Epson or Canon?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by JesseJames, May 13, 2003.

  1. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    I want to get a scanner and it's going to be between Epson or Canon. I'm leaning towards Canon. Anyone have opinions?
  2. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    I haven't used a Canon but I've used Epson and they're great.
  3. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    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.
  4. crazytom macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    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).
  5. MacBoyX macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2003
    East Coast, USA
    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.
  6. Eckslusive macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2002
    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.
  7. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2001
    Torrance, Californizzel
    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.
  8. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    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.

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