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    Scanner Scanning times

    hello,

    What is the normal length of time for which a scanner takes to scan an image?

    Mine takes ~30 sec, is this normal?
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    Depends entirely on the settings, you can get a 200dpi black and white scan done in a few seconds, a hi-res full colour scan can take a lot longer, 30 seconds isn't that bad really.

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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    hello, it's 30sec at 300 dpi BTW

    Thanks for your reply lucio; any others?

    EDIT: It seems Black and White takes the same length of time as colour on my scanner?
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    Anybody know where I can find the fastest ones? As I need to scan as many docs as fast as possible.
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    Looks as if you need an automatic document feeder and a business scanner - be a bit expensive, but if you've an ongoing requirement, worth it.

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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    I'm afraid the answer to your question is a bit like the answer to "How fast will a car go?" Do you mean a Trabant or a Ferrari?

    You can get high-end document scanners that will scan an A4 page in a handful of seconds, just like you can get photocopiers that will copy at high speeds. But they can cost thousands.

    You could take a look at the HP Scanjet 5590C. It's about £260, and you can get it from (ironically enough), and among others, Scan


    That might give you a start point.

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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/80071

    This is a cheap one with ADF. I wonder if there is any ADF scanner going for cheaper than this? I already got a cheap Epson printer with CISS :S
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    & of course it's not just the mechanical scan speed but the transfer speed to the PC.
    A lot of scanners that are connected via USB don't use USB 2.0 transfer rates (but there are some that do) but the original USB 12Mbit/s

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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    To give you an idea of what the business ones can do, we have a Xerox C7132 document centre, it'll scan and then e-mail you files of what it scans and takes the time it takes to talk from the copier back to my desk to send a single page through.

    It's main advantage is you can stack up 30 odd pages at once and get those sent through in one job.

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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    To give you an idea of what the business ones can do, we have a Xerox C7132 document centre, it'll scan and then e-mail you files of what it scans and takes the time it takes to talk from the copier back to my desk to send a single page through.

    It's main advantage is you can stack up 30 odd pages at once and get those sent through in one job.
    But that is about 2 or 3 thousand pounds to buy (probably plus VAT) or one firm was quoting £55/month rental! (As with most things, you get what you pay for!)
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    hello,

    Thanks for the input guys!

    I have no more than £150 to spend on the scanner. I do not want an all-in one printer or anything, just the scanner.

    I've returned the scanner, as I had a little problem with it, so I now have the money to spend on another scanner, or the same one if it turns out the scanning time was actually good.

    I'll have a look at more reviews in the meantime.
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    hello,

    I've looked for ages and am finding it pretty difficult to find the fastest possible.

    I've decided I'll stick with Canon on this.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Scanner Scanning times

    While I wait, is there actually an official 'spec' for scanners describing their scanning time?
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