Printer/Scanner Beat

Printers & Scanners at Expo

By Kevin Mitchell

Umax has a variety of scanners from consumer to professional including the Powerlook III, able to scan small negatives or 35mm slides as well as normal sized reflective media and the Powerlook 3000 with scanning up to 3048 dpi at 3.6Dmax. (booth 535, www.umax.com )

Alps is displaying the MD-5000 color & foil printer with a new $79 USB connectivity kit and a $ 99 postscript option due by mar 1 99. (booth 471, www.alpsusa.com )

You can see the Macworld editors choice Stylus pro 5000 at the Epson pavillion. Also shown are the Photo 700 kit including camera and printer. (booth 1007)

Hewlett Packard is getting reacquainted with the Mac market. While many of their printers work with Macintoshes that fact was never promoted.Their pavillion offer a Mac connectivity station to help you find the right solution for hooking up an HP printer. Featured are their 4500 up to legal and 8500 tabloid series printers capable of duplex color printing at 600 dpi enhanced to 2400dpi. They are challenging Epson on the desktop with just announced 880C and 895Cxi inkjet printers with built in USB for iMac connectivity. (booth 735, www.hp.com/go/mac-connect )

Canon has several color copiers including the CLC1000 priced at about $73,000. Able to handle a variety of stock up to full bleed tabloid on 12x18 at up to 31 pages per minute, it is an ideal short run press solution. (booth 1928, www.usa.canon.com/corpoffice/copiers/color.html )

Tektronix has the 740 laser and 840 solid ink color printers both able to duplex up to legal and the 780 tabloid color laser. (booth 2406, www.tek.com/Color_Printers )

Olympus has a great photo printer geared for the home with video in-out/serial/parallel and Smartmedia slot for digital cameras. The P-330 retails for $449. (booth 627, www.olympus.com/digital )

 

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