New automatic-feed scanners from Epson handle a wide range of media sizes and weights - even a stack of mixed documents.
As we've previously observed, there are several good reasons why a small business might need a dedicated scanner instead of relying on the scanning capability of a multifunction printer.
If any of them apply to your business, you may be interested to learn that Epson has launched two new scanners in its WorkForce family.
Features of the WorkForce DS-570W (pictured above) and DS-530 include 35ppm (70ipm if double-sided) scanning, document handling that can cope with a wide range of media and sizes (with a slow mode for fragile items), double-feed detection, and an optional flatbed unit for scanning passports, books and other items not suited to sheet feeders.
The main difference between the $599 DS-570W and the $549 DS-530 is that the former includes a Wi-Fi interface, although the flatbed option only works via USB 3.0.
Ethernet is an option for both models.
The scanners can even handle a set of originals of varying sizes, assembling the job into a single PDF file.
Microsoft Office formats are also supported for output, and the provision of TWAIN, WIA and ISIS drivers mean the DS-570W and DS-530 can be used in conjunction with a variety of software.
"With a new slow mode for scanning crumpled or fragile documents, and their innovative double feed detection skip, the ability to scan challenging media has never been easier," said Epson Australia general manager of consumer sales and marketing Bruce Bealby.
"Intelligent features improve efficiency, accuracy and data reliability, and whether you’re scanning documents as long as six metres, paper as thin as 27gsm, or card as thick as 413gsm, you can rely on these models for rapid document processing at the highest quality."