Sorry to impose on a photography forum but this is the only place I could find that has a wealth of people that have a knowledge of flatbed scanners.
So if you don't mind me asking for advice on a flatbed for minimal document use. I'm in need of a scanner that's going to give me the best scan's for the buck. I did take a look at Leigh Perry's comparison chart and am fond of the.
Microtek i900 only due the fact of the 8.5x14 scan area.
I'm wanting the a larger scan area than the 8.5x11 but it's not necessary. At the same time I'm thinking that some of these models might be overkill for scanning a couple of documents here and there for genealogy purposes. Also I don't need a document feeder. I also would like to have the TWAIN and OCR features but again isn't not completely necessary.
What would you guys recommend to produce the best scans for the money? Like everyone else I'd like to get scans as close as possible to the original documents. All opinions are greatly appreciated!