Epson 10000XL Scanner User Manual

Color Graphics Scanner
User’s Guide
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Contents
WELCOME
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About Your Scanner
Getting More Information
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Viewing Your Electronic Reference Guide
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Chapter 1
SCANNING BASICS
Placing Your Original Document
Using EPSON Scan
Scanning Your Image
Using the Preview Screen
Scanning a Photo With Adobe Photoshop Elements
Creating Editable Text With ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint
Using Professional Mode to Customize Your Scans
Scanning to a File With EPSON Scan
Chapter 2
GETTING THE MOST
FROM YOUR SCANNER
Scanning Tips
Selecting a Suitable Resolution
Getting Color Accuracy
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Enhancing Image Quality
Using Color Restoration
Using Unsharp Mask
Using Descreening
Using Backlight Correction
Using Dust Removal
Using Grain Reduction
Batch Scanning Photos and Film
Placing Your Photos
Previewing Your Images in Thumbnail Mode
Scanning With the a Start Button
Windows Vista or XP
Windows 2000
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Chapter 3
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USING OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Transparency Unit
Unpacking the Transparency Unit
Installing the Transparency Unit
Using the Transparency Unit
Automatic Document Feeder
Unpacking the Automatic Document Feeder
Installing the Automatic Document Feeder
Loading Pages in the Automatic Document Feeder
Scanning Your Document
Clearing Paper Jams
Network Image Express Interface Card
Setting Up Client Computers
Installing the Card in Your Scanner
Connecting the Scanner to Your Network
Setting Up EPSON Scan
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Chapter 4
MAINTENANCE
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Transporting the Scanner
Cleaning the Scanner
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Chapter 5
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SOLVING PROBLEMS
Checking the Status Lights
Problems and Solutions
Scanner Problems
Software Problems
Quality Problems
Uninstalling Your Scanner Software
Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Software Technical Support
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Appendix A SPECIFICATIONS
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Appendix B REQUIREMENTS AND NOTICES
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System Requirements
Windows
Macintosh
Important Safety Instructions
Declaration of Conformity
FCC Compliance Statement
Energy Star Compliance
Warranty
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INDEX
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Contents
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Contents
Welcome
The Epson Expression® 10000XL is a 48-bit color, professional scanner designed to
meet the needs of graphic arts professionals and business graphics users. With Epson’s
ColorTrue® II Imaging System, the scanner reproduces images of amazingly accurate
detail and color. Achieving up to 2400 × 4800 dpi hardware resolution with Epson’s
proprietary Micro Step Drive™ technology, the Epson Expression 10000XL is one of
the fastest scanners in its class.
About Your Scanner
Your Epson® scanner comes with these features:
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Superior image quality with remarkable 2400 × 4800 dpi hardware resolution
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48-bit color and 3.8 Dmax optical density for improved highlight and shadow
detail on slides, negatives, and transparencies
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Easy-to-use scanner software with three modes tailored to different scanning
needs (Home, Office, and Professional)
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Optional transparency unit (included with the Expression 10000XL Photo) and
optional automatic document feeder that let you quickly scan slides,
transparencies, and paper documents
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Built-in USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 (FireWire®) ports, and optional Network Image
Express interface card
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Getting More Information
There are several ways to learn more about your Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.
In addition to the printed materials, help utilities and electronic manuals are available.
Here’s where to look for help:
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Start Here sheet
The Start Here sheet tells you how to set up your scanner and install its software.
It also tells you about some of your scanner’s special features.
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User’s Guide
This User’s Guide provides instructions on using EPSON Scan, along with
scanner maintenance information and troubleshooting tips.
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Electronic Reference Guide
An electronic Reference Guide is included on your Scanner Software CD-ROM.
This guide provides additional details on using your scanner. See the Start Here
sheet for instructions on how to install it, if you haven’t done so already. See
page 9 for instructions on viewing it.
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On-screen help
For more information about your EPSON Scan software, click the Help button.
The applications that come with your scanner also include on-screen help.
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Additional manuals
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint, Monaco Systems®
MonacoEZcolor,® and LaserSoft Imaging™ SilverFast® (Photo version of the
scanner only) include electronic manuals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
If you need further assistance, see “Where To Get Help” on page 79.
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Please follow these guidelines as you read this manual:
Warning: Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution: Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note: Notes contain important information about your scanner.
Tip: Tips contain additional hints for great scanning.
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Welcome
Viewing Your Electronic Reference Guide
To view the electronic Reference Guide, you must have a web browser such as
Netscape Navigator® or Microsoft® Internet Explorer, versions 4.0 or later, or Apple®
SafariTM 1.0 or later. If you haven’t already installed the guide on your computer, see
the Start Here sheet for instructions.
To open the guide, double-click the Expression 10000XL Reference Guide icon
on your desktop.
Your browser opens and you see this window:
Click an icon
to view
subtopics
Then click
a subtopic to
go to its page
Click one of the icons on the left side of the screen to view a list of subtopics, then
click a subtopic to view that section of the manual.
Welcome
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Welcome
Chapter 1
Scanning Basics
This chapter gives you step-by-step instructions for using EPSON Scan, the scanning
software that comes with your Epson Expression 10000XL. You can find out about:
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Placing your document on the scanner’s document table
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Launching EPSON Scan and scanning a document
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Using the preview screen to select the area of your image you want to scan
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Using special features in Home, Office, and Professional Mode
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Scanning directly to a file from EPSON Scan
Placing Your Original Document
This section explains how to position a photo or single-page document for scanning.
Note: To place multiple photos for scanning, see page 39. To scan multi-page documents
using the automatic document feeder, see page 55. To scan transparencies or film using
the transparency unit, see page 46.
1. Raise the scanner cover and place your document face-down on the document
table. Place it in the upper-left corner, aligning it with the edges of the glass.
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2. Close the document cover, being careful not to move the document.
Tip: If the edges of your document don’t scan properly, move it in about 1/16 of
an inch (1.5 mm) from the edges of the glass.
You can raise or remove the document cover if you need to scan a thick item—
such as a photo in an album—that doesn’t fit under the cover. Simply lift the back
of the cover straight up. When you reinsert the cover, line up the hinge pins with
the positioning holes and lower the cover into place.
Using EPSON Scan
EPSON Scan provides three scanning modes:
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Home Mode: Makes scanning quick and easy, and provides excellent results
for all types of documents. Use for scanning photos, text, and line art, when
advanced control over image quality settings is not required.
Home Mode automatically applies exposure and color balance settings to your
images, and you can manually adjust the brightness and contrast if necessary. You
can also apply various adjustments, such as Color Restoration (see page 33) and
Backlight Correction (see page 36).
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Office Mode: Ideal for scanning business documents containing text and
graphics. Use for scanning contracts, invoices, and newsletters, with or without
color. Also great for scanning multi-page documents with the optional automatic
document feeder (see page 55), or when scanning documents for OCR (optical
character recognition) to create editable text.
Note: You cannot scan film in Office Mode, and it is not recommended for
scanning photos.
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Professional Mode: Gives you the greatest control over image color and quality.
Automatically applies exposure and color balance settings to your images—or lets
you manually adjust any setting, including the histogram setting, tone, color
depth, balance, saturation, brightness, and contrast.
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If you have faded photos, you can restore their color using Color Restoration. You
can also use these additional adjustments and choose how strongly they’re applied:
Unsharp Mask, Backlight Correction, Descreening, Dust Removal, and (when
scanning film with the optional transparency unit) Grain Reduction. See page 33
for details.
Scanning Your Image
You can open EPSON Scan from any TWAIN-compliant imaging application, such
as Adobe Photoshop Elements, and then scan images into your application, as
described below.
Note: The examples in this chapter assume that you’re using EPSON Scan with an
imaging application. You can also use EPSON Scan in “standalone” mode to scan
images directly to a file on your computer’s hard drive (see page 27).
