View Full Version : Epson or Canon?

May 13, 2003, 07:47 PM
I want to get a scanner and it's going to be between Epson or Canon. I'm leaning towards Canon. Anyone have opinions?

May 13, 2003, 08:39 PM
I haven't used a Canon but I've used Epson and they're great.

May 13, 2003, 10:00 PM
I have a canon scanner. It's pretty good. I've used Epson scanners, too. They're much faster, and the quality is really nice, too.

May 13, 2003, 10:38 PM
I have an Epson Perfection 2450 photo and I love it. It's really fast and I get really good results. The biggest pitfall to the whole thing is that you can't remove the glass to clean dust off of the underside, but the dust isn't anything that Photoshop can't fix. I tried an older Canon once and it took FOREVER to scan (this was in the pre-OS X days)---the driver was very invasive to my system and I had a heck of a time removing it...I'm sure they've come a long way since then (I hope).

May 13, 2003, 10:42 PM
I have the CanoScan LiDE 30. I bought it when I got OS X 10.2. It rocks! Though u have to have Photoshop to use the driver.

May 14, 2003, 12:14 AM
Epson all the way. 2450 rocks. but even if you dont get yours that high, its still pretty good. They use the 1660 at photo labs - I would know, I work at one.

May 14, 2003, 12:58 AM
I had problems with the Canon LiDE scanner drivers...It was before 10.2.6 but I returned it because I didn't like canon's attitude about not getting it to run...So, I say go for Epson.

May 14, 2003, 01:07 AM
I had a CanonScan Lide last year and I took it back because it was slow and the colors were never correct. Also it did terrible scanning photographs. I replaced it with an Epson Perfection 1250. It rocked. It was everything the Canon was not. Colors were great. It had excelent contrast and reproduced photographs near perfectly. The only problem is it was USB and I am an impatient person. So I took it back.

I would say definitely Epson over Canon. Which is saying a lot since I don't like Epson as a company but they have a good product.