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Scanners: why are they so expensive? [closed]

Archiving a lot of my paper documents takes a long time. I'm looking to buy a fast scanner that has "adf": (automatic document feed). However, all the ADF scanners I'm seeing (eg hp scanjet 5590) ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode USB Scanner

I have a Windows 7 machine with a legacy scanning program. I have my virtual XP machine setup and working with the software, but I'm having issues getting XP mode to see the Fujitsu fi-4120, Windows 7 ...
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How to scan a document using printer HP 3015 on fedora14?

I was able to successfully print a document using HP 3015 printer connected to a fedora14 system locally via usb but I am not able to scan any document using the same. The printer does support ...
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Scanner is turning my computer off

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit and I just installed a printer, the Epson Stylus NX110. Whenever I try to scan or print my computer powers off. There doesn't seem to be anything left over in my logs, (but ...
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Where can one find old HP TWAIN drivers?

This is really strange... I have developped a little something for an aplication that uses Scanner with flatbed and optional autofeeder (scan multiples leaves at once ). I had some troubles, but ...
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HP LaserJet 3052 Scanner stopped working

I'm trying to get the scanner part of an HP LaserJet 3052 working again. For some reason, it stopped working altogether. Most of the time it simply says "Waiting for PC", and others the scanner starts ...
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How to scan with Dell computer and HP 7410 printer?

I had Windows XP Professional and scanned well with my HP 7410. I purchased a Dell computer with Windows 7 and Word 2000 but cannot figure out how to scan.
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Fast scanning of handwritten documents

I need to regularly take black and white scans of some notes written on A4 size sheets. There are a lot of this, and so speed is more important to me than quality — it just needs to be ...
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abby fine reader page layout

I have to scan and ocr an entire book using abby fine reader. do you know how can i define a zone of interest to scan all the pages of the book? I don;t wish to scan and recognize (header, footer, ...
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Why won't my multifuntion printer scan directly after being unused for a few hours?

After a prolonged period — overnight — I lose the ability to initiate a scan directly from my multifunction printer. I'll initiate a job, and after a while, it will time out and beep. ...
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Software to aid using camera as a scanner

I want to digitize some index cards with my camera. I'm looking for a program that would automatically fix geometry on the shots (as you would expect the cards come tilted on the picture). I have an ...
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Generic scanner driver for Mac

I have an old CanoScan D646u scanner (~2003). I can't find any drivers for it on the Mac OS X (10.6.6). Is there something I can do? I'm thinking of a generic TWAIN driver, if that would work. I'm not ...
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How to use Canon LiDE 70 scanner with Windows 7?

I have used my Canon LiDE 70 scanner with the Canon Toolbox software on Windows Vista. Now I have installed Windows 7. I downloaded a driver and installed it when I connected the scanner. But it was ...
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Scan multiple pages into single file automatically

I have a HP Laserjet M2727mf printer/scanner. The Windows scanner wizard will allow us to select "document feeder" as the paper source, so that we can scan multiple pages at once. However, each page ...
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How to scan a document on a HP deskject f4500?

Is there generic software that I can download for free to quickly scan a document? Or is there some specific software that I can download from HP?
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Can the Epson V700 be used with an Airport Extreme and an HDD at the same time?

I have a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard, an Epson V700 Scanner and a standard external 1TB Hard Drive used for Time Machine. I'm thinking of buying an Airport Extreme. Two questions: Can I use the ...
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Canon DR-2050C Scanner with Mac OSX

Is there any way to use a Canon DR-2050C scanner on OSX? I bought the scanner, but it doesn't come with any OSX drivers. Neither can one be found on the Canon website. (A definite negative would help ...
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Windows 7 and HP ScanJet 3300C

Is there a way to use the HP ScanJet 3300C with Windows 7. I've tried to modify the .inf driver file and also use VueScan. I used VirtualBox but it seems buggy. Thanks for your help
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Scan-to-PDF software for Linux?

I have a workflow whereby I scan paper documents into searchable PDFs using a Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 document scanner. I am not a great fan of the bundled software, but it's dead simple to use: place a ...
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best software to rapidly digitized family albums

We have 100s of printed images in old family albums I would like to go digital with them. I have the most basic scanner (CanonScan lide 70) with no feeder and a tight budget. I was wondering ...
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VueScan correctly scans my image, but MSPaint doesn't work?

I'm using CanoScan Lide20 and since it doesn't have 64 bit driver for Windows 7, I was told VueScan would make it work. Unbelievably it works, now since I'm developing a software to use the scanner I ...
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Why are the colors wrong when scanning in Ubuntu with HP ScanJet 4400c?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with a HP Scanjet 4400c. When I'm trying to scan a white sheet of paper with black and blue text for example, it look like this: What could be the problem? I've used different ...
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Installing Canon D2400U Scanner on XP x64

I'm trying to install an old scanner D2400U from Canon on a Windows XP 64bit SP2. I have found an official driver at canon, ScanGear CS-U 6.1.1d, but when trying to install the scanner (found new ...
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Why does scanning take up so much space?

If I want to scan a document, 10 pages, each page as PDF 300dpi, greyscale. 10 pages 6MB.. 40 pages 24MB. FINE. Color, each page is 25MB Why is color 25MB? Is PDF very inefficient? it does the ...
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Linux Reseting USB for scanner

My distro does not yet have a backend for my scanner, but the last release of SANE does. So I downloaded the source and installed. Scanning goes fairly well except that for some reason at the end of ...
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Scanning on the HP PSC 1401 without a cartridge installed

Is it possible to scan documents using the HP PSC 1401 combination printer/scanner if there is no printer cartridge installed? When I turn it on (without a cartridge) the "no cartridge" light blinks ...
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How to remove ScanSoft SSBkgdUpdate.exe for good?

