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The Epson Perfection 3170 Photo scanner offers powerful, one-touch color restoration and remarkable image quality. With leading-edge technology, this ...

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Review of "Epson Perfection 3170 Photo"

published 07/06/2004 | Andrew.F
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"Have epson hit 'perfection'"

The Epson Perfection 3170 Photo is a flat bed scanner which functions on almost every computer it has been faced with. This is a stlyish option to the fast choice of flatbed scanners you can choose from.
I personally chose this one because i liked the look of it and the clear cut facts about it, on the box. Now with some scanners you have to search through things to find what windows it operates on and how to work it and install it etc.. but with this Epson Perfection you do not have to do this. With this scanner everything you need is right under your nose. Well so to speak
Another turn on for this product is its ease of use. All you have to do you install it is follow the simple instuctions given by Epson. Once you have done this everytime you need to use it just turn it on and you very much away.
The price for this item obviosly various depending on what shop you go in to and what contry you are in, but i would say that you are getting a good deal if the price is between
150 U.K pounds
If it is above this then i would say look elsewhere because im sure that you will find another price in a shop near you that is better.
If it is lower than this then.. tell me so i can take mine back and save myself a bit of cash. Just kidding.
Overall i would very much recommend this above all other scanners and trust me i have had my fair share of scanners. I think that at once stage i went through about 5 in one year. Which i thought was appouling. But i am here to help you out and stop you from making the same mistakes i made.
So go now and search for the best price you can get on a well worth while scanner.
Thanks for reading
Andrew.F

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  • Rick66 published 08/06/2004
    Great review! Thanks this has helped me :)!
  • redballoon published 08/06/2004
    This sounds great! thanks x
  • dididave published 07/06/2004
    Looks better than my ald battered one!
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Product Information : Epson Perfection 3170 Photo

Manufacturer's product description

The Epson Perfection 3170 Photo scanner offers powerful, one-touch color restoration and remarkable image quality. With leading-edge technology, this high-value performer instantly restores faded photos, slides and negatives. Innovative Epson Easy Photo Fix technology, exclusively from Epson, even provides an incredible dust removal function for optimal scanning of slides and negatives. This product makes restoring images a snap, with three levels of control, including fully automated scanning and two advanced modes with individual setting selections. For added versatility, the Epson Perfection 3170 Photo includes a built-in 35mm slide/film strip and medium format adapter. Scan in a negative or slide and give new life to moments from the past. This product delivers all these convenient features, plus 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution for fine detail and professional results. With convenient PC and Macintosh compatibility, it offers multiple connectivity options, including hi-speed USB 2.0. Add the optional automatic document feeder for quick, easy scanning of multiple-page originals. Or, use this product with an Epson ink jet printer for extraordinary reprints and enlargements. With all this, plus a full suite of photo software titles, the Epson Perfection 3170 Photo offers a complete photo imaging solution - at a truly incredible value.

Product Details

Product Description: Epson Perfection 3170 Photo - flatbed scanner

Device Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop

Interface Type: USB 2.0

Scan Element Type: CCD

Light Source: Xe-gas cold cathode fluorescent lamp

Max Supported Document Size: 216 x 297 mm

Input Type: Colour

Grayscale / Color Depth: 16-bit (64K grey levels) / 48-bit colour, 48-bit colour

Grayscale / Color Depth (External): 16-bit (64K grey levels) / 48-bit colour, 48-bit colour

Optical Resolution: 3200 dpi x 6400 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 12800 dpi x 12800 dpi

Scan Speed: 2.8 ms / line (colour), 3.1 ms / line (colour)

Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm

Supported Document Type: Transparencies, plain paper, slides, film

Document Feeder Type: Manual load

Power: AC 120 V ( 50/60 Hz ), AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

System Requirements: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows 98/ME, Apple MacOS 9.2.2, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later

Dimensions (WxDxH): 27.6 cm x 46 cm x 11.7 cm, 27.6 cm x 45.8 cm x 11.7 cm

Weight: 3.8 kg, 6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: French / France, English / United Kingdom

General

MPN: B11B161011, B11B161021CU, B11B161021CT, B11B161021CW, B11B161021CX, B11B161021, 730-11178, B11B161022

Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop

Interface Type: USB 2.0

Max Supported Document Size: 216 x 297 mm

Localisation: French / France, English / United Kingdom

Scanner

Input Type: Colour

Grayscale Depth: 16-bit (64K grey levels)

Grayscale Depth (External): 16-bit (64K grey levels)

Colour Depth: 48-bit colour

Colour Depth (External): 48-bit colour

Optical Resolution: 3200 dpi x 6400 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 12800 dpi x 12800 dpi

Scan Mode: Single-pass

Scan Element Type: CCD

Bulb / Light Source Type: Xe-gas cold cathode fluorescent lamp

Scan Density Range: 3.4D

Scan Speed: 2.8 ms / line (colour), 3.1 ms / line (colour)

Control Panel Buttons Functions: Copy, email, Scan-to-Web, start

Scanner Speed Details: 8.7 ms/line - 3200 dpi ¦ 2.8 ms/line - 600 dpi

Media Handling

Max Document Size: 216 mm x 297 mm

Supported Document Type: Transparencies, plain paper, slides, film

Document Feeder Type: Manual load

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: USB 2.0 - Type B

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Included Accessories: Transparency adaptor, slide holder

Power

Power Device: External power adapter

Voltage Required: AC 120 V ( 50/60 Hz ), AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational ( Standby ): 23 Watt, 23 Watt ( 5.5 Watt )

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, ABBYY FineReader Sprint, Epson Smart Panel, Presto! BizCard, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

OS Required: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows 98/ME, Apple MacOS 9.2.2, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later

Min RAM Size: 128 MB

Min Hard Drive Space: 500 MB, 320 MB

Additional Requirements: Mouse or compatible device, 4x CD-ROM

Peripheral / Interface Devices: Mouse or compatible device, 4x CD-ROM

System Requirements Details: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP - Pentium MMX - 233 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 320 MB ¦ MacOS 8.6 - 9.2 - PowerPC G3 - RAM 128 MB - HD 180 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.2 or later - PowerPC G3 - RAM 128 MB - HD 180 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 27.6 cm

Depth: 46 cm, 45.8 cm

Height: 11.7 cm

Weight: 3.8 kg, 6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - 1 year - carry-in

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 85%, 10 - 80%

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