Epson Introduces Three New Scanners

We’ve already looked at several document and photo scanners including a couple of Epson scanners (read our reviews here).

Now, the folks at Epson America, Inc., have unveiled three new scanners that we think people will be very excited about, two new business solution scanners and a new auto-feed photo scanner.

Epson DS-530 and DS-1630 Commercial Document Scanners

The DS-530 and the DS-1630 offer a complete set of software tools, allowing users to make a seamless transition to a paperless office. Both models feature a 50-page auto document feeder (ADF) for versatile scanning and come fully equipped with TWAIN and ISIS® drivers for seamless integration with existing document management systems. The DS-530 offers scan speeds up to 35 ppm/70 ipm with enhanced paper feeding technology, making it one of the fastest, most accurate scanners in its class.

The DS-1630 is a versatile auto-duplex, flatbed document scanner ideal for virtually any task, offering speeds up to 25 ppm.

Both models offer easy one-touch scanning for users to directly save their files to folders, email and with Epson Document Capture software installed on a connected Windows PC or Mac, to online storage accounts including Dropbox™, SharePoint®, FileBound®, Evernote® and Google Drive™. In addition, both scanners are equipped with a robust software package including Epson Document Capture, ABBYY FineReader and Presto! BizCard Reader. Both models also feature Epson Image Processing Technology for text and image enhancements such as auto crop, blank page and background removal. The OCR software can be used to either create searchable PDFs or editable files with Word® and Excel®.  You can connect DS-530 and DS-1630 to the network with Epson’s Network Interface Unit.

Epson Scanner DS-530The DS-530 offers enhanced features including a double feed detection skip button for stickered pages, a slow speed mode button for wrinkled or fragile paper, as well as dynamic skew correction to prevent misaligned scans. The DS-530 also includes a high performance dual-core CPU with hardware acceleration for image enhancements and sophisticated connectivity enabling faster scanning regardless of the connected PC’s performance.

The DS-1630 auto-duplex flatbed document scanner is designed for versatile scanning, Epson Scanner DS-1630including documents up to 8.5” x 14”. Users can also take advantage of the flatbed to scan IDs, passports, fragile items and bulky items such as booklets and textbooks.

The Epson DS-530 color duplex document scanner (MSRP: $399.99) and DS-1630 (MSRP: $299.99) flatbed color document scanner will be available in early October through select value added resellers, distributors nationwide, e-tailers and the Epson online store. Both scanners feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended service plan featuring overnight exchange programs.

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Scanner

The Epson FastFoto FF-640 is billed as the “World’s Fastest Photo Scanner”. Its 30-photo auto-feeder is able to scan photos as fast as 1 photo per second at 300 dpi. The Epson DS-560, has a special sheet handling, custom rollers and paper path to accommodate fragile photos.

Epson Scanner - FastFoto FF-640The FastFoto FF-640 is custom-designed to handle all the details. With just one click, Smart Photo Fix (SPF) Technology automatically brings new life to old photos with color restoration for faded photos, red-eye reduction and auto enhancement features. The scanner is designed to handle precious memories with Dynamic Skew Correction (DSC) and a sophisticated multi-roller paper feed design to automatically correct the angle at which a photo or document enters the scanner. FastFoto also includes a special handling sheet to protect small, old, damaged, or fragile photos, while the Ultrasonic Sensor allows Double Feed Detection to help avoid missing any photos or mis-feeds, and Auto Size Detection makes it easy to scan multiple sizes in a single stack.

In addition to photos, the FastFoto scanning system is a powerful document scanner for children’s artwork, bills and invoices, or other home or business documents. Scanning as fast as 45 ppm/90 ipm2. FastFoto 640 Photo Scanner will scan documents to email, an online storage account, or any folder on your PC. FastFoto includes a TWAIN, is compatible with Windows and Mac OS and includes OCR software for creating searchable PDFs or scanning into editable formats like Word® and Excel® files.

See the video below to see the FastFoto FF-640 in action.

Here’s a quick rundown of the Epson FastPhoto FF-640 features:

  • World’s Fastest Photo Scanner – scan thousands of photos as fast as one photo per second1 at 300 dpi
  • High-Quality Scans – Scan images from wallet-sized to panoramic photos at up to 600 dpi
  • Custom FastFoto Software – Bring new life to old photos automatically with Smart Photo Fix (SPF) Technology, red-eye reduction and color enhancement features
  • Single-Step Technology – Single scan captures image and handwritten notes on the back
  • Special Design – Special handling sheet, custom rollers and paper path to accommodate fragile photos
  • Perfect Picture Imaging System – Epson’s proprietary image-processing technology optimizes image quality across printers, projectors and scanners
  • Do More Than Just Photos – Scan and save documents and memorabilia; scan documents as fast as 45 ppm/90 ipm2
  • Organize Documents – Includes Document Capture Pro to create searchable PDFs for easy retrieval and ABBYY® FineReader® to scan to editable files
  • Ideal for Life’s Special Events – Easily create slideshows, displays and more for anniversaries, weddings and family reunions

The FastFoto scanner comes with Epson’s top-of-the-line service and support, including a one-year limited warranty. For more information and availability, please visit

The Epson FastFoto FF-640 (MSRP $649.99) is now from Amazon.

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