Microtek Introduces ScanMaker i800 Photo & Film Scanner
Microtek(R) ScanMaker(R) i800 Delivers Professional Photo and Film Scanning Capabilities, First-Class Features and Premium Value; High-Resolution Scanner Includes Microtek's EZ-Lock(TM) Film Holders and Microtek's PictuRescue(TM) for High Quality Results
CARSON, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sept. 26, 2005 -- Microtek USA, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, is shipping the ScanMaker i800, a high-resolution scanner that combines professional features, versatility, power and convenience at a great price.
The unit can handle multiple film sizes including 24 frames of 35mm filmstrips, 12 mounted 35mm slides, two 4" x 5"transparencies, and medium format up to 6 x 17 cm panoramic. Featuring 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution, the i800 allows users to create poster-size images from photos and film. It also has a large 8.5" x 14" reflective scanning area to accommodate legal-size documents and batch scanning of photos or film.
EZ-Lock Film Holders and TMA with Moving Light Source
The ScanMaker i800 includes Microtek's exclusive EZ-Lock Film Holders with spring-actuated tension grips (patent pending) for 4" x 5" and medium-format film to keep film perfectly flat for clear, superbly focused scans from edge to edge. Also, all of the holders lock into place on the scan bed to ensure perfect alignment and quality scans, while the EZ-Lock film holder hardware and software system automatically detects film quantity and format -- and even automatically crops the frames to further simplify scanning.
The newest member of Microtek's family of leading-edge scanners features an integrated TMA with its own moving light source for even, consistent color scans in true 48-bit color.
Complete Photo Reconstruction and Color Restoration
The ScanMaker i800 also comes equipped with Microtek's exclusive PictuRescue system featuring Kodak DIGITAL ICE Technology and ColorRescue(TM). With the touch of one button, the software removes creases, dust and scratches from faded photographs and film. Microtek's ColorRescue automatically restores faded color.
Only Microtek offers users a choice of either automatic or manual photo print reconstruction of damaged photographs. The manual mode, available exclusively on Microtek's scanners, allows users to choose different levels of Digital ICE adjustments to repair damage in isolated areas of a picture.
Your Choice of Scanning Software
In addition to the high-quality hardware, the ScanMaker i800 features two scanning software packages -- for the family, or for the professional power user. For the power user, the ScanMaker i800 bundles a new enhanced version of ScanWizard(TM) Pro and features NegaMatch(TM) for negative film optimization.
For the family, scrapbooker or small office, the ScanMaker i800 includes its award-winning ScanWizard 5 scanning software.
This sleekly designed scanner comes with a comprehensive software suite that includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, Microtek LAN Wizard Network Software, Adobe Photoshop Album, Ulead Photo Explorer, and Kodak DS color management software. Microtek Scan, Copy, E-mail, OCR and scan-to-PDF utilities are also included. The ScanMaker i800 includes a USB 2.0 cable, FireWire cable, power adapter and power cord and has a one-year limited warranty.
The ScanMaker i800 is priced at $399.99 SRP and is compatible with Windows or Macintosh. The ScanMaker i800 is available through Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Wynit, B&H Photo, Calumet, Samy's Camera, VARs, mail order and online resellers. It is also available directly through Microtek at store.microtek.com. For more information about Microtek or any of its products, visit the company's Web site at www.microtekusa.com