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Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 Sheet-fed Scanner
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Product Description

In one step, the ScanSnap S510 scanner digitizes both sides of a document in a single pass, in color, and at an amazing speed of up to 18 pages per minute. With a touch of the button, the ScanSnap S510 scanner enhances the user experience with a host of automatic features. The ScanSnap S510 scanner easily installs via its USB 2.0 interface and its small footprint requires less space than a letter size piece of paper.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 scanner has all the advanced yet easy-to-use one-touch features that made its predecessor the perfect scanning companion for home and office professionals. Now, with the addition of Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Standard (included with the scanner) and a new Vista supported version of the ABBYY FineReader 3.0, the ScanSnap S510 provides users compatibility with the latest software enhancements. One-button scanning to searchable PDF processes are supported, and users can even scan directly to Microsoft applications (such as Word and Excel). There's also a new multifunction quick menu feature for protecting and sharing documents with ease. In addition to the ability to scan business cards, the S510 can scan color pages in duplex at 18 pages per minute. Compatible with Windows 2000 Pro and later operating systems (including Vista), the scanner features a speedy USB 2.0 interface. For added convenience, its small footprint requires less space than a letter size piece of paper. Measuring 11.2 x 6.2 x 6.2 inches and weighing only 5.9 pounds, the scanner is backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
FI-S510 scanner, AC adapter, AC cable, USB cable, set up CD-ROM (driver, manual), CD-ROM (Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard), CD-ROM (ABBY FineReader for ScanSnap 3.0), ScanSnap carrier sheet, and getting started guide.

Features:
  • Scan Resolution 600 dpi Optical
  • Image Sensor CCD
  • Bit Depth 24 bit Color / 8 bit Grayscale / 1 bit Monochrome
  • Media Size Legal 8.5" x 14"
  • Ports 4-pin Type B USB 2.0 USB

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent Tool for Paperless Office
    I have a large collection or periodicals...magazines, journals, etc; which occupy way too much space on shelves in my basement. I only keep those periodicals which are reference types, not news and popular magazines, but still those worthy ones were slowly pushing into my available work space.

    Several years ago, National Geographic decided to issue all their past issues in a CD-ROM set, with the promise of update CDs every couple of years. I went this way and dumped the magazines themselves. This was very nice, since besides saving lots of room, the latest CDs included an index of articles and subjects that included all issued back to the first one, so I could easily find anything they ever published. Unfortunately, not long after I went to this system, National Geographic had some sort of run-in with the various people who submit articles, over compensation for the CD-ROMs, and they ceased the CD program. That's another story, but it was a great idea and implementation. It got me thinking...

    I waited a few years trying to decide how to get a similar result for all my other periodicals, but blanched at the thought of trying to scan page after page in my flat bed scanner. Even my trusty Canon MF6530 copier/scanner/printer (also reviewed here at Amazon), would be too slow or otherwise problematic for this task.

    I finally settled on the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 document scanner. here was a machine designed specifically for what I wanted it to do, and nothing else. From all other reviews I read, people loved it and were having very good results. The machine seems to go for about $400 in most places, which seems like a lot for what you get, but it is important to remember that it comes bundled with a FULL version of Adobe Acrobat (not just the free reader program), which by itself goes for about $200. Looking at it this way, the scanner costs $200 for the machine.

    This scanner is not designed for scanning odd sized and shaped items, although it can do them in a limited sort of way. You really need a flat bed scanner for those. This scanner is for rapidly scanning lots of regular sized pages arranged in stacks, as with a sheaf of papers. It is excellent for periodicals once the binding is removed....I ended up buying, online via eBay, a guillotine type paper cutter, also known as a 'ream cutter' and by several other names. This is a tool used by print shops and such to cleanly and accurately cut through many sheets of paper at once, on on the larger ones the user can cut through an entire ream of paper without fanning the pages or making a sloppy cut. The $150 one I bought can cut through a medium sized phone book but not a whole 500 sheet ream; in other words, excellent for books and periodicals. I place the volume in, crank down on the clamp that keeps the pages from fanning during the cutting process, then haul down on the large lever to shear through the paper. It cuts off just the very edge of the binding, leaving clean edged sheets of consistent size, losing no text (on photos that span one sheet to another, you would lose about 1/8" in the middle of the image). I mention this to be helpful to others contemplating the same scanning task.

