“ Canon CanoScan N640P - Flatbed scanner - A4 - 600 dpi x 1200 dpi - parallel „
I bought this scanner almost two years ago. To share photographs with friends and family scattered all over the world, I opted for a scanner rather than a digital camera. The simple reason was that photos on a 35mm or APS autofocus are generally much better value for money when compared to the cost of an excellent quality printer with corresponding paper and ink etc. Also, the prints from a 'normal' camera are more than acceptable. As an owner of an old PC, I opted for a Parallel port scanner. This machine is beautiful, light-weight and above all, very efficient. I won't go into the details of the technical specifications which can be found in the 'Product Description' on many sites. It would suffice to say that the scanner easily does that job. The software too, is very easy to use. After fiddling with the settings a few times, it is easy to find optimum settings for different types of photos. And it works with Windows 95, 98 and Me (I've tried it on three of my personal computers). The best way, in my opinion, is to save images as bmp files. Then open them in a photo-editing software and convert them into jpg. A portion from a normal 6"x4" photo will end up in a 37k jpg file in excellent quality. There is, however, a downside of having a parallel scanner as compared to a USB. It may not work with some new laptops which do not have parallel ports. In this case an adapter is required which is currently around £20. The speed isn't bad as compared to a USB scanner and as I mentioned before, image quality is excellent too. So far, I've had no problems at all and I'm becoming a Canon fan (after buying a 35mm AutoFocus camera to complete the set).
Whether it's for the home office or small office, the CanoScan N640P flatbed scanner is the perfect solution for all your scanning needs. It's compact and stylish design means it won't take up valuable desk space. It's astonishingly lightweight and so quiet in operation, you'll hardly notice it's there. With its high-tech metallic finish and sleek new styling, the CanoScan N640P looks incredible on any desktop. But great looks are just the beginning, since this scanner has been designed for exceptional performance as well. High-quality scans now come at a truly great price.
The N640P scanner makes scanning simple. Connect the scanner to computer and you're ready to go. Push the convenient external scan button and scan photos, graphics, articles and more. The software included helps you take advantage of it all, whether you want to optimize photos, manipulate images or simply integrate text or graphics into your projects. The N640P is equipped with Canon's patented LED Indirect Exposure (LIDE) Technology, which projects scanned images direct to sensor, giving you sharper, brighter results without the risk of data loss in every scan.