We’ve used the V for nearly all our scanning, from simple copier tasks through high resolution film scans for prepress. EPSON scanner – interactive review. Meanwhile, let’s review how this game is played and the features that matter. Over the last 2 years Epson has produced some exceptional scanners, the was a cracker, followed a year later by the , which improved the package even further. We found Epson’s own scanning software to be pretty good but if you prefer, you can opt to use the bundled copy of SilverFast SE.

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Or you can choose to Copy and Fax; self-explanatory really, an Attach to E-mail mode wpson exactly that and Use Image mode allows you to drag an image into, say, a Word document. But it also delivers one of the highest quality captures we’ve seen in a flatbed.

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SilverFast 6 SE – Special Edition is included, SE means that the full functionality of the software is not available – your not really getting anything special. Both scanners produced high quality scans that were close, if not better than most dedicated film scanners.

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Previous Page 1 of 0 Next. It has a full 8×10 film scanning area with holders to match. In Super Resolution Mode, the larger diameter lens and a higher f-stop optimize the modulation transfer function to capture the highest possible level of detail and sharpness.


The answer is yes, but only if you’re a seriously dedicated photographer and money is no object. The V enjoys an attractive and simple two-tone design. Once you get your originals on the scanner, it’s time to perform the actual scan. And when you dial in the fact that you can scan almost anything you can fit onto the glass platen, as opposed to dedicated scanners, which have a fixed scanning format, it all adds up to make the V simply superb.

It also introduced a few problems having been processed by hand.

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We’ve used the Pjoto for nearly all our scanning, from simple copier tasks through high resolution film scans for prepress. The real difference is in the bundled software.

It was no contest. It may also be worth experimenting with to find the optimum height setting for your particular scanner. You also get a limited version of SilverFast imaging software, SilverFast SE, which provides a more advanced level of scanning.

It’s the same hardware except the V has an anti-reflection optical coating applied to the CCD glass and comes with a fluid mount accessory. There’s a lock for the transparency unit, too. To capture as much detail as possible from film, you need a very high Dmaxthe maximum density at which shadow detail can be distinguished.

Follow your scanning software’s instructions to do it — and do it regularly. But it’s hard to find a range rating from a scanner manufacturer, even when they underwrite independent tests.


With the lid open, you can see the document mat covering the transparency light source in the lid itself. For more information on how Epson treats your personal data, please read our Privacy Information Statement. Between the three apps, everything’s covered.

Review: Epson Perfection V bundled with SilverFast SE

One essential feature of any film scanner is dust and scratch removal. We just don’t like that approach — perfectlon the need for it. To test the highest resolution, we cropped only a very small area of a 35mm slide. I used the Epson Scan interface through Photoshop CS in all the modes and it has to be said, the results are remarkable. One solution to this is to buy and stick with Ed Hamrick’s VueScan http: Start button on top and Power button prrfection.

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But we have to say that even as we marvel at the sharpness of our dSLR images, we are always a bit disappointed in what comes out of the scanner, any scanner. Indeed, VueScan author Ohoto Hamrick cites it as one of the best high-end flatbeds. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.