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Panasonic KV SS905C Scanner Review

 The Panasonic KV SS905C scanner is a bulky, yet high-speed, high scan resolution scanner. It doesn’t have many “extra” features like some of its counterparts do, but its high points are incredibly high! It could be just right for your scan-heavy business!

Panasonic KV SS905C

Dimensions:

  • 24.7 in. x 21.5 in. x 16.3 in.
  • 114 lbs.
  • It’s a fairly large scanner, and definitely heavy.

Scan Resolution:

  • 600 DPI.
  • Pretty great resolution. Text documents will look flawless, and images will be decently good.

Speed:

  • 98 PPM.
  • Super fast. Like, 2-5 times as fast as most other scanners. Compared to other scanners, its in the 99th percentile for sure.

Media:

  • Maximum scan size of 11 in. x 17 in.
  • Paper products, as there’s no flatbed to give you more versatility.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder with 1000 sheet capacity.
  • Additional software available for long paper scanning (up to 180 feet).
  • Advanced Panasonic Image Enhancement Technology including Dynamic Threshold Technology.

Overall Rating: 8/10

The Panasonic KV SS905C scanner got a pretty high rating even though it leaves a lot to be desired. No, it’s not perfect, but this is clearly a scanner that was designed for a specific purpose: high-volume scanning. Some businesses only need to scan a few times a day. This is not the scanner for you. Its incredibly fast speed and its automatic document feeder with 1000 sheet capacity combined with its high scan resolution makes it perfect for any business with a lot of text scans to do. It’s lacking in the “extras” department, sure, but like I said, this scanner was made for businesses that don’t really need those extras anyways.

Overall, the KV SS905C has some great high points while also having some areas that leave you wanting more. However, if you just need a scanner that’s quick and gives a great scan, this Panasonic model could be perfect for you. If you’re looking to buy one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

Fujitsu M3096E Scanner Review

 The Fujitsu M3096E scanner is an inexpensive, versatile flatbed scanner with sheet-fed capabilities. Its price and reliability could make it the perfect scanner for your small business!

m3069e

Dimensions:

  • 27.4 in. x 19.7 in. x 6.8 in.
  • 38.6 lbs.
  • It’s smaller than most flatbed scanners, and would probably fit in any small office without issue.

Scan Resolution:

  • 400 DPI.
  • Not amazing, but not awful, either.  Your text documents will look great, but if you have a lot of image scanning to do, you may want to look elsewhere.

Speed:

  • 22 PPM.
  • That’s pretty slow. The median for scanners is in the upper 30’s, so the M3096E is definitely lacking in this area.

Media:

  • Minimum scan size of 6.8 in. x 8.3 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 11.7 in. x 17 in.
  • Flatbed scanner allows for 3D (and smaller paper) scanning capabilities.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder with 50 sheet capacity.

Overall Rating: 8/10

The Fujitsu M3096E is a great scanner for many businesses. It’s lacking in a lot of areas, as I’m sure you noticed, so why did it get a whopping 8/10? Price. This scanner is incredibly inexpensive, coming in at around 1/3 of the price of many other flatbed scanners. Yes, it leaves much to be desired, but if you just need a versatile scanner with a decent scan resolution that’ll get the job done without breaking the bank, this scanner is perfect.

Obviously if your business needs a faster, higher resolution, more gadget-y scanner, then the M3096E is not for you. But, I know there are plenty of businesses that just need a reliable scanner for a good price, in which case this Fujitsu model could be perfect. If you’re looking to buy one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

 

Pansonic KV S1025C Scanner Review

 The Panasonic KV S1025C scanner is a great little scanner that packs a big punch. It could be perfect for any small business! Let’s get into the details!

Panasonic KV S1025C

Dimensions:

  • 12.5 in. x 8.5 in. x 7.8 in.
  • 9.3 lbs.
  • This scanner is perfect if you have very limited space. It’s compact and lightweight, making it easy to move around.

Scan Resolution:

  • 600 DPI.
  • Great resolution, especially for such a small scanner.
  • Any text documents will look clean and crisp. Images will be good, but not great.

Speed:

  • 26 PPM
  • Not super quick. Still, one page every other second is acceptable.
  • If you have mountains and mountains of papers to scan every day, then the KV S1025C may not be right for your business. If you just have casual scanning, though, the speed won’t make a difference.

Media:

  • Minimum 1.9 in. x 2.8 in.
  • Maximum 8.5 in. x 100 in.
  • Basically, you can scan anything as long as it’s not too thick or wide.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 50 sheet capacity.
  • Ability to handle many different types of paper.
  • Double feed prevention roller system.

