Epson - WorkForce DS-40 Wireless Portable Color Sheetfed Scanner - Black

With built-in Wi-Fi, this Epson WorkForce DS-40 portable sheetfed scanner enables you to wirelessly scan receipts, business cards and other documents and send them to select Web-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops for ease of use.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Epson WorkForce DS-40 Wireless Portable Color Sheetfed Scanner
  • USB cable, 4 AA batteries, installation CD, carrying bag, calibration and cleaning sheets
  • Epson Scan, Epson Document Capture Pro, Epson Net Config, Epson Net Setup, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR and NewSoft Presto! BizCard OCR software
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (176 out of 204)

Energy Ratings


Features


Up to 600 dpi resolution

Ensures each word and image is captured in crisp, clear detail.

48-bit internal and 24-bit external color depth

Along with a 16-bit internal and 8-bit external grayscale depth recreates vibrant, true-to-life images.

8.5" x 36" maximum scan size in long paper mode (Windows only)

Allows versatile scanning options. Maximum scan size for Mac is 8.5" x 14".

Scans a letter-size page in as little as 8 seconds at 200 dpi resolution

Plus scans a letter-size page in as little as 29 seconds at 600 dpi resolution for fast completion of work.

Epson DocumentScan app (download required)

Lets you scan directly to enabled iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, so you can easily take important documents on the go.

Scan directly to select Cloud services

Including Google Drive, Evernote, SharePoint, OneNote, SugarSync, OneDrive and Dropbox via your PC or Mac, making it simple to access scanned files from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection.

Supports a variety of document sizes

Including A4, A5, A6, B5, A8, letter, legal and custom, so you can quickly scan receipts, statements, business cards, plastic ID cards and more.

Color Enhance technology

Allows you to select and enhance a color from the RGB color channels when scanning a document in black-and-white, enabling you to bring out a particular element that may not show up clearly otherwise.

Tools

Include text enhancement, skew correction, color drop-out, remove punch holes and scan documents into editable text and searchable PDFs for flexibility.

Battery-powered design (requires 4 AA batteries, included)

Allows on-the-go, wireless operation. The compact, lightweight design lets you slip the scanner into the included carrying bag for simple portability.

Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

Enables fast and simple connection to the Internet, so you can wirelessly scan documents. WEP (64/128-bit), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES) and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) security features ensure a safe and private connection.

USB 2.0 interface

Facilitates connection to your compatible PC or Mac and allows you to use your laptop as a power source. The TWAIN interface supports 3rd-party document management software for enhanced functionality.

Optional AC adapter (not included)

Makes it easy to power the scanner via most wall outlets.


Overall customer rating

4.2
87%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Document Scanner

    Posted
    SoonerTechie
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    I needed a way to scan documents. The Epson Workforce DS-40 is small, compact, and has numerous ways it can communicate with your computer or Tablet. I have hooked this up to my PC / Laptop via USB and the process is relatively easy. You install the included software and then press the blue button on the scanner whenever you want to start a new scan. For iPads, you download Epson DocumentScan from the Apple app store (it's free). You then change the Scanner to be a wifi device for your iPad to connect to directly. If you want more detailed settings, the Epson app on PC provides many different sliders and settings. But I tend to use default settings and scan to PDF with great success. It's important to keep the scanner clean (they include one soft cleaning kit and one dry cleaning kit). Dust and specs can create lines in your scanned image. But, again, cleaning is pretty simple to do. If I had a complaint, sometimes I have difficulties getting the document to feed into the scanner and or feed the image straight. That can lead to lopsided scans. It becomes a bigger pain when you have been scanning a series of documents into one file only to realize one of them isn't very straight afterwards. The software is supposed to straighten documents, but its functionality seems to be hit or miss. Still, the price and the portability make this a solid pick-up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall good scanner, but with some shortcomings

    Posted
    AverageConsumer
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    The scanner is good. The usb mode and wifi mode work as advertised. The mobile app is good. Overall a good scanning experience. However I returned it for the brother 920DW for the following experience. 1. The epson runs on AA batteries, while the brother comes with rechargeable lithium ion battery. 2. The desktop app for the epson doesn't crop automatically based on the document. 3. No duplex support for the epson. 4. No SD card support for the epson. However, the epson is better for the following: 1. It is cheaper when I got it on sale. But I picked the brother refurbished, so it came out to be the same. 2. Mobile scanning experience on the epson is way better. The app is more polished. 3. The wifi experience is also better on the epson. But I use the scanner mainly on my mac with a usb cable, so I went with the brother.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Airport Extreme

    Posted
    Doug
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have many Epson products that work great. However, if you have an Airport Extreme DO NOT BUY THIS SCANNER. I spent 2 hours of my own time attempting to install the scanner in WiFi mode on a Sunday. Tried all options. Could "see" the scanner fine, but no applications would communicate with it. Just spent an hour and a half on phone with Epson "support" and repeated the exact same steps. They provided ZERO additional help than what was already in the manual or online. I used to be a Microsoft Level 5 tech. I know what I am doing. Complete waste of my time and I will be returning it promptly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great scanner to help remove receipt clutter!

    Posted
    MelissaJdm
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    I purchased this scanner after needing to make an insurance claim where I needed to send in hundreds of receipts. Set up was easy and I love the wireless scanning option (WiFi and battery operated) so you could take it with you even in your car or on a trip- if need be. The one bummer was that you have to separately purchase an adapter if you’d like to plug it in and not use up the battery; however I’m not sure how many papers it’ll scan before it dies, but mine is still full. I think this printer is great for people who want to minimize paper clutter around their home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great scanner for the price

    Posted
    Techgal
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    I had wanted a ScanSnap but did not want to pay $300 or more. This scanner does a great job. You scan one page at a time and it asks if you want to add more pages, and at the end you just click save and it creates a PDF file for you. The scanner turns on quickly and comes in a nice carry case. It is so small and portable and connects via WiFi so you can take it anywhere. Great value for the money! I'm not going to replace my broken fax machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm a Novice

    Posted
    Susieq
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    I admit that I am a novice at scanning, but very experienced at using a computer. I made several attempts to connect the scanner to my network using the wireless connection, but after three days I justed decided to use the USB connection. No problems there. I do wish the directions were clearer and more detailed. I have only used the scanner twice, but plan to start using it more in the winter whem thete's snow on the ground..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what I need it to

    Posted
    frenchigirl
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    I do a lot of traveling for work and so I find this to be a lot better then any "scanner" type apps. It is easy to setup and it is very lightweight and portable. I use it with a Surface Tablet and it makes for the perfect mobile office. I have scanned multi page documents (which takes a while since you insert each page individually) but I would much rather do it this way then try to find an office store to do it at.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Light Weight Design

    Posted
    NatalieW
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    I recently purchased this item to go into my OTR trucks, and well it will get the job done. but for a few dollars more we couldve bought a fullsize MFC with better resolution... The resolution is not at all what I expected, matter of fact the resolution can not even be changed on this device, in result i am going to return it tomorrow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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