First, place your document on the scanner as described on page 11. Then follow these
steps to start EPSON Scan and scan an image:
1. Turn on the scanner, and wait about 30 seconds for it to initialize. The green
Ready light stops flashing and stays on.
2. Open your imaging application, then choose the Import (or Acquire) option in
the application and select Epson Expression 10000XL.
Note: If you are using Microsoft Windows® Vista™ or XP and choose WIA-EPSON
Expression 10000XL, certain features won’t be available.
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The EPSON Scan dialog box opens.
Choose a mode
3. Choose a mode from the Mode list at
the top of the EPSON Scan screen.
(See page 12 for a description of the
modes.)
4. Adjust any settings in EPSON Scan,
as needed. For example, if you’re using
Home Mode, select the Document
Type, Image Type, and Destination
settings that are appropriate for your
image and how you want to use it.
5. Click the Preview button to see a
preview of your scan.
Note: The Thumbnail preview screen is shown
at right. Depending on your selected mode, you
may see the Full-size preview screen instead.
See page 15 to switch between the Thumbnail
and Full-size preview screens.
6. Click and drag within the preview image to
select the area you want to scan. See page 16
for details on selecting the scan area.
Note: Image quality adjustments will be
automatically applied to the selected area,
unless you’ve turned off the Continuous auto
exposure setting (see page 32). For best
results, avoid including borders with the
selected area.
7. If you’re previewing your image as a thumbnail (as shown above), you can click
the
button to rotate the image, if needed. You can also click the
button
to mirror the image.
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8. Click Scan.
9. When scanning completes, click Close to exit EPSON Scan and view the scanned
image in your imaging application.
Now you can use your imaging application to further modify the image, save it to
your hard drive, or print it.
Using the Preview Screen
The preview screen lets you select the area of your image you want to scan. You do
this by drawing a box (or marquee) around the previewed image. It also lets you make
adjustments to your image before scanning.
There are two ways to preview images:
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In the Thumbnail preview screen, EPSON Scan automatically locates and crops
the image you’ve placed on the scanner, and corrects the angle of the image if it’s
tilted.
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In the Full-size preview screen, you see the full scanned area (your image plus any
white space that’s unoccupied on the scanner glass). You can manually select the
portion of the image you want to scan, and make any other desired adjustments.
To select the Thumbnail preview, click
the checkbox below the Preview
button.
Note: With some modes and settings,
this checkbox is grayed-out and you
cannot select the Thumbnail option. Your images will open in the Full-size preview
screen.
When previewing images as thumbnails, EPSON Scan may cut off part of your image if its
edges are quite light. In that case, either click the Configuration button on EPSON Scan’s
main screen and increase the size of the thumbnail cropping area, or preview your image
using the Full-size preview screen instead.
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Selecting the Scanning Area
There are three ways to select the scanning area:
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Manually
To select the area you want to scan, click and drag inside the preview image to
draw a marquee. The selected area is surrounded by a dotted line.
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Auto-detect (Full-size preview screen only)
To automatically create a marquee around your image and crop out the
document table area, click the
Auto locate button. If you open your image
in the Thumbnail preview screen, the document table area is already cropped out,
but you may still need to apply a marquee to remove any borders.
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By target size
If you know how you plan to use the final image (for example, if you’re printing it
as a 4 × 6 photo or digitally projecting it), you can create a marquee with exactly
the right proportions. On EPSON Scan’s main screen, select a Target Size
(under the Destination settings), then click the icon to choose either portrait
or landscape orientation. Move and resize the marquee as needed.
Once you select the scanning area, image quality adjustments are automatically
applied within the marquee (unless you’ve turned off Continuous auto exposure;
see page 32). For best results, do not include borders when selecting the image area.
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Moving and Resizing Marquees
Once you’ve created a marquee, you can move and resize it if necessary.
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To move the marquee, place the cursor within its borders.
When the cursor turns to a hand symbol, click and drag
the marquee to a new position. Hold down the Shift key
to limit movement to the horizontal or vertical directions.
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To resize the marquee, place the cursor on its edge or
corner. When the cursor turns into an arrow symbol, click
and drag to resize the selection area. Hold down the Shift
key to resize the marquee proportionally.
If you’re viewing your image on the Thumbnail preview screen
and it appears sideways or upside down, click the
button to
rotate the image upright. Click the
button to create a
mirror image.
Applying Image Adjustments
After positioning the marquee where you want it, you can make additional image
quality adjustments. The adjustments apply only to the selected area.
See page 25 for more information about applying basic exposure and color
adjustments. You can also restore color, correct backlighting, or apply special
adjustments to enhance your images, as described on page 33.
On the Full-size preview screen, you can check the results of your adjustments more
closely by clicking the
Zoom button. Or (on both preview screens) you can use
the Densitometer to inspect the image on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Click the
Densitometer button, then hold your mouse pointer over the image to view
color components on the Densitometer screen. For details, click the Help button.
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Working With Multiple Marquees
In the Normal preview screen (shown below), you can draw up to 50 marquees. This
lets you select more than one part of the image for scanning (the area within each
marquee is scanned as a separate image, even if you have overlapping marquees). You
can make independent image quality adjustments for each selected area.
Zoom
Copy
Erase
marquee
Currently selected marquee
Auto-detect
Number of
marquees
Select all
Inactive marquee
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To apply the same image quality adjustments to all selected areas at once, click the
All button, then make any desired adjustments.
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Use the
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When you’re ready to scan, click the All button to select all the marquees for
scanning; otherwise, only the currently selected marquee is scanned.
Copy and
Erase buttons to add or remove marquees as needed.
Note: For instructions on placing multiple photos on the scanner and previewing them,
see page 39.
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Scanning a Photo With Adobe Photoshop
Elements
Adobe Photoshop Elements (included with your scanner) provides a variety of
powerful tools for image editing, along with recipes and step-by-step instructions.
Follow the example below to scan a photo in Home Mode with Photoshop Elements.
Note: This example shows you how to scan one photo at a time. You can also place
several photos on the scanner and scan them; see page 39.
1. Place your photo on the scanner as described on page 11.
2. Double-click the Photoshop Elements icon on your desktop (Windows) or in
your Applications folder (Macintosh®).
3. If you see the Welcome Screen, select Start From Scratch.
4. Open the File menu and select Import, then select EPSON Expression
10000XL.
Note: If you are using Windows Vista or XP and choose WIA-EPSON Expression
10000XL, certain features won’t be available.
You see the EPSON Scan dialog box:
5. Select Home Mode from the selection
box at the top of the screen.
6. In the Document Type list, choose
Photo.
7. Choose an Image Type:
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Color for color photos
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Grayscale for black-and-white
photos
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8. Choose a Destination setting:
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Printer if you’re printing the image
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Screen/Web if you’re viewing your image only on the screen
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Other if you want to specify a resolution (see page 30)
9. Click the Preview button. Your image is
scanned and appears in the preview screen.
10. Click and drag within the preview image to
select the area you want to scan (see page 16)
and to have image quality adjustments
automatically applied to this area. For best
results, avoid selecting any borders in your
image.
11. If necessary, click the
button to rotate the
image upright. Click the
button to create
a mirror image.
12. If necessary, apply any of these adjustment
settings:
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Brightness and Contrast
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Descreening (see page 35)
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Color Restoration (see page 33)
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Backlight Correction (see page 36)
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Dust Removal (see page 37)
13. Click Scan.
14. When scanning completes, click Close to exit EPSON Scan and view the scanned
image in Photoshop Elements.
You can use Photoshop Elements to further modify the image, save it to your hard
drive, and print. For more information about using Photoshop Elements, click the
Help menu at the top of the screen.
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Creating Editable Text With ABBYY
FineReader Sprint
The ABBYY FineReader Sprint software included with your scanner lets you turn
almost any printed document into editable text. You can scan a single page of text—
or, if you have the optional automatic document feeder, you can scan a multi-page
document and save the text for editing.
