Best Document Scanner 2016
Document Scanners differ from general purpose or photo scanners in that they can quickly convert large numbers of documents into digital format. Making it easier to store or send these documents.
Document scanners can be divided into office and portable models. The portable models tend to be cheaper, but they also scan documents more slowly. In best document scanner 2016 we will shortly discuss a couple of the top document scanners of each type.
Some of these scanners are fairly pricey, but in the long term buying the better product will save you time and money. The difference between a premium and budget document scanner is particularly important if the scanner is going to be connected to a network, where it will be used by a number of people.
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner
Fujitsu's ScanSnap S1500 models are available in configurations to suit both Windows and Mac users. Hard copy documentation is greatly reduced, storage space freed up and security risks are minimised, both at home and in the office. As well, documentation scanned by ScanSnap becomes more useful and more accessible once digitised.
The ScanSnap S1500's features include one-touch search for Portable Document Format files, automated paper feed, high-speed (20 pages per minute) color, greyscale or monochrome scanning and 50-page feed capacity. Documents can be scanned directly into a suitable format for Adobe Acrobat.
Add to those features automated page size detection, cropping and alignment and fine-print detection to ensure that smaller documents such as drivers' licenses and credit cards are perfectly legible.
The ScanSnap S1500 M is the model for the Mac user – M stands for Macintosh – and both variations are covered by a one-year warranty.
The ScanSnap S1500 is the best selling document scanner of 2016 and for good reason.
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Mobile Scanner
Working at home or in the office, you're perfectly placed to digitise speech notes, receipts or invoices to provide compactness of storage together with convenience and ready accessibility.
The automated document feeder holds up to 10 pages, and the machine offers cross-platform compatibility for a personal computer or a Mac. PDF and JPEG are one-button searchable, editable Word and Excel files readily accessible, and the user has the capacity for creating searchable keywords from highlighter text. Business card scanning software comes with the deal, and the S1300 can be USB or AC-powered.
Unless you're using the special PDF feature to make a document searchable, then you can comfortably expect eight pages a minute from the S1300. The power-form double USB ports option is an advantage, and is useful for travellers.
Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 Document Imaging Scanner
Epson's Work Force Pro GT-S50 document scanner offers reliability, performance and easy-to-use features that make it popular with users at all levels of competence.
It can handle as many as 1200 sheets a day, utilising a 75-page feeder and bears up well to the demands of busy office routines. The Work Force Pro GT-S50 will scan documents up to 8.5 inches by 36, and from business card dimensions to magazine or newspaper clippings.
Color, greyscale or two-tone are all scannable on both sides in one pass.
The GT S50 contains both ISIS and TWAIN drivers, as well as OCR programmes for converting scanned images to editable text, and with the TWAIN driver the Epson Work Force interfaces directly with different programmes such as Omni-Page Pro and Textbridge.
This Epson model is very compact, and weighs only 15-odd pounds.
Epson WorkForce GT-1500 Document Imaging Scanner
Epson claims superior picture quality (resolution is 1200 by 2400 d.p.i.), and higher productivity from the Work Force GT-1500 scanner, which accommodates all colour scanning requirements.. It is easy to use, and offers the versatility to create portable document form files (PDF), while electronically archiving documents or group-share records.
The GT-1500 features five front panel push buttons for one-touch scanning: Scan, Copy, E-mail, PDF and Cancel along with a power button and indicator lights.
The GT-1500's high-capacity automated document feeder will quickly scan sizes up to 14 by 8.5 inches; this speed and accuracy is aided by the inclusion of Ready Scan LED technology, meaning firstly that there's no warm-up time involved, and secondly a lower power consumption with no mercury.
Included are the Epson Work Force GT 1500 scanner itself, scanner installation CD-ROM and on-screen user's guide, scanner set-up poster, USB cable and alternating current adaptor. The Work Force GT 1500 comes with a one-year warranty in North America.
The Epson Work Force GT-1500 scanner is certified with popular document imaging ISVs such as Kofax and Captiva.