Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between pencil read and ink read and why does it matter?
A lot of scanners claim to read both pencil and ink marks, including us. But not all scanners support both pencil and ink forms. Due to the type of light source used to recognize marks, pencil forms can be very colorful, since the read-head will only recognize the pencil marks on those forms—the color of the form doesn’t matter. Pencil forms are often more visually engaging, but you lose the ability to support ink responses. On the other hand, ink forms use what’s known as a drop out color (usually some type of red or orange). That way, the scanner can ignore anything that’s red or orange, letting it read either pencil or ink marks from the form.
Why does this matter?
It matters because scanning accuracy depends on the read-head and processing software knowing what is part of the form and what is a mark. Scantron’s guaranteed scannable forms and industry-leading mark recognition software ensure that you get the same reliable results, regardless of which type of form you use.
|Physical Description||Length: 21.25”
Weight: 17 lbs
|Environment||Operating Temperature: 60° to 85°F (16°C to 29°C)
Humidity: 40% to 60%, non-condensating
|Power||100-240 volt operation: 100-240 volts AC (-10%, +6%): 50-60 Hz; US 3-prong plug; 15 amp dedicated circuit|
|Communications||USB 2.0 connection—Image or OMR processing|
|Operation||Dual Read Heads: 200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution, up to 256 levels of grayscale per pixel; pencil and ink read capabilities
Pencil or ink forms may be used
Scanning Rate: 2,800 sheets per hour in OMR mode, 2,300 sheets per hour in OMR with imaging mode
Forms: 2.5” x 5” to 9” x 14” (60-100 lb. Offset). Uses both Mark Reflex B and Trans-Optic® forms
Form Input Capacity: Auto-feed, 100 sheets
Output Stacker Capacity: 100 sheets main stacker, 100 sheets select stacker (if present)
Controls: Two Push button programmable switches
Message Display: 40 character, alphanumeric
Integrated ES/ScanMark™ Emulation Mode
|Options||A programmable interactive printer
Select stacker separates forms that fail edit checks
Bar code reader
SelfScore® option for classroom test scoring and surveys
- Pentium® processor: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) minimum
- System memory: 1 GB minimum
- Hard drive space: 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
- Monitor at 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
- CD-ROM drive (for installation)
- USB 2.0 connection— Image or OMR processing
- Windows 7, 8, or 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
NOTE: All Windows hot fixes for the service pack must be installed.