The 3 Best Kodak Flatbed Scanners of 2020

Kodak has stopped making the Creo IQ Smart flatbed scanners, but that doesn’t mean you cannot buy a Kodak scanner with a flatbed. They created a line of scanners that have an integrated flatbed and also provide flatbed accessories for other scanners

We selected the 3 Best Kodak Flatbed Scanners that you can buy in 2020. Have a look below at our comparison to find out which are our favorites and why.
The 3 Best Kodak Flatbed Scanners of 2020
ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Alaris Kodak i2900

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

Alaris Kodak i3250

Alaris Kodak i3250
A311.69 in x 16.54 inUSB 2.050100250 sheets15,000 sheetsClick for more info

Alaris Kodak i3450

Alaris Kodak i3450
A311.69 in x 16.54 inUSB 2.090180250 sheets20,000 sheetsClick for more info


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

Alaris Kodak i2900

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Alaris Kodak i2900

Alaris Kodak i2900
A48.27 in x 11.69 inUSB 2.060120250 sheets10,000 sheetsClick for more info
The Kodak i2900 is the best choice now for a Kodak Flatbed scanner. It’s actually an automatic document scanner with an integrated flatbed unit. You just lift the lid at the top of the scanner and place your document there. It is a really versatile combination. The ADF and the flatbed unit can scan paper sizes up to A4.

When you use a separate flatbed scanner and a document scanner, you get into a bit of trouble because if you have 50 documents on the ADF then 1 fragile document then another 30 documents on the ADF and you want to keep them in order, you have to set a common naming convention then you have to make sure the counters are correctly set on each of the devices so that you don’t ruin the order. With this one, you don’t have to worry because the scanner handles that.

The Kodak i2900 has a scan speed of 60 sheets per minute and a CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) sensor with a pixel density on this flatbed scanner is 600 dots per inch, which should work fine for optical character recognition in text and photo scanning. This scanner will export the digital files in the following file formats: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, RTF, Bitmap. It is compatible with the most used operating systems: Windows and Mac OS. It doesn’t have built-in Evernote or Dropbox integration but you with a bit of work you can create a hot folder that uploads to them automatically and just save the files there.

The included Kodak software has several ICE image correction features like automatic cropping, automatic image rotation and deskew. It also has edge correction and streaks correction. We like the multistream feature too because it basically helps you decide on what color profile and image settings to use by scanning one document using different profiles. Kodak also offers OCR software right in the box.

This flatbed scanner connects to your computer via a USB 2.0 port. It has no ethernet connection or Wifi connection.

Alaris Kodak i3250

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Alaris Kodak i3250

Alaris Kodak i3250
A311.69 in x 16.54 inUSB 2.050100250 sheets15,000 sheetsClick for more info
The Kodak I3250 is the second Flatbed Kodak Scanner that is worth looking at. It is a bit slower with a scanning speed of just 50 pages per minute. The ADF tray is quite generous as it can hold 250 documents in it. It is a production-level scanner with a daily scanning volume of up to 15,000 sheets. The great thing with this scanner is that it is an A3 scanner. It can digitize papers twice as large as the Kodak i2900. But please remember that the flatbed is still an A4 size, you can only scan A3 through the ADF.

It has the same type of CCD imaging sensor with an optical resolution of 600 dpi, both for the flatbed and for the Automatic Feeder. I always mention that the CCD is superior to the CIS (Contact Image Sensor) in terms of actual color depth. The colors in photos always seem to have more dynamic range and depth in contrast with the CIS.

You can scan paper of any thickness ranging from 9 to 110 lb. This means that business cards are covered and even when you will have really thick papers, you can always run them through the flatbed.

There are 3 types of drivers for this Kodak Flatbed Scanner: TWAIN, ISIS and WIA drivers. TWAIN is the most used protocol in scanning applications so you can basically use the scanner with most of the scanning apps developed, not just the ones that Kodak ships with the product.

The feed rollers are meant to last for 250,000 sheets. This confirms the fact that this scanner was built for scanning large amounts of documents. An office scanner usually has feed rollers that last for a maxium of 100,000 sheets.

Alaris Kodak i3450

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Alaris Kodak i3450

Alaris Kodak i3450
A311.69 in x 16.54 inUSB 2.090180250 sheets20,000 sheetsClick for more info
The Kodak i3450 is a super fast Kodak Flatbed Scanner with a scanning speed of 90 sheets per minute. It is the fastest scanner that we are reviewing here in this article. It has mostly the same specs as the other ones, a USB 2.0 connectivity, a CCD sensor with an image resolution of 600 dpi without any interpolation and an integrated flatbed unit. The system remains the same, the flatbed is placed on the top of the scanner and you just open the lid. The feed rollers were built to be very durable with a 250,000 scan lifespan. The daily scanning volume on this scanner is the highest among the three at 20,000 sheets per day.

It does come with some more advanced software: : Alaris Capture Pro Limited Edition, PerfectPage Technology and Smart Touch. Every single image enhancement feature is integrated into the included software, whether it is the basic automatic cropping, image rotation or the more advanced features like streaks correction, barcode recognition and automatic document separation. It has a manual feed mode that lets you put the sheets into the ADF one by one.

The software also comes with Optical Character Recognition and the more advanced Zonal OCR that helps you with form processing. You select areas of the document that you want to OCR and it can extract them as metadata or insert them into a database.



What is the best Kodak Flatbed Scanner for me?

Our recommendation is for you to get the i2900. It offers a flatbed, decent speeds, some durable feed rollers and users have reported to be quite happy with the model. But if you need some extra speed then the i3450. If you just want an i2900 with A3 then the i3250 is the right Kodak flatbed scanner for you.
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