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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

  • 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.

  • HP Scanjet 1000 portable scanner.

    Apr 3, 2011

    dropaque1  from Chicago, Rating:2.0

    After receiving the HP Scanjet 1000, and loading in all the software 4 disks, 1 driver, and 3 different aplication softwares. Found out that it wasn't preforming as advertised. there spec sheet on verstock.com as well as spec sheet downloadable from HP was in error. I purchased it for the boasted scan size of 8.5 x 34. I was unable to get this and thought I was missing a twain driver. I called Overstoc.com support and was on the phone for about 45 minutes, no resolution here, even though the Tech left no stone unturned. I called Hp, after 5 times calling and getting switched to another department that was the incorrect one, because no one could find or didnt work on this scanner. Reached a tech support person who helped me find out that they didnt have an answer based on all the support avail to him. He escalated the case. 2 days later i got a call and email saying that I should be happy to know that they are going to correct there software specs to 8.5 x 14. Yes I was just thrilled. ...

  • Not as good as advertised

    Mar 3, 2014

    hanntheman  from Franklin TN, Rating:3.0

    I purchased the ScanSnap because I read positive reviews about it online. I have been very disappointed with paper jams, crooked scans, etc. I wish I would have gotten a bigger, better scanner. It would have been worth the extra dollars to help me get things done in a timely fashion. If I could return it, I probably would. It has been a disappointment.

  • Ambir ImageScan Pro 490i Sheetfed Scanner

    Today $294.99 Compare $577.92 Save 49%

    Feb 20, 2012

    nalley22  from Florida, Rating:4.0

    Had to return original one because of poor resolution. The second one I received works very well.

  • HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Flatbed Scanner

    Today $202.99 Compare $422.91 Save 52%

    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.

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