Design, Print and Process Your Own
Bubble Sheets Using our Forms Design Software
Bubble forms (a.k.a. scantrons, scantron forms, scan forms, answer sheets) come in two kinds:
Plain paper forms that can be scanned with almost any image scanner including multi-function devices for scanning, copying & printing.
This option is generally the more budget concious option and uses our
Concord Suite below.
Traditional OMR forms that have the small black Timing Marks down the edge of the page that require a specialized OMR scanner
from companies like Sekonic and Scantron. This option uses our
Magenta Suite below.
Both types of scan forms are actually OMR forms because OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) just means you fill in a circle, oval or square to answer a question.
If you are starting a new system to create and scan in your surveys, course evaluations,
class evaluations, session evaluations, manufacturing plant safety cards, medical
patient encounter forms, assessment tests or other data collection forms, we usually recommend you go with plain paper forms and our
Concord Suite. Here are the reasons:
You may already have a scanner that you can use – this includes large copier/scanner/printer devices know as MFP’s (Multi-Function Peripheral.)
Much wider range of pricing if you do need to purchase a scanner.
Plain paper scanning has more capabilities including:
Ability to scan machine generated text printed by a computer printer.
Ability to scan barcodes of all different kinds including QR codes anywhere on the page.
Ability to edit the scanned data without looking through the paper forms.
Ability to create a report with hand written comments.
The forms are easier to print because the requirements are not as strict as traditional OMR forms
and can be printed on almost any printer with any paper.
The Concord Suite is a complete scanning package for use with image scanners like the one in the picture to the
right. With the Concord Suite and an image scanner, you have a complete scanning system - no
other software or hardware is needed. The Concord Suite includes the Concord Forms Design
software with the EZ Form Design Wizard (bubble sheet generator) and the Remark Office OMR software to create a complete and integrated
scanning/processing software package.
If you already have a full page 48 column OMR scanner or would like to purchase one and are looking for a way to create your own forms,
scan the forms and do analysis and reporting, our Magenta Suite is the program for you. The Magenta Suite
is an easy to use scanning package that includes the EZ Form Design wizard and works with full page 48 column
OMR scanners. We sell the Sekonic line of OMR scanners.
The Magenta Suite can utilize all the features of the scanner for easy data
The Magenta Suite is a complete scanning package for use with OMR scanners like the one in the
picture to the right. With the Magenta Suite and an OMR scanner, you have a complete scanning system -
you don't need any other software or hardware. The Magenta Suite includes the Magenta Forms Design
software with the EZ Form Design Wizard and the Remark Classic OMR software to create a complete and integrated scanning/processing software
package for OMR scanners.
If you already have the Remark Classic OMR software, you can purchase the Magenta Forms Design software separately.
Create a Web Survey Form
An added benefit is that you can take the scan template generated from either Magenta Suite or Concord Suite and convert it into a web-based survey form with a click of the mouse using Remark Web Survey software. Customize it, post it on your own web site (no extra hosting fees), retrieve the data via automatic download or have submissions emailed to you, analyze the data instantly or export it.
DATA BLOCKS is a
value-added reseller of Remark OMR and Image software.