What are ppm and ipm?

You may see these abbreviations on scanner specifications, right? But do you know what do ppm and ipm stand for? Let’s talk about some trivia about scanning!




When talking about scanner, we all know PPM stands for scanning speed. The abbreviation comes form “pages per minute” and is used to describe the number of pages per minute the scanner can scan. Therefore, the higher ppm delivers the faster scanning speed.

IPM is also the unit used to measure scanning speed. IPM = Images Per Minute, that is the number of images per minute the scanner can scan. Basically speaking, IPM will be the double value of PPM, since a page contains front and rear sides.



Is it all clear?


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