Fujitsu fi-7600 and fi-7700 Review

Good: Document feeder and flatbed platen (on fi-7700), LED control panel (on the fi-7600), Stacker Side guide feature for stacking scanned documents.
Bad: Network connectivity is not offered; not intended for smaller companies.
Bottom Line: New production scanners that help large offices scan batch documents more efficiently.
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fi-7600/fi-7700
$5,995-$7,995
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Product Overview

The new fi-7600 and fi-7700 are entries in the Fujitsu’s production scanner lineup. Both scanners include 100ppm simplex speed in both black and color (200ipm in duplex). They both also has a 300-sheet automatic document feeder. The fi-7600 ($5,995) includes a LED control panel, while the fi-7700 ($7,995) includes a flatbed platen in addition to the document feeder. Other than those differences, the two scanners share the same specifications.

The fi-7600 and fi-7700 accept a variety of documents from business cards to long paper. The minimum paper size of the document feeder is 2″ x 2.7″ (when document is in portrait mode) up to 12″ x 17″. The maximum long paper scanning is 12″ x 220″.

Ultrasonic double-feed detection is standard.  Connectivity is via USB 3.0.

More details on the scanners is in our Features section below.

The fi-7600 and fi-7700 are flexible scanners designed for back-office and other production-oriented environments with large scanning needs.

Features

Scan input resolution can go up to 600dpi (with 1,200dpi interpolation) in both grayscale and color. There is a wide range of image enhancement tools such as noise removal, automatic color detection, blank page detection and thresholding, as well as image orientation and paper deskew.

Fujitsu also includes its Scanner Central Admin functionality which allows you to perform scanner monitoring features (such as running status and consumable status) from a single location. Fujitsu also introduces several features with these scanners, such as a “skew reducer” function that detect and corrects paper skews of various documents.  Another feature is the acoustic sensor that monitors sounds of a scanning document and stops the scans once an error is detected.

Fujitsu also includes its newer software, the PaperStream IP and PaperStream Capture for document management functionality.  Finally, there is the 2D Barcode Support.

An optional postscan imprinter is available. It allows you to adjust the printing position of up to 40 characters that can include a date-and-time stamp and sequence numbering in a user-defined string.

And finally, the Stacker Side Guide feature aids in making document stacking and collecting more efficient. It aligns the edges of the documents and automatically stacks them post-scan.

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

Shortcomings

The fi-7600 and fi-7700 doesn’t offer networking capability. Also, they’re not intended for smaller businesses.

About

Fujitsu, based in Japan, is a computer, telecommunications, and electronics conglomerate. In the U.S., Fujitsu sells a range of document scanners as well as data storage devices such as magneto-optical (MO) drives and tape drives.

Fujitsu sells a variety of document scanners ranging from low-end machines costing under $2,000 up to fast units selling for about $25,000. Fujitsu markets its products through computer industry channels, which consist of value-added resellers (VARs) and the distributors who supply them. The company dabbles in selling its low-end scanners over the Internet — several of the more desktop-oriented models are sold that way.

Fujitsu also offers an add-on board called IPC (Image Process Controls) with many of its scanners. The board is
standard equipment on some of these models; on others it must be purchased separately. The board enhances images during production without stopping the scanning process. It has a number of features that can help improve scan quality.

Among the many settings are: background removal, reverse image format, ballpoint pen filtering, and OCR smoothing.

Other vendors may offer some of the same features, but they are usually executed using PC-based software. This can have a negative effect on productivity. With Fujitsu’s system, the various features do not slow the scanning process because they are part of the IPC hardware in the scanner. Fujitsu’s “No Excuses” warranty program offers replacement equipment in two business days if your machine experiences difficulties during the first year of operation.

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