Document scanners are an excellent purchase for users who digitise text, graphics and images in large quantities. The devices have a feed tray for automatic document feeding. This way you can process a stack of loose pages in no time. In our shop list you will find high-quality products from Epson, HP, Brother, Fujitsu and Canon. They score with very good scan quality, high colour depth, brilliant processing speed and resolution.

What is a document scanner?

The products are suitable for digitising documents. The scanner reads texts, graphics and images with a sensor system. It creates a digital document from the analogue original. The desktop or feed scanners have a feed tray that automatically feeds in the sheet. Compared to the normal flatbed scanner, these devices process loose paper stacks of different sizes at high speed. A practical feature is the ability to edit the text afterwards. The text recognition programme (OCR) recognises it automatically. If necessary, you can modify and edit the files in your writing programme. The ICR programme makes it possible to recognise handwritten text.

Compared to normal flatbed scanners, the products convince with:

  • high operating speed per sheet
  • automatic document feeder (ADF)
  • suitable text recognition programme
  • space-saving design
  • fast processing of loose pages
  • duplex scanning
  • compact dimensions
  • wide range of functions for scanning graphics and text documents

Who is a document scanner for?

The models are equally suitable for private individuals and businesses. With a document scanner you can scan loose documents quickly and easily for archiving. This is especially beneficial for companies that are working towards a paperless office. If you want to digitise bound documents, books, photos and magazines, we recommend a flatbed scanner.

What types of document scanners are there?

There are different types of document scanners. Be it for private use or in the office. Here you can find the right document scanner for you.

Classic document scanner

Desktop scanners convince with a large feed tray for loose documents. Depending on the model, they offer a high scanning quality, a colour depth of 24 bit and a resolution of 600 to 1200 dpi. Document scanners that scan up to 60 sheets per minute are an advantage. Some of them have the modern duplex scan function, which helps you to digitise double-sided documents. The document size is variable. Common scanners process formats up to DIN A4 via the automatic document feeder. Products with blank-page detection or automatic background removal are also convenient.

Mini document scanners

These handy devices are suitable for mobile use in the commercial and private sector. The models are often used by sales representatives and field staff. The document scanners are thirty centimetres wide, around five centimetres high and a maximum of ten centimetres deep. In terms of scanning quality, the products are on a par with classic scanners. They are suitable for digitising simple documents. The main advantage is the compact design.

Combination scanner

These models combine a flatbed scanner and a document scanner. This gives you a greater variety of possible applications. The disadvantage is the bulky design.

Document scanner vs. multifunction printer - which is better?

Multifunction printers are among the most frequently purchased peripherals in the private sector. They combine a printer, scanner, copier and fax in one compact device. The products are suitable for occasional use. A flatbed scanner is used. You can use it to scan bound documents, single pages, magazines, books and photos.

Single document scanners are suitable for professional use. They offer better resolution, higher colour depth, optimal scan quality and faster processing. They are particularly suitable for the rapid scanning of graphics, images and text documents in large quantities.

What should I look for when scanning documents?

Make sure that the document is ideally positioned. With a flatbed scanner, place the document on the marked scanning surface. Optionally, insert the document into the document scanner's feed slot. Devices with skew correction are advantageous. This detects skewed scans and straightens them automatically. To achieve a good result, clean the surface regularly with a special product for scanners. A programme that is optimally tailored to the scanner offers optimal results.