Technology Today - Scanners

Everything in life goes in a cycle.  Many years ago, document scanners were the hot thing to have.  Then they became integrated into all-in-one printers and the stand-alone scanner became a bit of a dinosaur.  Now, everything that is old is new again and stand-alone scanners are hot. You see them in just about every doctor's office - the receptionist scans your license and insurance card along with the other paperwork for your visit.  My accountant scans all our tax receipts and W-2's, etc. when we come to see him each year. Personally, I have an AIO printer at home and a portable page scanner as well.

There are a variety of formats, ranging from flatbed scanners and sheet-fed scanners to page scanners and business card scanners.  

 Sheet-fed scanner

Sheet-fed scanner

 Flatbed scanner

Flatbed scanner

 Business card scanner

Business card scanner

 

Which one is best really depends on your type of business and what you're using it for.  If you are a salesperson on the road a lot, the portable scanners can be really handy.  

They're great for scanning samples of something your client shows you or scanning documents that you can't take with you.  If you scan multi-page client files, the sheet-fed ones are probably what you want.

Browse our collection of stand-alone scanners here.  If an all-in-one is what you need, you can see those here.  Need help deciding?  Give us a call at 877-795-2600 and one of our representatives will be happy to help you.