Summary: 5 Star scanner for the price. I am a realtor and scan 20 pages into PDF files to email which works great. Even after several years of use the document feeder keeps working. Pages are crisp and clear. When I am doing Short Sales I use a large capacity scanner that can scan up to 200 pages quickly but for around 20 pages my Microtek is excellent.
Summary: The feed is the key on these scanners-- that's what tends to break. I've owned HP's and Fujitsu scanners at much higher prices. HP held up a little longer--Fujitsu feed broke almost immediately. At half the price, this scanner is quite reliable- excllent value. I've scanned thousands of page and feed continues to work-- they even give you extra rubber rollers-- other scanners should copy that!
Summary: I spend $30 returning the scanner. The scanner won't scan image of document only to Word File. Then some of the images does not scan too well. Emailed Customer Service. Took them FIVE days just to ask me what my problem was. Got so FRUSTRATED returned the product. Never have to return an Electronic product , so my husband threw away box. End up having to spend $30 just repacking and reshipping. Save the boxes! Don't think I will buy from unknown maker.
Summary: I have a Microtek scanner and just downloaded the latest drivers. It turns out Microtek wants a program called Scan Finder to load at every start-up, and there is no way to disable this. The product works satisfactorily, but for my money, I will purchase something else. Something that doesn't create such a nuisance, and isn't so invasive.
Summary: Have purchased multiple ScanMaker 5950 units to use for work and will do so again as needed. Easy to use, pretty much plug and play and scanning is very fast when you have multiple documents to work with at once.
Summary: We just bought a second one, after the first one died after a household move and some really heavy use. Tried other scanners with document feeders that were more expensive and slower! So went back to the same Microtek model that we knew and loved. Good speed for the money (about 6 ppm, b&w, 200dpi) and the image quality is as good as our other scanners. Sometimes we have to scan a page just to get the light warmed up, but hey, it works great for the money.
Summary: Bottom line, it's a cheap scanner that gets the job done, if you are willing to play with it a little bit. It took me a while to figure out how to get it to do a simple task - scan multiple page documents into a single PDF file. The software makes this a bit difficult (you have to "scan to email" and then choose a medium-high dpi setting). The hardware is acceptable, for the $55.00 I paid for it on eBay.
Summary: First, it copies both sides without have to do the whole resort thing. It is sensitive to light weight paper with the autofeeder, but hey, use the flatbed feature! I have not used nor loaded the scanning software - so I will not comment on that. I have always been an Acrobat Pro type guy and it works without a hitch. One of the best purchases I have done.