Note: You can easily scan a multi-page document and save it as a pdf file. See
page 60 for more information.
Follow the example below to scan a document in Office Mode with ABBYY
FineReader Sprint.
1. Place your document(s) on the scanner.
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For a single sheet, see page 11.
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If you’re using the optional ADF to scan multiple sheets, see page 58.
2. Start ABBYY FineReader Sprint.
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Windows: Click Start or , select Programs or All Programs, then select
the ABBYY FineReader Sprint
program icon.
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Macintosh: Open your Applications folder, open the ABBYY FineReader
program icon.
folder, and then click the ABBYY FineReader Sprint
The ABBYY FineReader program opens.
3. Click the Scan&Read button. If you’re scanning multiple sheets, click the arrow
as shown below and select Scan&Read Multiple Images.
If you’re scanning multiple sheets,
click here
Then select this option
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You see the EPSON Scan dialog box:
Select Office Mode
4. Choose Office Mode from the Mode list at the top of the EPSON Scan screen.
5. Choose Black&White as the Image Type setting.
6. For the Document Source, select Document Table if you’re scanning a single
sheet. If you’re using the automatic document feeder, select ADF - Single-sided
or ADF - Double-sided as appropriate for your document.
7. Select Auto Detect as the Size setting, if that option is available, or select the
actual size of your document.
Note: For best results, click the Preview button and then draw a marquee around
the edges of the text to eliminate borders on the page. If you’re scanning multiple
pages with the automatic document feeder, you’ll have to reload the first page
before scanning.
8. Make sure the Orientation setting matches the orientation of your document on
the scanner.
9. Select 300 dpi as the Resolution.
10. Click the Scan button.
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11. When your document finishes scanning, close EPSON Scan to view it in ABBYY
FineReader.
Note: If you have trouble accurately converting your document, click the Preview
button before scanning and adjust the Threshold slider so that the image
appears neither too light nor too dark.
12. Click the Save button. Choose a location, file name, and one of the following
text file types:
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rtf: for editing in Microsoft Word® and other applications
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txt: for an unformatted text file that you can open in many different programs
Note: You can also click the arrow next to the Save button to send the text to
Microsoft Word or Excel.® For more information about ABBYY FineReader, open
the Help menu at the top of the screen.
After saving your scanned document as a text file, you can use your word processing
program to modify the text as needed, e-mail it, incorporate it into a report, or
print it.
Using Professional Mode to Customize
Your Scans
Follow the example below to scan a photo or printed document using Professional
Mode.
Note: This example shows you how to scan one image at a time. You can also place
several images on the scanner and scan them; see page 39. To scan slides and film,
see page 48.
1. Place your photo or document on the scanner (see page 11).
2. Open your imaging application, then choose the Import (or Acquire) option in
the application and select Epson Expression 10000XL.
Note: If you are using Windows Vista or XP and choose WIA-EPSON Expression
10000XL, certain features won’t be available.
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You see the EPSON Scan dialog box:
3. Select Professional Mode from the
Mode list at the top of the screen.
Note: You may have to scroll down to see
some of the settings referred to in the
following steps.
4. Under the Original settings, choose the
Auto Exposure Type: Photo to optimize
exposure for photos, or Document to
optimize exposure for printed material.
5. Under the Destination settings, choose a
color depth from the Image Type menu:
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48-bit Color for the highest quality
color scans
Note: If you choose this option, make
sure your application supports 48-bit
image files (Photoshop Elements does
not support 48-bit color). This option
significantly increases your file size.
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24-bit Color for high quality color
scans
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Color Smoothing to reduce color variations in an image without lessening
its sharpness
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16-bit Grayscale for the highest quality scans of black-and-white photos or
images
Note: Make sure your application supports 16-bit grayscale.
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8-bit Grayscale for high quality scans of black-and-white photos or images
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Halftone if you want to create pre-press scans of grayscale images; click
to
select an appropriate screening pattern for your print vendor
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Black & White for text or line art
Click
(Windows) or
(Macintosh) to see more options, then choose Best or
Draft for the Scanning Quality.
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6. Choose a resolution setting (50 to 12800 dpi). See page 30 for guidelines.
7. Click the Thumbnail checkbox if you want to use the Thumbnail preview (see
page 15). Then click Preview to see a preview of your scan.
8. Click and drag within the preview image, then select the area you want to scan.
Or do one of the following:
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If you’re using the Full-size preview screen, click the
Auto locate button
in the preview window to automatically select your entire image.
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If you know how you plan to use the final image (for example, if you’re
printing it as a 4 × 6 photo), you can create a marquee with exactly the right
proportions. On the main screen, select a Target Size (under the Destination
settings), then click the icon to choose either portrait or landscape
orientation. Move and resize the marquee as needed.
You can also click (Windows) or
(Macintosh) to see more options, then
type in the width and height, or scale the
image with a percentage. If Trimming is
set to On, your image is cropped to fit
the target size. If it is Off, the proportions of your original image will not be
changed.
Color and exposure adjustments are automatically applied to the marqueeselected area (unless you’ve turned off Continuous auto exposure; see page 32).
For best results, make sure only the part of the image you want to scan is selected
(do not include borders or white space around the image).
9. Use the following Adjustment settings on the main screen to modify your image
as necessary.
Auto Adjust – If you’ve turned off Continuous auto exposure (see
page 32), click this button to apply your color management settings and have
the software determine the best exposure and color balance for your scan.
(If Continuous auto exposure is turned on, clicking this button has no
effect.)
Histogram Adjustment – Click this button to adjust the highlight, shadow,
and gamma input levels.
Tone Correction – Click this button to choose a preset tone curve for specific
effects or to change the tone curve manually.
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Image Adjustment – Click this button to adjust the color balance, saturation,
brightness, and contrast settings.
Color Palette – Click this button to fine-tune the colors in your image.
For any of these settings, you can click Reset to go back to the default settings for
your image. Click Help for more information about using these options.
10. To enhance the appearance of your image, select from the following options:
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Select Unsharp Mask to sharpen the
image.
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Select Descreening to reduce
or eliminate moiré patterns.
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Select Color Restoration to restore
the color on a faded photograph.
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Select Backlight Correction to
remove shadows on photos that have too much background light.
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Select Dust Removal to remove unwanted specks of dust.
For more information on using these options, see pages 33 to 35.
11. Click Scan.
12. When scanning completes, click Close to exit EPSON Scan and view the scanned
image in your imaging application.
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Scanning to a File With EPSON Scan
To speed up your workflow, you can use EPSON Scan in “standalone” mode to scan
images directly to a file on your computer’s hard drive.
1. Start EPSON Scan:
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Windows:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on your desktop.
Or select Start or , select Programs or All Programs, select EPSON
Scan, then select the EPSON Scan icon.
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Macintosh: Open the Applications folder, and then click EPSON Scan.
Note: If you have multiple scanners installed, you are prompted to choose your
scanner. Click EPSON Expression 10000XL and click OK.
2. Choose a mode from the Mode list at the top of the EPSON
Scan screen. See page 12 for a description of the modes.
3. Make appropriate settings for your mode. For examples of
how to make settings, see these sections:
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Home mode on page 19
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Office mode on page 21
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Professional mode on page 23
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4. Click Scan. You see this screen:
5. Select the location where you want to
save your scanned image.
6. Type a name for your file in the Prefix
field, then choose an image type and
click OK.
Note: If you’re saving the file in JPEG
format, be sure to select an appropriate
compression ratio for your image. For
details on file format settings, click the
Help button.
