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Epson WorkForce DS-40 Color Portable Scanner

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The wireless portable scanner for smartphones, tablets, computers and more.

Stay organized and go paperless, wherever business takes you, with the WorkForce DS-40 wireless portable document scanner. At 1.1 lb, you can easily slip it into your briefcase and go. Quickly scan receipts, business cards and more (up to 8.5" x 36"1) to smartphones, tablets, laptops or cloud services2 including Google Drive™, Evernote® and SharePoint®3. With tools such as text enhancement, skew correction, Color Enhancement and Color Drop Out4, scanning documents into editable text and searchable PDFs5 has never been easier. It also includes a TWAIN interface to support third-party document management software. Battery-powered and lightweight, the DS-40 is perfect for busy mobile professionals.


    • Resolution: 600 dpi
  • Model: B11B225201
Our Price:


After 33% savings:
Epson WorkForce DS-40 Color Portable Scanner is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 93.
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  • Wirelessly scan critical documents — scan and send receipts, statements, business/plastic cards and more to your smartphone, tablet, Mac®, PC or popular cloud services2
  • Lightweight and travel-friendly — at 1.1 lb, get the portability you need to capture data while on the road; battery or USB power source
  • Scan directly to popular cloud services2 — scan to Google Drive, Evernote, SharePoint, OneNote®, SugarSync®, OneDrive®, Dropbox®, and more3
  • Create editable text and searchable PDFs5 — OCR and document management suite included for PDF and PDF/A files
  • Powerful software included — Epson Document Capture Pro, ABBYY® FineReader®, Presto! BizCard® and Epson Scan
  • Connect to document management software — TWAIN driver supported
  • Advanced color and image adjustments made easy — Variable Color Enhance, Color Dropout and other innovative features4
  • Versatile scanning for a variety of originals — scan from business card size up to 8.5" x 36"1

  • Eco Features

    • RoHS compliant
    • Recyclable product6
    • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM Transport Partner7

    Better Products for a Better Future™
    For more information on Epson's environmental programs, go to www.epson.com/environment

What's in the box:

  • WorkForce® DS-40 Scanner
  • USB cable
  • Install CD
  • Setup guide
  • Carrying bag
  • Calibration and cleaning sheets
  • 4-AA batteries

Specifications Scanner:

Scanner Type: Sheet Fed, Simplex, A4, color scannerOptical Sensor: 1200 dpi color CIS with 10,368 pixels (output up to 600 dpi)Output Resolution: 50 – 1200 dpiMaximum Scan Area: 8.5" x 14", 8.5" x 36"1 Long Paper ModeLight Source: RGB 3 color LEDScanning Speed:
  • 200 dpi (B/W / Color)2: Letter - 8.0 sec / 8.0 sec, A4 - 10 sec / 10 sec
  • 300 dpi (B/W / Color)2: Letter - 8.0 sec / 29 sec, A4 - 10 sec / 10 sec
  • 600 dpi (B/W / Color)2: Letter - 29 sec / 29 sec, A4 - 30 sec / 30 sec
Color Bit Depth - color , grayscale, monochrome Bit Depth:
  • Color Bit Depth: 48-bit internal / 24-bit external
  • Grayscale Bit Depth: 16-bit internal / 8-bit external

Specifications Portable Scanner:

Scan Method: Fixed carriage and moving documentMax. Effective Picture Element:
  • 300 dpi: 2577 pixels
  • 600 dpi: 5154 pixels
Paper Supply: Manual feed (face down)Max. Scan Output Pixels:
  • Up to 300 dpi: 2550 x 10,800 pixels (300 dpi, 8.5" x 36")
  • Over 300 dpi: 5100 x 8400 pixels (600 dpi, 8.5" x 14")
Scanning Resolution:
  • Main 600 dpi, sub 600 dpi (mechanical step: 600 dpi)
  • Main 300 dpi, sub 300 dpi (mechanical step: 300 dpi)
Output Image Data: 1, 8, 24 bit (Selectable)Document Size: Plastic/embossed card, A4, A5, A6, B5, A8, letter, legal and custom sizesMinimum Size: Portrait 2" x 2.9", Landscape: 3.4" x 2.1"Paper Set Position: Right side of document table (at main scan direction)Interface: USB 2.0 – Mini Type-B receptacle, Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/nSetup: WPS, Epson Easy SetupEdge Guide: 2" – 8.6"


Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft® Windows XP
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows 7®
  • Windows 8.x
  • Mac OS® X 10.5.8 - 10.9.x
  • iOS 5.x or later
  • Android 4 or later
Humidity: 10 – 80% (no condensation)Dimensions: 11.65" x 2.75" x 1.65"Weight: 1.1 lb without batteriesSecurity: WEP (64/128 bit), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES)Warranty: One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada

Scanner Details:

Included Software: Epson Scan, Epson Document Capture Pro, Epson Net Config, Epson Net Setup, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, NewSoft° Presto! BizCard OCR (Windows on CD, Mac via web download)Daily Duty Cycle: 250 pagesEnvironmental Conditions:
  • Operating: 10 ° to 95 °F (10 ° to 35 °C)
  • Storage: 77 ° to 140 °F (25 ° to 60 °C)


Power Requirements: USB interface (Mini-B connector), DC Inlet (5 V)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Portable Scanner This scanner was purchased for our bird show paperwork and it has performed flawlessly
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Epsons travel with me My portable Epson WF-100 and DS-40 Travel with me everywhere so I can work effectively anywhere in the world. Thank you
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two thumbs up! This was the easiest setup and installation of any device I have ever purchased. I look forward to equally rewarding results with utilization and any potential need for support. I am very happy with this purchase!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well ... I really like this however have had to install the driver a couple of times
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great device - when it works This product worked great for about 6-months... now it does not connect or work with my IPhone anymore... they replaced the first one and the second one still does not work at all....
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great portability Purchased to scan documents in the field. Handy little scanner and easy to use.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Happy Have had to reinstall the software and redo set up 3x, which is each time I have tried to use it. works for a while then go to use it again and more issues arise. NOT HAPPY
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad at all I have a home based business and this machine works fine for me. I do have trouble sometimes with jams when trying to scan long receipts; tried changing the paper size to see if it will then scan the entire receipt. It could also be a little faster, but overall it works fine.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to this scanner! Need to scan form and will see how it works?
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Minimal I bought this scanner 01/18 to replace a lovely portable cabled (corded) scanner. I don't mind a wifi scanner, but this one permits only ONE wifi network. So you can't go from your main place (let's say home) to cottage or hotel or airport and have it work -- this isn't like an iPhone that sets up and then detects networks. Moreover, the AP mode simply doesn't work. I thought I'd set it up to use at cottage, hotel, airport. Nope; a talented IT person and I tried for an hour. No luck. Lastly, the included cable is just for power, not for scanning. This is clear enough if you read details in manual, but it's a disappointment, and should be made crystal clear. In sum, what a lousy purchase. What limited capabilities (for location) compared to my prior cabled scanner.
Date published: 2018-01-09
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Epson WorkForce DS-40 Scanner Receives 5 of 5 Stars from Examiner.com

"All in all, this is portable perfection is useful on the road, in the house, or on a plane, etc." - Examiner.com, January 15, 2015
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1 Maximum scan size for Mac is 8.5" x 14"; maximum scan size for Windows is 8.5" x 36".
2 Wirelessly scan to smartphones or tablets (Android/iOS devices) via the Epson DocumentScan app; wirelessly scan to the cloud, PCs or Macs with Epson Document Capture software, installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac.
3 Applications must be installed on your Android or iOS device.
4 PC and Mac computers only using Epson Scan or Epson Document Capture software.
5 Windows only
6 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit www.epson.com/recycle
7 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.

Specifications Notes:
1 Maximum scan size for Mac is 8.5" x 14"; maximum scan size for Windows is 8.5" x 36".

2 From start of paper feed.

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