    With the ScanSanp on my desk, it opens (unfolds, really)from an 11" x 6" footprint in two quick hand movements. Opening it also turns it on, and it is ready to go instantly. I drop the stack of pages into the top chute and press the single large green button. The scanner driver pops up a box on the screen (which can be minimized if you don't want to look at it) and the scanning commences. The pages sail through very quickly, perhaps one sheet every 4 seconds. By 'sheet' I mean the actual piece of paper, which of course usually is printed on both sides, and hence is actually two (2) 'pages'. The scanner has identical scanning elements positioned both above and below the paper path, so it scans both sides at the same time as they pass through into the output tray below. The on-screen box shows the tally of the number of scanned pages.

    Paper jams are infrequent. When they occur, it is because the paper is dusty and the rubber feed roller is getting slippery with the dust. The scanner driver detects this and halts, alerting you to open the scanner (a single button pops it open in a clamshell manner), clean the roller if necessary, replace the paper, and click an on-screen button to resume scanning. If done this way, the pages scanned before the jam are not lost, and you get an uninterrupted PDF file as if nothing had happened. If you go about clearing the jam any other way, you might need to use Acrobat later on to merge separate PDF files, each containing parts of the scan. I usually use a compressed air can to blow the dust off of the roller, but you can also use a clean rag, etc. If the roller gets really dirty, you might need to clean it with more attention, according to the instructions in the manual. Fujitsu also sells a kit to replace the components that eventually fail due to accumulation of crud from the paper, including the main roller. This is not expensive and the parts are all laid out and easy to reach when the scanner clamshell is opened.

    The default result of a scan is a single PDF file per document. However, the scanner driver allows setting other preferences, including a separate PDF per sheet and other choices. You get pretty much the same choices you would with most other scanners.

    You can also decide whether the scanner should try to correct for you mistakes. The scanner has the ability to straighten (in software) pages that might have fed through slightly askew, rotate pages that went in upside down, remove any blank pages, etc; For my periodicals, I have most of these turned off.

    The scanner can also be set to automatically do an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) during the scan process. This is handy if you want the resulting files to be searchable in Acrobat, but it does slow down the scan. The OCR software also comes bundled with the scanner, or I believe you can decide to use you own existing OCR...don't quote me on this though, as I have not tried it.

    You can tell the scanner driver to save the resulting files anywhere you choose, and it can automatically assign file names (much like a digital camera does with its image files), or you can type in the names manually.

    I have found the scanner to work nearly flawlessly with paper ranging from newsprint to fairly heavy, glossy covers. Every once in a while I will hear the roller working on a problem page (almost always the thicker glossy ones)...it does a little dance back and forth to try and entice the page to move from the stack before it gives up and indicates a misfeed....and I can press down slightly on the top of the sheet to help it, but like i said this is infrequent.

    The scan quality is excellent. Not really what you might get from the better flat bed scanners in high resolution mode, but very good for documents. It makes short work of the periodicals I put through it. This is one of those tools that does exactly what it is supposed to and does it very well.

