Epson America Inc.
has introduced a new Epson Expression flatbed scanner — the 10000XL model. The A3+-sized display is the successor to Epson’s Expression 1640XL, and it features 3.8 optical density (Dmax), 48-bit color and 2400 x 4800 dot per inch hardware resolution. It sports both USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces and comes with cross-platform software for Mac and Windows computers.
Other features include an autofocus system that can determine the optimal pinpoint focus up to 6mm above the glass, and an optional moving carriage type Transparency Unit (TPU) with new lamps to achieve faster scanning of film and transparency. Also optional is a network interface card. The system is available in two software configurations: A Graphic Arts configuration that includes Epson’s own TWAIN Pro scanner driver and Easy Photo Fix, MonacoEZcolor color management software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR; and a Photo configuration that bundles the TPU, the same software as the Graphic Arts version, and adds LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE 6 scanning software.
Epson will ship the Expression 10000XL in July; the Graphic Arts edition costs $2,499 and the Photo edition costs $2,999. The 11.4 x 16.5-inch Transparency Unit is available separately for $499, and a 100-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is also available for $1,499. The Epson Network Image Express Card costs $349. Epson’s Web site had not been updated with information about the 10000XL as MacCentral posted this article.