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Do you need to do lots of document scanning?

I hope you don’t because it can be painful. Most of us have a scanner in our ‘all in one’ printer or even in a higher end ‘document centre’. The reality is that if you need to scan lots of documents, say old company records, then a dedicated document scanner will make that painful task a little less painful.

Why an expensive document scanner?

To get rid of all that paperwork hanging around collecting dust, taking up space and being a potential fire hazard…and you can now search the contents of the document (when scanned using the supplied OCR package)! Also, good SOHO (small office/home office) are not expensive in comparison to how they can make a tedious task easier. Is about $800 ish ok for you to spend? If so then please keep reading!

Why another document scanner?

You may already have a scanner built into one of your printers. That scanner, unless it is a high end device, is probably just ‘adequate’ and is not very fast and tends to scrunch up the occasional page.

A dedicated document scanner will scan both sides of a document in about 1 second! It can do all sorts of paper thicknesses, or thinness, even in the same batch.

Introducing the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600.

Now there are other solutions in the same market space that do a good job from suppliers like Raven, Canon, Brother, Epson etc.

We chose the Scansnap because it has good reviews, a great feature set, was a fair price in Australia and was available for next day delivery.

More about the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600

It is fast, accurate, with double sided scanning in one scan, quiet and easy to use. It is not an exaggeration to say that it makes a fiddly task so much less painful that you will look for things to scan so you can throw the requisite paperwork out. It comes with wifi, scan to cloud, OCR to PDF software and lots of customisation but works fine straight out of the box. You can scan business cards, credit type cards, postcards, aerogram paper, foolscap and even A3. It is also possible to scan photos but if the photos are important to you then a dedicated photo scanner is a better solution.

So, what now?

Well, if you are keen then you can purchase one through Amazon or eBay or many online shops.

If you simply want to get it done and not let it irritate or frustrate you any more, then do give us a call on (03) 9894 7588 or email us at info@36-400.com.au

We are always happy to help and to give you back your time to spend on your business.

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