    I should point out one other thing that I am doing, besides shearing the bindings off as previously mentioned, to achieve my goal. I also database the articles. I have a speadsheet open on one part of the screen and the Acrobat open on another, and scroll through the scanned magazines while entering data on the articles and subjects I find, indexed back to the file names. This will allow me to find anything once the whole process is complete. I mention this as a reality check....many people think that once they scan something, their problems are over, but what they may really have in many situations is a bunch of computer files without any way to find out what's in them. You could use the scanner's little file management utility for this, but it would not be as comprehensive of flexible as one you make up on your own using a database or spreadsheet program you probably already own....more info
  • Amazing Performance in a VEry Small Package
    I just purchased this scanner and it's amazing, when I opened the box I was surprised how small and lite it was, installation was simple, however I didn't really like the organizer software but I never really needed it anyway.
    If you need a fast document scanner then get this one....more info
  • Perfect for the Job
    Purchased this in March '09 from Amazon cause it costs twice as much here. Got back to Dubai and installed it in the office admin dept. It's a genie!
    Scans in BW and Color and Single side as well as Double sides.
    We wanted it to scan contracts ans legal documents that we need to archive and email. The scanning speed it very fast and also clear.
    Absolutely worth every cent. Would strongly recommend it for Small and Medium size companies....more info
  • Very impressive scanner
    I'm not an expert on computer scanners but I can honestly say that I can't imagine a scanner better than this. I am sure they exist but I don't know WHY you would need it. This things scans SUPER fast.....BOTH sides....and in color! It's saved as a PDF and I store it on my hard drive.

    I no longer keep bills, documents, etc. Everything gets scanned and it's easy to do. I bought ONE in September and am buying TWO more....especially since they are $50 less than the Sept. price!

    No issues or problems with it. Just don't feed it crumpled paper......more info
  • WATCH OUT if you have Vista 64 bit operating system
    I purchased this over a year ago, when i had windows XP pro running. I loved it for taking my office paperless, however due to a complete hard drive failure on my computer, I needed to replace my computer. i purchased the most powerful replacement i could find and it has VISTA 64 Bit. The driver supplied by fujitsu will not install on VISTA 64 and there seems to be no where to get a driver that will run 64 bit. Now I have a $500 paperweight....more info
  • Excellent little scanner!
    This is the best scanner I have ever purchased, period. I've had lots of scanners all the way from Visioneer's old sheet-fed PaperPort (which was a great little scanner, by the way) to flatbeds, to multi-function units. The last scanner I purchased was a Brother MFC with duplex scanning, and it works, but it's a pain because of the software, and then when Vista came out, the duplex function didn't work.

    I bought this scanner based on the reviews, and today I scanned about 750 sheets of paper. Worked perfectly. Software, including full version of Adobe Acrobat 8, is great. Just load in the paper and push the button and WOW! It works as advertised!

    And the footprint is small. It sits next to my monitor, and is so convenient. When not in use, you can fold everything up and it looks good and is small.

    I scanned color documents and text documents. Single-sided and double-sided sheets. Worked great on all of them.

    I am very, very pleased with this purchase. And like I said, I have owned and used dozens of scanners, and I say if you ever buy a scanner, get this one. It is well worth the expense!!...more info
  • Happily Surprised at How Good
    Besides the scanner being great, the package includes a standard copy of Adobe Acrobat - not just the Adobe Acrobat Reader - and the high-end OCR software made by ABBYY FineReader. The scanner is very compact, but opens easily and has pull-outs to support legal size input or output. In fact, you can scan any size input by setting the scanning software options - which is easy to do.

    There are levels of scanning detail you can use depending on what you need. It scans both sides of a document with one pass and will remove blank sheets if you want. The conversion from a clean document to Microsoft Word is a 10. The standard version of Acrobat lets you made PDF documents that can be searched by keyword. Acrobat lets you convert the PDF to images such as JPEG and TIFF.

    There are lots more features I haven't used yet, but this machine is just what you want if you need document scanning. Thanks to all the other reviewers for convincing me that this was a good buy.

