MARKHAM, ON – September 18, 2013 – Epson Canada Ltd, today introduced the latest addition to its award-winning line of Epson® Perfection® scanners – the Epson Perfection V550 Photo. The Perfection V550 offers the versatility and performance for any project, delivering 6400 dpi resolution for sharp and vivid images, whether scanning film, slides, negatives, photos, or everyday documents. In addition, the scanner makes it easy for photo enthusiasts to create enlargements up to 17” x 22”, as well as automatically upload scans directly to Facebook, Picasa and other popular cloud services.1

“Consumers and photo enthusiasts are not just archiving shoeboxes full of photos and slides – they want to share them with friends and family on social media,” said Stacey Tieu, product manager, Photo Scanners, Epson America, Inc. “Epson’s newest Perfection scanner offers a complete scanning solution for a range of photo and archiving needs, and makes it effortless to share memories, craft projects, school accomplishments, and other keepsakes with friends and loved ones online.”

The Epson Perfection V550 offers robust photo restoration solutions. With just the touch of a button, the colour in old faded photos, slides and negatives can be restored to their original brilliance and colour with Easy Photo Fix®. Additionally, with DIGITAL ICE technology, the ability to remove the appearance of dust and scratches from film, as well as tears and creases from damaged photos, is a simple process for photo enthusiasts and families alike.

Additional features and benefits featured on the V550 Photo include:

  • Outstanding Resolution – with 6400 dpi resolution, a 3.4 Dmax and 48-bit depth (internal/external), users can create extraordinary enlargements up to 17” x 22” with brilliant true-to-life colours
  • Powerful Productivity and Versatility – users can save time and easily scan multiple 35mm slides, negatives and medium-format film up to 6 x 22 cm, at one time, with the built-in Transparency Unit (TPU); additionally, auto-edge detection allows users to scan multiple photos at one time by cropping each image and saving each as a separate file
  • One-Touch Performance – users can instantly copy, scan-to-email and create PDFs with customizable buttons
  • ReadyScan® LED Technology – enables fast scan speeds, eliminates warm-up time and decreases power consumption; ReadyScan LED technology is also mercury-free
  • ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR – converts scanned documents into editable text
  • Connectivity and Compatibility – supports all leading operating systems including the newest versions of Microsoft® Windows® and Mac® OS X

Pricing and Availability

The Epson Perfection V550 Photo (MSRP $199) is now available through major retailer stores nationwide and online at The scanner comes with Epson’s top-of-the-line service and support, including a one-year limited warranty.


About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

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1 Requires Easy Photo Scan software (included). Mac® version may require software download.