Overview

How it works

Intuitive scanning at your fingertips

The ScanSnap iX1500 is the flagship model of the ScanSnap Series, capable of digitizing large volumes of papers quickly. It simplifies the scanning process for a variety of documents, making it easy to digitalize your life. You can be more efficient and productive, focusing on the things that matter the most.
What it does is complex, how you use it is simple. Its wireless connectivity, an intuitive touch screen and advanced software, "ScanSnap Home", enable you to do anything from scanning papers, converting them into fully editable files, to utilizing data in your commonly used applications. With its various automation functions, it intelligently adapts to your preferences and continues to evolve around your needs, enabling you to work in a smarter way.

  • Touch screen for various tasks
  • Perfect fit for both personal and sharing use
  • Refined design
  • Speedy 30 ppm color scanning
  • 50 sheets Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Smooth scanning of any document with Manual Scan and the Receipt Guide
  • Dust Detection and Streak Reduction for clean images
  • Scan wirelessly to PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices
  • Best experiences with ScanSnap Home

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Features

An optimized user experience that keeps evolving

The ScanSnap iX1500 builds upon ScanSnap’s “One Button Simplicity”, taking efficiency to a new level.

Even more intuitive usage achieved by simple operation

You can complete processes from scanning to data utilization with just “one touch” of the 4.3 inch touch screen. Basic tasks such as setup and Wi-Fi configuration, checking scanning statuses and choosing save-to destinations are easy even for first-time users with the touch screen's easily understandable icon simplicity. Up to 30 pre-configured profiles can be made, optimizing scan workflow.



Profile icon examples

  • Share documents
  • Attach with email
  • Manage business trip expenses
  • Create photo album


Share your ScanSnap for everyone to use

A single unit can be shared with company colleagues and family members with software licenses* for multiple accounts. Since different icon colors can be selected for each user, users can easily tell their profile icons apart from those of other users.

* It comes with multiple software licenses: 4 for ScanSnap Home, 4 for ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ and 1 for Nuance (Win/Mac).

Usability more refined for every user

Designed for ultimate ease of use, the iX1500 transforms all the paper surrounding you with valuable information and adds more productivity to your lifestyle.

Refined and aesthetic form

The scanner's adaptable and aesthetic design enables it to blend into any space, so it can stay where it is used the most, your office, living room or study room.

Create files quickly

Simply open the document chute and ScanSnap is ready to go. Scan single and double sided documents with ease at a speedy 30 sheets per minute*1. When choosing "Fast" startup*2, you can start scanning even faster.

*1 Image quality: Best mode (color/grayscale at 300 dpi; B&W at 600 dpi).
*2 Power consumption increases with "Fast" startup.

Scan any document

Scan documents larger than the typical A4 size that need to be folded in half, envelopes and much more with Manual Scan Mode. Documents that are typically difficult to scan in Normal Scan Mode can now be captured without any issues.

Effortlessly scan small documents with the Receipt Guide. No need to be concerned about fixing receipts and business cards that tend to curl or skew. Designed to be a comfortable fit even when the cover is closed, it dramatically reduces the handling of documents before hitting the scan button.


Versatile paper handling

With professional grade feeding technology and ultrasonic sensors, the iX1500 handles multi-page documents with ease, and can additionally detect and alert you of multi-feeding errors.

Have images clean all the time

Receive notifications on the touch screen whenever Dust Detection spots dust that may result in streaked images. Maintenance notification beforehand enables you to reduce the hassle of time-consuming rescans.

Even if streaks happen to appear on scanned images, Streak Reduction function removes them to produce clean images.



Scan anywhere you want whenever you want

Connect the iX1500 to your computer or smart device (both iOS and Android)*1 in your office and at home, using existing Wi-Fi environments with Access Point Connect Mode*2. Connecting is also possible in environments without Wi-Fi using Direct Connect Mode, as the scanner itself functions as an access point. Supporting 5 GHz Wi-Fi*3, it ensures smooth data transmission.

