cheap flatbed scanner recommendations

  Marko797 12:29 27 May 2009

I'm looking to replace current dead scanner (Agfa 1212U) to mainly scan documents (max A4, colour & mono), so need to be able to pdf, print from it, etc. Maybe they all do this, I don't know.

Don't really want to go over £100, & don't really want an 'all singing & dancing' machine - it does, however, need to do what it says on the tin - offer a good scan.

Plus it needs to run on XP.

Can anyone make any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

  Rigga 12:46 27 May 2009

There's this Canon LiDE 100 Scanner > click here <

Review Here >
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  Marko797 12:59 27 May 2009

cheers, just been looking myself at the Canon LiDe 200. Amazon has it for ££59.60 plus free delivery. Can't work out though whether it prints directly from scanner to printer, which is what I'd like to do.
Will leave this running until the end of the day and see what suggestions crop up. Thnx.

  Border View 14:44 27 May 2009

I can recommend the Canon Outlet on e-bay click here

I have bought both a flat bed scanner and printer from this company and they are both excellent. Save yourself a fortue.

Good luck

  Marko797 14:49 27 May 2009

thnx, but I never shop on ebay - don't trust it at all, altho I know many do. I'd rather go for a reputable seller such as Ebuyer/Amazon etc. I'll check out the machines your link refers to tho.

  Border View 14:52 27 May 2009

They have a few of these starting at £27.99 click here
Canon LiDe 600

  keef66 14:56 27 May 2009

I have a Canon lide scanner that does all you ask. Even does negatives. I think it's the 600. Got it about 18 months ago so not sure if it's still available tho.

It's very convenient since it gets power from the usb lead; most of the time it sits on the shelf and when required it's plugged in and running in a couple of minutes.

  keef66 14:59 27 May 2009

here's the chappie; splendid thing

click here

  Marko797 15:19 27 May 2009

yes, been looking at that one, too. I'm not into the negative/foto scanning so this feature isn't important, it's just the occasional document, or extract from a book, which I would then print off. Seems all recommandations are Canon so far, & I'm leaning more towards the LiDe200 unless someone offers up some horror story.

  Stuartli 17:40 27 May 2009

Either a Canon or Epson will suit your needs.

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