[sane-devel] forward from comp.periphs.scanners subject VueSan and Epson 1670

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@zen.epkowa.co.jp
Mon, 6 Oct 2003 11:33:14 +0900

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 02:38:56PM +0000, gerard klaver wrote:
> Forward from comp.periphs.scanners for Epson 1670 owners/dev. who don't
> follow this newsgroup.
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> Subject:      VueScan and Epson 1670
> From:         "Ed Hamrick" <usenet@hamrick.com>
> Newsgroups:   comp.periphs.scanners
> Date:         Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:40:28 -0700
> I've been working all week on adding support for the
> Epson Perfection 1670, and finally have it (mostly)
> working.  I'll release this in VueScan 7.6.63 in a day
> or two.  There are still a few glitches to work out.
> It turns out that the 1670 is actually made by Acer/BenQ,
> just like the Perfection 660, and uses Acer commands.

That is correct and also the main reason why this scanner will not be 
supported by "Image Scan! for Linux".  But at least now I can forward 
people somewhere!

> I also bought an Epson Perfection 3170 and tried to
> reverse-engineer the commands it uses.  These commands
> aren't the standard Epson commands and aren't the
> Acer commands either.  I'm not sure if I'm going to be
> able to add support for it.

The Perfection 3170 not at all similar to the 1670.  It is also not at 
all similar to the 1250 or 1260.

Work is underway to add support for this scanner to "Image Scan! for 
Linux", though.

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