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{Iris IRISCan Pro 5
£235.98
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#1

90

Perfection V550 Photo

Epson Perfection V550 Photo

852 Reviews + 2 Awards
PC Mag - Editor's ChoiceEphotozine - Recommended
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£168.49

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Jul 2017
The highest scoring flatbed scanner around, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
#2

89

ScanSnap iX500

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

298 Reviews + 5 Awards
uk.hardware.info - Excellenthardware.info - ExcellentPC Mag - Editor's ChoicePC Advisor.co.uk - Recommended
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£42.37

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216 X 360mm
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Jun 2016
The highest scoring sheetfed scanner around, with great features and multiple awards
#3

84

DocuMate 3220

Xerox DocuMate 3220

9 Reviews
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£219.48

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216 X 965mm
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Sep 2015
The highest review score sheetfed scanner around
#4

83

DocuMate 3220

Xerox DocuMate 3220

9 Reviews
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£273.99

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216 X 863mm
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May 2016
A fully featured and very highly rated 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with a low price
#5

82

Perfection V800 Photo

Epson Perfection V800 Photo

153 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£473.00

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Jul 2017
The highest review score flatbed scanner on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
#6

82

Perfection V600

Epson Perfection V600

845 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
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£215.00

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216 X 297mm
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Sep 2015
An award winning and best selling 6400 x 9600 DPI film/slide flat-bed scanner, with good features and a low price
#7

79

DS-1630

Epson DS‑1630

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£198.19

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Sep 2016
A good value for money and very popular 1,200 DPI flatbed scanner, with very good features
#8

79

Perfection V370 Photo

Epson Perfection V370 Photo

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£118.79

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Jul 2017
A top-value and new 4800 x 9600 DPI flatbed scanner, with good features
#9

79

9000F

Canon 9000F

194 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£162.99

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Sep 2015
A top-value and very popular 9600 x 9600 DPI flatbed scanner, with two industry awards and good features
#11

77

ADS-2100e

Brother ADS‑2100e

2 Reviews
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£199.99

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Mar 2015
A bargain price and good spec 600 DPI ADF scanner, with very good user reviews
#12

77

ADS-2200

Brother ADS‑2200

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£271.00

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Sep 2017
A fully featured and recently released 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with a fair price
#13

77

Z300

Plustek Z300

11 Reviews + 1 Award
Ephotozine - Recommended
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£156.99

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Jun 2016
An award winning and very cheap 600 DPI ADF scanner, with good features
#14

77

RoadWarrior 4D

Visioneer RoadWarrior 4D

1 Review
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£96.24

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Mar 2016
The highest scoring portable scanner on the market, with alright reviews
#15

76

IRIScan Pro 5 File

I.R.I.S. IRIScan Pro 5 File

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£265.12

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Aug 2017
A newly released and fully featured 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with a cheap price
#16

76

Strobe 500

Visioneer Strobe 500

6 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£197.36

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Jun 2016
A good spec and good value for money 600 DPI handheld flat-bed scanner, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
#17

76

DR-C230

Canon DR‑C230

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£322.98

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Jul 2017
A recently released and fully featured 600 DPI ADF scanner, with a good price
#18

75

P-208 II

Canon P‑208 II

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£94.72

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Dec 2014
A good spec and bargain price 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner
#19

75

Iriscan Book 3

Iris Iriscan Book 3

9 Reviews + 1 Award
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£57.59

UK Office Direct
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May 2016
The highest review score portable scanner around, with a Gold award from one expert review website
#20

75

DS-310

Epson DS‑310

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£203.78

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Dec 2016
A bargain price and relatively new 1,200 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with good features

75

Scanjet Professional 1000

HP Scanjet Professional 1000

9 Reviews + 1 Award
hardwaregeeks.com - Best for Mobile Professionals
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£50.00

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Oct 2015
An award winning and bargain price 600 DPI ADF scanner, but with only average features

75

Workforce DS-360W

Epson Workforce DS‑360W

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£213.99

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Dec 2016
A bargain price and fairly new 1,200 DPI colour scanning function scanner, with good features

75

ADS-3600W

Brother ADS‑3600W

4 Reviews
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£559.78

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Jan 2016
The best scoring scanner under £1,000, but representing inferior value for money

75

DR-C225W

Canon DR‑C225W

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£270.99

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216 X 3000mm
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Aug 2015
A fully featured and low cost 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner

74

P-208 II

Canon P‑208 II

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£125.01

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Mar 2015
A good spec and bargain price 600 DPI colour scanning function scanner

74

Perfection V39

Epson Perfection V39

227 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£74.32

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216 X 297mm
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Jan 2015
A very popular and bargain price 4800 x 4800 DPI flatbed scanner, with an industry award but inferior features

74

DocuMate 3115

Xerox DocuMate 3115

4 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£224.44

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Sep 2015
A low cost and good spec 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website

73

IRIScan Executive 4

I.R.I.S. IRIScan Executive 4

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£123.99

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Jul 2016
A fairly new and excellent value for money 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with good features

73

Perfection V550

Epson Perfection V550

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£130.00

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Sep 2015
A good value for money and good spec 6400 x 9600 DPI flatbed scanner

73

Ds920

Brother Ds920

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£155.75

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Apr 2016
A fully featured and affordable 600 DPI handheld scanner

73

ADS-2100e

Brother ADS‑2100e

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£169.46

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May 2016
A bargain price and fully featured 600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

73

Strobe 500

Visioneer Strobe 500

6 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£185.78

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Sep 2015
A good spec and good value for money 600 DPI colour scanning function flat-bed scanner, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website

73

Ps283

Plustek Ps283

2 Reviews
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£167.99

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Apr 2016
A bargain price but 2 year old 600 DPI ADF scanner, with OK reviews and good features

73

V370 Perfection

Epson V370 Perfection

354 Reviews
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£92.99

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Sep 2015
A low cost and top-rated 4800 x 9600 DPI flatbed scanner, but with poor features

72

Opticbook 3800

Plustek Opticbook 3800

5 Reviews
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£80.00

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Sep 2015
An affordable and positively reviewed 1,200 DPI flatbed scanner, with good features

72

IRIScan Pro 3

Iris IRIScan Pro 3

7 Reviews
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£181.00

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Sep 2015
A positively reviewed and bargain price 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, but with only middle of the road features

72

ADS-1600W

Brother ADS‑1600W

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£190.26

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Mar 2016
A best selling and low cost 600 DPI ADF scanner, with great features

72

Pro 3000 S3

HP Pro 3000 S3

2 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£373.98

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216 X 3100mm
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Aug 2016
A fully loaded and relatively new 600 DPI ADF scanner, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website

72

ADS-2600We

Brother ADS‑2600We

8 Reviews
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£298.50

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216 X 863mm
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Feb 2016
A fully featured and top-rated 600 DPI ADF scanner, but representing only average value for money

71

MobileOffice S410

Plustek MobileOffice S410

5 Reviews + 1 Award
insidehardware.it - Gold
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£73.98

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216mm
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Sep 2015
A low cost and award winning 600 DPI colour scanning function flat-bed scanner, with a Gold award from one expert review website

71

Ds920

Brother Ds920

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£170.88

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Sep 2015
An excellent value for money and fully featured 600 DPI handheld flat-bed scanner

71

Scanmate I1150

Kodak Scanmate I1150

10 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£282.47

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215 X 355mm
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May 2016
A low cost and award winning 600 DPI ADF scanner, with good features

71

AD125

Avision AD125

1 Review
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£222.60

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216 X 356mm
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Feb 2015
A fully featured and critically acclaimed 600 DPI ADF scanner, but representing only moderate value for money

71

IRIScan Book 5

I.R.I.S. IRIScan Book 5

3 Reviews
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£152.99

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Dec 2016
A fairly new and low cost 1,200 DPI handheld flat-bed scanner, with very good user reviews but only average features

71

DS-1660W

Epson DS‑1660W

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£207.99

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Sep 2016
A very popular and good value for money 600 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner, with good features

71

RoadWarrior 3

Visioneer RoadWarrior 3

1 Review
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£87.49

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Jan 2015
An affordable but only middle of the road spec 600 DPI CDF scanner, with OK reviews

71

OpticFilm 8100

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

4 Reviews + 2 Awards
insidehardware.it - GoldEphotozine - Recommended
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£169.00

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Sep 2015
An award winning and very cheap 7200 x 7200 DPI film/slide flat-bed scanner, with a gold award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site

71

MiCube

Avision MiCube

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£125.00

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ADF
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Dec 2016
A relatively new and cheap 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, with good features

