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Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning

Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning

Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
Epson Workforce ES-200 Color Portable Document Scanner with ADF for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed and Duplex Scanning
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Features

  • Fastest scan speeds in its class (1) — up to 25 ppm/50 ipm (2); Single-Step Technology captures both sides in one pass.
  • Versatile scanning — scan 2-sided documents, receipts, business cards, plastic IDs and more.
  • Convenient portability — use AC power, or if there’s no outlet, USB power (4) from your computer.
  • Quick batch scanning for stacks of paper — 20-page Auto Document Feeder.
  • Powerful software included — easy scanning with intuitive Epson ScanSmart Software (3); preview, email, upload and more; automatic file naming and object recognition save time.

Description

Delivering the fastest scan speeds in its class (1), the WorkForce ES-200 portable duplex document scanner makes it easy to stay organized, whether you're at the office or on the road. Quickly scan 2-sided documents, business cards and receipts with Single-Step Technology. Featuring a 20-page Auto Document Feeder, the versatile ES-200 performs efficient batch scanning up to 25 ppm/50 ipm (2). Easily scan to cloud storage accounts (3), or to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files using the included Epson ScanSmart Software (3). Built-in Epson Image Processing Technology offers intelligent color and image adjustments. And, you can use either AC or USB power (4) — for convenient portability. 1. In its class, as compared to other portable consumer document scanners with an ADF, using the AC adapter and power cable, priced under $300 USD (MSRP) sold into the United States and Canada as of June 2016. Excludes other Epson products. 2. Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi using the AC adapter. 3. With Epson ScanSmart Software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac. Internet connection required. Supports Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1 and Mac OS X 10.11.x to macOS 10.13.x. 4. USB power requires USB 3.0 connection port on your computer. 5. For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit our official site. 6. SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.


Product Dimensions 11.3 x 3.5 x 2 inches


Item Weight 2.4 pounds


ASIN B01MQ4H35N


Item model number ES-200


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 466 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #9,091 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products) #14 in Document Scanners


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 5, 2017


Manufacturer Epson


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Features

  • Fastest scan speeds in its class (1) — up to 25 ppm/50 ipm (2); Single-Step Technology captures both sides in one pass.
  • Versatile scanning — scan 2-sided documents, receipts, business cards, plastic IDs and more.
  • Convenient portability — use AC power, or if there’s no outlet, USB power (4) from your computer.
  • Quick batch scanning for stacks of paper — 20-page Auto Document Feeder.
  • Powerful software included — easy scanning with intuitive Epson ScanSmart Software (3); preview, email, upload and more; automatic file naming and object recognition save time.

Description

Delivering the fastest scan speeds in its class (1), the WorkForce ES-200 portable duplex document scanner makes it easy to stay organized, whether you're at the office or on the road. Quickly scan 2-sided documents, business cards and receipts with Single-Step Technology. Featuring a 20-page Auto Document Feeder, the versatile ES-200 performs efficient batch scanning up to 25 ppm/50 ipm (2). Easily scan to cloud storage accounts (3), or to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files using the included Epson ScanSmart Software (3). Built-in Epson Image Processing Technology offers intelligent color and image adjustments. And, you can use either AC or USB power (4) — for convenient portability. 1. In its class, as compared to other portable consumer document scanners with an ADF, using the AC adapter and power cable, priced under $300 USD (MSRP) sold into the United States and Canada as of June 2016. Excludes other Epson products. 2. Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi using the AC adapter. 3. With Epson ScanSmart Software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac. Internet connection required. Supports Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1 and Mac OS X 10.11.x to macOS 10.13.x. 4. USB power requires USB 3.0 connection port on your computer. 5. For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit our official site. 6. SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.


Product Dimensions 11.3 x 3.5 x 2 inches


Item Weight 2.4 pounds


ASIN B01MQ4H35N


Item model number ES-200


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 466 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #9,091 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products) #14 in Document Scanners


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 5, 2017


Manufacturer Epson


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Fastest scan speeds in its class (1) — up to 25 ppm/50 ipm (2); Single-Step Technology captures both sides in one pass.
  • Versatile scanning — scan 2-sided documents, receipts, business cards, plastic IDs and more.
  • Convenient portability — use AC power, or if there’s no outlet, USB power (4) from your computer.
  • Quick batch scanning for stacks of paper — 20-page Auto Document Feeder.
  • Powerful software included — easy scanning with intuitive Epson ScanSmart Software (3); preview, email, upload and more; automatic file naming and object recognition save time.