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Chapter 2
Getting the Most From Your
Scanner
This chapter gives you information about improving the quality of your scanned
images and making your workflow more efficient. Find out about:
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Selecting the best resolution for your image
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Managing colors
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Restoring color and enhancing images
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Batch scanning of multiple images
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Using the a Start button
Scanning Tips
Getting the best scan possible depends on several factors, including the quality of your
original and the resolution you select. The better your original is, the better your scan
will be. To get the best possible scan, keep the document table clean, and make sure
the document is flat against the glass surface. You can make many corrections in your
scanning software (EPSON Scan, or LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast if you have the
Photo version of the scanner). For additional photo retouching, use an image editing
program such as Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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Selecting a Suitable Resolution
Resolution refers to how many dots per inch (dpi) your image contains. The best
resolution for a scanned image depends on the type of image you’re scanning and
how you plan to use it.
For most images, use a scanning resolution that is approximately one third of your
output resolution. For example, use a scanning resolution of 200 dpi if you want to
print at 600 dpi. If you’re scanning an image to view on-screen, choose a resolution
of 96 dpi.
Follow the guidelines in this table for selecting a resolution:
Type of scan
Resolution
Photograph
300 dpi
Text with images
400 dpi
Film or slides
300 to 2400 dpi
Line art
300 to 2400 dpi
Image for web
96 to 150 dpi
Text for OCR
300 dpi
Newspaper
150 to 300 dpi
Magazine
150 to 300 dpi
Scaling (Resizing) Images
If you plan to enlarge your image, it’s better to enlarge it by scanning at a higher
resolution. If you change the image resolution or size in an application, you lose image
quality. Keep this in mind when scanning small photos that you plan to enlarge, or
when scanning slides and negatives.
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Getting Color Accuracy
If the colors in your scanned image don’t match those in your original document,
make sure you’ve selected an appropriate Document Type setting (Home Mode) or
Auto Exposure Type (Professional Mode). In Professional Mode, try selecting an
Image Type setting that offers greater color depth.
When scanning, it’s important to marquee-select just the area you want to scan (see
page 16). This lets the scanner software choose the optimal color and exposure
settings for that part of the image. If there is a border around your image or if the
document cover is in the scanning area, the exposure and colors in your scan may be
altered.
Using Color Management
For the greatest accuracy in matching your monitor colors and the colors of your
printed photos to the originals, you should use a professional grade monitor with a
color management tool, such as MonacoEZcolor (included with your scanner). This
software lets you build ICC profiles to calibrate your monitor, printer, and scanner
and achieve consistent color across devices and paper types.
When using color management, do the following:
1. Open EPSON Scan, then click the Configuration button. You see this screen:
2. Select the ICM option (Windows) or ColorSync® option (Macintosh).
3. For the scanner Source, select the profile you created for your scanner. (If you’re
using the transparency unit, be sure to use a profile created specifically for
scanning transparencies, not reflective paper documents.)
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4. Unless you’re using a specialized color space for your work, it is recommended
that you select Adobe RGB as the Target. This provides a wide color gamut that
works well for monitors, ink jet printers, and the majority of output devices.
5. If you are using Adobe Photoshop 5.0 or above, select Display preview using
monitor compensation to match colors between images viewed in EPSON
Scan and Photoshop. (Do not select this setting if you are using Photoshop
Elements.)
If you are using Adobe Photoshop Elements, select Full Color Management
under Color Settings on the Edit menu.
When you preview your image in EPSON Scan, click the
Auto Adjust button to
apply the color profiles you have selected. Before printing your image, be sure to turn
off any color management settings in your printer driver software. See the manual for
the application you’re printing from for more information on using color
management.
If you are not using ICC color profiles as described above, do the following instead:
1. Open EPSON Scan, then click the Configuration button.
2. Select the Color Control option to use
EPSON Scan’s built-in exposure and color
adjustments.
3. Select Continuous auto exposure to
automatically adjust the exposure and color settings when you preview an image
in EPSON Scan. The settings are recalculated whenever you create, move, or
resize a marquee in the preview screen (see page 17).
4. Choose a Gamma setting from 1.0 to 3.0 that matches your monitor. If you are
not sure which setting to use, choose the default setting of 1.8.
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Enhancing Image Quality
EPSON Scan includes various adjustments that let you improve the quality of your
images. For photos and film, you can restore the color of faded images, digitally
remove specks of dust, correct backlighting, and (for film only) you can reduce the
appearance of graininess in your images. Other adjustments let you sharpen your
images, or eliminate moiré patterns when scanning magazines, newspapers, or similar
printed materials.
Using Color Restoration
If you have photos or film images that have become faded, you can use Color
Restoration to correct their colors.
1. Preview your image, then marquee-select the area you want to scan.
2. In Home Mode, select Color Restoration. In Professional Mode, scroll down to
the Adjustments section of the screen and then select Color Restoration as
shown below:
Note: When using Color Restoration, be sure to select settings appropriate for a color
photograph (for example, do not select Grayscale as the Image Type). In Professional
Mode, you must select Photo (not Document) as the Auto Exposure Type.
Depending on the condition of your photos or film, the colors may not be restored exactly
as you like. If necessary, click the
Image Adjustment button to correct the colors
manually.
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Using Unsharp Mask
If you have photographic images that look slightly fuzzy or indistinct, you can
sharpen them by turning on the Unsharp Mask adjustment in Office or Professional
Mode. (In Home Mode, this adjustment is automatically applied and you cannot
deselect it.)
Before
After
1. Preview your image, then marquee-select the area you want to scan.
2. In Office Mode, select Unsharp Mask in the Image Adjustments section. In
Professional Mode, scroll down to the Adjustments section and then select
Unsharp Mask, as shown below:
3. In Professional Mode, click (Windows) or
Level to increase or decrease the effect.
(Macintosh) and then choose a
Note: The Unsharp Mask Filter is not available if you’ve selected Color Smoothing,
Halftone, or Black & White as the Image Type.
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Using Descreening
If you’re scanning printed materials, such as magazines, postcards, or newspapers, or
when scanning certain ink jet prints, use the Descreening Filter to reduce the
appearance of moiré patterns in the image.
Before
After
1. Preview your image, then marquee-select the area you want to scan.
2. In Home and Office Mode, select Descreening in the Image Adjustments
section.
In Professional Mode, scroll down to the Adjustments section and then select
Descreening, as shown below:
3. In Professional Mode, click (Windows) or (Macintosh), then choose a
Screen Ruling (in lines per inch) for the type of image being scanned.
Note: The Descreening Filter is not available if Black & White is selected as the Image
Type, or if the resolution is set to greater than 600 dpi.
You cannot see the effect of this filter on the preview screen. Check your results on the
scanned image.
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Using Backlight Correction
If you have photographic images that are too dark because of backlighting, you can
remove the shadows with Backlight Correction. This feature works in both Home and
Professional Mode, but Professional Mode lets you control the level of correction you
want to apply.
Before
After
1. Preview your image, then marquee-select the area you want to scan.
2. In Home Mode, select Backlight Correction in the Image Adjustments section.
In Professional Mode, scroll down to the Adjustments section and then select
Backlight Correction, as shown below:
3. In Professional Mode, click (Windows) or
to increase or decrease the effect.
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(Macintosh), then choose a level
Using Dust Removal
You can use the Dust Removal feature to digitally remove unwanted specks of dust
from photos or from film (if you have the optional TPU). This feature works in both
Home and Professional Mode, but Professional Mode lets you control the level of
correction you want to apply.
Before
After
1. Before scanning, make sure the document table is clean and remove as much dust
as possible from your photos.
2. Preview your image, then marquee-select the area you want to scan.
3. In Home Mode select Dust Removal in the Image Adjustments section. In
Professional Mode, scroll down to the Adjustments section of the screen and then
select Dust Removal as shown:
4. In Professional Mode, click (Windows) or
Level to increase or decrease the effect.
(Macintosh) and then choose a
Note: You cannot see the results of using Dust Removal on the preview screen. Check
your results on the scanned image.
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Using Grain Reduction
You can use the Grain Reduction feature to reduce the appearance of graininess in
your scanned film. This feature is available only in Professional Mode.
