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Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4

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Perfection 3490
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With a scanner you can make all your documents, pictures and photos digital.
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Warranty: 1 year
Long product name Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4 :
The short editorial description of Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4

Perfection 3490, 3200x6400dpi, CCD, USB, 3kg
Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4:
The official marketing text of Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4 as supplied by the manufacturer

- 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution - great for reprints and enlargements
- 3.2 Dmax for amazing clarity and color
- One-touch color restoration with Epson Easy Photo Fix
- Four convenient buttons - Scan, Copy, E-mail and PDF
- Included film holder to scan slides and negatives
- Powerful software package for photo and document scanning

Multipurpose scanning made easy.
With the Epson Perfection 3490 Photo, anyone can quickly scan and restore cherished photos and film, or preserve important documents. True 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution and a 3.2 Dmax make brilliant reprints and enlargements possible - even from slides and negatives!

The scanner's built-in transparency unit offers convenient scanning of both slides and film strips with remarkable detail, while Epson Easy Photo Fix one-touch color restoration renews faded originals. This versatile performer also provides fully automatic scanning, plus creative software titles such as ArcSoft PhotoImpression and ABBYY FineReader Sprint, so remarkable results are easy to achieve. In fact, when used together with an Epson Stylus ink jet printer, this model presents the perfect solution for creating long lasting, 8" x 10" or larger, frame-ready photos. With Hi-Speed USB 2.0, the Epson Perfection 3490 Photo speeds through every scan, allowing you to quickly digitize images or negatives from your family album for use in many creative applications, including StoryTeller Photo Book Creator, a fun, easy way to produce your own glossy photo book at home (available separately). And, with Easy Photo Fix, you can even restore faded photos before adding them to your book.

Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh systems, this scanner provides the ideal fit for virtually any setting. Offering remarkable versatility and detail in one affordable solution, the Epson Perfection 3490 Photo presents the perfect choice for bringing faded memories to life and sharing new ones with family and friends.

Short summary description Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4:
This short summary of the Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Epson Perfection 3490, 216 x 297 mm, 48 bit, Flatbed scanner, CCD, CCFL, A4

Long summary description Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Epson Perfection 3490. Maximum scan size: 216 x 297 mm, Input colour depth: 48 bit. Scanner type: Flatbed scanner. Sensor type: CCD, Light source: CCFL. Maximum ISO A-series paper size: A4, ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9): A4. Standard interfaces: USB 2.0

Maximum scan size *
216 x 297 mm
Colour scanning *
Indicates whether this product scans in colour.
Input colour depth
Colour depth of the input into the product. The colour depth is either the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel, in a bitmapped image or video frame buffer, or the number of bits used for each color component of a single pixel. High-end laptops have 24-bit colour depth.
48 bit
Film scanning
Device made for scanning photographic film directly into a computer without the use of any intermediate printmaking. It provides several benefits over using a flatbed scanner to scan in a print of any size: the photographer has direct control over cropping and aspect ratio from the original, unmolested image on film; and many film scanners have special software or hardware that removes scratches and film grain and improves color reproduction from film.
Optical density (Dmax)
Scanner type *
Indicates the type of scanner this product is.
Flatbed scanner
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Light source
Paper handling
Maximum ISO A-series paper size *
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9)
Different sizes of paper from A0 (big) to A9 (small). A4 is the most common size used for printing documents.
Ports & interfaces
Standard interfaces *
Most common industry-standard communication protocols ranging from RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, and LVDS to USB.
USB 2.0
Power supply type *
The type of power supply which this product uses.
Power supply
The way in which the product is powered e.g. rechargeable battery, mains electricity connected via a plug and cable.
17 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
System requirements
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium II +
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 98/2000/Me/XP Mac 10.2 +
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 80%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 85%
Energy Star
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3 kg
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
ArcSoft PhotoImpression ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR Epson Creativity Suite, NewSoft Presto! BizCard Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix Technology
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
275 x 419 x 86 mm
Power requirements
100-240V, 50-60Hz
Source Testseek summary Average rating
2013-09-22 23:39:22
Testseek has collected 5 expert reviews for Epson Perfection 3490 Flatbed scanner A4 and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2013-09-22 23:39:21
The Epson Perfection 3490 Photo is the best bargain among value scanners weve reviewed lately. With its winning combination of great image quality, reasonable performance, versatile features, and a very affordable cost, the 3490 is an excellent choice...
Good Low cost to performance ratio, Good image quality, Useful bundled software...
Bad Average speed The Final Word Though its not the fastest scanner around, the dual-purpose Epson Perfection 3490 delivers high-quality photo and film scans at a relatively low price...
Bottom line Though its not the fastest scanner around, the dual-purpose Epson Perfection 3490 delivers high-quality photo and film scans at a relatively low price...
2013-09-22 23:39:21
What more could you want? Superb image quality, amazing speed and a low price mean the 3490 beats all-comers The Epson Perfection 2580 ruled the A-List scanner category for four months before being discontinued. We liked its automatic 35mm film feeder...
2013-09-22 23:39:22
Following some internal roadmap, EPSON announced two new scanners in the Perfection family in early September. These models, Perfection 3490 and 3590, are to continue the traditions of the clan. They are meant for amateur photographers as they can proc...
Good Attractive price, Functional software, Good color reproduction...
Bad Interferencesensitive, Incorrect operation of the software Dust Removal technology, Low scan quality with transparent originals...
Bottom line The EPSON Perfection 3490 PHOTO strives to reach the hard-to-achieve balance between the price and usefulness of a device. I view this scanner as an ideal purchase for people who have to scan multi-page text documents, magazine illustrations for the We...
2013-09-22 23:39:22
With digital photography becoming more and more the norm, the best justification for a flatbed designed for photo scanning is that it can scan at high enough quality to convert your old film-based photos to digital ones once and for all. The Epson Pe...
Good Color-restore feature revives old photos. Scans slides and negatives. Scans directly to PDF format.
Bad No automatic document scanner. Dust removal works for slides and film only.
Bottom line The Epson Perfection 3490 Photo flatbed scanner produces high-quality photo print scans and reasonable-quality film scans at a record low price...
2013-09-22 23:39:21
Testarna gillar Epson Perfection 3490 och ger den goda omdömen för bland annat mjukvaran och användarvänligheten. Mycket scanner för pengarna.
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