Canon: High volume
The Canon DR-3060 is a scale scanner capable of scanning up to 40 pages per minute. With TWAIN and ISIS it can be used with Canofile for Windows and CanoBureau Workgroup software packages, among others. It handles paper thicknesses and sizes from B4 paper to business cards, from NCR paper to perforated paper for binders. Scanning at resolutions of 100-300dpi it processes single-sided up to 40ppm or double-sided at up to 80ppm. The DR-3060 retails for $6,500.
Canon: (02) 9805 2570.
Lexmark's X73 and X83 all-in-one print centres offer photo-quality colour printing, high-res colour scanning and colour copying. They contain a 600 x 1200dpi flatbed scanner function and 48-bit colour depth for replicating 3D objects such as books, newspapers and magazines. The X83 does 12ppm in mono and 6ppm in colour, while the X73 does 9ppm in mono and 5ppm in colour. The X83 can also be used as a standalone copier. The X73 retails for $499 (inc GST) and the X83 for $649.
Lexmark (02) 9930 3500.
Epson: Picture perfect
Epson's Perfection 2450 Photo A4 scanner has a built-in transparency unit, designed specifically for professional and quality-driven users while remaining easy to use. Speed and resolution have been upped to 2400 x 4800dpi (sub-scan resolution) and 48-bit colour depth for capturing up to 281 trillion colours. The 2450 Photo retails for $999.
Epson: 1300 667 710.
OmniPage: Paper to digital
OmniPage has released its latest Pro X Mac version, which brings its Mac range in line with its PC-compatible Pro 11 version. OmniPage Pro 11/X retains the format of scanned pages, including columns, tables, indents, headlines, captions, text that wraps around graphics, and the graphics themselves, while allowing users to edit the results. Users can manipulate PDF read-only files into other formats and vice versa. The Pro X is Applescript-compatible and has a voice read-back so users can hear what has been scanned. The Pro 11 is MS compatible all the way through to Office XP. OmniPage Pro 11 for PC and OmniPage Pro X for Mac retail for $1,210 (inc GST). Upgrade versions cost $352 (inc GST).
OmniPage (My Learning Systems): (02) 9888 7800.www.omnipage.com.au.