Printer Recommendation For Slides

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Lou Leciejewski, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. I am looking into purchasing a new printer that will be able to allow me to
    scan in slides and then transfer them to CD so that I could view them on a
    TV. Problem is I would like to have a printer that will be able to also
    have a FAX option too. Can you scan in slides on any printer? Any
    recommendations? I would also like to scan in papers, articles, etc as I
    did on my Visioneer Flatbed Scanner here. I have read and looked at a few
    printers today and none had any mention of scanning slides in the spec
    sheet. Thanks for any suggestions or printer webpage links.


    Lou Leciejewski

    Lou Leciejewski, Mar 2, 2005
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  2. Lou Leciejewski

    rafe bustin Guest

    The OP is probably talking about "MFP"s or "3-in-1"s,
    from Epson, Canon, Lexmark, HP (et al) containing a
    printer and cheap flatbed scanner (and maybe FAX,
    and/or a card socket and/or a PictBridge port.)

    There certainly *are* such things as slide scanners,
    even affordable good ones -- but I haven't ever seen
    an MFP whose scanner could accommodate slides. Nor
    would I expect to.

    For scanning ordinary reflective targets, MFPs are quite
    OK, and even as printers, the output can be excellent.

    For a decent, cheap slide scanner check out the Minolta
    Dimage or maybe a used Nikon CoolScan or Polaroid SprintScan
    on eBay.

    rafe b.
    rafe bustin, Mar 2, 2005
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  3. I know of no printer that can scan slides. Multifunctional printers have
    flatbed scanner function, but in my experience (though not extensive)
    picture scanning is not very good in them. Some flatbed scanners have
    slide scanning. For scanning slides, you should get a proper
    negative/slide scanner.
    Gautam Majumdar, Mar 2, 2005
  4. Lou Leciejewski

    rafe bustin Guest

    I stand corrected; I didn't know about the RX-600's
    slide-scanning capablilty.

    OTOH, I have some experience with Epson flatbeds
    used for film scanning. I wouldn't go that route

    I agree that MFPs can be a great bargain if one's
    needs aren't terribly critical.

    rafe b.
    rafe bustin, Mar 2, 2005
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