  • *1 When using smart devices, ScanSnap Connect Application is required.
  • *2 Access Point Connect Mode requires a Wi-Fi access point or router.
  • *3 Availability of 5 GHz Wi-Fi may vary depending on region. 5 GHz Wi-Fi is not available with Direct Connect Mode.

Best experience with ScanSnap Home

ScanSnap Home combines all your favorite functions into one and is the ultimate platform to utilize scanned data in various ways. Easily manage, edit and utilize data from documents, business cards, receipts and photos with the software. You can scan large volumes of various types of documents from color photos to double-sided landscape documents with a host of intelligent automatic image processing functions.

Specifications

Product Name ScanSnap iX1500
General Technical Specifications
Scanner Type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)/Manual Feed, Duplex
Scanning Color Modes Color, Grayscale, Monochrome, Automatic (Color / Grayscale / Monochrome(1) detection)
Image Sensor Color CIS x 2 (Front x 1, Back x 1)
Light Source 3 color LED (Red / Green / Blue)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Scanning Speed (A4 portrait)(2) Auto Mode (Default)(3) Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm
Normal Mode Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 150 dpi, Monochrome: 300 dpi)
Better Mode Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 200 dpi, Monochrome: 400 dpi)
Best Mode Simplex / Duplex: 30 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 300 dpi, Monochrome: 600 dpi)
Excellent Mode(1) Simplex / Duplex: 8 ppm (Color/Grayscale: 600 dpi, Monochrome: 1,200 dpi)
Document Size Normal Scan Minimum 50.8 x 50.8 mm (2 x 2 in.)
Maximum 216 x 360 mm (8.5 x 14.17 in.)
Manual Scan A3, B4, 279 x 432 mm (11 x 17 in.)
Long Paper Scanning(4) 3,000 mm (863 mm in 32-bit)
Smart Device: 863 mm (Duplex), 1,726 mm (Simplex)
Paper Weight (Thickness) 40 to 209 g/m2 (11 to 56 lb)
A8 or less: 128 to 209 g/m2 (34 to 56 lb)
Cards: 0.76 mm or less (Compliant with the ISO7810 ID-1 type) (Includes embossed cards in landscape orientation)
ADF Capacity(5) 50 sheets (A4, 80 g/m2 or 20 lb)
Multifeed Detection Overlap detection (Ultrasonic sensor), Length detection
Interface USB USB3.1 Gen1 / USB3.0 / USB2.0 / USB1.1 (Connector Type: Type-B)(6)
Wi-Fi IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz(7)
Wi-Fi Interface Connection Mode Access Point Connect Mode (Infrastructure mode)(8)
Direct Connect Mode (Ad-hoc mode)(9)
Security WEP (64bit / 128bit), WPA (TKIP / AES), WPA2 (AES), WPA-PSK (TLIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
Easy Installation WPS2.0
LCD 4.3 in. color TFT touch screen
Power Requirement AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operating Mode 17W or less
Sleep Mode USB connected: 1.5 W or less
Wi-Fi connected: 1.6 W or less
Operation Environment Temperature 5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80% (Non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(10) 292 x 161 x 152 mm (11.5 x 6.3 x 6.0 in.)
Device Weight 3.4 kg (7.50 lb)
Driver ScanSnap Home (ScanSnap specific driver)
  • Windows®: Does not support TWAIN/ISIS®
  • Mac OS: Does not support TWAIN
Environmental Compliance ENERGY STAR®/RoHS
Inbox Contents ScanSnap, Welcome Guide, Safety Precautions, AC cable, AC adapter, USB cable, Receipt Guide
  1. Available only when connecting to a computer.
  2. Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
  3. Scans will be made in "Best mode" if shorter sides are less than 105 mm and in "Better mode" if not.
  4. Available in all modes except for "Excellent mode".
  5. Maximum capacity varies depending upon paper weight.
  6. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to a USB 3.0 port. In this case, please use a USB 2.0 port.
  7. Availability of 5 GHz Wi-Fi may vary depending on region.
  8. Access Point Connect Mode requires a Wi-Fi access point or router.
  9. 5 GHz Wi-Fi is not available with Direct Connect Mode.
  10. Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.

