Re: Need scanner recommendations

Thomas N. Chan

The 4xxx series usually have photo scanning capability, like negative or slide scanning cartridges or even holder.
The 3xxx series don’t come with them and you can't buy those addons.

At least this is what I understand when I got my 4xxxx Epson a few years back.

Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: Aman Singer [mailto:aman.singer@...]
Sent: Saturday, 21 November 2015 5:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need scanner recommendations

Hi Robin,

Both the 38/900 and 4800 are available. To the best of my
understanding, and I would be grateful for correction, the 4800 is
much faster than anything in the 3xxx series. I haven't used the 4800
myself, though. My understanding is that the 3900 is the cheaper and
slower model, while the 4800 is a faster model. I have not been able
to get any better understanding of the differences between the units,
it would be nice to see them put head to head and to see whether the
price premium on the 4800 is worth it. The 3xxx and 4xxx, though by
the same company, aren't quite the same thing.

On 11/20/15, Robin Frost <robini71@...> wrote:
Actually model numbers are up to 4800. I just got one and it's super fast I

have no complaints at all; and when I've needed to contact the manufacturer

they've been very kind every time out.
My 3600 served me well for years but sadly it isn't supported with windows
10 drivers so that's why my upgrade was necessitated.
I recommend this line highly as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need scanner recommendations

Hi Aman et al,

If you're interested in scanning books, you don't want one of those
cheap scanners. They're too thin to make scanning a book at all
comfortable. If you want to scan books, you want to pay the extra
money for the Plustek. It has a thick body, and the glass goes all the
way to the edge of the scanner so you can put books on it and be sure
of scanning all the way to the binding of the book. The thinner
scanners don't do that, and you can miss words or even phrases that are
close to the binding of a book. No, if you want to scan books, my
money is on the Plustek. BTW, all the best scanners for Bookshare use
the Plustek.

I think the model number is up to 3900, but I can tell you that my
3800 is super! Only thing I don't like about it is that it takes a
while to warm up. You have to wait two to three minutes for the first
scan to run. After that, it runs just fine. No, I haven't timed it.
Works well with both Kurzie and DocuScan Plus.

Ann P.

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