I am very happy with this ultraportable scanner. The only unexpected caveat is the wireless function seems to only pair with one device at a time although I have not thoroughly investigated. I use a USB cable on my second PC. I find that the accounting is a good option if you do not have an existing spreadsheet or record of expenses. The scanner feels solid and it seems features are well implemented and stable.
You need to purchase one if you have not yet received one. If you are constantly scanning receipts and invoices with scanners, this is more enjoyable than taking pictures on a phone. There are many that work well on Windows and I read many reviews so decided to be in the middle of the pack. Then, I really love what I have.
I use a scanner on my printer, but this device is fast and the pdf file gets to where I want to send it.
I'm not sure why phones and computers do not include this feature because they are certainly equipped to do so. Maintain proof of age and age in order and on your command.
It is a receipt and document scanner that can be used with any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. In my experience, the results so far have been productive and progressing well to reduce the large amounts of receipt so that they can be digitized and stored easily for my records. I like the small and light footprint for mobile use.
I really enjoyed the product I received from a Fujitsu scanner. I had acquired the Fi-5110EOX2. It was a work horse for more than ten years. I have finally gotten tired of duck tapping the software and spending time to get it to run on Windows 10. I wish that they would provide drivers so they could keep up with the operating system. They would then get you to buy a new unit. I wanted to go paperless with OneNote and future proof it a little but Epson is half the price, but has got some really good reviews. The latest version of the DS520 is a slight update from the previous generation. I do not have the option for WiFi, so the DS530 seemed perfect with the features of the Fujitsu. The first impression is important. It is more compact than my old Fujitsu, and the software compatibility is great. I decided to clean install Windows 10 since I originally did the free upgrade from Win7. I am glad I did. I wanted to make sure that I started fresh and avoid any conflicts due to adjusting OS for unsupported Fujitsu. I am very happy with the purchase. Someone reviewed it and stated that the slider for the paper holders moved like butter and they were correct. It is easy to load the scanner with paper and then move the guides tight on the paper with just one hand. I will follow up with any issues I encounter or cool features I discover along the way. So far there has not been one single miss feed or an issue with not scanning anything I through at this time. It is a good tool for feeding documents into different software systems. I love OneNote Capture Pro. It makes it easy to scan directly into the software and organizing it later. I still have an exemplary product. After I screwed up a BIOS update, the system continues to stay in working order. I am still very happy with the unit. Keep the lid closed when not in use. I hope this is in good condition. The upgrade was easy and the customer service for answering questions and answering any questions I received was excellent. The only thing is that the software wants to update to a completely new version. It has good instructions, but no instructions about how to use the new version of the software. I removed the new version and reinstalled the old version. It is still not an issue. They might have better training on the new version of software that does more. I continue to enjoy old software so decline monthly prompting to update.
I was unaware of my inexperience in attempting to completely eliminate paper by using the scanning part in my Brother MFCL8850CDW printer and scanner. The Brother can scan, even duplex scan, and some legal size scans. This device can also continually jam or be error prone, and cause you to become angry in life if you attempt to use it for more than an hour. I had enough and thought there must be something better. I looked at various options from several big names, excluding Brother because I am very angry at their junk products. I almost chose Raven's product because it seemed very interesting, with its connectivity options, that would be useful to me on occasion. The Raven scanner is not easy to use, therefore you must purchase the Pro model to access direct connectivity to Windows. Twin requires a twin driver in order for the TWAIN to work properly. Although it has a network connection, it cannot function as a network scanner outside of being able to deposit scans onto a Windows SMB share device. The only nice thing about my Brother printer is that my Mac is able to use it for scanning across the network. Since this was my first foray into dedicated document scanning, I decided I wasn't ready to let the price approach the $1k mark, and most of the network-capable scanners quickly approach that price point. I generally focus on USB devices from Epson, Fujitsu, etc. This one seemed to be the most inexpensive, due to price, performance, low jamming, fast speed, and reliable drivers. The drivers are also available for MacOS Catalina, the current release as of this review. I decided to give it a try. I have nothing but positive thoughts to say. I installed the Epson drivers before connecting, however, I intentionally did not install the Epson scanning utilities. I use a third party program called PDFScanner, which can deskew, duplex, virtual duplex, OCR, and then save as PDF. Everything simply works, and this thing simply blasts through piles of documents. Even though the scanner that I'm using is an outdated Brother MFC printer, it is probably ten times faster than the original scanner. If that is your reference point then you will be in complete awe when this thing begins. I finished four hours of scanning and emptied an entire file cabinet drawer.
Some people label me crazy, but I keep tons of old documents, bills, receipts, and other paper junk that I will most likely never need to go back to. That is where I decided to digitize my archives. This small machine devoured piles of old papers, in all possible conditions, from nice and smooth to badly wrinkled, torn, and otherwise mutilated. There's little that it will not swallow. Sometimes, I would replace the page if the page was badly torn, but most of it was eaten. Yes, there are times when I jam, but I am impressed by the quality of material I was able to feed through. Unjamming is an easy task, and even if anything was jammed, it will scan in on the second pass. The software can do almost any task easily. At the time I purchased the scanner in April 2018, it was much less flexible, but it improved greatly with a recent update. It allowed more options in automatic file naming, and that was one of my main complaints. When launching Document Capture Pro, it may take quite a long time to connect to the scanner. A workaround would be to close it and reopen it if it waits too long. Usually they connect directly on the second go. So far I have scanned over 14000 sheets. Some of them were full two sided pages, some were as small as cash register receipts. It takes pages of almost any size. I will not take an old cash register receipt that is 1.5in wide but can take both the 1.5in and the larger ones easily. Fortunately, most people do not use receipts of this type today. It takes pages of any length. It took a bit to figure out, because you need to set the page size to auto. That is only available under advanced options, when using Document Capture Pro. It will accept large, box receipts from electronics stores, where they print all their terms, conditions, warranties, and so forth. I am very happy with this device. I am hoping that the software will improve, although there are a few minor bugs. I rate it 5 stars for a very high pro/con ratio.