    Oh, BTW, if you just need image scanning without OCR the scan speed for double-sided documents is about 18 pages a minute. They also supply a transparent holder if you need to scan small pieces of paper, like notes you took on a napkin at lunch.
    ...more info
  • Great Little Scanner
    I am very pleased with this purchase. This is by far the best and easiest to use scanner I have ever used. I use it in my office. The copies are great and it scans both sides of multi-page documents with ease. This is not a picture scanner however so if that is what you need you may want to search further...more info
  • great machine
    This is a great machine. Fast easy to set up and operate. Worth every penny I paid for it. All pro no con. It scans super fast and never miss's a page. If you need a scanner, this is it....more info
  • so good...i bought another...
    i'm a cpa...and...as you know...our motto is keep a file...on everything... i was so overwhelmed with archive files because i'm sure if i toss it...either a crook will get private info...or i'll need the info for something... yes...i'm a bit paranoid/neurotic...lol...

    so...i bought snapscan and it has worked out fantastic... all the really old stuff was scanned and archived on 2 separate portable hard drives...one for backup...

    the only thing that i'd suggest is some sort of database... with large amounts of files...it's difficult create an archiving system......more info
  • Does this thing really need another 5 star review?
    It does the job and does it well. The one thing I've found when scanning lots of pages, is if I slow down the scan speed by right clicking on the SnapScan tray icon (it defaults to fastest) then I have less challenges. Even though it scans like the wind, if there are lots of pages and it is going too fast the machine seems to outrun itself at times. Hard to believe this little sucker can move paper that fast, not to mention scanning two sides at once. Want the best, get this one. ...more info
  • Principal Buyer
    The Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 scanner is very quick to convert hard copy to e-mail files. The scanner is very small and requires little space. My multi function printer get's a lot less use, faxing and scanning. Great product....more info
  • so good...i bought another...
    i'm a cpa...and...as you know...our motto is keep a file...on everything... i was so overwhelmed with archive files because i'm sure if i toss it...either a crook will get private info...or i'll need the info for something... yes...i'm a bit paranoid/neurotic...lol...

    so...i bought snapscan and it has worked out fantastic... all the really old stuff was scanned and archived on 2 separate portable hard drives...one for backup...

    the only thing that i'd suggest is some sort of database... with large amounts of files...it's difficult create an archiving system......more info
  • Delivers as promised
    Bought this for my office to go paperless. I could not be happier with it; worked perfectly right out of the box. Easy setup. Simple to use. I had tried out a colleagues Paperport with his Visioneer and was not impressed. It was SLOW and tedius. The Fugitsu scanned 32 pages in 90 seconds perfectly. They have made Paperport so complex you need a class to get your stuff into the computer. If you're looking for an EASY, SIMPLE document scanner that just works, nothing fancy, just creates searchable PDF"S quickly and you can actually store them where you can find them easily, get this one. ...more info
  • Shop around first
    This product seems to be a tiny little work horse. It appears sturdy with use and is quick and efficient as promised. The ADF continues to pull through multiple sheets of paper so you will have to manual feed most of your work. Rack2-filer software requires activation if purchased and I think Fujitsu may be inclined to give very, very limited amount of times for activation. CardMinder v3.1 software that comes with this product for reading scanned business cards will prove to be a very painful experience when you try to put it to use. Don't be blinded by the light, take a good look around and decide carefully what you want. Take the negative things said on this site about this scanner seriously. The scanner works fine, and will do the job promised, mostly, but if I had to do it all over again I would probably choose another scanner....more info
  • scansnap s510 review
    I have been using this scanner at work for about 1 month. It has worked very well for me. It does have some problems when you try to scan two different sized sheets together. It has a hard time determining the size of the second sheet but it will let you rescan the last sheet. Otherwise it has functioned very well and is very fast. I would rate it a 5 star but it is not twain compatible so you have to use the software that comes with it. This is not a big problem since the software does a good enough job....more info
  • Best prodct for vale
    I am impressed with this scanner; I received it about 3 weeks ago for my office use, since then we have been scanning thousands of documents and as of today we have not had any problem. It scans legal size documents and it does it at the same time for both sides. it's so fast and it also includes a feature for larger than legal size documents that you fold the document and it scans it and then it put it together.... it is great!!! I really think that for this price this is the best you can get and actually this scanner is way better than other pricier products.... I had shown it to some friends and they are going to order it too... Great product, congratulations Fujitsu and Amazon!!...more info
  • Excellent Tool for Paperless Office
    I have a large collection or periodicals...magazines, journals, etc; which occupy way too much space on shelves in my basement. I only keep those periodicals which are reference types, not news and popular magazines, but still those worthy ones were slowly pushing into my available work space.

