What You Can Do with the ScanSnap

What you can do with the ScanSnap and ScanSnap Home are as follows:

  • You can scan documents quickly at 30 sheets/minute.

  • You can scan documents quickly at 25 sheets/minute.

  • A4 size single-sided documents printed in color can be scanned at 5.2 sec/sheet.

  • A4 size double-sided documents printed in color can be scanned at 12 sheets/minute.

  • A4 size single-sided documents printed in color can be scanned at 7.5 sec/sheet.

  • A3 size single-sided documents printed in color can be scanned at 3 sec/sheet.

  • You can connect the ScanSnap and a computer via Wi-Fi.

    To connect them, you can use either the access point connection in which a wireless access point is used for connection or the direct connection in which a computer or mobile device is directly connected to the ScanSnap. Select a suitable connection method depending on whether there is Wi-Fi in a place where you use the ScanSnap or not.

  • You can connect the ScanSnap and a computer via Wi-Fi.

  • The ScanSnap can also be operated with a USB bus-powered connection. So, you can use the ScanSnap in an environment where no power supply is available, such as outside or on a business trip, by connecting the ScanSnap to a USB port on a computer.

  • You can use a single ScanSnap unit with multiple computers.

  • You can scan documents such as large drawings, documents with sticky notes attached, or folded/curled receipts without any trouble by using the Receipt Guide and the manual scan function.

  • When scanning small size documents such as business cards and postcards, you can insert two documents at a time in the ScanSnap. Alternatively, you can insert the next document while another document is being scanned. In either method, you can scan up to 20 documents continuously in a single scanning operation.

    These scanning methods are referred to as dual scans.

  • When you manually feed a document larger than A4/Letter size, which is folded in half, to scan it in duplex mode, you can merge the scanned images of both sides of the document into one double-sided image.

  • When you scan a document larger than A4/Letter size, which is folded in half, one side at a time, you can merge the scanned images of both sides of the document into one double-sided image.

  • The ScanSnap model is a scanner that performs an overhead scan on documents without touching the documents. Documents and books that are up to A3 in size can be scanned without taking them apart, and in addition, multiple small documents in size such as business cards can be scanned in one go.

  • Multiple documents and multiple pages of a book can be scanned continuously and efficiently with the page turning detection and timed mode.

  • The scanned images of the documents are saved in the most appropriate format for each document type ([Documents], [Business Cards], [Receipts], and [Photos]) by using the document type automatic detection function. In addition, you can manage the meta information, such as the date when you scanned the document and the result of the text recognition for the character string in the document, by document type.

    A scanned image together with meta information is referred to as content data record.

  • In addition, you can manage the meta information, such as the date when you scanned the document and the result of the text recognition for the character string in the document, by document type.

    A scanned image together with meta information is referred to as content data record.

  • After the documents are scanned with the ScanSnap, the scanned images can be corrected.

  • You can comprehensively manage the files in the local folders or the network folders as well as the content data records created from the documents that you scanned with the ScanSnap.

  • You can classify files based on document types, history of scanning documents, or tags, regardless of the file format (PDF or JPEG). In addition, full-text search is available for content data records.

  • ScanSnap Cloud allows you to save scanned images to a cloud service by simply scanning documents. The scanned images are saved in the desired cloud service via the ScanSnap Cloud server.

    Images created from the documents that you scanned are stored for two weeks on the ScanSnap Cloud server.

    For regions where ScanSnap Cloud can be used, refer to here.

  • You can customize settings (document type setting, scan setting, save destination for an image, application that you want to run after a scan is complete, and so on) for the purpose of a scan and then save them in the form of a profile.

    Saving a profile that you created according to the purpose of a scan allows you to perform a scan that meets your purpose by simply selecting the profile.

  • With the auto name function, content data records can be named automatically according to the document type.

  • You can avoid troubles that may occur on scan results with the dust detection function that detects dirt on the glass inside the ScanSnap and the vertical streaks reduction function that reduces vertical streaks which appear on scanned images.

  • You can output the contact information on a business card or the amount on a receipt in a format such as CSV to use it with outside applications.