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Epson DS-970 Color Duplex Workgroup Document Scanner

Ultra fast, reliable, robust desktop scanner for high-volume workgroups.

Get world-class performance for your busy workgroup with the ultra fast, reliable and robust DS-970 document scanner. Designed for high-volume environments where speed and dependability are critical, the DS-970 offers lightning-fast speeds up to 85 ppm/170 ipm1, plus a 100-page ADF and peak daily duty cycle of up to 9,000 sheets2. And, it’s all backed by an industry-leading 3-year limited warranty, with an Advance Exchange program featuring free Next-Business-Day shipping3. The included TWAIN and ISIS® drivers ensure seamless integration with existing software, while a convenient, color LCD display and buttons make navigating scan jobs and selecting modes easy.

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      • Ultra fast scans up to 85 ppm/170 ipm1; single-pass duplex
      • 100-page ADF; peak daily duty cycle up to 14,000 sheets2
      • 3-year limited warranty
      • Seamless integration — TWAIN/ISIS drivers included
      • Easy scanning with color LCD display and buttons
  • Model: B11B251201
  • Advanced paper feed technology — includes a Slow Speed Mode for delicate sheets; Double-feed Detection and Paper Protection prevent misfeeds
  • Powerful software with OCR — use the included Epson Document Capture software to create searchable PDFs, or scan to online storage accounts like Evernote®, SharePoint® and Google Drive™4
  • Compact, space-saving footprint — powerful and compact desktop scanner easily fits within virtually any workspace
  • Expanded versatility — choose from the optional Network Interface Unit to share the scanner across a network or optional Flatbed Dock to connect to a compatible Epson photo scanner for scanning photos, passports, or bound materials5 (both sold separately)

Eco Features

  • RoHS compliant
  • Recyclable product6
  • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM Transport Partner7

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What's in the box:

  • WorkForce DS-970 Color Document Scanner
  • Start Here poster
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable
  • AC adapter with power cable

Specifications Scanner:

Scanner Type: Sheet-fed, one-pass duplex color scannerSensor: Color CISOptical Resolution: 600 dpiMaximum Resolution: 1200 dpiColor and Grayscale Scan Mode (Bit Depth): 30-bit internal/24-bit externalMonochrome Bit Depth: Input 10-bit/ Output 8-bitOutput Resolution: 50 to 1200 dpiEffective Pixels: 5100 x 9300 pixelsCard Thickness: Maximum: less than 1.24 mm with embossLight Source: Three-color RGB LEDScanning Speed: 85 ppm/170 ipm: 200 and 300 dpi Black-and-White, Color, Gray; 16 ppm/32 ipm: 400 and 600 dpi Black-and-White, Gray, Color1

Automatic Document Feeder:

Capacity: 100 sheetsDocument Sizes: Minimum: 2" x 2"; Maximum: 8.5" x 240" at 200 dpi; Maximum: 8.5" x 215" at 300 dpiPaper Weight: 27 − 413 g/m2Card Thickness: Maximum: less than 1.24 mm with embossReliability: Peak daily duty cycle2: 14,000 sheets; Consumables (roller assembly kit): 200,000 pages


Temperature: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)Dimensions: 11.6" x 8.3" x 8.5" (W x D x H)Weight: 7.9 lbSecurity: Kensington® type

Scan Features:

  • Rigid plastic ID card scanning (including embossed cards)
  • Business card scanning
  • Oversized folded document scanning with optional carrier sheet
  • Ultrasonic Double-feed Detection
  • unit security lock (Kensington type)
Buttons: Front panel LCD with push buttons for operation


Minimum System Requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7
Mac OS X® 10.6.x – macOS® 10.14.x

Software requires Internet connection for download and installationStandard Connectivity: SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Scanner Details:

Included Software:
  • Epson Scan 2
  • Document Capture Pro
  • EMC Captiva ISIS
  • TWAIN and ISIS drivers


Power Consumption:
  • Operation: 20 W
  • Ready mode: 8.5 W
  • Sleep mode: 1.4 W
  • Off: 0.1 W
Power Requirements: AC Adapter Input Voltage: 100 – 240 VAC
Output from AC Adapter: 24 V DC-Rated
Current: 2 A
Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz


1 Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-White, Grayscale or Color Mode.

2 Peak daily duty cycle is the highest recommended number of scanned sheets per day. For best results, do not exceed the peak daily duty cycle. Calculations based on a scanning speed of 85 ppm and an assumed daily use time.

3 For more information, go to Subject to limited warranty terms and conditions. Expedited shipping not available in all areas. Road Service orders must be in by 3 p.m. Eastern Time for Next-Business-Day delivery.

4 With Epson Document Capture software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac. Internet connection is required.

5 Compatible with Epson Perfection® V19 or Epson Perfection V39 flatbed photo scanners, sold separately.

6 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit

7 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.