Epson WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner

Epson WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner

Epson WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner

B&H # EPDS6500 MFR # B11B205221
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Product Highlights

  • Scan Resolution: 1200x1200dpi
  • Auto Duplex Scanning
  • Scan Documents Up To 8.5x40"
  • Built-In 100-Sheet ADF
  • Programmable One-Touch Scanning Buttons
  • Ultrasonic Double-Feed Detector
  • Scan To Cloud, OCR, Searchable PDF
  • Book Spine Shadow Correction
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Epson DS-6500 overview

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The WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner from Epson features a 1200x1200dpi and up to a 25ppm scan speed. The scanner's 100-page duplex ADF can handle pages as large as 8.5x40" and as small as 4.0x6.0". Easily scan multipage two-sided documents in one easy step. The unit's one-touch scanning options lets you create up to 30 programmable jobs for a smooth workflow and easy transitioning between different scan types. The scanner's ultrasonic double-feed detector ensures no pages get skipped for stress-free operation. Additionally, the scanner's built in book spine shadow correction detects and removes dark areas that typically appear near the book spine.

The DS-6500 comes with ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR software that turns your scans into editable text. The software also gives you the option to save your scans as searchable PDF files. Besides scanning to a drive on your computer, the scanner software provides the ability to scan documents directly to popular cloud services such as Evernote or Google Docs.

Accurate Text Scanning: four line CCD sensor (RGB and black) for crisp, sharp text; included book spine correction eliminates distortion when scanning bound materials
Get More Done: one-pass, duplex scanning at speeds of up to 25 ppm/50 ipm
Capture Large, Two-Sided Documents In One Step: Use the ADF to scan documents from 4.0x6.0" to 8.5x40.0" via the ADF or up to 8.5 x 11.7" via the flatbed
Work Smarter & More Efficiently: built-in 100-sheet ADF, plus auto duplex scanning
Front Panel One-Touch Scan Buttons: Create up to 30 user-programmable jobs
Ultrasonic Double-Feed Detector: automatically stops the scan job if two pages have fed together
Scan To Cloud Services: scan to SharePoint, Evernote, Google Docs and more
Scan To Searchable PDF: save scanned documents as PDF, PDF-A or jpeg files and more
Productivity Software: The scanner includes EPSON Scan, Document Capture Pro (Windows only) and ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR
UPC: 010343886452
In the Box
Epson WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • Software CD:
    • EPSON Scan
    • EPSON Event Manager (Mac)
    • ABBYY FineReader Sprint
    • Document Capture Pro (Windows)
  • Setup Sheet
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Epson DS-6500 specs

    Maximum dpi Resolution 4800 dpi
    Duplex Speed 50 ipm (Color)
    Simplex Speed 25 ppm (Color)
    Maximum Document Width 8.5" / 21.6 cm
    Maximum Document Length 40" / 101.6 cm
    Color Depth 48-Bit (External)
    48-Bit (Internal)
    Grayscale Bit-Depth 16-Bit (External)
    16-Bit (Internal)
    Document Feeding ADF, Flatbed
    Life Expectancy 300000 Sheets per Day
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    Paper Weight 14 to 34 lb
    Operating System Compatibility macOS/OS X, Windows
    Light Source LED
    Control Panel LCD Touchscreen, 4 Buttons
    Drivers TWAIN, WIA, ISIS
    Duty Cycle 3000 Scans
    Maximum Sheet Capacity 100
    Operating Humidity 10 to 80%
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Humidity 10 to 85%
    Storage Temperature -13 to 140°F / -25 to 60°C
    Maximum Power Consumption 45 W
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions 19.4 x 14.1 x 8.5" / 49.3 x 35.8 x 21.6 cm
    Weight 22.5 lb / 10.21 kg
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    Package Weight 27.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.3 x 19.6 x 12.7"

