Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner
While there are a number of scanners selling for under $1,000 that are capable of producing high definition, well-detailed scans of flat artwork, few in this price range are capable of producing high-def scans of photographic transparencies, most notably 35mm slides. One of the few exceptions to this rule is the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner.
The Epson Perfection V750-M incorporates a number of advanced Epson imaging technologies including a Dual-Lens system, which features anti-reflective lens coatings and a high-reflection mirror designed to maximize image quality, based on the size and format of the original artwork. Other highlights include resolving power of up to 6400 dpi and a Dmax range that tops off at 4.0 for smoother tonality leading and “blacker” blacks.
In addition to Digital ICE, a popular anti-scratch technology that electronically removes scratches and surface blemishes from artwork, the Epson Perfection V750-M goes a step further by providing you with the ability to fluid-mount slides and negatives―a first in flatbed scanners―in order to remove surface blemishes with the least amount of image degradation.
The Epson Perfection V750-M records 48-bit color and 16-bit B&W image files via a Color Epson MatrixCCD line sensor and a cold-white cathode fluorescent lamp. For flat artwork, the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner features a flatbed with a maximum recorded surface area of 8.5 x 11.7”. For scanning slides, the Epson Perfection V750-M offers the option of scanning 8 x 10” (single), 4 x 5” (2x), 35mm film strips (24 frames), medium-format (2-6 frames depending on format), and 35mm slides (12 frames).
As for image quality, the Epson Perfection V750-m performs as advertised. The image quality of scanned flat art was clean and well-defined. Scans made from large and medium-format transparencies held up well to close scrutiny and were well suited for Internet applications as well as larger print needs. Scans of 35mm transparencies for Internet applications are quite sufficient, but if your needs are for print output at 240- or 300dpi you’ll not want to go larger than 8x10 or letter size.
The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner weighs 14.5 lb, has a desktop-friendly footprint (12 x 20 x 6”), USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity and is bundled with a copy of Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix™ technology, Epson Copy Utility, LaserSoft Imaging, SilverFast SE 6 Adobe Photoshop Elements, ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR and Monaco EZcolor software.
The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner is Mac and Windows compatible.