On Windows 7, SSBkgdUpdate.exe pops up every time a non-admin user logs in, asking for the admin password. This is the auto-updater for ScanSoft PaperPort 11. I tried to zap it by deleting the ...
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HP Officejet 7410 AIO: Scanning/copying output is a solid black field

I recently tried to breathe some life back into an old Officejet 7410 for my parents. The printing is fine, but the scanning and the copying respectively produce images and copies that are mostly ...
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Where can I find drivers for Fujitsu Scansnap fi-5110 for Windows 7 x64

I have a Fujitsu scanner that I cannot get working on Windows 7 x64. I have downloaded both the TWAIN and ISIS x64 drivers from the fujitsu website but Windows still does not recognize. I have tried ...
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Old scanner isn't even recognized on Windows 7

My father finally bought a new laptop. However, his old scanner didn't work in his new one, so he gave it to my brother. It worked like a charm on my brothers 8 years old pc, until he bought a new ...
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Can I use a scanner connected via USB on a Windows Mobile device?

Can I use a device such as a scanner connected via USB port to a Windows Mobile based device? I don't have any concrete devices in mind - just general question - is this setup supported? What I'm ...
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How do I troubleshoot CanoScan LIDE20 on Ubuntu 9.10 in VirtualBox?

This may be a VirtualBox question more than anything else. The host OS is Win7, which sees the scanner, but has no drivers for it. VirtualBox sees & recognizes the scanner as "Cannon Scan" and ...
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how to run a program using command line with parameters on Mac OS X

I'm trying to use APIKit to scan my codes to detect if there is private API. apiscanner should run as apiscanner ~/Desktop/MyPath/myapp.app I used command 'cd' go to the directory where ...
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Scanning to PDF/A on Linux

PDF/A is one of the best formats to archive my documents. What Linux software would allow me to scan documents to PDF/A ? A PNG→PDF/A or TIFF→PDF/A tool would be fine too.
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A feed scanner that reads data

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but... I need a scanner (paper feed scanner) where depending on either a barcode, or number, or some identifier on the paper being ...
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Removing scanner selection from Windows' scan window

I'm having an issue with scanner services showing up. I recently reinstalled Photoshop, but it seems that the old "scanner service" stayed. Assistance in removing this will be appreciated. ...
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Easiest way to scan books?

What's the easiest tool to use to scan books? I find that using my scanner is difficult for books?
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Scanner Daily Duty Cycle

I'm comfused with the concept of 'Daily Duty Cycle'. For example if I have a scanner that the spec is: PPM (pages per minute): 90 and DDC (Daily Duty Cycle): 800. I am interested in scanning ONLY 10 ...
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Is it technically possible to read CD by its scan?

Lets say we have image of CD (from scanner). Can we technically read it? What DPI is needed?
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Assign default program to scanner button

When I press the start button on my Epson V500 Photo scanner, I am confronted with 4 choices of which I always need the same one. How can I make the start button on my scanner automaticaly start the ...
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How can I scan documents from a Lexmark x543n over the network on OS X 10.6

I just got a Lexmark x543dn and have some trouble getting my computer to recognize it as a scanner. The printer is working fine from my OS X 10.6 machine, setup was as easy as it gets. I just ...
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Network Scanning: HP Laserjet 2840 & Windows 7 (+ Linux?)

I own a HP Laserjet 2840 multifunction printer. It's a fabulous device, but on Windows 7 it can't network scan. HP doesn't seem to support it in anything greater than Vista, and they aren't forth ...
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Windows 7 vs. HP 3050 multifunction, adding scanner device on network IP

Customer has HP 3050 multifunction. PC is running Windows 7 x64, at IP 10.50.4.x and multifunction is at 10.50.3.1. Went into devices and printers in Windows 7 control panel, and tried to add ...
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How do I configure my Asus WL-520GU to support my F2238's flatbed scanner for MacOS X?

I have an Asus WL-520GU and an HP Deskjet F2238. I want to be able to wirelessly scan documents to client computers. I think this is possible but I'm not sure how to set this up. Any pointers?
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How do I convert ms/line to ppm

I'm looking at buying a scanner with a document feeder. The feeder can feed in 30 ppm, but the scanner can only can at 12 ms/line. So how fast is the scanner scanning? Is having such a fast ...
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How can we control the device driver load order in Windows XP? [closed]

We are trying to install both an HP scanner and a Kodak scanner on an XP machine and the problem is that HP's scanner driver always places itself into the first and default scanner device position. We ...
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HP Officejet 7310 scan from network how to

Does anyone have an idea how to scan over a home network or have documentation about this? I can't find a good sollution. It's a Officejet 7310 All in ONE capable of network scanning and printing on ...
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What scanner should I buy to scan a big stack of photos?

I want to scan a huge pile of photos (10,000+). What hardware/software can I use to automatically feed and scan these photos? Requirements The photos are 4 ¼” x 6” No excessive bending of the ...
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Multifunction printer / scanner that can *easily* be accessed over the network

A few more details: Network scanner is the most important function; the less software it requires to play with OSX the better (looking at you, HP) Decent-ish printer is a nice to have; ideally with ...
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Any suggestion for free scanning software Windows XP [closed]

Any suggestion for free scanning software Windows XP? I have a scanner but I don't have scanning software. Any idea is appreciated. Thank you.