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Flatbed Scanners

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Flatbed Scanners

Electronics are replacing mechanical things everywhere, and many of us now need files in digital form or we can't use them properly. When you get hard copy and need to digitize it, you need scanners. (Like when need to save money, you need Overstock.com.) Scanners are like copiers except that they output a data file instead of a piece of paper.
Scanners come in a variety of models suited to the needs of a variety of users. The most common type is flatbed scanners, so called because it's a scanner with a large flat plate of glass on which the page to be scanned lays. These are the general purpose scanners, good for documents and photos, large or small. Additionally, document scanners may be designed specifically to read text documents. For those with loads of slides or transparencies, film scanners are specialized units designed for non-paper items. If you travel often, handheld scanners can bring the convenience of the home or office computer on the road. Are you a member of Club O? Well, then, buy one of each scanner--you'll save a boatload on shipping!
Flatbed scanners look and work like copiers: place the page on the glass, press the button and don't look directly at the bright light. A computer scanner's features vary, along with price; if it meets your needs it is the right scanner for you. If you need a big color flatbed scanner, then buy it and don't worry about the price (not that you ever have to worry about prices when you shop at Overstock.com) .
A portable digital scanner, small enough to take almost anywhere, works well with laptops. This can be a slim desktop scanner or even a handheld scanner. These scanner models are often powered via their USB connection and as light as one pound. They are as handy as they are affordable.

Recent Customer Reviews in Flatbed Scanners

  • Apr 10, 2015

    hksf7 Rating:5.0

    Loved this scanner so much, I bought another one from my partner. It scans in color; it automatically does both front AND BACK of a document; its super-fast, even for large documents; the feed is flawless. Buy it; moving to a paperless world will change your world.

  • Ambir DS687 Duplex A6 ID Card Scanner

    Today $292.99 Compare $449.95 Save 35%
    Good scanner for medical use

    Oct 7, 2011

    itbob  from St. Petersburg, FL, Rating:5.0

    This is a great card scanner for the medical field. Our EMR supports this one and it will be a ble to do doublesided scanning once we upgrade to the latest version. We use it to scan ID cards and insurance cards into our EMR. We used to use Bizcard scanners and this one is much better.

  • HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Flatbed Scanner

    Today $177.85 Compare $422.91 Save 58%

    Feb 21, 2011

    jrl1948  from Atlant. Ga, Rating:1.0

    What a total POS. I scanned less tan 100 slides and the bulb failed. I have the skill set to replace the bulb but you can't buy one. HP offers an exchange service but the price for an exchange is more than the unit cost. Why would I consider a replacement unit when I hate the unit I bought? The software that comes with this scanner is also well below industry standards. It is cumbersome and slow. I'm not surprised to see this unit being unloaded by many on line services - it's pretty obvious the scanner is a *** I have been an HP customer for decades but they are now at the bottom of my list. Can you say ZERO support.

  • Fast and dependable

    Jan 7, 2013

    brewstudy  from Chicago, IL, Rating:5.0

    I need my scanner to process a lot of paper without much monitoring to see if pages are running through two at a time. With only two exceptions--both when the papers had been mailed to me and were bent at precisely the same spot--this hasn't happened in at least 500 multi-page scan jobs. And even then it was evident because the jobs completely too quickly. So dependability has been exactly what I was looking for. I liked it so much I bought two, one for the home and one for the office.

  • Mar 14, 2013

    reidteammama  from MD, Rating:5.0

    I purchased this scanner to help us when scanning books and needed another scanner. I works well great, the software that came with it is easy to learn and use.

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