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Topic: Printing

Printing Surveys on Different Printers

Help Center PrintingLast updated: 11 October, 2023

When it comes to printing paper surveys on different printers, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.

Printer Compatibility

In most cases, it's perfectly fine for respondents to print out surveys on different printers before filling them out. However, there are a couple of printer-related issues to be aware of:

  1. Cutoff Concerns: Some economy-class printers may inadvertently cut off the bottom part of the survey, rendering it unreadable. This issue can affect the accuracy of recognition, so it's essential to avoid such occurrences.

  2. Consistency: To ensure the best results, encourage respondents to use high-quality printers or adjust their print settings accordingly. Consistency in print quality can help maintain the integrity of the survey form.


To mitigate the risk of cutoff issues, you can take the following steps:

  • Scaling Down: If you anticipate that respondents might print surveys on different printers, consider slightly scaling down the PDF survey file. This can help prevent the bottom part of the survey from being cropped off. Make sure to provide clear instructions to ensure that the form is correctly printed.

By following these recommendations, you can help ensure that the printed surveys are accurate and that recognition results are more reliable.

Always provide clear printing instructions to respondents to help them achieve the best possible print quality and maintain the integrity of the survey.

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