Reviews and Problems with Epson WorkForce DS-50000
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Really needed this
11 October 2013
Summary: I have wanted a large format scanner for a long time and I finally broke down and purchased this. I use it on Mac OS on Snow Leopard (yes... still on Snow Leopard). It works perfectly and I've finally fulfilled my dream of owning a large format scanner.
Excerpt: I was very excited to finally get an oversized scanner, but had a hard time setting this one up. I am using Mac OS X (v 10.8.2) and Adobe Photoshop CS 4. I downloaded the latest Epson drivers from their website but I could not get the EpsonScan software to work, and the scanner did not work through Photoshop's import command, or through Image Capture or Preview. After searching a lot of help tutorials online, I discovered the scanning program VueScan which I downloaded.
Summary: This is a huge scanner - I was expecting something big, but this is really big. It's also very heavy too. One person can carry it, but it's awkward due to its size. This is not a scanner for bringing out when you need it - ideally it'll need a dedicated place on your desk! The box it comes in is massive, and very well padded with polystyrene. I opted for next-day delivery and it arrived by Parcelforce early afternoon.
Summary: It's pricey, but as I run a website dedicated to scans of old advertising (Gypsy Creams), it's been well worth the investment. Easy to use (I have a Mac and it works well with it), and produces beautiful scans. If your image quality is important, and you need a mid-price point, you would be very happy with this.