Scanners Sheetfed Scanners Epson WorkForce DS-970

Epson WorkForce DS-970 A4 Duplex Sheet-fed Document Scanner


Designed to support high-volume scanning environments, the WorkForce DS-970 combines performance, speed and durability in a sleek, compact design. Featuring a daily duty cycle rating of up to 14,000 sheets and speeds of up to 170ipm, DS-970 delivers efficient document scanning for higher productivity. With a flatbed dock, it provides the versatility and reliability to meet every business scanning need.

      • Scan at speeds up to 85ppm/170ipm (one-pass duplex)
      • Scan up to A3
      • Scan from 27gsm to 413gsm
      • 1.44" colour LCD
      • Paper Protection Function


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Durable, High-speed Scanning
Designed for fast, high-volume scanning, enjoy scanning speeds of up to 85ppm/170ipm on the DS-970. With a 100-sheet Automatic Document Feeder and high daily duty cycle of 14,000 sheets, DS-970 provides the robust reliability that businesses need.

1.44” Colour LCD
With a screen size of 1.44”, users get a clear display of job contents at a glance and can even view and assign up to 30 jobs at a time on the panel. Operate the scanner easily using push scan functions and change scan settings directly from the panel without having to use a PC.

Automatic Size Recognition
Place documents of different sizes ranging from A6 to A4 in the middle of the feeding tray and the DS-970 will automatically detect and scan everything in the correct size, all in a single batch.

Flatbed Option
With the optional Flatbed Dock, the Epson Perfection V39II can be used together with the scanners to provide a flatbed option for users who need to scan objects such as books, or small and fragile documents that can be easily damaged such as receipts.

Scan Fragile and A3 Documents Easily
Scan small and fragile documents, as well as A3-sized documents, using a carrier sheet that can be automatically detected by the scanners. Alternatively, you may scan fragile documents without using a carrier sheet by turning on the Slow Scan Mode.

User-friendly Features
Automatic Feeding Mode
The Automatic Feeding Mode enables large volumes of documents to be scanned continuously. In addition, this mode allows you to scan documents one at a time without needing to arrange them by size and they will be saved into a single PDF.

Double Feed Detection Skip Function
Activate the Double Feed Detection Skip function to scan documents with stickers and labels.

Paper Protection Function
With automatic stop upon detection of abnormal paper feeding or stapled/folded paper, you decrease and prevent damage to your important documents.

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Text Enhancement
Improves text recognition when scanning text documents, whether in colour, greyscale or black-and-white. Removes background for better clarity, which is especially useful for double-sided printed documents.

Document Skew Correction
Automatically adjusts and straightens scanned images.

Colour Enhancement & Colour Dropout
Remove or enhance the visibility of ink signatures such as “Confidential” and “Urgent” stamps. Users can pick one of the preset colours (red, green, blue, pink, purple, yellow, orange, or all colours except black), or use the customised settings to dropout or enhance up to 5 colours of your choice with a single scan. Up to 10 preset colours can be saved for reuse.

PDF Features for Added Convenience
The built-in OCR enables searchable PDF files. Secure your PDF files by setting a password to prevent unauthorised viewing, editing or printing.

Document Management
Document Capture Software*
Easily scan, view, edit, save and transfer scanned documents. The software optically recognises barcodes, characters and blank pages in scanned documents to separate them into different folders. It allows you to create up to 30 customised job settings, making multiple scan jobs a breeze.

*Limited functionality for Mac version of Document Capture software.

Compatible with Epson Device Admin
With Epson Device Admin, you can now manage, monitor and configure your Epson device fleet easily. It is compatible with a large range of networked printers and scanners, and all information can be viewed via one smart, intuitive interface.

Epson Device Admin Functions
- Manage Epson devices in groups
- Receive automatic alerts for quick response when the device faces an error or when it runs out of consumables
- Generate reports automatically for cost-savings activities
- Configure multiple devices efficiently with templates to simplify large deployments

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What's in the box:

Scanner Main Unit
USB 3.0 Cable
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Software CD
Setup Guide


Scanner Type: A4 sheet-fed, one-pass duplex colour scannerSensor Type: Contact Image Sensor (CIS)Scanning Method: Fixed carriage & moving documentLight Source: RGB LEDOptical Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi *1Output Resolution: 50 - 1,200 dpi (in 1 dpi increments)Bit Depth: Each colour (RGB): 10 bit input / 8 bit outputMin Document Size: 50.8 x 50.8 mmMax Document Size: 215.9 x 6,096 mmSupported Paper Weight: 27 - 413 g/m2 (A8 or less 127 - 413 g/m2)ADF Capacity: 100 sheets (80g/m2)Daily Scan Volume: Up to 14,000 sheets / dayMulti-feed Detection: Ultrasonic Sensor and Length DetectionInterface: USB 3.0

Scan Speed:

Resolution (Colour/Greyscale/Mono): 300dpi: 85ppm / 170ipm (Simplex / Duplex) *2
200dpi: 85ppm / 170ipm (Simplex / Duplex) *2
600dpi: 23ppm / 46ipm (Simplex / duplex)

Supported OS and Applications:

Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Server 2003 / Server 2008 / Server 2012 / Server 2016
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or laterScanner Driver Compatibility: TWAIN, SANE, WIA, ICA, ISISBundled Applications: Epson Scan 2
ISIS Driver (Web Download)
Epson Scan OCR Component
Epson Scan PDF Extensions
Document Capture Pro (Windows)
Document Capture (Mac)File Format: Epson Scan 2: JPEG, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PDF, Searchable PDF, BMP, PNG
Document Capture Pro (Win): JPEG, BMP, PDF, Searchable PDF, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PNG, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX

Dimensions and Weight:

Dimensions (W x D x H): 296 x 169 x 167 mmWeight: 3.6kg


Options: Cleaning Kit - B12B819291
Roller Assembly Kit - 200,000 scans - B12B819711
Flatbed Dock - B12B819011
Carrier Sheet - 3,000 scans - B12B819051

Environmental Conditions:

Temperature: Operating: 5 - 35°C
Storage: -25 - 60°CHumidity: Operating: 15 - 80% (No condensation)
Storage: 15 - 85% (No condensation)


Rated Voltage: AC 220-240 VRated Frequency: 50 – 60HzPower Consumption: Operating: 20W
Sleep: 1.4W
Off: 0.1W
Ready: 8.5W


*1 Scanning resolution as defined by ISO14473.

*2 Based on A4 documents.