    Epson DS-6500 reviews

    WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epson works with iMac I scan a lot of documents for use in my business for records but particuarly for emailing. I had a more expensive hp Scanjet 8390 that worked just ok with my pc but when I switched to the iMac and downloaded the firmware for the Mac operating system, i have had nothing but problems. After struggling for more than a year, I gave up and called Apple to see what machine they recommended. They had a less expensive Epson scanner available. I found the WorkForce DS-6500 on B& H and have not had a minutes trouble with it. It works perfectly!
    Date published: 2013-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great We got this scanner to replace a 8+ year old three-in-one machine that was slow and had a finicky paper feeder. This scanner works extremely well - picture quality is fabulous, even on hand-written notes that were taken on yellow legal pads. It is very fast and also quiet. We are using the scanner with the Network Scan Module so that all users in our office can scan and file documents to any location on our network. The interface for the Network Module is fairly intuitive and most users were able to start using it right away without any instruction. The only thing I don't like about the interface is that you can't dynamically name a scanned image file - you have to set rules for a naming convention that is used for all files (i.e., myfile_001.pdf). Once you've save the file to the default location, you can rename it to something that makes sense and move it to the desired network location.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WorkForce DS-6500 is an old school workhorse Epson still makes the best scanners. Had a GT-2500 for years but needed to replace it. The DS-6500 is the perfect replacement. Duplex ADF, document table, and Epson Scan software. Can do everything from technical manual scans, photos, even bound books. Solidly built, bulky, and a little slow... but always reliable!
    Date published: 2015-11-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Requires an Epson printer to make direct copies Beware! The copy to printer function in Document Capture Pro only works with an Epson Printer. If you do not have an Epson printer you will not be able to print copies of a document using Document Capture Pro without saving it to your computer first. The separate Epson Scan application has no connection to print directly at all. To print a copy of a document it must first be saved to the computer then printed and then if you don't want to keep an electronic copy on your computer it must be deleted from its file then deleted again from the recycle bin. 23 Clicks are necessary to scan and print a file when you don't want to keep the electronic copy. Epson-Scan may work with a few less clicks but not significantly so. You still have to save the file to your computer somewhere. Open it into an application in order to print it and then close the application and delete the unwanted files. UGH!!! If you have an Epson printer this problem is not supposed to exist. There is a print button in two places in the Document Pro window which will, I am told go directly to an Epson printer when you have one. When you don't have an Epson Printer you get a message saying The printer Driver is not available. Quit the application, then reinstall the printer driver. There is however nowhere to reinstall the driver and none other than an Epson Driver and printer will ever be recognized. I have verified this with two separate second echelon techs from Epson. The other save to computer functions connected with the scanner seem to be working well. If you have an Epson printer, all is well. If you don't want to make unsaved copies, all is well. But! If you want to make unsaved copies and you don't have an Epson printer, do you really want an Epson Scanner with Document Capture Pro????? I do not advocate buying an Epson printer to solve this problem. I am questioning the appropriateness of buying an Epson Scanner. I think Epson should know better. If you don't believe that 23 clicks are necessary, here are the steps.. Click 1: Open Document Capture Pro. Click 2: Click folder icon in the destination choices. Click 3: Choose Desktop unless you want to save the file. It will be easiest to find and delete. : Click 4: Click on the scanner icon. This opens the Main Settings dialogue box listing choices and parameters of the scan. Click 5: When you have set your parameters for the scan, click the highlighted scan button in right bottom corner. The document is scanned. An Image of the scan appears in the main window and also in the thumbnails window. Click 6: Click File to open its menu. Click 7: Mouse over send to open the send menu and click Folder. The Batch File dialogu box opens. Click 8: Choose file type, name and any other options listed. PDF seems to be best for quick (?) copy, and click OK. A PDF icon for the file saved appears on your desktop in the first open space available. Click 9: Folder Progress box appears with advancing green line showing progress. When the space for the green line is filled click Close. Click 10: Double click the new PDF file to open it in Acrobat Reader. Click 11: Click File in Acrobat Reader to open its menu. Click 12: Opens Acrobat Reader print Dialogue Box. Click 13: Choose the parameters of an Acrobat Reader document that you want and the properties of your printer that are relevant to your copy. Click print, and it should print. We now have the desired copy but unless we want the electronic copy we are not done. Click 14: Click red X in top right corner of Acrobat Reader (if you have Win 7) or whatever works in 8 or 10, and close Acrobat Reader. Click 15: Click X in top right corner to close Document Capture Pro. Click 16: Mouse over and right-click the PDF icon on your desktop for the document just printed to open it's right click menu. Click 17: Select Delete and Click it. A dialogue box opens Are you sure you want to move this fine to the Recycle Bin? No you don't want to move it to the recycle bin. You want rid of it NOW but that isn't a choice. Click 18: Click yes. The Icon disappears but we are not done. The file is in the recycle bin and it will become clogged if we don't always remove the unwanted copies we just put in there. Click 19: Double click the recycle bin to open it. Click 20: Mouse over and right-click your file icon Click 21: Click Delete which opens a dialogue box saying Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file? Click 22: Click yes and the file disappears. Click23: Click X in top right corner (Win 7) and close the recycle bin. WHEW!!!
    Date published: 2015-11-20
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