[sane-devel] Real Fast Scanner!

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Tue, 14 Oct 2003 22:06:07 +0200


On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 09:01:26PM +0200, Florian Reichert wrote:
> >I'm cc'ing sane-devel because I'm not an expert for that scanner.

Again. Please do not send mails to me personally, please send the to
the sane-devel mailing list.

> >On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 01:04:59PM +0200, Wolfram Heider wrote:
> >>On 14.10.03 12:10:02 you wrote in reply to Florian Reichert:
> >>That scanner (i.e. Epson Perfection 1670) is not supported yet but it's 
> >>being worked on.
> >>[...]
> And what aout the epkowa backand? Is that working? Or work in progress?

Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf@zen.epkowa.co.jp> wrote about that topic
(quoting "Ed Hamrick" <usenet@hamrick.com>):

| > 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!

> Seems to be difficult to get a supported scanner for less than 150 (or 
> max. 200) Euro.

I can't comment on speed or quality, but it's possible to buy scanners
cheaper than 150 Euros that are supported by SANE. Just a quick check
at www.alternate.de:

Canon Lide 20                59,00
Canon Lide 30                77,00
Epson Perfection 1260 Photo  94.00
Mustek Be@rPaw 1200CS        66.00
Mustek Be@rPaw 1200CU+       64.00

(and so on)