1. Preview your image, then marquee-select the area you want to scan.
2. In Professional Mode, scroll down to the Adjustments section and then select
Grain Reduction.
3. Click (Windows) or
decrease the effect.
(Macintosh) and then choose a Level to increase or
Note: You cannot see the results of using Grain Reduction on the preview screen. Check
your results on the scanned image.
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Batch Scanning Photos and Film
If you’re working with photos or film, you can place multiple images on the scanner,
and then scan them all at once (instead of one-by-one) with EPSON Scan. This lets
you quickly digitize large numbers of images.
Note: If you have the Photo version of the scanner, you can use the LaserSoft Imaging
SilverFast Job Manager for high-capacity batch scanning. For details, see the on-screen
guide included with the software.
To scan multi-page documents, such as reports, use the optional ADF (see page 55).
Placing Your Photos
1. Raise the scanner cover and place your photos face-down on the glass. Be sure to
leave a space of at least 3/4 inch (20 mm) between each of the photos.
Note: If you’re scanning film, see page 48 for instructions on using the
transparency unit and film holders.
2. Close the document cover, being careful not to move your photos.
Tip: If the edges of your photos don’t scan properly, move them in about
1/16 inch (1.5 mm) from the edges of the glass.
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Previewing Your Images in Thumbnail Mode
When scanning multiple images, you can use the Thumbnail preview screen to locate
each image automatically. (To select multiple images in the Full-size preview screen,
see page 18.) Follow these steps:
1. Start EPSON Scan and follow the instructions on page 23 (for photos) or on
page 51 (for film) to make the correct settings for your document.
Note: You can scan your images in either Home or Professional Mode, but
Professional Mode is recommended for greater control over the results.
2. Click the checkbox below the
Preview button to select
Thumbnail as the type of preview
screen you want to use.
3. Click the Preview button to view
previews of all your images.
You see this screen:
Mirror image
Rotate image
Erase marquee
Select all
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Enlarge
preview
4. Click and drag within each image to select just the area you want to scan (see
page 15 for details on marquee-selecting images). For best results, avoid including
borders in your images. This enables EPSON Scan to apply the optimal exposure
and color balance settings (see page 31).
5. To see an enlarged version of an image, click the image to select it (selected images
are outlined in blue). Then click the Full Size tab.
6. Apply any color adjustments or filters, as needed.
Note: To apply the same image quality adjustments to all images at once, click
the All button, then make any desired adjustments.
7. Do one of the following:
■
To scan all your photos, click Scan.
■
To select individual photos for scanning, clear
the checkmarks from any photos you don’t
want to scan, then click Scan. Only checked
photos are scanned.
Check
photo to
scan it
8. When scanning completes, click Close to exit
EPSON Scan.
Each photo appears as a separate image in your imaging application (or is saved as
a separate file on your hard drive).
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Scanning With the a Start Button
The a Start button opens EPSON Scan—or
in Windows, you can set it to open another
application of your choice. If you set it to open
Photoshop Elements, EPSON Scan launches
automatically after Photoshop opens. If you
choose another program, you must start EPSON
Scan manually after opening the program.
Start
button
You can assign multiple applications to the a Start button, but you’ll have to decide
which program to launch after pressing it. To avoid this, do not assign more than one
application to the a Start button.
To set up the a Start button, follow the instructions below for your system.
Note: You cannot choose which application to open on Macintosh systems.
Windows Vista or XP
Follow these steps to assign an application to the a Start button in Windows Vista
or XP:
1. Do one of the following:
Windows Vista: Click
> Control Panel > Hardware and Sound
or click
> Settings > Control Panel.
Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware or
click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. Select Scanners and Cameras.
3. Do one of the following:
Windows Vista: Select Expression 10000XL and click the Properties button.
When you see the User Account Control screen, click Continue.
Windows XP: Right-click the Expression 10000XL icon, and then click
Properties.
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4. Click the Events tab. You see this window.
5. Make sure the Start Button is selected in the Select an event box.
6. Click Start this program, select a program from the list, click Apply, then click
OK.
Note: If the program you want to use is not listed, open it and then follow these
steps again. If it is still not listed, it cannot be opened using the a Start button.
You can disable the a Start button by clicking the Take no action checkbox on
the Events tab.
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Windows 2000
For Windows 2000, follow these steps to set up the a Start button:
1. Double-click the Scanners and Cameras
icon in the Windows Control Panel.
2. Select Epson Expression 10000XL and
click the Properties button.
3. Click the Events tab. You see the window
to the right.
4. Make sure Start Button appears in the
Scanner events box, then deselect any
applications you don’t want to use in the
Send to this application list. Leave
checked only the application(s) you want
to assign to the a Start button.
5. Click Apply, then click OK to close the
Epson Expression 10000XL Properties
window, then click OK again to close the
Scanners and Cameras Properties window.
Note: You can disable the a Start button by
clicking the Disable device events checkbox
on the Events tab.
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Chapter 3
Using Optional Equipment
There are three options available for the Epson Expression 10000XL:
■
Transparency unit (B12B813362), page 46
■
Automatic document feeder (B813212), page 55
■
Network Image Express interface card (B12B808393), page 63
Note: If you have the Photo version of the scanner, the transparency unit is included.
You can purchase these accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the
nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Transparency Unit
The transparency unit (B12B813362) lets you scan transparent materials—35 mm
slides, filmstrips, and negatives, 4 × 5 inch film, medium format (120/220) film, and
nonstandard film sizes up to 12.2 × 16.5 inches (309 × 420 mm). To switch
from scanning transparent materials to ordinary paper documents, see page 54.
Note: The transparency unit is optional for the GA version of the Expression 10000XL. It
is included with the Photo version.
Unpacking the Transparency Unit
Make sure that all of the following items are included in the transparency unit box. If
any items are missing or damaged, contact your Epson dealer, or contact Epson at
(562) 276-4382 (in the United States) or (905) 709-3839 (in Canada). Keep all the
packing materials so you can use them for storage when you are not scanning
transparencies.
Transparency unit
(including reflective
document mat)
Transparency guide
Film holders
(two of each type)
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Installing the Transparency Unit
1. Make sure the scanner is turned off, then
unplug the power cord from the scanner.
Document
cover
2. Fully open the scanner’s document cover,
then lift it straight up.
3. Lower the transparency unit onto the
scanner, so that the pins fit into the holes
as shown.
Transparency
unit
4. Use a coin to turn the transportation lock
to the Unlock position.
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5. Close the transparency unit.
6. Connect the transparency unit cable
to the scanner’s OPTION port, then
tighten its screws.
Using the Transparency Unit
Before using the transparency unit (TPU), you need to remove the reflective
document mat and make sure the glass on both the document table and the TPU
is clean.
1. Open the transparency unit.
1
2. Grasp the white reflective document mat by
its top edge and slide it upward to free the
bottom edge of the mat.
3. Lower the mat slightly to free the tabs at the
top edge, then remove the mat.
2
4. Place the mat in the storage pocket located
on top of the TPU.
5. Make sure the glass on the scanner’s
document table and on the TPU is
completely clean and free of dust. If
necessary, use a soft cloth to wipe it clean.
Caution: Never spray glass cleaner directly on the document table. Always spray
it on a cloth first and then wipe the glass.
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6. Place the transparency guide at the
back edge of the document glass, so
that its alignment pins fit into the
holes as shown.
Placing Standard Film Sizes on the Scanner
Use the film holders that came with the transparency unit to scan 35 mm slides,
filmstrips, negatives, 4 × 5 inch film, and medium format (120, 220 and 6 × 12 cm) film.
1. Place the film holder on a flat surface. Open its cover (if it has one), then load the
film with its shiny side face-down and the film emulsion layer face-up.
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35 mm slides
35 mm strips
4 × 5 inch film
Medium format film
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2. Make sure the transparency guide is in
place at the back edge of the document
glass (see page 49). Then place the film
holder on the document glass, aligning
the arrow marks as shown.
