Here's our Hardware Tip for.. May 3, 2002
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SOHO Scanner Tips--Part 2 of 5
You can still find sheet-fed scanners on the market. These small-footprint units consume a minimum of desk space by drawing your document or photo across the scan heads on rollers. Unfortunately, even after all these years, no manufacturer has perfected this technique. Your scanner will still occasionally crumple or jam documents if it has a sheet-fed design.

The good news is that flatbed scanners have come a long way. They are now fairly compact--much smaller than before--and most fit neatly on an average-size desk along with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Unless desk space is your most critical issue, go with a flatbed scanner.