[sane-devel] Good ADF Scanner for Linux/SANE?

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 16:26:36 -0400 (EDT)

i am happy with fujitsu fi-4120C my company uses lots of them. scsi and 
usb, (scsi is more reliable, usb a little flaky sometimes). great paper 
handling, pretty quick, heavy and small. we scanned 67,000 sheets last 
year on 20 of them. occasional paper jams with really bad sheets, but 
other than that, no breakdowns. dropped one on the floor from 3 feet up 
once. put a nice dent in the wood floor, scanner works perfectly.

about 780 bucks new, about 550-600 refurb. other folks like the bigger 
fujitsus, but i cant justify the price. the smaller fujitsus are generally 
flimsy, and many dont work with sane.


On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Ed Suominen wrote:

> OK, I've googled and shopped, and hunted around on this mailing list and
> others. I've seen answers to this probable FAQ going back 5 years, but what
> I've found has me still wondering:
> What are some good options (are there any?) for a good ADF (sheetfed)
> scanner for my Linux box? I need to be able to dump a stack of papers into
> the ADF, hit scan in xsane, and get a PDF or TIFF of the results. I'm
> willing to spend hundreds for that, but not thousands.
> I don't really want an inkjet-printer all-in-one (e.g., the cheaper HP stuff) 
> I'm much less interested in inkjet printing than in fast, reliable sheetfed 
> scanning. A laser all-in-one that actually worked well for scanning would be 
> fine, though, even at twice the price of the scanner alone.
> Thanks,
> Ed

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