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Topic: Printing

Can I photocopy paper surveys?

Help Center PrintingLast updated: 1 February, 2020

Paper survey photocopy

It depends.

Generally, it is not recommended to make copies using a photocopier machine. As you probably know that the process of photocopying reduces the print quality on each subsequent copy.

If you have no other choice, you can make photocopies, but you should never make a photocopy of a photocopy. You should be making photocopies from the original print.

What can go wrong?

  • Due to the low printing quality, some pages may not be recognized and you will need to manually enter it.
  • Some checkmarks will be flagged for additional manual verification.


Using the photocopying machine to make copies of a survey is possible and has been done by several users on a large scale. While most photocopied documents were recognized successfully, more manual data verification than usual had to be done.

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