Best Kodak Document Scanners to buy in 2020 | #1 is amazing.

We love the Kodak brand we even use some of their scanners in our digitization center and we are more than happy with them. That’s why we selected the best Kodak document scanners that you can get on the market

We looked at all the Kodak documents scanners that you can buy on the market and we selected them based on specifications price performance and user satisfaction after customers have worked with them for a while. This being said we present you our personal list of the best Kodak document scanners that you can buy today.
Best Kodak Document Scanners to buy in 2020 | #1 is amazing.
ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice
Our choice

Kodak Alaris S2050

Kodak Alaris S2050
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 3.15010080 sheets5,000 sheetsClick for more info

Kodak Alaris S2040

Kodak Alaris S2040
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 3.1408080 sheets5,000 sheetsClick for more info

Alaris Kodak i2420

Alaris Kodak i2420
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 2.0408075 sheets5,000 sheetsClick for more info

Alaris Kodak i2900

Alaris Kodak i2900
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 2.060120250 sheets10,000 sheetsClick for more info


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

Kodak Alaris S2050

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Kodak Alaris S2050

Kodak Alaris S2050
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 3.15010080 sheets5,000 sheetsClick for more info
The first Kodak document scanner of the Alaris scanners line we will review is the Kodak Alaris S2050. The scanning speed of it is 50 pages per minute and it has an automatic feeder tray that can take up to 80 color documents. Kodak recommends that you run the scanner for up to 5,000 sheets per day scanning volume. It’s designed to scan paper sizes up to A4 and the integrated CIS imaging sensor can capture documents at a high resolution of 1200dpi. Most of the scanners that we feature in this article have a 1200dpi resolution. In long document mode, you will be able to scan long documents of up to 160 inches in length.

This color duplex Kodak Scanner connects to your Windows PC or Mac using a USB cable and its integrated 3.1 USB Port. It has Twain and Isis drivers together with WIA, for integration with 3rd party scanning apps. The included capture software is: Alaris Smart Touch and Alaris Capture Pro Software Limited Edition. The paper thickness can vary between 7 to 160 lb so it’s a pretty versatile scanner. Multifeed detection is present, so the scanner will stop and notify you when it accidentally feeds more than one sheet of paper.

As far as scanner maintenance goes, you will need to replace the feed rollers on this desktop scanner every 250,000 sheets. The Kodak also comes with intelligent image enhancement features like auto color detection which changes the scanning mode depending on whether it’s a color document or a black & white one. It can also detect blank pages, correct the edges and automatically rotate the scanned image. As far repair and maintenance goes, the scanner comes with a 3-year warranty.

Of course, you also get Optical Character Recognition software with the scanner so you can convert your documents to searchable PDF and to Word documents.

Kodak Alaris S2040

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Kodak Alaris S2040

Kodak Alaris S2040
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 3.1408080 sheets5,000 sheetsClick for more info
The S2040 is the second Kodak document scanner in our list. With an automatic feeder tray size of 80 documents, this duplex scanner is able to scan 40 sheets every minute. This scanner also can achieve a high resolution of 1200dpi, which makes it a great photo and document scanner. The S2040 wins here on image quality. In long document mode, you will be scanning papers up to 160 inches. You can connect the Kodak to a Windows Pc or a Mac using a high-speed USB 3.1 port. This too, is not a wireless document scanner unfortunately. It comes equipped with the TWAIN interface but also ISIS and WIA.

Kodak says you’ll need to replace the feed rollers this desktop document scanner every 250,000 scanned documents and that it has a scanning volume of 5000 sheets per day. They fitted this duplex document scanner with a multi-feed sensor for intelligent document protection so that the document feeder doesn’t pull in more than one sheet of paper at a time.

The s2040 document scanner can automatically rotate, deskew and correct images using the ICE features bundled in the Kodak software. It also has a manual feed mode in which you can feed the documents one by one into the scanner. Most of the embedded image processing features are there except for streaks correction: It can automatically separate documents and recognize barcodes which you can then turn into metadata in the PDFs, detect color mode, multi-stream and separate documents automatically. OCR comes as standard so you can produce searchable PDFs with it.

This is not a network scanner and most Kodak Alaris scanners are not. The network series scanners have a “W” at the end of the name and they are from the S2000 series: the Kodak Alaris S2060W scanner and the Kodak Alaris S2080W wireless scanner. Good alternatives in this price range are the E1000 series scanners like the Kodak E1035 scanner.

Alaris Kodak i2420

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Alaris Kodak i2420

Alaris Kodak i2420
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 2.0408075 sheets5,000 sheetsClick for more info
The Kodak Alaris i2420 is another great contender for the title of Best Kodak Scanner to buy, with an automatic document feeder tray of 75 sheets and a document scanning speed of 40 sheets per minute. It’s slower than most of the scanners we feature here though. It can scan paper sizes up to A4 and you can connect this document scanner to your PC through a USB 2.0 port. The longest document that it can scan would be 34 inches long, so not really a proper long document mode on this scanner.