Description

Delivering the fastest scan speeds in its class (1), the WorkForce ES-200 portable duplex document scanner makes it easy to stay organized, whether you're at the office or on the road. Quickly scan 2-sided documents, business cards and receipts with Single-Step Technology. Featuring a 20-page Auto Document Feeder, the versatile ES-200 performs efficient batch scanning up to 25 ppm/50 ipm (2). Easily scan to cloud storage accounts (3), or to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files using the included Epson ScanSmart Software (3). Built-in Epson Image Processing Technology offers intelligent color and image adjustments. And, you can use either AC or USB power (4) — for convenient portability. 1. In its class, as compared to other portable consumer document scanners with an ADF, using the AC adapter and power cable, priced under $300 USD (MSRP) sold into the United States and Canada as of June 2016. Excludes other Epson products. 2. Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi using the AC adapter. 3. With Epson ScanSmart Software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac. Internet connection required. Supports Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1 and Mac OS X 10.11.x to macOS 10.13.x. 4. USB power requires USB 3.0 connection port on your computer. 5. For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit our official site. 6. SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.


Product Dimensions 11.3 x 3.5 x 2 inches


Item Weight 2.4 pounds


ASIN B01MQ4H35N


Item model number ES-200


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 466 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #9,091 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products) #14 in Document Scanners


