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Using OCR scanning

Optimal Character Recognition (OCR) scanning allows your scanner to convert scanned images into text format. This is the perfect solution for documents that need to be edited or simply need to be presented more professionally than a handwritten document.

As it becomes more important for businesses to keep clear and accurate records, OCR scanning presents a great solution by producing digitised records in editable text formats that are easy to read.

For industries where handwritten notes frequently need to be recorded, such as healthcare or education, OCR scanning is particularly useful. Healthcare professionals can use OCR scanning to upload patient notes or records easily to hospital databases. Businesses can easily input handwritten customer feedback into data sets. Even students can benefit from OCR scanning, easily turning notes in to text documents.

Brother ADS-2200 desktop scanner next to a notebook computer running OCR software with a businesswoman in the background

Choosing an OCR capable scanner

Many of our scanners can be OCR enabled through additional software, such as BizCard OCR, which is included with a selection of our document scanners like the ADS-2200.

When choosing a scanner for OCR scanning, you’ll want a solution that can produce high-quality images, enabling the OCR software to recognise text. Brother has a range of OCR compatible scanners that produce high DPI resolution scans, perfect for converting to text or simply collecting high quality document scans.

Consider choosing a document scanner that includes OCR software, so that you’ll be ready to scan documents into text formats straight away.

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With high-speed wired connectivity. Great choice for scanning documents to the network and collaborating with colleagues. Ideal for shared use in the office.

  • Scan up to 40 pages per minute
  • 2-sided scan up to 40 pages per minute
  • 80 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Wired connectivity

     

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SRP £394.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £329.00 Ex. VAT

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With simplicity built in. Robust, easy-to-use, every day scanner. Great for digitsing a range of media at home or in the office.

  • Scan up to 35 pages per minute
  • 2-sided scan up to 35 pages per minute
  • 60 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
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SRP £382.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £319.00 Ex. VAT

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With high-speed wired and wireless connectivity and dedicated user touchscreen. Ideal for complex workflows and sharing documents with colleagues.

  • Scan up to 40 pages per minute
  • 2-sided scan up to 40 pages per minute
  • 80 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Wireless and wired connectivity
  • Large intuitive 10.9cm touchscreen with 56 configurable shortcuts
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SRP £490.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £409.00 Ex. VAT

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With fast wired and wireless connectivity. Create shortcuts and simple workflows with the easy-to-use touchscreen. Ideal for scanning at home or in the office.

  • Scan up to 35 pages per minute
  • 2-sided scan up to 35 pages per minute
  • 60 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Intuitive 7.1cm touchscreen
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SRP £418.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £349.00 Ex. VAT

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With high-performance wired and wireless connectivity and dedicated user touchscreen. Ideal for high-volume, secure batch scanning for collaborative and complex workflows.

  • Scan up to 60 pages per minute
  • 2-sided scan up to 60 pages per minute
  • 100 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Wireless and wired connectivity
  • Large intuitive 10.9cm touchscreen with 56 configurable shortcuts
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SRP £790.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £659.00 Ex. VAT

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Scan and go with the DSmobile DS-640. Ideal for scanning single-sided documents when on the move or when you have limited desk space.

Brother DSmobile DS-640, portable document scanner

  • Compact and lightweight for portability
  • Easily scan documents up to 15 pages per minute
  • Powered directly with USB 3.0 for portability
  • Easily scan A4 documents, receipts and ID cards
  • Industry leading software
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SRP £118.80 Inc. VAT | SRP £99.00 Ex. VAT

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