[sane-devel] Limits on TPU scan width Epson v700

Rei Shinozuka shino at panix.com
Wed Apr 28 18:47:15 UTC 2010

I have the V700 scanner and asked the same question.  Alesh Slovak of 
Avasys (who develops iscan) responded:

    The device has a second TPU mode with the larger area which is
    available only through the extended command set and while epkowa
    does support this extended command set (hence the suggested
    fs-blacklist edit) it unfortunately does not support the device's
    second TPU mode. It is likely that the situation
    is the same for the epson2 backend.

There is a non-open source solution using the V700 scanner 8x10 mode 
under Linux: vuescan.  I've used it since 2002 and it's a quality 
product.  Using Vuescan on my Ubuntu system, I've made 8x10 scans of 36 
frames of 35mm film and 12 frames of 120 (digital contact sheets).  
Vuescan costs $79.95 with a trial edition to see if it works.


(note I have no financial or other interest in the software or company, 
other than being a satisfied customer.)


On 04/28/2010 02:01 AM, Rikiya wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to scan 8x10 inch in TPU mode with Epson v700 (Actually,
>   I'm using GT-X970 in japan. The names are different, but maybe
> same hardware). This function is not supported by neither epson
> nor epkowa, as Olaf said below URL.
> http://old.nabble.com/Re%3A-Epson-Perfection-V700-p9486669.html
> http://old.nabble.com/Re%3A-Epson-Perfection-V700-p9486669.html
> I found a similar problem and solution in another model (Epson v500).
> http://old.nabble.com/Re%3A-Limits-on-scan-width-Epson-v500-Linux-Epkowa-p27994429.html
> http://old.nabble.com/Re%3A-Limits-on-scan-width-Epson-v500-Linux-Epkowa-p27994429.html
> This solution is modifying iscan source code (It's quite elegant way).
> I applied same method to my situation, but it doesn't work.
> Is there any solution to scan 8x10 inch in TPU mode with Epson v700?
> Thank you,
> Rikiya

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