Epson Perfection V500 Office Scanner
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
Epson V500 Office Scanner
Scanner document feeder does not work out of the box. Paper catches on edge of white plastic base of feeder to misffed and crumble original each and every time. Will be calling customer support to send replacement sheet feeder.
December 11, 2011
ADF JAMS WITH PHOTOS
Purchased this scanner with the main feature being that it could scan photos using the Automatic Document Feeder. This is not the case. The first (new) scanner that I received, it pulled the pictures through just fine but the digital image would have streaks through it. Had it replaced and the second scanner/ADF was worse. The jamming was ridiculous. Had it replaced for the third time and it was just as bad as the second one. Not to mention that the 2nd and 3rd products they sent were damaged. They looked USED. The scanner part is great, the ADF is not. I recommend the scanner without the ADF. P.S. I was told after the third replacement the ADF is not to be used for pictures due to the texture. :/
December 1, 2011
V500 Office Scanner
The V500 arrived on time as promised, and in good condition. The setup was fast and functioned as required. I fully recommend this scanner.
October 16, 2011
Using to scan 4x6 pictures and the ADF jams at least half the time.
I may need to return it.
September 1, 2011