Overall Rating: 8/10

The KV S1025C has so many great qualities that are perfect for any small business. Here are its highlights:

  • Super compact. The dimensions and weight of this scanner are unbeatable. It can fit anywhere, and is light enough that anyone can move it around with ease.
  • Scan resolution. It can be hard to find a scanner that has great scan resolution while not taking up an entire room by itself. The KV S1025C does just that. At 600 DPI, this scanner will give great text (and image) scans.
  • Freedom to scan! For not having a flatbed glass to scan on, you still have incredible freedom in what you’re scanning. Yes, it still needs to be paper-based, but the length you can scan is crazy.

Why didn’t it get 10/10? A couple issues:

  • The speed. I know I said that unless you have mounds of paperwork, it won’t make a difference. And I stand by that. But maybe you do have mounds of paperwork. Or maybe you’re just really impatient. Either way, 26 PPM is definitely on the low-end and can’t be overlooked.
  • The lack of fun extras. It’s a straight-up scanner, and I can respect that. But lack of OCR software, a digital display panel, or basically any other “fun” add-on brings it down a notch. Competitors have some of these fun things, so it’s another issue that, though small, can’t be overlooked.

The Panasonic KV S1025C scanner could be perfect for your business. It has tons of great things going for it, with only minor issues to get around. If you’re looking for one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz.

Kodak Digital Science 3520D Scanner Review

The Kodak Digital Science 3520D Pass-Through scanner is a paper-heavy-business’s dream. Though lacking in some areas, it holds its own (and more) in many others. Let’s get into the details.

Kodak Digital Science 3520D

Dimensions:

  • 21 in. x 27.6 in. x 12.5 in.
  • 64 lbs.
  • Definitely a bigger machine, but at least it’s not too heavy, right? You’ll definitely want to designate a table just for this scanner.

Scan Resolution:

  • 300 DPI.
  • Not great. But this scanner is a powerhouse, meant for massive scan loads of (usually) black and white text documents. If that’s what you need it for, it’ll do the job.

Speed:

  • 86 PPM.
  • Yes, I typed that correctly. 86. Pages. Per. Minute. Like I said, this scanner is a beast meant for heavy-duty scanning. That mound of 500 pages to be scanned? 5 minutes later you’re pretty much done. Amazing.

Media:

  • Maximum scan size of 25.5 in. x 12 in.
  • Capable of handling A3 paper.
  • Needs to be plain paper, as it is a pass-through scanner and not a flatbed.
  • Basically, scan to your heart’s content so long as it’s not some funky paper from God-knows-where.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 250 page capacity.
  • Kodak Perfect Page scanning technology (the scanner automatically deskews scanned images, making for more consistent, him-quality images).
  • It’s quiet. Which speaks for itself. If you’re scanning all day, it’s nice not to have that constant humming-whooshing sound.

Overall Rating: 8/10

That number may seem high to you, especially when looking at my other reviews. Let me explain myself. This scanner isn’t pretending to be anything it’s not. It’s made for, and marketed towards, businesses that have a high production of daily scans, and those scans are almost exclusively text-based. Yes, it’s bulky. Yes, its scan resolution isn’t great. But, its high points totally outweigh those negatives, especially for its target audience.

  • It is SO fast. Almost 1.5 pages per second. For anyone with hundreds of scans to do every day, this scanner will save you so much time (and thus, money).
  • Its Kodak Perfect Page technology makes it a no-fuss, easy to use machine that helps guarantee great images. Yeah, the resolution’s low, but with this technology added in, that scan resolution doesn’t matter quite as much.
  • The ADF is huge. 250 sheets is a lot. Again, this machine was made for businesses that are scanning all day.

If you’re looking to scan pictures here and there and a few sheets of paper every day, this is not the machine for you.  You’d do much better to invest in a less-expensive, smaller, high-resolution scanner. But, if you are constantly at the scanner with stacks of documents, the 3520D could probably be a great investment for your business. They are sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

Ricoh IS330DC Flatbed Desktop Scanner Review

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.

ricoh IS330DC

Dimensions:

  • 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.

Scan Resolution:

  • 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.

Speed:

  • 26 PPM (color).
  • 38 PPM (B&W).
  • A perfectly acceptable scan speed. It’s not crazy fast, but also not crazy slow.

Media:

  • 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.

Other Features:

  • 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!

