Xerox 4830 review | Is it worth the price?

In this article we test the Xerox 4830 document scanner, which is a combination of flatbed and ADF scanner. We love this kind of device, as we always like to test mixed batches, that have to be scanned on ADF and flatbed as well.

What’s good? The Xerox DocuMate 4830 can scan A3 documents and has a flatbed. It does 60 images / minute, has a 75-page tray and it can scan 3000 pages per day at 600dpi

What’s bad? Pricey. Would only buy if the price is under 2000

Should I buy it? How much does it cost now?

Xerox 4830 review | Is it worth the price?

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Xerox 4830

Xerox 4830
A311.69 x 16.53 inHi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)306075 sheets3,000 sheetsClick for more info

Xerox 3220

Xerox 3220
A48.27 in x 11.69 inHi-Speed USB 2.0132650 sheets1,500 sheetsClick for more info

Epson DS-50000

Epson DS-50000
A311.69 in x 16.53 inUSB 2.0 Type B, Wired Network (optional)15N/AN/AN/AClick for more info

Xerox 4830 Specifications

DriverDownload Driver
ManualDownload Manual
BrochureDownload Brochure
Sheets per minute30
ADF Size75 sheets
Daily Duty Cycle3,000 sheets
Optical Resolution600 dpi
Long Document scanning mode118 in
ConnectivityHi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
InterfaceTwain, Wia, Isis and Visioneer DriverPLUS
Dimensions22.88 x 19.63 x 7.63 inches
Weight26.4 lbs
Bundled SoftwareVisioneer Acuity, Visioneer DriverPLUS, Visioneer OneTouch, ABBYY FineReader Sprint, Nuance Power PDF, Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
Images per minute60
Scanning area11.69 x 16.53 in
Sensor typeCIS
Document Thickness14 lb. to 28 lb.
Multifeed DetectionYes
Feed Roller Replacement400.000 sheets
FeaturesAutomatic color detection, Automatic rotation, Blank Page Detection, MultiStream, Automatic Cropping, Edge Correction, Streaks Correction, Background Cleaning, Deskew, Hole Punch Removal, Manual Feed Mode, Document Separation, Barcode Recognition, OCR, Zonal OCR

Xerox 4830 Datasheet Explained

With the Xerox 4830 you can scan a dimmension of 11.69 x 16.53 in.

The Xerox 4830 can achieve a real scanning resolution 600.

This specific machine uses a CIS sensor to handle the capture.

This scanning machine connects with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible).

Users can scan at 30 Sheets per minute in simplex mode when you use the simplex option.

You will be able to reach 60 Documents per minute in duplex mode when scanning duplex with the Xerox 4830.

Given this scanners Recommended volume, you will be able to optimaly scan 3000 sheets a day.

The Xerox 4830 works with Twain, Wia, Isis and Visioneer DriverPLUS driver interface.

If you need to replace rollers, then most likely they have scanned about 600.000 documents.

Specs for paper handling

To prevent double feeding, this equipment uses an Yes for proper Multifeed Detection.

You will have to work with an Size of the ADF of 75 documents, on this machine.

This Xerox 4830 scanner, will scan a maximum Document Weight of 14 lb. to 28 lb..

With the Xerox 4830 you will scan 118 in long documents, with the special Long Document Scanning Mode .

Xerox 4830 accesories unboxing

The size this device ocupies on your desk is 22.88 x 19.63 x 7.63 inches.

The Xerox 4830 is weighing around 26.4 lbs. This value doesn’t involve any optional that can be applied to the equipment.

In regards to the included software, the Xerox 4830 comes with the Visioneer Acuity, Visioneer DriverPLUS, Visioneer OneTouch, ABBYY FineReader Sprint, Nuance Power PDF, Nuance OmniPage Ultimate.

Features for Productivity

For mixed size documents, I usually set maximum size and let the Auto Crop do its job.

The driver of the the Xerox 4830 offers Automated Rotation of Documents, and it is easy to use it.

It’s often a good thing to have color pages identified automatically. A Xerox 4830 scanner will let you use this function easily.

You have probably heard of the Blank page detection setting. Well, it will be available with this scanner so we recommend you enable it.

It’s still strange to think the Xerox 4830 does not have MultiStream . It’s a bad surprise from my point of view.

Quality of images

Gone are the days when post processing of documents is required. With the Smooth Background option, your documents will have a perfect background.

Sometimes the Edge Correction function might not work correctly. For the Xerox 4830 with colored images.

