MEDIA ALERT: LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – April 7, 2021

Who: Epson will be sponsoring and participating in The Photo Managers 2021 conference virtually to showcase advancements in high-speed and flatbed photo scanning, digitizing and organizing to the growing community of Photo Management Professionals around the world. Attendees will range from do-it-yourselfers to certified professionals helping people manage their photos and cherished family memories.

What: The 2021 conference includes virtual, in-person and hybrid events across social media marketing, photo restoration, genealogy and archiving. Epson scanning technology expert Greg Newcomb will host a break-out session on April 15 focused on helping attendees achieve professional-level scanning results to preserve the past with Epson’s award-winning flatbed and sheetfed photo scanners including the Epson FastFoto® FF-680W Wireless Photo and Document Scanning System, Expression® 12000XL Photo Scanner and Perfection® V850 Pro Photo Scanner. Using the latest technology, attendees will walk away with techniques for archiving photos and restoring old film and prints with scratches, dust, color fading or shifting, and even cracked, folded or torn originals.  

  • FastFoto FF-680W Scanner – Scanning as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi1 and up to 36 photos per batch, the FF-680W scanner offers wireless capabilities2 and worry-free scanning for a variety of media types and sizes including postcards, panoramic photos and Polaroid photos, helping photo managers digitize and organize cherished family photos and heirlooms for sharing with family, creating tangible albums and more.
  • Expression 12000XL – Featuring a high-performance Transparency Unit for slide and negative batch scanning, the Expression 12000XL offers 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution, Micro Step Drive™ technology and a 3.8 Dmax for exceptional quality. In addition, it features expanded color restoration, automatic dust removal and grain reduction for both photos and negatives.
  • Perfection V850 Pro – Enabling photo managers to get professional quality scans to digitally archive virtually any original photo, the Perfection V850 Pro features 6400 dpi resolution,3 a 4.0 Dmax, advanced optics and dual-lens scanning to ensure extraordinary results whether scanning slides, negatives or film. Digital ICE® Technologies remove surface defects, while two sets of film holders and an energy-efficient LED array help boost productivity.

When: The Photo Managers Conference will take place Thursday, April 15 through Friday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 p.m. EDT and Saturday, April 17 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT. Epson will host “Preserving the Past with Epson Scanning Technology” on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Where: The Photo Managers Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead and virtually online. For more information visit

Why: Photo managers help organize and curate collections, digitize prints, suggest backup systems, and help people tell their stories through photo book design, videos, websites, and countless other ways. Epson is a leader and technology innovator in photo and document scanning technology, enabling photo enthusiasts and managers to help people digitize, organize and share cherished family memories with loved ones around the world.

For additional information about the Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner, visit For additional information about the Expression 12000XL scanner and Perfection V850 Pro, visit

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1 Based on average speed from start of scan to end of feeding, scanning thirty-six 4" x 6" photos at 300 dpi in landscape orientation. Results may vary based on processor speed, memory, and operating system of the connected computer.

2 Wirelessly scan, scan to the cloud, PCs or Mac with Epson FastFoto software and Epson ScanSmart software, installed on the connected Windows® PC or Mac®; wirelessly scan to smartphones or tablets (Android™/iOS® devices) via the Epson DocumentScan App. Internet access required.

3 Optical resolution is the maximum scan resolution of the CCD elements, using the definition of ISO 14473.

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