• Least expensive (but competent) scanning service for docs?

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  • Hi -- I have about 500-100 pages of documents. Mostly 8-1/2 x 11, some legal and some size A4 and A5. I have a scanner (got the Fujitsu from a recommendation here!) but would love to find a service that would scan all these docs for me. Kevin recommended a great service (or two) IIRC, for services that scan photos and negatives and the like and that was great. But a service to scan paper work (which I may or may not need at some point, but for which I’d love to clear the space it currently takes) would be great. It doesn’t have to be a service that would make adobe readable PDF’s, though that would be nice; I could just have batches scanned by year and if I ever had to reference them could go back to the year needed.

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    Question by dexm
    12/29/2013

Hi -THis-This one

http://www.amazon.com/Fujitsu-ScanSnap-Instant-Sheet-Fed-Document/dp/B008HBFADQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389968719&sr=8-2&keywords=scan+snap

from Fujistu is not cheap (about $250), but it works very well, allows for a variety of scanning outcomes (OCR, PDF, etc.), duplex, etc. and can handle about 10-20 pages (thickness of paper counts) at a time. I've used it for about two years with no problem. Hope this helps. Neil

Answer by neiljsalkind
01/17/2014

How many can you scan in fifteen minutes? Take that number, multiply by four, and give it a cost you'd be willing to pay. Then, hire a HS student to do it. Employ locally.

Answer by christopher
01/25/2014

If you already have a Fuji ScanSnap, then as Christopher said, just hire a local student to come to your place and do the scanning by the hour. You could do 100-500 pages in several hours since they can load a whole stack all at once. There is no skill involved other than putting the files in the folder you want.

Answer by kevin kelly
01/28/2014
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