Scansnap S1500M

Fujitsu Scansnap S1500M

Scanner for Mac OS

The Scansnap S1500M can convert up to 20 pages per minute into a PDF file at the click of a button.

* You must have Mac OS 10.4 to run Adobe Acrobat 9 professional to create the PDF file format.

Snow Leopard (10.6) driver download link

Fujitsu Scansnap S1500M scanner

List Price
$ 495.00


Please see the new model:
Scansnap ix500

ScanSnap S1500For Mac

20 ppm/40 ipm

Includes a One Year
Basic Exchange Warranty

NOT TWAIN or ISIS Driver COMPATIBLE....that means you need to use the software that comes with it.
(and only that software)

Download the spec sheet in PDF here

ScanSnap 1500M Features:

  • One button scanning to searchable PDF
  • Scan directly to Mac OS applications
  • 20% faster scanning speed
  • Business card scanning
  • Color Duplex 20 pages per minute/40 images per minute
  • Enhance productivity with Fujitsu service and support

More features

Quickly and easily digitize various document types!

Quick Menu: Operators can create their own profiles or quickly access all the powerful features of Scansnap from the centralized Quick Menu. Just scan and choose a function to quickly transition from one scanning intention to the next
Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Professional:
Users can move beyond merely "seeing” and "printing” PDF documents to searching and editing them however they like and Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Professional supports password protection and digital ID creation, ideal for safeguarding personal and confidential information on PDF files
ABBYY FineReader for Scansnap 4.0 Mac Edition:
Mac users can now achieve even greater productivity by converting paperwork into editable text by scanning directly into Microsoft® Word and Excel at the touch of a button
Cardiris™ 3.6 for Scansnap:
Scansnap S1500M quickly scans loads of business cards, extracts the contact information, and places it into editable fields that can be exported to Address Book or Entourage
More Scansnap S1500M Features
Scan 20 double-sided pages per minute:
In one step, the Scansnap S1500M digitizes both sides of a document in a single pass, in color, and at an amazing speed of up to 20 pages per minute. 20 ppm/40 ipm (images per minute)
File size reduction with automatic color detection:
Scansnap automatically separates color documents from black and white ones and saves this information in highly compressed files, thus saving storage space.
Automatically eliminate blank pages:
Since Scansnap automatically recognizes and eliminates blank pages, each scanning job progresses smoothly, even when scanning combinations of one-sided and two-sided documents.
Instantly create searchable PDF files:
The included "Scansnap Organizer" automatically converts scanned data into searchable PDF files, while the Scansnap S1500M's image enhancement technology increases character recognition for more precise OCR accuracy.
Adobe Acrobat 9 for Mac included. (*Requires OS 10.4)
Scan Directly into PDF.
Automatic de-skew and paper size detection:
Scansnap automatically straightens and automatically detects the following paper sizes (A4, B5, A5, B6, A6, Business Card, Legal and Letter).
Simple installation and operation in a compact design!
The Scansnap easily installs via its USB 2.0 interface and its small footprint requires less space than a letter size piece of paper.
Advance Exchange maximizes uptime:
The Scansnap S1500M's covered by a one-year Limited Warranty. An upgrade to the Advance Exchange program (shown below) is also available to eligible purchasers.

Download the spec sheet in PDF here

Scansnap S1500M

General  Specifications
Scanner type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), Duplex color scanning
Scanning mode Color, Grayscale, Monochrome, Automatic Detection
Image Sensor Color CCD (charged-coupled device) x 2 (front/back)
Optical Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Scanning Speed
(A4 portrait)(1)
Normal mode Color 150dpi, B&W 300dpi :
Simplex/Duplex 20 pages per minute
Better mode Color 200dpi, B&W 400dpi :
Simplex/Duplex 20 pages per minute
Best mode Color 300dpi, B&W 600dpi :
Simplex/Duplex 20 pages per minute
Excellent mode Color 600dpi, B&W 1,200dpi :
Duplex 5 pages per minute
Scanning Range Normal Mode without carrier sheet A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business card, Letter, Legal, and Custom sizes  MAX: 8.5 × 14.17 in. (216 × 360 mm), Min: 2 x 2 in. (50.8 × 50.8 mm)) / Automatically recognizes document size.
Normal Mode with Carrier sheet
The carrier sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, double letter and photographs as well as the document sizes that are listed above.
Although Scansnap Carrier Sheets have a listed lifespan of 500 scans, variations may occur. Scansnap Carrier Sheets are used to scan documents containing paper that weighs less than 34 lb. (127g/m 2 ) as well as folded documents as large as 8.5×11.69 in. (216×297mm).
Long paper scanning Supports Long Paper Scanning up to 34" in all modes except excellent mode.
Paper Weight (thickness) 14 to 34 lbs. (52 g/m² to 127 g/m²)
Paper chute capacity 50 Sheets (20 lb. paper)
Interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible)
Driver(2) Scansnap Manager v3.0 (TWAIN / ISIS™ not supported) (2)
Software applications Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Professional, (for Mac)
ABBYY FineReader for Scansnap™ 4.0 Mac Edition, Cardiris 3.6 for ScanSnap (for Mac only)
Multi-feed Detection Ultrasonic Sensor or Length Detection (Selectable)
Power requirement AC 100 to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power consumption Scan mode: 35W or less, Sleep mode: less than 4.5W
Operating environment Temperature 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 11.5 in. × 6.3 in. × 6.2 in.
Device weight 6.62 lb. (3kg) without power adapter
Environmental compliance ENERGY STAR® compliant / RoHS
Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty.
Service Options In-warranty Upgrade – Advance Exchange. Post-Warranty – Advance Exchange Plus, Depot Plus, ScanAid Kit, Cleaning and Consumable Kit.
Part number PA03586-B105
Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
TWAIN or ISIS™ applications cannot be used directly.
Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.