a scanner is better than a camera

Epson Expression 10000XL- Graphic Arts Scanner

Sometimes even though I keep my work as analog as I can technology rears it's ugly head. Many of my drawings are sizes that would benefit from being scanned rather than being photographed. Just got a tip on this sweet tool. I've been looking for a scanner for my smaller drawings and digital collage pieces. Nice features/specs. It's on the wish list. Now to find a good price.


  • 2,400 x 4,800 optical resolution, 3.8 Dmax optical density
  • 48-bit color depth, 16-bit grayscale; 50% to 200% zoom
  • A3 sized scanning surface for originals up to 12.2 by 17.2 inches
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, MonacoEZcolor with reflective IT8 Target
  • USB 2.0, Firewire, optional networking; PC and Mac compatible
  • Model: E10000XL-GA
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
  • Scanner Type: Flatbed scanner
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Scanner Interface: Firewire
  • Color Support: Color
  • Media Size Maximum: DIN A3 (12.2 in x 17.2 in)
  • Color Depth: 48-bit color
  • Maximum horizontal resolution: 2400
  • Maximum Vertical Resolution: 4800
  • Media Type: Plain paper
  • Media Load Type: Manual load
  • Minimum system requirements: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.3.x, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Apple MacOS 9.1 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.x
  • Width: 25.8 inches
  • Depth: 18 inches
  • Height: 6.2 inches
  • Weight: 28.7 pounds