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Epson - Perfection V39 Flatbed Color Image Scanner - Black

Model: Epson Perfection V39 - B11B232201SKU: 3700476

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 385 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

    Posted
    ReviewerPT
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    The V39 is a basic scanner. It appears to be the same as the V19 with some extra software included. It will probably suit the occasional user, but it is clear that Epson cut some corners to save a few cents. The USB-to-micro USB cable that comes with it is about 4 feet long - not nearly long enough to reach from the desk to the back of a tower computer on the floor with enough room to move the computer to plug it in. Plan to buy your own cable. This scanner doesn't have a power button. It gets its power from the USB connection (no separate power supply), so if you care about products that use energy when they aren't needed, or if you care that it will drain your laptop battery even when you don't need the scanner, this is a bad design. (Epson says you can unplug the USB cable when it isn't needed. Really?) The top and sides of the scan are cropped by about 1/8 inch, and this can't be changed. Would it have hurt to design it with another 1/8 inch of travel so the scan shows the entire document on the glass? I guess that's just another penny-pinching design choice. Scans from this scanner are more washed-out than scans from my old Microtek scanner, but keeping the Microtek wasn't an option because there wasn't a Win7 driver for it. Maybe I can adjust the settings to get better scans, but that precludes using the basic Auto settings. Scan time is 10 seconds (300 dpi) or 30 seconds (600 dpi), but that is a published spec, so I knew that before buying it. If you do lots of scanning, you may want something faster. In summary, if you need a scanner infrequently, and you are primarily scanning documents, then this should be fine, but if you will use it more often or will primarily use it for photo scanning, I suggest spending a bit more for a different model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Scanner - Highly Recommend

    Posted
    KMEDrums
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    I wound up purchasing this scanner in an emergency up in Nashua, NH. I had a death in the family and I needed to scan a bunch of old hard copy pictures (into my laptop) I located for the funeral. I have a high end scanner in the office (Texas), but that was not an option. "This was the low cost and quick solution I needed." I must have scanned 200 pictures in a small amount of time. The Epson V39 scanner is efficient (fast), scans are excellent quality, and absolutely no issues (ran like a champ). Setup was quick and easy (have always liked Epson scanning software). I was able to get 300 dpi scans with minimum compression quickly with not overly-large files. There is no power supply so the USB chord revs up the scanner (plug and play). I had intended to leave the scanner with one of my relatives, but I liked it so much I am now using it at home. It is small enough to tuck-away on a work desk. I was also able to carry it on the plane trip back to Texas easily (the size of a large laptop, it fit in my backpack easily). I will note that there is no on and off button - the USB signal turns it on. If you leave your computer running 24/7 this may be an issue (will need to unplug it). I have my computer set to sleep after a certain amount of time, and the Epson turns itself off once the computer is at rest. Once you log in again it turns back on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Inexpensive USB-Powered Scanner

    Posted
    Brian
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    It is a decent enough scanner. Price is right, and it works well with Windows 10. It is lightweight, and somewhat flimsy or fragile, though. The images look good. There is only one selection offering 24 bit color, no 48 bit color option, so be warned. This scanner is good, really good. Electric power to the device is provided through it's USB cord to the computer, which can be limiting if you wish to have your scanner any distance from your computer. Get a longer USB cord if you need to use your scanner far from your computer. This scanner is quiet and fast. It is really good....I like it. But it is not great. I have offered up two scans I took, one from older scanner and one from this one. My older scanner took the darker scan, and it is more accurate as to what this coin looks like. This Epson V39 is not as true to what the coin actually looks like in hand. Still good, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice minimalistic style scanner

    Posted
    peterbarco
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    1. Very lightweight and compact so does not take up a lot of space. 2. Only one cable, USB powered, no need for bulky A/C adapters. 3. It has a built-in kick stand, which allows you to place on table vertically instead of flat. 4. No warm-up time is required, thanks to Epson's ReadyScan LED Technology (from Epson's website). I hadn't used scanners others than the iPhone app for some time so this reminded me the old times when you had to wait 5 minutes for your first scan. 5. Sharp image quality (4800 dpi), adjustable in settings if you need lighter file sizes. (1) and (2) make it a great choice for scanning on the go. I carry it in a small backpack toghether with my Macbook Pro with no hassle. (3) is good for desk real estate optimization Disclaimer: I haven't used it for large whole day scanning sessions but after roughly a hundred pictures scanned it is still working perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This Scanner!