When scanning large numbers of images,
you can place a second film holder on the
scanner next to the first one. The holders
can be for different sizes of film (unless
you plan to scan 35 mm slides using the Thumbnail preview screen; see page 52).
3. Close the transparency unit and scan as described on page 51.
Note: If the transparency unit is not closed, you will get an error message and be
unable to scan.
Placing Nonstandard Film Sizes on the Scanner
You can scan film in nonstandard sizes up to 12.2 × 16.5 inches (309 × 420 mm).
Follow these guidelines:
1. Make sure the transparency guide is in place at the back edge of the document
glass (see page 49).
2. Set your film directly on the document
glass, with the shiny side face-down
and the film emulsion layer face-up.
Align the film with the edge of the
transparency guide, as shown.
3. Close the transparency unit and scan
as described in the next section.
Note: When setting film directly on the
glass or using film holders other than
those that came with the scanner, be sure to adjust the focus (see page 52).
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Scanning Your Film
You can scan your film in either Home Mode or Professional Mode. For greater
control over your scanned images, choose Professional Mode.
Note: Be sure to select the correct Document Type (in Home Mode) or Film Type (in
Professional Mode): Positive Film, Color Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film.
Also, be sure to adjust the focus if you’re placing your film directly on the glass (instead
of in a holder) or are using film holders other than those that came with the scanner. See
page 52.
If you’re using Professional Mode, follow these steps:
1. Open your imaging application, then choose the Import (or Acquire) option in
the application and select Epson Expression 10000XL.
Note: If you are using Windows Vista or XP and choose WIA-EPSON Expression
10000XL, certain features won’t be available.
The EPSON Scan dialog box
opens.
2. Select Professional Mode
from the selection box at the
top of the screen.
Select
Professional
Mode
Note: You may have to scroll
down to see all of the settings.
3. Under the Original settings,
select Film as your
Document Type, and then
select the correct Film Type
(Positive Film, Color
Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film).
Scroll down
to see more
options
4. Under the Destination settings, choose a color depth from the Image Type menu:
■
48-bit Color for the highest quality color scans
Note: If you choose this option, make sure your application supports 48-bit
image files (Photoshop Elements does not support 48-bit color). This option
significantly increases your file size.
■
24-bit Color for high quality color scans
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Color Smoothing to reduce color variations without lessening sharpness
■
16-bit Grayscale for the highest quality scans of black-and-white photos or
images
Note: Make sure your application supports 16-bit grayscale.
■
8-bit Grayscale for high quality scans of black-and-white photos or images
Click
(Windows) or
(Macintosh) to see more options, then choose Best or
Draft for the Scanning Quality.
5. Choose a resolution setting (50 to 12800 dpi). See page 30 for guidelines.
6. If you’re scanning 35 mm slides,
you can select Thumbnail as the
type of preview screen you want to
use. This locates each image
automatically, speeding up your
workflow (see page 39).
For all other types of film, make sure the Thumbnail checkbox is not selected.
7. Click the Preview button to see previews of your images.
8. Click and drag within each image to select just the area you want to scan. For best
results, avoid including borders in your image. This enables EPSON Scan to
apply the optimal exposure and color balance settings (see page 31).
9. If you’re not using the film holders that came with your TPU, you’ll have to reset
the focus. Click the All button (to select all the images) or click a specific image to
adjust, and then do one of the following:
If you’ve placed your film directly on the document glass, click the
Manual
focus button on the preview screen, set the focus position to 0.0, and then
click OK.
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10. Use these Adjustment settings (on the main screen) to modify your images as
necessary.
Auto Adjust – If you’ve turned off Continuous auto exposure, click this
button to apply your color management settings and have the software
determine the best exposure and color balance for your scan. (If Continuous
auto exposure is turned on, clicking this button has no effect; see page 31.)
Histogram Adjustment – Click this button to adjust the highlight, shadow,
and gamma input levels.
Tone Correction – Click this button to choose a preset tone curve for specific
effects or to change the tone curve manually.
Image Adjustment – Click this button to adjust the color balance, saturation,
brightness, and contrast settings.
Color Palette – Click this button to fine-tune the colors in your image.
For any of these settings, you can click Reset to go back to the default settings for
an image. Click Help for more information about using these options.
11. To enhance the appearance of your images, select from the following options:
■
To sharpen an image, select
Unsharp Mask.
■
To reduce the appearance of
graininess in your film, select
Grain Reduction.
■
To correct the color on faded
photos, select Color
Restoration.
■
To remove shadows on images that have too much background light, select
Backlight Correction.
■
To digitally remove unwanted specks of dust, select Dust Removal.
Click (Windows) or (Macintosh) next to each setting and then choose a Level
to increase or decrease the effect. For more information about these options, see
page 33.
12. Click Scan.
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13. When scanning completes, click Close to exit EPSON Scan and view the scanned
images in your imaging application.
Scanning Paper Documents
If you want to scan an ordinary paper document while leaving the transparency unit
installed, follow these steps.
1. Remove the transparency guide.
2. Insert the reflective document mat, top
edge first, being careful to keep the mat’s
white surface from getting caught under the
frame of the TPU.
3. Insert the tabs along the bottom edge of the
mat to hold it in place.
4. Scan your document, following the
instructions in Chapter 1 for the mode that
you’re using.
Note: If you’re scanning in Professional
Mode, be sure to select Reflective as your
Document Type.
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2
Automatic Document Feeder
The optional automatic document feeder (B813212) lets you feed multi-page
documents into your scanner. You can use it to scan single- or double-sided pages.
The document feeder is particularly useful for OCR (optical character recognition),
or for creating an image database.
Unpacking the Automatic Document Feeder
When you unpack your automatic document feeder, make sure you have the parts
shown below. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your Epson dealer, or call
Epson at (562) 276-4382 (in the United States) or (905) 709-3839 (in Canada).
Large feet
(not used)
Automatic
document feeder
Screws
Knobs
Small feet
Screwdriver
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Installing the Automatic Document Feeder
Note: The automatic document feeder (ADF) is heavy, so be sure to have someone help
you with this procedure. Also, because the document feeder is large, leave adequate
space around the scanner for handling it.
1. Make sure your scanner is turned off, then
unplug the power cord from the scanner.
2. Fully open the scanner’s document cover,
then lift it straight out.
3. Insert the installation screws
that came with the ADF into
the holes in the back of the
scanner, then secure them with
the included screwdriver tool.
4. Attach the two smaller feet to
the ADF as shown.
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5. Mount the ADF on the
installation screws, as shown.
Warning: The ADF is heavy. Ask
for assistance when lifting it.
6. Twist the knobs onto the ends
of the screws and tighten them
using the screwdriver tool.
7. Attach the ADF cable to the
scanner’s OPTION port, then
tighten its connector screws.
8. Make sure the high-speed/
low-speed switch is set to the
circular mark (for high-speed
scanning) as shown.
9. Close the ADF.
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Loading Pages in the Automatic Document Feeder
The ADF can hold up to 100 pieces of paper, based on a paper weight of 55 g/m2,
up to a total thickness of about 1/2 inch (12 mm). If you’re using 20 pound bond
paper, it’s somewhat thicker and heavier (75 g/m2), so you won’t be able to load quite
as many sheets. Use the marking on the side of the tray as a guide, as shown:
Do not load paper above
the top line
The ADF accepts the following sizes of paper, in weights from about 13 to 34 pounds
letter-size (50 to 127 g/m2):
U.S. paper sizes
International paper sizes
Ledger or tabloid (11 × 17 inch)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inch)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inch)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inch)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
B4 (250 × 353 mm)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
B5 (176 × 250 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
Before loading the ADF, make sure the document:
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Has no wet ink on it.
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Has no holes or no cut-out areas.
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Is not ripped or wrinkled.
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Has no staples or other objects attached that may damage the feeder.
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Has no folds near the edge (within 1/4 inch of the edge).
