Epson introduces Expression 13000XL large-format archival scanner

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Epson 13000XL

Epson America Inc. introduced the Expression 13000XL scanner, engineered for applications including photo archiving and graphic arts. The Expression 13000XL (MSRP $3,699) and optional Transparency Unit (sold separately for MSRP $699.99) are available now through authorized CapturePro resellers.

“Epson is a leader and technology innovator in the scanning market, delivering solutions designed specifically to address customer needs for quality, functionality and ease-of-use,” said Haol Yao, product manager, Epson America. “The new Expression 13000XL is the latest in Epson’s award-winning photo scanner portfolio and provides a versatile, high-performance tool for professional photographers, graphic artists, archivists, creative professionals, and more.”

Delivering large-format scanning up to 12.2 x 17.2 inches with 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution, the scanner leverages Epson Micro Step Drive technology and a 3.8 Dmax for clean, sharp images, and Epson MatrixCCD and ReadyScan LED technologies plus 48-bit color depth to deliver brilliant, vibrant colors with incredible accuracy, the company said. It also comes equipped with LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast Ai scanning and image processing software and batch scanning capabilities to help enhance productivity. Designed for versatility, the scanner includes TWAIN drivers to seamlessly integrate with virtually any imaging software.

To easily scan film, negatives and other transparent materials up to 12-by-16.5-inches, users can pair the Expression 13000XL with Epson’s optional Transparency Unit (sold separately). It scans up to 48 frames of 35mm negatives, 30 slides, eight frames of 4-by-5 inch transparencies or six medium-format transparency strips up to 18 cm long.

“Digitizing a photo archive to make it more accessible is an important goal for many organizations,” said Cassandra Illidge, VP of Partnerships, Getty Images. “Epson is a leader and trusted brand when it comes to the highest image quality, and Getty Images leverages their professional archiving scanning technology to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their mission to preserve their rich historical archives for years to come.”