Epson DS-320 Review

Good: Compact and lightweight, range of image enhancement tools, cloud storage capability.
Bad: Doesn't include network or mobile scanning; not suitable for offices with large scanning needs.
Bottom Line: New portable scanner designed to give remote workers fast scanning capabilities.
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DS-320
$299
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Product Overview

The new DS-320 scanner joins the DS-530 in Epson’s lineup of portable scanners. It’s priced at $299 and has a speed of 25ppm (simplex) and 50ipm (duplex) in both black and color. It includes a 20-sheet document feeder with single-pass duplexing.

The DS-320 can read in a wide range of formats, from business cards to 8.5″ x 44″ paper.  Daily duty cycle is 500 pages.

It has a wide range of scanning features with its Epson Image Processing Technology, including text and image adjustments, background removal, auto crop, black page removal and skew correction. Documents can be saved as JPEGs or PDFs.

More details are in our Features section below.

The Epson DS-320 is a portable and compact scanner designed for employees that need to scan documents from out in the field. At approximately two pounds, the scanner can fit into any space.

Features

The DS-320 connects to either an AC adapter or via USB 3.0. It’s compatible to both PCs and Macs.

Users can scan files to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel; they can also scan to various cloud storage accounts, such as Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, SharePoint and FileBound.

The DS-320 also includes bundled software, such as Epson, Scan, Epson Document Capture, ABBYY FineReader and Presto! BizCard Reader. The Document Capture software has been updated with a streamlined user interface and includes color enhancement tools and the ability to change the file name of scanned document.

There is a one-year limited warranty. However, Epson offers an optional five-year warranty extension that includes overnight exchange.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The DS-320 scanner doesn’t support network connectivity or mobile scanning. Also, it may not be suitable for an office with large scanning needs.

About

Epson America is a division of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of imaging products, semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, and watches. The company has been an innovative designer of ink jet printers and sells an extensive product line. Most of these are geared to home and school use, but Epson continues to extend its line further into the office environment.

Epson has been making a more aggressive play for the document scanner market, although the company’s been in the multipurpose office scanner business for years. The models and other additions to its model line seem to be part of an effort to further extend its current scanner technology. As part of this effort, Epson makes these scanners available in consumer electronics stores such as Best Buy, along with Epson dealers and on its website.

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