Epson Perfection V37 Scanner
A Couple of Steps Backward
I purchased the Epson V37 scanner and got it set up easily enough. It seems to be of good qaulity. I will use this Epson scanner as a copier for documents and photos and to scan images to file. The scanner does perform fairly quickly in text/line art mode. However in photo mode it does take a bit longer to scan the image.
Scan quality is normal and acceptable for text/line art mode, so I am happy with that. Photo mode is very good and I was quite surprised at the quality.
The user interface is easy enough. However, I do not like the fact that the COPY UTILITY function is not in the same user interface as the EPSON SCAN interface.
So I had to create a desktop shortcut just for the COPY UTILITY. So now I have two desktop shortcuts for my Epson scanner. One for copying and one for scanning to file. My old Epson scanner software had everything built into the same user interface. It was called EPSON SMART PANEL. It was really great and much more intuitive.
Be aware also that this scanner does not have the USB cord and the power cord plugged in at the back of the scanner. They get plugged in on the side of the scanner towards the front. Because of this engineering design I now have two unsightly cords running on top of my desk.
May 18, 2013
Great little scanner!
My computer crashed and off to windows 8! Epson scanner I had for years would not work on W8. The Epson V37 was economical, ez to insall, use and has nice sharp images. Would recommend for home office or casual use.
May 17, 2013
V37 no support for Mac OS 10.8
The closest software available (for v33) doesn't work fully. Also, the software is not optimized for retina. Unimpressive!
April 20, 2013
Good value for the money
Installation is intuitive. There are 4 programs that come on the CD that are optional. Doesn't work with USB hub. Have to connect it directly to a USB port on the computer. I purchased this item on sale for my wife. She is quite happy with it. Started to use it right away a week ago.
February 6, 2013
I am an artist. For me, I wanted the the colors scanned to come out as bright as I painted them. As a senior citizen I wanted ease of installation and to be able to find my scanned picture on my computer. EPSON you really delivered. Believe or not, the scan looks better than the original painting and I am delighted. Now I am able to make lovely greeting cards. Thank you so much.
February 4, 2013
Quality Epson Product
This scanner is able to produce high quality scans and with ease. Very happy with this purchase.
February 4, 2013
Had to return it
I had it one day and WIFE made me return it, didnt think I needed it.
What I did see of it, was that it was hard to use and everything did not work with my mac 10.8 like the 4 buttons on it. Completely useless, so maybe it wasnt so bad to return it.
January 31, 2013
Just got this up and running, so far so good. But it's been 10 yrs. since I've had to buy a new one so navigating is a bit hard right now. Still can't find out how to crop but this will do the trick eventually for my 3-D object scanning as the lid rises enough to accomplish this. Would have been better if the lid opened straight up from the front and not to the side. All in all looks like a good unit and can't complain about the price. Is also supported by Windows 8 so no need to update drivers.
January 29, 2013
i ordered direct from epson using their instant $20 rebate with cheap ground shipping but it arrived in LESS then two days via fedex! what a deal! loaded it on my new windows 7 laptop and imac desktop and was up and running in minutes. easy to use software for either simple full page or editable scanning. crystal clear scans of photos too. it blows away my hp scanner.
January 25, 2013
Easy Win XP setup
Purchased this to scan photo albums. Easy setup, although directions could have more information about the different downloaded software.
Also would have liked to have the directions give some information about the four control buttons. Installation on my Win XP machine was a snap. Up & scanning within 40 minutes...
January 19, 2013