Epson DS-530

Epson DS-530

The Epson DS-530 Color Duplex Document Scanner is a qualified, affordable document scanner for individual or small-office use. It met or surpassed its ranked speed (which is slightly more significant than some comparable budget scanners we have reviewed).

Epson DS-530 Review

And it shed almost no time in the text acknowledgment phase of transforming data right into a searchable PDF. The DS-530 does a vital job in calling card reading, and just its mediocre optical personality acknowledgment (OCR) efficiency stands in the way of it making an Editors’ Choice honor.

Design and Features

The DS-530 ($499.99 at feels and looks such as a standard budget desktop computer document scanner, at simply eight extra pounds and 6.9 by 11.6 by 6.6 inches (HWD) with the trays shut. As its name suggests, the DS-530 is a shade scanner qualified for duplex (two-sided) and simplex (one-sided) scanning.

As with most models in this category, the top cover can transform right into an input tray. A 2nd tray moves ahead from the front-bottom part to become an outcome tray. Fully open up, it includes about 6 inches to the deepness, but that takes up much less additional desktop computer space compared to if you check with the tray shut and need to leave room for the paper to find out on your desktop computer.

Configuration and Software

Configuration is typical for a USB-connected scanner. Connect the power cable, install the software from the disc, and connect the provided USB 3.0 cable television to your PC.

The software consists of 2 check energies (Epson Check and Document Catch Pro), a calling card management program (NewSoft Presto! BizCard), an OCR program (Abbyy FineReader Sprint), and both Twain and WIA driver, with a Home windows ISIS drivers available for downloads from the Epson website. At the very least, among the three drivers will deal with practically any Home windows program consisting of a check regulate.

Other Printer: Epson WorkForce WF-3620

While Epson Check offers essential check capability, Document Catch Profesional is more advanced, and the tester used it for most of my testing. It allows you to send out checks to a selection of locations in a variety of styles.

The location choices consist of a folder on their own, a printer, an FTP website, or an e-mail accessory, plus shadow locations such as an Internet Folder, a SharePoint web server, Evernote, and Google Own. The sustained file styles consist of PDF, searchable PDF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PNG, and Microsoft Workplace styles DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX.

Check Speed

The DS-530’s ranked speed is 35 web pages each min (ppm) for simplex and 70 pictures each min (ipm)—where each side of a web page matters as one image—for duplex scanning. The tester evaluated it over a USB 3.0 link to our testbed, which runs Windows 10 Professional, using the default 200ppi resolution.

Scanning to picture PDF style with Document Catch Profesional, and timing from the minute tester gave the check regulate to the minute the program finished writing the file to the hard disk drive. The tester clocked the DS-530 at 31ppm for scanning in simplex and 62ipm in duplex.

Subtracting the lag times (between giving the regulate and the check beginning, and between it finishing and the file being contacted disk) gives a raw check speed that is a bit much faster than the DS-530’s score: 38ppm for simplex and 76ipm for duplex.

For most document management applications, the more critical speed for a scanner is for the length of time it requires to check and conserve to searchable PDF (sPDF) style instead of picture PDF style. With most scanners, the text acknowledgment step includes a considerable quantity of time.

The DS-530 did better than usual, enhancing the moment for scanning our standard 25-sheet, 50-page test document from 47 secs for picture PDF to 1 min, 1 second, for sPDF.

Its outcomes were a little much faster compared to those of the Editors’ Choice Canon imageFormula DR-C225 ($550.00 at, which has a reduced ranked speed of 25ppm for simplex and 50ipm for duplex.

When we evaluated the DR-C225, it was more than a USB 2.0 link on our old testbed. The DR-C225 checked our test file to picture PDF style in 1:02 and to searchable PDF in 1:09. The outcomes were also significantly better than we saw with the Epson WorkForce DS-520 ($999.99 at, which checked our file to picture PDF in 56 secs but took 1:33 to check to searchable PDF.