Reviews and Problems with Epson WorkForce DS-50000
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k4kafka, B&H Photo
3 November 2014
Excerpt: Just received this scanner, so these are my first impressions...With so few affordable large-format scanners available, the Epson DS-50000 does a great job scanning both color and B&W 11 X 14" print originals.Fast and quiet, it's been a real gem so far.
Excerpt: Goodbye CHEAP Chinese 11x17 scanner ... I am thrilled that you finally crashed and burned !I am a small Architect scanning sketches and designs for pdf files. 11x17 is a must, and the DS-50000 fits the bill quite nicely. Simple to set-up (self-launching for all intents and purposes), easy to use/logical software. Plenty of quality settings (I rarely use anything > 300dpi)Ordering, shipping, delivery from B+H is effortless, prompt, and trustworthy.
Summary: Well built and easy to use, but images are not of the quality you would expect for this price. As an art dealer, top quality images are essential, and my cheap little Epson V500 takes better quality scans! The DS-50000 does OK with color but doesn't show the the texture of paper (such as raised printing, indentations, etc.).
Summary: I have been scanning for years (since a single color slide in took about 10 minutes to scan) This is fast (done in seconds) and for flat printed or art materials is everything one needs. However it is definitely not for film (not enough resolution). I have had great success with Epson scanners and printers and routinely recommend them to persons seeking advice about such items.
Summary: The scans this thing produces will knock your socks off. Gorgeous. The scan surface is perfectly flush with the surrounding area on the front and right, making it easy to scan oversized art. No annoying rim around the glass to throw the image out of focus. Easy to use, easy to set up, sure, it's more expensive than most home all-in-one's, and it only does one thing so you have to make room for it plus your printer/copier. Worth it? Absolutely.
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.