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Microtek ScanMaker i900

Microtek ScanMaker i900
alaScore 78

81 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Microtek ScanMaker i900. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Microtek ScanMaker i900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Microtek ScanMaker i900 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the product: Microtek ScanMaker i900 Flatbed Scanner

Nov, 2015

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Expert review by: Jeff Dorgay (

Microtek ScanMaker i900 review: Microtek ScanMaker i900


Microtek ScanMaker i900 The Microtek ScanMaker i900 isn't the cheapest flatbed scanner we've tested lately, but it's one of the most versatile. Whereas most scanners in its price range scan only letter-size prints, the ScanMaker i900 can handle...

High-quality scans; legal-size scanbed; great software.

Requires a lot of desk space; uses Digital ICE technology only for print scans.

The best flatbed for creative professionals on a budget.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

Microtek ScanMaker i900


This corporate-priced scanner offers excellent image quality and top-notch film-scanning features.

The Microtek ScanMaker i900 produces high-quality images from both prints and transparencies that will charm graphics pros, but its poky performance requires patience.

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: MIKE PASINI (

Microtek ScanMaker i900 --Best of Both Worlds


We had planned to squirrel away the winter scanning a few hundred old slides. Since we had already discussed using your digicam to copy slides, we wanted to use a film scanner this time. Just how feasible would it be to scan a bunch of old slides with...

Looking for a scanner that can handle film as well as flats is like looking for a camcorder that can take great stills. If you ever did find one, no one would believe you. They really address different problems.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The Microtek ScanMaker i900 produces high-quality images from both prints and transparencies that will charm graphics pros, but its poky performance requires patience.

Large bed, high optical resolution, good image restoration tools, high scan quality


Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Jeff Dorgay (

Microtek ScanMaker i900


The ScanMaker i900 is one of those few pieces of gear that does everything right.

High-quality scans ; Legal-size scanbed ; Great software

Requires a lot of desk space ; Uses Digital ICE technology only for print scans

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: N/A (

Terrible Product



Slow, inaccurate, hard to use. I actually ordered 2 and 1 came DOA. Technical support is atrocious. No repair facilities in the states. No live help. They sent me an email with tech support. Absolutely unacceptable. BUYER BEWARE

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Professionals seek perfection. Now Microtek has the perfect scanner for you, the ScanMaker i900. Designers and photographers alike will appreciate the depth and clarity of its 4.2 maximum optical density and generous 8.5" x 14" reflective scan area. Batch scanning is a snap with SnapTrans templates for multi-format film scanning. And only Microtek gives you Emulsion Direct Imaging Technology (E.D.I.T.) for distortion-free glassless film scanning. Taking productivity to the next level, the ScanMaker i900 delivers automatic photo reconstruction and restoration. DIGITAL ICE Photo Print Technology, built into the hardware, eliminates even severe surface damage from prints as you scan. Accurate one-step color restoration quickly transforms faded photos and film to their original colors. The ScanMaker i900 is the only true photo reconstruction and restoration solution for professionals. Look beyond, at the ScanMaker i900 for superb image quality, speed and exceptional productivity performance.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microtek ScanMaker


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:6400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:3200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Film / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP