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Epson announce Perfection 1670 and Perfection 1670 Photo

Epson announce Perfection 1670 and Perfection 1670 Photo - Two professional image scanning and restoration devices to the home user

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Epson announce Perfection 1670 and Perfection 1670 PhotoHome users who are starting to experiment with digital imaging will be able to achieve the best image quality, fast scanning speeds and the ability to produce high quality scans from documents to photos, including positive and negative film with the new Epson Perfection 1670 series scanners. Both models feature new Epson Scan software offering powerful colour restoration capabilities and dust removal technology - perfect for the photo enthusiast. Designed for the image-editing enthusiast -, the Perfection 1670 range offers a low-cost professional image-editing tool for the first time home user.

The Epson Perfection 1670 and 1670 Photo, announced today, have been designed to offer professional photo manipulation technology to the home or small office user without breaking the bank. Epson has incorporated a range of innovative new technologies into both devices including a CCD sensor, which scans images at a class leading 1600dpi. The scanners also boast a fast USB 2.0 high-speed connection and a brighter internal lamp, to produce film scans up to 4 times faster than previous models. For the photo editing enthusiast, the Perfection 1670 Photo also includes an integrated 35mm Transparency Unit (TPU) which allows users to scan positive and negative film strips as well as standard photographs.

The Perfection 1670 and 1670 Photo have several new features not least of which is Epson's new driver software, Epson Scan. This works as both driver software that sends image data to TWAIN compliant applications such as Adobe(r) Photoshop, and as a stand-alone application that saves images from data to file.

Epson Scan features powerful image editing tools including colour restoration of faded or discoloured photographs. The new software caters for all level of user from the beginner to the professional by offering different modes, which adjusts the amount of options available to the user when editing and restoring images. Another feature of the software in the Perfection 1670 Photo is the dust removal technology. The scanner can detect 'dust noise' during scanning and the Epson Scan software removes the noise by replacing it with neighbouring pixels producing outstanding results.

"Users are now demanding very high specifications on their scanning equipment - even those for their home," says Richard Baylis Epson's Sales and Marketing Manager, Consumer Products. "And that is why Epson continues to update its scanner range to include the very latest hardware innovations and software.

Epson has included a wide range of software with the devices. This includes BizCard 4.0 allowing users to scan multiple business cards, which will then be converted into contacts on their computer. And ArcSoft PhotoImpression(tm) and NewSoft Presto! give the user all the tools they need for creative image scanning and editing.

The Perfection 1670 and 1670 Photo's wide range of features and smart technology are complemented with a new compact design making it suitable for any desktop. The product features 4 new One-Touch buttons that allows the user to scan, copy, email, and scan to the web without needing to touch their computer.

Epson Perfection 1670 and 1670 Photo features summary

  • Class leading, high resolution scanning up to 1600dpi
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 connection
  • Brighter internal lamp producing scans up to 3 times faster than the competition
  • Improved Epson Scan software featuring advanced colour restoration and dust removal tools
  • Powerful image editing and scanning suite, including PhotoImpression 4.0, ABBYY FineReader 5 - Sprint and Presto! BizCard 4.0
  • Maximum scan area of 8.5" x 11.7"
  • Unique to the Perfection1670 Photo: Integrated Transparency Unit for scanning 35mm positive and negative film
  • Optional Transparency Unit (TPU) available for users wishing to upgrade their Perfection 1670
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