Straightening documents automatically is possible with the Xerox 4830. Luckily, the Document Allignment feature will allign most images quite well.

Hole Punch Removal is interesting to use as it provides you with clean images on the perforated side.

I preffer using Vertical Streaks Reduction on typed pages, but the Xerox 4830 does not have this option.

Extra Features

How good is the Xerox 4830 for crumpled documents? Just turn on the Manual Feed Mode and check for yourself!

I can’t imagine scanning without Barcode Detection . It really is a good separation or indexing method.

As you probably know, Automatic Separation of Documents works with Barcodes or Patchcodes.

An OCR is standard with this scanner, as you would expect.

I would have loved a Field Indexing feature. It’s not available on the Xerox 4830 scanner.

Xerox 4830 driver, manual & brochure

If you are looking for the driver for the device, it’s at this link.

Download manual here.

should you need to find more detailed info, try having a look the brochure at this link.

Xerox 4830 vs Epson DS-50000

Xerox 4830

Xerox 4830

Epson DS-50000

Epson DS-50000
Long DocumentWINNER118 inLOSERN/A
ConnectivityMISCHi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)MISCUSB 2.0 Type B, Wired Network (optional)
Sheets per minuteWINNER30LOSER15
Images per minuteWINNER60LOSERN/A
Document ThicknessMISC14 lb. to 28 lb.MISC10 lb. to 56 lb.
Daily Duty CycleWINNER3,000 sheetsLOSERN/A
Multifeed DetectionMISCYesMISCOverlap detection (Ultrasonic sensor)
Feed Roller ReplacementLOSER400.000 sheetsWINNER100.000 sheets
InterfaceMISCTwain, Wia, Isis and Visioneer DriverPLUSMISCTwain, Wia and Isis
DimensionsMISC22.88 x 19.63 x 7.63 inchesMISC25.2 x 18.5 x 6.2 inches
WeightWINNER26.4 lbsLOSER32.6 lbs
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Both the Xerox 4830 and the Epson DS-50000 are equal in scanning area, both are able to capture an area of 11.69 x 16.53 in.

A Xerox 4830 operates with a CIS sensor, while the Epson DS-50000 has a CCD sensor. Usually the CCD scanner offers a higher scanning depth , and it’s also the same for our case.

As you may have noticed in the specs, The Xerox 4830 is able to capture long documents (118 in in length) in comparisson to it’s competitor (N/A in length).

For your connectivity needs, the Xerox 4830 offers Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible) while the other scanner features USB 2.0 Type B, Wired Network (optional).

When it comes scanning speed the Xerox 4830 will get up to 30 PPM. In contrast the Epson DS-50000 will reach 15 documents every minute.

Read the full review of the Epson DS-50000

Xerox 4830 vs Xerox 3220

Xerox 4830

Xerox 4830

Xerox 3220

Xerox 3220
Scanning areaWINNER11.69 x 16.53 inLOSER8.27 in x 11.69 in
Long DocumentWINNER118 inLOSER38 in
ConnectivityMISCHi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)MISCHi-Speed USB 2.0
Sheets per minuteWINNER30LOSER13
Images per minuteWINNER60LOSER26
ADF SizeWINNER75 sheetsLOSER50 sheets
Document ThicknessMISC14 lb. to 28 lb.MISC16 lb. to 28 lb.
Daily Duty CycleWINNER3,000 sheetsLOSER1,500 sheets
Feed Roller ReplacementLOSER400.000 sheetsWINNER160.000 sheets
InterfaceMISCTwain, Wia, Isis and Visioneer DriverPLUSMISCTwain, Wia and Ica
DimensionsMISC22.88 x 19.63 x 7.63 inchesMISC17.9 x 13 x 5.5 inches
WeightLOSER26.4 lbsWINNER10 lbs
Hole Punch RemovalWINNERYesLOSERNo
Document SeparationWINNERYesLOSERNo
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So, how do they perform on capture area? The Xerox 4830 can scan area of 11.69 x 16.53 in, while it’s competitor can capture a zone of of 8.27 in x 11.69 in.

Both the Xerox 4830 and the Xerox 3220 operate using a CIS sensor.

So which machine can scan a longer sheet? The Xerox 4830 is the one who wins here with a max. length of 118 in.

If we look at connection ports, you will find Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible) on the Xerox 4830 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 on Xerox 3220.

When looking at actual scanning speed, the Xerox 4830 can capture at 30 sheets in one minute while the other document scanner can only get up to 13 ppm.

Read the full review of the Xerox 3220

Xerox 4830
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