Epson Australia has launched its FastFoto FF-680W high-speed photo and document scanner in Australia with an RRP of $799.
Epson characterises the FF-680W as ‘the world’s fastest personal photo scanner’. It will scan up to 36 photos per batch at 300dpi ‘as fast as’ one photo per second. Scanning at the optical limit of 600dpi will take conmsiderably longer, although Epson doesn’t provide hard data on higher resolution scanning.
The FF-680W scanner handles postcards, panoramic photos up to 36 inches and Polaroid photos and the FastFoto software provides some editing, photo restoration and file organising functions.
An ‘Easy Auto-Upload’ feature connects the scanner to external services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
‘There was clearly a need for an ultra-fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitise hard copy photos often stored in albums or boxes and vulnerable to many kinds of irreversible damage. The new FastFoto FF-680W not only saves these photos but also comes with a host of new features, making it easier to save and bring memories back to life using the latest digital technology,’ said Bruce Bealby, general manager, Sales & Marketing, Epson Australia Consumer Division. (This is the second generation FastFoto scanner – the original wasn’t released in Australia.
The FF-680W scanner is also a powerful document scanner and enables document editing via Nuance OmniPage Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which enables users to create searchable PDFs, plus editable Word and Excel files.
FastFoto FF-680W Features:
– Flexible Scanning — offers modes for easy sharing (300 dpi), archiving (600 dpi TIFF) and enlarging (1200 dpi ‘interpolated’);
– Handles multiple sizes in one batch;
– Powerful Document Scanning — includes Epson ScanSmart Software with OCR; scan receipts, tax records, wills, and more, up to 45 ppm/90 ipm;
– Includes both USB and wireless connectivity;
– ‘Perfect Picture’ imaging system — revives old photos with auto enhancement, colour restoration, red-eye reduction, de-skew, crop, and rotate;
– Single-Step Technology — capture both the image and any handwritten notes on the back in a single scan.
Pricing and Availability
The Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner is available now at $799. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.