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Canon DR 3080C Scanner Review

The Canon DR 3080C sheet-fed scanner is a small, light-weight scanner that is perfect for small businesses with limited space. It has some areas that could be better, but for its low price, it could be juuuustttt right for you and your small business!

Canon DR 3080C

Dimensions:

  • 13.5 in. x 11 in. x 7.5 in.
  • 18 lbs.
  • Really compact and light-weight. It’s perfect for cramped offices and tight spaces.

Scan Resolution:

  • 300 DPI.
  • Your text documents will look pretty good.
  • I wouldn’t recommend too much image scanning, as the resolution won’t do your images justice.

Speed:

  • Black and White: 43 PPM.
  • Color: 10 PPM.
  • While not lightning fast, it’s not super slow, either. The black and white is a respectable speed, and for many businesses, black and white scans will make up 99% of all their scanning.

Media:

  • As it’s a sheet-fed scanner, plain paper products (or paper products that aren’t too much thicker, such as business cards) are compatible with this scanner.
  • Minimum scan size of 2.2 in. x 2.8 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 10.1 in. x 39.4 in.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 100 sheet capacity.
  • On screen “scan panel” for easy operation.

Overall Rating: 7/10

The Canon DR 3080C scanner leaves a lot to be desired. Its scan resolution is OK, but nothing amazing, just like its scan speed. It doesn’t have many extras, and it doesn’t have the versatility that a flatbed scanner would provide. However, it is a fairly inexpensive scanner that is very light-weight and compact, and more importantly it will get the job done. For its low cost, it could definitely be an asset to a company that has a small budget but a need for a reliable scanner.

Like I said, the Canon DR 3080C scanner isn’t for everyone. Some businesses need faster speed or higher resolution. However, if you need an inexpensive scanner that is reliable, it could be just right for your small business! If you’re interested in buying 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!

 

Bell and Howell 730DC Scanner Review

 The Bell and Howell 730DC scanner is a bulky sheet-fed/flatbed hybrid scanner that will give you an incredibly crisp scan. It could be perfect for a small business that needs a reliable, high-quality scanner!

Bell and Howell 730DC

Dimensions:

  • 23 in. x 21 in. x 10 in.
  • 61 lbs.
  • Short and stubby. This is not a huge scanner, but it’s definitely not small either.
  • It’s semi-wide and long, but doesn’t stand very tall. It’s decently heavy, too.

Scan Resolution:

  • 600 DPI.
  • Great resolution for any text document. They’ll come out crisp and clean!
  • Image scans will be good but not great.

Speed:

  • 38 PPM in black and white.
  • 26 PPM in color.
  • Right around the median (maybe a little on the low end) for scanning speed. It’s not going to be lightning fast, but it also won’t be excruciatingly slow.

Media:

  • Minimum scan size of 4.1 in. x 5 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 11.7 in. x 78 in.
  • It has a flatbed scanner, making 3D objects fair game. Anything that can fit on the glass can be scanned.

Other Features:

  • Automatic document feeder with 50 sheet capacity.
  • Wow are there really no other features?

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

Am I being too harsh? I don’t think so. To be fair, the Bell and Howell 730DC does have some really great things about it that would fit in well with a lot of businesses. Some of those things are:

  • Scan resolution. It will give you really great looking scans. Your images will be a little less great, but text document will look perfect.
  • Versatility. The 730DC has both short and (very) long paper scanning capabilities, along with a flatbed that allows for any 3D object (that can fit on the glass) to be scanned, too. Basically, anything your business needs to scan can be scanned, within reason.

There are some downfalls to this scanner, though.

  • The size. It’s not a huge issue, but it is kind of bulky and heavy. Not super small-office friendly.
  • The speed. Again, it’s not a huge issue. But for a scanner that has a lot of versatility in what you can scan, it’d be nice for it to not take so long.
  • The total lack of “extra” features. I like extras. An LCD display, OCR software, barcode recognition, something! The 730DC is definitely lacking when it comes to a “wow” factor.

Maybe you’re not as picky as me. Maybe you don’t need all the sparkle and shine, just a versatile, high-quality scanner. If that’s the case, the Bell and Howell 730DC is a great scanner for you! If you’re looking for one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz!

Fujitsu fi-4750C Flatbed Scanner Review

The Fujitsu fi-4750C scanner is a flatbed and sheet-fed scanner all rolled into one. It has great features that could prove to be perfect for your business.

fujitsu fi-4750c

Dimensions:

  • 27.4 in. x 20.6 in. x 9.2 in.
  • 48.4 lbs.
  • Definitely not the smallest of scanners, but it’s not a behemoth either. You’ll probably want some space just dedicated to the scanner, though.

