Okay Scanner for Personal Use not so great for Business Use
1 July 2013
Summary: I had the S1300 scanner for a year and a half, a long enough time to give a good review of the product. The scanner is made to feed up to 10 pages at a time. But my experience during this time is that it can only handle 5 documents at a time without jamming. I used this for personal business and it is way to light of a machine to handle the capacity of more than a few documents.
Summary: I purchased the ScanSnap S1300i as well as the Canon P-215 and tested both, but I'm returning the Fujitsu. Placed side by side on a Macbook and a PC, then switched to the other computer, the Canon was much faster at everything I tested it on. The Canon is smaller and also weighs literally half of what the Fujitsu weighs, so it is much more portable.
Good scanning lots of functions but poor paper handling
16 April 2013
Summary: The product is great, when and if the paper is inputted properly. Skew compensation helps a bit, but the likelihood of the paper becoming cocked a little is very high, necessitating re-scanning. I expected a lot better performance on paper inputting for this kind of money. You cannot jut drop paper into the poorly engineered input receptacle and expect a good, much less a perfect, result.
Summary: I bought this because I decided to scan all incoming mail/receipts to reduce my paper storage. I came into this expecting an improvement in my document scanning workflow over a Samsung CLX3160 all in one. I think I got that, but not quite as much as I'd hope by buying a device dedicated to scanning. It feels like a stopgap until someone really comes and gets this right.
Summary: I don't know if I received a lemon or what, but this thing's scan quality is absolutely terrible. I have several scanners in my home, standalone and on all-in-one printers, and this scanner (by far the most expensive of them) has very horrid scan quality compared to the rest. I've tried scanning color documents, black and white documents, and pictures, and all of the scans look terrible.
Summary: An excellent device (when it works). Scans docs up to 8.5 inches wide but does not scan receipts very efficiently. Doc feed guides seldom work and the device has an irritating habit of chewing up credit card receipts. All-in-all, a 3 out of 5 and could do better. In response to Andy S, your suggestion is a good one. However, I purchased the doc sleeves and I am still getting an unacceptably high rate of misfeeds.
Summary: I don't have time to do to many reviews but for the amount of time i have put into research of finding a scanner that will automatically distribute my documents automatically based on the ocr software, i believe that i owe it to amazon junkies like myself. First i just want to say i have read quite a few reviews on scanners and ocr software. I purchased this scanner because of the ratings and reviews from amazon and other various sites.
Summary: Bought it primarily to scan receipts into Quicken 2012. Scanner does not show up in the list of Scanners in the Quicken Attachment Dialog. Two other scanners attached to PC (Canon 9000F and LiDE 600F) show up fine. Pretty disappointing. What I bought for convenience adds steps and negates sheet-fed simplicity. Bummer. Also can't seem to pull a receipt through without skewing it. If you are using this as a general purpose document scanner, you will probably be pleased.
Summary: It's a great product when it works. Works great when scanning little pages at a time, but when scanning multiple pages I have to manually feed them one at a time to prevent multiple pages from feeding at the same time. Constantly jams this way. The software is great!