Epson Perfection 1250

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by harveypooka, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    My parents are in the process of moving to MacOSX and have an Epson Perfection 1250 scanner. It's works great with OS9 for scanning, copying etc but the drivers for MacOSX don't have anything like this. My Dad uses copying a lot (really it's just a copier, not a scanner) and so, needs a simple application that'll (with one button) copy the document in the scanner in B&W or colour. Does anyone have any ideas on what app to use? Simple and straightforward if possible! Thanks!
  2. drbrog macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    I have the Perfection 240 Photo conncected to a G4 PM running Tiger. Unfortunately, there is no simple software- like that designed for Windows- that will perform those functions you desire. I have to import into Photoshop and adjust as necessary.
    If simplicity is what you desire, I'd look for another scanner.
  3. rtjstevens macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2004
    Sheffield + Bath UK
    Epson Problem

    Slightly easier (IMHO) than Photoshop (and free!) is GraphicConverter.

    It's not 'one-button' though.


  4. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    Hmmm. Semi-bad news...I might go for one of those all in one printer/scanner devices...they'd be fine for copying and printing.
    I'll check out Graphics convertors options, I've only used it for basic editing before. Thing is, my Dad sees moving to MacOSX as a step backward if
    the things he can't do are more complex, and for him I suppose it is!
  5. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    This page says that an Epson 1250 is supported. And you can use Image Capture (part of OS X) to import images from the scanner.
  6. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    Sure, that would be a way to do it - but I'm ideally looking for a simple app that'll copy a page. Not scanning it, making an image, opening it and then printing. One button or nothing!
  7. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    Do you mean scanning it and sending the scan direct to the printer? Have a look at the Epson web site ( ) - its not totally clear if this refers to OS X, but that was the OS I specified to get to that page. It looks as though the Epson Smart Panel will allow you to:
    Scan to E-mail
    Scan to OCR
    Scan to Application
    Scan for Creativity
    Scan to Web
    Scan to File
    Photo Print
    Photoshop (for Perfection 1650 Photo users),
    in which case it seems a bit drastic to junk it and buy a new one.
  8. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    That's right, the Smart Panel is for OSX only. Annoying!
  9. iggyboy2 macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2005
    You may want to look at one of the all in one printer/scanner/copiers - Canon makes a good one, and generic cartridges may be much cheaper. Epson too, but they tend to be slower overall.
  10. bdj33ranch macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2005
    Epson 1250

    I have an Epson 1650 Photo which is very similar. The software download includes the Epson 1250.
    I am using mine with an eMac G4 1.25GHz running OS 10.3.9 (Panther)
    Pushing 'one button' it will scan to a .jpg file which can then be printed. The software is able to differentiate whether the item being scanned is a text document or a photograph.
    Anyway, it pretty easy to 'copy' a document as a .jpg scan and print it out.
    Go to the Epson website and download the latest software:

    You can also download current manuals.

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