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Topic: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra (Read 984 times) previous topic - next topic

Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

anyone got any input on a scanner for Mac?
Our old Microtek 9800XL is too old to connect to any Mac we have, the Mac it was plugged into died. Can't find any software that works on the new OS and connects to an ole ass scanner.  

Needs to be at least 12x17 scan size, high res, yada yada yada

TIA!!
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

 

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #1
We have an Epson Expression. Not sure of the exact model # that we have.

Epson Expression 12000XL Graphic Arts Scanner

Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner
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Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #2
shoo doggies, expensive!
I have the same situation old old mac runs a big Epson scanner
I don't turn it off, not sure if it will start back up :laugh:

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #3
yeah, the new Macs are too new for the old scanner and we have one old mac that is too old for this scanner.

go figure.

 :shoots_self:
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #4
Your scanner must be new than mine, mine has a big ol Fat cable and connector, called a SCSI or something?

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #5
Your scanner must be new than mine, mine has a big ol Fat cable and connector, called a SCSI or something?
LOL
thats brings back memories... SCSI connections!

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #6
You know what's weird? It's a really good scanner

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #7
I found the instructions for this one, it says to make sure that the SCSI connector is set to 5 on the computer running windows.

 :o
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #8
 :laugh: whatever that means.
I had to mark the cables and where they go when we moved.
It's a miracle it started up

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #9
It means you gotta have the scanner and the SCSI adapter on the same SCSI ID. As much as I've tried to forget SCSI it won't get out of my head.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

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Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #10
It means you gotta have the scanner and the SCSI adapter on the same SCSI ID. As much as I've tried to forget SCSI it won't get out of my head.

... all linked by a daisy chain.   :naughty: 
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Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #11
And don't forget to terminate! Ahhhhh, that was some fun stuff.
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #12
haha... the young'ins have it so easy these days with plug and play!

and usb... OMG that was such a fabulous invention

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #13
Don't they? I seem to recall there being a specific program (NOT app) that would scan all the channels in use, so you'd know which were left free before chaining another device & getting a SCSI error. OS 7 maybe?
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra

Reply #14
I remember it too. One of my favorite utilities back in the day. I think it was by either SyQuest or MircoNet. Been too long, or just long enough.
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