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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

file sizes of scanned images

When I scanned a passport (roughly 40 pages == 20 scanned images) in color with 600 dpi, the file size produced by Canon Pixma MX870 is 58 Mb. The same document when scanned using Xerox WorkCentre 7765 with same settings (color, 600 dpi) produces a file size of 2.3 Mb. In terms of speed, Pixma was like a grandma while the WorkCentre is very fast.

Up until now, I never fully appreciated the power of an industrial workhorse that costs around $34000 as opposed to a good personal inkjet printer ($130 on Amazon). Wow!

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