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Scanner Recommendations?

I need a good scanner that will take a stack of paper and scan it. I have a lot of screenplays (some kind of curled on the corners) that I want to scan in so I can get rid of the paper copies.

Any suggestions?

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My first post! Hey,...

My first post!

Hey, I have a fair amount of experience with scanners. After scanning several thousand articles, I found a real match. My wife might be jealous but she knows who counts. The Fujitsu snapscans (mentioned above) are tops. There are no peers in this category. If you want a top flight scanning mechanism that can handle dog-eared pages, thick stock, and even folded pages with impossible creases then get the Fujitsu. I don't work for them (thankfully) but I can tell you that after a few HP models and a few other less than useful Visioneer products failed, the Fujitsu model I purchased worked flawlessly. To date I scanned and saved approximately 3000 articles at over 25 pages per article. I got the SCSI version since I use a Linux server to run my scanner. Be careful which model you purchase because the drivers can be fairly buggy if you do not get a model that fits your OS. With SCSI it is hard to go wrong. Beware, these models are not cheap (> $700) but you get what you pay for like with all other computer hardware.

Good luck.




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