These 4 best ADF scanners will make you super productive.

We researched the best ADF Scanners available on the market and this article is the result of our research. We looked at performance, user experience, customer satisfaction and features

These scanners have and ADF tray and are able to scan multiple pages at once, without the need for you to feed them manually. Below, you will find the list of scanners that we selected.
These 4 best ADF scanners will make you super productive.
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Our choice

Raven Pro Document Scanner

Raven Pro Document Scanner
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.Wi-Fi (2.4ghz), Ethernet60120100 sheets6000 sheetsClick for more info

Fujitsu fi-7160

Fujitsu fi-7160
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 3.06012080 sheets4,000 sheetsClick for more info

Epson DS-530

Epson DS-530
A48.27 in x 11.69 inSuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Ethernet (optional)357050 sheets4,000 sheetsClick for more info

Epson ES-400

Epson ES-400
A48.27 in x 11.69 inSuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Ethernet (optional)357050 sheets4,000 sheetsClick for more info


Let’s have a look at each product in particular.

Raven Pro Document Scanner

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Raven Pro Document Scanner

Raven Pro Document Scanner
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.Wi-Fi (2.4ghz), Ethernet60120100 sheets6000 sheetsClick for more info
The Raven Pro is to put it plain, one of the best color duplex document scanners every made. It’s an A4 scanner with a scanning area of 8.5 in. by 11.7 in. That works out roughly an A4 size. It’s equipped with an image sensor that can output an image quality of 600 dots per inch. For documents and photos that don’t require a super-high level of detail, it’s going to be more than enough.

For connecting the scanner to your PC and Mac you can use either the integrated Wi-fi connectivity or the Ethernet port, no usb cable needed. Wi-fi only works on a 2.4ghz band but it’s going to have decent speeds. It being a duplex scanner, it will scan double-sided documents at a speed of 60 pages per minute. So if your documents have 2 sides, that works out at 120 images in a minute. Duplex scanning is something that all the scanners listed here have, so it’s not exactly an advantage.

Raven recommends that you don’t scan more than 6000 sheets per day on it. That’s about 2 full hours of it running non-stop. You’ll be going through 150,000 sheets before you need to consider replacing the feed rollers. So my guess, with a normal useage, it will be at least 2 years before you need to replace them.

You can stack 100 sheets in it’s Automatic Document Feeder tray and the entire scanner weighs just 9.2 lbs. All the intelligent image correction features are included with this desktop scanner: It will automatically crop your images so that they don’t have any black or white space around them and bring them to their real size. Automatic rotation will make your scanned documents always facing up. So if your image is portrait, even though you put it as landscape. Automatic color detection will help by automatically switching the scanning mode between black & white documents and color documents, depending on what you feed into the scanner.

One cool feature is the blank page detection. Let’s say you have a stack of papers: some are double-sided some not. With this feature, you just activate it and when the document is double-sided it will keep both sides and when it’s not, it will discard the blank page.

The Raven however doesn’t have a multi-stream function, so you can only scan documents with 1 set of settings. Backgrund cleaning and edge correction along with automatic deskew are all integrated in the scanner though. It even has integrated OCR, so you can convert scanned images to Word documents.

Without beating about the bush, we think that this is the best ADF scanner you can buy because it has great user experience, it’s so easy to use because of that touchscreen and customer satisfaction is sky high. It also comes with a 3-year warranty.

Fujitsu fi-7160

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Fujitsu fi-7160

Fujitsu fi-7160
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 3.06012080 sheets4,000 sheetsClick for more info
The fujitsu Fi-7160 is a 60 images per minute sheetfed scanner with ADF having a feeder capacity of 80 pages. It has a lower daily recommended volume than the Raven at just 4,000 pages. But bear in mind, you’d have to run the scanner quite a lot to get to 4000 sheets per day consistently. Like the Raven it’s not an A3 scanner, just A4, but it does have a more advanced image sensor that can produce high-quality images at up to 1200dpi scan resolution. So you get almost 4 times more detail in the scanned image. That makes it a great photo scanner as well. It’s not Epson perfection V600 but the extra resolution will help. It’s nice to have a color photo and documents scanner in an all-in-one package.

Another plus that this PC and Mac Auto document scanner has over the Raven is that it can scan documents up to 220 inches long. That’s about the total height of 3 persons. On the connectivity side, it’s limited to USB 3.0 as this is not a network scanner and the weight is about the same.

The feed rollers last about 200,000 scans until they need to be replaced, or at least that’s what Fujitsu states. It’s worth looking at what people who used it for that amount say.

All the image correction features are there in the scanning software, from Auto Rotation, Blank Page detection and Multi-Stream. This last one is a feature that lets you scan the same document in several scanning modes but with just 1 pass. Automatic Cropping will reduce the canvas of the image so that it’s at the right size, no unnecessary space around it and edge correction will make it look even more close to perfect.

