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FormReturn OMR Compatible Scanners

Unlike traditional OMR Reader machines, FormReturn works with any easy to find image scanner that produces a reasonable quality image file.

It can also work with any device that produces reasonable images, such as a flatbed scanner, photocopier, hand scanner or even a mobile phone. However, it is much harder to get images to detect properly, particularly with mobile phones (focus/lighting), and photocopiers can also be problematic.

We've listed some popular options for use with FormReturn below. For more technical information about using scanners with FormReturn, visit the scanner topic in our help system.


Document Scanners

List last updated: September 10, 2018

Document scanners feed paper through a scanner head in a similar way to an inkjet printer. They are a low-cost alternative to expensive OMR Readers/OMR Scanner machines.

Epson Workforce 400

Under 1000 pages per day.

This Windows/Mac compatible scanner is a great choice for using with FormReturn for small work loads. Important features that make it good to use with FormReturn:

  • Includes TWAIN drivers for both Windows and Mac OS X. This means you can scan directly into FormReturn without using the scanner's bundled software to control the scanning.
  • Daily duty cycle of 4000 pages per day. This means replaceable components like the rollers wear out less quickly.
  • 35 pages per minute at 300 DPI scanning resolution (color or grayscale). Realistically, it means you could likely scan around 1000 pages in an hour working non-stop to load around 35 pages into the feeder (which accepts up to 50) after every 35 pages scanned.
  • Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection prevents missing pages. This will stop scans from continuing the moment more than one page is fed through at a time, requiring you to re-scan the remaining pages.

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Fujitsu PA03670-B085 fi-7160

Under 2000 pages per day.

This Windows (only) compatible scanner is another great choice for using with FormReturn for small to medium work loads. Important features that make it good to use with FormReturn:

  • Includes TWAIN drivers. This means you can scan directly into FormReturn without using the scanner's bundled software to control the scanning.
  • Daily duty cycle of 4000 pages per day. This means replaceable components like the rollers wear out less quickly.
  • 60 pages per minute at 300 DPI scanning resolution (color or grayscale). Realistically, it means you could likely scan around 2000 pages in an hour working non-stop to load around 70 pages into the feeder (which accepts up to 80) after every 70 pages scanned.
  • Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection prevents missing pages. This will stop scans from continuing the moment more than one page is fed through at a time, requiring you to re-scan the remaining pages.
  • Intelligent Sonic Paper Detection prevents damaged scans. The scanner listens to the sound of pages when they are being scanned to make sure they were not crumpled or squished.

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Production Scanners

List last updated: September 10, 2018

Production scanners are high speed document scanners with a large sheet feeder capacity, typically over 200 sheets. They are made for high workloads.

Canon DR-G1100

Over 2000 pages per day.

This Windows compatible scanner is suited for heavy loads with FormReturn. Important features that make it good to use with FormReturn:

  • Includes TWAIN drivers. This means you can scan directly into FormReturn without using the scanner's bundled software to control the scanning.
  • Daily duty cycle of 30,000 pages per day. This means replaceable components like the rollers wear out less quickly.
  • Up to 75 pages per minute at 300 DPI scanning resolution (color or grayscale). 500 Sheet Feeder.
  • Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection prevents missing pages. This will stop scans from continuing the moment more than one page is fed through at a time, requiring you to re-scan the remaining pages.

Buy online at Amazon (US)

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