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Easy to use, quality scans
on March 18, 2013
It was difficult for me to spend $200 on a machine that only scanned but I finally took the plunge. This scanner is a replacement for a HP 5180 all-in-one machine, which I was only using for scanning, it did print beautifully but cost too much in ink to be a high use printer like I need. I have an Epson Workforce 1100 with a bulk ink system for cheap printing. To say this is a scanner is a huge improvement is an understatement! I scan 100+ pages per week of homeschooling materials for my kids. This was a tedious and time consuming chore on the old machine but is almost fun on this one. Okay so scanning may not be fun, but being able to get the job done without any communication errors and literally in less than half the time (this baby scans fast) is great.
I use the ADF for 75% of my scanning and the flatbed for the rest. Both methods yield the same excellent quality. There are many scanning options which are simple and quick to change as needed. When scanning numerous pages into one file (45 is the most I have saved as a single full-color file) the save process after the scanning is complete is a bit time consuming but I just let it do its thing in the background, it doesn't slow my computer down at all.
There is a print feature on the scanner that will print the scan to the printer of your choice rather than having to save the file first. This is the only feature I have found that doesn't work like I had hoped, which is why I took 1 star away. When using this feature the scan takes a very, very long time in comparison to regular scanning. I thought I may have some settings wrong, but so far I haven't been able to speed it up which is bummer because lots of my scans don't need to be saved just printed. If I am able to remedy this problem I will change my review to 5 stars.