Santa Fe Springs, CA—Plustek Technology Inc., a provider of imaging scanners, released the Plustek ePhoto Z300, a new single-sheet scanner that is specifically designed to digitize photos without scratching or harming them.
The ePhoto Z300 features a protected scanning path via elevated rollers that provide a soft media touch. The scanned photo will only be handled by the roller, without causing damage. In addition, with most flatbed photo scanners, users need four steps to scan: lift the scanner’s lid; lay the photos out one-by-one on the scanning bed; close the lid; and scan. The ePhoto Z300 replaces all these steps with a single picture insertion. Once the photo has been detected, the scanner grabs it and scans it automatically.
ePhoto Z300 is bundled with software that includes useful photo enhancement tools and effects to fine-tune the scanned images.
“The ePhoto Z300 makes it easy to convert your old photo albums, which is especially nice during the holidays,” said Robert Fuchs, marketing manager for Plustek USA. “The ePhoto is designed to take in photos one-by-one to ensure smooth scanning and turn them into high-quality digital images, ensuring they will keep forever.”
Key features of the ePhoto Z300 scanner include: a CCD sensor developed to capture a high quality of colors; the ability to detect and scan photos automatically; soft-touched rollers to protect photos from scratches; and the capability to scan both documents and photos up to 8.5 inches wide.
Bundled with the scanner is ABBYY FineReader 9.0 OCR and NewSoft Presto! software. The Plustek ePhoto Z300 is priced at $199. plustek.com