At more than £300 this scanner is quite expensive, but it's awesomely fast, and the software is surprisingly good. My notes:
- The default settings give an excellent balance of speed, quality and file size. 600dpi "Excellent" quality looks good (comparable to my old Epson DX4450 flatbed - N.B. I'm no imaging expert, so this may be faint praise...). It captures the fine detail of handwriting, as well as the mere data.
- After only 1000 pages I found the roller needed cleaning, and isopropyl alcohol is not commonly sold in the UK. Maplin sell a 400ml bottle for about £10 - blimey.
- Paper jams can really mince the sheet that gets stuck. Be careful if you're scanning a valuable original.
- Why is it called the ScanSnap, rather than the SnapScan?!