Advice On Buying A Scanner

  leevis 09:40 11 Feb 2004

I am looking to buy a good quality scanner, could anyone point me in the right direction?.

  byfordr 09:44 11 Feb 2004

What sort of price range are you looking at? What does it need to do? Does it need to scan negatives?

  leevis 09:53 11 Feb 2004

Thanks for the quick response. Im looking at paying between £60 to £100. If it could scan negatives it would be a bonus, but not essential.

  anchor 09:54 11 Feb 2004

Is scanning photographs important to you?.

  leevis 09:56 11 Feb 2004

Sorry I forgot to put that in. I would be using it mostly for photographs.

  byfordr 11:01 11 Feb 2004

If you can stretch to it (£110) Epson Perfection 2400 Photo

Failing any of the Canons seem very good

Epson Perfection 1670, Epson Perfection 1670 Photo, Canon CanoScan 5000F

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  DieSse 11:03 11 Feb 2004

I installed a Canon LIDE30 for a client recently, and was very impressed.

Personally I have an HP scanner, but have seen some reliability problms with the entry level products.

I also installed (at a clients request) an Epson scanner recently - and was VERY unimpressed with the software - aprticularly the "scan to email" which we just couldn't get to do what was needed. Whereas the Canon worked ideally first time.

  leevis 11:42 11 Feb 2004

Thanks for all the info.


  Sheila-214876 12:00 11 Feb 2004

The Canon LIDE range are very good. I have a Lide 20. They work off the USB so don't need separate power. Try the link to Dealtime that byfordr has flagged. Select your price range, and/or manufacturer and browse.

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