Epson Dual-Purpose Scanner for SOHO and Home Environments

LONG BEACH, California (PRESS RELEASE – August 6, 2009) – Epson America, Inc. today announced the Epson Perfection V500 Office scanner for micro-business owners, home office users and consumers, delivering a scanning solution that effortlessly combines the productivity features of a document scanner and the image quality of a photo scanner into a compact package.

Delivering reliable and easy-to-use office functionality, the Epson Perfection V500 Office is ideal for scanning everything from important documents to receipts. It includes a 30-page automatic document feeder with scan speeds up to three pages per minute, four push buttons for easy, one-touch scanning, and Epson ReadyScanâ„¢ LED technology for fast scans, eliminating warm-up time both when starting a scan or when switching between reflective and film scanning for enhanced productivity. ReadyScan LED technology is also mercury-free, and consumes less power for increased energy-efficiency.

In addition, the Epson Perfection V500 Office offers 6400 dpi resolution for stellar image quality scans, and a wide range of specialty photo features such as a transparency unit for negative, slides and film scanning, Digital ICEâ„¢ Technology for dust and scratch removal in film scans, and Epson Easy Photo Fixâ„¢ technology for restoring old and faded images, removing dust and reducing grain.

“Continuing Epson’s commitment to innovation, the Epson Perfection V500 Office is a versatile scanner that is designed to produce high-quality scans, whether for personal or business needs,” said Mitch Kadish, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America Inc. “By combining the productivity features of a document scanner with detailed image quality expected from a dedicated photo scanner, Epson is able to deliver the ideal scanning solution at a great value.”

The Epson Perfection V500 Office adds further flexibility with a robust software bundle, including, Epson Scan with Easy Photo Fix, Adobe PhotoShop® Elements for advanced photo editing, Event Manager for one-touch scan jobs such as Scan to E-mail or creating searchable PDFs, and ABBYY® Fine Reader® Sprint Plus OCR for creating editable documents from scans. The scanner is compatible with popular operating systems including Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home/Professional, Windows XP Professional x64, Windows Vista®, and Macintosh OS X 10.3.9-10.5.x.

Pricing and Availability

The Epson Perfection V500 Office ($349.99 estimated street price) will be available in September 2009 through Epson authorized dealers, online through office super stores and resellers, mail order, and on the Epson Store Web site ( The scanner also includes a one-year limited warranty. For additional information on the Epson Perfection V500 Office and other Epson scanners, please visit

About Epson America Inc.

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

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