Microtek Slim C6 Scanner/Interface A great value, the Microtek SlimScan C6 is easy to use and comes with a large selection of software. Its relatively high resolution and multi-function capabilities make it a good choice for the home user. Setting up the actual scanner was remarkably easy; figuring out how to use all the included software was a bit more difficult. The Microtek SlimScan C6 comes with a handy quick-start guide, but detailed documentation is only available in electronic form. The Microtek SlimScan C6 comes with a great software installer that lets you load all the different software packages one after another. Once we had installed the software, photo scanning was simple--we pushed the single button on the scanner, and our computer automatically launched the scan program. Scanning and recognizing text was also easy; the optical character recognition (OCR) software was completely accurate for most documents we tried. The Microtek SlimScan C6 also comes with a variety of image-editing and document-management software. Microtek's ScanWizard was particularly useful, since it let us enhance and edit images before we scanned them. It also has a great descreening feature that makes it possible to scan previously printed material without distorted Moire dot patterns. In addition to performing well as a simple scanner--giving us relatively good picture quality and medium-to-high resolution (600 x 1200 dpi)--the Microtek SlimScan C6 also functions as a fax machine and can convert a color printer into a color copier. Its incredibly thin form makes it a good choice for those with limited desk space, although at 7.7 pounds it's still not quite a portable scanner. Pros: Great selection of accompanying software One-touch scanning button Cons: Insufficient printed documentation
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
The CanoScan FB620U seems barely bigger than the documents it scans. However, this little machine is packed with power--it makes high-quality scans of graphics, photos, line art, or text, and offers great imaging and optical character recognition (OCR) software for an incredibly low price. To set up the CanoScan, we attached the cable to our PC, plugged in the AC adapter, dropped in the CD-ROM, and followed the setup wizard. (If you restart your computer before running the CanoScan's setup wizard, you can cancel the Windows New Hardware Installation wizard that runs automatically.) When following the setup wizard, make sure you indicate that you want to install the 620P, not the 320P whose drivers are also included on the same CD-ROM. In our tests of the CanoScan, we first conducted preview scans of several documents and images just to get acquainted with the scanner. These preview scans and other low resolution scans (75 dpi) were fast and easy, but high-resolution scans were much slower. Still, the images were sharp and clear, and the final scans were comparable to those of much more expensive scanners. If you're looking for an inexpensive, light-duty scanner that's easy to set up and learn, the CanoScan makes a fine choice. Pros: Lightweight, small, and portable Easy setup Cons: Slow scanning in high resolution
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Flat bed color scanner - 600 x 1200DPI - 36 bit color - USB Connection The Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 4200Cse color scanner is designed for homes and small businesses requiring sharp, professional scans. This flatbed scanner's three-button operation puts trouble-free scanning, copying, and e-mail functions right on your desktop. It offers true colors and crisp black text with 600 dpi optical resolution, enhanced to 9,600 dpi, with 36-bit color processing. Scan speeds produce a 4-by-6-inch color photo or an 8.5-by-11.7-inch black-and-white line art image in 60 seconds, and a full page of text using OCR software in about 90 seconds.HP's built-in Intelligent Scanning Technology and PrecisionScan LTX software permit editing of scanned documents with the fully automated optical character recognition. The software for enhancing, modifying, and organizing images is included, optimizing scans for electronic viewing and transmission. The HP ScanJet 4200Cse offers fast plug-and-play installation through the USB port, and is backed by a one-year warranty on parts and labor.
The PaperPort 6100USB is a compact color flatbed scanning system with professional-quality image capture and management capabilities. The 6100USB brings high-resolution flatbed scanning that allows you to scan, fax, copy, print, and easily communicate by dragging and dropping items to icons for all your favorite programs on the PaperPort link bar. The Visioneer 6100USB comes with award-winning Visioneer software, including PaperPort version 5.3, Visioneer OCR, and Visioneer Web Publisher. Additional free software includes PictureWorks PhotoEnhancer and Quicken ExpensAble SE.
The Visioneer OneTouch 7600 USB scanner has five convenient buttons for easy copying, faxing, and scanning directly into Visioneer's award-winning PaperPort software. The OneTouch 7600 USB features a 600 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution and recognizes over 68 billion colors internally to provide photo-realistic scanning. Incredibly easy to use--just install the software, plug the scanner into your USB port, and press a button. It's that easy! The OneTouch 7600 also comes with PaperPort software on CD-ROM, Visioneer OCR, PictureWorks PhotoEnhancer, Visioneer's WebPublisher Link, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0.
