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Sparkling, Sharp Scans: Certified Scanner Cleaning Kits from Fujitsu

Fujitsu extends portfolio offering for its scanner family range

April 04, 2008

Fujitsu Europe Limited, one of the leading suppliers of document scanners, is introducing new cleaning packages for all document scanners in its ‘fi’ and ‘ScanSnap’ ranges. These perfectly tuned kits provide everything required for thorough cleaning of the scanner casing and all paper-feeding scanner parts. These new cleaning solutions are manufacturer-certified and can help ensure high-quality scan results and reliable paper feeds whilst keeping cleaning time to a minimum.

Although it may seem like a chore, proper cleaning is essential for the upkeep and the longevity of any scanner. If not performed on a regular basis, the build up of dirt can start to adversely affect scan quality. Chemical residues on scanned documents can damage the paper-feeding, resulting in increased paper jams, whilst dust and toner residue that gathers over time from scanned documents can cause stripes along the edges, unclear lines and smearing of individual characters. This makes it difficult to make out text and images reliably and the recognition accuracy of any attached Optical or Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR) software can suffer greatly. In order to avoid this situation, regular and thorough cleaning of the scanner is both necessary and recommended.

Cleaning Kit Selections
Fujitsu’s cleaning package comes in two versions. The “Desktop Scanner Cleaning Kit” which includes a specially formulated “F1” cleaning fluid in a neat and user-friendly pump-action spray bottle, cleaning cloths and coated cleaning sheets. These should be used for regular cleaning to quickly remove loose dust and dirt particles in the area of the paper path and rubber rollers. The “Production Scanner Cleaning Kit” also includes the “F2” cleaner specifically designed for cleaning metal rollers used in Fujitsu high-volume document scanners.

Both kits come with a detailed user manual for the individual cleaning components which can also be downloaded as a pdf file from the Fujitsu website.

The manufacturer-certified cleaning liquids “F1” and “F2” ensure simple, thorough and above all safe cleaning. Thoroughly tested by Fujitsu, these liquids will not cause any chemical damage to the surface structure, rollers or casing of the scanners. The liquids remove all sorts of dirt, fine dust, document particles, toner residue as well as carbon and residue from chemically treated paper. It is easy to use: put a little “F1” liquid (for metal rollers use “F2” liquid) on the cleaning paper, then clean all accessible, marked, scanner parts inside the opened scanner casing. The cleaning mode for each scanner means that the scanner can be easily cleaned by hand – from the casing to the glass cover of the camera modules.

Optimum Performance
In addition to fluff-free cleaning cloths, the package also includes specially coated cleaning sheets, designed to be used to clean parts of the scanner that come into contact with the documents being scanned. These sheets work by being drawn into the scanner as usual and, thanks to the adhesive layer, remove gathered particles of dust from feed, separation and brake rollers and from the glass surfaces of the camera modules. The improved scan results can be seen in a few seconds. As well as providing an optimum visual result, regular use will also have a positive effect on the document feeding performance of the scanning equipment.

“With the Cleaning Kit, we are giving our customers the possibility of continuously maintaining their equipment at a high performance level,” says Klaus Schulz, Manager Product & Channel Marketing EMEA, Imaging Systems Division, Fujitsu Europe Limited (Group). “We offer our customers a cleaning system that is perfectly tailored to our scanner models and which will help ensure optimal performance in terms of both feeding and image quality for the end user and to obtain the most productivity from their investment.”

Two Cleaning Kit Versions
- Desktop Scanner Cleaning Kits for ScanSnap, fi-60F, fi-5110C, fi-5015C, fi-5120C, fi- 5220C, fi-5530C, fi-6140 and fi-6240 models (and their immediate predecessors in the same series)
- Production Scanner Cleaning Kits for fi-4340C, fi-5650C, fi-5750C, fi-4860C2, fi-5900C models (and their immediate predecessors in the same series)

Price and Availability
Fujitsu’s cleaning system is available immediately at the recommended sales price of €105 plus VAT for the “Desktop Scanner Cleaning Kit” and €125 plus VAT for the “Production Scanner Cleaning Kit” in professional specialist shops.

For more information about Fujitsu Europe Limited or our products, please visit the Internet under http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain. http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

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Date: 04 April, 2008

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