    Several years ago, National Geographic decided to issue all their past issues in a CD-ROM set, with the promise of update CDs every couple of years. I went this way and dumped the magazines themselves. This was very nice, since besides saving lots of room, the latest CDs included an index of articles and subjects that included all issued back to the first one, so I could easily find anything they ever published. Unfortunately, not long after I went to this system, National Geographic had some sort of run-in with the various people who submit articles, over compensation for the CD-ROMs, and they ceased the CD program. That's another story, but it was a great idea and implementation. It got me thinking...

    I waited a few years trying to decide how to get a similar result for all my other periodicals, but blanched at the thought of trying to scan page after page in my flat bed scanner. Even my trusty Canon MF6530 copier/scanner/printer (also reviewed here at Amazon), would be too slow or otherwise problematic for this task.

    I finally settled on the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 document scanner. here was a machine designed specifically for what I wanted it to do, and nothing else. From all other reviews I read, people loved it and were having very good results. The machine seems to go for about $400 in most places, which seems like a lot for what you get, but it is important to remember that it comes bundled with a FULL version of Adobe Acrobat (not just the free reader program), which by itself goes for about $200. Looking at it this way, the scanner costs $200 for the machine.

    This scanner is not designed for scanning odd sized and shaped items, although it can do them in a limited sort of way. You really need a flat bed scanner for those. This scanner is for rapidly scanning lots of regular sized pages arranged in stacks, as with a sheaf of papers. It is excellent for periodicals once the binding is removed....I ended up buying, online via eBay, a guillotine type paper cutter, also known as a 'ream cutter' and by several other names. This is a tool used by print shops and such to cleanly and accurately cut through many sheets of paper at once, on on the larger ones the user can cut through an entire ream of paper without fanning the pages or making a sloppy cut. The $150 one I bought can cut through a medium sized phone book but not a whole 500 sheet ream; in other words, excellent for books and periodicals. I place the volume in, crank down on the clamp that keeps the pages from fanning during the cutting process, then haul down on the large lever to shear through the paper. It cuts off just the very edge of the binding, leaving clean edged sheets of consistent size, losing no text (on photos that span one sheet to another, you would lose about 1/8" in the middle of the image). I mention this to be helpful to others contemplating the same scanning task.

    With the ScanSanp on my desk, it opens (unfolds, really)from an 11" x 6" footprint in two quick hand movements. Opening it also turns it on, and it is ready to go instantly. I drop the stack of pages into the top chute and press the single large green button. The scanner driver pops up a box on the screen (which can be minimized if you don't want to look at it) and the scanning commences. The pages sail through very quickly, perhaps one sheet every 4 seconds. By 'sheet' I mean the actual piece of paper, which of course usually is printed on both sides, and hence is actually two (2) 'pages'. The scanner has identical scanning elements positioned both above and below the paper path, so it scans both sides at the same time as they pass through into the output tray below. The on-screen box shows the tally of the number of scanned pages.

    Paper jams are infrequent. When they occur, it is because the paper is dusty and the rubber feed roller is getting slippery with the dust. The scanner driver detects this and halts, alerting you to open the scanner (a single button pops it open in a clamshell manner), clean the roller if necessary, replace the paper, and click an on-screen button to resume scanning. If done this way, the pages scanned before the jam are not lost, and you get an uninterrupted PDF file as if nothing had happened. If you go about clearing the jam any other way, you might need to use Acrobat later on to merge separate PDF files, each containing parts of the scan. I usually use a compressed air can to blow the dust off of the roller, but you can also use a clean rag, etc. If the roller gets really dirty, you might need to clean it with more attention, according to the instructions in the manual. Fujitsu also sells a kit to replace the components that eventually fail due to accumulation of crud from the paper, including the main roller. This is not expensive and the parts are all laid out and easy to reach when the scanner clamshell is opened.

