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    Good scanner?

    My dad is after a decent scanner for scanning and printing images.

    He'll be getting a Canon i-somethingorother printer, depending on the price, his current scanner is an abomination.

    I have a lovely Umax Firewire job, but I think it's a bit OTT for him. Any suggestions?

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    I am very impressed with my Canon N670U or something, but it's discontinued

    It's the same as the slimline LIDE ones they do now
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    These slim scanners put me off a tad. I've only ever seen crap ones. My beastly deep flatbed scans in seconds and looks like it could take a nuclear blast.

    I do remember seeing a see-through one a couple of weeks ago that looked pretty funky though, however I doubt it's at all suitable for my dad really.
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    Canon 3200F ~£60
    USB2 so very fast (assuming your PC has USB2)
    Decent image quality, software bundle a bit light (if he has PSP or Photoshop they are better than bundled photo editor)
    Also has a negative /slide carrier for occasional film scans.

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    Yeah that see through one is the HP Scanjet 4670. Nice idea and does the job but not brilliantly as far as the reviews go.
    I'd agree with Buff about the 3200F it has got some good reviews and the one Ive used does a very nice job of scanning slides. It is pretty cheap as well at around £60

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    I'd go along with Buff, depending on budget. Canon 8000F is a great bit of kit but about 120ish new (pixmania). Got one for a friend and it is extremely nice but she does a lot of photographic work.

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    get the canon 8000F, ive got it and im sure your dad would be impressed!

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