Fujitsu ScanSnap

Fujitsu ScanSnap

You may have guessed that the Fujitsu ScanSnap line of scanners are the ones I tend to recommend the most often. That’s not to say that other scanners aren’t great, but I know the ScanSnap the best.

I personally like the ScanSnap because it is small, lightweight, and out of the way when you don’t need it. Also, Fujitsu has put ease of use and speed as their top priorities. There is one button to press, and since it has an automatic document feeder and scans both sides of the page, you just throw your different sized documents in and hit Start. Done.

Here are the current ScanSnap models:






ScanSnap iX1600

Wi-Fi scanner with a touchscreen that can scan to the cloud

40 ppm

292 x 161 x 152 mm (11.5 x 6.3 x 6.0 in.)

3.4 kg (7.5 lb)

50 sheets

ScanSnap iX1400

Easy one-button scanning via USB

40 ppm

292 x 161 x 152 mm (11.5 x 6.3 x 6.0 in.)

3.2 kg (7.1 lb)

50 sheets

ScanSnap iX1300

Compact portable scanner with a document feeder

30 ppm

296 x 114 x 87 mm (11.7 x 4.5 x 3.3 in.)

2.0 kg (4.4 lb)

20 sheets

ScanSnap iX100

Lightweight Wi-Fi mobile battery-powered scanner

5.2 seconds / page

273 x 47.5 x 36 mm (10.74 x 1.87 x 1.42 in.)

400 g (0.88 lb)

1 sheet

ScanSnap SV600

Overhead style contactless scanner that can scan books, magazines, documents, or small objects

3 seconds / page

210 x 156 x 383 mm (8.27 × 6.14 × 15.08 in.)

3 kg (6.62 lb)

1 sheet

Paperless Field Guide

Learn To Use Your ScanSnap

My friend David Sparks has put together a super helpful Paperless Field Guide. It includes step-by-step instructions for scanning with the Fujitsu ScanSnap.