View Full Version : scanner type?

05-04-2003, 04:20 PM
this seems like a dumb question for my first post... but i"m in the market for a new scanner, my four year old Umax just isn't cutting it anymore. Can anyone make any suggestions for a good model scanner that'll do a really good job with pencils and inks?



05-04-2003, 06:19 PM
I got a Microtek Scanmaker 4800 for $70 that seems to do relatively well. I've seen worse, but I've seen better... I think Tony Moore and Robin Riggs might have better insight into scanner types, but you might always just look around the net for reviews.

11-26-2003, 05:12 AM
Upon your suggestion, I decided to pick up a Microtek Scanmaker 4800 last month. It worked GREAT for a month until today, when all of a sudden, the scans started coming out like snowy TV images, w/ multi-colored streaks.

Did you have this problem as well?


11-30-2003, 06:18 PM
I got a Visioneer OneTouch 8100 Scanner for my birthday last year. It's niiiice.

11-30-2003, 06:26 PM
I highly recommend anything from Epson. They make excellent, reliable, quality machines in my experience.