Best Document Scanner 2017

Check out our picks for "Best Document Scanner 2017."

2017 is finally the year to get your business organized and embrace the paperless revolution. To do so, you will need a high-speed document scanner capable of handling all your important paperwork – the legal memos, tax documents, invoices, and other business documents – that used to pile up or get relegated to filing cabinets in previous years.

Below, we’ve compiled our picks for the best document scanner of 2017, based on three primary criteria – scanning speeds, image scan quality and ability to handle a wide variety of media and document types. What all of these scanners have in common is the capacity to handle significant daily volumes without any compromise in image quality, combined with a relatively compact desktop size.

Best Document Scanner 2017 - #1 HP

Best Document Scanner 2017 – #1

HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow N9120

This HP document scanner tops the list, thanks primarily to its ability to create custom workflow profiles as part of the HP Smart Document Scan Software. It also has a flatbed scanner that’s similar to what you might find in less powerful home versions of HP scanners. The HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow N9120 offers quick, precise scans at up to 50 pages per minute, and it is capable of handling a relatively intense 5000-page daily duty cycle. For big scan jobs, there’s a 200-page automatic document feeder (ADF), so you don’t have to worry about jams, even with large paper loads. Moreover, the HP Scanjet is capable of handling large-format documents and bulky items, so you have plenty of flexibility.

Best Document Scanner 2017 - #2

Best Document Scanner 2017 – #2

Canon imageFORMULA DR-6010C

With the Canon imageFORMULA, you get a mix of ultra high-speed page processing (up to 100 pages per minute), combined with great optical quality of the images. This Canon document scanner is geared to big scan jobs, as evidenced by the super-powerful 500-page automatic document feeder. You will also get incredible flexibility regarding what you can scan. The imageFORMULA can handle thin or thick paper jobs, and paper sizes ranging from 2.1 x 2.8 to a legal-size paper format of 8.6 x 14. As an added bonus, there’s a Long Document Mode, just in case you need to scan documents as large as 118 inches in length.

Best Document Scanner 2017 - #3 Fujitsu

#3 Pick for Best Document Scanner 2017: Fujitsu fi-7460

This Fujitsu document scanner has excellent optical quality (600 dpi), but not quite as many features as its Canon or HP rivals. It has a scanning speed of 50 pages per minute and can handle a maximum document size of 12 x 17. One added bonus is that it is Energy Star-certified, so you will be doing your part to save the environment, even as you feed in 100 sheets of paper at a time.

Best Document Scanner 2017 - #4 Kodak

Best Document Scanner 2017 – #4

Kodak i4200

This Kodak i4200 is capable of handling 100 pages per minute, with no compromise in optical quality (600 dpi). It also has a 500-page automatic document feeder, meaning it is capable of handling the biggest jobs you might have. Regarding flexibility, it can handle documents in size up to 12 x 160.

Which document scanner will you choose?

You will not go wrong with any of these high-end, high-volume document scanners. All of the document scanners reviewed offer striking image and scan quality, as well as the ability to scan documents at high speeds. The importance of these document scanners being able to handle a large number of different page size and media types ultimately depends on your personal use and the type of documents you are scanning. Just be forewarned – the cheapest high-speed document scanner on the list, the Fujitsu fi-7460, carries a price tag of nearly $3200, and the HP Scanjet has a price tag closer to $4000.