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    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 13th Oct 18, 8:38 PM
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    Printer that can scan double-sided
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    • 13th Oct 18, 8:38 PM
    Printer that can scan double-sided 13th Oct 18 at 8:38 PM
    I'm chucking out tons of old paperwork. Decades worth of documents.

    Is there a printer available with a feed that would let me scan my papers in bulk (double-sided ideally) so I can just store software versions of everything before I bin or destroy it?
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 13th Oct 18, 8:41 PM
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    Double-sided scanning is quite an exotic requirement for a mainstream printer.

    My printer (HP 6960) does have a document feeder for scanning, though. You can scan all the front sides, and then all the back sides and then use software to put them into the correct order.

    Have a look for these small office machines from HP and other manufacturers - they are often not that much more expensive than home machines, either.

    If you are thinking of buying a new one, watch out for Black Friday deals coming up. Printers seem to be a particular category that Retailers want to get rid of.
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    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 13th Oct 18, 9:45 PM
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    Double-sided scanning is quite an exotic requirement for a mainstream printer.

    My printer (HP 6960) does have a document feeder for scanning, though. You can scan all the front sides, and then all the back sides and then use software to put them into the correct order.

    Have a look for these small office machines from HP and other manufacturers - they are often not that much more expensive than home machines, either.

    If you are thinking of buying a new one, watch out for Black Friday deals coming up. Printers seem to be a particular category that Retailers want to get rid of.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    I think an office machine might be the way to go for me. I was planning on looking for a Brother printer and wonder if anybody knows how good they are as scanners.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 13th Oct 18, 11:32 PM
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    They are as good as the specification and the price.

    You can get cheaper ones and ones where it may cost more than your house.

    Are you hand feeding or do you want to autofeed the documents?

    What resolution do you require? How long to scan a full page or sheet?

    Lots of variables which boils down to how much do you with to spend? cost / time / quality. Faster and/or better quality = more money.

    60 pages per minute 1400, up that to 80 pages per minute and your adding another 700 or so. Do you want to spend 2000 though?
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 13th Oct 18, 11:47 PM
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    They are as good as the specification and the price.

    You can get cheaper ones and ones where it may cost more than your house.

    Are you hand feeding or do you want to autofeed the documents?

    What resolution do you require? How long to scan a full page or sheet?

    Lots of variables which boils down to how much do you with to spend? cost / time / quality. Faster and/or better quality = more money.

    60 pages per minute 1400, up that to 80 pages per minute and your adding another 700 or so. Do you want to spend 2000 though?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    At thos kind of prices would it be more economical to take them to a print shop and have them scanned there, not sure if they offer self scan if there's anything confidential in the paperwork.
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    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 14th Oct 18, 12:13 AM
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    I appreciate this is a weird requirement.

    It's no bother how fast it goes -there's no urgency; if a feeder system could do this the time taken is irrelevant.

    The resolution needn't be astonishingly high.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th Oct 18, 8:28 AM
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    60 pages per minute 1400, up that to 80 pages per minute and your adding another 700 or so. Do you want to spend 2000 though?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    OTOH, the small office 3-in-1 machines with document feeders start below 100. (Mine was 70).
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    • TonyMMM
    • By TonyMMM 14th Oct 18, 9:42 AM
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    OTOH, the small office 3-in-1 machines with document feeders start below 100. (Mine was 70).
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    I'd agree - many of the newer multi-function machines will scan double sided - I have an HP 8620 which does it very well and cost less than 100
    • Cornucopia
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    This has been replaced by the HP 8720, whose specification confirms double-sided scanning...

    https://www.printerland.co.uk/product/hp-officejet-pro-8720/137610
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    • cajef
    • By cajef 14th Oct 18, 2:26 PM
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    I have a Canon MG5650 which scans double sided without any problems, I use it frequently as it saves a fair amount of paper.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 14th Oct 18, 3:45 PM
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    At thos kind of prices would it be more economical to take them to a print shop and have them scanned there, not sure if they offer self scan if there's anything confidential in the paperwork.
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    Or scan for free in your local library.
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    • Chrishazle
    • By Chrishazle 14th Oct 18, 5:23 PM
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    My Epson WF-3520 has a document feeder and scans double sided without problem, I think that model number has now been superceded, but costs less than 100.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Oct 18, 7:33 PM
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    Look at getting one of the HP Officejet printers with the 4 month free instant ink trial.
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 14th Oct 18, 8:32 PM
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    If you have loads to do a document feed is a must.

    Brother do a decent A3 double sided scan duplex printer a bit pricy but for a lot of stuff they are robust and reliable.

    Check cashback on these higher end printers.

    I got one of the single side scan ones(30) from John Lewis well happy.

    Check out the j5730 it is on offer and has cashback might be duplex scan
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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 15th Oct 18, 5:44 AM
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    there are dedicated scanners.
    https://www.brother.co.uk/scanners

    had another look at the printers the MFC-J5730 is A4 duplex scan.

    MFC-J6930DW Full A3 scanning more expensive.
    (I have the J6530 a less capable A3 version)


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