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Fujitsu fi-4220C2 Scanner Review

The Fujitsu fi-4220C2 scanner is a compact and lightweight multi-use scanner. Its flatbed combined with its sheet-fed capabilities, as well as tons of great features, make it a great asset for any small business!

Fujitsu fi-4220C2

Dimensions:

  • 9 in. x 22.9 in. x 22.4 in.
  • 17.6 lbs.
  • Really compact and lightweight, making it perfect for a cramped office.

Scan Resolution:

  • 600 DPI.
  • Pretty great scan quality. Text documents will look crisp and professional. Images will be a decent quality.

Speed:

  • 25 PPM.
  • Not great, but not awful. If you have a ton of scanning to do on a daily basis, though, you may want to look elsewhere for your scanning needs.

Media:

  • Minimum scan size of 2.1 in. x 2.9 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 8.5 in. x 14 in.
  • The fi-4220C2 has a flatbed, making any 3D object that fits on it scan-able!

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 50 sheet capacity.
  • Double feed and auto page size detection.
  • Hard card scanning capability.
  • Long document scanning.

Overall Rating: 9/10

This scanner basically has everything. It’s small and lightweight, yet still gives great scan resolution and versatility. Its flatbed and ADF combo make it usable for basically any situation, and its features make it an efficient choice. Really there’s only one reason that it didn’t get a perfect 10/10: its speed. It’s not awful, but it’s also not great. At just 25 PPM, it can be a deal breaker for offices that have a high daily scan-load.

Overall, the Fujitsu fi-4220C2 scanner is a great, versatile scanner that doesn’t break the bank. Its one flaw (its scan speed) is one that can be over-looked by many businesses that don’t have hundreds upon hundreds of sheets to scan every day. All in all, it’s a great machine for a great price! What more could you want? If you’re interested in buying one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

Canon DR-9080C Sheet-Fed Scanner Review

The Canon Dr-9080C is a freak of nature.
It has amazing scan speed, great resolution, and is overall one of the best sheet-fed scanners you’re gonna find!

canon dr-9080c

Dimensions:

  • 12.2 in. x 18.1 in. x 20.7 in.
  • 55 lbs.
  • Not tiny, not huge. It will fit snugly in a small office, but you may break your back trying to move it if, like me, you have zero upper body strength.

Scan Resolution:

  • 600 DPI.
  • Great text document scans and decent image scans. It’ll for sure get the job done.

Speed:

  • 90 PPM.
  • HOLY CATS. Better check your socks, because I think they have been blown off. This is ridiculously fast.
  • The DR-9080C is an animal.

Media:

  • Minimum scan size of 2.2 in. x 2.8 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 12 in. x 39.4 in.
  • Basically, all paper things are scan-able. You even have the option of doing an exceptionally long scan.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 500 pg. capacity.
  • Ultrasonic double-feed detection, which helps to avoid paper jams and keeps your scans running smoothly.
  • Staple detection, which, again, helps prevent paper jams and keeps those scans a-comin’.
  • Canon Multistream technology. It’s able to support simultaneous output of color, black-and-white, gray-scale, or color dropout images for a unique level of flexibility.

Overall Rating: 9.5/10

To be blunt, the Canon DR-9080C is amazing. It hits high marks on basically everything you could want in a scanner for your office.

  • THE SPEED. Probably its biggest high point is just how fast this scanner is. It blows its competitors out of the water in this respect. For many businesses, the speed of a scanner is a huge selling (or not) point. There will be no lines at the scanner if the DR-9080C is in your office.
  • The ADF perfectly complements the speed of this scanner. A 500 pg. automatic document feeder means you’ll have a little more than 5 minutes between pressing “scan” and needing to return to the scanner to reload. But really, most people don’t have 500 pages to scan in one sitting, so it’ll be as easy as pressing scan and walking away.
  • Scan resolution. Most scanners have to make a trade-off: will they be faster, or will they have a higher quality scan. The DR-9080C, though, has both! It allows you to have great scans in an incredibly short period of time. What more could you want?

Well, there were just a couple minor setbacks for this scanner that made it lose the .5 points. They were:

  • Its size. It’s a little bulky. It’s not awful, but definitely not the easiest of machines to move around or store.
  • It has limitations because it’s not a flatbed scanner. Granted, many businesses don’t absolutely need a flatbed scanner, but it’s a nice option to have.

Obviously these two points are incredibly small, and overall the Canon DR-9080C is a fast, high-quality scanner that would rock your office’s world. Unless you have a teeny tiny office or you’re constantly scanning 3D objects, you can’t find a better scanner than this one. If you’re looking for one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

 

 

Fujitsu fi-5220C Flatbed Scanner Review

The Fujitsu fi-5220C flatbed scanner does a great job combining the capabilities of a flatbed scanner and a sheet-fed scanner into one of the best scanners for the price. Let’s look into its details, shall we?

fi-5220c

Dimensions:

  • 9 in. x 11.9 in. x 22.4 in.
  • 18.5 lbs.
  • great size for any cramped space. It’s long, but otherwise not too bulky or heavy.

