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Brother PDS-6000F

Brother PDS-6000F
Brand: Brother
Category: Document Scanners
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Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Features 5 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Usability 6 / 10

Multi-capture desktop scanning.


With the Brother PDS-Flatbed range, users can scan fragile paper, A3, passports, brochures, magazines, binder documents and photos from the convenience of a work station environment.


All users. All departments.   


The option of scanning from both an ADF and flatbed allow businesses to incorporate several departmental requirements at once, giving increased flexibility and productivity across the office.

Scanning documents at up to 120ipm* (images per minute) and equipped with a range of advanced Image Processing capabilities, our new flatbed scanners make repetitive workflow processes quicker and more efficient across a multitude of departmental requirements.



Advanced Image Processing.  


Advanced image processing features clean scanned documents, ensuring information is captured accurately. This results in less ink wastage when documents are printed, reduces file size for sharing and generates a clearly legible article when reading.


Auto Image Rotation, Auto-Crop, Auto-Deskew

Align scanned images for a professional finish.


Blank Page Removal

Scanned blank pages can be automatically detected and removed, reducing file size and document preparation time.


Background Processing

Smooth and remove unwanted colours, creases or shadows from the scan.


Dynamic Threshold / Binarization

When images and text are difficult to read due to colour density, the Dynamic Threshold tool lightens or darkens images as required; for sharp, clear and easy to read documents. The levels of light and dark tones can be adjusted as necessary to improve readability.  


Colour Dropout

Remove red, green or blue singular or background colours for sharper, easy to read text and to prevent bleed through.


Auto Colour Detection 

With Auto Colour Detection, the scanner eliminates the need to pre-sort batched documents or use separator sheets. Storage space is significantly lessened and the time needed to pre-sort documents is reduced.


Multi stream

Colour images can be saved into mono and greyscale versions, as well as colour, for multi copy use.   



When original documents have marks and ink blots, the intelligent image enhancement tool helps create a sharp and crisp image.


Edge Fill / Clean Up

Removing unwanted edging produces clean page borders without scanning shadows.


Punch Hole Removal

Produce clean page borders by removing punch hole marks from the scanned image. Our intuitive fill function can also colour match the document background.


Split Image

Scan and split single page documents into separate images for sharing or viewing as individual files.

This is especially useful for sending different areas of content within one document to different departments.


2 in 1 Scan

Scan 2-sided documents and save as a single-page image for easier and quicker viewing.


Continuous Scan

Allows bulk document scanning to be processed and stored as a single job lot, even when stopping to refill the ADF.


Digital Imprinter

Electronically imprint page counts, dates, times and custom references, onto scanned images.

ickly scan a high volume of documents to a variety of local or shared destinations.

The PDS-6000 gives you the option to scan to a number of different destinations to help you manage your documents and optimize your workflow. You can scan to a network folder, or FTP site5 to easily save, distribute, and share information within your organization or with external partners. The PDS-6000 even allows you to scan directly to Microsoft® SharePoint®5.

Brother Scanners work with industry-standard drivers, and nearly all operating systems, making them easy to integrate into your existing infrastructure.

The PDS-6000 features industry-standard drivers, including TWAIN, WIA, ICA, ISIS6, and SANE7 to help ensure easy integration with third-party scanning software packages for scanning documents into a wide variety of popular business applications. Plus, it’s compatible with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® operating systems, so it’s ready to work with virtually every computer in your office!

Brother is at your side with outstanding customer support.

Brother offers a one-year limited warranty on the PDS-6000, and we proudly stand behind your purchase with FREE phone support for the life of your product. Whether you have a product question or a technical issue, Brother is always at your side.

The new PDS-Flatbed range from Brother delivers standard upright and flatbed scanning in one. Designed for fast, high volume processing with the addition of a versatile fixed flatbed for outsized documents and booklet scanning.A range of advanced image processing capabilities make repetitive workflow processes quicker and more efficient across a multitude of departments.

Key Features

  • In-built flatbed scanner
  • 100 sheet ADF
  • up to 80ppm (160ipm) 2-sided A4 scan
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • email, Image, OCR, File, SharePoint®, Searchable PDF, Network, FTP, Printer (software supplied)
  • TWAIN, WIA, ICA, SANE drivers


General Specification

Technology Dual CCD
Document feeding mode -
Optical Resolution (dpi) 600
Grayscale mode 8-bit
Color mode 24 bit
Dimensions (WxDxH) WxDxH: 730 mm x 439 mm x 386 mm
Weight 9.2 kg
Interface USB 3.0
OS Support Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP


Ultrasonic paper jam detection Yes
Long Paper Mode Yes
Card Scan Yes

Scan Size

ADF Minimum Minimum 51 x 54 mm
ADF Maximum Maximum 216 x 356 mm
ADF Capacity 100

Scanning Speed

ADF Speed (ppm) ADF Speed pages per minute 80 PPM


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