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How to Make Scanning Faster


As an effort to compare the advantages of using our Art-Copy Scripting Edition software we've taken the time to show you in real world ways how you can save both time and eliminate hassle from your scanning jobs. Each test case was created to represent the most basic mundane repetitive tasks setting our software against the manufacturer's software to see which saves the most time and hassle from your day.

After running the five set test cases Art-Copy Scripting Edition clearly eliminates the hassle of having to constantly open programs, open menus, hunt through sub menus, and constantly changing settings each and every time a new scan job is run. With Art-Copy Scripting Edition you set your options, you can test the script to see how the image will come out, and assuming everything went well you just save the script to run later.

As you can see from the chart below Art-Copy Scripting Edition cuts the time it takes to complete each task, and saves you almost 800% less clicks to operate than your standard manufacturer's software. With all that time you'll save the question really is what are you waiting for? Buy Art-Copy Scripting now!

Total Test Results


Art-Copy
Scripting
Art-Copy
Business
Manufacturer's
Software
 Time (min:sec) 24:01 32:19 *39:59
Time (%) Used as base 134% slower to use 165% slower to use
Clicks - Actions 21 119 180
Click/Actions (%) Used as base 567% harder to use 857% harder to use

Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4 Case 5

*During test case 4 the manufacturer's software could not perform the specified test case. So the total time accumulated is not entirely accurate.

Clicks - Actions: This is the totally tally of every click, and every prolonged movement of the mouse during the use of the specified application. Such an example would be holding the mouse over a submenu until the selection changes, or scrolling down a list to select an item.

Test Cases 1-5


Case 1:


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  • Scan an image that is 8x10 (in.) in dimension
  • Correct the gamma to 1.5
  • Scan at a resolution of 300 DPI 
  • Print image after scan

The test measures the time between opening the scanning application to the time the image prints completely from the printer.

Art-Copy
Scripting
Art-Copy
Business
Photoshop
CS 8.0
(Import)
Lexmark X83 Time (min:sec) 00:58 01:05 01:36
Clicks - Actions 1 10 13
Canon N650U Time (min:sec) 01:04 0:01:08 01:35
Clicks - Actions 1 10 11
Fujitsu 4220C Time (min:sec) 01:00 01:02 01:12
Clicks - Actions 1 10 14

Case 2:


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  • Scan an newspaper image that is 9x9 (in.) in dimension
  • Descreen the image
  • Apply sharpening to the image
  • Scan at a resolution of 300 DPI 
  • Save the image as a JPG

The test measures the time between opening the scanning application to the time the image saved successfully to the local hard drive.

Art-Copy
Scripting
Art-Copy
Business
Photoshop
CS 8.0
(Import)
HP 6300 Time (min:sec) 01:05 02:45 *03:10
Clicks - Actions 1 9 16
Epson 636U Time (min:sec) 00:48 01:58 *02:40
Clicks - Actions 1 9 19
Fujitsu 4220C Time (min:sec) 01:03 01:33 *03:19
Clicks - Actions 1 9 19

*The time of the Photoshop tests have been modified to add an additional 01:30 to the time to make up for the fact that there is no set descreening option. Standard blur was applied to the image along with standard sharpening, but neither match the processing time it takes to calculate the appropriate blur effects.

Case 3:


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  • Scan two 81/2x11 (in.) black and white documents
  • Use automatic document feeder 
  • Scan at 150 DPI
  • Fax both pages

The test measures the time between opening the scanning application to the time the images are sent to the fax machine.

Art-Copy
Scripting
Art-Copy
Business
Manufacturers
Software
HP 6300 Time (min:sec) 01:16 01:02 01:32
Clicks - Actions 1 2 7
Epson 636U Time (min:sec) 01:19 01:04 01:55
Clicks - Actions 1 2 8
Lexmark x4250 Time (min:sec) 00:27 00:31 00:35
Clicks - Actions 1 2 4

Case 4:


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  • Scan five 81/2x11 (in.) black and white documents
  • Use automatic document feeder 
  • Scan at 150 DPI
  • Save images as a PDF

The test measures the time between opening the scanning application to the time the image saved successfully to the local hard drive.

Art-Copy
Scripting
Art-Copy
Business
Manufacturers
Software
Epson 636U Time (min:sec) 03:01 03:12 *00:00
Clicks - Actions 1 8 *Not Possible
Fujitsu 4220C Time (min:sec) 00:34 01:23 *01:41
Clicks - Actions 1 8 *10
Lexmark x4250 Time (min:sec) 01:20 01:53 02:02
Clicks - Actions 1 4 5

*Epson 636U software did not support saving to PDF file format
*Fujitsu 4220C software only allowed multiple page Tiff files.

Case 5:


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  • Scan three seperate color photos of varying sizes ( 2x2 in., 3x5 in., 9x9 in. )
  • Crop each image to its edges
  • Scan at a resolution of 300 DPI 
  • Save each image as a JPG

The test measures the time between opening the scanning application to the time the images are saved successfully to the local hard drive.

Art-Copy
Scripting
Art-Copy
Business
Photoshop
CS 8.0
(Import)
HP 6300 Time (min:sec) 03:57 05:12 05:42
Clicks - Actions 3 12 15
Canon N650U Time (min:sec) 03:06 03:24 04:05
Clicks - Actions 3 12 13
Lexmark X83 Time (min:sec) 04:03 04:59 05:58
Clicks - Actions 3 12 16

Scanner software compatible with the following:
  • Canon
  • Brother
  • Epson
  • HP
  • Lexmark
  • Fujitsu