As with every other Kodak scanner, it comes with TWAIN and ISIS drivers. Why does this matter? Well because you can use those drivers to integrate the scanner with many other custom scanning apps created by 3rd party app developers, not just the manufacturer itself. The scanner uses a CIS sensor to produce images up to 600dpi. While most scanners have 600dpi, this one is actually at the low end of this list as most scanners here made by Kodak can do 1200dpi as standard.

The weight of the scanner is 12 lbs so it’s more or less the same weight as the average Kodak scanner. Again, you can a variety of media thickness through the scanner and it will work, up to 160lb media weight.

Kodak recommends that you replace the feed rollers every 250,000 sheets which is quite good, because for this type of scanner they will last probably as much as the warranty lasts. These are the only scanner consumables you need.

The document imaging software packge contains: Alaris Capture Pro Limited Edition, Smart Touch, Nuance PaperPort and OmniPage. The device has all the intelligent scan correction features such as automatic rotation, color detection, cropping and deskew. It will remove punch holes, clean the background of your scan, correct the edges and it can also detect blank pages and remove them for you. OCR is shipped with this unit too.

This scanner together with the integrated OCR can easily double your productivity in processes like accounts receivable and accounts payable processing. The advanced document capture features reduce or eliminate data entry and help a great deal with workflow automation.

Alaris Kodak i2900

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Alaris Kodak i2900

Alaris Kodak i2900
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 2.060120250 sheets10,000 sheetsClick for more info
The last scanner we want to look at is one that has a higher performance. the i2900 scanner. It’s ADF tray is larger than life at 250 sheets which makes for easy paper handling and the output tray is just as generous. The daily scanning volume that you can do on this document scanner is 10,000 pages per day. I’m not sure if you will have time in the day to do that many. It runs at a scan speed of 60 pages per minute which equals 120 images per minute in duplex scanning mode and connects to Windows and Mac using the USB 2.0 port and USB cable shipped in the package.

The best thing about this Kodak scanner is that it is a flatbed scanner too. It has a flatbed unit mounted on the top of the document scanner. It is one of the last rare breed of Kodak Flatbed scanners still on the market today.

All the custom drivers are there with this Kodak Alaris document scanner, TWAIN, ISIS and WIA. It’s much heavier than the rest at 35 lbs as all those features come at a cost. It comes with Kodak Capture Desktop, Perfect Page Technology and Smart Touch scanner software which can help you automate business processes like forms processing, customer onboarding. This one in contrast with the others, uses a CCD sensor, not a CIS. This makes it better for photos, but the downside is the sensor is not 1200dpi. That would have made it a serious photo scanner.

The Kodak scanning software bundle includes: Kodak Capture Desktop, Perfect Page Technology and Smart Touch. Kodak makes a big deal of their Perfect Page Technology and its robotic process automation. The idea is that they want to improve business process automation through software that replaces humans or reduces interaction. They think that they can fully automate your digital mailroom, invoice processing and contract management by the clever use of a combination of departmental workgroup scanners and a document management and capature software similar to Kofax Capture (This software is independent of the scanner used, so you can use it with Fujitsu Scanners or Epson scanners too).

This has more image enhancement features than any other scanner we featured here, including streaks correction. This Kodak production scanner comes with Zonal OCR that is essential for information capture and information management. For example, if you want to implement a mailroom automation process, you set the scanner to scan and detect the left top corner on the envelope where the address would normally be and you can put that metadata into the scan itself. If you get invoices from the same provider weekly or monthly, you can set a layout and tell it in which places it will find the information you need. We did a separate article reviewing this specific scanner if you want to discover the whole story about it.

The i series kodak scanner line consists of scanners for business built to scan large amounts of documents and there is literally no limit on how productive and expensive they can be. They were built to be integrated in smart connected solutions like records management. It is their performance and customizability. There is the i3000 series scanners, the i4000 series, i5000 series production document scanners with the i5650 scanner which can get up to 29,000$ per unit or even the i5850s scanner, an a3 scanner which can get up to a price of 70,000$.


So which is the best Kodak Document Scanner?

As far as reliability, customer satisfaction and value for money goes, we would choose the S2050. If it’s the high-specs, go for the i2900. All of these scanners have been covered in separate articles. You can check out our website and read the articles on each of them to find out more detailed specs. So what other scanners made by the Kodak and Alaris brand are worth mentioning? The kodak scanmate i940 scanner, Kodak Alaris Scan station 730ex, scanmate i1150 scanner, kodak alaris e1035 scanner and alaris e1025 document scanner. If you are looking for a Kodak Portable Scanners, you’re not in luck because they do not produce any.
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