by January 3, 2005 0 comments

It looks more like an ordinary inkjet printer than a scanner. Though, the i40 is an entry-level product, this power-packed document scanner is meant for the banking, financial services and insurance segment. Unlike ordinary flat bed scanners, this is a sheet-fed document scanner. So the scan speeds are higher and optimized for scanning all sorts of documents. What we liked about the scanner was that we could feed it with a variety of paper types and sizes, and it scanned them all without a hitch. We took a mixed bundle of ordinary paper, glossy magazine paper, fat cards, newspaper clippings and even business cards for our test. It scanned them all and none of the documents got jammed. Moreover, it even aligned the skewed documents in the set. This scanner can support document sizes anywhere between 3.5 x 2″ and 8.5 x 14″. In case of the speed, the scanner surprisingly lived up to its rated specs and scanned 25 bi-tonal pages at 200 dpi in a minute. The speed remained almost the same even for duplex scanning. Moreover, the speed was same irrespective of the use of colored or grayscale documents. The scanner allows you to choose color, bi-tonal, grayscale, simultaneous bi-tonal and grayscale, or simultaneous bi-tonal and color options for scanning documents. All scans were highly accurate. The feature-rich software that ships with the scanner turns into a document-management software.

The Bottom Line: Given the excellent performance and features, the scanner is well worth the price.

Sudarshana Mishra

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