EPSON WORKFORCE DS-970 Departmental Business Scanner

Key Features

  • High-speed scanning: 100-page ADF and 85ppm (170ipm) scanning speed
  • Low intervention: Active Separation Roller system to prevent double feeding
  • Built-in protection: Ultrasonic and paper protection sensors to detect processing errors
  • Optional flatbed scanner: Choose from the conversion kit, or link to DS-5500 (A4) or DS-50000 (A3)
  • Optional Network Interface: Enable device sharing in a department. Create pre-defined job profiles

Production-level scanning with easy-to-use advanced processing capabilities for effortless and efficient document management.

Create a better business environment with the support of a global leader in document scanning. When the goal is getting documents to the right place as fast as possible, trust in the WorkForce DS-970 – Epson’s fastest scanner. High performance matched with an endurance with easy-to-use features that put you in control of your documents.

With a 100-page ADF, 85ppm/170ipm scanning speed and continuous scanning with automatic feed mode – get through large jobs quickly and efficiently. Scroll through pre-defined jobs easily using the intuituve panel and get your documents to the right place in just a few presses of a button. TWAIN, WIA and ISIS drivers are available for integration with document management systems.


Users can scan a wide variety of documents thanks to media handling from 27gsm to 413gsm, and a long paper scanning mode up to 6096mm. Making it easier to capture fragile or damaged documentsm Slow Mode decreases speed and document friction to process these pages as part of a wider document. For documents that cannot be scanned via the ADF – three different flatbed solutions up to A3 in size are available.


Onboard sensors detect unusual paper behaviour to prevent paper jams and tearing.


Avoid unnecessary pauses and jams in the scanner – take control of the scanning process and easily process known double paged documents. e.g documents with labels or post it notes

A proactive feature that alerts users to the presence of dirt on the glass.
The graphical display helps users with a step-by-step cleaning process.
Download feature-rich software packages that allow administrators to manage jobs, users and devices for an efficient workflow. With preset jobs either on the device or workstation, it gives users an easy scanning experience that maximizes productivity.



Maximum Resolution 600 dpi (Optical)
1200 dpi (Interpolated)
Scan Modes Color, Grayscale, Monochrome
Color Depth 30-Bit (Internal)
24-Bit (External)
Grayscale Depth 30-Bit (Internal)
24-Bit (External)
Image Sensor 2 x Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Duplex Scanning Yes
Single Pass Duplex Yes
Scan Speed Simplex Speed
85 ppm in Color/Grayscale
Duplex Speed
170 ipm in Color/Grayscale

Media Handling

Maximum Scan Size W: 8.5 x L: 240″ / W: 21.6 x L: 609.6 cm
Maximum Media Thickness 0.3 mil / 1.2 mm
Media Handling Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Media Types Business Card, ID Card, Plastic ID Card
Sheet Capacity 100 Sheets
Multi-Feed Detection Yes
Media Weight 17 to 250 lb / 27 to 413 gsm
Daily Duty Cycle 200,000 Scans
Daily Life Expectancy 9000 Sheets


Interface USB 3.0
Wireless None
Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X


Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Operating Humidity 15 to 80%
Storage Temperature -13 to 140°F / -25 to 60°C
Storage Humidity 15 to 85%


Control Panel Color LCD
Power Source AC Adapter
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power 24 VDC at 2 A
Power Consumption 20 W (Maximum)
Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions (W x D x H) 11.7 x 6.7 x 6.6″ / 29.6 x 16.9 x 16.7 cm
Weight 7.9 lb / 3.58 kg
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