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.
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.
Epson 1240U Scanner - Better Than Just A Home Use Scanner
Judith Barnett, Amazon
23 May 2002
Summary: 1. The PROS - I have had my new scanner for approx. 3 weeks now, and am very satisfied with it. Installation was easy, quick, and presented no problems whatsoever, and that includes the software that came with it, although a bit time-consuming to install.
Summary: The quality of the scans in both reflective and transparency mode is spectacular. I am a graphic artist and web designer, and after having problems with the transparency adapter on my HP5370C (not problems really, the damn thing just wouldn't work)I decided on the Perfection 1240U photo scanner.
Very good scanner for the money. Could use better software.
Paul M. Dubuc, Amazon
28 April 2002
Summary: I just bought this scanner after reading many helpful reviews here on Amazon. Thanks to these people, I knew what to expect and how to overcome some of the minor shortcomings of this product. This is my first scanner and I've had one weekend of satisfying experience with it.
Summary: I purchased this scanner after having a positive experience with its predecessor (1200U, at a local lab). The set-up was amazingly simple (as it should be on a Mac) and the first scan was done 10 minutes after the UPS man left.
Summary: This scanner replaces an old UMAX scsi scanner. From setup to first scan this scanner is a breeze. My wife uses it everyday and it hasn't given her one problem. It's fast, reliable and worth every penny.