I purchased an Acer Prisa 310P (300x600 dpi, 30 bit, parallel) scanner. I am very happy with it, however when I scan images at 300 dpi (color photographs) I often get stray pixels of the wrong color. It is barely noticeable when you view 1:1, but when you zoom in, you can see that there is one pixel here and there that are way off, e.g.,
pink on white.
If I resample the image in Paint Shop Pro, most of the problem disappears, but I assume that this is due to the calculation of pixel color used in resampling.
I've cleaned the glass with a special cleaner for glass screens and filters, and a lint free cloth.
Is it possible that I have a setting wrong, or is it the hardware?