin: B000213VK8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Global Marketing Partners
Sales Rank: 45544
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Product Description

Global Marketing Visigo A6 ID Card Handheld Scanner - Handheld Scanner - 24-bit Color , 8-bit Grayscale- 600 dpi Optical - 1 x USB 2.0 Type A Standard - PCThe Visigo A6 offers a unique combination of high-speed, quality imaging, exceptional convenience and low power consumption. The USB interface allows for a fast and easy one-cable hook up to your desktop PC, notebook, or POS (Point Of Sale) system. Small and convenient, it requires no external power adapter.It's the perfect scanning solution for Photos, Business Cards, Bank Checks, ID Cards, Insurance Cards or Drivers Licenses. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theGlobal Marketing PS662W - VISIGO A6 SF ID/BUS CARD/CHECK/ POS USB 600DPI SCANNER AMBIR TECH and all other Global Marketing Scanners ... Read more


134. GMP COLOR CARD SCANNER-NIMCARD ( THK-NIMP )
by Global Marketing Partners
list price: $94.99
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Asin: B0006FLGM0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Global Marketing Partners
Sales Rank: 38221
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Nimcard Express is the ultimate software that organizes business cards, photographs and documents in a fast and convenient manner. It scans, recognizes and manages your data within seconds. A perfect tool for today's busy businessmen and executives. ... Read more

Features

  • Batch auto scan and manage business card, photograph, and documents.
  • Quick updates address book in Outlook, Outlook Express, Excel, ACT!, Lotus Notes and many more
  • Link your task calendar to your contact database for easy tracking
  • Synchronize with your scanner, mobile phone, pocket PC, Palm, PDA etc
  • Send email with name card images or vCard as attachment

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars I love it
I love this product it is so convinient and you can used for so many applications.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nimcard review
I was very happy with the performance of the nimcard reader. It loaded cards straight into my PC with no troubles. Pretty cool. I recomended it for sales/marketing people that recieve a lot of cards while networking... Jason

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
The Nimcard Business Card reader was easy to use right out of the box. After installing the program CD The card reader worked great.

4-0 out of 5 stars a good deal with perfect quality
I used to have bad experience a couple of years ago with business card reader. I was hesitant to give it a try but the price is a really good deal so I gave it a shot. Well, it works perfectly. I am so glad that it recognizes characters on the cards so quick and so correctly.
I am glad I bought it

5-0 out of 5 stars Accurate and fast
I purchased the NimCard a month ago, and I cannot say enough good things about it. Whereas before I had a bunch of business cards in a box, now I can sort them using the NimCard by professions, name and all sorts of classifications.

I use the data to merge with my marketing letters, personal letters and all types of reminders to colleagues, and friends.

Guys, this is one gadget that everybody should have. ... Read more


135. HP PSC 2210 Multifunction
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $363.00
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Asin: B00006AMS4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 23197
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The HP PSC 2210 series is a compact multifunction device that delivers direct photo printing with high-quality faxing, scanning and copying. It produces vibrant, photo-quality images and delivers brilliant color scanning and copying. The HP PSC 2210 series is designed for creative home users who want to print photo-quality images, use a digital camera and require high-quality faxing, scanning and copying.Print, fax, scan and copy all in color with the easy-to-use HP PSC 2210 series all-in-one. Get stunning photo-quality printing - fast! - with up to 4800-optimized dpi color on premium photo papers. Print photos directly from your digital camera without a PC, including borderless 4x6-inch photos using HP premium plus photo papers. Enjoy laser-quality black text and brilliant color printing and copying, plus preview, select and print your digital photos using the HP photo proof sheet feature. ... Read more

Features

  • Direct photo printing, photo preview sheet, optional 6-ink color
  • Prints up to 17 pages per minute in black, 12 ppm in color
  • Scans 600 x 1,200 dpi, up to 19,200 dpi enhanced, with 48-bit color
  • Faxes in color with 300 x 300 dpi
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized color dpi output on premium photo paper

