Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection V550 Photo Scanner is in very good condition, showing only minor signs of previous use.

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  • ReadyScan LED Technology – Energy efficient LED Technology is better for the environment with no warm up time and faster scans.
  • 6400 x 9600dpi Resolution - Outstanding photographic scanning quality combining image clarity and colour consistency.
  • Scan & Share – automatically upload to Facebook, popular cloud services and more.
  • Easy Photo Fix Technology – Restore old faded colour photos and relive memories with one-touch.
  • 3.4 Dmax optical density – provides crisp definition for accurate colour tonal capture.
  • Featuring DIGITAL ICE™ Technology - an incredibly powerful tool using both hardware and software to detect and remove dust and scratch marks from colour film and slide scanning.
  • Scan multiple files at one time – auto edge detection crops each image and saves the scan as a separate file for added convenience.
  • Scanning versatility - with two film holders, one designed for two strips of 35mm film or four mounted slides, and the other for 6x12cm medium format film.
ReadyScan LED Technology

In yet another world first for Epson, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo is the first release of a CCD (Charge–Coupled Device) scanner using LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.

In stark contrast to traditional scanners that use Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) as the light source, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo's LED technology is:

Superior image quality

Underpinning the Epson Perfection V550 Photo's high level of performance is its 6400dpi Matrix CCD (Charged Couple Device) and Micro Lens technology combination. The enormous advantage of the CCD and On–Chip Micro Lens combination is that it enables the Epson Perfection V550 Photo to be incredibly light sensitive. As a result, photograph and film scans exhibit superior levels of picture quality than would otherwise be achieved. The Epson Perfection V550 Photo takes scanning to the next level with 12 lines of CCD with micro lenses compared with only 6 lines on previous models. This enables the Epson Perfection V550 Photo to produce better quality scans at faster speeds. 

Adding even greater scanning resolution power is the scanner's ability to move the optical carriage at 9600dpi with Micro Step Drive — a feature that has consistently provided Epson Perfection scanner users with brilliantly clear images exhibiting high colour consistency.

3.4 Dmax – The Epson Perfection V550 Photo has a scanning contrast ratio of 3.4 Dmax.

Total versatility

In designing the Epson Perfection V550 Photo, Epson research and development teams placed an enormous emphasis on versatility – ensuring the one scanner would provide an ideal solution for scanning documents, photos, negatives and slides.

Strip Film and slides – With two film holders, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo can process:

  • 12 frames of 35mm strip film (6 frames per strip)
  • 4 frames of 35mm mounted slides
  • 1 frame of medium format film (120/220) (up to 6–by–12cm)
Total control and ease–of–use 

In keeping with the proven ease–of–use features that are a key differentiator of all Epson Perfection scanners, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo has been designed with a straightforward four–button operation panel. Once pressed, each button automatically initiates a corresponding on–screen workflow.

  • Start button: Once pressed, the Start button runs the PC/Mac–based Epson Scan software, providing simple and immediate access to the Epson Perfection V550 Photo's total set of software–based scanning tools.
  • Copy button: Essentially providing the basis of a versatile copying machine, the Copy button streamlines the process of creating duplicate copies of your documents and photos.
  • Scan to E–mail button: Automatically activating the Epson Scan Full Auto mode and the Send File via E–mail dialog box, the Scan to E–mail button cuts down on the time and effort normally required to scan and e–mail photos and documents.
  • Scan to PDF button: A valuable tool for home and business users, Scan to PDF makes light work of converting documents and photos to size–efficient and easily manageable digital PDF (Portable Document Format) files.
High–Speed Scanning

With numerous technologies that enhance the speed of data processing and transmission, the Epson Perfection V550 Photo has been designed to provide outstanding quality scanning without compromising on speed. The first of these technologies is a high–speed PC–centric ASIC (Application–Specific Integrated Circuit) that processes image data at speeds much greater than previous models. 

With a moving carriage type TPU (Transparency Unit), the Epson Perfection V550 Photo achieves brighter and more evenly dispersed luminance, which are essential requirements in improving scan uniformity and film/negative scanning speed.