Digitizing documents requires a high-quality scanner. Personal and home office users need robust machines that pack in many features in a small amount of space. Ricoh’s ScanSnap series machines simplify the document imaging process in many ways, yet they each occupy less desk real estate than a standard letter-size sheet of paper. As a standout model in this series, the iX1600 offers serious value for its price tag.
Easy Touch Screen Scanning
The ScanSnap iX1600 incorporates an intuitive touchscreen measuring 4.3 inches. From this screen, you can easily select your preferred settings and then scan your document. The iX1600’s touchscreen scanning capability is made possible in part by the brand’s intelligent image processing. It’s actually a combination of several technologies: automatic rotation, color detection, size detection, deskewing, and blank page removal. These functions take much of the work out of scanning, reducing errors and cutting down on jams and misfeeds.
Touchscreen scanning also works with personalized profiles on the iX1600. Each profile can include a preferred scanning destination, color settings, file format, and resolution. The iX1600 supports up to 30 individualized profiles, offering many options for quickly scanning and saving your documents.
Once you figure out how to scan a document into Word, you naturally want easy ways to scan and save these documents with your preferred settings. The iX600’s profiles feature already makes this easier, but it also includes direct scan-to-cloud functionality. All you need is a WiFi connection and a ScanSnap Cloud account. By saving your scanned files directly to the cloud, the iX1600 saves you time and lets you access your files from anywhere.
Easy File Creation
Part of the iX1600’s genius is its virtually seamless file creation powered by Ricoh’s ScanSnap software. Once you scan your document with the iX1600, it saves your file as a searchable PDF or JPEG, or as an MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document, based on its content. The iX1600 also instantly recognizes receipts, saving them so you can access these files in ScanSnap Home or your preferred third-party application.
Manual and Automatic Feed Modes
Like nearly all models in Ricoh’s lineup, the iX1600 offers both automatic and manual feed options. Automatic feed is supported by the scanner’s 50-page ADF, while manual feed handles ID cards, photos, envelopes, and similar items. Photo scanning features include auto-facial orientation and red-eye correction, improving your original images without much effort on your part. The iX1600 also scans up to 40 pages per minute.
A Small Scanner With Big Benefits
The Ricoh iX1600 includes many features that make scanning faster, easier, and more efficient. In personal and home offices, it brings powerful capabilities while requiring less room — a boon for space-challenged users. While the ScanSnap series debuted as Fujitsu products, they are now part of the Ricoh family of brands. If you need a ScanSnap iX1400 driver, for instance, you can still download it and access other vital information. As Ricoh continues to innovate, look forward to more document imaging solutions engineered for small office users.