Summary: If you are a blind or visually impaired student living in the US, you may know that some colleges and universities do not have sufficient resources to get your books. The office may either be tangled up in red tape for months, getting sufficient copyright permissions for you to read the book (after which time you will have either lost the class altogether or found someone to help you) or learned that the book is simply not available in an accessible format.
A perfect scanner for individual or small office - 7 years and going strong
Randall Stewart, Amazon
1 December 2013
Summary: I bought the DR-2580C 7 years ago, a slightly earlier version than sold now. My task: scan 90 boxes of closed client files, about 250,000 pages, which I did over a period of 3 months. Given the poor physical condition of much of the pages, I was surprised that I didn't have more jams and double feeds. [Highly conpressed pages; damp pages, rusted staples, etc.] Thereafter, normal duty as been about 1500 pages a month.
Summary: I work at a hospital and have used this scanner for 4 years! We have several and they are all amazing machines! Faithful and dependable. I scan hundreds of documents each day and I can only say this is my favorite machine ever!! I would recommend this machine to anyone that wants something tried and true and dependable.
Summary: This is an amazing little scanner! Its easy to install, use, and configure. But what makes this scanner really great is that it never quits! I work for a small Allstate Insurance agency and we decided to go paperless last summer. After I set everything up, I used this scanner to successfully make our office paperless by scanning-in well over 5,000 pages of documents.
Summary: PROS: I'm always shocked to see how expensive this scanner is. I've had mine for five years already - purchased in December of 2006! i can't believe these aren't $50 a pop now and made obsolete by new technology, but alas. I actually think the price has gone UP, as I paid $580 on ebay. Maybe I got a great deal. In any event... I remember when I performed my first scan, I was shocked at how fast this little machine is. It really rips 'em through.
Summary: I work with this scanner everyday. I have mostly used it for PDF scans. I haven't figured out the OCR function but I didn't install it on the CPU so my IT person may have left it out. But, I use this scanner for all types of functions other than OCR and it performs like a champ. However, I have had it jam. It was more operator than equipment error because I have had to pull some documents out of "File 13" and run them through.
Summary: I had previously purchased a Japanese standup, gravity scanner, and it would not work correctly with Windows 97. I ordered the Cannon DR-2580-C. When it arrived, I called Canon and told them I was not going to pay $700+ for a machine so small and, I thought useless. The representative told me to use it a week or two and if I didn't like it, she would send me my money back and add $50 + shipping. She called in three weeks and talked to me about the scanner.
Summary: We had a mountainous job to do and this scanner worked great! We had piles of paper in storage; about 100,000 pages in stacks of boxes. For anyone stuck in this boat, here is what worked for us. First, get this scanner. It is compact, easy to setup, easy to use, and it is fast! Then get a service like Carbonite or Mozy so your scanned data is backed-up for you automatically.
Summary: First - these scanners rock! Never had a problem. We have 3 of these in our office. The newest one is probably 3 years old. We use them constantly - every day. They are rock-solid - and the more I use mine, the more I'm impressed. These things are workhorses. I rarely write reviews (you can check out how many other one's I've done - not many), but I felt compelled to discredit the 1-star reviews. Don't believe them.