Reviews (68)

1-0 out of 5 stars worst peice of junk imaginable
This unit is terrible. Paper stutters, jams, spits out two at a time or worse one and a half at a time, printer tries to print on high ink setting no matter what the preset shows, fax answers the phone no matter what settings, total ink, paper, label, time waster. freemusic@billkahler.com

1-0 out of 5 stars Other reviews confirm a very high failure rate
My own experience with the psc 2210 has been remarkably similar to the worst that other reviewers have described: repeated failures, comnpany refusal to stand by its products, poor technical support. What has struck me is how high a percentage of reviewers have given the 2210 one star out of five - and that seems grudging for many of them!

Reliability is the most important consideration for me, and, in my experience, the 2210 is simply not reliable. Given the low expectations we have gotten used to for consumer electronics, that in itself is not shocking. What DOES disturb me is the "We've got your money, so we're happy even if you're not" attitude that seems to go all the way to the top of the HP customer service organization. As a result, HP, a company I used to admire, is off my list.

4-0 out of 5 stars No problems so far.
I bought this printer when it first came out, I'm not sure how long that is maybe about two years ago and as far have had no problems with it. You can make copies and fax without it even being hooked up to a computer. I use it fairly often about three times a week and I think it is very easy to use. The pictures I have printed out on it are great quality. (I always use HP ink and high quality photo paper)It has never jammed up, faxing and scanning are easy, the ppm speed is decent and you can print pictures straight from any type of media card. Overall it is a great all-in-one at a great price. For the people who are having problems with printing and jamming, I would recommend using better paper, HP ink and you also have to take the time out and clean the printer like it tells you to in the manual.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good printer, but does not last long
I purchased this printer almost a year to the day that it broke down.It did everything that I needed it to do, however, it jammed and no longer will initialize.Because of the cost of repairing out of warranty, I will probably purchase a different product rather than repair this one.I spent a week trying on my own to repair it,and then discovered my warranty had run out. Hewlett Packard has online help, which was not able to fix my problem either. My last printer was Hewlett Packard and I never had a problem with it.Because they are building everything with cheap plastic now, I am disappointed in my 2210xi printer.I used to brag to everyone about how wonderful my first printer was, and now I am bummed with this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good quality and speed, poor durability and stability.
I do graphics design only in my spare time, so I didn't even put that much of a workload on my HP PSC 2210 -- maybe a dozen scans every two to three weeks, 10 black-and-white pages a week, and maybe 10-20 colour pages a week.I used the fax maybe twice or three times, and the photocopying function five or six times.

Given this light a workload, this thing should not have been malfunctioning as early as it was.But barely a year after I got it -- a year! -- the printer was on its last legs.After one paper jam, the scrolling became inaccurate and I couldn't get the 2210 to print one simple, black-and-white Word document without all the lines going out of alignment.Realigning the cartridges didn't help; it was the physical scrolling mechanism.

Even before this, I never liked the 2210 much.It printed fast and photos look pretty good, but the software was clunky and there was something wrong with the way the software interacted with the printer -- two out of 10 print jobs would freeze up midway.While most printing software allows you to continue the job and finish it, this one did not -- it scrolls the half-finished printing page out, then resends the entire job.When you're talking about a colour-intensive graphics-design job, that's a lot of ink wasted.I'd thought it was the USB connector and switched to two different USB hubs, then plugged the USB cable direct into the computer, but the problem did not alleviate.And it's probably not because of my applications, because Word documents froze up just as often as complex Photoshop documents.And while two out of 10 doesn't look bad on paper, it adds about 50 per cent to the time you need to print out, say, a 120-page screenplay -- effective negating the printer's speed and then some.

