Test Your Scanner
Testing your scanner’s performance with Quick Checker is an excellent way to evaluate the product and eliminate compatibility concerns:
- Step 1. Download the free 30 day trial Quick Checker OMR software
- Step 2. Publish a sample template
- Step 3. Print, fill, & scan to finish
The Quick Checker Help Manual contains everything you need to know about how to use the software.
When recommending a scanner, it is important to consider the work the scanner will be performing. Here are a few low, mid range and high volume scanners to look at:
Low volume – We use the Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 Document Imaging Scanner. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux. It has TWAIN drivers for both Mac and Windows and performs well when scanning around 200-300 pages per day. The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S80 Document Imaging Scanner is a slightly faster model. Bear in mind that these scanners do not have ultrasonic page detection and can cause double feeding if you stack your paper tray with too much paper.
Low to mid volume – We recommend trying the Fujitsu Workgroup Series of scanners (fi-6130Z Sheet-Fed Scanner model and higher – Windows only scanners). These scanners have ultrasonic page detection and work well for the 500-1000 page per day range.
Mid volume – Fujitsu Departmental Scanners, Canon DR-X10C and mid-volume production scanners, Xerox DocuMate production scanners. These are good for 1000+ pages.
High Volume – Xerox digital press systems, etc. These machines are sometimes used in large scanning outsourcing companies. For scan volumes of this size, it is often cheaper to outsource the scanning to a company that owns one of these machines.
MAC TIP: If you are using a Mac, make sure the scanner has Mac support first and if it doesn’t, make sure the scanner can scan files to a network folder so Quick Checker can use its folder monitor to automatically process scans.