Scan Resolution:

  • 400 DPI.
  • Not amazing, not awful. Your text documents will look crisp and clean. Your images, though, might not be so fantastic.

Speed:

  • 50 PPM in black/white.
  • 24 PPM in color.
  • Pretty fast! Averaging about one sheet per second, you definitely won’t be stuck in line for the scanner.

Media:

  • Minimum scan size of 2.1 in. x 2.9 in.
  • Maximum scan size of 11.7 in. x 17 in.
  • Because it has a flatbed, you can also scan 3D objects. Basically anything that fits on the glass can be scanned.

Other Features:

  • Page-end Detection.
  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) with 100 sheet capacity.
  • Infrared document double feed detection, which prevents misfeeds.
  • Digital display with easy-to-use buttons.

Overall Rating: 8.5/10

The Fujitsu fi-4750C is a fantastic scanner for basically any business. It has amazing high-points that will enable your business to work better and smarter. Some of those highlights were:

  • The fact that it’s a flatbed scanner and a sheet-fed scanner. The scanner allows for so much versatility. Have a stack of papers to scan? Use the ADF and walk away while it scans. Have a book page that you want to scan without ruining the book? The flatbed has you covered.
  • ALL the little “extras.” The digital display, the ADF, the infrared detection to keep your scanner jam-free. All of those “little” things add up! They make using the scanner easier and more enjoyable.
  • The speed. Though it’s not the absolute fastest scanner there is, it’s still pretty dang fast. Even in color, it’s putting a sheet out every other second. It could definitely save you some time if you have a heavy scan-load.

With all these amazing features, why didn’t I give it 10/10? Well, there were a couple of red flags…

  • The size. I know, I know. I’m sure plenty of businesses have the room for a somewhat bulkier desktop scanner. And that’s great. But not everyone does. This one is larger than many, and it’s about 50 pounds, making it not the easiest to move around. Is it a huge issue? No, probably not.
  • The scan resolution. It’s not terrible, don’t get me wrong. But it’s also not at the same level as many other similar scanners. It’ll give you a good black and white text document, but a scanner with so much more capabilities should have a scan resolution to match, right!?

Overall, the Fujitsu fi-4750C is a great scanner, especially because it is less expensive than many other similar scanners! It could be perfect for your business!
If you’re looking to buy one, they’re sold on Ebay and ScannerParts.Biz! Happy scanning!

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!

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!

How to Choose the Right Scanner for Your Home or Business

We get it. Scanners aren’t everyone’s passion in life. More often than not, you find that you have a need for a scanner but not much information on what exactly would work best for your situation. Are you a small business? A big one? Do you just need a scanner for your home for every now and then projects? There is a plethora of scanner options, and it can be overwhelming to anyone not well-versed in scanner lingo.

There are so many different features offered on so many different machines, but the first step in choosing the right scanner is deciding what type of scanner will work best for you or your business.

Cue breakdown of different types of  scanners!

  • Hanhandheld scannerdheld Scanners:  If you are constantly on the go, but need a scanner to tag along with you, handheld scanners are for you. They are small, super portable, and easy to use. The drawbacks, though,  are that they may not give you the best image quality, and it may take multiple passes through the scanner to scan the entire document.
  • portable scannerPortable scanners:  Like handheld scanners, portable scanners are ideal for people who are often out of the home/office, but still need scanning capabilities. They offer the ability to scan entire documents in one pass, and many have the ability to scan double-sided papers. Depending on the model, the image quality of your scans can be surprisingly high.
  • sheetfed scannerSheet-fed scanners:  Sheet-fed scanners are ideal for high volumes of loose pages. They’re not huge machines, so they are often put to use in small businesses or homes. Sheet-fed scanners allow you to put in a certain number of loose pages (the number depends on the model), press scan, and then leave while the scanner does the work for you.
  • flatbed scannerFlatbed Scanners: Flatbed scanners are most likely what you imagine when you think of a typical scanner. They’re bigger and heavier than the other types we’ve gone over, and they have a hood that you raise up which exposes the glass you do your scanning on. They’re the most commonly used scanner in offices and homes because they can scan basically anything. Books, magazines, art, flowers, you name it, as long as it fits on the glass, it can be scanned. Because of their versatility, these will be the most expensive “everyday” scanners on the market. Some flatbed scanners come with sheet-fed capabilities, which basically just combines the good things about sheet-fed and flatbed scanners, but those will be even more expensive.

There are other, more specialized scanners available, but this list gives you a pretty comprehensive look at the “normal, every-day” scanners your home or business could benefit from.

Once you’ve figured out the type of scanner you want, check out our post on helping you decide what features you’ll need!

If you’re looking to buy a scanner, but you are wary about how pricey they can be, try checking out our online store that has many professionally refurbished scanners!