Buyers beware. ... Read more


136. Nikon Coolscan IV APS Film Adapter
by Nikon

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Asin: B000059Z4M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Nikon
Sales Rank: 40421
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Specially designed as an optional accessory for the Nikon Coolscan IV ED, this unit will be particularly beneficial to labs that aim to process all types of professional-quality film. Connecting easily to your scanner, this solidly crafted attachment is built to handle Advanced Photo System (APS) film, without interfering with 35mm cut film and slides that can be scanned without accessories. ... Read more

Features

  • Accessory for both Super Coolscan V ED and Super Coolscan 5000 ED Scanners
  • Compatible with the Nikon CoolScan IV ED
  • Scan APS film without hindering your other scanning jobs
  • Easy-to-install attachment
  • A quality Nikon product

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars APS adapter works great with Coolscan V
After researching the best way to scan APS film, I purchased a Coolscan V scanner from Amazon and this IA-20(S) adapter from Adorama thru the Amazon site. I never really found any reviews concerning scanning APS film, so I stuck with the scanner that had the best reviews and bought the APS adapter to go with it.

I found that these units were bid up on auction sites to within fifty dollars of the price of a new unit. My plan is to scan all of my film, then sell the scanner and adapter.

The film scans are beautiful! Much better than scans of the prints and much quicker and simpler. The software has many nice tools, especially Digital Ice, which eliminates all dust and spots with no apparent effect on the scan quality.

This is an excellent way to scan APS films, which are much easier to scan than 35mm strips. You just put the roll in the adapter. You click one button in the Nikon Scan software and it displays all 25 or 40 thumbnails in a minute or two. Since I had around 100 APS rolls to scan, I set up the defaults so that it would automatically have the normal parameters set when I scanned APS films. Then I just had to rotate the images to the correct orientation, select all of the thumbnails and hit the scan button in the software. It asks about the file name structure and the folder they will go into, and presents a few other options, then it spends about an hour to scan a roll of 25. I go do something else during that time. I haven't had any computer crashes during scanning, even while browsing or running other software on my computer (a low-end 2004 Sony VAIO desktop) simultaneously.

You can preview all of the frames and adjust all of the scan parameters for each individual shot before the final scan. I found this to only be useful on films with mostly dark shots. It takes about 15-20 minutes to preview a roll of 25. It is time-consuming to correct each shot. If there are only a few dark shots on a roll, then I preview and fix the ones I am sure will need additional software cleanup. Then I scan the whole roll. After scanning, I reopen the files, perform auto contrast on most shots, make any other adjustments, then resave them. Very efficient.

The adapter worked flawlessly for me for about 3 weeks, scanning about 55 APS films, mostly with 25 exposures but a few were 40-exposure rolls. While scanning the last 10 of those films a squeaking noise developed and worsened, but I ignored it because the scans did not have problems. Finally the adapter choked on a 40-exposure roll. The motor made a high pitched whining noise, like some gears had stripped or something. I did manage to open the door and get the roll out. That roll had a couple creases in it. There is something rattling inside the adapter. I have returned it to Nikon for warranty service.

I still have about 45 rolls to go after I get the adapter back. I hope that this failure is not indicative of the normal usable lifetime of this adapter. Because I'm not sure about the expected lifetime, I wouldn't advise buying a used adapter.

Overall my experience with the scanner and the APS adapter was good, but there are a couple things they should add:
1. A reader for the APS film's embedded magnetic strip. Inclusion of the date as data was one of the advantages of APS film. This data could be used to adjust the file date or included as part of the filename. This would make sorting easier.
2. A "Select All" button for easier selection of a whole roll.

I gave the APS adapter only 4 stars due to its mechanical failure after only 55 rolls. Nikon Coolscan V is an excellent scanning system for APS film as well as 35mm. ... Read more


137. Xerox 6400 USB 2.0 Flatbed Scanner
by Xerox Office Products
list price: $199.99
our price: $135.84
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Asin: B0002JC2YG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Xerox Office Products
Sales Rank: 44135
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Product Description

The Xerox 6400 with a built-in transparency adapter scans slides and negatives, and has all the software you need to create, edit and share a huge assortment of projects. ScanSoft PaperPort software with built-in OCR let's you easily organize and manage your documents and OCR your scanned text into editable documents. ArcSoft Scrapbook suite is an easy-to-use photo editing and creative design program to retouch your photos, add special effects, and has dust and scratch removal features. Just press a one touch button to scan and send an image to the destination of your choice. The one touch preference utility makes it simple to customize the buttons.

