buying a new Scanner, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Thirteenva, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    We're buying a new scanner at work since our hp scanjet 3500 took a dive (thank god... though the scanning was high quality the mac support was awful). So we're in the market for a good cross platform (possibly network enabled) scanner for both documents and graphics. I'd like to spend under $150 but would be open to some slightly more expensive suggestions.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Thirteenva thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Would I get a better response to this in the Hardware forum?
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
  4. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2003
    Between a rock and a midget
    if you can find one still, the Microtek ScanMaker 5900 is an awsome scanner for like $129 now. I don't think they make it anymore, but it is awsome. Don't get the 5950, its not as good, and some some document feeder that doesn't work on a mac. If you want to spend more, i highly recommed the Microtek ScanMaker 6800 (~$220-280). It is a mean mofo, and makes the most beautiful scans. Epson also makes good scanners, but from experience, i like Microtek better. I have a ScanMaker 8700 now ($450-650) and that is the best flatbed scanner i have ever used. I highly reccomend any Microtek.
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    I've been pretty content with the epson 3170 photo....that's near your price range anyway
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia

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