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Epson Perfection 3490 Photo and Perfection 3590 Photo launched

Epson Perfection 3490 Photo and Perfection 3590 Photo launched - Epson launch of two new scanners which will allow you to scan direct from your 35mm film or slides, providing a fast and effective way for you to archive your film.

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Epson Perfection 3490 Photo
Epson Perfection 3490 Photo and Perfection 3590 Photo launched
Epson Perfection 3590 Photo
Epson Perfection 3490 Photo and Perfection 3590 Photo launched
The Epson Perfection 3490 Photo and Perfection 3590 Photo allow you to scan documents, photos and 35mm film ensuring that your precious memories are safely preserved. These two scanners are launched at a time when a lot of people have converted to digital, though many people still prefer to use traditional cameras, and some people will undoubtedly have 35mm film stored away from the days before the 'Digital Age'. It is with these people in mind that Epson have created these two new scanners. Richard Baylis, Consumer Sales and Marketing Manager at Epson, said: "We have released two cost-efficient new scanners which make it even easier and faster to archive film."

The Epson Perfection 3490 Photo is packed with features, making it an essential addition to any home. This scanner has the ability to scan either 35mm film or three mounted slides at a time, using the film holders provided with the scanner. Once the film or slides have been placed on the scanner the Perfection 3490 Photo can automatically detect whether the film is positive or negative, colour or black and white. The Preview mode even allows you to see the image as it would appear in a photograph.

If you prefer the whole process to be automated the Epson Perfection 3590 could be the scanner for you, coming complete with an Automatic Film Loader. Simply place your 35mm film in the feeder, press one button and let the scanner do the rest. The Perfection 3590 Photo can scan a whole strip of six 35mm frames at one time.

Both scanners offer 3200 x 6400 dpi for images with superior sharpness. For ease of use both the Perfection 3490 Photo and the Perfection 3590 Photo include four feature buttons on the front, enabling you to scan your images as a PDF, attach it to an e-mail or copy it all with the touch of one button. This feature makes these scanners the ideal choice for those who like their technology to be as simple and intuitive as possible.

To enhance images both before and after scanning, Epson offers a feature packed software bundle including Epson Creativity Suite, ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5 and ABBYY FineReader Sprint 6, allowing you to enhance and manage your images and documents to suit your needs. The Perfection 3490 Photo and 3590 Photo are both comaptible with the optional Multi-Photo Feeder. This fits on top of the scanner and allows you to simply load a number of photographs, leaving it to scan and save.

Epson Perfection 3490 Photo and 3590 Photo summary of key features:
1) Built-in transparency unit (TPU) for positive and negative scanning of 35mm film and slides
2) One touch scanning for PDF, e-mails and copies
3) 3200 x 6400 dpi for sharper images
4) Automatic Film Loader on the Perfection 3590 Photo
5) Includes Epson Creativity Suite, ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5 and ABBYY FineReader Sprint 5 or 6
6) High speed USB interface
7) Optional Multi-Photo Feeder available for scanning 24 photographs at one time

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I have just purchased online an Epson 3490 and would like to know if any one has any comments good or bad about the Epson. I had a Canoscan 5000f previously which provided excellent scans of prints but the transparencies and negs were very poor but it needed servicing with internal dust and clunking noises adding to the loss of quality prints but it was cheaper to purchase the Epson.Regards Richard.

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