Convert Documents Easily into Digital Form with a Document Scanner
There are many different types of scanners, including flatbed, photo, all-in-one, document and portable options. Each fulfills a different need, and most come with features like USB and Wi-Fi connectivity, wireless connectivity to Android or iOS devices and customisable menus. Many come with integrated software as well, such as Adobe Acrobat. Dots per inch (DPI) determines the quality of the photo or document scanned. Most photo and document scanners feature at least 300 DPI, which is suitable for document scanning, while others boast up to 6,400 DPI, which enhances the details of smaller items and photos.
Most flatbed scanners scan photos, documents and three-dimensional objects easily. These types of devices open at the top like a photocopier, making them ideal for scanning large and small objects like photo albums and books. Some flatbeds only scan photos, these types typically feature higher DPIs and may come with photo-editing software. Devices designed specifically for documents are often more compact than flatbed options. Document scanners are ideal for scanning A4 office paperwork and typically boast fast scanning and data processing speeds.
Portable scanners are small in size and perfect for scanning on the go. Some fit in the palm of your hand. Others are only slightly bigger than a pen. Many are as long as a typical tablet, but only a few centimetres wide. Most offer many of the same features as full-size scanners, though some are compatible with iOS and Android devices as well.
An all-in-one device is typically bulkier than a document or flatbed option, but lets you copy, scan, print and also sometimes fax document and photos. Unlike other document scanners, an all-in-one often has feeders, which let you place multiple pages into the device for scanning instead of inserting them one at a time. Many can scan two-sided documents.
Whether you're scanning photos, documents, a book or a utility bill, turn to a scanner from our selection that offers the features you need.