Drivers for Heidelberg Linoscan 1400 Scanner? VueScan?

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David WE Roberts

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Hi,

I am about to start assisting a photographer to set up a Heidelberg Linoscan
1400 Scanner under Windows XP.

Obtaining the SCSI II card should be straightforward (but not necessarily
cheap) but given the age of this scanner we are having trouble locating any
drivers.

We have found the VueScan site which offers software plus drivers for $39.95
for the standard edition, but all Google searches seem to turn up for
drivers are the "bend down, grip your ankles and prepare to be shafted"
sites which try to download many things but not the driver.

Does anyone know a safe, reliable source of drivers (preferably free) for
Windows XP?

Is VueScan a good option?

The alternative is to use the SANE drivers under Linux.
I an confortable with Linux but it is likely to be a steep learning curve
for the photographer.

Any suggestions very welcome.

Cheers

Dave R
--
No plan survives contact with the enemy.
[Not even bunny]

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

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Wally

I am about to start assisting a photographer to set up a Heidelberg Linoscan
1400 Scanner under Windows XP.

Obtaining the SCSI II card should be straightforward (but not necessarily
cheap) but given the age of this scanner we are having trouble locating any
drivers.

We have found the VueScan site which offers software plus drivers for $39.95
for the standard edition, but all Google searches seem to turn up for
drivers are the "bend down, grip your ankles and prepare to be shafted"
sites which try to download many things but not the driver.

Does anyone know a safe, reliable source of drivers (preferably free) for
Windows XP?

Is VueScan a good option?
You can download a trial version for free to find out.

Wally
 
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Rob

Think this costs £300 UKP - possibly a bit too much?
see other post then where the UMax may run the scanner.

there are not many scanner companies most rebadge and its just finding
the correct brand.
 
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Raymond Daley

Its worth pointing out to you that in essence all XP is is a rebadged &
repackaged version of NT so NT drivers will almost certainly work for your
scanner.
Its worth saying because it seems so few people actually realise thats what
XP really is.

Plus you are more likely to find NT drivers for free.
 
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David WE Roberts

Rob said:
I think it maybe a version Umax Powerlook III ??

so you could look and try these drivers and see if they work.

http://www.umax.com/download/index.jsp

or

http://download.cnet.com/UMAX-PowerLook-III/3000-2118_4-74361.html
Rob,

thanks - from searching through various sites I think that the Umax matches
another (higher) Linoscan model number
However I can't now find the post!
No harm in giving it a try :)

Cheers

Dave R


--
No plan survives contact with the enemy.
[Not even bunny]

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

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(='.'=)
(")_(")
 
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Rob

Rob,

thanks - from searching through various sites I think that the Umax
matches another (higher) Linoscan model number
However I can't now find the post!
No harm in giving it a try :)

Cheers

Dave R
It does seem that all the UMax drivers are available free on there
site you can give them a try and see which works.

r
 
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David WE Roberts

David WE Roberts said:
** Please note X-post **

Hi,

I am about to start assisting a photographer to set up a Heidelberg
Linoscan 1400 Scanner under Windows XP.

Obtaining the SCSI II card should be straightforward (but not necessarily
cheap) but given the age of this scanner we are having trouble locating
any drivers.

We have found the VueScan site which offers software plus drivers for
$39.95 for the standard edition, but all Google searches seem to turn up
for drivers are the "bend down, grip your ankles and prepare to be
shafted" sites which try to download many things but not the driver.

Does anyone know a safe, reliable source of drivers (preferably free) for
Windows XP?

Is VueScan a good option?

The alternative is to use the SANE drivers under Linux.
I an confortable with Linux but it is likely to be a steep learning curve
for the photographer.

Any suggestions very welcome.

Just to note that we went with the VueScan softrware which integrates well
with the Windows based photo editing software.

--
No plan survives contact with the enemy.
[Not even bunny]

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
 
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Rob

Just to note that we went with the VueScan softrware which integrates
well with the Windows based photo editing software.
That scanner is the same as the Umax Powerlook III, Heidelberg don't
make scanners just re-badge them. This you were told.

But then again you have been on this for quite a while, as you did know
last year.

If you were fortunate to refer back had all the necessary information.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.periphs.scanners/COKdntDbZlE/YInFqRb-b6MJ
 
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David WE Roberts

Rob said:
That scanner is the same as the Umax Powerlook III, Heidelberg don't make
scanners just re-badge them. This you were told.

But then again you have been on this for quite a while, as you did know
last year.

If you were fortunate to refer back had all the necessary information.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.periphs.scanners/COKdntDbZlE/YInFqRb-b6MJ
Other party downloaded VueScan before the scanner was working over SCSI (had
found it very early in the exercise), saw it worked, was happy with the
interface and price.
So your information was not deliberately spurned, as an act of direct spite.
There was no need to sift through Umax drivers to try and locate the correct
one as the scanner was already working.
Looking back up the thread, I see that I had found information to suggest
that the scanner was not actually the one you indicated but another slightly
lower spec model.

Equally, the PC was powerful enough to run Ubuntu under VMWare and use SANE
to interface to the scanner from within Windows.
Again, this solution was not required because of the ease of using VueScan.

The information you provided was useful and gratefully received, but did not
place us under any obligation.

I updated this thread to note which solution we went with.
Anyone reading the thread would see all the information offered.

It might have been a little more polite, perhaps, to merely enquire if we
had tried the Umax drivers as you had previously suggested?

Cheers

Dave R
--
No plan survives contact with the enemy.
[Not even bunny]

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
 

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