I needed a good scanner to digitize old photos for a wedding presentation, and the quality of the scans from the Epson Perfection are very good. It also allowed me to scan from different media, such as paper photos and slides and negatives. A real plus. I found the built quality nice and the features well designed. The overall machine is a great value and I look forward to using to complete my entire collection of photos.
The printer has thus far exceeded my expectations It does everything it says it will do and set up is a breeze. Connected easily to my computer and Galaxy Tablet via wireless in less than 5 minutes. The instant ink option is definitely a plus, a cheap and easy way to ensure you never run out of ink. Great printer, at a budget price.
For the price and for all that it does, I have to say it is overall a good product, but there are caveats. I previously had a 15 year old high-end Nikon Cool Scan II, which needed some repair but is out of service. So for my limited budget, I determined this was the best product; in addition to scanning negatives and slides, it also scans photos of which I now have many. My main purpose, though, is to scan old pre-digital negatives from the 80's and 90's. And I have come to the conclusion this flat-bed scanner is best for photos and that for my purpose a dedicated negative scanner would have been better. You scan negatives from a template which holds the negative strip on the flatbed which then scans using a focused beam to produce a very high resolution image. However, I found all of my scans so far produced have a glare through white space, which I was unable to correct via scanning or software manipulation. It could be the negatives, but I believe it has to do with the quality of the scan tech. It is also slow in the scan routine. I think this flat bed design is best for photos. FYI: During installation I was prompted to download a 'patch' for my Mac 10.12.2, which addresses a year-old negative review concerning compatibility.
I ordered matte photo paper the first time I ordered paper and cannot find out how to tell the printer what type of paper I'm using. When I printed on the matte paper, the picture is awful, so I'm assuming it is set to print on the premium glossy. I received one free sheet of the glossy either with the printer or when I ordered the matte paper and printed a scrap book page on it and it was fantastic. Just don't know how to use up the matte so I can order the Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy. All I use this printer for is scrapbook pages I do digitally on the computer.
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