Summary: I bought this so I could remove the lid and scan larger items. the night I got it I followed their direction and got it working immediately and scanned a bunch of stuff and absolutely love it. Great value for the money.
Summary: I would not recommend this because I could never get it to work on My Mac. I have a mac that you download all your software. The software never fixed any of the issues. I could never get a hold of tech support. I was very disappointed!
Summary: So here I am with a new A3 scanner. Mustek is the Cheapest A3 scanner, and have been pretty good. This one was surprisingly better than the other mustek scannr i had in terms of scanning colored photos, speed, and of course it is supported by windows 7. To sum it up its Cheap, good, and works.....what more can you ask for?
Summary: I was able to scan 160 11x17 drawings just fine ... then the scan results became crazy red & blue streaks & patterns & blobs, sometimes vertical black lines about an inch apart from top to bottom all they way from side-to-side. Almost seems like it needs to warm up, but never does. I deleted & then re-installed the software for it, and got two more good scans before the same problems started again.
Summary: Granted I bought this scanner 3 years ago, and it's not very sophisticated, but has functioned properly, until recently when PhotoShop stopped recognizing the scanner. Just stopped. I tried reinstalling my driver software several times. I tried running an older version of PhotoShop, and I tried hooking the scanner up to my older G4 Mac- but nothing recognizes the scanner.
No Update Available for New Mac....will not work with a new computer!!!!
23 September 2012
Summary: I loved this scanner until I recently got a new Apple computer, now it doesn't work. They say there is not update for this scanner until Taiwan decides . Great, I have to use my older computer to use the scanner? Not acceptable. Taiwan needs to get up to date with their stuff and create an update so when you purchase a new computer, the scanner will work with it too!
Summary: We went with this for the price tag, and have not been disappointed, in fact we bought a few more for the other offices. The interface is simple, easy to install. It's a nice reliable machine we have been using now for more than 6yrs. Bit noisy as mentioned in other comments, but not enough to drown out the office muzak. I am just about to get our 4th unit, so I thought a review was in order.
Summary: I'm a Mac user and this is my third Mustek A3 scanner and, as with the previous 2 scanners, I'm very happy with the scan quality. The first two scanners each lasted until changes in computer ports or operating systems made the old scanner useless, at least two years. And you can't come close to the price point of the Mustek anywhere for an A3 scanner. I still have my first Mustek A3, which worked off of the old Mac Serial ports.