J. Leslie on Amazon
7 years ago
01/05/2016, 01:16 AM
... Brother PDS-5000 for about two months and it works great. Scanning printed presentations
I've been using the Brother PDS-5000 for about two months and it works great. Scanning printed presentations, articles, registration forms, business cards, receipts, etc. is now blazingly fast! I've had no problems with jams or misfeeds since I got it.
In reading the comments below, I would agree that I had to download the latest firmware for the scanner and also got the latest scanning software from the Brother site, called "DS Capture". However, it handles different sized pages in the same scan and provides great color, even in duplex mode. It's very nice to be able to scan in duplex on a single, high-speed pass.
It does go into a deep sleep if you haven't used it in a while. However, for me, I can tap the power button and it works great from there. The only time I've had it lock up was when I attempted to scan about 75 photographs at 600 dpi resolution, and I think that was more a problem with my computer than the scanner. I can scan the same pictures at a lower resolution, or fewer at 600 dpi and it works fine.
I know I couldn't afford this scanner at home, but for the office it can't be beat. I really like it and a few others in my office are considering it as well because it is such a time saver.