In today’s continually digital world, transitioning from paper documents to digital files is a major task. Document scanners are therefore indispensable tools. These machines range from the relatively inexpensive to the very costly, and choosing one can be confusing. Below is a list of the best document scanners of the year.
- Relatively affordable and performs as well as more expensive models and brands
- It can scan 45 documents in one minute as well as a wide variety of documents.
- It has double feed detection, which ensures that no document is skipped. This scanner can be fed with up to 100 sheets at a time, which is significantly larger compared to the usual 20-30 sheets in other scanners.
- The scanner does not support Mac or Linux operating systems
- The scanner cannot be connected to a wireless network. This means that you have to physically connect it to one computer and scan documents there.
Best for scanning documents and if you are after speed and quantity. However, this scanner will not be good in an office setting or in an environment that would require it to be connected to several computers at a time.
- It is equipped with an auto-scan button
- It performs quick, high-quality scans for 35mm slides and prints.
- Its LED light source helps significantly reduce its warm-up time
- It is capable of scanning a wide range of media files
- It does not have a separate OCR app
- Its fine grating results are comparatively poor
- It experienced trouble with correctly handling film strips.
The Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II is a good flatbed scanner. It can produce accurate scans from different media sources, and it does so reasonably quickly. It has useful automation functions, so standard scans can be completed with just a single button press. However, it lacksa good application for scanning things too, which may be a problem for some.
- 3-6 times faster than most office scanners and can scan at an outstanding speed of 65 ppm(pages per minute).
- Lets you use a stack of up to 85 sheets, instead of the usual 20-30 pages, which helps you save valuable time in the office.
- It is equipped with excellent text recognition and document management.
- The application software only includes the light version of an optical character recognition program
- While most scanners are sold for under $300, this scanner is pricier at around $900.
If price is not a big consideration, then the Epson Workforce DS-860N is a solid choice as itdelivers fast scans and enough capability for a midsize office with moderate to heavy-duty scan needs
- Handy device that offers several great features, such as a 250-sheet input tray that is easily adjustable to suit different paper types and does not require constant refilling.
- It features an Automatic Duplexer to print on both sides of paper
- Ink does not lose its colour when it comes in contact with water
- Its output tray is a hindrance when feeding papers to the input tray and it lacks a secondary input tray
- Its colors can tend to become over-processed at time.
The HP Officejet 7612 has all the good basic features that one usually looks for in a scanner.Its control interface is user-friendly and it delivers great print quality in black. However, better color calibration might be needed by some, as well as a secondary tray.
It has great connectivity that supports scanning straight to a USB flash memory drive anda Wi-Fi feature that lets you scan to wireless devices.
– It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems
– It has a duplex scanning feature that allows you to scan both sides of a sheet
– It is very small and lightweight
– Its scanning speed is slow
– It cannot scan documents to a SD card
TheBrother ADS-1600W is best known for its portability and versatility, which makes it a great choice for those who are always on the go. However, it does not have a battery option and it is also not suitable in an office setting due to its slow speed.