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Epson Perfection V370

814 Reviews
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£99.99

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Sep 2014
A fully loaded and breathtakingly cheap 4800 x 9600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

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Fujitsu FI‑7280

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£1,260.99

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Oct 2013
A top of the range but 5 year old 600 x 600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

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Fujitsu FI‑7260

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£911.69

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Oct 2013
A fully featured and classic 600 x 600 DPI flatbed scanner
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Epson Perfection V550 Photo

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£169.00

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Aug 2013
The highest scoring flatbed scanner available, with two industry awards and marvellous features
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Epson Perfection V800

238 Reviews
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£478.80

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Sep 2014
An award winning and very popular 6400 x 9600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner, with features and a reasonable price
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Epson Perfection V850

137 Reviews
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£606.08

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Sep 2014
The top scoring scanner under £1,000
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Brother ADS‑2100e

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£160.00

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Flatbed
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A4 / US Lettermm
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Mar 2015
A fully featured and affordable 600 x 600 DPI flatbed scanner

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Epson Perfection V19

17 Reviews
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£94.85

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Jan 2015
A classic and bargain price flatbed colour scanning scanner, with good features

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Fujitsu fi‑7240

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£753.06

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Aug 2015
A top of the range but 3 year old 600 x 600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

71

Mustek A3F1200N

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£281.98

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A3mm
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Aug 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed scanner

69

Mustek A3F2400N

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£339.00

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Aug 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 2400 x 2400 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

76

Mustek iDocScan S20

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£229.00

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Aug 2015
An affordable and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed scanner

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Mustek iDocScan D20

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£292.82

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Aug 2015
A top of the range and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

79

Mustek iDocScan D50

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£533.94

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Aug 2015
A top of the range and critically acclaimed 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed scanner, with a low price

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Mustek A3 2400S

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£310.00

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A3mm
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Aug 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 2400 x 2400 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

87

Epson Perfection V39

633 Reviews
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£64.20

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Jan 2015
A very popular and impressive value for money flatbed colour scanning scanner, with good features and an industry award

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Brother PDS‑5000F

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£1,065.00

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Dec 2015
A fairly highly rated and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

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Plustek 2610

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£52.98

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A4 / US Lettermm
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Jan 2016
A top-rated and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner, with great features

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Epson DS‑1630

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£216.25

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A4 / US Lettermm
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May 2018
The latest flatbed scanner on the market

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Epson DS‑1660W

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£229.98

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Sep 2016
A very popular and affordable 600 x 600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner, with very good features

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is an automatic document feeder (ADF)?
AAn automatic document feeder allows you to 'queue' up multiple documents to scan - the device will work though each document one after another, scanning it and moving to the next.
QWhat is duplex scanning?
ADuplex scanning allows the device to automatically scan both sides of a document at once, meaning you don't have to separately scan the other side of the page.
QWhat are the pros/cons between an ADF, flatbed and handheld scanners?
AADF scanners allow for quickly scanning large amounts of material, and are usually the cheaper option. Flatbed scanners are slower, but tend to have a higher resolution, and are better for photos and graphics. Lastly handheld scanners are less powerful than their brothers, but are far less bulky, so can be used on the go.

Flatbed Scanner Buying Guide

Scanners are devices used for digitising physical material such as documents and photos, and turning them into digital images for archiving, sharing and editing. They are extremely helpful peripherals, since they allow you to easily digitise large amounts of paper very quickly, meaning less clutter and mess on your desk! This guide will look at the major considerations when choosing a scanner, so you can find the device that is right for you.

There are several different types of home scanners available, though they can be largely placed into two main categories: flatbed or sheetfed. Here we will concentrate on flatbed models:

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Flatbed Scanners: These scanners consist of a large rectangular ‘bed’, onto which the documents are placed. The lid is closed, and the scanner runs the length of the document, creating a digital copy. These scanners tend to be slower than sheetfed models, and require far more deskspace when using.

However on the plus side they produce higher-quality scans, and are also better for scanning photos and delicate documents. Large-size flatbed scanners are also the best option for scanning large documents and photos (A3 and larger).

Automatic Document Feeder

An additional extra mostly commonly found in sheetfed scanners is an automatic document feed (ADF). This is a system that allows you to place a stack of paper into the scanner, and the scanner will automatically feed in the documents, scan them, then eject them from the machine. This is extremely helpful for anyone needing to digitise a lot of documents at once, since you can queue 50 pieces of paper at once, and the scanner will take care of the rest. Not all scanners have this system, but it is worth seeking out if you routinely find yourself bulk-scanning documents.

Resolution & Scan Speed

As mentioned above, not all scanners scan at the same quality. The scanning resolution is measured in dots per inch - the higher the dpi, the better the quality of the scan. Very high resolutions also allow you to expand small photos into larger prints - something that is not possible with low-resolution scanners. High resolution is also important for retaining fidelity when scanning photos. As a rule 300dpi is perfectly fine for black & white text, but won’t suffice for photos - you will need something with at least 1,200dpi or higher.

It’s also important to consider the scanning speed of the peripheral. Different models of scanners can have extremely varying scan speeds - with some taking twice as much time to scan a page as others. The scanners on our site are measured in the amount of pages they can scan per second, split out into colour, black & white, photo, etc. While the speed may not make a difference if you only scan a single document every once in a while, if you routinely scan large amounts of paper, this can add up to a substantial time saving.

There can be a large difference in size between models of scanner - this is important not only for desk and storage space, but also because it affects what documents can be scanned. All of our scanners can handle A4 size paper and smaller, however it requires a specialist scanner to effectively digitise anything bigger than A4. For many people, this won’t be necessary - an A4 scanner will handle nearly all bills and important documents, and most photos.

Extras

Finally, there is a host of other considerations when choosing a scanner. These can include:

OCR Scanning: Some scanners come with software to perform Optical Character Recognition on scanned documents. This analyses the scanned image and picks out letters and words, turning the image into a readable and editable document. This is very important for anyone wanting to edit documents once they’ve been scanned, rather than just archiving them.

Film Scanning: Some advanced scanners contain the ability to directly scan film negatives and digitise them. While not a mainstream use by any means, it is a very helpful feature for digitising old camera film to keep the images safe.

Network Support: Most scanners connect directly to your computer via USB. However some have wifi, ethernet or bluetooth support, allowing them to be used wirelessly. This means that the document can be scanned from anywhere, and will be sent directly to your computer. This is helpful for offices, since the scanner can be in a central location, rather than being passed around from computer to computer.

Cloud Support: Related to the above - some newer network-enabled scanners have the ability to upload the scanned images directly to the Cloud, meaning they can be immediately be accessed by any computer, making it very easy to backup and share images all over the world.

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