[sane-devel] scanners with document feeders

John C. Vernaleo john@netpurgatory.com
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 12:41:22 -0500 (EST)

I just checked (since I usually use xsane instead of scanimage), but when 
I do:
scanimage --source "Automatic Document Feeder" > image.pnm
it scans one page from the feeder, then gives me the prompt back.

And 20 pages work fine in the feeder (the manual says more than that, but 
20 seems to be about the most I can put in without increasing the number 
of jams).  I have already scanned a few hundred pages of notes from old 
grad school classes I took with this scanner, and it (and sane, so thanks 
guys) has done a great job so far.


On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Christopher Marshall wrote:

> That sounds perfect!
> As for high volume, I don't need that high.  If I had a good shot at scanning 20 pages at a time,
> I'd be willing to spend $300 to get that capability.
> Thanks for the steer.
> So, how does sane-epson handle document feeding?  If I invoke scanimage, would it feed one page,
> scan it, and exit?  That would be perfect.
> Chris Marshall
> --- "John C. Vernaleo" <john@netpurgatory.com> wrote:
> > I've been using an Epson Perfection 1640 with sane for a while.  It has a 
> > document feeder although it gets stuck occasionally, so probably isn't 
> > suitable for very high volume scanning.  I think it was in the $300 
> > range.
> > 
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