System Requirements for PC

Compatible
Operating
Systems
Windows
10 / 8.1
(32-bit / 64-bit)(1)
7
(32-bit / 64-bit)
Driver / Applications(2) ScanSnap Home(4) Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ Supported Supported
Nuance® Power PDF Standard(5) Supported Supported
Hardware Requirements(3) CPU(6) Intel® Corelon 1.8 GHz (2 core) or higher (Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 2.5 GHz or higher)
Memory Capacity(6) 2 GB or more (Recommended: 4 GB or more)
Display Resolution 1,024 × 768 pixels or more
Disk Capacity(7) 3.8 GB or more of the free hard disk space
  1. Operate Windows in desktop mode.
  2. Operating systems listed in this table are the only ones supported. Please refer to the ScanSnap Support site for the latest support information.
  3. The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements.
  4. Installation requires a computer and Internet. Activation is also necessary for software use. Please visit the ScanSnap Support site for download information.
  5. Please refer to the included license certificate to download the software.
  6. Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.
  7. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 will be installed (requires 4.5 GB of disk space) together with ScanSnap Home for systems that do not have .NET Framework 4.7 installed.

*The system requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.

System Requirements for Mac

Compatible Operating Systems macOS v.10.14 macOS v.10.13 macOS v.10.12(1)
Driver /
Applications(2)
ScanSnap Home 1.0(4) Supported Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ Supported Supported Supported
Nuance® PDF Converter for Mac(5) Supported Supported Supported
Hardware
Requirements(3)
CPU(6) Intel® Core i5 1.4 GHz or higher (Recommended:  Intel® Core™ i5 2.5 GHz or higher)
Memory Capacity(6) 2 GB or more (Recommended: 8 GB or more)
Display Resolution 1,024 x 768 pixels or more
Disk Capacity 2.0 GB or more of the free hard disk space
  1. macOS v10.12.4 or later is required.
  2. Operating systems listed in this table are the only ones supported. Please refer to the ScanSnap Support site for the latest information.
  3. The ScanSnap device may not work if the connected computer does not meet these requirements.
  4. Installation requires a computer and Internet. Activation is also necessary for software use. Please visit the ScanSnap Support site for download information.
  5. Please refer to the included license certificate to download the software.
  6. Scanning speeds may drop if the recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.

*The system requirements may change depending on the duration of support and the support policy of the companies that make the software listed in the table above.

System Requirements for iOS / Android™ / Kindle Fire (ScanSnap Connect Application)

Please refer to ScanSnap Connect Application specifications page.

Accessories

Part Number Description
Consumables
Roller Set(1) PA03656-0001 Lifetime: Every 200,000 sheets or one year
(For ScanSnap iX1500 or iX500)
Cleaner F1 PA03950-0352 100 ml bottle
For use on the Brake roller and Pick roller
Cleaning Paper CA99501-0012 10 sheets
Use this non-woven sheet with Cleaner F1
Options
Carrier Sheet(2) PA03360-0013 Contains 5 carrier supporting photographs and various document sizes
(For ScanSnap iX1500, iX500, iX100, S1100i)
Photo Carrier Sheet PA03770-0015 Contains 5 sheets supporting photographs (E-size, L-size, King-size), postcards and business cards
ScanSnap Bag(3) PA03951-0651 Stores the ScanSnap iX1500/iX500 and accessories
  1. These recommended lifetimes are for 80 g/㎡ (20 lb) A4 sized documents. Therefore, appropriate replacement lifetimes may vary for other document types.
  2. Although ScanSnap Carrier Sheets have a listed lifespan of 500 scans, the lifespan may vary with usage. ScanSnap Carrier sheets are intended to scan paper documents with weights of 127 g/m2 or less. They also support the scanning of folded documents that are as large as 216 x 297 mm.

*We recommend the use of our genuine products for the consumables. Failures, troubles, and damage of this product resulting from the use of consumables other than our genuine products are subject to repair fees even within the warranty period.

Warranty

Find out the details about your product's warranty and information on how to extend your warranty.

Warranty Information (Worldwide)

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