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Expression 1680 Special Edition Flatbed Scanner
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Epson Expression 1680 Special Edition Flatbed Scanner

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The high-performance EPSON Expression 1680 is Epson's first 1600 x 3200 dpi flatbed scanner to feature 48-bit color and a 3.6 Dmax, for a new level in image quality.

A remarkable breakthrough in high quality imaging, the Epson Expression 1680 is Epson's first 1600 x 3200 dpi flatbed scanner to feature 48-bit color and a 3.6 Dmax. Optimized to deliver enhanced colors, subtle highlights, and sharp shadow detail, this affordable scanner sets a new standard in image quality.

The Epson Expression 1680 blazes through each scan with reliable performance and minimum noise. Our exclusive ColorTrue II Imaging System and MatrixCCD technology combine custom optics, a xenon lamp, Dynamic Range Control, and superior image processing.

With the highest price/performance ratio in its category, this durable unit is perfect for busy graphics professionals and photographers. Quickly and accurately, it delivers extraordinary results with virtually any original, from reflective media up to 8.5" x 11.7" and 35mm to 8" x 10" transparencies (optional transparency unit required). Its quick-and-easy batch scanning capabilities help your customers increase productivity, while its Dual-Focus Mechanism, in combination with its custom film holders, eliminates "Newton Ring" problems.

The scanner supports both USB and SCSI connectivity. And, with the optional high-speed FireWire interface, it's compatible with both the Power Mac G4 and the latest PCs. The Epson Expression 1680-Special Edition includes the Epson Scan scanning software and an electronic reference guide.

Key Features:

1600 x 3200 dpi optical resolution

  • Delivers remarkable resolution and extraordinary image quality

ColorTrue II Imaging System and true 48-bit color depth

  • Produces smooth gradations and outstanding color reproduction
  • Captures over 281 trillion colors (48-bit) and 65,536 shades of gray (16-bit)

Exceptional dynamic range

  • Up to 3.6 Dmax for transparency scanning (with optional transparency adapter)
  • Accurately scans each image
  • Provides enhanced highlights and subtle shadow detail from transparencies
  • Provides intelligent negative scanning for 35mm film strips

Dual-Focus Mechanism

  • Works with custom film holders to eliminate "Newton Rings" for clear, sharp results every time

High-speed scans and previews

  • Offers high speed image processing for increased productivity
  • Creates full color preview in as little as 10 seconds
  • Scans a 35mm slide at 1600 dpi in approximately 65 seconds
  • Scans an 8.5" x 11" color photo at 300 dpi in approximately 23 seconds

USB and SCSI connectivity with optional FireWire interface

  • Provides trouble-free setup and installation for Windows and Macintosh systems


Scanner Type: Flatbed color image scanner
Photoelectric Device: Color MatrixCCD line sensor
Optical Resolution: 1600 dpi
Hardware Resolution: 1600 x 3200 dpi with Micro Step Drive technology
Maximum Resolution: 12800 x 12800 dpi with software interpolation
Effective Pixels13,600 x 18,720 pixels (1600 dpi)
Color Hardware Bit Depth: 48-bits per pixel internal, 48-bits per pixel external (External bit depth is selectable to 48 bits depending on the image editing software.)
Grayscale Hardware Bit Depth: 16-bits per pixel internal, 16-bits per pixel external (External bit depth is selectable to 16 bits depending on the image editing software.)
Optical Density: 3.6 Dmax
Scaling (Zoom): 50% to 200% (1% step)
Brightness: 7 levels
Focus Control: Dual Focus Control

Transparency Unit: Optional
Automatic Document Feeder: Optional
Optional Equipment: 8.5" x 11.7" Transparency Adapter with holders for 35mm slides, film strips, 4" x 5" and 2-1/4" transparencies. 30-page Automatic Document Feeder. IEEE 1394 FireWire Scanner Interface Card.

Hardware and Software Details
Buttons: 1 button; Start
Maximum Read Area: 8.5" x 11.7" (216mm x 297mm)
Light Source: Xenon gas cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Interface: USB 1.1, SCSI-2
Scanning Speed: 1600 dpi draft mode: Monochrome 3.1 msec/line; Full color 9.2 msec/line
Reliability: MCBF - 100,000 cycles
Environment Conditions: Temperature: Operating 41* F to 95* F (5 to 35*C), Humidity: Operating 10% to 80%, storage 10% to 85% (no condensation)
Power Requirements : Voltage: AC100V - 120V, 220V - 240V, Frequency: 50 - 60hz, Power Consumption: 30W operating without optional unit, 50W operating with optional unit.

Windows Requirements: IBM compatible PC with Pentium equivalent or higher processor. SCSI: Requires ASPI-compliant compatible Fast SCSI, Ultra or Ultra 2 SCSI PCI card. USB: USB port equipped systems with Windows 98 Second Edition (factory installed), Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP. IEEE 1394 FireWire: FireWire port equipped PC systems (OHCI compliant) with Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP. 64MB RAM recommended. Additional Windows requirements: CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), mouse or other pointing device.

Macintosh Requirements: PowerPC processor or higher. SCSI: Requires Power Macintosh system with built-in SCSI port or a Mac-compatible PCI SCSI/SCSI-2 card with Mac OS 8.0 to 9.x. USB: iMac, G3, G4 or USB port equipped Power Macintosh system with Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x, OS X 10.1.2 or later. IEEE 1394 FireWire: iMac, G3, G4 and FireWire port equipped Power Macintosh systems with Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x (FireWire updater 2.1 or later required), OS X 10.1.2 or later. 64MB RAM recommended. Additional Macintosh requirements: CD-ROM drive (4x or faster), mouse or other pointing device.

Physical Dimensions: Width: 13.1" (332mm), Depth: 22.1" (562mm), Height: 5.2" (133mm), Weight: 18.7 lb (8.5 kg approx.)

Software: EPSON Scan Scanning Software

Warranty: One year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada

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