Which Scanner?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by John, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I just wondered which flatbed scanner you would choose out of the

    Canon Lide 4400F
    Epson Perfection V100
    HP Scanjet 4370

    I'm mainly going to be using it to scan a4 documents. I will use it
    also to scan a few old photos and one or two slides as well though.

    I only have about £70 to spend for a scanner and those three are all
    about that price.

    If anyone has any of the models above or similar model of scanner, I
    just wondered how long it takes to scan a document, and also how long
    it takes to scan a photo or slide etc if you use the Qare/Ice it comes
    with and scan in the best mode?

    I am just trying to find out which brand if any is faster at scanning.
    I also just wondered if HP have a basic level of Infrared Qare/Ice
    technology in their scanners? I never seem to see anything like this
    mentioned for their budget scanners.


    John, Oct 3, 2006
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  2. John

    Marvin Guest

    I have the Epson Perfection 3490. I haven't timed scans,
    but in most cases ythe scan time seems to be determined by
    the data transfer rate to the computer. The scanner and my
    computer both use USB2 technology. The exception is copying
    to the printer, which take longer when I use the software to
    change the enlargement frim 100%. OTOH, when I scan slides,
    software for fade restoration doesn't seem to slow things
    down ay=t all.

    When I scan multiple pages, the software updates the file
    name without my intervention, and that does speed things up
    For scanning multiple pages, an automatic sheet feeder
    speeds things up nicely, and saves you a lot of time because
    you don't have to supervise the process. My Epson scanner
    doesn;t have a sheet feeded, but my inexpensive HP Office
    Jet 4215 does.
    Marvin, Oct 4, 2006
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