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Is not a multipart form.
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Is not bound.
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Has no carbon coating.
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Follow these steps to load a document:
1. Arrange the pages of your document into a stack. If necessary, slide the edge guide
out of the way, then place the stack face-up on the ADF’s input tray. Insert it
short end first until it meets resistance. Do not force it into the ADF.
Portrait
A
Landscape
Insert left
edge first
A
Insert bottom
edge first
2. Slide the edge guide flush against the stack, but not too tightly. If your pages are
long, you may need to extend the paper support.
Extend paper support
for long pages
3. Scan your document as described in the next section.
Note: Pages are fed from the top and ejected face-down, keeping them in their
original order.
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Scanning Your Document
You can scan your document in either Office Mode (for text and business documents)
or Professional Mode (for photos and other graphics). See page 21 for instructions on
scanning a document for OCR.
Note: Do not feed valuable photographs or artwork into the ADF; misfeeding could result
in wrinkling or damage. Instead, place such items individually on the scanner glass.
To scan an individual document while the ADF is attached, just lift the ADF and place your
document face-down on the glass. Select Document Table under the Document Source
option in EPSON Scan. Do not open the ADF while scanning, or you’ll get an error
message.
See Chapter 1 for basic scanning instructions, and follow these guidelines:
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For the Document Source setting, select ADF - Single-sided or
ADF - Double-sided as appropriate for your document. Make sure you
haven’t left any documents on the scanner glass.
■
When scanning double-sided documents, you can automatically orient the front
and back images of each page the same way (right side up) after scanning. Click
the Configuration button, select the ADF Double-sided tab, and choose Match
the direction of front and back images.
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If you want to scan only part of each page, load the first page only. Click the
Preview button. The first page is scanned and ejected. Adjust the marquee in the
Preview area to select just the area you want to scan (see page 16), then load your
entire document (including the first page). When you click Scan, the scanner
scans only the selected area for all pages of your document.
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When you scan multi-page documents and save them as one PDF or Multi-Tiff
file, you can change the order, rotate, or delete pages as necessary before saving
them. Click Edit page after you finish scanning, then use the icons to edit as
necessary. For more information, see your on-screen Reference Guide.
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You can scan documents whose pages vary in length, but they must all be the
same width, and you cannot preview them. After arranging your documents into a
stack, hold the stack upright and tap it several times on your desk to even up the
bottom edge. Load the stack into the scanner face-up, bottom edge first.
In Office Mode, set the Document Size setting to Auto Detect. Scan your
document by clicking the Scan button (do not click Preview).
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Using Optional Equipment
Clearing Paper Jams
If a paper jam occurs, follow these steps to clear it:
1. Open the ADF to determine where the
paper jam is located.
2. If pages jammed while feeding,
open the cover on the left and
slowly pull out the jammed pages
from the top or bottom.
Open cover on
left side
Note: Pull out jammed pages
slowly to avoid tearing them.
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3. If pages jammed while ejecting, open
the cover on the right and remove the
pages as shown.
Note: Pull out jammed pages slowly to
avoid tearing them.
4. Open the cover on top of the ADF and
check for any pages inside.
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Open right
cover
Network Image Express Interface Card
This section explains how to install the optional Network Image Express interface
card (B12B808393) in your scanner.
Setting Up Client Computers
Before connecting the scanner to your network, make sure any computer you want to
use for scanning is set up properly. Check that:
■
an Ethernet network card is installed in the computer
■
the computer is configured to use the TCP/IP network protocol
■
your scanner software is installed (see the Start Here sheet for instructions)
For instructions on installing your computer’s card, see the manual that came with
the card. For instructions on setting up TCP/IP, see the Expression 10000XL
Reference Guide on your computer.
Installing the Card in Your Scanner
1. Turn off the scanner and disconnect the power cord and any cables.
2. Remove the two screws securing the shield plate to the scanner’s optional interface
slot, and then remove the plate. Keep the screws and shield plate in case you want
to reinstall them later.
3. Fully insert the Network Image Express card in the slot, and tighten its screws.
Caution: Do not insert the card with the scanner turned on, or you could damage
the card or the scanner.
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4. Plug in the scanner and reconnect its cables.
5. Initialize the card by holding down its RESET button (to the right of the
connector) while you turn on the scanner. Continue holding down the button for
about 10 seconds, until the card’s red and green lights (to the left of the
connector) turn on.
Now you’re ready to connect the scanner to your network.
Connecting the Scanner to Your Network
1. Turn off the scanner.
2. Connect an Ethernet cable (Category 5
unshielded twisted-pair) to the RJ-45
jack on the card, and then connect the
other end to a hub on your network.
Note: To prevent corruption of scanned
data, you must use a Category 5 cable.
Do not connect the scanner directly to
your computer; instead, connect it to the
network through an existing hub.
3. Turn on the scanner.
4. Check the lights on the card. Initialization is in progress while the red and green
lights are on. When the yellow light comes on, initialization is complete.
5. Assign the card an IP address. See the Network Image Express Card User’s Guide for
instructions. Be sure to note the address, as you’ll need it in the next section.
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Setting Up EPSON Scan
Follow these steps to use the EPSON Scan Settings utility to enable network
scanning.
1. Start EPSON Scan Settings:
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Windows: Click Start or , point to Programs or All Programs, point to
EPSON Scan, then select EPSON Scan Settings.
■
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder,
then click EPSON Scan Settings.
You see this screen:
2. Select your scanner from the Select
Scanner list.
3. Select Network as the type of connection.
4. Enter the Network Image Express Card’s
IP address or host name in the Network
Scanner Address field.
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5. Click Test to check the connection.
If everything works properly, you see this message:
If you have any problems, see the Troubleshooting
section in the Network Image Express Card User’s
Guide.
6. Click OK to save your settings.
Now you are ready to scan. See Chapter 1 for instructions on using the EPSON Scan
software.
Note: Do not use the Fast User Switching function while scanning (Macintosh OS X 10.3
or later).
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Chapter 4
Maintenance
To protect your scanner and ensure that it continues to operate well, follow the
instructions in these sections:
■
Transporting the scanner
■
Cleaning the scanner
Caution: Never open the scanner case. If you think repairs or adjustments are
necessary, consult your dealer or contact Epson.
Transporting the Scanner
Always lock the transportation lock when you transport the scanner over a long
distance or store it for an extended time.
1. If you’re using the ADF or TPU, remove it from the scanner and replace the
scanner’s cover.
Warning: Make sure you have someone help you lift the automatic document
feeder.
2. Turn on the scanner and wait about 30 seconds for it to initialize. When the
Ready light stops blinking and remains green, turn the scanner off.
3. Push down the transportation lock at the
back of the scanner to the Lock position.
4. Place the scanner in its original box, or a
similar box with enough packing material
to prevent movement inside the box.
Transportation lock
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Cleaning the Scanner
To keep your scanner operating at its best, clean it periodically.
1. Press the . power button to turn the scanner off, and unplug the power cord.
Caution: Always unplug the scanner before cleaning.
2. Use a soft, damp cloth and mild detergent to clean the outer case.
Caution: Be careful not to spill liquid or let water get into the scanner mechanism
or electronic components. This could permanently damage them.
Never use alcohol, thinner, or corrosive solvent to clean the scanner. These
chemicals can damage the scanner components as well as the case.
3. Clean dust and smudges from the document table glass with a soft, dry cloth (a
microfiber glass cleaning cloth is recommended). You can also use compressed air
spray cleaner.
To remove grease, use pretreated lens or scanner wipes, or a small amount of glass
cleaner on a soft cloth. Dry the document table glass afterwards.
Caution: Never spray glass cleaner directly on the document table. Always spray
it on a cloth first and then wipe the glass.
Never use a harsh or abrasive brush or cleaning product to clean the document
table. A damaged glass surface can decrease the scanning quality.
