The Visioneer OneTouch 8600 scanner is designed with personal use and small home-business scanning in mind. Small and compact, easy to set and operate, the 8600 features an optimal 600 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution (2,400 dpi enhanced). The parallel or USB interface permits virtual plug-and-play ease, so you can be on your way to scanning crisp black text, consistently reliable color, and photo-realistic scanning in no time.
The OneTouch 8600 single-pass scanner with 36-bit color depth has an 8.5-by-11.69-inch scanning area. Five one-touch buttons allow you to fax, copy, e-mail, or publish documents with a single touch. The optical character recognition (OCR) program is a package component, allowing you to scan text for speedy editing. Also in the software bundle is PaperPort Deluxe, which scans directly to network drives for sharing documents and images within work groups. MGI PhotoSuite II SE supports modification of images so you can touch up, organize, create, show, and share photos.
If you’re short on counter space, the OneTouch 8600 is just under 17 by 12 by 4 inches, so it moves easily to a shelf or closet for storing until needed again. The OneTouch 8600 comes with PaperPort Deluxe, TextBridge Pro 8 OCR, MGI PhotoSuite II SE, WebPublisher Link, PictureWorks PhotoEnhancer, Internet Explorer 4.01, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. With all this software and one-step setup, this scanner couldn’t be more practical for PC owners. –Barbara Price
- 600 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution
- 36-bit color, 14-bit gray scale
- PC compatible
- Parallel or USB interface
- Fast single-pass method