Epson has announced the Epson WorkForce DS-30 portable color document scanner designed for business. Weighing less than 12 ounces, it’s a portable business document scanner with both one-touch scan-to-cloud capabilities and TWAIN interface.

The WorkForce DS-30 includes Epson’s new Document Capture Pro software and a customizable one-touch button allowing users to scan directly to email, FTP, or a specific directory folder, as well as directly to cloud services such as SharePoint, Google Docs and Evernote. Users can also scan a variety of originals — from documents up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches to business cards and rigid ID cards — and take advantage of advanced correction tools, such as removing punch holes, auto-sizing and enhancing text quality or correcting image skew.

The WorkForce DS-30 comes with a TWAIN driver, the industry standard for scanning software, which allows customizable software for integration into third-party Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software. It weighs 11.5 ounces and is small enough to slip into a computer bag.

The Epson WorkForce DS-30 portable color document scanner will be available in March 2012 through retail stores and online, as well as through Epson’s own retail site ( The price will be US$179.