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UMAX PowerLook 3000 Pro

UMAX PowerLook 3000 Pro
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The Umax PowerLook 3000


The Umax PowerLook 3000 scanner.

Mar, 2000

Product Specifications

The PowerLook 3000 uses an innovative moving flatbed hardware design. This proprietary technology allows graphics, prepress and publishing professionals to repeatedly achieve highly-accurate results with every scan. The PowerLook 3000 is capable of scanning reflective or transparent originals at 3048 dpi and a maximum optical density of up to 3.6 Dmax, detecting full detail in both highlights and shadows. In addition, the PowerLook 3000 features a dual lens design making it ideal for scanning small images and 35mm slides. Historically, graphics professionals who required the level of quality of the PowerLook 3000 were forced to use more expensive drum scanners. These devices rotate the artwork on a drum in front of a fixed optical system. Though the non-movable mounting of the sensitive electronics offer higher quality, drum scanners are often larger, more mechanically complex and difficult to maintain. For these reasons, drum scanners are exceptionally expensive and lack productivity. The PowerLook 3000 uses a similar design where the fixed optics offer high quality, but you also get high productivity and ease of use. Unlike other scanners which try to achieve quality output by manipulating the image once it has been digitized, the UMAX PowerLook 3000 employs a dual lens design which allows users to choose between two optical resolution ranges. One lens is used for standard page-size documents at a resolution of 1220 x 3048 dpi. For small images such as 35mm slides, a second internal lens is used to optically capture roughly three times more information enabling a scan at 3048 x 3048 dpi. Using a dual optical system is just one part of the award-winning design that allows the PowerLook 3000 to be the highest value scanner in its class. PowerLook 3000 with Pro Design Software Bundle includes built-in Transparency Adapter, MagicScan Scanning Software, binuscan PhotoPerfect CMYK & RGB Software, Canto Cumulus Package, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Software, Frame Holder Pack and Accessory Kit.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac/Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Manufacturer:UMAX Technologies
Model:3000/3000 PrePress/3000 Pro/3000 Special Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UMAX PowerLook


Color Depth:42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Fast SCSI
Max H-Optical Resolution:3048dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:3048dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type: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 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.x / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP / UNIX/Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition