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Epson announce the Perfection 1660 and 2400 Photo scanners

Epson announce the Perfection 1660 and 2400 Photo scanners - Both new models offer USB 2.0 connectivity to help produce fast scanning times. They also feature a built-in Transparency adapter.

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Epson have added two new scanners to their range. The Epson Perfection 1660 Photo and Epson Perfection 2400 Photo both offer USB 2.0 connections and built-in transparency units. They are both 48-bit capable, but the main difference is the 1660's resolution of 1600dpi vs the 2400's resolution of 2400dpi. We hope to be reviewing one of these models soon.

Press releases for both scanners are included below:

The EPSON Perfection 1660 Photo is an easy to use, high-quality scanner for the advanced home user

Epson Perfection 1660 PhotoWhen the benefits of creating copies of prints and enlargements in the home are recognised, a second time scanner purchaser often requires more speed and increased functionality. The Perfection 1660 Photo is an A4 scanner for the advanced home user, it offers a true 1600 x 3200 dpi for high-quality images and 48-bit input and output to capture and interpret maximum colour data. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface ensures fast scanning for the advanced home user. It also comes complete with a built-in 35mm x 6 frame transparency unit for scanning film and negatives. Whether it is used for standard photographs, film or simply text documents, the Perfection 1660 Photo will provide exceptional results every time.

The user-friendly scanner features EPSON's four QuickStart buttons for one-touch scanning. In addition users have the option to save an image which has been scanned from film, as a PRINT Image Matching (P.I.M.) file. When printed on a P.I.M. compatible printer, photos will be brighter and more vibrant. Additional advanced features include, document type recognition, auto skew correction, scan to PDA and scan to PDF.

Software bundled with the Perfection 1660 Photo includes EPSON Twain 5.6, which will operate in Full Auto mode to produce professional images with minimal intervention from the user. In addition, EPSON Twain 5.6 features document type recognition and auto skew correction to further increase ease of use. Also included is ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4 for photo editing and Presto! OCR software which converts hard copy into text documents.

Richard Baylis, Sales and Marketing Manager Consumer Products says, "While remaining extremely easy to use the Perfection 1660 Photo offers advanced scanning features for the more advanced user who wants to make the most of their scanning technology. Its stylish design ensures it will look good in any home, and the results produced from it will be delivered quickly and to the highest quality every time."

Perfection 1660 Photo Features Summary

  • True 1600 dpi high quality scanning
  • 48-bit colour scanning (48-bit output)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity for ultra fast scanning speeds for better efficiency up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1)
  • Built-in 35mm x 6 frame Transparency Unit (plus optional 5"x 4" film adaptor)
  • New EPSON TWAIN 5.6
  • 4 Quickstart buttons and intelligent Smart Panel interface for simple one-touch scanning!
  • New ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4 image manipulation software
  • Presto! OCR software for text recognition and editing
  • EPSON PRINT Image Matching technology for brighter & more vibrant prints from your film scans.
  • Full Auto Mode for easier scanning- even when scanning film

EPSON Perfection 1660 Photo 199

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EPSON Perfection 2400 PhotoEPSON Perfection 2400 Photo - A professional scanner for the non-professional user
Advanced scanning is not restricted to the professional photo labs, superior quality scans are easily achievable in the home and office. EPSON's new addition to its scanner range is the Perfection 2400 Photo and will ensure that homes and offices achieve just that. The new 48-bit scanner features a USB 2.0 high-speed interface and offers a true resolution of 2400dpi.

The new model sits just below EPSON's award winning Perfection 2450 Photo within the EPSON scanner range and is packed with all the technical features that deliver leading-quality scans.

The 2400dpi MatrixCCD (with EPSON Micro Step Drive for scanning up to 4800dpi) will capture the finest details from the original. The internal and external 48bit colour depth enables the capture of 281 trillion colours and 16,384 shades of grey for smooth colour gradation.

In addition to being PRINT Image Matching compatible, the Perfection 2400 Photo also includes an in-built 35mm x 6-frame transparency unit, ensuring negatives and transparencies are scanned quickly & easily. The technically advanced model comes complete with Adobe Photoshop Elements and is perfect for amateur photographers and small businesses requiring all the benefits of a professional scanner at an affordable price.

On-Chip Microlens Technology is incorporated into the Perfection 2400, which means that users will benefit from superior quality scans over competing 2400dpi models. The Microlens gathers light volume at the centre of the photo diode, which results in greater light volume, producing better image quality, faster scans and less 'noise' on your image.

The EPSON Smart Panel of the Perfection 2400 Photo includes four quick start buttons for one touch scanning. Features include, scan to copy, scan to web, scan to email and scan to application. Scanned colour film can also be saved as PRINT Image Matching files for brighter and more vibrant colour prints when used in conjunction with a PRINT Image Matching compatible printer.

Richard Baylis, Sales and Marketing Manager Consumer Products, says, "For a small investment the Perfection 2400 delivers high-class images quickly. Combined with all of its advanced features, the Perfection 2400 produces professional quality scans at a very affordable price."

Perfection 2400 PHOTO Features Summary

  • True 2400 dpi high quality scanning
  • 48-bit colour scanning (48-bit input & output)
  • Built-in 35mm x 6 frame Transparency Unit (plus optional 5"x 4" film adaptor)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity for ultra fast scanning speeds for better efficiency
  • New EPSON TWAIN 5.6
  • Four QuickStart buttons and intelligent Smart Panel interface for simple one-touch scanning
  • Adobe PhotoShop Elements image editing software
  • Presto! OCR software for text recognition and editing
  • On-Chip Microlens Technology for superior image quality
  • EPSON PRINT Image Matching technology for brighter & more vibrant prints from your film scans.
  • Full Auto Mode for even easier scanning - even when scanning film!

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