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 5, 2017


Manufacturer Epson


abunda_amazon_reviews EDITS 10/2019: I loved the features, small size, speed and performance of this scanner as I indicated in my original 5-star review. There are 2 reasons I'm dropping that to 3 stars, essentially one star for each of the two reasons, both of which I consider major issues: 1. There is a design or manufacturing quality issue. After almost exactly one year (barely in warranty) a 1" wide black band appeared on side 2 of all 2-sided scans on the far left side. Epson honoured the warranty and replaced with a refurbished unit. 8 months later (of really light use) the SAME problem appears (slightly different position of the band) on the replacement unit. Of course, it's no longer in warranty. Epson confirms it's a hardware failure but offers only a 15% discount on a new product purchased within 7 days (right ... "fool me once ..."). So 2 out of 2 scanners of this model experienced the same failure in 8-11 months. (Oh, the card feeder also stopped working in the first scanner.) It continues to work fine, for the time being, as a 1-sided scanner. 2. The edge detection mechanism is really messed up. Instead of using the physical page edge, it apparently uses software as well to detect transitions in the page black/white density to detect a page edge. The algorithm is really bad. If your material has large black areas or is almost all white with light text, it will arbitrarily end the page prematurely, or split the scan into two pages. Even more stupidly, it does this even if you set the page length to a fixed length which matches the actual paper size. And YET more stupidly, if you are doing 1-sided scanning and the BACK side (the side you are NOT scanning) has these large black areas, it will still mess up (i.e., split into two pages with about 1/2" in the middle of the page lost) the side you are scanning! Admittedly 90% of scans don't have this problem, but the 10% that have these characteristics results in major frustration since there is no easy way to "persuade" the scanner to scan the sheet properly. I sometimes have to scan those sheets on a different scanner then use a PDF editor program to merge the pages manually (which of course takes 10x as long and not really the way one wants to use a scanner). ORIGINAL REVIEW (APPROX END 2017 AGO) The (1) Epson ES-300W is my third portable scanner of this portable format, the other two being the (2) Fujitsu ScanSnap s1300 (which I still have though it has some dead pixels now after several years of use) and the (3) Canon P-215II. (For completeness, I'll mention that in this category of portable duplex scanners, there is also the (4) Brother ADS1000W and the similar (5) Brother ADS1500W, neither of which I have tried.) Short version: The Epson is vastly superior to the Fujitsu in every respect. While the Canon is even more compact (though somewhat more fragile), it has a design flaw that mainly affects photo scanning, which ruled it out for me. You can see my review of the Canon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1WC16W15EKYI3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm Here I will review the Epson ES-300W, mostly by comparing it with the Fujitsu s1300 (over which it wins in every possible regard). I loved my Fujitsu for many years but didn't realize its limitations (it's an old product and badly needs updating) until I bought the Epson to replace it when it started losing a few pixels. Here are all the ways in which the Epson ES-300W is superior to the Fujitsu s1300. Both are in a similar price category and almost exactly the same size. EPSON SUPERIOR - Scanning speed: Epson about 5x (estimated) faster at 300 dpi. - Scanning noise: Epson is silent, the paper glides through (with the Fujitsu you hear the rattle of the stepper motor) - Compatibility: Epson is TWAIN compatible for use with any scanning software. Fujitsu is NOT TWAIN compatible and hence forces you to use their software (which has many limitations). - Scanning flexibility: Epson lets you scan natively as TIFF, JPG, BMP, PDF and more; Fujitsu only as JPG and PDF. With Epson JPG you can choose quality level to 99%; with Fujitsu you can choose 4 levels of compression and even with the lowest compression (highest quality), photos are somewhat lossy (Epson lets you save as TIFF if you want, so you don't lose any detail in compression). Epson scanner driver lets you adjust a host of parameters such as brightness, contrast, gamma, right at scan time; Fujitsu doesn't. - Card scanning: Epson has a dedicated slot for scanning business and plastic cards; Fujitsu doesn't (I don't find it very useful for my applications, but it's there). - USB 3.0 for Epson (vs. 2.0 for Fujitsu). In addition to transfer speed, this gives the huge advantage to the Epson of being able to operate without an A/C adaptor, connected just to the computer's USB 3.0 (Fujitsu allows you to scan without a power adaptor too, but more slowly and two USB 2.0 cables connected to TWO USB ports). - Built-in rechargeable battery for Epson; none for Fujitsu. - WiFi or USB 3.0 connect for Fujitsu; USB 2.0 only for Fujitsu. EPSON AND FUJITSU EQUAL - Physical size - Maximum optical resolution 600 dpi - One-pass Duplex scanning FUJITSU SUPERIOR - Nothing I've found yet Summary. Go with the Epson--it's a no-brainer. The only improvement I can think of, is the addition of some internal memory to permit scanning (in some default "auto" mode) with no computer and just the scanner standalone--it's a logical addition since it already operates cable-less with the rechargeable battery. It's a shame they didn't add this simple and low-cost feature.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;(I thought it was the) Best portable duplex scanner in its category;;sminla;;;Setup: This scanner is extremely difficult to set up (MacOS Sierra) for wireless use. I had to hunt down an app called EpsonNet Config, which wasn't listed under the support page for the ES-300W, by looking it up under an older scanner model. The only other way to set it up is to use WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) which is a security risk and should be disabled on your router. OCR in Wireless mode: One of the great features of this scanner is the ABBYY software which delivers excellent OCR results. However, ABBYY software is unusable in wireless mode. Epson hasn't made an ICA driver for these scanners yet. In wireless mode, the scanner doesn't show up in the Mac Image Capture Application, so it doesn't show up in the ABBYY application. The scanner does not show up on Apple's list of devices that MacOS can automatically download software for. Furthermore, if you check older devices on Epson's support website you will find a standalone "ICA" driver. The ES-X00 series do not have a similar driver available for download as of now (on Epson Support website). This is extremely frustrating. It is not possible to use this scanner in wireless mode with the ABBYY software to get superior OCR. ABBYY only works when connected via USB. In wireless mode you are forced to use Epson's software and it's inferior OCR. When will Epson release a driver enabling the full functionality that they claim??;;Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Hardware, terrible software!;;Philip Hakim;;;This scanner just arrived this week. I spent a lot of time shopping around, and I'm really happy with this purchase. The document feeder is almost perfect - it pulls each sheet in order, has not bent or warped anything (so far), and supports double-sided scanning. I've loaded it with paper quite a few times to find the software thinks the document feeder is empty, but removing and re-inserting the paperwork seems to fix it. The software from Epson isn't very good, and getting it onto my wireless network was downright painful (and I work in IT!). Overall, I spent over an hour trying to get this thing to connect to my very standard, WPA2-encrypted, wireless network. The manual mentioned a program, EpsonNet Config, which wasn't included in the driver download. I ended up fumbling around with the Epson Scan 2 Utility and got it connected using WDS, which I didn't realize my Apple AirPort router supported. However, when I finally got to scanning documents, the connection was so unstable that I couldn't pull entire documents to my computer - for a 5-page document, it would give up after 2 pages and a lot of time waiting. I gave up and switched to USB, which has worked perfectly. I also used the included ABBYY software, which is infinitely better than Epson's own scanning software (which includes three similar-looking programs, for some reason). The ABBYY software can only be obtained by installing Epson's drivers, then running Epson Software Updater, and is apparently the reason for the high price of the scanner. Be sure to use the OCR, since you're paying for it. All of that said, I've switched from my Doxie scanners (I've bought three over the years), and am not looking back. Besides the subpar software, I'm very happy with this purchase.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;and I'm really happy with this purchase;;Mike Solin

