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Expression 1640XL / ES-8500

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  • DIN A3 flatbed scanner
  • Optical Resolution: 1.600 x 3.200 dpi
  • Color Depth: 42bit (internal & external)
  • Transparency Unit optionally available
The Epson Expression 1640XL is a large flatbed scanner, which is also suitable for archiving 35mm slides. SilverFast scanner software is already included with the scanner.
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Scanner and SilverFast Software Box

SilverFast Software

This high-quality scanner deserves a particularly high-quality software. SilverFast Ai Studio offers the ultimate in functionality. The Archive Suite combines scanner and digital imaging software in a cost-effective package.

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Support & Forum

Support & Forum

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Epson Expression 1640XL / ES-8500: Price Calculator

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Epson Expression 1640XL / ES-8500: Compatibility & Features

Compatibility & Features

Find out which operating system SilverFast supports for your scanner and which special features are available for your particular device.

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Press & Reviews

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