plz help me to choose a FAST flatbed SCANNER (I'm interested in A4 size grayscale 300 dpi scanning)

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  1. I need an A4/Letter size flatbed scanner which is very fast in
    scanning in grayscale at 300 dpi. I would find it great to scan an A4
    page (grayscale 300 dpi) in, say, less than 5 seconds.
    I'm not interested in color scanning, and I'd like not to spend too
    much money.
    Can somebody suggest me some scanner fulfilling my needs?

    Thank you very much.

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, Mar 13, 2006
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    Stewy Guest

    Fast scanning also depends on the speed of the CPU. If the scanner uses
    USB or Firewire. Check out these options first.
    Stewy, Mar 14, 2006
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    budgie Guest

    IMOE the sort of data rate that would meet your 5 second target requires either
    USB2 or the Firewire equivalent. It also requires a fairly decent processor in
    your pea-sea or the scanner will pause numerous times during the scan.

    I personally use an old Canon N670 series (USB1.1) on a P3-666, which suits my
    needs but reinforces the above. If I ever needed another scanner, it would be
    budgie, Mar 14, 2006

    Danny Guest

    are you intending to scan documents? if there's an ADF capable of
    feeding very reliably as well as quickly, would you still really need a
    flatbed for anything?

    The range documents that the ADF I'm thinking of can handle with no
    problems is anthing from NCR (like rice paper) to embossed cards (i.e.
    credit cards).

    Danny, Mar 15, 2006
  5. My computer is a good one, with a good processor. I have USB2, but I'm
    afraid I don't have Firewire (anyway, I could buy expansion cards).
    Thank you for your answer.
, Mar 15, 2006
  6., Mar 15, 2006

    Paul Rubin Guest

    There's an Epson (?) scanner which isn't too expensive and whose glass
    goes right up to the edge for scanning bound books. You can also use
    a digicam, with not-as-good-as-a-scanner results.
    Paul Rubin, Mar 15, 2006
  8. I've heard of the scanner whose glass goes right up to the edge... But
    I don't find that feature so interesting.
    I just want speed! :)
, Mar 15, 2006

    Paul Rubin Guest

    Scanners without that feature have trouble scanning near the center of
    the book. If you want speed, use a camera, or chop the spine off the
    book and use a sheet fed scanner.
    Paul Rubin, Mar 15, 2006
  10. Scanners without that feature have trouble scanning near the center of
    Yes, I know... But, for most books, a normal flatbed is ok.

    I'm asking info on flatbed scanners, not on cameras or on smashing
, Mar 15, 2006

    Neil Ellwood Guest

    If this help doesn't suit you try google.
    Neil Ellwood, Mar 15, 2006

  12. Hi!
    I want more answers, please! :)

, Mar 25, 2006

    J. Clarke Guest

    J. Clarke, Mar 28, 2006
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