It also has a feature that cleans the background of the image, so it looks nice and white. Manual feed mode is another feature that you usually find on professional scanners, where you can feed the paper manually, one by one. This is good with fragile documents that you can’t just stack on top of eachother. Some other professional features like the Barcode Recognition one are present. Barcode recognition reads barcodes on the documents and interprets them with the possibility to use them as metadata.

Of course OCR is built-in with the scanner and it would have been really bad if it weren’t. But Zonal OCR is also built into it. If you have many forms with the same layout, you can set the scanner to read and extract some fields directly into a structured database.

I personally would classify the Fi-7160 as a production scanner. Fujitsu also bundled in some basic document management features in it. You can get TWAIN and ISIS drivers for this scanner.

Epson DS-530

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Epson DS-530

Epson DS-530
A48.27 in x 11.69 inSuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Ethernet (optional)357050 sheets4,000 sheetsClick for more info
The Epson Workforce DS-530 is the 3rd scanner that we would like to cover here. It’s considerably slower than the other scanners at just 35 sheets per minute. The ADF tray (or sheet feeder) is also quite smaller as it just holds 50 sheets of paper in it. The duty cycle is the same as with the Fujitsu, at 4,000 sheets per day. This is also an A4 scanner with an optical resolution of 600 dpi per inch and the sensor can scan documents up to 240 inches long.

As far as connectivity goes, the Epson office document scanner is built-in with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and as an optional, you can get it with an ethernet port. It’s also a bit lighter than the others at 8.1 lbs, so not a big difference. The feed rollers don’t last as long though. With just 100,000 sheets, this one will eat up the feed rollers the fastest out of all the 4.

The Epson comes equipped with a host of intelligent scanning features such as auto color detection, automatic rotation, edge correction and even background cleaning. It has a an automatic deskew function and punch hole removal. It’s worth noting that you’ll find these feature on mostly all of the scanners that we’re proposing here. OCR is also present and bundled in with the scanner software package. The DS-530 automatic document scanner is also quite light at just 8.1 lbs. It’s not a mobile scanner by any means, but it’s lighter than the other models.


Epson ES-400

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Epson ES-400

Epson ES-400
A48.27 in x 11.69 inSuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Ethernet (optional)357050 sheets4,000 sheetsClick for more info
The Epson ES-400 color duplex document scanner is the last ADF scanner that we will be covering here. It is not as fast as the other at just 35 images per minute, so this wasn’t designed for fast scanning. It being and ADF scanner, it has an Automatic Feeder Tray that can hold up to 50 sheets in it.

Epson recommends that you scan no more than 4,000 sheets on this device everyday. It’s designed to scan documents at up to A4 format at an optical resolution of 600dpi (that’s enough for scanning photos and documents). It also comes with a long document scanning mode which will cover extra-long A4 documents at up to 240 inches in length. As with the other Epson, it’s equipped with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 as standard with the option of adding an Ethernet port for network functionality. This one is also quite light at just 8.1 lbs. If weight is an issue for you then you may be wanting to look at something like the Epson Workforce ES-50 portable sheetfed document scanner.

The similarities continue with the lifespan of the feed rollers (the only consumables in an ADF scanner) which is at 100,000 sheets. If you scan about 500 sheets per day at the office, it should last for about a year or so.

Apart from streaks correction, this scanner has all the ICE features to improve your color scans: Auto color detection, image rotation, Blank Page detection, etc. Zonal OCR is a feature that I really like because it helps when you have thousands of documents with the same layout and you want to import the data into a database. The integrated Epson software also allows you to upload scanned images to your favourite cloud storage such as Google Drive. You also get the classic OCR engine which helps you output the scans to a searchable PDF file.


We think the Raven is the scanner to get, but if you have a more generous budget and you need some more advanced features, we warmly recommend you go for the Fujitsu. We also recommend that you compare prices on Amazon, because different sellers retail them. There is also another option to consider, the Fujitsu ScanSnap IX1500. You may have noticed we didn’t include other office products such as the Kodak Alaris, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Epson FastFoto (or the new Canon ImageFormula R40 office document scanner) models in our review, but you will find them in other reviews on our website. You may have noticed that all these are automatic document scanners. If you neet flatbed scanners like the Canon CanoScan Lide models, check out our other reviews. Also, these are dedicated scanners. We operate a digitization center and we rely only on dedicated document scanners, not multifunction printers such as the Epson Expression or portable document scanners (Out of which we warmly recommend the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i or the Fujitsu ScanSnap IX100). If you want to see reviews of portable scanners, check out our website where we have posted plenty of them.
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