The good: It is wireless and can scan to an SD card, it has a high resolution of up to 1200 dpi, it offers automatic color detection and image cropping.
The bad: It is a little bit slow, it does not support duplex scanning and it does not come with an ADF tray.
|Product||Images / Minute||Format||Connectivity||Max. document size||ADF Tray||Weight||Price|
VuPoint InstaScan Pro
|8 IPM||A4||Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, USB 1.0/1.1||8.5 in. x 130 in. (215 x 3302 mm)||No||1.2 lb. (0.54 kg)||Click for more info|
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|16 IPM||A4||Wi-Fi, USB||8.27 x 11.69 in (210 x 297mm)||No||0.73 lb. (0.33 kg)||Click for more info|
VuPoint InstaScan Pro Specifications
|Images / Minute||8 IPM|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, USB 1.0/1.1|
|Interface||Native Driver Interface|
|Max. document size||8.5 in. x 130 in. (215 x 3302 mm)|
|Paper thickness||Plain paper|
|Dimensions||11 in. x 1.5 in. x 1.8 in. (27.9 x 3.8 x 4.5 cm)|
|Weight||1.2 lb. (0.54 kg)|
|Manual||Download User Manual|
|Features||Duplex Scanning, Automatic Color Detection, Automatic Image Rotation, Automatic Image Cropping, Background Removal, Automatic Deskew, Punch Hole Removal, OCR included, ADF Tray|
What’s so special about it?The VuPoint InstaScan Pro is a lightweight portable scanner. It is very light and small in size making it very portable. It can scan 8 images per minute, it has a high resolution of up to 1200 dpi and it offers automatic color detection and image cropping. It can work standalone since it is wireless and can save images to a microSD card. It is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. It also comes with a 1.5-inch color LCD for image reviews.
VuPoint InstaScan Pro Datasheet Explained
The VuPoint InstaScan Pro can scan 8 images per minute. This is quite slow compared to other scanners of a similar price. It, however, has a high resolution of up to 1200 dpi. 1200 dpi is a lot, it’s more than you will ever need. You can do normal office work with 300 or 600dpi without any problems. At 1200 dpi the resolution is excellent.
It can scan a variety of documents up to A4 size. It has a maximum document size of 8.5 in. x 130 in. (215 x 3302 mm). This means that it can scan documents that are as long as 130 inches (3.30 meters). In terms of document thickness, it can scan a variety of documents ranging from plain paper to photos.
It supports Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, USB 1.0/1.1 interfaces. It is a wireless scanner and this means that it can be used to scan documents to mobile devices. It can be used standalone since it does not have to be connected to a computer via USB to work.
It comes with a Native Driver Interface. This may make it difficult to integrate into custom applications. It also comes with a Contact Image Sensor (CIS) sensor. This sensor requires the documents to perfectly touch the scanning glass for a perfect scan. This may compromise the image quality when scanning old or crumpled documents.
Features for Productivity
The VuPoint InstaScan Pro is a simplex scanner. This means that It does not support duplex scanning and it can only scan a single side of a double-sided document at a time. When scanning double-sided documents, you may need to turn the documents manually.
It offers Automatic Color Detection. This is a great feature, especially when scanning mixed color documents. It enables the scanner to create perfect duplicates.
It does not offer Automatic Image Rotation. This means that the scans are stored just as they are scanned. For instance, if you scan a document in landscape mode, the scan will also be in landscape mode.
It offers Automatic Image Cropping which ensures that images are cropped automatically to remove any unwanted lines and spots on the edges.
While a document may have a clean background to the naked eye, when you scan it, the background might not look clean. Most scanners offer Background Removal to help clean the background. This scanner does not offer this feature and it may compromise the clarity and quality of the images.
Quality of images
The VuPoint InstaScan Pro scanner supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This enables it to create editable and searchable PDF files.
It does not support Automatic Deskew. Automatic Deskew is a feature that aligns documents that were not scanned straight. This may compromise the quality of images that are not scanned straight.
It does not offer Punch Hole Removal. This means that when scanning documents that have punch holes, the holes will appear in the scans. This may not affect the quality of the images in any way. Mostly the punch holes do not interfere with the documents’ contents. The punch holes will just appear as small, black circles.
VuPoint InstaScan Pro accesories unboxing
The VuPoint InstaScan Pro scanner does not come with an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray. This should not be something to worry about since it can compromise the scanner’s portability and weight. However, it makes the scanner less efficient when scanning a lot of documents.
The scanner is very lightweight. It weighs 1.2 lb. (0.54 kg) only! It is also small in size, measuring 11 in. x 1.5 in. x 1.8 in. (27.9 x 3.8 x 4.5 cm). These features make it very portable. You can literally carry it wherever you go.
It is a plug-and-play device and it does not come with any complex software. Considering the fact that it is wireless, it does not require a dedicated scanning software. .
VuPoint InstaScan Pro driver, manual & brochure
The VuPoint InstaScan Pro driver can be found here. Just click on the one that matches your model number and download.
The online user manual for this scanner can be found here. The manual will help you with some tips and tricks that will ensure you make great use of your scanner.
The official brochure can be found here. Please check it out for more details about the scanner.