Pros / This scanner comes with a two-year warranty.
Cons / Foil ink doesn't show up well in the scanned images.
Verdict / The CardScan is one of the best business card scanners, with quick and portable performance and top-notch customer support.
The CardScan by DYMO is a powerful business card reader that is also compact and light, so it's easy to take along to any business meeting, set up and quickly scan each business card that is handed to you. The accompanying software is easy to use, with options to help you organize and share the business card information. In addition to the best support options available in our review, these features make the CardScan one of the best business card scanners and the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner.
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This business card scanner is a sheet-fed machine that quickly resets, so you can send another business card through without too much of a wait. Once the card has scanned, the image pulls up relatively clear, with the contact information pulled and automatically filled into the appropriate text fields. We didn't have any problem scanning business cards printed on dark backgrounds, or thicker cards printed on wood, cork and plastic. However, foil inks didn't show up as well with the CardScan as they did with other card readers on our review.
Once images have been scanned and contact information saved, you can connect and share the data with other programs. These programs include email, CRM, Microsoft Office and cloud applications such as Google Docs. The only programs this scanner doesn't connect to are social media pages.
The DYMO CardScan is compatible with Mac and PC computers, laptops, and mobile devices. It is easy to use and has smart recognition technology that automatically determines when a business card is scanned upside down or sideways. Each image rotates to the proper orientation before saving. This scanner is fast – we were able to scan 11 standard business cards within a minute, which is a little faster than the standard speed for card scanners. The dimensions of 8.1 x 6.6 x 3.2 inches are in line with those of comparable models. This scanner can easily fit on a desk without taking up much space.
One standout feature of this business card reader is its ability to recognize seven different languages. If the card is in Spanish, Japanese or even Russian, the scanner will still recognize it and fill in the contact fields with the correct information.
Help & Support
The CardScan comes with some of the best customer support and service in the industry. It is the only business card reader we reviewed that comes with a two-year warranty, double the industry standard. Both email and phone support are available, with a very knowledgeable staff that quickly assesses your need and answers your questions. DYMO has a FAQs section on its website that lists common technical problems and their fixes. It also has an online version of the user manual that is helpful in setting up and using your CardScan card reader.
The CardScan business card reader by DYMO is one of the best available. While it doesn't easily recognize foil ink, this scanner still creates great images and auto-populates text fields after extracting the information from the business card. The two-year warranty and excellent customer service also help make this scanner a top contender in our review.