Combine Your Printer & Scanner into a PhotoCopier

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016

All-in-one machines have become a norm these days. A single machine for your small office can take care of your printing, scanning and photocopying needs. But not everyone will have access to such All-in-one’s. If you are one of those who has a printer and scanner, you can easily combine them to act like a photocopier, thanks to a simple software called iCarbon.


I know some of you are already pointing me towards the accompanied software provided by some of these new gen scanners. But more often than not, the software suite they provide are heavy. Why to bother when iCarbon can do exactly that for less than 2 MB of your hard disk space?

“iCarbon allows you to combine your printer and scanner into a photo copier using a small and fast program. All TWAIN-compatible scanners on your computer can be acquired with one click, as can all your printers. Scan/Print is just one simple operation.”

Once you download iCarbon (from here), you can use it on any Windows computer. No installation is required and you can run it even from a USB drive. Just choose your scanner from iCarbon, place the document you want to copy, enter the number of copies that you want and hit the big blue copy button.

The best part of iCarbon is it’s no-nonsense user interface and its ability to set up the contrast for each copy and store different copier settings. This control you get over the image quality will help you conserve printer ink. Do give it a try and let us know what you think of this small freeware.

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  1. It is definitely not a feasible solution. As the cost of printing each copy will be too high as compared to photocopying. So in the long run buying a all-in-one will be much cheaper.

    But this freeware is an amazing piece.

  2. I already installed similar software (Photocopier by Nico Cuppen) about 3 years ago in 2 rooms at work where there are scanners and LASER printers, to provide a photocopy facility so people do not have to go to the photocopier. Very useful. Will try this too. Those who think it would be expensive to use are presumably using inkjet printers. If using a laser printer the cost of consumables would be about the same as a photocopier.