Reviews and Problems with Canon ImageFormula P-215
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23 January 2014
Summary: I bought this to replace my P-150, which I loved. I've usually had very good experiences with Canon products, but this one was a major disappointment. Pros: The software and scanner is easy to install & use. The image quality is on par with the P-150. Issues: Software: When I did multi-page scanning with the P-150, I used to be able to rotate different pages before saving the scan. Can't do that with the 215. There seem to be fewer options for scanning with this model.
Frequently Pulls Multiple Pages, Requires Too Much Attention
Baby Wabekins, Amazon
8 January 2014
Summary: I got this scanner for my legal practice so that I could scan client's documents on the road or at my desk. Although the quality of the scans are fine, it really doesn't serve its purpose because it often pulls in 5 pages or more at once. This the paper to jam or the scanner pushes it through but you don't get a scan of the pages in between the outside two. Very frustrating.
BUYER BEWARE: Canon does not stand behind this product.
14 August 2013
Summary: I bought this scanner for my Mac at home, got it set up, and it worked great. I decided to bring it to the office and use it on my Mac here instead, and realized I didn't have the CD that came with it anymore. No problem, right? Just go online and download the companion software, just like I would for any other peripheral ever sold in history. Erm...not so much. They don't offer the download on the website, so I called support to find out where I can get it.
Summary: I wanted to like this product but it just did not deliver. Due to the position of the feed rollers (they not are located symmetrically throughout the document feeding area) this device has a tendency to pull items through at a slight angle and create skewed images. It is also not very durable. If you have scan anything other paper I would not recommend it.
Summary: My P-215 worked OK when new, but after just a hundred or so pages scanned, it's now having feed problems. Specifically it doesn't like to feed a single page or the last page in a stack. It will also sometimes feed multiple pages at once. I've tried cleaning the rollers and feed area but it makes no difference. It's a shame as it's otherwise a nice scanner and one of the few that doesn't require the installation of any proprietary software.
Summary: First scanner came with internal damage and was quickly replaced by Amazon. Second scanner is unable to scan more than one page at a time with a certain amount of fuss with each page. I presume it needs some kind of adjustment which I am at a loss to do.
Summary: I'm experiencing feed errors. Specifically, when there is only one page left in the feed hopper, it won't feed without a bit of a nudge on the paper. This occurs when trying to scan a single page or on the last page of a multi page scan job. This problem occurs regardless of paper weight. I chose this over the Fujitsu in order to have the option of TWAIN or ISIS compatibility, but this scanner is unusable due to the continual feed errors.
Summary: It seems that printer/scanner manufacturers these days subcontract all their software development to third world sweat shops. The software is a disgrace. The scanner works OK, but the software is so primitive and pathetic, I hate it. Take the PDF output as an example: you can not tell the software anything about how you would want this.. so you're stuck with huge files for simple all-text B&W documents.
Summary: I have a Fujitsu scansnap which I use at home. I needed something to use when I am away from the office and this appears to fit the bill. It is simple to use and scans OK but the paperfeed is not fit for purpose. I have now scanned 50 documents of between 8 and 20 pages into this and of those, only 2 have gone through with every page fed through independently.