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Epson Introduces Inexpensive Perfection V19 Scanner Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

18 February 2015

The two most intriguing features of Epson's new Perfection 19 scanner are that it requires nothing more than USB port for power and it retails for just $70. It's also pretty fast, using LED illumination that requires no warm-up.

With its kickstand, you can prop it up to minimize its footprint. And the top pops off so you can scan bulkier objects (and presumably do selfies). Four front panel buttons labeled PDF, Send, Copy and Start can initiate much of the action, too (on OS X as well, Epson confirmed).

Capable of 4800 x 4800 optical resolution, the V19 scans at 16 bits per channel, delivering an 8-bit per channel image, typical of many flatbeds and sufficient for scanning everything from line art to color photo prints.


Highlights of the Perfection V19 include:

  • 4800 x 4800 dpi optical resolution exceeds your smartphone
  • Kickstand. For tight spaces.

  • Share scans directly to Facebook and cloud services
  • Scan letter-sized documents in as few as 10 seconds
  • Built-in kickstand for vertical placement to save space
  • USB powered (no AC adapter required)
  • Removable lid to scan bulky photo albums, books and oversized media
  • Epson's Easy Photo Fix technology restores color to faded prints
  • LED technology allows for faster scanning with no warmup time


Epson published the following specifications for the V19:

Scanner Type Flatbed color scanner
Optical Sensor Contact Image Sensor
Optical Resolution 4800 dpi
Hardware Resolution 4800 x 4800 dpi
Effective Pixels 40,800 x 56,160 pixels (4800 dpi)
Depth Color: 48-bits per pixel internal, 24-bits per pixel external
Grayscale: 16-bits per pixel internal, 8-bits per pixel external
Maximum Scan Area Flatbed 8.5 x 11.7 inches
Light Source Three-color RGB LEDs
Scanning Speed Color 300 dpi approximately 10 seconds (via USB 2.0)
Color 600 dpi approximately 30 seconds (via USB 2.0)
Design 4 Buttons: PDF, Send, Copy and Start
Built-in stand for upright scanning and storage
Removable scanner lid for oversized and thick media
Software Epson Scan with Easy Photo Fix technology, Epson Event Manager, Epson Copy Utility, Epson Easy Photo Scan
Compatibility Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP SP2 or later
Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.x, 10.10.x
Power Supply USB Interface Bus Power (Micro-B connector)
Rating: 5 V, 500 mA
Power Consumption Operating: 2.5 W
Ready: 1.1 W
Off: 0.0125 W (when PC is suspended)
Dimensions 9.9 x 14.4 x 1.5 inches (W x D x H)
Weight 3.4 lbs.
Warranty One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada


The V19 retails for $69.99) at Adorama, B&H and directly from Epson. The scanner comes with Epson's award-winning support and one-year limited warranty. For more information see the news release below.

Epson Introduces New Affordable Scanner, Offering Amazing Clarity for Quick and Easy Everyday Scanning and Sharing

Epson Perfection V19, with Scan-to-Cloud Capabilities, Scans Photos and Documents for Under $100

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Epson America, Inc. has expanded its award-winning line of Epson Perfection scanners with the Epson Perfection V19. The compact photo and document scanner offers an affordable scanning solution with 4800x4800 dpi resolution1 for amazing clarity and detail. Consumers can easily scan and share directly on Facebook, Picasa, Evernote and other cloud services and capture letter-sized documents in as quickly as 10 seconds with fast scanning speeds.

"The Epson Perfection V19 provides an affordable, high-quality solution for scanning a variety of photos and documents to easily share on social networks and cloud services," said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "From sharing photos for #ThrowbackThursday to vacation highlights, school projects and more, the new scanner is designed to meet the needs of today's busy and connected lifestyles."

With easy-to-use front buttons, the Epson Perfection V19 makes scanning simple whether saving to a computer, sending by email or creating PDFs. LED technology allows for fast scanning with no warm-up time. In addition, for users with limited space, the scanner's built-in kickstand allows for vertical placement for convenient upright scanning and storage. For added flexibility, the scanner features a removable lid to accommodate scanning for bulky photo albums and Epson Easy Photo Fix technology to restore color to faded photos and remove dust.

More about the Epson Perfection V19

The Perfection V19 features a range of features for easy scanning and sharing:

  • Everyday scanning for photos and documents: 4800x4800 dpi resolution1
  • Scan and share on Facebook and cloud services: Includes Epson Easy Photo Scan software for scanning to Picasa[!], Evernote[!] and more
  • Fast speeds: Scan letter-sized documents in as few as 10 seconds3
  • Save space: Built-in kickstand for vertical placement
  • USB powered: With no AC adapter required, there's only one source needed for power and connection to the computer
  • Removable lid: Accommodates for bulky photo albums, books and oversized media
  • Epson's Easy Photo Fix technology: Restores color to old/faded photos and prints
  • LED technology: Allows for faster scanning with no warmup time needed
  • Advanced Digital Dust Correction: Removes dust from scanned photos

Pricing and Availability

The Epson Perfection V19 (MSRP $69.99) is now available online at and other major online resellers. The scanner comes with Epson's award-winning support and one-year limited warranty. For more information, please visit

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