    The default result of a scan is a single PDF file per document. However, the scanner driver allows setting other preferences, including a separate PDF per sheet and other choices. You get pretty much the same choices you would with most other scanners.

    You can also decide whether the scanner should try to correct for you mistakes. The scanner has the ability to straighten (in software) pages that might have fed through slightly askew, rotate pages that went in upside down, remove any blank pages, etc; For my periodicals, I have most of these turned off.

    The scanner can also be set to automatically do an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) during the scan process. This is handy if you want the resulting files to be searchable in Acrobat, but it does slow down the scan. The OCR software also comes bundled with the scanner, or I believe you can decide to use you own existing OCR...don't quote me on this though, as I have not tried it.

    You can tell the scanner driver to save the resulting files anywhere you choose, and it can automatically assign file names (much like a digital camera does with its image files), or you can type in the names manually.

    I have found the scanner to work nearly flawlessly with paper ranging from newsprint to fairly heavy, glossy covers. Every once in a while I will hear the roller working on a problem page (almost always the thicker glossy ones)...it does a little dance back and forth to try and entice the page to move from the stack before it gives up and indicates a misfeed....and I can press down slightly on the top of the sheet to help it, but like i said this is infrequent.

    The scan quality is excellent. Not really what you might get from the better flat bed scanners in high resolution mode, but very good for documents. It makes short work of the periodicals I put through it. This is one of those tools that does exactly what it is supposed to and does it very well.

    I should point out one other thing that I am doing, besides shearing the bindings off as previously mentioned, to achieve my goal. I also database the articles. I have a speadsheet open on one part of the screen and the Acrobat open on another, and scroll through the scanned magazines while entering data on the articles and subjects I find, indexed back to the file names. This will allow me to find anything once the whole process is complete. I mention this as a reality check....many people think that once they scan something, their problems are over, but what they may really have in many situations is a bunch of computer files without any way to find out what's in them. You could use the scanner's little file management utility for this, but it would not be as comprehensive of flexible as one you make up on your own using a database or spreadsheet program you probably already own....more info
  • Fujitsu Scan Snap S510, Best $400 Scanner I've seen
    This is an excellent scanner. Easy to use, extremely fast and the two sided in one pass capability is terrific. I've purchased another brand at three times the price for a different application and it was marginally equivelent and did not have the one pass capability....more info
  • Delivers as promised
    Bought this for my office to go paperless. I could not be happier with it; worked perfectly right out of the box. Easy setup. Simple to use. I had tried out a colleagues Paperport with his Visioneer and was not impressed. It was SLOW and tedius. The Fugitsu scanned 32 pages in 90 seconds perfectly. They have made Paperport so complex you need a class to get your stuff into the computer. If you're looking for an EASY, SIMPLE document scanner that just works, nothing fancy, just creates searchable PDF"S quickly and you can actually store them where you can find them easily, get this one. ...more info
  • Did My Research and Was Well Pleased!!!
    Before buying a new scanner I researched pretty intensively the various makes and models available. I needed a very reliable and quick scanner that produces excellent pdfs and at a very reasonable price. I concluded the Fujitsu was my best bet. I have NOT been disappointed. I have scanned in 9 years worth of semi-monthly reports as well as use it daily for documents that need to be emailed. I am thoroughly impressed with this machne and its ease of use. Yes, I read the other reviews too, I have had a few minor jams (but this doesn't happen very often) -as would any machine but it's very simple to clear- Press a button and the top opens releasing the document. I've had other machines that a minor Jam was a chore to fix. Would not trade my scanner for any other in this same catagory and price range!

