Easy set up on first try. The quality of prints are outstanding. Dry very fast. Too new to rate 5 stars but getting close.Only current issue is I have on older Epson 4180 photo scanner. Error messages pop up regarding some sort of conflict with the two machines. Not sure what that is about. I run Windows 8 32 bit. and it still prints and I can still scan.
I bought this photo scanner to digitize 35mm slides going back to the 1960s. There is a definite learning curve with the V600...and the directions provided are a bit hard to decipher. Nonetheless, was pleased with the quality of the images that the scanner produces. I figure that the cycle time for copying four 35mm images is about six minutes from the time one set of slides is installed and the next set of four is ready to be copied. I would say that is an acceptable production rate but I would be happier if the process was faster.
This scanner does much better than the scanner I used before. Unfortunately, scanners as a group are very low tech copy machines. Processing software can be good but the physical process is antiquated. Slides especially suffer. Slides are film mounted between cardboard which is thicker than the film itself. This means every slide is out of focus compared to prints. Why there couldn't be a slide focus feature seems puzzling. Just a knob to adjust focus would be nice. That might mean something more than just a surface glass for imaging the print, maybe a slot over the imaging mechanism on some sort of slide tray instead of the glass top. We are taking images of planets millions of miles away, but we can't scan a slide in focus yet. I think Epson could do it if they wanted to bad enough.
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