  • Five one touch buttons for ease of use
  • Built in transparency adapter
  • Scan negatives and slides
  • Dust and scratch removal
  • 48-bit Color, 3200x6400 dpi
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface (1.1 compatible)
  • Compatible with Windows 2000, ME, XP
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Features

  • USB 2.0 interface, PC compatible
  • 6,400 x 3,200 dpi optical resolution
  • 48-bit color depth, 16-bit grayscale
  • Built-in transparency adapter for negatives and slides
  • 5 one-touch buttons for easy operation

138. Epson Perfection 1660 Photo Scanner
by Epson
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00006AMSF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 23826
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Epson Perfection 1660 Photo is an extremely fast, high-quality scanner that brings amazing results to a range of advanced applications offering a range of built-in features for the photo enthusiast. Extremely easy to set up and use and packed with Epson's leading optical technologies, it's the perfect solution for demanding users who require superb results with maximum speed and simplicity. True 1600 x 3200dpi resolution and 48-bit in and out color (for recognition of more than 281 trillion colors and over 65, 500 shades of gray) ensure sharp, clear scans with the highest color depth available in the consumer market. The Epson Perfection 1660 Photo is also amazingly fast, with a new USB 2.0 interface that is up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1. The Epson Perfection 1660 Photo is packed with features including the four QuickStart buttons designed to make scanning a one-touch operation. The unique Epson SmartPanel provides a comprehensive, user friendly on-screen scanning interface that enables you to customize the QuickStart buttons to your requirements. ... Read more

Features

  • 1,600 x 3,200 dpi optical resolution, 12,800 dpi interpolated
  • True 48-bit scans for remarkable color accuracy
  • Built-in 35mm filmstrip adapter
  • Fast USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Easy 4-button automated scanning

Reviews (44)

1-0 out of 5 stars Remorseful buyer here!
Bought the so-called Mac compatible scanner last year and it worked with OS 9. I went to do this years batch of scans using OS X and no go. Image Capture doesn't see it connected via USB. An Apple Support document indicates that the 1660 Photo driver is NOT a built-in driver in Mac OS X. I downloaded most the recent software (epson11208.sea) from Epson website, installed it...the scanner app won't even startup!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, especially for the price
First of all, I have a Mac, so that plays into any computer equipment purchases.You'd be surprised how many peripherals still don't work with Macs.That said, Epson has always had excellent Mac support.They provide updated drivers soon after Apple releases new versions of OS X.This is definitely not true of other scanner manufacturers (like Microtek).

Anyway, this is a great scanner.It offers plenty of resolution (1600 dpi optical) and does a good job with slides and negatives.Slides scanned at 1600 dpi come out with slightly more resolution than a two-megapixel digital camera.If you need more detail than that, you'd be better off buying a dedicated film scanner.But for the price this one does an excellent job.

I really like Epson's TWAIN software.it has three levels of complexity: Home, Office, and Professional.The first two give simple options and make all the choices for you.Professional provides a surprising amount of control and dispenses with all of the assistants and helpers (which I find maddening).

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't use this for scanning diapositives!
A few months ago I finally made the decision to digitalise alle the travel pictures I'd ever made (mostly on diapostive film) and bought this Epson Perfection 1660 Photo with diapostiive layer (6 at a time), which looked very good and had a good reputation. But the Twain software doesn't do its job properly on scanning diapositives. It cuts borders, decides on its own where to cut a darker zone in a picture (shadows, contrasting colors) with the result that it sometimes splits pictures in half, or cuts away a part of it. Especially pictures taken in the evening or at night are a nightmare to scan.
And then, after I reinstalled the software for a third time, it suddenly cancelled the install procedure, and now for some reason it's impossible to install the Twain software again. The helpdesk hasn't been very helpfull (motto: help yourself), so after three months' use, I find myself with an unusable scanner. Thank you, Epson!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive to Buy- Quality is Better than Most
I bought this scanner in a hurry to complete a project.In turned into being a better scanner than my expensive one.

