Glossary of Printing Terms:
Scanner

  1. A device for capturing image data which works by optically reading or scanning the original.

Light-sensitive sensors convert information regarding image brightness and colors into electrical values.

The two major types of scanners are the drum and the flatbed. See also drum scanner and flatbed scanner .

  1. A digitized image input device that can read text and graphics from a physical image and translate it into digital data that can be understood by a computer.

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