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Epson Perfection 4990 Scanners Offer Range, Transparency

Epson Perfection 4990 Epson Perfection 4990

Epson’s newest flatbed scanners incorporate a higher Dmax for greater dynamic range and a larger transparency unit than predecessor models. The Perfection 4990 Photo and Perfection 4990 Pro scanners both have built-in 8x10 transparency units with moving carriages and lamps optimized for film scans. The TPU is almost 50 percent larger than the predecessor models. It includes film holders that support eight 35mm mounted slides, four 35mm film strips up to 24 frames, and three to six medium-format frames or two 4x5 frames. It also has an 8x10 guide for transparencies and proof sheets without film holders.

Both models have maximum hardware resolutions of 4,800 by 9,600 dpi, 48-bit color and up to 4 Dmax for color accuracy and image detail. The Perfection 4990 uses Epson’s ColorTrue II Imaging System, which integrates hardware, optics and image processing to achieve accurate color reproduction and reduced noise.

The scanners’ technology automatically repairs physical defects such as scratches, tears and bends, as well as dust from scanned images from both film and prints. They also have Easy Photo Fix technology for color restoration and dust removal, which automatically restores faded and damaged color photographs, slides or negatives. The scanners are priced at $449 for the 4990 Photo and $599 for the 4990 Pro.

Additional Info

  • Company: Epson
  • Company Phone #: 800-463-7766