Summary: I purchased this scanner last week...and man am I blown away by how well it works. I had a more expensive HP scanner that I have used for the last couple years, but when that one broke I thought I would buy a scanner designed more for home use because of the price differences.
Summary: After reading the poor reviews of the software that is included with this scanner, I decided to only install the Epson TWAIN software and not use the Smart Panel software at all (both TWAIN and Smart Panel are included on the software CD).
Summary: The scanner quality is excellent, with good color reproduction and very good optical character recognition. There have been complaints about inadequate ability to adjust scan settings via the software. How to perform detailed adjustment is clearly addressed in the manual, and is easy to do.
Summary: I was looking for a reasonable priced Scanner for Photo's & Slides. I found the Epson Perfection 1250 Photo/Slide scanner to be what I was looking for. After reading the reviews I was a little hesitant because it said it was very complex to operate.
Excellent High End Scanner for the inexpensive Buyer
12 October 2001
Summary: This is an incredible scanner, I am using it to make textures for 3D characters and 3D models for 3D Studio Max, with that in mind I was looking for a scanner that was high quality and inexpensive on the wallet (I am a student after all).
Summary: I've always preferred Epson scanners. At work we used the top of the line, so when I needed a home unit, I thought this would fill the bill. So far, I've been very happy with it. It's lighter weight and slower than the professional models I've used, but it also cost less!
Summary: Contrary to the experience of another reviewer, dust was not at all a noteworthy problem in my unit. The vast majority of the dust specks I have scanned were above the glass and on the pictures scanned. Users must be careful to clear these areas of dust prior to scanning.
Summary: This was my first scanner and I sure did enjoy having it. However, I am operating it in the Windows Vista in an odd way. I may not be installing a driver right, but I am scanning in the Vista, just in a jackleg way. This scanner does not do PDFs, which is the reason I need to upgrade.