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Scanner Recommendations?

Posted on 2004-08-06
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I need to figure out a fast/good scanner that can scan documents in for backup reasons more than anything.

I also heard that it was more in the software end than the hardware end?  If so any recommendations on a good piece of software?

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by:Callandor
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I have an Epson 2450 scanner that works very well for photos and documents.  The one-touch button is very easy to use.
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by:crazijoe
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If your going to use it for just documents any scanner would probably do just fine. I wouldn't buy the cheapest thing out there though. Look for a good name brand like HP, Canon, or Microtek. For documents you don't need anything with real high resolution.
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Any recommendations on what software to use?
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by:Dynamic1
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Hp has nice scanners that come with the software and you can get one with a document feeder mine holds up to 25 pages and auto scans them.
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One of the best software on the market (if not the best one) with nice OCR is OmniPage.

http://www.scansoft.com/omnipage/

Depending on what price you wanna pay, this scanner is awesome. We have it in our Legal Department, and it'S great.

Very fast (25/30 pages/minutes) , has a document feeder (50 pages), and can scan up to 8 1/2 X 14. It cost around 750-800$US

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