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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Some of My Favorite Organizing Products - The Epson 1500 Scanner

We are moving to Montana! We have felt for several months that it was time to move on from being houseparents for teenage girls. So we decided to move near our daughter and son-in-law who live in Bozeman, MT. 

The day after we made our decision, they told us they were expecting our first grandchild! Icing on the cake. Our other daughter who will be relocating to Kazakhstan in the spring, will finally have all her family in one place when she is back in the States.

I will be continuing my online and organizing businesses plus I'll do some coaching as well. My husband has a couple of job possibilities. And we have found a lovely home. So things are falling into place. As you can imagine we have been crazy busy getting ready!

In light of our move, we have been downsizing our files, something we have been wanting to do for a long time. The Epson Workforce GT-1500 Document Scanner has made it so simple!
You can load a stack of documents onto the tray and it does the rest! We have thrown away boxes and boxes of files. The only downside I see is that you cannot edit the documents once you scan them. Maybe it would be a possibility with sophisticated software, but I don't know. 

But for our purposes, it is perfect! At the risk of sounding like I am being paid by Epson to promote their scanner (I'm not), here are the features they list:
  • Achieve superior clarity and detail with remarkable 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution
  • Take on any project with easy, one-touch scanning to PDF, email and more
  • Enjoy greater productivity with scans up to 20 ppm
  • Quickly scan stacks of documents with the high-capacity Automatic Document Feeder — holds up to 40 pages at one time, for quick and efficient scanning
  • Organize scanned documents with the easy-to-use document management software included
  • Scan originals in a variety of sizes — from 5.9 x 5.9 to 8.5 x 14
  • Enjoy more efficient operation with exclusive ReadyScan LED technology — no warmup time and fast scanning speeds
  • Rest easy with earth-friendly LED technology — no mercury included and lower power consumption. 
We bought ours directly from Epson on sale for about $249. We're saving much more, though, since movers charge by the pound. And paper weighs a lot! We also have the satisfaction of lightening our possessions. Plus our files are on our computers when we need them. I'd say our Epson scanner is one of the best purchases we have made lately.
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