The Kodak i2420 is a Kodak i2000-Series scanner, including the Kodak i2800, which was tested at Test Lab. This auto document feeder is equipped with two charge-coupled device (CCD) scanning technology that allows scanning of two-sided documents at the same time, supporting up to 600dpi optical resolution (Can interpolate to 1,200dpi).
According to the manufacturer’s announcement, the machine has a scanning speed of up to 40 pages per minute at up to 200dpi resolution. According to the company, the scanner model Kodak i2420 can meet the scanning capacity of up to 5,000 pages per day. In addition, Kodak i2420 also equipped with ultrasonic technology to prevent jams when loading multiple sheets continuously.
Kodak also offers the Kodak i2620 scanner along with the i2000-Series with a maximum scanning speed of 60 pages per minute, a capacity of 7,000 pages per day.
Design and features:
The Kodak i2420 scanner is quite compact in size, 330x246x162mm and weighs 5.5kg. When it was opened, the device was placed neatly upright like a rectangular block on the table, but then the machine was able to “transform” is quite flexible and this is the point that makes Test Lab quite impressive about appearance
When needed, the machine is tilted on the base, the two trays of paper feed and receive in the form of hides are dragged to the top and front of the machine convenient for loading or receiving documents. The Kodak i2420 has an ADF automatic document feeder that accommodates 75 sheets of A4 paper (80g / m2). In addition, the machine also supports a variety of papers with a variety of media ranging from 34 to 413g / m2, or cards with a thickness of up to 1.25mm.
The front panel of the Kodak i2420 is quite simple and has only two select keys up and down, the LED display shows a number from 1 to 9 and a scan command on the side. The power switch, power adapter port and USB port to connect to the computer are all located at the back of the machine.
Similar to other Kodak scanners, the i2420 also features nine preset modes that allow users to scan documents quickly by simply selecting the configuration order directly on the control panel. Then press the scan button. With the included Smart Touch software, Test Lab can also perform a scan command from the computer menu or change the configuration for the nine available modes.
This background software offers the option to save scans in popular formats such as TIFF, JPEG, RTF, BMP, PDF, and also open directly through applications or print, email or fax directly. Next Smart Touch supports scans at resolutions in the range of 100 to 1,200dpi, namely 100/150/200/240/250/300/400/600/1200dpi. By default, at each resolution, the software allows you to scan 24-bit, 8-bit, or black and white images. High: Draft, Good, Better, Best, and Superior. The software also provides many professional features during the scanning process such as adjusting brightness and contrast, color balance, sharpness, smoothing the background, removing stain, pouring, turning to get the best scan.
In addition, the Kodak i2420 comes with OmniPage 18 software supporting optical character recognition (OCR) character analysis; PaperPort 14 software allows you to manage scan data, edit images, and support scanning and opening data directly on application software including Microsoft Office, Notepad, Wordpad or web browser.
The Kodak i2420 scanner features two LED light sources that scan two sides of the document at a time. According to Test Lab, this feature is quite useful for busy office users who need to quickly scan double-sided documents, while significantly reducing time and operation. In addition, during the scanning test on the Kodak i2420, Test Lab found no paper jams due to ultrasonic technology.
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Quality and speed of scanning:
In terms of image quality, the Kodak i2420 is well placed against the tested mobile testers at Test Lab. In testing with the default settings, scanned documents in standard resolution of 200dpi are acceptable quality with clear text, although the text is sharp. When trying to raise the resolution to 600dpi, the quality of graphics and text in the text is improved markedly, beautifully and sharply, but there are still dots on the white background like the 200dpi scan. Meanwhile, color photos scanned at a resolution of 600dpi sharp and fairly accurate color. Photos give good detail in both dark and bright areas, no cracking even when zoomed in. However, some images are slightly brighter than the original.
Experimenting to scan a multi-sheet, multi-sheet document, automatically merged into a PDF file format that’s easy to store and share. The impressive thing is that with the documentation stack that Test Lab deliberately messes up in the wrong direction, after scanning, the content in the PDF file is automatically returned in the correct direction of the word.
The scan speed of the Kodak i2420 is quite good compared to other scanner models tested by Test Lab. It takes at least 9 seconds to complete a black and white A4 page at 200dpi resolution, including scan time and file saving. In particular, due to the ability to simultaneously scan two sides of the paper in one pass, the double-sided scanning time is equal to the one-sided scanning time.
Color photos of 10x15cm and A4 take 12 seconds and 17 seconds respectively. The time to scan two-sided business cards is only about 10 seconds. The thick ATM card sweep test has the same amount of time and is done fairly smoothly without any jams. The 10-image scan of a 10x15cm image at 600 dpi takes about 43 seconds, while 10 black-and-white PDF documents at 200dpi resolution on one side and two faces at the same time takes about 24 seconds.
Overall, with good quality text and image scans, fast scanning speeds, and extensive support features and software for scanning documents or photos, the Kodak i2420 scanner is a great solution digital suitable for professional office users.
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