It installs quickly and the software that is provided with it is adequate or you can use your own software easily. If you are planning on scanning mostly text you may want to get a better OCR software product. The scanner does a great job and then it is up to the character recognition software to finish the job.

If you scan a photograph and print on quality paper it it does the job of a photo scanner.Everything I have scanned with this scanner from text to photographs is high quality.

I am considering buying a second one at the price that is offered.It's a DEAL.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Workhorse!
I am 65 and after 40+ years of marriage, my wife and I had accumulated about 5,000 pictures and slides in albums, boxes, envelopes, etc. I have now finished scanning them all and have PhotoShopped, date-labeled, filed them in folders in "My Documents" and created CDs for the relatives. The Epson 1660 performed flawlessly! My conscience no longer nags me!

Based on my satisfaction, I looked to Epson for a combination printer/scanner/copier. (I left my scanner and printer at our Florida home) I bought the Epson Stylus CX5400 based on the very favorable user reviews and the remarkably low price. It too is a great product. ... Read more


139. HP PhotoSmart PSC 2510 All-in-One
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $488.99
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Asin: B0000C9ZJX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 24175
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Hewlett Packard's OfficeJet 2510 is an all-in-one color printer, color copier, color scanner, and color fax machine. This versatile machine is perfect for the home office or small business where space is at a premium. With HP's thermal inkjet print technology, resolutions for black prints are as high as 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, with 4,800 x 1,200 optimized color dpi printing. Print speeds clock in at up to 21 ppm for black and 15 ppm for color. CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick,Secure Digital/MultiMedia, and xD-Picture memory cards are supported, so you can create color copies and prints from your digital camera without a PC.

The 2510 has a standard input capacity of 150 sheets and up to 20 envelopes, with an output capacity of 50 sheets. The 2510 connects via a USB port, and accepts a wide variety of originals, including paper (plain, inkjet, photo, brochure, banner), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards (index, greeting), iron-on transfers, borderless media, and sizes ranging from 3 by 5 to 8.5 by 14 inches.

The flatbed scanner provides up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color, with an enhanced resolution up to 19,200 dpi. The 33.6 Kbps modem fax machine has a 3-second per page transmission speed and is capable of color faxing. A 50-page fax memory ensures that your don't miss important faxes when you run out of paper, while the 60 entry speed dial, fax auto-redial, and auto-reduction provide added convenience. The 2510's copier provides up to 300 x 1,200 dpi resolution for black and up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution for color. Copy speeds are as fast as 21 cpm for black and 14 cpm for color, while up to 50 copies can be made at once, freeing up your time for other tasks.

The included software bundle helps you get the most out of your scans, with HP's photo and imaging software, including HP memories disc creator. Compatible with both Mac and PC, the 2510 also comes backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
HP OfficeJet 5510, HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge, HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge, photo and imaging software, HP memories disc creator on CD-ROM, setup poster, reference guide, power supply and power cord, phone cord, HP photo paper sampler, HP photo paper storage bag ... Read more

Features

  • USB, networking, and memory-card interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Color printing, copying, scanning, and faxing
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color printing
  • Up to 21 cpm, up to 50 multi-copies
  • Up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical scan resolution, 48-bit scan depth

Reviews (58)

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Bad Bad
I purchased this printer (refurbished) at an electronics store in the West LA area.I was attracted by the features and the price.. $179 for an all-in-one with Ethernet and 802.11b!!WOW.. who wouldn't jump at that?!?Granted this is a refurbished unit (they did have alot of them, they are even on the HP website) but what the heck right? That is what I thought until I tried to get it to work!

