Getting a document into the computer can be real a hassle if you don’t choose the right scanner. Most scanners today can handle basics tasks but some are more specialized for different jobs. This little guide will help you find the best one to suit your needs:
For Mac users, the Mustek A3 Scanner 600S have drivers and software specifically tailored to Apple products. With its 600 DPI optical resolution, this makes it suitable for photos and documents. And with an A3 print size, you can scan much larger prints like artworks, making it a brilliant scanner for personal use.
For your artwork and photographs, Epson Perfection V370 Flatbed Photo Scanner is a great choice. This is because with a maximum DPI of 9600, you can be sure that every detail of your work is preserved.
It is even designed to scan 35mm slides and negatives too. If you’re wondering, the scanner has an Easy Photo Fix® feature to colour correct any details lost from old photographs.
The IRISCAN Book 5 Portable Scanner is pretty special because it’s not a scanner, but a wand. Just place it on the page, slide through, and all your scans will be saved in an SD card. The quality is also fairly good considering it can go up to 1200 DPI. Do take note that the scanner can only take in A4 prints.
If your documents are fragile and special care is needed, then consider the Beijing D500H Portable High Shot Scanner. Unlike a flatbed, this scanner uses a camera, making sure that no contact comes between the scanner and the document. It is also USB compatible which means you can leave it on your work desk. Great for artworks!
It prints, scans and copies; Canon imageCLASS MF631Cn is surely a great choice for anyone. Its 4800 DPI is detailed enough to capture a stamp, and equipped with laser printers, you can scan both colour and monochromatic documents very well.
So, if you need something for the office, this is it. Having WI-Fi capabilities, the whole office can connect to it easily.
Another good choice for a multi-function printer is the Canon Pixma E410. Because ink is directly applied onto the paper, this gives far more detailed printing than a laser printer, making it ideal for colourful or graphic-heavy prints.
The scanner on this one also goes up to 4800 DPI, making it a good alternative to the Canon imageCLASS MF631Cn.
Best with an automatic document feeder - suitable for high-volume scanning
Price from RM599.00
This Brother DCP-L2550DW is a multi-functional laser printer. It has ADR capabilities, which allows multi-page copying and scanning. And because it allows for duplex printing, you can also scan both sides of the same document. The only downside is that it doesn’t print in colour.
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