Reviews and Problems with Epson Expression 10000XL
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Best choice for scanning tablets
C. Bissell, Amazon
23 January 2013
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan hundreds of old newspapers. I have a duel booting iMac computer. Everything works great in both Mac OS and Windows, except for the included OCR software. It does not work on the Mac computer. Not a big deal for me because I can scan in Windows, but something to think about if you want to use this scanner on a Mac.
Must for scrapbookers and large collection of photos
Diana Ford, Amazon
20 February 2012
Summary: I purchased this for scrapbooking 12X12 pages but it is good for large magazine images & for working on several historical photos at the same time. I am in collections of the Eastside Heritage Center in Bellevue, WA. It cuts time and has extra bells and whistles for merging photos to catalog thumbnails and publishing photos.
Summary: After spending so much on this scanner, I expected it to come with professional-quality software, but it didn't -- at least not for the Mac. Epson Scan is less capable than the software that came with the Microtek scanner I'm replacing, which cost half as much. Worse yet, color management is broken under Snow Leopard. This is acknowledged on the Epson Web site, and they say they're looking for a solution, but that's a year and a half after Snow Leopard was released.
Summary: I've used a 1640XL for years. It is having problems and I decided to upgrade to the 10000XL. I found 2 main problems with this scanner. The first has to do with the quality of the scan. The 10000XL introduces some darkening that is apparent in the white areas of the scanned image. I don't know how to say this better. It looks like there is a dirty film on the glass, but there isn't.
Summary: On delivery, the scanner simply didn't work. The transportation lock is a (cheap) piece of plastic that was not connected to anything inside the scanner, so turning on the power only resulted in a grinding noise and flashing error lights. Customer support from Epson is terrible; the only option I was given was to take the faulty product to a service center nearly an hour away, which Epson could not even give me the name of.
Summary: This is a awesome scanner. We are using it in our photo lab as a replacement to an old agfa duoscan. WOW...I love that several photos can be placed on the bed and scanned in two clicks!! Great color & well worth every penny!!
Summary: This scanner is wonderful! I work for my local historical society and this is the scanner that we use to do all of our digital preservation. We use it to scan large format negatives and it works like a dream.
Summary: This scanner is wonderful. The image quality is excellent. I had friends wondering if I should spend so much on a scanner, then when they saw the images of plants I made, they said "How does it make that look so much better than life?"! Be careful when scanning non-paper items such as plants or ceramics, the glass can be scratched (on this or any scanner). I buy clear acetate or plexiglass to put on top of the glass in such cases.
Summary: Here's the deal. I have not used this scanner, but I HAVE used an Epson Epression 1640XL EXTENSIVELY. Ihave made literally thousands of high quality scans of 9x9 aerial photographs. My 1640 made beautiful scans. My ONLY beef with it (except for the fact that recently my transparency adapter has decided to quit working for no apparent reason) is that the glass they use is EXTREMELY soft.