Drivers for Heidelberg Linoscan 1400 Scanner? VueScan?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by David WE Roberts, Jul 4, 2011.

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    Hi,

    I am about to start assisting a photographer to set up a Heidelberg Linoscan
    1400 Scanner under Windows XP.

    Obtaining the SCSI II card should be straightforward (but not necessarily
    cheap) but given the age of this scanner we are having trouble locating any
    drivers.

    We have found the VueScan site which offers software plus drivers for $39.95
    for the standard edition, but all Google searches seem to turn up for
    drivers are the "bend down, grip your ankles and prepare to be shafted"
    sites which try to download many things but not the driver.

    Does anyone know a safe, reliable source of drivers (preferably free) for
    Windows XP?

    Is VueScan a good option?

    The alternative is to use the SANE drivers under Linux.
    I an confortable with Linux but it is likely to be a steep learning curve
    for the photographer.

    Any suggestions very welcome.

    Cheers

    Dave R
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    David WE Roberts, Jul 4, 2011
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    Wally Guest

    You can download a trial version for free to find out.

    Wally
     
    Wally, Jul 4, 2011
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Jul 4, 2011
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Jul 4, 2011
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    Rob Guest

    see other post then where the UMax may run the scanner.

    there are not many scanner companies most rebadge and its just finding
    the correct brand.
     
    Rob, Jul 5, 2011
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  7. Its worth pointing out to you that in essence all XP is is a rebadged &
    repackaged version of NT so NT drivers will almost certainly work for your
    scanner.
    Its worth saying because it seems so few people actually realise thats what
    XP really is.

    Plus you are more likely to find NT drivers for free.
     
    Raymond Daley, Jul 5, 2011
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  8. Rob,

    thanks - from searching through various sites I think that the Umax matches
    another (higher) Linoscan model number
    However I can't now find the post!
    No harm in giving it a try :)

    Cheers

    Dave R


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    David WE Roberts, Jul 5, 2011
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    Rob Guest

    It does seem that all the UMax drivers are available free on there
    site you can give them a try and see which works.

    r
     
    Rob, Jul 6, 2011
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    "Have you find a solution? I have almost the same issue. I would like to use this scanner on Mac OSX 10.5 or Linux if really easier. Thank you for your help!"
     
    crouletb, Aug 29, 2011
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  11. Just to note that we went with the VueScan softrware which integrates well
    with the Windows based photo editing software.

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    David WE Roberts, Mar 27, 2012
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    Rob Guest

    That scanner is the same as the Umax Powerlook III, Heidelberg don't
    make scanners just re-badge them. This you were told.

    But then again you have been on this for quite a while, as you did know
    last year.

    If you were fortunate to refer back had all the necessary information.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.periphs.scanners/COKdntDbZlE/YInFqRb-b6MJ
     
    Rob, Mar 28, 2012
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  13. Other party downloaded VueScan before the scanner was working over SCSI (had
    found it very early in the exercise), saw it worked, was happy with the
    interface and price.
    So your information was not deliberately spurned, as an act of direct spite.
    There was no need to sift through Umax drivers to try and locate the correct
    one as the scanner was already working.
    Looking back up the thread, I see that I had found information to suggest
    that the scanner was not actually the one you indicated but another slightly
    lower spec model.

    Equally, the PC was powerful enough to run Ubuntu under VMWare and use SANE
    to interface to the scanner from within Windows.
    Again, this solution was not required because of the ease of using VueScan.

    The information you provided was useful and gratefully received, but did not
    place us under any obligation.

    I updated this thread to note which solution we went with.
    Anyone reading the thread would see all the information offered.

    It might have been a little more polite, perhaps, to merely enquire if we
    had tried the Umax drivers as you had previously suggested?

    Cheers

    Dave R
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    David WE Roberts, Mar 28, 2012
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