What is a good flatbed scanner?

krasnoyarsk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 7, 2012
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Hi all
I need to buy a new scanner, my old Epson Expression 640 just died, RIP :mad:
I haven't bought a scanner since 2001, (my 640...), so I have no idea what I should buy.
Are recent brands the same? Epson, HP?
Any (cheap) model I should consider?
I need it mainly to scan books and printed material, photos, but no slides.
Any help welcome, thanks.
 

Giuly

macrumors 68040
Hi all
I need to buy a new scanner, my old Epson Expression 640 just died, RIP :mad:
I haven't bought a scanner since 2001, (my 640...), so I have no idea what I should buy.
Are recent brands the same? Epson, HP?
Any (cheap) model I should consider?
I need it mainly to scan books and printed material, photos, but no slides.
Any help welcome, thanks.
Depending on what kind of printer you have, get yourself an Epson Expression XP-600 to replace both your Epson Precision 640 scanner and your printer. If you have an iOS device, this one supports AirPrint.
If you want a less expensive option, have a look at the Expression XP-400 for $79.
 

drsox

macrumors 65816
Apr 29, 2011
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Xhystos
Hi all
I need to buy a new scanner, my old Epson Expression 640 just died, RIP :mad:
I haven't bought a scanner since 2001, (my 640...), so I have no idea what I should buy.
Are recent brands the same? Epson, HP?
Any (cheap) model I should consider?
I need it mainly to scan books and printed material, photos, but no slides.
Any help welcome, thanks.
Do you want a scanner or do you want an all-in-one that also scans ?
I have an Epson Perfection V33 scanner and an Epson XP-700 that also scans. The V33 is much the better scanner.
 

flynz4

macrumors 68040
Aug 9, 2009
3,125
35
Portland, OR
I have a flatbed built into my Xerox all-in-1 color laser... and I also have a sheet scanner (Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M).

I probably scan 1000 pages on the ScanSnap for every one page with the flatbed.

I realize that you have a requirement for books... but if you (or others reading this thread) ever want to consider going to a "paperless office"... then a full duplex sheet scanner is really necessary. It is hard to imagine anyone dealing with a flatbed without getting totally frustrated and eventually quitting.

BTW: My flatbed does have an automatic document feeder... but that is single duplex... so the utility is still very low.

/Jim