- date: November 17, 2011
I have a 3 year old iMac running Lion and have been using an old Canon N1240U (aka LIDE 20) to do ad hoc scanning with.
Nearly all my scanning is document scanning, medical and financial records, usually of one or a couple of pages in length per doc (so sheet feeding is not totally essential), although I have to scan a couple of 20 page documents, but this wouldn't be the norm and if the scanner is quick enough, a flatbed might still do this without being TOO much of a pita. In the future I will need to scan receipts but this is not an immediate requirement. I am trying to go paperless at home.
I generally use 600dpi 8 bit greyscale and 'Text' mode on Vuescan to get the best scans at not too large a file size. I have tried 300 but it isn't quite good enough. 1200 is not significantly better than 600 to merit the extra file size. I view the documents on screen mostly. They are important docs so I want a really good quality if possi
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