Re: Seeking scanner recommendations
I recently got the Epson Perfection V370 Photo. There is a lip from glass to frame, though the sensor is supposed to be able to also focus on parts that are not directly on the glass - have not yet tried it though since my pieces are all small.
I do not have much experience with scanners, but until now am quite satisfied with it. I downloaded the scansoftware (win 7) directly from the epson homepage, and after some fiddling found the settings I llike working with, and it works fine. For an 8x10 the max resolution is 2400ppi (otherwise you get an error message), which is ample. Scanning does take its time but I think that's just the way it is and it's no prob for me. The scanned image has to be treated with a sharpening filter (not very much), but I really like the colour values the scanner catches.
Anything else you'd like to know?