Right off the bat I had an issue.Every other printer (not just HP) I have used moves the print carriage to the center of the printer when you want to insert the cartridges. After chatting with HP support... we BOTH (HP Tech support and myself) find out that this model doesn't do that. Ok.. problem solved.

Setting it up is next.. take it over to my router. connect it.. power everything up... start installing the software.. and I hear it clicking and groaning.After about a minute of this it stops and the display reads.. Scanner Error.I open up the scanner lid and the scanner light has moved all the way to the left of the scanner.I figure maybe it was just a glitch in the Self Test.So I unplug and plug it back in.The unit now doesn't even complete the Self Test.. and I still hear the scanner light making that clicking noise.As I continue setting up the software I get to the point where it says Choose connection method.. I choose Network.. and it finds the printer on the network via the ethernet cable. Ok... now it asks do you want wired or wirless. I choose wireless... it comes back with .. Found PSC 2500 series printer at (<>IP address).. Is this the printer? Y or N.I select yes and then click continue. IMMEDIATELY I go straight back to Choose connection method!!! I do this 2 more times and realize im in a damn loop!!

Back online with HP Tech... after describing the problems and what all I have done he has me hold the # + 6 keyes while plugging it in. The unit starts doing a Semi-Full Reset. The scanner light is now moving back over to the right.It gets there and starts clicking some more like the unit is trying to push it further than it should!Of course this didn't phase the Tech at all.. he acted like it is normal hearing the unit clicking for a minute!So meanwhile im still trying to get the software to install.. never does! Im stuck in the endless loop still.

The Tech has me download a "Firmware Update".. so I download it and try and run it connected thru a USB cable.The "Firmware Update" only works on Network connected printers.So I connect to back to the network. Run it again and same issue!!The Tech now tells me to take it in to my local Authorized HP Service Center because it is a hardware problem.Uhh.. hello.. your software here is going in loops .. it won't let me even get thru the connection part.Now then.. to top everything off when you cancel the instal of software it forces your computer to restart! So I tell the Tech that I will just return it to the store.. which is 40 miles from where I live.

My Suggestion is DO NOT BUY THIS UNIT!

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of garbage...HP support useless
Have yet to get scanner to communicate...either in wired or wireless mode.Spent 2 hours w/ 'tech support', if you can call it that, last night.Downloaded latest drivers/software....all &^*^# GB of it....still get the 'error communicating with scanning device'....totally dead in the water and HP saying they don't have this problem with wireless, only with wired, and have a fix for that...hey they should read a few postings....like I SHOULD have....you have been warned....it's worthless!!

3-0 out of 5 stars A word of caution
For potential buyers of this unit or even (apparently) the 2710, a few words of caution so you will not make the same mistakes i did.

I bought this unit solely because it is really the ONLY multifunction unit that supports Mac. Installing this with my Powerbook G4 was a breeze. Wireless works great. The unit is really convenient. But the negatives far outweigh the positives:

1. If you are a genuine digital photo enthusiast, you will be dissapointed with its photo print capabilities. Simply compare the results with a Canon i960, and you will know. I thought I'll still take a chance, kind of attracted by the "cool factors" of this printer, but I regret it.

2. Moreover - when I installed this on my Windows ME desktop (that was the whole idea of wireless, so I can use this with multiple comps), it completely MESSED UP the OS. I started getting errors on KERNELL32.DLL, and i kept getting messages that HP....,exe has caused a permanent error, and what not. I just had to uninstall the software, and now my PC is clean. Clearly, while HP says all good things, they simply screwed up. Even downloding latest drivers solved none of the issues.

3. Also beware, I have heard issues with XP over the internet, and experienced that too. When I loaded the software unto my XP work laptop, the HP Director and fax set-up simply did not happen properly, and I cannot send faxes. Clearly, I am not technologically challenged, its just that here's a product that is challenging on its own!

