From: R. G. Newbury <newbury@ma...> - 2012-08-17 04:17:12
On 08/16/2012 05:56 PM, gscan2pdf-help-request@... wrote:
> I am wondering if somebody can recommend a scanner with a document feeder
> (i.e. which supports multi-page scanning) to archive documents. I am looking
> for a low-end device, just a few documents per week, no particular
> requirements on scan-quality. I strongly prefer a device, which does not need
> binary-only drivers/software.
I do this with a Hewlett-Packard MultiFunctionPrinter, an HP3055. This
unit is a few years old. It has printer, copy, fax and scanner. It was
rather expensive (about $400CDN) but I am sold on HP printers. They work
This unit, like a lot of the business level HP units, has built-in
networking and works in linux or windows without effort. I use windows
in virtualbox, without problem. Install it as *local* printer, using
port 9100 (which is rather counter-intuitive but it works).
It has a document feeder on top, which is also used for faxing and it
handles 20 odd pages in one stack, but you can keep feeding it
continuously if you are careful.
It works with gscan2pdf which is nice for one or two pages, but it cans
very nicely, controlled remotely with scanimage in linux.
and various versions of this. This is letter/A4 size in mm
scanimage --device-name=$hpaio --format=tif --mode color --resolution
300 -x 215 -y 280 -v --batch=$2%d.tif --batch-start=$3 --batch-count=$4
The command line entries are: 1 scan-folder; 2 filename-prefix; 3
startnumber 4 scancount and 5 increment
increment is usually 1 but 2 or -2 works for matching a scan-file-name
with a page number when scanning 2 sided, using -2 when you flip the
As scanimage /tmp/scans july-letters- 1 5 2 will give tif 5 tif files,
number july-letters-1, -3 -5 -7 -9
My record is well over 100 pages scanned in one batch, f
eeding about 20 sheets at a time into the document feeder.
The resulting scans are then loaded into gscan2pdf for handling, while
another scan is underway.It's a great way to get rid of paper and
replace it with digital files. I have replaced about 20 file boxes of
old files with a couple of gigabytes of hard drive storage.
The HP is very nice monochrome laster printer too!