If you are archiving massive amounts of fragile documents, but don't have a huge budget, this is a godsend.
Clarence Wolbrette "New Orleans Jazzman", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Best thing since buttered toast! Out the box, it is amazingly lightweight and portable. It sits stably on my roll around laptop table. It is FAST. It looks like something from a futuristic movie and works flawlessly. I am using it to archive many thousands of old, fragile sheets of music.
Excerpt: This scanner will not auto crop certain pages when scanning books. On line with tech support and scanning certain pages, he admitted there was no reason for the failure, because the pages cropped and pages not cropped were not different in appearance and generally a page that will not crop, can be...
Summary: The aren't very many scanners in the market for handling books. This scanner was the only affordable one I found for personal use, and for my needs, it has been perfect. I hope in the future there will be more options available for scanning books.
Pros: The Fujitsu scansnap handles books extremely well. I have been digitizing my collection of nearly 100 sheet music books, and for that purpose, it has been perfect. The pages come out very clear and accurate, and once a workflow is in place, the scanning process is fairly quick. I use a piece of g...
Cons: Fairly expensive scanner. Pages with curves with result in sub-par scans. Material that is black and white works very well, but if the pages have artwork or a dark background, the page detection will be inaccurate, and manual adjustments will have to be made. Manually adjusting the page dimension...
Summary: Does fine with material that has no photos, so long as you have the DPI set at 600, With photos, things are washed out. I've tried all of the settings, different lighting, etc, still get too many photos with washed out areas.
Well it worked but through put was non-existent Good for books but software was a pain using
A. Rosner "Arnie", Amazon
23 April 2015
Summary: Well it worked but through put was non-existent Good for books but software was a pain using. I purchased a 15 x 22" peice of plate glass to lay on top of books to flatten but that too was to dam slow. Returned it..
Summary: I have used flat bed scanners, document scanners and book scanners. This is the first time to use an overhead scanner. This is a great scanner for what is does. It does an outstanding job for books and flat documents. Also good for larger pictures. The resolution for books and documents is fine.