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Types Of Scanners: Some Ideas About Today’s Computer Scanners

By Xandie Jones

At present, computer scanners are a must have for families of today who normally want to share documents and photos on the web. They are also very ideal for students who are running their research. Normally, they would really need to reproduce copies of photos or some pages of a book to use in their reports. More than that, scanners are also a convenient piece of equipment in businesses that have already replaced those traditional copiers that we have in the past because it allows the user to save a scanned document or photos in the computer. This way, it can be further reproduced at anytime.

There are various types of scanners that are now sold worldwide. They range from different manufacturers and brands. Each brand have different models and features; so it is always wise to take a look at different types before deciding on a particular type to purchase. Probably one of the earliest scanners that have been released in the market then that are still available now are flatbed scanners.

If you are running a data processing business that needs scanners to scan documents to provide faster reproductions of text and images, then you might probably want to upgrade to high-end scanners with automatic document feeder (ADF) feature. Some flatbed scanners usually have it but some don’t. Imagine if you can have a flatbed scanner with a 50-sheet ADF, that would really be more convenient than scanning it manually per page.

One particular drawback (if you may call it a drawback) is on the amount of space it can occupy on your workspace. It may not be ideal for users who have such space limitations. This is where they might need to consider investing on portable types. Sheet-fed scanners wouldn’t take too much space than flatbeds. With a hundred page automatic document feeder for a sheet-fed type of scanner, this is already a good thing.

While some are already happy with the sheet-fed plus ADF type of scanners, some also complain about the quality of the scanned images or graphics. For those who are really particular about the quality or the resolution of the image, negatives or photos, then the sheet-fed scanner is not the scanner for them. Instead, they can opt for photo scanners so that they would be pleased with the results.

What about multifunction printer? We’ve added it here because there are those who would certainly love the AIO or the all-in-one function of a fax, telephone, printer, copier, scanner, or e-mail in one functional gadget. Certainly you can have a scanner with all the additional benefits.

These are just few of the types of scanners that you might be interested in having. You can find them from famous manufacturers – Epson scanners, Canon scanners, HP scanners, and many others. Take a good look at their different specifications, read product reviews, check out the prices and choose the best deal that you can find.

Looking for sheet-fed scanners for home or business use? Visit Xandie Jones ‘s site at and check out the different types of scanners for all your office needs.

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Jones, Xandie "Types Of Scanners: Some Ideas About Today’s Computer Scanners." Types Of Scanners: Some Ideas About Today’s Computer Scanners. 15 Jun. 2010. 6 May 2015 <>.

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