Professional scanners

What are professional scanners like, what are they capable of doing?

They are able to create digital copies of paper sheets at high speed. They have high mechanical work load; although the manufacturers only suggest 3 to 10 thousand pages/ day, such devices are capable of scanning 3 to 4 times more. Currently almost each of them is a colour and double-sided (duplex) scanner. Their resolution may even be 600 dpi (dot per inch), however, for character recognition 200-300 dpi is enough. The size of the scannable pages ranges from the business card size to the A/3 size. Of course, an automatic document feeder (ADF) is required for high speed scanning, in case of a 20 to 40 pages/ minute scanner the capacity of the feeder is usually 50-500 sheets.

Please do not mix up such devices with the scanners sold in the department stores for 100-500 US dollars or Euro! The manufacturers of the state-of-the-art scanners are: Fujitsu, Kodak, Canon.

The professional document archiving scanners contain durable and strong metal structures, their purchase price ranges from 1,000 – 30,000 USD or EUR. In case of our automated data entry software solutions mainly the scanners for 2,800 – 6,000 Euro-s are the most popular ones.