Summary: I purchased this scanner mainly because I saw it on sale awhile back and grabbed it to scan in paperwork at my home office. The quality is so good I opted to start scanning in all of my charcoal and graphite drawings. Works like a champ but at higher than average dpi (300+) its rather slow.
Summary: While waiting for a good page scanner, I bought the LiDE 35 to use in scanning my receipts for expense reports and client documents. The cover of my scanner is dented and the TSA has mis-packed it a dozen times causing me to worry that it would be damaged but each time I've unlocked it, plugged it...
A "best" entry level scanner almost substitutes for copier.
Jack Bert, Amazon
7 September 2004
Summary: I am a private user with no Cannon affiliation. This is a fine product that I hope lasts for years. The scanner and software are a tremendous value for the money. While this is not a full blown professional scanner it is great for what it was made for: getting printed data onto your computer...
Summary: This is not as fast as other scanners I have used, but overall it is easy to use. The scanning process is slow, but this is maybe only an issue if you need to scan several documents as quickly as possible. Otherwise the scanning speed isn't a hinderance to any casual user.
Summary: I recently purchased this item with a rebate offer so I got a great price on it. As far as the quality, I would say it is pretty average but great for the price paid. I am able to use it and scan at upto 1200 dpi(dots per inch) resolution as it says. My computer doesn't freeze up or anything.
Summary: I use the scanner to make E-copies of research litterature directly in Adobe Acrobat. Since the scanner fits nicely into my laptop bag and requires no separate power supply other than the USB cable, I have have no problems aquiring resources for research.
Excerpt: A very good scanner. I scan in a lot of drawings, and the image resolution is very good. It does however tend to pick up the off-white of the background paper rather a lot, and so some photoshopping is needed to get this back to white.