Epson Expression 10000XL

High-Quality Large Format Scanning

Professional graphic artists or photographers who produce a large volume of high quality digital images will be well served by the Epson Expression 10000XL scanner as the 10000XL has received high marks from those professionals already using it. The 10000XL has many features included that will improve the productivity of the professional graphics studio.

Basic Features

The Expression 10000XL is a large-format flatbed scanner with 2,400 dpi scanning resolution, 48-bit internal color depth, and 3.8 optical density. The scanner features a sophisticated six line alternate color CCD and an auto focus optics system. A zoom function provides a zoom in 1% increments from 50% to 200%. The scanner operates at high speeds of 2.7 ms/line at 1,200 dpi. There is an optional automatic document feeder available. It can scan a maximum of thirty 35 mm slides, forty-eight 35 mm negatives, and eight 4 inch X 5 inch transparencies. A transparency unit is available as an optional accessory.

Among the more popular features of the 10000XL is the batch scanning functionality. With batch scanning the artist can scan several images at one time. Batch scanning functionality is a great time saver. In one scan you can do the work that several scans would have taken.

Scanning Software

A software bundle is included with the 10000XL. The Epson Expression 10000XL connects to either the MAC or a PC via standard USB or Firewire ports. The 10000XL is network-compatible and can be connected to a computer network (a network adapter is included). The MonacoEZcolor with reflective IT8 Target is a part of the software bundle as well is Photoshop Elements. Also included is the ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR software application.

Accurate high quality image duplication will be attained with the powerful software applications included with the Expression 10000XL. Old photographs with faded color can be have their original colors restored. Dust can be removed and grain reduced when film is being scanned. A limited warranty for a one year is included with the purchase.

Reviews of the Epson Expression 10000XL

There has been some critical feedback about the noise level. However, this is a minor complaint when compared to the increased productivity the owner will enjoy. Buyers have high expectations because of the high price of this scanner. Comments from users indicated that these expectations have been met.

The Expression 10000XL has a retail cost of up to $2,500 and is therefore not an inexpensive scanner but that is because it was designed for the professional graphic arts or photography studio. Hopefully this review of the Epson Expression 10000XL makes it clear how the professional photographer or graphic artist will improve their productivity when they add it to their studio.