The Ricoh IS330DC Flatbed Desktop Scanner is one of the best scanners for its price. It comes with great features, versatility, and gives a great scan for a price much lower than more steeply priced scanners. Let’s get into the details.
- 23.2 in. x 21.5 in. x 10.4 in.
- 61.7 lbs.
- The IS330DC is big, but not huge. You’d probably want some counter space cleared for it, and maybe a coworker to help you lift it.
- Optical resolution of 600 DPI.
- That’s pretty good. Any text document will look great. Pictures are doable and will look professional, but if you’re always scanning photos you may want to upgrade.
- 26 PPM (color).
- 38 PPM (B&W).
- A perfectly acceptable scan speed. It’s not crazy fast, but also not crazy slow.
- Maximum scan size: 11.7 in. x 17 in.
- It’s a flatbed scanner, so you have the ability to scan 3D objects as well.
- The maximum scan size is pretty big, which means you can probably scan literally anything you need.
- Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) with 50 sheet capacity allows you to leave your papers to be scanned without the hassle of loading each one individually.
- Auto document size detection makes your documents come out looking professional every time.
- Digital operations panel allows you to easily follow instructions and prompts to make scanning easier.
Overall Rating: 9/10
The Ricoh IS330DC scanner literally has everything. Almost. It would work amazingly well in almost any small or big business. Here’s why:
- Its scan resolution will work well for almost any of your scanning needs. Crisp, clean scans is what you’re looking at.
- It is a flatbed scanner with an automatic document feeder. You get the best of both worlds. The freedom of scanning anything on the flatbed, yet the convenience of an ADF that allows you to do other things while the scanner does its job.
- The extra features (like the digital panel and the auto document size detection) make your scanning process quick, easy, and painless.
However, the bulky size and low-end of the speed spectrum made the IS330DC not a complete home run. That being said, if you have ample space and aren’t worried about the speed, by all means this scanner could be perfect for you!