Mail Envelope and Page Scanning Quality
Scanning quality is one of the most important functions of our service. In-depth testing is performed to strike a balance between download speed and image quality. Here is a brief explanation of our scanning process and how we go beyond the industry norm to bring high-quality scanning to your mail and mail pages.
Factors Affecting Scan Quality
Scanned image quality is generally affected by two factors: color depth and scan resolution.
The higher the bit depth, the more colors you can capture. More colors equal better image quality. Scanners typically can scan up to 48-bit color depth. By comparison, most computer monitors these days are 24-bit or 32-bit. The 24-bit color depth gives you a possible total of 16.7 million colors.
Basically, a 5-megapixel photo usually does not contain enough pixel information for you to enlarge your photo and still retain good quality. The higher the resolution, the more you can zoom in without losing clarity.
Scanning Your Postal Mail
High-end scanners are used to scan your mail and your mail pages. Scans are done at high resolution and in full color, with no extra costs or fees.
Green Tip: Save Printer Ink
There are several reasons why we choose to scan mail at a minimum of 200 PPI.
File Size vs. Speed
On broadband, large files usually do not pose a problem. However, there are noticeable lags and slow responses once you are on a slow Internet connection or an older computer. So 200 PPI is chosen as the best quality while still retaining the overall interaction experience when viewing mail online.