Addmen OMR software has changed the way OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) works. Today, you do not need an expensive scanning machine neither do you need to spend loads of money on getting the sheets printed. The Addmen OMR software reads and even evaluates (in case of OMR answer sheets) the OMR sheets. Designing, printing and reading the OMR sheets have become quite easy with the help of the OMR sheet reading process.
Introduction to OMR Sheet Designing and Printing
The OMR sheet design software makes it possible to design different types of sheets easily.
The designing technology is really simple; you can drag and drop the grids to create answer sheets and forms as you desire.
The sheet designing is followed by getting them printed. This can be done on your own using a normal inkjet printer.
The OMR software reads the scanned images of the OMR sheets. So, the thickness of the paper does not matter here. As normal printing papers can be used for printing the OMR sheets, you can print the sheets with your own printer.
As printing sheets are available at minimal cost, you really save money on printing the sheets.
The OMR sheets can also be printed using an offset printer if you need the sheets in bulk.
Introduction to OMR Sheet Scanning
The importance of scanning OMR sheets was quite high during the earlier days. It was the scanning machine that scanned and read the sheets.
Today, the OMR software reads the images of the OMR sheets that are scanned earlier. Hence, the type of scanner used does not have any effect on the working of the OMR software. So any regular scanner can be used.
You can use a flatbed scanner (where the sheets have to be scanned one at a time) if you do not have to scan too many sheets at a time. However, if you have to scan many OMR sheets on a regular basis, an ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) scanner has to be used.
The type of scanner you choose would largely depend on your budget as well as the speed you have to get the sheets scanned and read.
Addmen OMR Sheet Reading Software Process Overview
Introduction to Addmen OMR-OCR-ICR Software Solution
OMR Sheet Design & Printing
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A variety of OMR sheets can be designed using the OMR sheet design software. Sheets of different sizes can be easily designed.
You can print your own sheets. Two-colored OMR sheets are no longer required. Black and white OMR sheets can be used.
Regular laser printer or inkjet printer can be used. Photocopying and offset printing also work well.
Thick papers are not required for printing the OMR sheets. So, the OMR software is an economical option.
The sheets are automatically calibrated during the designing process. Old OMR sheets can also be calibrated using this software. It can calibrate tilted and misaligned sheets.
The OMR software can read and process two-side printed OMR sheets too.
A regular scanner of any brand, model or price can be used for scanning the OMR sheets.
There is no connection between the scanner and the software. Scanning and reading need not be done on the same PC. The scanned sheets can be imported from another computer.
No need to use a special OMR scanning machine. You do not need to use a scanner that has color dropping facility. The OMR software has this feature.
Institutes and organizations that have to scan 2000 sheets every day can go for the cheapest ADF scanner that can scan 10-12 sheets every minute. The cost of such a scanner is around Rs. 7000.
Those who have much high workload will have to go for professional ADF scanners that can scan 40-50 sheets in one minute. Such scanners can cost you anywhere around Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 40,000. (Models: HP3000, Fujitsu fi6125, Kodak i1210, etc.)
You can also use big copier machines from Canon, Ricoh, Xerox, etc.