# Scanning time

Scanning time basically refers to the speed at which a scanner performs a scan. It should be noted that, in contrast to the process time, which covers the entire cycle including image processing and data storage, the scanning speed only includes the pure capturing time.

In order to achieve comparability between different scanning systems, it is therefore essential that the scanning speed is always specified in relation to the format and resolution, e.g. 400 dpi for A2 color.z.B. 400 dpi bei A2 Color.