71

Ps283

Plustek Ps283

2 Reviews
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£169.93

Una Technology
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Sep 2015
A good spec and affordable 600 DPI ADF scanner, with satisfactory reviews

71

Officejet 7612

HP Officejet 7612

48 Reviews + 1 Award
chip.com.my - Recommended
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£48.67

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3mm
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Sep 2015
A very popular and low cost 600 DPI ADF scanner, with an industry award but only middle of the road features

70

ADS-2600We

Brother ADS‑2600We

8 Reviews
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£329.26

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ADF
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210 X 297mm
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Jan 2015
A good spec and positively reviewed 600 DPI ADF scanner, but representing only moderate value for money

70

Scanmate I940

Kodak Scanmate I940

8 Reviews + 1 Award
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£239.50

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Nov 2015
A good value for money and good spec 600 DPI colour scanning function scanner, with satisfactory reviews

70

Ad450

Plustek Ad450

8 Reviews
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£185.99

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A cheap and good spec 600 DPI colour scanning function scanner, with satisfactory reviews

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Scanjet Pro 3000 s2

HP Scanjet Pro 3000 s2

4 Reviews
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£120.00

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Sep 2015
A good spec and impressive value for money 600 DPI colour scanning function scanner, with alright reviews

70

PS286

Plustek PS286

18 Reviews + 1 Award
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£279.99

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Sep 2015
A low cost and award winning 600 DPI ADF scanner, with good features

70

iDocScan D50

Mustek iDocScan D50

1 Review
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£394.00

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Aug 2015
A fully featured and critically acclaimed 1,200 DPI ADF scanner, but representing only middle of the road value for money

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2610

Plustek 2610

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£51.99

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Jan 2016
A good spec and astoundingly cheap 1,200 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner

70

Duplex Sheetfed Travel Scanner

Xerox Duplex Sheetfed Travel Scanner

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£91.00

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A top-value and good spec 600 DPI colour scanning function scanner

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Pro 2000 S1

HP Pro 2000 S1

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£294.99

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Aug 2016
A fairly new and fully featured 600 DPI ADF scanner, but representing only average value for money

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IRIScan Express 4 Portable Document Scanner

Iris IRIScan Express 4 Portable Document Scanner

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£71.99

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Feb 2016
A good spec and top-value 1,200 DPI handheld flat-bed scanner

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WORKFORCE DS-410

Epson WORKFORCE DS‑410

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£292.98

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A newly released and good spec 600 DPI ADF flat-bed scanner, but representing only average value for money

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Find out how scanner brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their scanners. Click on a link to compare all scanners made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Scanners Price Range Average Rating
Epson logo Epson Scanners 43 £74 - £3,463 78%
Brother logo Brother Scanners 30 £78 - £1,539 68%
Kodak logo Kodak Scanners 27 £240 - £13,668 73%
Plustek logo Plustek Scanners 25 £52 - £1,440 67%
Canon logo Canon Scanners 24 £35 - £3,577 76%
Other brands Other Scanner Brands 105 £36 - £8,194

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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.
QWhat is a mouse scanner?
AMice scanners are a subset of handheld scanners - they are fully functional mice, but also have a small document scanner built into the bottom of it. While the scanning quality isn't amazing, they are helpful for quick scanning of pure text.

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:

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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).

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Sheetfed Scanners: These scanners look a bit like fax machines - a feed at the top of the device takes the paper and runs it past a static scanning unit. The paper is then discharged the bottom of the device, and a digital copy is generated. Because these scanners don’t have to fit the whole document at a time, they can be significantly smaller - indeed many sheetfed scanners are a fraction of the size of an average flatbed scanner. This means they are far easier to transport and store.

This portability comes at a cost - most sheetfed scanners aren’t nearly as powerful as their flatbed cousins, and so the scanning quality isn’t quite as good. However, for simple black & white document scanner, they should be more than sufficient. Therefore if all you need is to digitise your bills and invoices, a sheetfed scanner might be the best option.

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.

Portability: Some sheetfed scanners concentrate on portability, making the device extra-small and including a carrying bag or case. If you frequently use your scanner while travelling, this may be a good option to consider.

