[bksvol-discuss] Re: Recommended scanners?

  • From: "Gary Petraccaro" <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 05:56:21 -0500

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  the ones you get on the CD can be outdated.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.


  ----- 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 
  an HP scanner that I used for 11 years.


  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. 
  >tried several books with it, and I'm  not seeing the light come on after 
  >scan is done.  Can anyone recommend  a good replacement?  Do the Epsons 
  >work pretty well?  If Laura  Ann hadn't had so many horror stories with 
  >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 
  >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 .

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