Getting Your Paper Ready To Scan

Getting Your Paper Ready To Scan

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Even the best scanners or copiers with document feeders can jam or pick up double sheets sometimes. Aside from picking a great scanner, there are some things you can do with the paper to get it ready to scan.

Our friends over at the ScanSnap Community site have posted a primer on what to do with your paper to keep your ScanSnap scanning in tip-top shape. Of course, this would apply to any document feeder equipment.

You watched the video on how to clean your ScanSnap. You saw how to change the consumables. But you still experience occasional double feeds. Believe it or not, you could be causing the problem!

Preparing your paper for scanning is just as important as keeping your ScanSnap clean, so we created this short three step primer on paper prep.

So, do you have any tricks other than “The Fan”, “The Taper”, or “The Wrinkle”? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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