Scanner Retailers, Prices and Features

Scanner Prices

Flat-bed scanners range in price from £36 to £13,213 and in total we found prices for 257 flat-bed scanners. The average price of a new flat-bed scanner is £826 and 80% of flat-bed scanners are priced between £93 and £1,440. The Iris Iriscan Mouse 2 Colour Mouse Scanner is the cheapest scanner at only £36, and Kodak 1176031 is the most expensive at £13,213.

Scanner Brands - Price Range

The highest average flat-bed scanner price out of all brands is Panasonic flat-bed scanners with an average price of £2,588. Panasonic flat-bed scanners range in price from £276 to £13,066.

Kodak scanners start at £237 and the most expensive Kodak flat-bed scanner costs £13,213. The average price of Kodak scanners is £2,479 which is the second highest average price of all flat-bed scanner brands.

Fujitsu flat-bed scanners start at £42 and the most expensive Fujitsu scanner costs £5,861. The third highest average scanner price out of all brands is Fujitsu flat-bed scanners with an average price of £1,305.

Flat-Bed Scanner Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 275 expert reviews and 4,645 user reviews for flat-bed scanners available online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of scanner. The top rated scanner brand is Fujitsu with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is Avision with 85% and the third best brand is Canon with 84%.

Biggest Flat-Bed Scanner Retailers

The biggest scanner retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 164 current scanner offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest scanner retailer is eBay with 150 offers. That means Amazon UK is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to flat-bed scanners. Ebuyer is the third biggest retailer with 132 current offers.

When Are Most New Scanners Released?

We couldn't see any noticeable trend in the release dates for new flat-bed scanners over the last 3 years. In February 2016 20 new scanners were released making it the biggest month that year for new flat-bed scanner releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new flat-bed scanner releases was September, with 103 new flat-bed scanners released that month. In 2014 most new flat-bed scanners were released in June, with 31 new flat-bed scanners released that month.

How Fast Do Scanner Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, scanners drop in price by 8%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £65 on a typical £826 new flat-bed scanner by waiting 6 months before buying.

Optical Scanning Resolutions

'Optical scanning resolution' denotes the detail level of the image produced by the scanner, measured in dots per inch (DPI).

600 DPI is the most popular optical scanning resolution amongst new flat-bed scanners. We found 458 flat-bed scanners that are 600 DPI scanners. 600 x 600 DPI is the second most popular optical scanning resolution amongst new scanners. We found 220 scanners that are 600 x 600 DPI flat-bed scanners.

A bigger optical scanning resolution means that the resulting image will be of a higher detail, and will more closely resemble the original document. Low scan resolutions may appear blurry or lacking in small details.

Scanner Types

A scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the desktop (or flatbed) scanner where the document is placed on a glass window for scanning. There are different types of scanners e.g. flatbed, pen, sheet-feed.

Amongst new flat-bed scanners, the most common scanner type is ADF. We found 201 flat-bed scanners that are ADF scanners. We found 62 scanners that are flatbed flat-bed scanners, making flatbed the second most popular scanner type amongst new scanners.

Colour Scanning Functions

This denotes whether the scanner has the ability to scan in colour, or whether it's limited to black & white scanning.

The vast majority of the 329 new flat-bed scanners currently listed on Kagoo are scanners with a colour scanning function. 310 out of 329 flat-bed scanners are scanners with a colour scanning function.

Colour scanning is very helpful for scanning in photos, diagrams or any document that makes hefty use of colour.

Maximum Scan Sizes

This is the largest document that the scanner is able to reliably scan and digitize.

The most frequently found maximum scan size amongst new scanners is 216mm. We found 243 scanners that are scanners that have a 216mm max scan size. We found 33 scanners that are scanners that have a 216 x 356mm max scan size, making this the second most frequently found maximum scan size amongst new scanners.

A larger scan size means that the scanner is equipped to handle bigger documents, and is therefore more versatile and helpful, especially if you find yourself routinely needing to scan A0 size documents,.

Biggest Flat-Bed Scanner Retailers

The biggest scanner retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 164 current scanner offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest scanner retailer is eBay with 150 offers. That means Amazon UK is slightly bigger than eBay when it comes to scanners. Ebuyer is the third biggest retailer with 132 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Flat-Bed Scanners?

The cheapest retailer by number of flat-bed scanner for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 68 scanners.

Proportion of Scanners for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on flat-bed scanners is Amazon UK and offers the cheapest price on 41.5% of its flat-bed scanners.