Generally, the all-in-one ocmbos are not good scanners when it comes to the job that we do for bookshare. Typically, the all-in-ones are absolutely horrible when it comes to OCR and are not reliable for that purpose. I would highly recommend a dedicated scanner for that purpose. The epson 3170 is not made any more and I find that the speed of the new epsons is not comprable to the 1660, 1650, 3170 etc. The best was 1660. Both 1650 and 3170 came close. Pratik -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 1:49 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanner recommendations? Jamie, I'm playing catch-up with mail and haven't seen the beginning of this thread. In case it helps, I'm using a Cannon CanoScan Lide scanner. I like both its price and its scans. It cost me $79 at Office Depot. A friend of mine bought a more recent model and is getting good results with it too. It's a quiet scanner and light-weight. I don't know it's speed though. I do know it's USB 2.0 compliant and will also work with the old USB 1 standard if necessary. It's responsive, and its scanning software doesn't conflict with either Openbook or Kurzweil at all. It seems to do equally well for scanning photographs according to my sighted daughter. I hope that helps a bit. Monica Willyard 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. 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.