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    Decent A4 office scanners

    Any recommendations for general office use?

    Been a while since I've looked into these. Got an old HP6300 which is decent enough if a tad slowish.

    Budget anywhere from 100-300+ each.

    Would be useful to scan straight to PDF, otherwise software recommendations for such would be helpful too.

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    have a look at:
    KODAK Document Imaging - Document Scanners

    some very good ones on there!! Don't know about PDF formats though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busybub View Post
    Any recommendations for general office use?
    As discussed here:

    Epson, canon or HP for A4 flatebd scanner?

    I have a Canon LiDE 25 set up on a dedicated Windows XP machine (no screen needed). Pupils can simply walk up to it, press "scan", and have a scanned image turn up in a networked file area. The software it comes with will scan straight to PDF. The scanner itself is powered over USB. Cost around £30.

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    I second the canon ones

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    Yeah, saw that post! Got two specced for our ICT room.

    Looking for something higher spec for the office peeps though, preferably of the nippy variety too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busybub View Post
    Looking for something higher spec for the office peeps though, preferably of the nippy variety too...
    Bearing in mind how well the lowest-end one in the range works, I'd say just go for one higher up in the product range if you want something faster. Heck, the all-singing, all-dancing LiDE 600F is still only £130. Comes with a vertical mount for space-saving, too.

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    If you want some serious digitisation and TWAIN compliance isn't vital then look at Fujitsu SnapScan.

    I bought one of their workgroup spec scanners a couple of years for my fiancée to digitise her worksheets and other resources and was stunned enough that I sat down rather gingerly after setting it up to scan the first set of 10 sheets through.

    I figured I'd have enough time to go downstairs and put the kettle on.. Wrong! It scanned all of the 10 sheets in less than 30 seconds.. both sides in a single pass. All straight to PDF or JPEG..

    Granted it's not Twain compliant but from what I can tell the reason for that is it would scan too slowly if it were.


    Edit: Forgot to mention you can setup various options but from a PDF point of view you can scan multiple sheets to a single PDF or scan each sheet to PDF. Useful. Oh and many of the Fujitsu's come with Adobe Acrobat Standard or similar so you can edit things too.
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