Does Epson Scan (Epson's included scanning software) work with non-Epson scanners?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by glitch44, May 30, 2013.

  1. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    My mother wants to get a new HP printer/scanner but she likes the Epson Scan app she has with her older Epson printer/scanner.

    Do you know if the app limits itself only to Epson scanners?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Usually yes the app will only work with the Epson. Sometimes you can use a different printer or scanner driver to the brand you have but usually when they share a common manufacturer (like Lexmark used to make Dell printers apparently). But I know HP and Epson are not connected like that. Big rivals in fact.
     
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    The software is manufacturer specific. Also, Epson does change and tweak the drivers for each of their models.
     

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