Access High Quality at Any Speed
In my testing, the DocuMate 6710 easily handled 100 pages per minute when scanning text documents. I also fed it mixed media at similar speeds to see if it could maintain high quality and fast speed with more challenging inputs.
For a stress test, I pushed the DocuMate with a combination of text, photos and technical schematics. The goal was to keep the scan speed high, but see if quality suffered. I also scanned paper with text hidden inside images.
In all tests, the DocuMate 6710 exceeded my expectations for image quality. Even when scanning photograph-like pages with text embedded inside the graphics, the 6710 quickly burned through the task. When examining the scanned images on the screen, there were few if any artifacts added by the scanner ¬— in most cases, it was difficult to tell that the scan was not an original document.
For most jobs, agencies can probably use a 200 dot-per-inch setting for capturing mixed-media images. Everything I scanned at that resolution was still readable. Although the lower dpi did not really increase the speed, it did make for smaller file sizes, which could increase efficiency of a scan-to-storage system.
The 6710 can also scan at 300 dpi — a good resolution for actual photographs. Again, the change in scan speed is not really noticeable; the quality of the scanned image is greater, but the trade-off is a larger file size.
For legal documents and media that must be captured perfectly — for example, a document with official seals embedded in the paper — the 6710 can scan at 1200 dpi, which yields output quality almost as sharp as 35 mm film. There is a bit of a slowdown when jumping to that quality, but the output is almost an exact replica of the original document.
The DocuMate 6710 worked well when scanning hundreds of pages at all dpi settings. This should provide agencies with good quality scans at reasonable if not fast speeds for any project.
Xerox DocuMate 6710
Scan Speed: Up to 100 pages/200 impressions per minute
Capacity: 300 sheets
Duty Cycle: Up to 35,000 pages per day
Dimensions: 18.4x15.5x13.6 inches
Weight: 37.4 pounds