Scan Resolution:

  • 600 DPI.
  • Pretty great. Of course, you can opt for lower resolutions to increase scan speed, but the option of 600 DPI is nice.
  • Your text documents will look excellent, and your pictures will be good (but not great).

Speed:

  • Normally I’d just give you numbers, but turns out there’s a great graph that explains it much better!

fi-5220c speed graph

  • Basically, it’s not the fastest of scanners. In black and white, it’s mediocre, and in color, it’s somewhat slow.

Media:

  • Maximum scan size of 8.5 in. x 34 in.
  • Because it’s a flatbed scanner, you can also scan 3D objects that fit on the flatbed.
  • This scanner gives you a lot of versatility in what you can scan.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 50 pg. capacity.
  • Embossed card scanning capability (ie: credit cards).
  • Auto page size detection.
  • Convenient function buttons.

Overall Rating: 9/10

The fi-5220C is a fantastic scanner. It would be a wonderful asset to any business or home for many reasons. Its highlights are pretty great:

  • Size! It’s a great size. It’s not too big or heavy, making it easy for even the most cramped of workplaces to store.
  • Resolution! For a small scanner, it has great scan resolution. When you need high quality scans, the fi-5220C won’t let you down.
  • Versatility! A flatbed scanner and a sheet-fed scanner combined means you have the best of both worlds.

You must be asking, then, why did I not give it a perfect 10/10? One word:

  • SPEED. The fi-5220C is painfully slow if you want to get a quality scan. Granted, some businesses only have a few sheets of paper to scan every hour or so. If that’s the case, this scanner is for you. But, many businesses need a scanner that can handle tons of scans per hour. I couldn’t, in good conscience, give it a perfect score when this major component is so lacking.

Basically, if your business needs a scanner but it isn’t an intricate part of everyday life at the office, the Fujitsu fi-5220C flatbed scanner would be perfect. If you’re looking to buy 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!

Panasonic KV-S2026C Pass-Through Scanner Review

The Panasonic KV S2026C pass-through scanner is a compact, high-resolution scanner. It could be just right for your business, depending on what you’re looking for. Let’s get into it!

Panasonic KV S2026C

Dimensions:

  • 13.5 in. x 19.2 in. x 10.6 in.
  • 18.7 lbs.
  • The S2026C is the perfect size for any small business. It’s compact and light-weight, making it easy to move and find space for.

Scan Resolution:

  • 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:

  • 40 PPM (B&W)
  • 18 PPM (Color)
  • The black and white is O.K. The color is kind of slow. I mean, I guess 1 sheet every 3ish seconds is fine, but there are other scanners with much higher speeds.

Media:

  • Minimum scan size of 2.0 in. x 2.8 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 8.5 in. x 14 in.
  • Plain paper, between .05-.51 mm thick.
  • The S2026C can handle most of your scanning needs, so long as they consist of plain paper. Business cards and over-sized sheets are fair game.

Other Features:

  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) with 120 sheet capacity.
  • SCSI and USB connectivity capabilities.
  • Windows compatibility.

Overall Rating: 5/10

The Panasonic KV S2026C has a lot of really great qualities. However, it’s got a few that make me raise an eyebrow. Why only 5/10? Well, let’s start with the high points.

  • The size of this scanner is perfect. It’s small and easy to move, making it a home run for any business that has limited space.
  • The scan resolution for the S2026C is pretty good, especially for its size. All your text documents will look phenomenal, and your pictures will be decent enough.
  • The ADF is a great feature with a huge capacity!

Now on to some of the lower points.

  • This scanner is slower than most others like it. If you have heavy-duty scanning needs, this could potentially double or even triple your time at the scanner.
  • Though this pass-through scanner is good, it doesn’t give you the freedoms that flatbed scanners do. You’re much more limited in what you can scan.
  • In general, the features of the scanner are underwhelming. There’s no buttons or panel on the scanner to make for easy one-touch scanning, there’s no automatic sensors. It’s a standard scanner. Which would be okay, except the price of this scanner doesn’t match up with other scanners with the same features.

Overall, this is a good scanner. It does the job and will give you a quality scan. If it were a lower price, it would be amazing. However, compared to other scanners in a similar price range, some of its features just don’t match up. That being said, maybe all you want is a no-fuss, reliable scanner. If that’s the case, you could be very happy with the KV S2026C! If you’re looking to buy, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!