I use a flatbed scanner to do a onetime, high definition scan, and it works great. I needed to digitize many legacy documents and clear out file drawers. The thought of doing that will simplex, manual flatbed scanner made me shudder. A bit of research led me to buy the Epson DS530II scanner. I was able to get the instructions in one pass, and I was able to get the duplex scanners to be very cost effective with two sides each. The scanner performed well in writing reviews and created a scanning profile for different types of documents. I received three misfeeds out of a total of 500 documents. Those were due to badly torn leading edges. It was solved by turning them around and refeeding. The first day involved learning settings and setting up jobs. Day two consisted of feeding the scanner batches of paper for fifteen minutes. I was finished. This would have taken several hours with the flatbed scanner. If I needed to digitize those old files, I would not have touched it again. However, it has already paid for itself. I am very happy with this little device.
I really need this in terms of price and performance. I have used numerous different kinds of scanners, such as flatbed, handheld, and desktop. This was easy to setup. The actual capture software is fairly easy to use, but not in the league of Fujitsu. Once you are used to it, I would say it is very serviceable. The actual scanning process is impressive in speed. Although it claims that it can scan 35 pages per minute, it can actually double that because scanning double sided does not slow the unit down. This scanner is much higher then most scanners, and I have purchased the non wifi version as I do not need this while working or at home. I read that the wireless module can be buggy and very slow. I may have to order another one.
I am working on my family genealogy and I possess several years of my parents previous tax returns from decades ago. They literally kept everything from receipts to cancelled checks, and more. It is easy to scan the scanner with a multifunction printer or scanner with the autodocument feed. The scanner did not perform well with different sizes when using them, but this scanner takes on the challenge well. There are not many ways you can utilize the receipt function in accounting software or Excel.
I gave this 5 stars after purchasing a USB cord to connect it to my PC directly. I have used this piece to save time in my home office.
It is small but it is awesome. It requires little space, and it is both USB and wireless.
You want both sides scanned. Have both sides scanned at once. I was reluctant to purchase it because of other review, but it is good.
I have had many scanners and all in one printers. This scanner is quick, reliable, and easy to navigate. This is the last item that I had purchased for a long time.
I am a photographer. I was interested in both an everyday printer and a photo printer. I've only had it for a few days, but I printed some photographs on beautiful Epson Hot Press Natural Paper and they look great, especially for such an inexpensive printer. I selected the preset for Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and selected the option for thick paper to ensure that it handled the paper without any issues.
My EPISON photo printer was fine before I owned Canon Photo Printers, but the ink head became clogged constantly. It is a medium size printer that can copy and scan. Photo printing is excellent, but you must manipulate it in order to find the correct settings and to use quality paper. A lowcost photo paper from Costco did not work for me. I use Ilford Gallerie and I have great results. I prefer to print documents and texts than do my laser printers. It has double sided printing, which is very easy to use. Scanning is excellent, easy to use, great quality, and has multiple resolution options. I also had a Brother laser printer. Copying is good because it is only five in the manual feed. It is easy to set up and there are no problems with the cost of ink. If you have a need to frequently print documents, and are working from home, it will cost you a lot of money to use as your primary printer. I recently purchased a laser printer for BW documents, and I am happy with it. If you want to print color photographs and scan documents, I would recommend this printer. Find an inexpensive alternative for daily use.
I really like this printer so far. I like that it has a footprint that is barely larger than your average entry level inkjet printer but it will do elevenx17. I was unaware that the screen and the paper tray are motorized. The screen flipped up, and the tray extended. Setting up was simple and I have not experienced any issues with wireless printing or scanning from Windows or Android. An investment of 10 to 15 dollars for a pack of premium bright white inkjet paper. I printed my first couple of pages on multipurpose copy paper. The ink was absorbed, faded, and blah. It is bright and sharp on premium paper. I am excited to see how it prints on a proper matte or gloss photo paper, especially once I have the profiles set. The feed tray is small and the per page speed is not anything to complain about. This isn't intended to be a volume printer, therefore that isn't a negative. Epson Photo paper claims to be dyed, and not pigmented. I remember that old photo prints would become sticky against glass in frames, or fade quickly. This seems like it should have lasting quality up to the level of my needs. So far very pleased. The scanner works very well. There haven't been any issues with connectivity, or jamming, or anything of that nature. If you use Epson Photo Paper, they look amazing. I used leftover photo paper from two different brands, but the results were poor. Although the Epson papers work flawlessly. My only complaint is that the cartridges are a bit spendy and do not seem to last very long.
I notice that the first time you do a task like a photo or greeting card, it does take a while to print, but then it is very quickly. It is the software interface with the PC program. I have completed all of my programs, and they print quickly and well. I hope my comments are useful.
I purchased this item to replace my old Epson R1800 photo printer, which is ten years old and requires lots of babysitting to feed correctly. I wanted to replace it with another professional photo printer, but could not justify the expense because I no longer actively shoot events professionally. To my surprise, the photos produced by this printer actually looked better than my professional printer's output. Having a scanner and a copy machine that works best than an older scanner is an exceptional achievement. They produce more fade resistant prints than pigment printed prints, but the dyes in this printer do not produce the longevity of pigment printed prints.