So: my solution? I am selling this crap and buying a Canon i960 for under a 100 bucks, and also keeping my old HP T45 deskjet all-in-one for all other purposes. I wont have the cool wireless factors, but at least I can get beautiful prints and have a printer that works flawlessly across platforms.

In HP's defense - if you are a "pure" MAC user (I cannot be because of my work environment), or if you are happy with moderate quality photo prints taken on basic digicams (4mp or lower), this is an excellent solution

4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome hardware, horrible software
This is a phenomenal piece of computer hardware, though the software that comes with it leaves a lot to be desired.Under Mac OS X, you'll want to repair your permissions after you install the software.Under Windows XP, be prepared to have nearly a gig of hard disk space.The printer output is phenomenal.

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of Crap- DO NOT BUY
Once again, HP fails to deliver. This thing is the worst piece of crap ever... and I am a PC technician... hahaha.. my computer is a 2.4ghz 1gig of ddr ram and wireless networking. Wireless networking ceases to work, it seems to work on some computers but not all, a fact due to childish programming on HP's behalf. The hardware itself looks fantastic, but the software is pure crap, and I can't stress that enough.. it is a gigabyte of junk that slows down your computer and doesn't even work, and this is their latest update!! Their 1 gigabyte of software after installation doesn't even place a printer in your printer spool area, your going to have to figure out how to do that yourself, or have someone over at hp tech support in Bali help you who cant even speak more than 2 words of english, they sound like they are sounding out phonetics from a book or something, and I wonder how much HP pays them? Please support Dell or anyone else, you'd probably be better off building, writing, and compiling your own printer software; even if you know nothing about computers. DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!! ... Read more


140. Canon IS12 Color Image Scanner Cartridge
by Canon Computer Systems
list price: $99.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00000JQC1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 18204
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

CANON (IS12) Color Image Scanner Cartridge:Converts Canon BJC50/55/80/85 Printers to Scanner ... Read more

Features

  • Comes with storage box and user's manual
  • For Canon BJC-50 and BJC-80 printers
  • Transforms your printer into a color scanner
  • Up to 360 dpi resolution
  • Includes scan driver, document holder, calibration sheet

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great add on to BJC-85
Setup was painless,i was scanning 5 minutes after i opened the box.A "must have" for any BJC-85 owner.

4-0 out of 5 stars Puts other 'portable' scanners to shame
I've seen several other companies try to produce portable printers or scanners and they have all fallen short of the Canon BJC-55/85.One main reason is this little device that allows you to carry both at once!The software is extremely easy to use.In part because there are no settings to change; you can only ever scan at 300 dpi (most flatbeds have much higher resolution, thus my rating of 4 stars).

However, the image is crisp, color is good, and the unit snaps in very easily.I only wish they included a hard case like the one for the ink cartridge which came with the printer instead of a flimsy plastic "storage" bag.It is so tiny, this is probably the only scanner you'll ever worry about losing :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Product
I use this scanner primarily for text documents and couldn't be more impressed.You do need text software - I have Textbridge - but I find relatively few errors in the scan, proofreading and corrections are easy and efficient.Best of all, I don't have another device plugged into my computer or taking up space on my desk.Caution - I haven't used it for photos, but it does a great job on text.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works Wonderfully!!
If you have, or are buying, a canon bjc-50, 80, or 85 protable printer (the bjc-85 is great), this is really a very neat extra that works wonderfully well. Let's say you're on the road and need a portable printer with you. Now suppose you get a document that you need to copy or fax, but no machines around. Well, just take out your ink cartridge and put in the IS-12, and scan away! Its that easy. The scans are great. Oh, they're not of the calibre of say the HP6300 or Epson 1200, but they're pretty good for a small, lightweight, portable machine to use in a pinch. The color scans (pictures, photos) are very good and the text is clear and very useable. It doesn't come with OCR, so if you want to edit documents - you'll need to buy a good OCR software (I like Omni Page Pro V.10, or Paperport). This is a very handy, very cool item that works just great and is easy to use! ... Read more


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