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Top Amazon Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By sminla - Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2017
(I thought it was the) Best portable duplex scanner in its category
EDITS 10/2019: I loved the features, small size, speed and performance of this scanner as I indicated in my original 5-star review. There are 2 reasons I'm dropping that to 3 stars, essentially one star for each of the two reasons, both of which I consider major issues: 1. There is a design or manufacturing quality issue. After almost exactly one year (barely in warranty) a 1" wide black band appeared on side 2 of all 2-sided scans on the far left side. Epson honoured the warranty and replaced with a refurbished unit. 8 months later (of really light use) the SAME problem appears (slightly different position of the band) on the replacement unit. Of course, it's no longer in warranty. Epson confirms it's a hardware failure but offers only a 15% discount on a new product purchased within 7 days (right ... "fool me once ..."). So 2 out of 2 scanners of this model experienced the same failure in 8-11 months. (Oh, the card feeder also stopped working in the first scanner.) It continues to work fine, for the time being, as a 1-sided scanner. 2. The edge detection mechanism is really messed up. Instead of using the physical page edge, it apparently uses software as well to detect transitions in the page black/white density to detect a page edge. The algorithm is really bad. If your material has large black areas or is almost all white with light text, it will arbitrarily end the page prematurely, or split the scan into two pages. Even more stupidly, it does this even if you set the page length to a fixed length which matches the actual paper size. And YET more stupidly, if you are doing 1-sided scanning and the BACK side (the side you are NOT scanning) has these large black areas, it will still mess up (i.e., split into two pages with about 1/2" in the middle of the page lost) the side you are scanning! Admittedly 90% of scans don't have this problem, but the 10% that have these characteristics results in major frustration since there is no easy way to "persuade" the scanner to scan the sheet properly. I sometimes have to scan those sheets on a different scanner then use a PDF editor program to merge the pages manually (which of course takes 10x as long and not really the way one wants to use a scanner). ORIGINAL REVIEW (APPROX END 2017 AGO) The (1) Epson ES-300W is my third portable scanner of this portable format, the other two being the (2) Fujitsu ScanSnap s1300 (which I still have though it has some dead pixels now after several years of use) and the (3) Canon P-215II. (For completeness, I'll mention that in this category of portable duplex scanners, there is also the (4) Brother ADS1000W and the similar (5) Brother ADS1500W, neither of which I have tried.) Short version: The Epson is vastly superior to the Fujitsu in every respect. While the Canon is even more compact (though somewhat more fragile), it has a design flaw that mainly affects photo scanning, which ruled it out for me. You can see my review of the Canon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1WC16W15EKYI3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm Here I will review the Epson ES-300W, mostly by comparing it with the Fujitsu s1300 (over which it wins in every possible regard). I loved my Fujitsu for many years but didn't realize its limitations (it's an old product and badly needs updating) until I bought the Epson to replace it when it started losing a few pixels. Here are all the ways in which the Epson ES-300W is superior to the Fujitsu s1300. Both are in a similar price category and almost exactly the same size. EPSON SUPERIOR - Scanning speed: Epson about 5x (estimated) faster at 300 dpi. - Scanning noise: Epson is silent, the paper glides through (with the Fujitsu you hear the rattle of the stepper motor) - Compatibility: Epson is TWAIN compatible for use with any scanning software. Fujitsu is NOT TWAIN compatible and hence forces you to use their software (which has many limitations). - Scanning flexibility: Epson lets you scan natively as TIFF, JPG, BMP, PDF and more; Fujitsu only as JPG and PDF. With Epson JPG you can choose quality level to 99%; with Fujitsu you can choose 4 levels of compression and even with the lowest compression (highest quality), photos are somewhat lossy (Epson lets you save as TIFF if you want, so you don't lose any detail in compression). Epson scanner driver lets you adjust a host of parameters such as brightness, contrast, gamma, right at scan time; Fujitsu doesn't. - Card scanning: Epson has a dedicated slot for scanning business and plastic cards; Fujitsu doesn't (I don't find it very useful for my applications, but it's there). - USB 3.0 for Epson (vs. 2.0 for Fujitsu). In addition to transfer speed, this gives the huge advantage to the Epson of being able to operate without an A/C adaptor, connected just to the computer's USB 3.0 (Fujitsu allows you to scan without a power adaptor too, but more slowly and two USB 2.0 cables connected to TWO USB ports). - Built-in rechargeable battery for Epson; none for Fujitsu. - WiFi or USB 3.0 connect for Fujitsu; USB 2.0 only for Fujitsu. EPSON AND FUJITSU EQUAL - Physical size - Maximum optical resolution 600 dpi - One-pass Duplex scanning FUJITSU SUPERIOR - Nothing I've found yet Summary. Go with the Epson--it's a no-brainer. The only improvement I can think of, is the addition of some internal memory to permit scanning (in some default "auto" mode) with no computer and just the scanner standalone--it's a logical addition since it already operates cable-less with the rechargeable battery. It's a shame they didn't add this simple and low-cost feature.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Philip Hakim - Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017
Great Hardware, terrible software!
Setup: This scanner is extremely difficult to set up (MacOS Sierra) for wireless use. I had to hunt down an app called EpsonNet Config, which wasn't listed under the support page for the ES-300W, by looking it up under an older scanner model. The only other way to set it up is to use WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) which is a security risk and should be disabled on your router. OCR in Wireless mode: One of the great features of this scanner is the ABBYY software which delivers excellent OCR results. However, ABBYY software is unusable in wireless mode. Epson hasn't made an ICA driver for these scanners yet. In wireless mode, the scanner doesn't show up in the Mac Image Capture Application, so it doesn't show up in the ABBYY application. The scanner does not show up on Apple's list of devices that MacOS can automatically download software for. Furthermore, if you check older devices on Epson's support website you will find a standalone "ICA" driver. The ES-X00 series do not have a similar driver available for download as of now (on Epson Support website). This is extremely frustrating. It is not possible to use this scanner in wireless mode with the ABBYY software to get superior OCR. ABBYY only works when connected via USB. In wireless mode you are forced to use Epson's software and it's inferior OCR. When will Epson release a driver enabling the full functionality that they claim??