If you’re looking to buy the Ricoh IS330DC Flatbed Desktop Scanner, it’s sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

Hewlett Packard HP N8460 ScanJet Review

The HP N8460 Scanjet is a flatbed scanner with many features conducive to making your business run more efficiently. HP is a trusted name in printers and scanners, and you can get one for an inexpensive price. Though bulky, it could be just right for you and your business.

HP N8460 Scanjet

Dimensions: 

  • 24 in. x 16 in. x 10 in. and weighing 33 lbs.
  • Though this scanner isn’t massive or incredibly heavy, it takes up more space than others due to it’s incredibly long width. To be fair, that width gives it a nice, big window on which to scan.

Scan Resolution: 

  • Optical resolution of 600 DPI.
  • Perfectly great for any text-based document.
  • If you have a lot of images to scan, you may want to think about using a higher resolution scanner. For odds and ends images, the N8460 will be fine.

Speed:

  • 35 PPM in black and white
  • 20 PPM in color
  • Not as fast as some other scanners, but also nothing to sniff at.

Media:

  • Maximum size of 8.5 in. x 14 in.
  • Because it’s a flatbed scanner, you can scan pretty much anything up to the maximum size. Any kind of paper, any size or shape, even 3D objects.

Other Features: 

  • ADF with 100 sheet capacity.
  • Ability to scan both front and back of a page in one pass.
  • Panel with 4 command buttons.
  • Hi-Speed USB connection.

Overall Rating: 8/10

The HP N8460 is a fantastic scanner for many businesses, small or large. Its versatility allows you to scan basically anything (within reason) quickly and without fuss. Why didn’t it get 10/10?

  • Its resolution is good, but not amazing. Again, for any text-based scanning, the scan quality will be great. Images, though, could be somewhat lacking.
  • It could be hard to store. It has a very long base, which might make it harder to place in an office that doesn’t have much room or counter space.
  • Its speed is good, but not great. Unless you’re scanning giant mounds of paper, it probably won’t matter, but the scan speed for the N8460 is literally half of other scanners.

Obviously these issues are small and probably won’t have an effect on many businesses. If you think the HP N8460 could be right for your business, it’s sold on eBay and ScannerParts.Biz!

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Fujitsu fi-4860C Sheet-fed Scanner Review

The Fujitsu fi-4860C sheet-fed scanner is a compact color scanner that can serve the needs of any small business with scanning needs. Let’s get into the details.

fi-4860c

Dimensions:

  • 20.5 in. x 17 in. x 20.6 in. and weighing in at right around 100 lbs.
  • The fi-4860C could fit in even the most cramped of workplaces, but you might break your back if you ever have to move it.

Scan Resolution:

  • Optical resolution of 400 DPI.  Not too shabby, but not amazing either.
  • It’ll be fine for text-based documents, but you should probably go a different route for image scanning.

Speed:

  • 63 PPM for color scans
  • 74 PPM for black and white scans
  • Obviously that’s super fast. More than 1 per second means you aren’t standing in line at the scanner all day.

Media:

  • Minimum scan of 2.9 in. x 2.9 in.
  • Maximum scan of 11.7 in. x 17 in.
  • Scans plain paper. It can scan small business cards to large, A3 pages, so long as they are plain paper.

Other Features:

  • SCSI connectivity.
  • 500 page ADF (automatic document feeder).
  • Page-end detection.
  • Compatible with PC.

Overall Rating: 6/10

The fi-4860C scanner could be a 10/10 for so many businesses. It has a plethora of great features such as fast scanning, huge ADF capacity, small storage space needed, the list goes on. However, there are some short-comings to this scanner that make it only a 6/10 for me.

  • It is a sheet-fed scanner. Which could be perfectly great for your business. But, I think flatbed scanners allow for more versatility and options when it comes to your scanning needs. Sheet-fed scanners are more prone to paper jams and complications than flatbed scanners, but flatbed scanners generally take up more space.
  • It’s incredibly heavy. Okay maybe that’s just my incredibly weak upper-body talking, but for something so small, how does it weight that much? It could end up being a total hassle to move around.
  • The scan resolution is pretty low. Again, maybe you’re only ever scanning text documents. But wouldn’t it be nice to have the option to produce a crisp image scan should a situation arise where you needed to?

This scanner really is a great scanner. But, as far as an “all-around” scanner goes, there are probably better ones to be had. That being said, if all your business needs is a quick, text-heavy scanner, then the fi-4860C could be perfect for you.

If you think the Fujitsu fi-4860C is a match made in heaven for your business, we’ve got you covered. You can find it on eBay or ScannerParts.Biz!