    ...more info
  • I now own 4 of them. Best scanner EVER for documents.
    I have 3 of these at my office and 1 at my home. The scanner is very easy to use and it will totally change your life when it comes to getting an office clean and for communicating with people via email vs. the old way of faxing everything. -Tommy Pennington, Realtor, Southlake TX...more info
  • Software installation and use of Fujitsu Snapscan 510
    Installing the software and setting up the Snapscan was a breeze. You can pick and choose which of the software applications that you want to use....more info
  • Excellent Scanner
    I bought this to bring my small business paperless. It has exceeded all of my expectations. I haven't installed the rack2filer because the regular software does everything I need. I cant believe how small it is. I bought it on Amazon and got an additional rebate from the Fujitsu website so be sure to check that....more info
  • Great Scnner
    Hardware and software work great -- does many pages at a time and is very quick. Suggest you copy heavier pages on plain paper if you're scanning a stack to prevent a jam, but otherwise it was everything I was looking for....more info
  • my legal department LOVES it
    When I heard about the concept of a sheet-fed scanner, I instantly started looking for one to buy. Our legal group was previously living in the dark ages, laboriously scanning contracts a page at a time via a flat bed scanner. We found this nifty little device, read the great reviews, decided to give it a shot, and the legal group is now in ecstasy.

    Pros:
    * Fast! Even with the quality turned up, this scans an entire contract in the time the our Canon flatbed takes to warm up.
    * Easy! Once you get the software installed and tweak any settings you feel like tweaking, scanning involves hitting a green button on the face of the scanner and clicking a single button on the screen. The provided software gives you a thumbnail of each document, lets you easily rename the documents, lets you double-click to view in Adobe or a program of your choice, lets you drag-and-drop documents to the desktop, etc.
    * Cute! Okay, 'cute' is probably not a selling point for most IT departments, but it really is! It has a very small footprint and a clean design in black and silver. The blue power LED lights up in welcome when you open the document feed cover.
    * Paper jams are incredibly easy to clear. There's a single silver button that gives easy access to the paper path.
    * No Engrish! The manual and software is refreshingly free of mutilated Japanese to "Engrish" translations. I only noticed one or two minor translation glitches.
    * Good software! I'll be honest, one reason I chose the Fujitsu over a similar Canon product is because I have never liked the look, feel, or usage of Canon's software. Well, I don't know what the Canon would have been like, but I really like the Fujitsu software! It's so easy to use! The out-of-the-box defaults work well, the settings are easy to tweak if you need to, and the ScanSnap Manager is intuitive and easy. There are many, many software options that I haven't tried and probably will never try (such as OCR), but it's nice to have them there just in case I ever need them.
    * Can still scan receipts! It comes with a plastic sleeve thing that you can put clippings or smaller pieces of paper inside of for scanning. Handy!

    Cons:
    * Minorly annoying software installation. There are three different disks to install from ... four if you count a disk full of trial software. Also, some of the installation processes have been tweaked since the manual was originally printed, so there are extra paper inserts to describe the new steps to take. If you get confused, look through all the manuals and inserts until you find screenshots that match what is happening on the screen.
    * Doesn't have a TWAIN driver, as has been stated before, but who cares? It works seemlessly and quickly with the provided software, so this is only a theoretically downside, not an actual one.
    * Can jam on faster feed modes. The first document I tried was a 4-page contract that had been stapled in one corner. Turning down the speed, AKA turning up the scan quality, and changing the feed direction solved the problem....more info
  • Fabulous time saver
    After using multiple all-in-ones we decided to spend the money and get a good scanner that could handle a real load. We read the reviews and decided to take the plunge. It's been great. The ScanSnap S510 has already finished off a large 2 drawer lateral file cabinet packed to overflowing in one of our sales offices and shortly will be relocated to start in on years of contracts, purchase orders and tax reports. I'm thinking of buying one for home to scan photographs packed away in file boxes that go back 3 generations. I dread doing that stuff on a flat screen scanner but the ScanSnap handles it with ease. Once you have your file management set up its really a Snap! FYI- don't bother with the software package. You can handle assigning your own filing system and from the reviews most people never even install it....more info