We've collated all the key information on Epson scanners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 6,800 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 380+ scanners to impartially compare each scanner brand.
Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular scanners. Their scanners start at $35 for the DS-80W which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has an A4 / us letter max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner and go up to $4,876 for the Expression 12000XL which is a 2400 x 4800 scanner, a scanner that has an A3 max scan size and a flatbed scanner. The average price of a new Epson scanner is $685.
Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular scanners.
Is Epson the Best Scanner Brand?
So are Epson scanners any good? We give every scanner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all scanners we are able to impartially rank all the scanner brands.
Epson is ranked the No. 1 best scanner brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Epson is the actually best scanner brand out there.
Let's look at how Epson scanners compare to the other scanner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All scanner Brands
There's a wide selection of Epson scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with 20 Epson scanners currently on the market in the US. Epson also have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Epson scanner being 87%.
The average review score for a Epson scanner is 87%.
However Epson scanners tend to be more expensive than most other scanner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Scanners
Average Price $531
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price $685
Price Distribution of Epson Scanners
What Do the Epson Scanner Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Epson scanner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Epson and then compared this to the other scanner brands.
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other brands.
Over 92% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Epson scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 80% respectively across all Scanner brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Epson scanners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other scanner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Scanners Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 industry awards for Epson scanners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Epson to other popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 6,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson scanners. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 64% were positive. Therefore the majority of Epson scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
64% of reviewers think Epson scanners are reliable.
So, most people think that Epson scanners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Epson scanners that mention reliability:
Having said this looks well made
scratch removal software not to be very good
reliable- great even for the tech not-so-knowledgable
It is very reliable
It does not recognize different prints reliably
it would be very easy to scratch this
I wish Apple had designed it as the build quality for such an expensive product isn't what I have come to expect
She was able to do some impressive saves of damaged pictures as well
For those with an unlimited budget then the Epson Expression 12000XL is the best Epson scanner out there. At $4,876.35 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 75.
Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
2400 x 4800 DPI
A fully featured and classic 2400 x 4800 DPI flatbed scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a film scanning and supports colour scanning. Customers report that it's really good-looking but heavy and bulky.
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Epson Expression 12000XL has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 12 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the Expression 12000XL in the US is $4,876.35 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.