Epson Perfection V500 Office Color Scanner
Epson Perfection V500 Office Scanner
I had the old Epson 3200SU Photo Scanner with an additional document feeder. Was looking to replace this with another scanner that was as good. Needed to upgrade because scanner did not have a driver for the newer Windows (Vista, 7 and 8). This is the best scanner - does slides, negatives, transparencies, photos, and documents. The automatic document feeder is reliable so you don't have to watch for a feeding error. The Epson V500 scans more negatives and slides than the older version. This is one of the few scanners you can buy, in this price range, that has the CCD rather than the CIS scanning element. This gives a better scan. If I were to give a negative, it would be it is a little slower than other scanners with an automatic document feeder.
December 15, 2013
good but not great
An updated version of a familiar EPSON design but still suffering from all the old design ills. To begin, item was received damaged ... specifically the feeder plastic sheeting that sits on top of the glass was wrinkled and punctured. The feeder does not work well, often gets stuck even with very few pages. There is also a distinct artifact streaking (green) when scanning any photos already in a printed page. Generally slow, slow slow interface no matter what "dpi" setting or upgraded software you use. Overall a 1 star rating for the money - this may very well be the very last Epson made device I will ever purchase after many years.
December 3, 2013
Epson v500 Scanner
I have always loved Epson products.
However, Scanners have always been a real pain in the butt to install.
This Epson v500 is no different. The Buttons on the front of the unit has never worked correctly from the first day I installed the software.
After a long detailed process of installing, re-installing the software, I think I got them to work.
Everything now seems to work perfectly. The Document Feeder works flawlessly.
August 29, 2013
This scanner is flexible and reasonably fast with flexibility to make adjustments for many different situations. However, I am currently having difficulty with the auto-feed mechanism. It worked well at first. After only a few hours total use it does not always properly 'grab' the paper in the feed tray. I have not discovered the cause or solution for this yet. It could be the 'slippery' paper I use or the heavier 28 lb. paper that is the source of the problem.
August 1, 2013
Good scanner w/ a design flaw
I bought this scanner to use in my classroom computer lab. Overall it's a good scanner and has nice resolution, speed, and so far it has been easy for my students (grades 9-12) to use with minimal instruction and help.
There is a design flaw that isn't a huge deal, but for the price of the scanner I'm annoyed. The scanner arrived as a regular flatbed and I had to take the lid off and put the new lid with a document feeder on. The switch that locks the document feeder lid into place is located in a place where, if it is locked, the cable that connects the scanner to the computer cannot be plugged in. Therefore, I have to keep the document feeder lid unlocked. This means that it can be lifted straight off the scanner.
September 14, 2012
Since the day I wore the head out on my RX 500 I have looked for a replacement. At last I have found it. It took an Artisan 1430 and Epson Perfection V500 Office to do it better. I expect more than most, and now I get it. I have 500 sheets of photo paper a day to prove it. When friends ask how I do it. I never tell them. I show them.
August 12, 2012
I've been scanning for 15 years or so, and always used another brand of scanner. I always liked that brand, but they've grown very lax in providing drivers for new Macintosh operation system versions. So... it was time for a change.
My photographer friends have always raved about Epson everything - scanners, printers, everything, so I thought I should look for an Epson scanner. I liked the very high resolution available on this one, and some of the other features.
WOW - the scans blow me away. So clear, just beautiful - the scans make me sorry I stuck with the other brand for so long.
The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that it's not legal-size. I have to stitch two-scan legal size docs together in Photoshop; even that's not too big a deal. This is an amazing scanner.
June 21, 2012
EXCELLENT FOR OFFICE & PHOTOGRAPHY WORK
This is a scanner dedicated for office, but can, also, do photo work. It can scan one by one, or, you can exchange the included extra flatbed for scanning in great volume. The quality is extraordinary pixels excellent , and you can regulate it. It can scan to pdf , or to jpg, or other formats.As, is a scanner dedicated, it has a very much longer life than the brief usable life of the disposable scanners used in the all-in-ones. The quality is very much higher than the all-in-ones. Also, it has star energy saving electric power. This is exactly the scanner for a small, or, medium size , or even great size, office. As all scanners it is better than when not in use, cover it against dust particles in your office. Also, EPSON has more spare parts for reparations than other companies whose hardware is completely DISPOSABLE
February 6, 2012
Not happy jams every 6 or so picks & is slow & noisey. Pulls picks in at all angles & some are 1/2 picks. Would not recommend it at all
February 1, 2012
Purchased to digitize files. Have scanned hundreds of pages with the ADF. Very satisfied. Will get to photos soon, my last two scanners were flatbed Epson scanners so I expect to get great results,just as I did with the last ones.
January 18, 2012