May 1
Agfa Drops Price of 1236u Scanner
USB scanner now $179

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Agfa has lowered the price of its 1236u USB scanner to $179. The scanner features an optical resolution of 600 x 1,200 PPI, which can be interpolated to 9600, and 36-bit color depth. The single-pass scanner offers a scanning area of 8.5" x 11.7" and can accommodate an optional transparency unit. (The automatic document feeder option is available only for PCs.)

The SnapScan 1236u ships with Agfa's ScanWise software, which features automatic processing. This feature automatically finds originals on the scanbed; rotates them if they're misaligned; checks whether they're text, color or black/white; and then scans them all. Other features include:

  • Built-in PhotoGenie intelligence for enhancing the detail and color balance of originals;
  • Integrated Agfa color management;
  • Auto-dispatching, which checks for programs are installed on your computer and then scans directly into them;
  • Multi-lingual Interface—Dutch, international English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The scanner requires a minimum G3 processor, 32 MB RAM, Mac OS System 8.0 and a CD-ROM drive. For more information, visit To go directly to the scanner page, visit

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