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Old 03-24-2014, 04:04 PM   #21
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There are small portable USB-powered document scanners available for less than $100.

My attempts to photograph documents with a smart phone have not given me the clean high res sharp image I want for full page documents, especially since such docs often come folded and won't lay flat. Fine for checks to deposit I'm sure.
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When I went paper-free, I wanted a fast scanner with a large tray so that I could scan a pile of paper very quickly. I ended up getting the Xerox Documate 510 and it has served me well.
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When I went paper-free, I wanted a fast scanner with a large tray so that I could scan a pile of paper very quickly. I ended up getting the Xerox Documate 510 and it has served me well.
Looked it up on Amazon. They started making those at least 10 years ago. Not bad for service life. I had a document feeder with HP scanner about 10 years ago. The document feeder lasted about 1 year.
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Looked it up on Amazon. They started making those at least 10 years ago. Not bad for service life. I had a document feeder with HP scanner about 10 years ago. The document feeder lasted about 1 year.
Mine is 6 years old and I scanned the content of a whole file cabinet with it. It is still going strong.
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Scansnap 1300i is good. $250 on amazon.
Of course at that point you could also buy a flatbed scanner for photos depending on how much you want to scan (it would be a manual process), but you would have a machine to scan old photos up to 4800 dpi if you wanted to (Epson V.600). So the trade off is document feeder versus being able to scan photos.
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