In the market for a new network printer but all the optional extra’s are slightly overwhelming – let us explain some of the advantages of a Dual Scan Document Feeder – this time saving device from Olivetti is definitely worth a consideration.
You can choose many options and modules to add onto your Olivetti network printer, one of them being the kind of document feeder you would like. Sometimes the document feeder comes as standard but most of the time you would need to choose between an automatic document feeder or a flat platen lid. If you choose the document feeder bear in mind that not all document feeders are created equal!
Features to consider are how many pages your document feeder can take through in one feed. It varies from 50 pages to 175 sheets that can be placed into the document feeder.
If you intend to scan numerous DOUBLE SIDED ORIGINALS we would highly recommend you choose an Olivetti Document feeder with DUAL SCAN capability. This means – a double sided page will be read on BOTH sides of the page in one SINGLE PASS through the feeder. Eg. if you want your Olivetti scanner to read a 60 sided document (30 double sided pages) it will only need to scan thirty pages to get 60 sheets of scanned documents – this drastically reduces the time spent on scanning, something every busy professional will appreciate.
A Reversing Automatic Document feeder on your Olivetti MF Printer can also read both sides of the page but the automatic document feeder turns the page over automatically to read the second side of a page. This means scanning takes twice as long.
So in summary both units can read both sides of a page without user intervention but the Dual scan ADF does this on one pass whereas the Reversing ADF automatically turns the page over and takes double the time.
Our Olivetti models in black & white and colour A3, now also some of our A4 models have Dual scan options available. Often clients like to order their 22ppm – 75ppm colour units with this feature Eg. the Olivetti MF362
Article by: Justine Wittels – Sales Manager (Olivetti Imports SA)