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For all your kodak alaris scanners needs you contact us at www.buytec.co.ke. We are an e-commerce platform based in Nairobi Kenya. We do not stock the kodak scanners locally.
However, we have partnered with Kodak alaris to have your orders shipped within seven working days from the day of order. Our procedure to order for you back to back basis is swift to ensure you get your Kodak alaris scanner in good time and to give you a flawless lead time and amazing customer experience. We have also ensured that the scanner warranty is covered for one year.
The most common question that gets asked during the sales process for a scanner is, “How fast is it?” Almost everyone thinks that the higher the scanner’s speed, the higher the output. The fact is, this is not always the case.
Beyond a certain level, the scanner will be idle due to the inability to feed documents at that speed. This is especially true when scanning mixed documents, where it becomes impossible to use the scanner to full speed.
The scanning speed is measured either in ppm (pages per minute) for simplex scanners or ipm (images per minute) for duplex scanners. Today, there are scanners ranging from 20 ppm to 200 ppm.
Document size (maximum & minimum)
One of the main factors determining a scanner’s price is the maximum size of a document that can be scanned.
Generally, there are scanners which can scan either up to:
- A4 / legal
- Larger than A3
Most of the documents that we get are either in A4 or legal size. But in practice, I prefer to go for an A3 scanner since there are many non-standard size documents.
Important to note, few scanners can scan extra-long documents.
Feeder vs. Flatbed Kodak scanner
Production scanners come either with the Auto feeder only or with the flatbed. Depending on the work layout, some new scanner models have a detachable flatbed, which could be very ergonomic.
A flatbed is required if you need to scan bound documents, books, or fragile or very delicate documents, as well as files without separating papers.
A flatbed may also be required if you need to scan legal documents, such as contracts or deeds, since these come in double legal size and cannot be separated.
Simplex vs. Duplex Kodak alaris scanners
Most of today’s kodak scanners are duplex, meaning that it can scan both sides of the document at the same time. Unless you are going to scan single-sided documents exclusively, it is always better to go for a duplex scanner.
It’s important to consider Scanning Mode – Color vs. Black & White of the kodak alaris scanner
There are three main output formats in document scanning:
- Black & white / bitonal
Most of today’s scanners can scan in all three formats. However, there could be models that do not support color scanning. Some scanners support dual-stream outputs. That is, it can scan a color document and save two images in two formats at the same time (e.g., black & white and color).
The kodak alaris scanners Resolution (Optical & Output)
When it comes to selecting a scanner (especially for high-quality scanning), the resolution is a primary factor. There are two resolutions to consider:
Optical resolution: This represents the actual scanning resolution the scanner can scan. So this is the important measurement.
Output resolution: This is the enhanced or maximum resolution that the scanner can produce using interpolation. Output resolution is always greater than the optical resolution. It doesn’t add more resolution; it just artificially enlarges the image by adding extra pixels. This is not as important a measurement as the optical resolution.
The Kodak Drivers and Capture Software
Any of today’s scanner comes bundled with one or several scanning applications and drivers. There are a few things to consider here.
Drivers: there are two main sets of drivers, Twain and ISIS. Twain is an open and freely available set of drivers intended for consumer-level scanners. ISIS is a proprietary standard recommended for high-speed production scanners. Most of the scanners support both drivers. However, if you intend to use a separate specialized capture application instead of the one that comes with the scanner, you need to check on the driver compatibility.
Output formats: The combination of the scanner and the capture application will decide what file types (TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, etc.) can be produced.
Image enhancements: There are interesting and useful image enhancement features associated with different scanners.
File saving options: Different scanners have different features on saving the scanned image, such as the ability to scan into SharePoint directly.
Specialized kodak alaris Scanners and Accessories
The last area to consider is whether you need specialized scanners such as:
- Large format/high precision scanners
- Specialized book scanners
- Mobile scanners
- Networked scanners
- Check scanners /MICR readers
- High speed – high capacity
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