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Advantages & Features of a Flatbed Scanner

Photographs, loose papers, book pages, and other objects that can rest flat on the scanner’s surface can all be scanned using a flatbed scanner. The devices have user-friendly application programmes and are compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. There are many manufacturers of flatbed scanners, including Hewlett-Packard, Epson, and Microtek.

Scanning Sizes

If you place the document on the device’s glass platform, it can be scanned up to 8.5 inches by 11.7 inches. The scanner can scan a document that is 8.5 inches by 14 inches when using an automatic document feeder, or ADF. There are flatbed scanners that can scan documents up to 12 by 17 inches and greater sizes as well.


Documents scan flat on the glass platform of the device rather than passing through a sequence of feed rollers like they would with a drum scanner. This lessens the possibility that the documents will be harmed or stuck in the rollers of handheld or drum scanners. Flatbed scanners are also perfect for scanning tear-prone books, documents, and ancient or delicate images.

Scanning Range and Attachments

When employing an ADF unit, flatbed scanners may capture all of the information on a document without requiring you to flip it over. Both sides of the sheet are automatically scanned by ADF units. Transparent Media Adapters, or TWAs, enable flatbed scanners to scan film negatives as well. Glass negatives can also be scanned by TMA devices.

Speed and Productivity

Only black text documents can be scanned by the devices up to a speed of about 27 pages per minute. The rate is roughly 11 pages per minute when scanning documents with color features. The number of pages per minute varies by scanner model and accessory. The front of flatbed scanners often has one or more buttons that enable scanning and copying without opening the device’s application programme.

Scan Quality

Model-specific resolution options allow some flatbed scanners to scan at 1,200 dots per inch or higher resolution ratings. The bit color rating and DPI rating of the device can both be manually modified through the application programme. You can also choose to scan a colored document in black and white.

Additional Features

A Universal Serial Bus connection is used to connect flatbed scanners to your computer. There are still some older parallel port-connected flatbed scanners available. Some flatbed scanners can even connect to computer networks, enabling them to be accessed by numerous computers and users.

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