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: 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.
Summary: Comments about Canon DR-2580C: The company uses the 2580c as a document scanner. It's fast, light, and compact. It doesn't take up any more space than the telephone. I would recommend this over and over. I've purchased about 7 or 8 of these scanners over the last 3 years. It comes with all the software you'll ever need, including acrobat standard, (and you know how much that cost.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Resolution
Great scanner, we scan thousands of documents weekly
S. Steichen, Amazon
25 May 2010
Summary: This is our second Canon dr-25800C scanner. We had the first one for 2 1/2 years and it was a workhorse. A piece broke off that we couldn't fix and so we just bought a new one. We LOVE it. We use it to scan THOUSANDS of documents each week and it really is a workhorse. Great scans, easy to use, and worth every penny. We convert everything to PDF for archive storage.
Summary: Comments about Canon DR-2580C: We have other scanners in the office but the scanning speed of this machine is very impressive compared to its closest competitor. It takes no time in scanning, recognizing texts and saving in searchable PDF format. Not to mention its duplex capability. How is that for a scanner this compact? A highly recommended gadget for workgroups where speed is a priority.