Scanners that help teams

become more productive.

  1. Reliable scanners for individual workstations, providing high-end scanning and imaging software with a smaller footprint.
  2. Frontline service personnel and administrative staff who need a small scanner at their fingertips
  3. Up to 100 sheets at a time of mixed sizes and paper stocks
  1. High-volume scanners designed to be shared by multiple users
  2. Accounts payable, records, multiple departments and entire floors that do multiple, large volume scan jobs in an hour.
  3. Up to 300 sheets at a time, and up to 25,000 sheets per day.
  1. Workhorse machines designed for high-speed, continuous use
  2. Records, payment processing, service bureaus, legal, banking, and other businesses in which scanning is a full-time job
  3. up to 1,000 sheets at a time along with continuous use

How much does a scanner cost and which scanner is the best for me?

Document scanners can range in cost from a few hundred dollars up to $20,000 plus. Before you can decide on the perfect scanner, it’s best to figure out what the scale of your scanning efforts. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. How much space do you have?
  2. Desktop, Workgroup, or Multi-Function?
  3. How many documents do you scan on a daily basis?
  4. What’s the largest size of your paper?

Your businesses will always be growing. Take into account the future when you make this decision, and if you think your scanning efforts are going to ramp up you might want to consider a more robust device.

How much does a scanner cost and which scanner is the best for me?

Document scanners can range in cost from a few hundred dollars up to $20,000 plus. Before you can decide on the perfect scanner, it’s best to figure out what the scale of your scanning efforts. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. How much space do you have?
  2. Desktop, Workgroup, or Multi-Function?
  3. How many documents do you scan on a daily basis?
  4. What’s the largest size of your paper?

Your businesses will always be growing. Take into account the future when you make this decision, and if you think your scanning efforts are going to ramp up you might want to consider a more robust device.

What is the largest sheet size of paper that you will be scanning?

While large format scanners are designed to scan documents over 36” wide, the more common consideration is legal or tabloid sheet size scanners.  In general, the larger the sheet size requirement the higher the scanner cost. ImageTek provides scanners for all different sizes of large format scanners, so if you have a question be sure to get in contact with our support team.

How many sheets of paper would you like to scan at one time?

Document scanners include an automatic document feeder (ADF) and the number of sheets of paper that can be placed in the ADF tray will vary.  The tray can range from 50 sheet capacity all the way up to 1000 sheet capacity.

Do you have very delicate documents that would require a flatbed scanner?

In some cases, organizations may have very old, brittle documents that cannot be fed through an ADF scanner.  If this is the situation a flatbed scanner or ADF/flatbed combination may be necessary.

How many sheets of paper would you like to scan per day?

Each scanner model has a “daily duty cycle”.  The daily duty cycle represents the maximum number of pages the manufacturer recommends scanning per day for a particular scanner model.  The daily duty cycle can range from a few thousand pages to hundreds of thousands of pages per day.  Scanner speed will also affect the number of pages you can scan per day.  Scanner speed can vary from 20 pages per minute to 140 pages per minute.

Will my scanner work with Radix (our document management system)?

The great news is that all scanners with a TWAIN driver work with Radix, whether you purchase them from us or not! We have partnerships with Kodak and Panasonic so we can always get our customers the best deal at a fair price.

If you have any questions, you can either chat with us online through Intercom or visit our contact us page.

What is the most commonly recommended scanner model?

The most commonly recommended scanner model would fall into the Desktop scanner category.  Most organizations that are in the market to purchase a new scanner will be scanning documents that are legal size or smaller and will not scan more than 5,000 pages per day.  That fits the criteria for a Desktop scanner model.  At this time the model that we most commonly recommend is the Panasonic KV-S1057 model and it is near the top of the Desktop scanner cost range of $499-$899.