Scanning Multiple Small Size Documents Such as Business Cards and Postcards

When scanning small size documents such as business cards and postcards with the ScanSnap, you can insert two documents at a time or you can insert the next document while the current document is being scanned.

Documents can be inserted in the following two methods:

  • Inserting two documents at a time in the ScanSnap

    How to Insert Documents (Dual Scan)
  • Inserting the next document while the current document is being scanned

    How to Insert Documents (Dual Scan)

For details about documents that can be scanned, refer to Documents That Can Be Scanned.


To save the front and back sides of a double sided business card in a set, scan each card one by one.

For details about how to perform scanning, refer to Scanning Documents, Business Cards, or Receipts.

  1. Check that the [Scan/Stop] button on the ScanSnap is lit in purple.
  2. Insert the document straight into the feeding section of the ScanSnap, with the scanning side facing up.

    Insert each document in the center of the left or right half of the feeding section.

    Inserting Documents (Dual Scan)

    When inserting the documents, insert them at least 10 mm (0.39 in.) apart from each other. If the space between the documents is less than 10 mm (0.39 in.), the scanned images may not be cropped correctly.

    The document is pulled in until it is set inside the ScanSnap.


    If you scan the following documents with the output guide open, a paper jam may occur and damage the documents. Scan the following documents with the output guide closed.

    • Thick paper (80 g/m2 [20 lb] or heavier)

    • Postcards

    • Business cards

    Closing the Output Guide

  3. Press the [Scan/Stop] button on the ScanSnap to start scanning.

    To continue scanning, insert the next document to be scanned.

    When the document is inserted, scanning starts automatically.

  4. Press the [Scan/Stop] button on the ScanSnap to finish scanning.

    The [Scan/Stop] button flashes in blue while the scanned image is being sent to the ScanSnap Cloud service.

    When the scanned image has been sent, the [Scan/Stop] button lights up in purple again.

    A new scan history is added to the scan history list of the ScanSnap Cloud application by updating the list. For details about the scan history list, refer to Main Screen.


    When a scanned image is sent to the ScanSnap Cloud service or saved in a cloud storage service, a push notification is sent to your mobile device.

  5. On a cloud storage service that supports the scanned document type, check the scanned image to make sure the document was scanned properly.

    Scanned images can be checked on the Detail View Screen of the ScanSnap Cloud application.


    If the scanned image is not saved in a specified cloud storage service, the document type for the scanned document may have been detected incorrectly. In such a case, the scanned image can be transferred to another cloud storage service. For details, refer to Transferring a Scanned Image to Another Cloud Storage Service.

    If it is difficult to do so, disable the detection of the document type and specify one cloud storage service. Scanned images will always be saved in the specified cloud storage service, regardless of the document type. For details, refer to [Select cloud storage services] Screen.