recommendations for scanner or

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by ahmadof, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    all in one type machine. i'm not looking for something to do perfect piuctures, just basic homeoffice , fax , copy type stuff. I want to make sure it works well with OSX and hopefully has support in the future (unlike the microtek i'm looking at right now. thanks
  2. macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2004
    hp-psc1200 series. I have the psc1215 all in one and at the lab I work we also have that same one. Cheap and will do everything you're looking for. hope this help.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    I myself am fond of my Canon LIDE series scanner. Its USB powered, so there is less clutter, and it works well, does decent enough scans for OCR, photos, and documents. Plus its affordable.

    Downsides, the Canon software is awful. I purchased VueScan and I am much happier with it.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2004
    Washington DC (in Kalorama Triangle)
    If you can swing it, the HP PSC 2410 is (obviously) better, indeed by a significant margin.

    Apple Store link

    In fact there is a 2510, which is the 2410 but wireless (yes, it can connect via WiFi to your Mac)
    Apple Store Link
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2003
    The Hill
    Canon LIDE 80?

    I'm thinking about the Canon LIDE 80. I won't be using it for anything special, just scanning some photos or OCR work. I had the Canon FB620U but haven't been able to find a driver for it and my G5. It's cheap, ~$80, OS X compatible, USB, and it comes with Elements 2.0 (which I was thinking of purchasing w/ best price of ~$45). So for about $40 I can get a scannner for light work. Anyone have any experience with this one? Cheers
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    As I said, I like the Canon series. As for software, try VueScan at Its excellent scanner software.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2004
    i have epson stylus cx5200 all-in-one color printer/scanner/copier. it doesn't do fax. but, let's not forget that if you are using panther, you can use mail app to send/receive a fax. personally i've never used that feature before, so i guess others who have used it may be able to tell you better as to how well it works. as for my above printer, i bought it 1 1/2 years ago, so it is a bit old model. btw, it was about $150. if interested in a similar model, please check them out at epson's web site.

    good luck.
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2002
    I know what scanner NOT to get!!!

    A Umax Astra 2100U. I had a unique solution to the lack of MacOS X driver support from Umax...


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