[sane-devel] scanner suggestion

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 01:44:42 UTC 2013

If you are willing to forgo the flatbed, the Fujitsu fi-6130Z fits the
bill. It's a very good scanner with complete support from SANE by yours
truly. Selectable background color, an excellent anti-jam system,
ultrasonic multifeed detection, etc.

You can find it for a lower price if you shop around.  If you want to save
some money, a used scanner (or its predecessor, the fi-6130) can often be
found on ebay. A used scanner would also allow you to move up to the
flatbed-enabled fi-6230.

In the interest of full disclosure, I did some contract work for Fujitsu in
the past, where they paid me to improve SANE support for their scanners.


On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Brian DeRocher <brian at derocher.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Can i get a few suggestions for well supported document scanners.  I'd
> like to archive books, magazines, college notes.  Here are my requirements:
> * high volume - 2,000 pages per day
> * scan 50+ sheets at a time
> * page size 8.5 x 14
> * well supported by SANE / Linux of course
> * flatbed preferred, but not needed
> I'm willing to buy new or used.  I'd like to spend around $800 - $1,000.
> Two other questions:
> (1) I found a database of features at http://www.scanstore.com.  Does
> the SANE project have a better database?  I could not find one.
> (2) Is the OCR on these scanners reliable or is it better to use
> software-based OCR?
> thanks,
> Brian
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