Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 7,128 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, 2003, XP, 2000, and Server 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 2000
The Epson ES_8500 driver is designed for use in the corresponding gray-scale scanners manufactured by Epson. The driver package is usually provided on product purchase although the updated version of the same is available on the manufacturer's website. The ES-8500 scanner is a tabletop scanner, which has fixed reading manuscripts and uses a moving mirror type of scanning. The sensors in this scanner are color enabled by utilizing CCD-line sensors. The maximum effective scanning area is set at 310 millimeters x 475millimeters, which means that the scanner can comfortably scan A3 and smaller images. The scanner operates at 1600 dpi at 19520 main effective pixels and 27520 vice effective pixels. The advantage of using this scanner is that one can choose to use it either in monochrome or in full color. The optical resolution for the Epson ES-8500 scanner is 1600dpi in both main and vice scanning modes.
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
In monochrome, the Epson ES-8500 scanner is able to scan at speeds of 4.5 milliseconds per line, while in full color, the scanner works at 13.2 milliseconds per line. Each color has 14-bit input and output read tones, while the brightness of the image can be adjusted to seven levels. The scanner has two SCSI interfaces as well as a USB 1.1 slot. One can connect the scanner to a network using the IEEE 1394 optional interface as well as the 100 base-TX or the 10 BASE-T optional interfaces. The light on the Epson ES-8500 is from high-intensity luminous lamps embedded in the scanner. The drivers for the scanner communicates its operations, capacity and functions to the host machine thus aiding in proper communication between the two. Some of the application software needed for the proper operations includes file-viewing software or an image editing software. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and EPSON ES-8500 errors before installing any driver updates.