Apple Color OneScanner

Apple's OneScanner was a series of flatbed scanners introduced during the early 1990s. The original OneScanner model was introduced in 1991 to replace the earlier Apple Scanner, offering 8-bit (256 shades) greyscale scanning.[1] It was joined by the Color OneScanner the next year,[2] and a series of updated models followed. The series culminated with the Color OneScanner 1200/30, with a resolution of 600x1200 dpi and 30-bit color scanning.[3][4] The 1200/30 included options for automatic page feeding and scanning transparent materials.[5][6] The entire OneScanner series used SCSI as its primary interface.[7][3][8][9] Sales of the final 1200/30 model ended in 1997.

The scanners were offered with a variety of software. For basic scanning needs they included Ofoto one-button scanning software, and HyperScan 2.0 for scanning into HyperCard.[1] Later versions shipped with Xerox TextBridge OCR and ColorSync support.[8]

The OneScanner was offered in a version for Windows, with Ofoto 2.0.[7]


  1. ^ a b Heid, Jim (December 1991). "OneScanner we Can Afford". Macworld. Vol. 8, no. 12. p. 109.
  2. ^ Wasson, Gregory (August 1993). "Apple Color Printer and Apple Color OneScanner". MacUser. Vol. 9, no. 8. pp. 60–61.
  3. ^ a b Steinberg, Gene (February 1997). "High-Fidelity Scanners". Macworld. Vol. 14, no. 2. pp. 62–63. Apple touts the Color OneScanner 1200/30 as a superior alternative to the lackluster Color OneScanner 600/27 (Reviews, July 1996)
  4. ^ "Apple Color OneScanner 1200/30", Apple Computer.
  5. ^ Apple Computer Inc. (1996), p. 113,137.
  6. ^ "Apple Delivers New Internet-Ready Apple Color OneScanner"[permanent dead link], Apple Computer press release.
  7. ^ a b Moran, Tom (July 1992). "Apple Offers Printer and Scanner for Windows". Macworld. Vol. 9, no. 7. p. 123.
  8. ^ a b Oldano, Rick (July 1996). "Color Scanner for home / small office". MacUser. Vol. 12, no. 7. pp. 39–40.
  9. ^ Apple Computer Inc. (1996), p. 153.

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