Scanners For Documents
CZUR ET18 Pro Professional Document Scanner, 2nd Gen Auto-Flatten & Deskew Tech, 18MP Sony Camera, Capture A3, 186 Languages OCR, Convert to PDF/Searchable PDF/Word/Tiff/Excel, Run On Windows & MacOS
I am quite impressed with this Scanners For Documents. I travel to another location half of the year and have to take my belongings with me so no room for books.
I have a number of reference books that I frequently use which are not available in ebook form so they haven’t been able to come along. This scanner is solving the problem.
Customer support is really excellent. As another reviewer has stated, it does not scan glossy or semi-glossy pages without a reflective distortion but they are working on a fix for this and offered me free alternative lighting for those types of pages.
I also received a response to a question in less than a day. The manual that comes with it, is pretty lean so I highly recommend that you watch their video before scanning the first time. You can find it on their website in the support section or by using a link in the software. The video walks you through most of the steps needed.
The scanner is very well packaged and comes with both a foot pedal and a touch button. The pedal works great when scanning books since you will need both hands.
There is a learning curve with books so pick a small book or manual initially to practice. It took me a couple of times to get positioning and the finger cots usage correct, but now my results are good. One thing not mentioned in the manual:
If you make a bad scan of a page, click on it on the right side of the screen that shows a list of all of your current scans. A menu will appear below the name of that page.
Click on “Re” which is short for rescan. You can then rescan the page and it will automatically replace the original image. This is also where you can delete the page by clicking “del” or insert another page by clicking “ins”.
I did find that no matter how careful I am with thumb cot placement when I’m scanning a 500 page book with a stiff spine which I’ve broken, pages will scan at an angle. There are options for correcting the pages but it requires editing each page. A bit tedious, but the end result is very nice so for me, it’s well worth it.
I used to have a flat bed book scanner which required laying each page of the book at the edge of the scanner. Compared to that, this scanner is amazing and very fast.
I have scanned about 1500 pages so far and the program has never crashed. I haven’t used the WIFI service and probably won’t. I’m happy with using USB to laptop for scanning.
There has been a recent firmware update which I needed to apply before using the program and there was a software update in mid-December which may have corrected some of it’s previously reported issues. All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase.Promised Review By Sharon Davis