Epson Expression 1640XL- Graphics Arts

This product is discontinued

This product has been replaced with: Epson Expression 10000XL- Graphic Arts Scanner


Scanner Type

  • Flatbed color image scanner

Photoelectric Device

  • Color MatrixCCD line sensor

Optical Resolution

  • 1600 dpi

Hardware Resolution

  • 1600 x 3200 dpi with Micro Step Drive technology

Maximum Resolution

  • 12800 x 12800 dpi with software interpolation

Effective Pixels

  • 19,520 pixels/line (1600 dpi)

Color Hardware Bit Depth

  • 42-bits per pixel internal, 42-bits per pixel external (External bit depth is selectable to 42 bits depending on the image editing software.)

Grayscale Hardware Bit Depth

  • 14-bits per pixel internal, 14-bits per pixel external (External bit depth is selectable to 14 bits depending on the image editing software.)

Optical Density

  • 3.6 Dmax

Scaling (Zoom)

  • 50% to 200% (1% step)


  • 7 levels

Focus Control

  • AutoFocus optics system (CCD and lens unit)


Transparency Unit

  • Optional

Automatic Document Feeder

  • Optional

Optional Equipment

  • 11.4" x 16.5" Transparency Adapter with holders for 35mm slides, film strips, 4" x 5" and 2-1/4" transparencies. 100-page Automatic Document Feeder. IEEE 1394 FireWire Scanner Interface Card.

Hardware and Software Details


  • 1 button; Start

Maximum Read Area

  • 12.2" x 17.2" (310mm x 437mm)

Light Source

  • Xenon gas cold cathode fluorescent lamp


  • USB 1.1, SCSI-2

Scanning Speed

  • 1600 dpi draft mode: Monochrome 4.5 msec/line; Full color 13.2 msec/line


  • MCBF - 100,000 cycles

Environment Conditions

  • Temperature: Operating 41* F to 95* F (5 to 35*C), Humidity: Operating 10% to 80%, storage 10% to 85% (no condensation)

Power Requirements

  • Voltage: AC100 - 120V, 220V - 240V, Frequency: 50 - 60hz, Power Consumption: 45W operating without optional unit, 55W operating with optional unit.

Windows Requirements

  • IBM compatible PC with Pentium equivalent or higher processor. SCSI: Requires ASPI-compliant compatible Fast SCSI, Ultra or Ultra 2 SCSI PCI card. USB: USB port equipped systems with Windows 98 Second Edition (factory installed), Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP. IEEE 1394 FireWire: FireWire port equipped PC systems (OHCI compliant) with Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP. 64MB RAM recommended. Additional Windows requirements: CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), mouse or other pointing device.

Macintosh Requirements

  • PowerPC processor or higher. SCSI: Requires Power Macintosh system with built-in SCSI port or a Mac-compatible PCI SCSI/SCSI-2 card with Mac OS 8.0 to 9.x. USB: iMac, G3, G4 or USB port equipped Power Macintosh system with Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x. IEEE 1394 FireWire: iMac, G3, G4 and FireWire port equipped Power Macintosh systems with Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x (FireWire updater 2.1 or later required). 64MB RAM recommended. Additional Macintosh requirements: CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), mouse or other pointing device.


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Physical Dimensions

  • Width: 25.8" (656mm), Depth: 18" (458mm), Height: 6.9" (176mm), Weight: 48.4 lb (22 kg approx.)


  • One year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada