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November 1, 2005

Microtek Shipping ScanMaker i800

Microtek USA, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, is shipping the ScanMaker i800, a high-resolution scanner that combines professional features, versatility, power and convenience at a great price.

"Our customers have told us that they want technology that lets them tackle whatever scanning tasks come along," says Michael Ford, product manager at Microtek. "The ScanMaker i800 brings together all of the professional scanning features that users have come to expect--with an affordable price tag of $399.99."

The unit can handle multiple film sizes including 24 frames of 35mm filmstrips , 12 mounted 35mm slides, two 4" x 5" transparencies, and medium format up to 6 x 17 cm panoramic. The scanner, which features 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution, allows users to create poster-size images from photos and film. The ScanMaker i800 also features a large 8.5" x 14" reflective scanning area to accommodate legal-size documents and batch scanning of photos or film.

EZ-Lock Film Holders and TMA with Moving Light Source
The ScanMaker i800 includes Microtek's exclusive EZ-Lock Film Holders with spring-
actuated tension grips (patent pending) for 4" x 5" and medium-format film to keep film
perfectly flat for clear, superbly focused scans from edge to edge. Also, all of the holders lock
into place on the scan bed to ensure perfect alignment and quality scans, while the EZ-Lock film
holder hardware and software system automatically detects film quantity and format--and
even automatically crops the frames to further simplify scanning.

The newest member of Microtek's family of leading-edge scanners features an integrated TMA with its own moving light source for even, consistent color scans in true 48-bit color. The device captures trillions of colors in one pass, creating true-to-life color reproduction
and providing more subtle detail in the shadows and highlights than lower-priced scanners can
supply.

Complete Photo Reconstruction and Color Restoration
The ScanMaker i800 also comes equipped with Microtek's exclusive PictuRescue system
with Kodak DIGITAL ICE Technology and ColorRescue. With the touch of one button, the
software removes creases, dust and scratches from faded photographs and film. Microtek's ColorRescue automatically restores faded color. Only Microtek offers users a choice of either automatic or manual photo print reconstruction of damaged photographs. The manual mode, available exclusively on Microtek's scanners, allows users to choose different levels of Digital ICE adjustments to repair damage in isolated areas of a picture.

The ScanMaker i800 includes seven easily customizable Smart-Touch buttons plus a
power button. Users can use Smart Touch to readily access favorite capabilities with the press of
a button. For example, users can choose to repair damaged photos, scan images and send them
directly to a chosen application, print high-quality color copies quickly and easily, perform
OCR text-scanning accurately or create a PDF, and e-mail images.

Your Choice of Scanning Software
In addition to the high-quality hardware, the ScanMaker i800 features two scanning software
packages--for the family, or for the professional power user. For the power user, the ScanMaker i800
bundles a new enhanced version of ScanWizard Pro for direct scanning to RGB, CMYK, LAB and
indexed color. It features NegaMatch for negative film optimization and lets you select individual film brands, types and ISO settings to accurately reproduce color for dozens of the most popular negative film profiles. ScanWizard Pro also allows the user to create custom negative film profiles.
For the family, scapbooker or small office, the ScanMaker i800 includes its award-winning
ScanWizard 5 scanning software. It features a friendly, simple control panel for straightforward scanning and offers settings that automatically determine the size of a photo or document, adjust color, brightness and contrast for optimum results. With ScanWizard 5, the ScanMaker i800's Smart Touch buttons make scanning easy and convenient.

ScanWizard 5 is a powerful, versatile scan management tool that turns this high-resolution
scanner into a multi-function powerhouse. In addition, ScanWizard 5 offers an Advanced Mode. While
the automatic mode is appropriate for most applications, the Advanced Mode allows the user to access more sophisticated features and filters.

More Features
This sleekly designed scanner comes with a comprehensive software suite that includes
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, Microtek LAN Wizard
Network Software, Adobe Photoshop Album, Ulead Photo Explorer, and Kodak DS color
management software. Microtek Scan, Copy, E-mail, OCR and scan-to-PDF utilities are also
included. The ScanMaker i800 comes with a USB 2.0 cable, FireWire cable, power adapter and
power cord and has a one-year limited warranty.

The ScanMaker i800 is priced at $399.99 SRP and is compatible with Windows or
Macintosh. The ScanMaker i800 is available through Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Wynit, B&H
Photo, Calumet, Samy's Camera, VARs, mail order and online resellers. It is also available
directly through Microtek at store.microtek.com. For more information about Microtek or any
of its products, visit the company's Web site at www.microtekusa.com.

About Microtek
Founded in 1980, Microtek International, Inc. is headquartered in Science-based Industry Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company has a strong global presence, with major operations and distribution channels in 53 countries around the world. Microtek Lab, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Microtek International, Inc., is located at 16941 Keegan Avenue, Carson, CA 90746. Information about Microtek can be found at www.microtek.com.

Posted by drjay32 at November 1, 2005 2:15 AM