I have been using an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier that meets most of my needs. I just bought color catridges for it.
But the big detraction to this device is that it does not have an automatic document feeder for the scanner. It also cannot scan both sides of the document. Furthermore, it takes about 45 seconds to scan a single page of text.
Consequently, my pile of "to scan" has grown to well over 100 pages.
I'm tempted to pick up a dedicated sheet-fed document scanner, but I don't have the space to add another sizeable device.
So I'm primarily looking at two options (and am open to other possibilities):
- Replace the current all-in-one with an inexpensive all-in-one that includes a sheet feeder and can perform double-sided scans.
- Keep the current all-in-one and add a hand-held document scanner that can scan a text document quickly (let's say 10 seconds per page).
I scan 95% of documents in monochrome, 4% in color, and 1% in invisible ink that only the cat can see.
I'm looking to spend as little as possible. I rarely print anything: 1-2 pages per day, at most. I do like the ability to print in color. I generally print from Windows. Fax functionality is nice, but definitely not required.
Can you recommend hardware to satisfy either option (above), or recommend a third option?