Anyone used the Microtek Scanmaker X6EL?

Anyone used the Microtek Scanmaker X6EL?

Post by Todd L. Cignett » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Has anyone tried this scanner- it was just announced, and hard to find, but
I like the features: 36 bit color scanner with flatbed and transparency
adapter, all for ~$250 US.  I'd like to know more about the quality though.


-Todd L. Cignetti


Anyone used the Microtek Scanmaker X6EL?

Post by robert lagerstro » Tue, 21 Jul 1998 04:00:00

I have a Microtek ScanMaker e-6.  It is very fluky and I never know if it
will run or not.  Constantly have to re-installdrivers, Etc.

It should be known, though that I have a flatbe, neg scanner, cd-R,
Zippdrive and an internal SCSI III UFUW all hooked up to a Adaptec 2940.  I
am sure I have exceed 10' of SCSI cable so I really have no one to blame
but myself for stretching the SCSI limits past spec.

However, even if I unplug all but the Microtek, I still cross my fingers
whsen I scan through Photoshop that it won't lock up. The "scan to printer"
utility is useless as it scans a full 8.5 x 11 page and prints it out at
about 25% on the printer.  If I use Corel Scan to go to printer directly, I
get a full page (unless the scanner locks the application.

I hop[e someone has a dependable scaaner so I can chunk this one.  Or get
some GOOD update drivers fro mine (doubt it since it is over a year old)

Rob Lagerstrom
Streamline Studio, Inc
Birmimgham, Al


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I just found one of these in a closet at work, and would like to get it
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Microtek says it's obsolete, and they only support it for a fee.

It's a slide scanner, but how good is it? Do I even care to get it running?

What kind of driver do I need to import scans into Photoshop?

Thanks, Isaac

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