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Mike Solin - Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2017
and I'm really happy with this purchase
This scanner just arrived this week. I spent a lot of time shopping around, and I'm really happy with this purchase. The document feeder is almost perfect - it pulls each sheet in order, has not bent or warped anything (so far), and supports double-sided scanning. I've loaded it with paper quite a few times to find the software thinks the document feeder is empty, but removing and re-inserting the paperwork seems to fix it. The software from Epson isn't very good, and getting it onto my wireless network was downright painful (and I work in IT!). Overall, I spent over an hour trying to get this thing to connect to my very standard, WPA2-encrypted, wireless network. The manual mentioned a program, EpsonNet Config, which wasn't included in the driver download. I ended up fumbling around with the Epson Scan 2 Utility and got it connected using WDS, which I didn't realize my Apple AirPort router supported. However, when I finally got to scanning documents, the connection was so unstable that I couldn't pull entire documents to my computer - for a 5-page document, it would give up after 2 pages and a lot of time waiting. I gave up and switched to USB, which has worked perfectly. I also used the included ABBYY software, which is infinitely better than Epson's own scanning software (which includes three similar-looking programs, for some reason). The ABBYY software can only be obtained by installing Epson's drivers, then running Epson Software Updater, and is apparently the reason for the high price of the scanner. Be sure to use the OCR, since you're paying for it. All of that said, I've switched from my Doxie scanners (I've bought three over the years), and am not looking back. Besides the subpar software, I'm very happy with this purchase.

