Bulletin It contains important information regarding: 20th May 2004 Page 1 of 3 • EPSON launch the new EXPRESSION 10000XL A3 scanner for the demanding graphic art and business users • Scanner range update EPSON announces the new EXPRESSION 10000XL A3 scanner “The scanner for professional graphic artists, designers and business users” EPSON is pleased to announce the immediate release of the EXPRESSION 10000XL high speed A3 scanner, which replaces the EXPRESSION 1640 XL. EPSON’s EXPRESSION 10000XL A3 scanner has been designed for demanding graphic art and business users. With its 2400 dpi resolution, 3.8 optical density, network connectivity and high speed scanning capability, the EXPRESSION 10000XL is the scanning solution for the scanning perfectionist. Specifications • 2400 x 4800 dpi with Matrix CCD technology and Auto Focus • High Optical Density of 3.8 – rivalling many dedicated drum scanners • Flexible Scanning – Up to A3 size for a variety of scanning applications. • High Speed – optional moving carriage type A3 Transparency Unit (TPU) with new lamps for faster film scanning 2 of 3 High Image Quality With an improved Matrix CCD (Charge Coupled Device) technology the EXPRESSION 10000XL’s 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution scans exhibit incredible levels of detail and gradation reproduction. This is particularly evident in the output from transparency and negative scans where the original is slightly elevated from the glass by one of the scanner’s bundled film holders. By utilising an advanced Auto Focus optics system, the scanner automatically determines the optimal pinpoint focus up to 6mm above the glass. Rivalling the quality of even many drum scanners, the EXPRESSION 10000XL has a maximum optical density of 3.8, ensuring high-quality print-ready negative and transparency scans can be made within the graphic arts studio. The result is a major saving in time and money. A3 Size Scanning For graphics professionals, the EXPRESSION 10000XL’s ability to scan at any size up to A3 is a major benefit. Now, documents such as brochures, magazine spreads and CAD/GIS drawings up to A3 can be scanned in a single pass. Adding even further to its broad scanning flexibility are the two-up A4 scanning and with an optional Auto Document Feeder (ADF) the time-consuming task of scanning multiple page documents is simplified. High Speed Scanning Quality without a speed compromise is one of the EXPRESSION 10000XL’s greatest advantages. And with a High-Bright Xenon Lamp for zero warm-up time, a new bluish lamp to increase scanning speed for negatives, and on-board ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) to image processing, the EXPRESSION 10000XL delivers the speed performance required in even the most demanding of graphic arts environments. Film Scanning Capable of applying scanning templates, the EXPRESSION 10000XL optional Transparency Unit (TPU) makes incredibly light work of scanning multiple negatives and transparencies. With bundled film holders, powerful scanning software and an integrated, light-weight, high speed all-in-one moving carriage TPU the EXPRESSION 10000XL delivers simultaneous scanning of up to: 2 x 24 frames of 35 mm strip film 2 x 15 frames of 35 mm mounted film 2 x 6 frames of medium format 120/220 (6 x 18cm) strip film 2 x 4 frames of 4 x 5-inch film 3 of 3 Highly Flexible Connectivity Along with the standard USB 2.0 and IEEE1394 (FireWire®) interfaces for highspeed data transmission, the EXPRESSION 10000XL can be connected directly to a local area network using the optional Network Image Express Card. In environments where multiple users require access to the scanner’s speed, quality and versatility this represents major benefits in productivity and time/money savings. Total Control With the EXPRESSION 10000XL, the user has total control over the entire scanning process – from initial scanning right through to image editing. The EPSON Scan driver features Colour Restoration, Dust Removal and Grain Reduction functions to improve the appearance of scanned images. These images are processed in the ASIC hardware to reduce the scanner’s dependence on the PC’s processor and RAM capacity. Other bundled software includes: SilverFast Ai 6 and Photoshop Elements 2.