4800dpi+ Ubuntu scanner recommendation

I need a high resolution scanner for a project that I’m working on and it needs to work with Ubuntu.  I’ve spent a lot of time comparing the SANE hardware compatibility list with local computer vendors’ sites with almost no luck at all.

From what I can tell the Epson Perfection V600 is the best bet.  It does 6400×9600 dpi and is fairly affordable at $210.58 (at Amazon.com now).  The SANE compatibility list has it marked as “GOOD”, which worries me a little, but according to the SANE compatibility legend, it should support all the basic features.

    • SD
    • February 1st, 2010

    Did you end up getting a scanner? If so, which one?

    I think the scanner listed as supported on the SANE page is a “600”, not “V600″.

    This page says the “V600″ is not supported:
    http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-cvs.html

    • admin
    • February 10th, 2010

    You’re right – I misread the SANE hardware list, and I realized it just after the one I ordered had been shipped. It was really easy to get working in Ubuntu though, and I’ve written a little more at http://learn.rrproject.com/2010/02/epson-perfection-v600-on-ubuntu-linux/

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