Recent Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By sminla - Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2017
(I thought it was the) Best portable duplex scanner in its category
EDITS 10/2019: I loved the features, small size, speed and performance of this scanner as I indicated in my original 5-star review. There are 2 reasons I'm dropping that to 3 stars, essentially one star for each of the two reasons, both of which I consider major issues: 1. There is a design or manufacturing quality issue. After almost exactly one year (barely in warranty) a 1" wide black band appeared on side 2 of all 2-sided scans on the far left side. Epson honoured the warranty and replaced with a refurbished unit. 8 months later (of really light use) the SAME problem appears (slightly different position of the band) on the replacement unit. Of course, it's no longer in warranty. Epson confirms it's a hardware failure but offers only a 15% discount on a new product purchased within 7 days (right ... "fool me once ..."). So 2 out of 2 scanners of this model experienced the same failure in 8-11 months. (Oh, the card feeder also stopped working in the first scanner.) It continues to work fine, for the time being, as a 1-sided scanner. 2. The edge detection mechanism is really messed up. Instead of using the physical page edge, it apparently uses software as well to detect transitions in the page black/white density to detect a page edge. The algorithm is really bad. If your material has large black areas or is almost all white with light text, it will arbitrarily end the page prematurely, or split the scan into two pages. Even more stupidly, it does this even if you set the page length to a fixed length which matches the actual paper size. And YET more stupidly, if you are doing 1-sided scanning and the BACK side (the side you are NOT scanning) has these large black areas, it will still mess up (i.e., split into two pages with about 1/2" in the middle of the page lost) the side you are scanning! Admittedly 90% of scans don't have this problem, but the 10% that have these characteristics results in major frustration since there is no easy way to "persuade" the scanner to scan the sheet properly. I sometimes have to scan those sheets on a different scanner then use a PDF editor program to merge the pages manually (which of course takes 10x as long and not really the way one wants to use a scanner). ORIGINAL REVIEW (APPROX END 2017 AGO) The (1) Epson ES-300W is my third portable scanner of this portable format, the other two being the (2) Fujitsu ScanSnap s1300 (which I still have though it has some dead pixels now after several years of use) and the (3) Canon P-215II. (For completeness, I'll mention that in this category of portable duplex scanners, there is also the (4) Brother ADS1000W and the similar (5) Brother ADS1500W, neither of which I have tried.) Short version: The Epson is vastly superior to the Fujitsu in every respect. While the Canon is even more compact (though somewhat more fragile), it has a design flaw that mainly affects photo scanning, which ruled it out for me. You can see my review of the Canon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1WC16W15EKYI3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm Here I will review the Epson ES-300W, mostly by comparing it with the Fujitsu s1300 (over which it wins in every possible regard). I loved my Fujitsu for many years but didn't realize its limitations (it's an old product and badly needs updating) until I bought the Epson to replace it when it started losing a few pixels. Here are all the ways in which the Epson ES-300W is superior to the Fujitsu s1300. Both are in a similar price category and almost exactly the same size. EPSON SUPERIOR - Scanning speed: Epson about 5x (estimated) faster at 300 dpi. - Scanning noise: Epson is silent, the paper glides through (with the Fujitsu you hear the rattle of the stepper motor) - Compatibility: Epson is TWAIN compatible for use with any scanning software. Fujitsu is NOT TWAIN compatible and hence forces you to use their software (which has many limitations). - Scanning flexibility: Epson lets you scan natively as TIFF, JPG, BMP, PDF and more; Fujitsu only as JPG and PDF. With Epson JPG you can choose quality level to 99%; with Fujitsu you can choose 4 levels of compression and even with the lowest compression (highest quality), photos are somewhat lossy (Epson lets you save as TIFF if you want, so you don't lose any detail in compression). Epson scanner driver lets you adjust a host of parameters such as brightness, contrast, gamma, right at scan time; Fujitsu doesn't. - Card scanning: Epson has a dedicated slot for scanning business and plastic cards; Fujitsu doesn't (I don't find it very useful for my applications, but it's there). - USB 3.0 for Epson (vs. 2.0 for Fujitsu). In addition to transfer speed, this gives the huge advantage to the Epson of being able to operate without an A/C adaptor, connected just to the computer's USB 3.0 (Fujitsu allows you to scan without a power adaptor too, but more slowly and two USB 2.0 cables connected to TWO USB ports). - Built-in rechargeable battery for Epson; none for Fujitsu. - WiFi or USB 3.0 connect for Fujitsu; USB 2.0 only for Fujitsu. EPSON AND FUJITSU EQUAL - Physical size - Maximum optical resolution 600 dpi - One-pass Duplex scanning FUJITSU SUPERIOR - Nothing I've found yet Summary. Go with the Epson--it's a no-brainer. The only improvement I can think of, is the addition of some internal memory to permit scanning (in some default "auto" mode) with no computer and just the scanner standalone--it's a logical addition since it already operates cable-less with the rechargeable battery. It's a shame they didn't add this simple and low-cost feature.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Philip Hakim - Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017
Great Hardware, terrible software!
Setup: This scanner is extremely difficult to set up (MacOS Sierra) for wireless use. I had to hunt down an app called EpsonNet Config, which wasn't listed under the support page for the ES-300W, by looking it up under an older scanner model. The only other way to set it up is to use WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) which is a security risk and should be disabled on your router. OCR in Wireless mode: One of the great features of this scanner is the ABBYY software which delivers excellent OCR results. However, ABBYY software is unusable in wireless mode. Epson hasn't made an ICA driver for these scanners yet. In wireless mode, the scanner doesn't show up in the Mac Image Capture Application, so it doesn't show up in the ABBYY application. The scanner does not show up on Apple's list of devices that MacOS can automatically download software for. Furthermore, if you check older devices on Epson's support website you will find a standalone "ICA" driver. The ES-X00 series do not have a similar driver available for download as of now (on Epson Support website). This is extremely frustrating. It is not possible to use this scanner in wireless mode with the ABBYY software to get superior OCR. ABBYY only works when connected via USB. In wireless mode you are forced to use Epson's software and it's inferior OCR. When will Epson release a driver enabling the full functionality that they claim??

