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OSX Drivers for Epson Scanners Apps
Just a quick note on OS X drivers for scanners. Epson is now offering purchasers of their Perfection scanners (1250, 1250 PHOTO, Perfection 1650, 1650 PHOTO or Perfection 2450 PHOTO) a mail in deal for OS X drivers and software. You will need your receipt, UPC code, model number, serial number and $3.99 to send in for the CD.

There is no mention on their site whether these products will be available for download, and orders are supposed to take 4-6 weeks for delivery.

You can see more on this at www.epsonstore.com by following the link to rebates and promotions.
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low blow
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Mar 05, '02 11:02:27PM

So now that I have paid for their scanner they want me to fork out more dough for the drivers. Gotta love it.

Somehow I think that they will offer a download version. They would be crazy if they did not!



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Two weeks ago...
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Mar 05, '02 11:12:25PM

I sent my check in for these drivers two weeks ago...not a peep, not even a confirmation that they received the email. I hope to see them shortly...

As for paying for them, well...as soon as I get them, if Epson doesn't actually make them available on their site (the tone of the mail in coupon emphasized that you had to be a purchaser of the scanner, but why would they really care?) be sure that I'll, um, make them available for my use on any computer that I happen to be on. That's what LimeWire is for, right?

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Re: Drivers
Authored by: Garry S on Mar 06, '02 12:43:37AM

Check this out. I sent in my offer 6 weeks ago, and had my entire slough of paper work sent back to me yesterday. I transposed two numbers on the serial number, and they said my serial number was invalid. Rather than e-mail me for clarification, they sent everthing back to me. Looks like I have to wait another 6 weeks. Great!!



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disgusting
Authored by: brodie on Mar 06, '02 11:39:12AM

this is disgusting, epson have such a bad reputation for support already, and now they have the gaul to charge for drivers?!!! im getting on the phone now.



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dont bother
Authored by: brodie on Mar 06, '02 11:47:49AM

i just spoke to Epson, they say the drivers wont be avaiolable til the end of march when they will be available straight away for download.
seems epson are getting a little sneaky and making it seem as though their pre-ordering of a hard copy is the only option, it isn't.



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Epson Scanner Drivers
Authored by: el bid on Mar 06, '02 02:17:50PM

Those still waiting for Epson scanner drivers for Mac OS X might like to know that Ed Hamricks's shareware VueScanX is ahead of the game.

It works just fine with the Perfection 2450 Photo I have here, automatically detecting the scanner with no special setting up. I believe it works with all the other Epson scanners too (on Classic Mac, Linux and Windows as well), but you can try it for yourself. Get it from http://www.hamrick.com.

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Autofeed scanners?
Authored by: Chas on Mar 06, '02 04:26:05PM

I've been looking for a scanner with an autofeeder, for scanning a pile of letter-size documents. I have an old Epson Expression 636, I could buy a feeder for it, but the feeder sells for $495, I could buy a whole new scanner for that price, and I don't really want to throw more money at an older SCSI scanner..
So.. I'm not happy with epson and lack of support for my 636 and my 1520 printer, I'm looking for alternate solutions with good MacOS X support. The HP scanners look good but pricey, they're supported with Vuescan according to the docs. I suspect there are cheaper autofeeder scanners out there.
BTW, I'm getting great results scanning and archiving old papers with Adobe Acrobat. I scan 300dpi 1-bit tiffs, and they're hugely compressed in the pdf file. They print great on a laser printer, they look just like xerox copies. I estimate I could get about 6000 pages on a CDR. But the manual scanning is horribly tedious, I need an automated solution.



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Autofeed scanners?
Authored by: el bid on Mar 06, '02 06:06:56PM
The HP scanners look good but pricey, they're supported with Vuescan according to the docs.

Why not email Ed Hamrick and ask his opinion of the HP scanners versus the Epson scanners first...

BTW, I'm getting great results scanning and archiving old papers with Adobe Acrobat. I scan 300dpi 1-bit tiffs, and they're hugely compressed in the pdf file. They print great on a laser printer, they look just like xerox copies. I estimate I could get about 6000 pages on a CDR.

Before you get into that in a big way you might want to check out OmniPage Pro X. It can produce pdfs that fit the above description, but they also have the text of the page embedded behind the image, so you can string search, and also extract the text with standard copy and paste.

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