The specs I am interested in would be that it's capable of a 1200 dpi dual-sided scanning of pages of all sizes, minimum size of preferably 6"x4" but at least a half sheet (8½" x 5½"), and the ADF would hold preferably 50 or more documents at a time.

The reason I want this is because I break down old books a digitize them. I use a heat gun to melt the glue on the binding. Then, I use a guillotine paper cutter to cut off the edges with glue on them, then I put them through the printer to digitize them. So, that's why I need the dual sided scanning from an ADF. The price range I am interested in is under $650. Any suggestions?

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If you are breaking the books apart, you are solving the most challenging aspect of such a project. Many all-in-one devices (printer, scanner, copier, fax) will perform double sided scanning. The 50 count requirement will winnow down your choices and may have fewer options that exclude the all-in-one models, but increase the price. Your budget isn't unreasonable.

A search using "double sided sheet fed scanner" provided a number of links with prices from a few hundred dollars up to nearly one thousand dollars. One of the links was a "the best..." type of page from PCmag.com which then led to an HP scanner with a 60 page capacity, single pass dual sided scanner, priced on the linked site for US$379, although you may find a less expensive source.

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The search took about 30 seconds to locate this item. Unless you have complications that prevent such a search, questions such as this risk being closed for lack of research.

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