Questions tagged [scanner]

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How to check the actual image (quality) of a document scanner before buying it?

I want to buy a scanner, my old one stopped working and another one I bought 6 months ago makes the images lossy/pixelated. But my problem is that I don't want to buy another one without knowing for ...
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Can bus / OBDII reader to export data via API

I need to buy a can bus scanner, through OBD2 port, that provide API service for extract raw data (like AutoPi TMU: https://www.autopi.io/hardware-dongle/generation-three/). Do you know anything like ...
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Best current Book scanners?

I want to move from a flatbed scanner to a v-shaped book scanner. What recomendations do you have ? I want to be able to do scans with no corrections based on text as pages have intentional skewed ...
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Cheap colour laser printer + scanner for infrequent home use

I am looking to replace my inkjet and believe that a laser printer would be cheaper I the long run. I occasionally need colour printing, although not too often. I also need to be able to scan ...
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Agfa Arcus 1200 scanner

I have an old Agfa Arcus 1200 scanner (with the obsolete SCSI interface), which I want to operate again, after many years of inactivity. I run Windows 7 64bit and have also created Ubuntu (Release: 20....
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Which brand should I go with if I want to scan my artworks?

I've shortlisted 3 entry level scanners of my budget. Epson Perfection V39 Canon LIDE 400 Canon Canoscan LIDE 400 I'm not really sure if LIDE 400 and Canoscan LIDE 400 are same or different, but I ...
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Scanner with excellent Linux support and ADF (up to 1000 EUR)

Need a scanner, price up to 1000 EUR. Absolute requirements: Excellent Linux support under Debian Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for at least 20 pages in A4 format Duplex At least 300 DPI USB ...
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Want recommendations for new Laser Color Printer for Ubuntu 18.04+

My current printer is an HP Color LaserJet 2550L. It has worked great for a long time, but now it decided to not print at all anymore. I'm not too sure why that would be but I have been having more ...
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Scanner with Consistent Color

I want to buy a flatbed scanner in the US. I have an ongoing need to scan many large rigid items, and compare colors between scans. This is my criteria: Consistent color, brightness, contrast etc. ...
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Programmable QR scanner is needed

I am new in hardware so I hope this is the right place to ask such questions. For one of my software projects, I want to add a QR scanner that able to makes POST requests to the server over WIFI. It ...
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Xerox WorkCentre 3225 not saving scans after several scans made [closed]

I bought last year a brand new WorkCentre 3225 mainly to scan postcards. (front/back) manually. I have noticed that after several scans 10-15, at the time that I pressed the button No on the screen ...
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What Types of Glass Are Used with Flatbed Scanners? (And are there good scratch-resistant options?)

So, I'm actually really surprised that I can't find anything on Google about this subject, so maybe I'm asking the wrong questions or maybe there really just isn't a lot of information out there on ...
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Device to quickly and cheaply scan checks

I work for a non-profit in Europe that receives a lot of donations by check. For our fiscal records, we want to keep a scan of each check that comes in but with something that doesn't obstruct our ...
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Truly driverless printer scanner

I'm tired of losing support of functionality in my printer/scanner due to new operating system versions. I'm looking for a printer/scanner that can work with no drivers. I have read that this can be ...
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Open-source linux scanner

I want to buy a scanner for my future Linux machine. But I am worried about spyware since scanners bundle third-party proprietary software with the scanner and printer manufacturers already use ...
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Looking for a Hand (Wand) Scanner

The local county has delicate, aging documents that we would like to digitize for preservation and archival. Mostly things like building plans and public records books. Many of these are either too ...
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Looking for a receipt scanner than can continuously scan a receipt of any length

I'm looking for a receipt scanner which can scan very long receipts (up to 30 feet long) and produce a single image or PDF. Ideally it would have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and produce a PDF ...
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Barcode or 2D-Code scanner for Android, capable of scanning from displays

We’re implementing an access control system where people bring a code, printed or on a smartphone (their choice), to get access. We are free in the choice of code system, as long as it’s capable of ...
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Small printer+scanner with very good support for Ubuntu

I search a small printer+scanner device for Ubuntu. Which device has very good support for Ubuntu? I want plug+play, I don't want to edit config files by hand or execute complicated shell commands ...
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Two sided paper scans with Epson WorkForce ES-400 [closed]

Below is a video of a paper scanner, that scans paper that has print on both sides. See the very beginning of the video. However, I am unable to figure out how to scan both sides of the paper using ...
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Hardware that can scan double-sided paper documents into individual PDF files

I have over 300 paper documents. Some are single-sided and many are double-sided. I need to scan them into individual PDF files, with each file containing all the pages for each document (and only ...
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Document Scanner with specific modes

We are in search for a business document scanner with following scan options, all done over a ADF. Simplex: front side Duplex: front and back side Simplex scan of every sheet to its own PDF. ...
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portable hand scanner works with ipad (for eldery person)

I want to help an eldery man (>70) who wants to send scans of his incoming mail to his son. I'm thinking of an hand scanner (something like: https://www.amazon.de/Easypix-Easy-scan-A4-Scanner-...
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Low-cost mutlifunction printer/scanner that can perform 2-sided scans

Can anyone recommend a low-cost multifunction printer/scanner that can perform 2-sided scans (aka double-sided or duplex scans)? Can include a laser or inkjet printer. Sheet-fed scanner is preferred, ...
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Document scanner that respects limited desktop space

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 ...
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I need a good mouse

I used to have a wonderful Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 - it had excellent button layout, size, and AFAIK a great sensor on it. Unfortunately I think the right click button has worn out, so I'll need to ...
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Is there affordable hardware to scan plastic models and reveal their internal structure?

I know, there are medical scanners which can do that with ultrasound, but this equipment if awfully expensive. I’m looking for something much cheaper, say, under $500 and it does not have to be off-...
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Home Office Inkjet Printer

I am looking for a home office printer as my mother's current HP C310 has finally died completely, the print head has failed and they are unable to source replacement parts. The requirements are as ...
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Barcode Scanner that communicates via RESTful API

I am project managing the development of a web app that needs to interface with a wireless bar code scanner. Ideally I do not want to have to have a local host computer on site for the scanners to ...
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PostScript printer and JBIG2 scanner: consumer-level all-in-one / MFP recommendation

For a few years now I have been looking for a consumer-level networked multifunction / all-in-one printer that has: PostScript printing (not emulation); Duplex printing; A scanner that saves ...
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Cheap network all-in-one printer that can scan to network share?

So, my trusty HP photosmart all-in-one finally gave out after 10+ years of faithful service. I need a new printer/scanner for occasional use at my house. The photosmart was set up to store the scans ...
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Small pocket-sized receipt scanner

I am looking for pocket-size scanner to scan the receipts. By receipts I mean these which are printed on thermochromic paper rolls on point-of-sale places. I understand you can use smart phone plus ...
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Reliable desktop scanner with Duplex Automatic Document feeder (DADF)?

I am looking for portable or medium-sized scanner which can take around 20-30 pages at the same time, scan them and convert into PDF format (compatible with OS X). Usually scanners having Duplex ...
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3D portable camera with depth sensing for less than $100

I am looking for a camera that can scan 3D objects for use in 3D modeling programs like Blender. Requirements: SDK quality 3D scans portable, preferably wireless less than $100