Be a Scanning Pro With These Important Terms

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Are you looking to buy a new scanner? Do you need help understanding your current scanner so that you can maximize your efficiency and security? Look no further: today, we'll be describing some of the most important terms in the scanning world so that you can be the new expert in town.

Scanning the Smart Way

If you're reading this, then you're probably already aware of one of the business world's biggest "secrets:" scanning is more important than many people realize. It's a great tool for every go-green initiative you can think of, making it easier than ever to minimize your paper usage and switch to digital files, and it helps you cut down on storage, security, and organization issues. It's also fast, efficient, and budget-friendly--as long as you know how to "speak scanner," that is. Here are a few scanning terms that you'll need to have in your repertoire if you want to make the most of your scanning expertise!

  • #1: ADF

"ADF" means automatic document feeder. The ADF on scanners is the tray that holds all the papers that need to be scanned, eliminating the need to feed each file into the machine separately. This term usually refers to the tray's capacity.

  • #2: SIMPLEX vs. DUPLEX

"SIMPLEX" is a feature that allows you to scan one side of a sheet of paper. On the other hand, "DUPLEX" refers to a similar feature that--you guessed it--scans both sides.

  • #3: PPM

"PPM" is the acronym for pages per minute, and it's an important measurement because it allows you to better understand how your scanner works and at what capacity it actually scans.

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