My current low-end scanner is just a pain. If you're willing to:
- scan in your page
- adjust the size to be scanned manually, every time
- adjust all the various contrast / brighrtness... sliders., everytime
- adjust the bit-depth, every time...
and so on...
you get a so-so scan.
If you're not willing to do all that, you get crap.
Who can recommend a decent scanner that can deal with real world documents (that might not be perfect), and just produce a decent image quality without a lot of hassle? (I'd rather spend $200 than $500)
Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
If the problem is mainly with the software, then you could try different software - you don't *have* to use the software that the manufacturer supplies with it. I've used VueScan a few years ago, which worked well.