    Posted
    EHStafford
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    I bought this scanner to scan old family photos. I set the full auto mode to 1200 dpi and selected color correction because I wanted to enlarge some of the photos; otherwise the 300 dpi is fine for a one-to-one scan. The best part about the auto mode is that it will automatically select and crop a photo from the 4 (multiple) photos I put on the scanner. It scans each photo, color corrects it and saves it in a file. It makes scanning photos easy!! The scanner is portable and connected easily to my MacBook Pro. I visited my Mom and Dad who are in their 80s and scanned some of their photos. My Mom found it easy to use so I left it with them (I set it up for their PC). Both the Mac and the PC setups were simple. One item to note: if you don't have a CD player, you'll need to download the software from the website which was easy. The other item to note is that you MUST have the software installed before you plug the scanner into your computer. Fantastic scanner. Now I'll have to buy another one for myself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets an "A+"In My Book.

    Posted
    Evan
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    I recently started AND finished a HUGE scanning project. My parent's had about 20 photo albums; each one holding anywhere from 200-500 photos in each. I bought this scanner because it was in my price range, and I didn't want to go through the hassle of sending off personal photos and paying someone else to scan them. I feel that if I can do it, I don't need to pay anyone else to. I could scan four 4x6 photos or smaller at a time. Each scan (which four photos on the glass), takes about 2 minutes if you scan the photos in 400 dpi. In the end, I ended up scanning about 4,000 photos. It took a little under two months because I would only scan on my off days. If you take your time and do it right, it comes out perfect. The software is really easy to use as well. My only complaint, is that I hate the fact that you have to scan an Overview first, and then scan each photo again. I wish you could plop four photos down and only scan once. But since each photo is different, and also different sizes, it's best to just deal with it. I wish it was FASTER!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It's Really a 24-bit Scanner, Buyer Beware!

    Posted
    SK33

    Although the specs on the box indicate this as a scanner capable of 48-bit depth input, it is only capable of 24-bit. You may not notice this if you are simply scanning photos for home use, in which case this scanner will probably work for you. But if you are buying a scanner in order to scan fine art to send to your print guy (like I did), this is a big problem unless your work is all black and white, because 24-bit color scanners are not capable of picking up some of the deeper color tones. I realized this was not really a 48-bit scanner when there was no option in the pull-down menu to scan in 48-bit mode. The Epson technician I talked to over the phone told me himself that, although it says it's capable of 48-bit, it really only offers 24-bit, and that the scanner I want is another model -Epson Perfection v600- which costs about 209.00. So buyer beware. If you want 48-bit, this is not the one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    a step down from Perfection V33

    Posted
    TexDeb
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    I loved my perfection V33, but alas, after many years of use, the scanner bulb burned out. What I loved about the V33 over the V39 is it was powered (could use the USB Hub to connect) and it was quiet! The V39 has many shortfalls having to do with the the connection. It was not long enough to place in my drawer so I had to purchase a separate, longer cord costing my time and money. I have a Mac, and the Epson Scan software has still not been updated for 64-bit (intel)! It is unfortunate that there are no longer good quality flat bed scanners that are affordable. You get better scanners on the all-in-one products! I prefer a laser printer so I don't want an all-in-one and want a flat bed to slip into my unused top drawer for easy access when needed that does not interfere with my desk space! Short cord not withstanding, I would not recommend this product due to the noise factor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi TexDeb, we thank you for your feedback and apologize for the disappointing experience you’re having with your Epson V39 scanner. We’ll be sure to share the information with our product teams. If you have any other concerns about the product, we’d be happy to help. You can call Epson Support at (562) 276-4382 between 6am – 8pm (PT), Monday – Friday, or from 7am – 4pm (PT) on Saturdays. Sincerely, Matt S.. – The Epson Team Epson

