Epson Cuts Prices on Four Scanners
x 2,400 model now $199
today announced it would be cutting prices on four of its desktop scanners
in its Perfection line.
The Perfection 610 is now $129. The Perfection 636U is now $149. The 1200U
is $199. And the 1200U Photo is now $299. The Epson Perfection 1200 series
products are geared toward photo enthusiasts and entry-level graphic artists.
The Perfection 610 features Epson Micro Step Drive technology, which achieves
a maximum hardware resolution of 600 x 2,400 DPI. It also provides 36-bit
color depth and one-touch scanning. It includes PictureWorks HotShots,
NewSoft Presto! PageManager and Broderbund PrintShop PressWriter. Users
can also choose two other software titles.
The Perfection 636U offers a hardware resolution of 600 x 2,400 DPI and
push-button integration for scanning directly into applications. An optional
transparency adapter scans 4" x 5" transparencies, slides and negatives.
It also features an optional automatic document feeder, allowing users
to scan legal-size documents. It includes Adobe PhotoDeluxe, NewSoft Presto!
PageManager and Broderbund PrintShop PressWriter.
Both the Perfection 1200U and 1200U Photo feature Epson's ColorTrue II
Imaging System for 1,200 DPI optical resolution and a maximum hardware
resolution of 1,200 x 2,400 DPI. Perfection 1200 scanners also include
Epson's Text Enhancement Technology and Auto Area Segmentation. The Perfection
1200U is a USB flatbed scanner. It offers the option of an automatic document
feeder for scanning multiple pages and legal size documents is available
as a $199 option. It also offers a transparency unit for scanning slides,
negatives and transparencies is available for $99.
1200U Photo functions as both a flatbed and film scanner in one. A transparency
unit is included for scanning 35 mm slides, negatives and 4" x 5" transparencies.
An optional automatic document feeder is available for $199. The EPSON
Perfection 1200 series includes a full-featured, cross-platform software
package. The EPSON Perfection 1200S, which features a SCSI interface and
card for lightning fast speeds, is also part of the series and remains
priced at $299.
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