With smartphones able to double as a functional scanner, there’s almost no need for home users to pick up one of those dedicated devices. Unless, of course, you find yourself with a good load of photographs, documents, and books that you would like to bring into the digital realm. If you want one that can do it faster than your typical flatbed, you might want to check out Epson’s FastFoto FF-640.
Optimized for scanning photographs, this thing can create a digital reproductions of full-color, 4x6-inch photographs at a rate of one photo per second. That’s fast. Even better, it comes with a feeder system that holds 30 photographs at a time, so you can scan a bundle of photos in well under a minute.
Of course, the Epson FastFoto FF-640 can handle documents, too – just move the feeder guides on the sides to accommodate the width of whatever you’re scanning. It also scans both sides of any photo or document that passes through, making it great for scanning book pages (you’ll have to rip them off, though), brochures, and other dual-sided prints. For standard-sized documents, it can digitize 45 pages per minute, allowing you to make quick work of even a full stack of file boxes.
Features include 24-bit color output, an effective resolution of 5100 x 8400 pixels, and support for panoramic media stretching as long as 120 inches. It comes with a companion software for controlling scan settings, enhancing photos, and converting scanned documents to text.
Available now, the Epson FastFoto FF-640 is priced at $649.99.