Epson America Inc.
on Thursday rolled out three new Perfection flatbed USB 2.0 scanners aimed at consumers: The 4490 Photo, 3590 Photo and 3490 Photo. The new scanners, compatible with Macs and Windows PCs, will be available in August for US$249, $149 and $99 respectively.
The 4490 Photo features 4800 x 9600 dot per inch (DPI) resolution and 3.4 Dmax, one-touch restoration and scratch and dust removal capabilities. It includes a film holder that can accommodate batch scanning on 35mm slides, negatives and 2 1/4-inch film. A secondary light source provides improved scan unformity. Included with the scanner is Adobe Photoshop Elements and other software.
The 3590 Photo touts a built-in automatic film loader that lets you view and scan 35mm film strips automatically. Hardware resolution is 3200 x 6400DPI. An optional $149 Multi Photo and Business Card Feeder lets you scan up to 24 business cards or up to 24 photos as large as 4 x 6 inches. Epson includes software it has created and products from ArcSoft, ABBYY and NewSoft along with the scanner.
The 3490 touts the same software bundle and core capabilities as the 3590, but lacks the Auto Film Loader, though the 3490 features a built-in transparency adapter that can scan 35mm film (up to six frames per strip, or two slides).
Epson’s Web site had not been updated with details about the new scanners as MacCentral posted this article.