That's true of the Plustek OpticBook as well. With the Epsons, it's been install the driver and then turn on the scanner, so far. The Plustek goes the other way: connect the scanner, turn it on and install the software drivers when the wizard gives the option of where to point. Again, while the Perfections are great (I've had a 1240 and now have a 1660), if you plan to do trade or hardcover, the Plustek handles that better. There will always be some books with execrable margins which can't be helped. I once tried to do some histories by Thomas Costain and the margins were to tight for any scanning with any scanner without complete dismantling of the book. It wasn't my book and I had to return it to the library. ----- Original Message ----- From: Estelnalissi To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:02 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Recommended scanners? I have also had great luck with Epson scanners. I used an Epson Perfection 2400 when I was living in another part of the country. Then, after moving, I bought a refurbished Epson Perfection V100 for $75 including shipping last April and it's worked excellently since then. Also, when I've heard people ask on the K1000 support list, Epson comes up as one of the most frequent manufacturers recommended. One problem with the Epsons that I have found though is that installation can be difficult if you rely solely on speech access. One way to get around this is to go to Epson's web site after getting the scanner and installing just the drivers for your particular model. That's a good idea anyway, since the ones you get on the CD can be outdated. I know the ones for my current scanner were. Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn I" <lynnskyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 2:04 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Recommended scanners? Hi Jana, I'm so sorry you're having scanner problems. I use an Epson Perfection and have had good results with it. Before that I had an HP scanner that I used for 11 years. Blessings. Lynnsky On Sun, 14 Dec 2008 23:55:18 -0600, jana Jackson wrote: >Hi, everyone! Looks like my scanner has died. I've been using an Epson >Perfection 1660, and K1000 keeps saying that every page I scan is blank. >I've >tried several books with it, and I'm not seeing the light come on after >the >scan is done. Can anyone recommend a good replacement? Do the Epsons >still >work pretty well? If Laura Ann hadn't had so many horror stories with >their >tech support, I would consider the OpticBook. However, I have no >intention of >supporting a company with rude tech people... I deal with enough rudeness >in >my ministry work!! <LOL> Thanks!! Jana >----------------------------------------------------------------------- For >information about Jana's music ministry, visit her web site at >http://www.janajackson.com/ . You can also find her on MySpace at >http://myspace.com/janajacksonministries . To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.