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A M.

A M.

Joined on 08/02/09

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Good, but could be improved

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner for PC
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner for PC

Pros: Once you scan a lot you will realize the limitations of this little machine. When I had to scan 11x17 on a large copier, it was not easy to get it as clear or as simple to scan as with the S1500. Bottom line: if you need to scan lots of paper, this is way better than most current alternatives for the money.

Cons: It takes some time to learn to all options. Not enough automatic file naming options exist. It does jamb, but detects the jamb. It is not simple to determine if you can resume scanning as it is hard to tell which page(s) it misfed. I've managed to have it suck in a wad of about 5 pages. It detected it, but still annoying. Luckily, the machine opens up so jams are not an issue to get out. Paper guides need to be taller. The pages get sucked in and then tilt away from the shallow guides making the paper sometimes get scanned crooked. Guides move too easily. I get wavy lines on some scans, always on the same area of the page. Maybe something is wrong with mine. Auto sizing could be better, especially on the business cards, which are often not straight or fully trimmed. Cardminder is good, but it is amazing how many cards are poorly designed for scanning. Not easy to scan low contrast print. I tried all settings on the scanner, but a copy machine had no trouble

Overall Review: Autorotate only works properly about 50% of the time and often on only part of a document. Acrobat 8 Pro works without issue. Just install all the scanning software before plugging in the scanner. I think one button is a gimmick. I usually use the taskbar icon so I can adjust settings and pick simplex/duplex. That is faster than deleting extra blanks later. One button might work if you always scan the same type of documents or want to bother with the SnapScan Manager/Organizer each and every time versus bypassing it altogether.