Summary: I bought this scanner so I can fax papers to who I pay my bills to and lawyers.So when your gonna buy a scanner look to see what there capabilities are.Look to see how old it is.Overall It's too big for me.If your old fashioned this scanners for you.
Summary: I used to like this scanner except for the excessive amount of dust previously mentioned in other reviews, then, I unplugged it. I tried to plug it back in and it would not work, the twain drivers were not recognized. After reinstalling both the scanner and twain drivers per epson's 5 day late response it still would not work.
Steve Songalia "ChimChim ChimChimChimChim Chi..., Amazon
28 December 2004
Summary: Okay.. had I posted a review for this scanner within the first few months of owning it, I would have given it rave reviews a-la most of the other reviews here. I'm glad procrastinated. I noticed dust starting to appear in my scans. At first they were negligable, easilly mistaken for a spec on the picture itself, but I can fully attest that over time the dust will accumulate under the glass and your scans will have a considerable amount of noise.
Summary: I cannot praise this scanner enough, or even its predecessor the 1200U. The quality and speed you get from this higher end consumer scanner is great! The ease of use and consistent results are never ending. Near pro quality at a much smaller cost. I am amazed by some of the gripes about this scanner..
Summary: I bought this scanner after doing a very large amount of research. Time and again, this scanner popped up among the best. Upon throroughly testing the scanner, I'd say the reviews were right. Great color scans, fast, and works well with my Windows 98 computer. ONLY ONE SERIOUS, SERIOUS PROBLEM: When I bought this scanner, the glass had particles UNDERNEATH. That means that every scan of a photo you take appears with dust, etc. ON the photo.
Jessica Spinosa, Internet for Beginners Host, Amazon
29 April 2002
Summary: I remember the old days when personal scanners were new. What an ordeal to scan the image, get it into a graphics editor, convert it, etc. Not anymore. Those days are over now that the Epson Perfection 1240U is here. It's fast like you would not believe, with three different one-touch buttons directly on the scanner. One button will scan and send it directly to the printer. Another button will scan it and open it in your own Graphics editor.
Summary: The hardware on this scanner is excellent: very fast and accurate. But, the supplied software for photocopying won't work with my printer (HP 2500C). Epson product support has yet to get back to me about this, so in the meantime I've had to download third-party software in order to use the scanner as a photocopier. Otherwise, highly recommended!
Summary: I just received this scanner a few days ago and I'm very impressed. The image quality is astounding. It's also very fast, taking a mere 7 seconds to do a full area preview and 10 seconds (not including seek time) to scan a 4x6 color photo at 300 dpi. Setup was simple and straightforward, and the supplied documentation was ample, covering both setup and use of the scanner as well as installation of the various software packages.