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great light-use scanner for the money

    Posted
    dishrich
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    This is my 1st scanner I have bought, as I used to use one at my office...now that I retired from there, I needed one for myself. I was just wanting one for occasional document scanning & maybe photos also. Obviously for this price, you're not getting one loaded with features...but you ARE getting one that's easy for non-techie's to use, as well as great scan quality, which were my 2 main objectives. Also takes up little space & only requires a USB connection to computer. (yes, no power switch, but I'm using it on a desktop, so not an issue for me) I'll echo what others said re: cutting off of edges; I learned to compensate when I place docs on the glass. While it doesn't have to "warm-up" per se, it does take a tad longer than other scanners; again, not a biggie for occasional use. I've only had it a couple weeks & have only used it on docs; I haven't tried pics yet, so I can't comment on that. Very pleased with it overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Scanner!

    Posted
    jlee

    Ordered this scanner online and it only took 3 days to arrive with no issues. Easy to install and set up. I use it for scanning family photo albums and paperwork and it works great for that. Plenty of settings to adjust photo deterioration issues, but I use another software for that. It takes up very little desk footprint, no bigger than my laptop so if I want to transport it that will not be an issue. I have read some comments about the noise level, but I have not found that to be an issue at all. It's a Lot quieter than the HP all-in-one I was using and much speedier too. I thought the photo separation would make the operation tedious, however I have come to like it after a few scans of getting used to it. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of the border not scanning so you have to be very careful if your photos or docs go all the way to the edge. I expected this after reading reviews before ordering it so I have just worked around it. All in all a great product and would recommend it to others in the digital scrapbooking sphere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic scanner with dedicated function buttons

    Posted
    semitech
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    This is a good basic scanner. The resolution is fine for my purposes, mainly text. The scan is a bit slower and noisier than my Epson V700, but it's not objectionable. The option buttons allow scanning to email, pdf, etc., which will be convenient for many, but require the installation of optional, supplied, software. I opted to use my Mac's Image Capture to do these tasks and did not use the extra software. The scanner is powered by a standard USB port, which conveniently eliminates an external power supply. The USB cable is supplied with the scanner. (But newer Macs with only Thunderbolt/USB C ports will require a cable adapter.) My main use for this scanner is to scan text documents to PDF and then FAX them using my US Robotics 5637 USB Fax Modem. Note to Mac users: You can't use a USB FAX modem on MacOS Sierra, but you can on El Capitan and earlier. (Ask Apple) In summary, this is a very good scanner and a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy flatbed scanner

    Posted
    Becky
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    I bought this flatbed scanner for the sole purpose of scanning old family photos. Initially I started scanning pictures one at a time, and then I got tired of that so I put three or four in thinking I would just crop and separate them later... the scanner automatically recognized there were multiple pictures and separated them as it went. There have been a few times that the scanner would cut off half a picture, and a few times it has had an issue connecting with my computer, but all in all it is a good scanner. I'm not crazy about the software behind it in that you have to keep opening up the program instead of just telling it to scan the next item, but it automatically saves the file in the format you have preset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nightmare on Scanner Street!

