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Old 11-07-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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I have a lot of things to scan with little spare time. Would appreciate suggestions or recommendations for the Make and Model of the Fastest home scanner to buy?
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Amazon.com: Epson WorkForce DS-510 Color Document Scanner: Electronics
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If you want fast, consider making a copy stand and using a camera. The resolution of cameras is now comparable to or better than a lot of scanning requirements. Back in the 1970s I used to use left over kodalith to make my own microfiche. Digital photography would make it even faster and easier.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Depends on what you need to scan. If it's documents, you could just take it all to Kinkos/FedEx or your office or anywhere there's a copier with scan-to-email/usb capability.
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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Depends on what you need to scan. If it's documents, you could just take it all to Kinkos/FedEx or your office or anywhere there's a copier with scan-to-email/usb capability.
Both photos and documents.

Thanks for the link davebarnes. But I was really wanting recommendations for Brands and Models so I can do a comparison of a few before I decide on what I want. Then I will check out the "where" to purchase it.







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Old 11-08-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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What is your budget?
What format do you want to save them into, JPEG, PDF?
Do you need to do two sided, do you want to keep the documents in a database?
Do you need a Flatbed scanner or sheet fed?
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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What is your budget?
What format do you want to save them into, JPEG, PDF?
Do you need to do two sided, do you want to keep the documents in a database?
Do you need a Flatbed scanner or sheet fed?
Budget: pretty tight.
Format: Both pdf and jpg for documents and photos
One sided is fine
Definately a Flatbed. That's what I've been using now. I have a Cannon IDE 210 and am happy with it except for the fact that to do as much as I have, I may like a faster model.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to post suggesstions. It's much appreciated.





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Old 11-08-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Budget: pretty tight.
Format: Both pdf and jpg for documents and photos
One sided is fine
Definately a Flatbed. That's what I've been using now. I have a Cannon IDE 210 and am happy with it except for the fact that to do as much as I have, I may like a faster model.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to post suggesstions. It's much appreciated.

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Most flatbed scanners are a little slow, but some software that are easy to use speed up the process. There are lot of good scanners out there, and the best can be quite expensive. Several years ago I bought an Epson V700 flatbed scanner, but I did not use the software provided, except for the Epson driver, and bought VueScan Pro. It is very easy to use, and if you want it takes you step-by step through a photo scan, or you can choose to use the advanced mode if you like.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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In addition to speed consider a legal size scanner. When I made a family CD that's what I used. It won't speed up the full-size document process, but for pictures or smaller objects I placed as many as possible on the bed then separated them in a paint program (Paint Shop Pro for me). Turning them sideways to get them to fit on the scanner isn't a consideration because they can be rotated in the software.

Separating them in the program was a lot faster than scanning individually, and I did a batch of them on the scanner then switched to separation.

It really sped things up, but it's still a long process. I did just under 2000 images over a winter. In addition I added our genealogy file, a program to read it, a picture viewer, etc. And instructions for how to access everything. I also made a collage for the CD, which was a printable CD.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Budget: pretty tight.
Format: Both pdf and jpg for documents and photos
One sided is fine
Definately a Flatbed. That's what I've been using now. I have a Cannon IDE 210 and am happy with it except for the fact that to do as much as I have, I may like a faster model.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to post suggesstions. It's much appreciated.
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Speed is a feature that you are going to have to pay for. You might want to consider having two scanners if you want to save money. A new faster sheet feed scanner and keep your existing for the flatbed stuff. Something to consider is scanner companies don't make money on you after you buy one, where as a multifunction printer manufacturers make money on the ink or toner. The business model of giving away the shaver for free to sell the blades. Consider getting a new multifunction device.
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