Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.91 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.7.1a / 04 Jan 2007
The driver for the CanoScan N1220U scanner aids the scanner in delivering exceptional scan quality that is at par with other 1200 X 2400 dpi (dot per inch) scanners in its class. This scanner is the first 1200 X 2400 dpi scanner to utilize the Contact Image Sensor technology instead of the bigger CCD (Charge Coupled Device) technology utilized by a majority of scanners out in the market. The CanoScan N1220U scanner utilizes only one cable for both its power supply and Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection since it needs a lesser amount of power than the CCD scanners. This eliminates the need to use an extra AC adapter and makes the scanner more portable. This scanner is ideal for clients who are always on the go and are required to bring a scanner along, and those who have a small desk space.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Unlike most small office/ home office (SOHO) scanners, this scanner does not have a removable lid but the hinged design of the lid allows users to lift the lid several inches to scan bulky items. The CanoScan N1220U captures clear and crisp images with comparatively precise colors, but the quality of its focus varies depending on the clarity of the item and the resolution to be imposed on it. As an example, using the scanner’s maximum optical resolution of 1200 dpi may be sometimes a bit fuzzy for scanned images. On the other hand, scanned images normally used on the Web will be displayed sharply at a 75 dpi optical resolution. This scanner comes with a software package including the OCR (optical character recognition) program ScanSoft OmniPage Pro 9.0, the image management program ArcSoft PhotoBase 2.1 and two image editor applications; the ArcSoft PhotoStudio 2000 and Adobe PhotoShop LE 5.0. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CanoScan N1220U errors before installing any driver updates.