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Epson FastFoto FF 640 Review

By Allyson W | 10/01/2017 11:24:11

With the invention of digital cameras, normal cameras took a nose dive and the visit to your local chemist to have a film developed is now a distant memory! The Epson FastFoto FF-640 is a transitional media machine as it takes your old printed pictures and turning them into digitized ones with ease and plenty of functionality, it’s even double sided to capture anything you might have written on the back! The major issue with film is that it tends to degrade. The older it is, the worse the film looks. Film photos requires a lot of work to shoot and to produce, and when it starts degrading it become not just a terrible waste but also a massive loss in memories and history. The Epson FastFoto FF-640 is a photo scanner with high-speed designed to help film lovers to digitize their printed images. Certainly, it is not the first high speed photo scanner on the market, but it might be the simplest photo scanner to operate, let see.

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Review


At first glance, the FastFoto FF-640 Photo Scanning System looks like a shaped printer. There is a tray along the topside with adjustable sizing, there are few basic buttons like power, start, cancel and also there is a switch that allows you to flip on a double sided scanning. The system is in every way effective. It is light in weight, and it does not contain any design elements that do not impact directly on the functionality. Its also very portable which brings up another good point about this scanner, if you have family members, older generation, like we do, then this thing really shines, you can take it with you on your next trip and scan all pictures within a matter of hours! Its really is that portable!

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Review


One of the biggest reasons why we will recommend the FastFoto FF-640 Photo scanner over another is its tray capacity. Without stress it will scan a large volume of family photos, unlike other photo scanners that only handle one photo at a time, and added stress of feeding the photos into the machine, one after the other, while waiting for hours for the scan to be complete. This thing, the FF-640, has the capacity to load 30 photos of different sizes at a time AND it will scan them in one second each, its true, it actually scans them in a second!

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Review


Apart from its capacity, there are two important benefits to this system. First, your old photos that are slightly bent or folded can still be fed. Second, your photos might not be of the same size, the amount of pictures that are not the same size is amazing! That means you can take some of the hand-cut photos and place them in the tray, while the printer do the rest for you. And For these reasons alone, the scanner is a perfect option for high volume users.


The volume of photos the Epson FF-640 can handle was impressive, but the speed at which it can scan them all remain a big plus. It scan photo at a rate of less than a second (1.6s per photo at 300 dpi, and 4.2s per photo at 600 dpi). Now that is pretty impressive!


When it is in high quality mode, the FF-640 captures detail with 600 dots per inch resolution. With a standard 4×6 print, the result is about a 9 Megapixel image. For many of your classic family photos, this is a good deal and captures more than enough detail. This makes it perfect to use as an instant Social Media upload center as the images well be perfect for sharing there, you might want to have a little peek at the images you do upload!

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Review

The Epson FF-640 gives you the opportunity to quickly scan and renew your old print photos with ease, but some will find it expensive and yes, the price is an issue BUT with its incredible speed, performance and portability it’s well worth it! If you have a lot of old film pictures and or remain a film lover, and you don’t want your pictures to become another pile of waste paper, Epson has a solution for you with the FastFoto FF-640.

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Review