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PDS-6000F Professional Flatbed Scanner

Fast and professional multi-capture ADF and flatbed document scanning

SRP £1,918.80 Inc. VAT SRP £1,599.00 Ex. VAT


The new PDS-Flatbed range from Brother delivers standard upright and flatbed scanning in one. Designed for fast, high volume processing with the addition of a versatile fixed flatbed for outsized documents and booklet scanning. 

A range of advanced image processing capabilities make repetitive workflow processes quicker and more efficient across a multitude of departments.



Key Features

  • In-built flatbed scanner
  • 100 sheet ADF
  • Up to 80ppm (160ipm) 2-sided A4 scan
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Scan-to email, Image, OCR, File, SharePoint®, Searchable PDF, Network, FTP, Printer (software supplied)
  • TWAIN, WIA, ICA, SANE drivers



Multi-capture desktop scanning.


With the Brother PDS-Flatbed range, users can scan fragile paper, A3, passports, brochures, magazines, binder documents and photos from the convenience of a work station environment.


All users. All departments.   


The option of scanning from both an ADF and flatbed allow businesses to incorporate several departmental requirements at once, giving increased flexibility and productivity across the office.

Scanning documents at up to 120ipm* (images per minute) and equipped with a range of advanced Image Processing capabilities, our new flatbed scanners make repetitive workflow processes quicker and more efficient across a multitude of departmental requirements.



Advanced Image Processing.  


Advanced image processing features clean scanned documents, ensuring information is captured accurately. This results in less ink wastage when documents are printed, reduces file size for sharing and generates a clearly legible article when reading.


Auto Image Rotation, Auto-Crop, Auto-Deskew

Align scanned images for a professional finish.


Blank Page Removal

Scanned blank pages can be automatically detected and removed, reducing file size and document preparation time.


Background Processing

Smooth and remove unwanted colours, creases or shadows from the scan.


Dynamic Threshold / Binarization

When images and text are difficult to read due to colour density, the Dynamic Threshold tool lightens or darkens images as required; for sharp, clear and easy to read documents. The levels of light and dark tones can be adjusted as necessary to improve readability.  


Colour Dropout

Remove red, green or blue singular or background colours for sharper, easy to read text and to prevent bleed through.


Auto Colour Detection 

With Auto Colour Detection, the scanner eliminates the need to pre-sort batched documents or use separator sheets. Storage space is significantly lessened and the time needed to pre-sort documents is reduced.


Multi stream

Colour images can be saved into mono and greyscale versions, as well as colour, for multi copy use.   



When original documents have marks and ink blots, the intelligent image enhancement tool helps create a sharp and crisp image. 


Edge Fill / Clean Up

Removing unwanted edging produces clean page borders without scanning shadows.


Punch Hole Removal

Produce clean page borders by removing punch hole marks from the scanned image. Our intuitive fill function can also colour match the document background.


Split Image

Scan and split single page documents into separate images for sharing or viewing as individual files.

This is especially useful for sending different areas of content within one document to different departments. 


2 in 1 Scan

Scan 2-sided documents and save as a single-page image for easier and quicker viewing. 


Continuous Scan

Allows bulk document scanning to be processed and stored as a single job lot, even when stopping to refill the ADF.


Digital Imprinter

Electronically imprint page counts, dates, times and custom references, onto scanned images.

Industry Application

Brother Scanners for Finance

Legal & Finance

With the Brother scanners, legal firms can significantly cut down their admin time dealing with the thousands of documents they need to collect, store and share.

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Finance and insurance companies have an increasing need for paperless document management whether for compliance, internal collaboration or customer requirements. Scanning helps reduces the time and effort in long term storage and management of contracts. Brother scanners help bridge the gap between paper processes and effective digitisation.

Brother Scanners for the Logistics Industry


High volumes of daily delivery notes can be easily managed when converted into digital documents, resulting in faster turnaround times for clients, greater back-office efficiency and records management compliance for disaster recovery. Robust, reliable scanning is essential.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Usage type Desktop
Display Backlit LCD
RAM 512 MB
USB interface SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (backwards compatible)
With carton WxDxH: 323 mm x 613 mm x 263 mm (Input tray closed)
With carton 12.33 kg
Without carton WxDxH: 730 mm x 439 mm x 386 mm
Weight 9.2 kg
Operating Up to 53 watts
Ready mode 17.6 watts
Sleep mode Up to 2.7 watts
Off 0.3 watts
Sound pressure 55 dBA
Operating humidity 20% - 80%
Operating temperature 5℃ - 35℃
Others PDS-6000F machine, AC adapter, AC power supply cord, USB 3.0 cable, setup DVD, Quick Startup Guide, Warranty
Types and sizes Plain paper, Business card, Plastic card (embossed, up to 1.25mm)
Weights 28-400 gsm
ADF media sizes Document size: ADF: Minimum 51 x 54 mm. Maximum 216 x 356 mm. Long Paper Scanning: Maximum 5994 mm. Plastic card: Maximum 55 x 95 mm. Flatbed: Maximum 216mm x 356mm
2-Sided scan Yes
ADF 100
Scan to email, Image, OCR, File, SharePoint®, Searchable PDF, Network, FTP, Printer (software supplied)
Colour A4 scan speed 80 ppm
Greyscale 8 bit
ICA compatibility Yes
Multi feed detection Yes
Paper sensor Yes
SANE compatibility Yes
Scan resolution from ADF 600 x 600
WIA compatibility Yes
TWAIN compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Warranty 12 months


This product is equipped with a selection of out-of-the-box and downloadable software that makes scanning easier and improves the content of the final digital output:

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PageManager® version 9 SE (Mac)

Allows users to scan and organise digitised files with the ability to view, edit, send and save files as searchable PDF, HTML, RTF or TXT files.

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NewSoft® Presto!® BizCard 6 (Windows® & Mac)

Quickly and easily converts contact information on business cards into a convenient, searchable, digital database that can be easily synchronised between PCs, notebooks and mobile devices.

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Button Manager V2 (Windows®) with OCR

Easy to use one touch scan software offering advanced image processing, document management, and sharing.

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Nuance™ Omnipage18SE (Windows®)

OmniPage 18 lets you turn documents that would take hours to retype into perfectly formatted documents in seconds. You can even automatically receive and convert scans and pictures of documents from your devices through Microsoft Outlook email. OmniPage 18 is ideal for students, home office and small businesses.

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