    Posted
    Joseph
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    The installation disk reported that all the drivers and other features were successfully installed, but the scanner's window that opened on my computer monitor indicated that the scanner wasn't communicating with my computer. After about an hour on the phone with Epson Customer Service Department, the problem turned out to be a faulty connection between the USB Micro-B connector that came with the unit and the female connection port that it's supposed to fir into. It's a VERY small and flimsy connector that has to not only provide power to the unit but also carry the data! Definitely a faulty design that wasted several hours of my time--not to mention another trip back to Best Buy to look for a different brand of scanner. I'm through with Epson for good!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable

    Posted
    Gator
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    I wanted this to fix some yellowed photos. There’s a big difference between the original and the scanned. On some you don’t even notice they’re yellow or faded. They come out all fresh and clean. Some I struggled with. You just have to work with it. I’m pretty amazed. I saved up my points and then converted to certificates when I bought this, on the advice of the Best Buy guys in photo. Certificates expire, points don’t. It’s a nice scanner. It’s compact. It’s like a notebook. Had no trouble installing. A little trouble find it on my laptop and then how to turn it on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Functional scanner, bad app

    Posted
    SilentMike
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    I purchased this scanner to archive my old college notebooks in digital form. The image quality from this scanner is good. I am happy with the picture results. The app, however, exits after each page is scanned and must be re-opened to scan again. Having to reopen an app each time is irritating when you are scanning hundreds of pages. I realize that this is not a sheet feed scanner, but the process of scanning a document should not require as many steps given that there is a button on the front panel designed to trigger a scan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for black and white documents

    Posted
    Pete
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    I really like the scanner. Had a few issues and uninstalled software and reinstalled to fix a few problems with scanning. I find that the connection with supplied USB plug to back of scanner is very touchy and you get warning on computer screen (Scanner not found or connected.) You check to be sure it's in proper and tight and it works. The control buttons on front of scanner only work with them scanning to PDF. I can live with that. I am happy so far that it scans what I want, when I need to scan papers. I won't use as much as others do but for the money, it will serve my purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    setup was very involved

    Posted
    disappointed
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    When this item= was purchased, had no idea that set up would be nightmarish. My Mac had upgraded and had to go thru Epson to get codes and updated instructions in order to make it happen. In addition, had to have apple support help. I would have rather returned it. Only reason, I did not was that I lived far from the nearest Best Buy store. Now, I am looking to learn how to scan item after item rather than start over after each one. All this being said, I am not a computer dummy, but the process made me feel very frustrated.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi, we apologize that you are having issues with your scanner. Your Epson V39 includes free technical support for the life of your product, you can find information in the online user guide found here https://files.support.epson.com/docid/cpd4/cpd42186.pdf Our Epson Support Team would be happy to help and can be reached at (562) 276-4382; Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm PT; Saturday, 7am – 4pm PT. Sincerely, Eddie – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a low end scanner

    Posted
    Pathrider
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    I did a great deal of research before choosing this scanner and I was not disappointed. Epson has a solid reputation for its quality and performance and they proved it to me after doing my first test scan. The scan actually looked better than the print I had! If I was going to say something negative I would say that I don't like all the plastic and would question its durability in the long haul, but, after all, it is an relatively inexpensive scanner. If you are looking for an inexpensive scanner and are on a budget than this scanner would be a solid choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a really great scanner for black and white

    Posted
    RudhFaron
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    I use this for documents. It makes crisp and clean scans in black and white. The color is somewhat faded out, but I'm not using it for color scans. This scanner is very portable. I travel with it and have a lot of legal documents that I have to make copies of. You can scan multiple pages into one file. Also one of the really good things is that it is powered from the computer through the same USB port that transfers the data. In other words, only one external connection for both power and data.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great scanner

    Posted
    laacat2
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    I bought the color scanner to start the huge process of scanning old family photos 1920s through 1940s all in black and white. I have scanned 100 so far--8x10 to small photo booth photos. Also some are faded or torn. I have used other scanners before but wasn't sure if this was up to the task of scanning so many. I am glad I purchased it. I have used some scanners that freeze up and you have to shut down and restart. That has only happened a few times out of 100. I think it has more to do with user error! I highly recommend this scanner. It is a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend