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Epson GT-S50
6.6 out of 10

Epson GT-S50

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Overall 6
6.0

software...

Alexander C., Newegg
23 April 2013
  • Summary: Perhaps we got spoiled with the Canon M-160 scanners. They are fast and come with a very simple interface that the drones aren't confused by. Too bad they are a grand each... Played with Paperport, FineReader, VueScan and Scanitto; the concept that scanning a multipage document to pdf and renaming...
  • Pros: Decently made hardware. Feels fairly solid accept for the flimsy paper catch tray.
  • Cons: The epson software is junk. The interface is terrible and the codecs used for pdf generation produce huge file sizes relative to other programs (3 pages greyscale at 300dpi comes to 1.8Mb). The interface for naming files before scanning is buried deep enough to make its use totally impractical. C...
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Overall 10
10

Great Scanner

Clifford R., Newegg
20 February 2013
  • Summary: Epson should send out a better software package so that users can enjoy this great scanner.
  • Pros: I love this scanner, it's fast and so far has not failed. I have a favorite magazine but I almost never read it because I prefer reading on my iPad. Now with this scanner I can scan in the magazine and transfer a PDF to my iPad and enjoy reading it again. Total scan time was just a couple minutes.
  • Cons: The drivers for the scanner are fine but the software is lame, I tried the paperport software and was not impressed a bit. I have Adobe Acrobat Pro v9.0 that I have been using and it works great with this scanner.
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Overall 2
2.0

This scanner just stops working

Anonymous, Newegg
10 September 2012
  • Summary: I owned this for 9 days, scanned 5 pages and it broke!!! I called Epson and after a long conversation with the rep he stated that they knew about this problem but they did not recall the item and they are continuing to sell the scanner.
  • Pros: When it worked (only 5 scans) it worked well.
  • Cons: When INITILAZING is flashing on the scanner, you are dead in the water, and it just happens for no reason.
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Overall 10
10

Great Scanner

Thomas R., Newegg
14 August 2012
  • Summary: I hope I am just as happy about this scanner 30 days and more from now. If I did need to get warrenty service, we shall see. This is the first Epson product that I have ever purchased, and we will see if it is my last.
  • Pros: I have not had this unit very long, but I like it so much thus far I have to give it a good review. It works very well. I looked at other models, and they all seemed cheap for scanners in this price range. This scanner is well designed. It does not feel cheapo. One of the things I like the most i...
  • Cons: Can pull the sheet a little crooked, but this is not a big problem. Just take a little care when placing the sheets. Not a complaint so far just a thought.
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Overall 10
10

Very Good Scanner for the Money

Thomas G., Newegg
2 April 2012
  • Summary: You will need to install both the driver and Epson Scan Manager software in order to auto scan documents into a folder. Don't expect this scanner to out scan or be as durable as dedicated Copy Machine. If you have tremendous volume i would lease a copy machine and stick with that.
  • Pros: Simple Design and Compact for a desktop. Despite what others have said, i have installed this product on Windows XP, Windows 7 (32bit) and Windows 7 (64bit). We are currently using 12 of these scanners. Don't expect blazing speed. Very reliable (run them daily about 50 scans for each machine). On...
  • Cons: Plastic parts make up the out covering seem like an easy spot for someone to break them . It's just an area that is i can see breaking in an office environment. (office workers seem to find a way).
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Overall 10
10

for use with receipts

Noah, B&H Photo
11 February 2012
  • Excerpt: If you are scanning receipts, they often get crumpled in the scanner feed. This item prevents it.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Scanner Function
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Overall 10
10

Great product for a great scanner

ritaonwii, B&H Photo
15 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I have to scan lots of small receipts and these have increased my productivity 5 times over, saving me making copies first and then scanning. For my job, I mostly use B&W, but can see how this would be excellent for other applications in color as well.
  • Pros: Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Great Contrast, Great Overall Quality, Reliable, Sharp Tones & Colors
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Overall 6
6.0

Great scanner - for a while

Frank N., Newegg
18 August 2011
  • Summary: Initially, I was very happy with this machine, but it went downhill quickly with the ideosyncracies that it developed - to the point where I replaced it rather than deal with it anymore. Software is ok, but certainly not great.
  • Pros: Initially a great scanner. Fast for the price. Large adf. Easy installation.
  • Cons: Slowly over about a year of light to medium scanning the scanner starting picking up little quirks that eventually led to its being replaced by a Fujitsu 6130. First it starting adding about an inch to the bottom of all the scans. I fixed that by keeping it in auto size mode, but that slows down ...
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Overall 10
10

EPSON GT-S50

Steve L., Newegg
13 March 2011
  • Summary: Wish I had bought this sooner. Has really made the transition to "paperless" far easier than I imagined.
  • Pros: Packaged very well. Unless it gets hit by a truck, it will arrive locked, loaded and ready for action. Easy to install (I recommend downloading the latest software from Epson's website instead of using the CD). It will take longer to get it out of the box and remove all the securing tape than it ...
  • Cons: Older copy paper - back when paper was thicker and felt substantial will sometimes double feed. Just make sure to flex your paper stack in a couple of different directions before loading and you should be good to go. Its a small bummer that you'll need your own copy of acrobat or favorite OCR sof...
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Overall 10
10

Quick, Easy-to-use, Accurate

tom h., Newegg
12 October 2010
  • Summary: For anyone needing to fire-and-forget scan large amounts of b/w pages - this is a winner. You're limited to about 8.5" wide, and you'll have to cut anything that's bound, but if that's OK with you, this unit does the trick.
  • Pros: Surprisingly, the simple 300dpi auto-deskew grayscale settings within the scanner obviated the need to do ANY post-processing in Acrobat or Paintshop. At the 300dpi setting, even with auto-deskew, ran through 300pg documents extremely fast. For a 350pg document had to load the feeder only 3 times...
  • Cons: Watch out for misfeeds on glossy paper. Thick stock may need a bit of help in feeding. When feeding larger stacks, keeping a thumb/finger along one edge of the stack at the highest point remedies any overly-skewed problems. Will have to crop w/in Adobe Acrobat to get rid of tiny black edges, but ...
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