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
HP ScanJet 3300Cse The HP ScanJet 3300Cse is a flatbed one-pass color and monochrome scanner. It features USB port installation, 36-bit color depth, and 600 dpi optical and 9,600 dpi enhanced resolution. Everything you need for photo scanning, text recognition, and color copying is right in the box. It also offers the flexibility to save, print, or send your scan to your favorite application for editing, storing, and e-mailing. Two front panel buttons, one for scanning and one for copying, make this unit fast and simple to use. With the HP ScanJet 3300Cse, you have direct connectivity to popular applications and can scan directly into an application simply by pressing the scan button; the scanner automatically selects the correct file format. If you have a color printer, you can produce color copies--no more trips to the copy center. This scanner includes intuitive, straightforward scanning software that guides you through four simple steps. You don't need to know anything about color depth or resolution to get great-looking results. The unit is backed by a 90-day warranty on parts and labor. What's in the BoxHP ScanJet 3300C, setup poster, USB cable, power cable, CD-ROM; software includes HP PrecisionScan LT, Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3.0 image editor, HP Color Copy Utility, HP Creative Ideas Guide, and Professor Franklin's Instant Photo Effects
In one easy-to-use package, the new OneTouch 5300 delivers faster scan-to-finish times, high-quality imaging, and award-winning PaperPort software. It has five convenient buttons for easy copying, faxing, and scanning directly into PaperPort. The OneTouch features a 300 x 600 dpi optical resolution and recognizes over 68 billion colors internally to provide photorealistic scanning. Incredibly easy to install and use, it attaches to your parallel port and has a pass-through connector for your printer or Zip drive.
The Visioneer OneTouch 7600 is a 36-bit flatbed scanner that is as versatile as it is simple to use--it can scan everything from business cards and memos to books and magazines. This scanner has 600 x 1,200 dpi optical and 2,400 dpi enhanced output, and it offers a one-pass scanning method that can handle letter-size sheets. Other features include a TWAIN driver with an advanced scanning interface and a comprehensive software bundle.What sets the Visioneer OneTouch 7600 design apart from similar products is that it features five one-touch buttons for copying, faxing, and scanning directly into Visioneer's award-winning PaperPort software. OneTouch automatically integrates with the applications on your PC, so all you need to do is push the button--just like a photocopier or fax machine. These buttons transform the Visioneer OneTouch 7600 from merely a scanner into a fast, user-friendly multifunction device. You can e-mail a picture to a relative, use optical character recognition (OCR) to scan a magazine article into a text file that you can save on your hard drive, and more.OneTouch uses your existing parallel port, so there is no need to open the computer to install an interface card, or worry about IRQs, DMAs, SCSI IDs, or other settings. The pass-through connector allows you to connect your printer, digital camera, or other device to the same port as the OneTouch 7600.The Visioneer OneTouch 7600 software bundle includes Visioneer's PaperPort software on CD-ROM, Visioneer OCR for text recognition, PictureWorks PhotoEnhancer for photo editing, and both Visioneer's WebPublisher Link and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 for easier Web publishing of your scanned images and text. This unit also comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
Perfect for both home and small-office scanning, the Epson Perfection 610 has powerful and easy-to-use features that will get you up and running quickly. This scanner has an optical resolution of 600 x 2,400 dpi, Micro Step Drive technology, and 36-bit color depth so it offers rich, quality scans that reveal fine details. In addition, the Epson Perfection 610 recognizes over 68 billion colors, so it produces sharp and accurate images. The Epson Perfection 610 is designed for easy setup and use. A USB plug-and-play connection directly supports compatible iMacs, Power Macintosh G3s, and PCs running the Windows 98 operating system. With the push of one button, you can launch the driver software and begin scanning without going through a long learning process. The driver software is intuitive and can support many of your existing fax, e-mail, and printer applications. You can also drag and drop images into applications. Your Epson Perfection 610 scanner comes complete with Epson TWAIN Software, PictureWorks HotShots (supporting both Mac and PC), NewSoft Presto! PageManager (Mac and PC), NewSoft Presto! OCR (Mac and PC), Broderbund The PrintShop PressWriter (Mac and PC), a USB cable, and the Epson Scanner Basics Guide. As a bonus, Epson will mail you two additional software titles that you choose from the company's provided list.
Detailed item info Product Identifiers Brand Microtek Model 3600 MPN 1108-03-500007 UPC 793111090021 Technical Details Type Flatbed Scanner Family Line Microtek ScanMaker Form Factor Desktop Supported Operating Systems Apple MacOS 8, Microsoft Windows NT Scanning Resolution 600 x 1200 DPI Connectivity USB 1.0/1.1 Input Type Color Media Type Plain Paper, Slides, Transparencies Features Media Load Type Manual Load Plug in the Microtek ScanMaker 3600 to the USB port on your Windows or Macintosh computer and enter the world of digital imaging. Scan 42-bit color images at optical resolutions up to 600 x 1,200 dpi using Microtek's new ScanWizard 5 software. E-mail scanned photos to friends and family, make color copies on your printer, or follow one of the guided activities in Adobe PhotoDeluxe to create a memorable photo keepsake. Automatic color calibration provides true-to-life color reproduction, and the ScanWizard TWAIN software makes digitizing photos easier and more convenient than ever.The ScanMaker 3600 provides affordable high-resolution 42-bit scanning in a compact, easy-to-use flatbed scanner. This USB model ships with software and drivers for USB-equipped Windows 98 systems as well as Power Macintosh and iMac systems with USB ports.