[sane-devel] Legal-size scanner recommendations?
emre at flash.net
Fri Feb 12 04:12:08 UTC 2010
Thank you for the recommendation. I looked at the fi-6130 & it seems
I originally had in mind a flatbed scanner, but this looks like it will
be more generally
useful & convenient... actually the more I think about, I think fi-6130
will be a better
choice for my needs. I looked at and subsequently rejected the
fi-6230... I prefer
the smaller footprint of the fi-6130.
I have one more question, it has to do with resolution. The fi-6130
reports a 600 dpi
resolution (which seems to me to be more than sufficient). I have seen
scanners that report 6400 dpi. I am guessing that higher resolution
might be good
for slides and photos, but wouldn't be of much use for scanning documents?
m. allan noah wrote:
> Current models, in order of my preference:
> Fujitsu fi-6130, fi-5110C, S1500
> with these coming in a distant second:
> Canon DR-2510C, DR-2010C
> I highly recommend the fi-6130. IMHO, its the best small document
> scanner on the market today. However, the differences between other
> fujitsu models are mostly small, so you can save some money. There are
> also older models which can occasionally be found cheaply. I have an
> old fi-4120C2 on my desk that works well.
> The differences between different 'series' of the Canon's is greater.
> For instance, the DR-2050C has better resolution support, but
> calibrates with an external sheet. So you can't assume that a new
> model will work out of the box.
> In both cases, I wrote the sane backend, and the hardware support is
> good. The Fujitsus have more hardware features, so the sane backend
> exposes more options. The Canons are dumber, so require more driver
> 'help'. Both drivers are stable in wide-spread production use,
> businesses, Govt agencies, hospitals, etc.
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