UMAX is introducing two new pro-level scanners into its high-end scanner family this week: the PowerLook 1000 and the PowerLook 1120.
The US$599 PowerLook 1000 is a true 2400 dpi (dots per inch) scanner targeted to professional and semi-professional users in the graphics, publishing, productions, catalog design and photography markets. It features both FireWire and USB interfaces, 42-bit color depth that allows for billions of colors to be reproduced, and a pre-focus system that automatically calibrates the focus when starting the scanner in order to provide sharp scans.
The $699 PowerLook 1120, designed for Mac and PC graphics and imaging pros, features a high optical density and a multisampling function that reduces image noise and increases the density range. The scanner features Mac Peer-to-Peer communication, allowing two or more computers to share the same scanner when they’re daisy-chained together via FireWire.
Both are packaged with software titles for a variety of market-specific bundles, including LaserSoft Imaging’s SilverFast Ai 6.0 with IT8 Calibration Targets (one reflective 5 x 7 inch and one transmissive 4 x 5 inch calibration target). The RGB software bundle includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0; for a limited time, PowerLook 1000 and 1120 users can upgrade from Photoshop Elements to Photoshop 7.0, a US$600 value, for $299.
The scanners work with Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher (FireWire only) and Mac OS X 9.x (FireWire and USB).