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Mike Solin - Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2017
and I'm really happy with this purchase
This scanner just arrived this week. I spent a lot of time shopping around, and I'm really happy with this purchase. The document feeder is almost perfect - it pulls each sheet in order, has not bent or warped anything (so far), and supports double-sided scanning. I've loaded it with paper quite a few times to find the software thinks the document feeder is empty, but removing and re-inserting the paperwork seems to fix it. The software from Epson isn't very good, and getting it onto my wireless network was downright painful (and I work in IT!). Overall, I spent over an hour trying to get this thing to connect to my very standard, WPA2-encrypted, wireless network. The manual mentioned a program, EpsonNet Config, which wasn't included in the driver download. I ended up fumbling around with the Epson Scan 2 Utility and got it connected using WDS, which I didn't realize my Apple AirPort router supported. However, when I finally got to scanning documents, the connection was so unstable that I couldn't pull entire documents to my computer - for a 5-page document, it would give up after 2 pages and a lot of time waiting. I gave up and switched to USB, which has worked perfectly. I also used the included ABBYY software, which is infinitely better than Epson's own scanning software (which includes three similar-looking programs, for some reason). The ABBYY software can only be obtained by installing Epson's drivers, then running Epson Software Updater, and is apparently the reason for the high price of the scanner. Be sure to use the OCR, since you're paying for it. All of that said, I've switched from my Doxie scanners (I've bought three over the years), and am not looking back. Besides the subpar software, I'm very happy with this purchase.