There are a few factors to take into consideration when choosing a scanner for business or home use, as The Scanner Shop offers a huge variety of scanners to fit any need.
First off, what do you anticipate you’ll be scanning, and how much?
If you only plan to scan the occasional document, then any reasonable scanner will do the trick. However, some larger businesses may be scanning hundreds or thousands of documents in the course of an average day, necessitating a scanner that can work quickly and tirelessly. Our Canon range sports a few models, like the DR-X10C, which can scan 125 pages per minute!
What sort of computer are you using?
Are you using PC systems or Macs? Be careful to choose a scanner which is compatible with the system you are using. Some of our stock, such as the Epson Scanners, are compatible with both operating systems, and the rest of the stock is clearly marked for compatibility.
What size are the sheets you’ll be scanning?
Some of our scanners are specialised towards handling documents in A3, A4 and A6 sizes. Fujitsu, in particular, has a wide range of scanner sizes, including A6 scanners that are small, unobtrusive and excellent for scanning the likes of cheques.
What special features will your scanner ideally have?
The Scanner Shop stocks a variety of different scanner types that allow their user to access different capabilities, such as scanning large documents or linking to a network. We’ve covered different sheet-size optimised scanners already, so we’ll focus on the other available types you may wish to purchase, such as:
Network scanners, which are capable of uploading their scanned documents to a shared network, are excellent for large offices or businesses that are spread out across the country – or even the world! A document scanned in a network printer is instantly available anywhere on the network, making these scanners a great way to distribute documents to everyone that needs access to them.
Microfilm scanners, which allow their owners to transfer microfilm documents to a digital format, are great for modernising an aging stock of microfilm documentation. Microfilm is a format traditionally used to store several pages in the smallest format possible, and was previously only readable with the help of a specially-designed microfilm reader. With a microfilm scanner, these documents can be transferred effortlessly and made available to view with no hassle.
Wi-Fi scanners, which can sync to a smartphone or mobile device via a wifi system, with a dedicated app which allows scanner documents to be made available on the mobile device. With these systems, your scanned documents can be taken with you, wherever and whenever you need them.
No matter your requirements, there is a scanner to match them in our stock. Whether you need a massive scanner able to copy 125 pages per minute, or a sleek, thin-bodied scanner that sits unobtrusively on a shelf until you need to activate it and send the scanned document halfway across the world, whether you need access to your scanned documents on your phone miles from your office, if you need to switch the scanner between PCs and Macs, we’ve got what you need.
We stock scanners designed and made by world-renowned technology manufacturers, including Epson, Canon, Brother, Cyberview, Fujitsu, Kodak, Kofax Express, Panasonic, Plustech and Silex Technology,