A scanner is there to take care of all your scanning needs. This device has evolved greatly and has transformed according to the changing needs. The most common scanner used in the United States today is the flatbed scanner usually known as desktop scanner. In this type the scanning head moves through to scan the document placed on the bed of the glass pane. But the flatbed scanner is nearly unreasonable when it comes to scanning a number of documents in quick succession. As the flatbed scanner requires manual assistance to place the documents on its bed it is time and effort consuming in case there are a large number of documents to scan.
In such case the sheetfed scanner or the document scanner comes as a great help. More or less like the flatbed scanner, the sheetfed scanner is more handy in scanning a large number of documents. Unlike the flatbed scanner the sheetfed scanner instead of moving the scanner head moves the paper past a stationery scanning head which then scans the documents in quick succession without human assistance. The initial problem faced with the sheetfed scanners was that of paper misfeeds which was a common occurring error. But with the help of new designs and technology
the new age sheetfed scanners no longer prone to misfeeds and scan many documents quickly and convert them to digital documents, usual PDF files.
The sheetfed scanners find common application in the offices where they need to scan a large number of documents. In addition, many scanners sheetfed scanners come with software programs to convert typed documents into text that can be used by a word processing program.