Avoid leaving photos on the scanner glass for extended periods of time, or
residue from the photos may adhere to the glass.
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Maintenance
Chapter 5
Solving Problems
This chapter gives you the basics for diagnosing and solving problems. It also tells you
how to uninstall your scanner software, and how to contact Epson in case you need
help.
If the scanner’s Error light is on or flashing, see “Checking the Status Lights” in the
next section to determine the reason. Otherwise check for solutions in these sections:
■
Scanner Problems
■
Software Problems
■
Quality Problems
If you’re unable to solve the problem yourself, see “Where To Get Help” on page 79.
Tip: It’s a good idea to check Epson’s support web site periodically for possible updates
to your scanner software. Visit epson.com/support and check to see if there is new
software available, free of charge, for downloading to your computer. Downloading
instructions are posted for your convenience.
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Checking the Status Lights
You can diagnose some problems by checking the scanner’s lights, as described below.
If you don’t find the answer here, see “Problems and Solutions” on page 71.
Error light
Ready light
a Start button
. Power button
Light
Scanner Status
Ready light is on or
The green Ready light is on when the scanner is ready to scan.
It flashes when scanning is in progress.
flashing.
Error and Ready
lights are both off.
Error and Ready
lights are both on.
Error and Ready
lights are both
flashing.
Make sure your scanner is connected to a working outlet, then
press the . power button.
The scanner has received an incorrect command from your
scanner software. Try scanning again. If the problem persists,
try reinstalling your scanner software (see page 77).
If you’re using the automatic document feeder, there may be a
paper jam. Clear any jammed paper as described on page 61,
then close all open covers.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, there may be a problem with
the fluorescent lamp, or another problem. Contact Epson as
described on page 79.
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Problems and Solutions
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you’re having trouble setting up your scanner,
scanning, or getting the quality you want from your scans.
Scanner Problems
You see an error message when you
try to scan.
The Ready light doesn’t come on or
flashes.
■
Check the cable connections, and
make sure the scanner is turned on.
■
The Ready light flashes when
scanning is in progress. If you are
scanning a large file, wait for
scanning to finish.
■
■
Make sure the scanner power cord
is securely plugged into the
scanner and the power outlet, and
that the scanner is turned on.
If you have a USB connection, use
the cable that came with the
scanner. Try using a different USB
port. If your scanner is connected to
a USB hub, connect it directly to the
computer’s USB port.
■
Check the Windows Device
Manager. If you see a ! or ? mark, or
the scanner appears as an Unknown
Device, uninstall and reinstall
EPSON Scan (see page 77).
■
If necessary, uninstall and reinstall
your software. See the instructions
for uninstalling software on page 77.
■
Check that the power outlet is
working and is not controlled by a
wall switch or timer.
■
If you’re using the automatic
document feeder or transparency
unit, make sure its cable is
connected to the OPTION
connector in back of the scanner.
Then restart your computer.
■
If you’re using the automatic
document feeder, make sure a
document is loaded, and pages are
not jammed. If a jam occurs,
remove the jammed pages as
described on page 61.
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The scanner doesn’t scan your
image.
Pages jam in the automatic
document feeder.
■
Make sure the scanner is ready to
scan. Wait until the Ready light
stops flashing and remains on.
Remove the jammed pages, following
the instructions on page 61.
■
Check the Windows Device
Manager. If there are any
Unknown Device icons, select
them and click Remove or
Uninstall.
The automatic document feeder is
running too slowly.
■
■
■
If you’re using imaging software,
such as Adobe Photoshop
Elements, make sure you select
EPSON Expression 10000XL as
your scanner or import source.
Make sure you have enough
memory to scan your image. If
you’re scanning a large image or
scanning at a high resolution,
close any unnecessary programs.
Try scanning at a lower resolution,
or select part of the image to scan.
If you still cannot scan, you may
need to upgrade your RAM.
If you’re using the optional
automatic document feeder, run
EPSON Scan in Office Mode or
Professional Mode, and select
ADF - Single-sided or
ADF - Double-sided as the
Document Source. Also, make
sure the original document is
inserted face-up.
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Check the high-speed switch and
make sure it’s in the upper position
(see page 57).
You cannot scan film with the
transparency unit.
■
Make sure the reflective document
mat is removed.
■
Make sure the tranportation lock
on the TPU is turned to the
Unlock position (see page 47).
The scanner doesn’t start when you
press the a Start button.
■
In Windows, check the Events tab
in the scanner’s Properties
window. Make sure Take no
action or Disable device events
is not selected.
■
On Macintosh systems, the
a Start button opens EPSON
Scan. You cannot assign another
application to it.
Software Problems
Some of the bonus software that
came with your scanner doesn’t
work in Windows Vista.
You may need to upgrade the software.
Contact the manufacturer as described
on page 80.
When previewing a scan, the
Thumbnail preview screen does not
locate the image properly.
■
Make sure you’ve selected the
correct Document Type in
EPSON Scan.
■
Make sure the white part of the
document cover (or the white
ADF belt, if you’re using the
document feeder) is clean.
■
If the edges of your image are light,
they may not scan. Use the
Full-size preview screen, or
increase the size of the thumbnail
cropping area (see page 15).
EPSON Scan doesn’t work properly.
■
Make sure your system meets the
minimum requirements listed on
page 85.
■
Check your computer’s memory.
If you’re running other software at
the same time, have many device
drivers, or are scanning a large
image, the computer may not have
enough memory. (See your
software and computer manuals.)
You can’t scan multiple images.
■
Make sure your scanner software is
correctly installed and set up. If
necessary, reinstall it (see page 77).
If you’re using the Thumbnail
preview screen, position photos or
documents at least 3/4 of an inch
apart.
■
Make sure the application you are
using supports multiple image
scanning.
■
You can’t select ADF as the
Document Source (Office Mode or
Professional Mode).
The scanned image isn’t the same
size as the original.
Make sure the optional automatic
document feeder is installed correctly
and securely connected to the
OPTION connector on the back of the
scanner. If you need to reconnect it,
restart your computer afterward.
You can’t judge the size of the printed
image by what you see on your screen.
The image size settings in your scanner
software determine the size of the
printed image. Check the Target Size
setting in EPSON Scan.
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The file size is too big.
■
You can adjust individual color
tones in Professional Mode by
using the
Histogram
Adjustment
Tone Correction,
or
Color Palette controls.
■
Select suitable color control
settings in EPSON Scan (see
page 31).
■
For the greatest color accuracy, use
a color management tool such as
MonacoEZcolor (included with
your scanner).
Select a lower resolution (dpi), or scan
only part of the image.
Quality Problems
Make sure your original photo or
document is in good condition. If it’s
damaged, dirty, or wrinkled, these
imperfections will show up in your
scan. If the original looks okay, check
for solutions in the sections below.
Note: Your printer and monitor
may not always match the
colors in the original exactly,
because the technologies
produce color in different ways.
Note: You can use features such as
Color Restoration, Backlight
Correction, or Dust Removal to
clean up your original images
(see page 33).
The colors in your scanned image
look different from the colors in the
original document.
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Make sure the Image Type setting
in EPSON Scan is correct. In
Professional Mode, try selecting an
Image Type setting that offers
greater color depth (if your
imaging application supports it).
■
In Home Mode, select a
Document Type that matches
what you’re scanning.
■
Marquee-select only the area in
your image that you want to scan.
Avoid selecting any borders.
Solving Problems
Your scanned image is blank, or it’s
too light or too dark.
■
Adjust the Brightness and Contrast
settings in EPSON Scan.
■
Make sure the document is facedown on the document table.
■
If you’re using the optional ADF,
make sure the original document is
inserted face-up.
■
If scanning text or line art, select
Black&White for the Image Type
and adjust the Threshold setting.
Your scanned image is out of focus.
■
Check the position and condition
of your document. Make sure it is
flat against the scanner’s document
glass. If only part of the image is
blurred, your document may be
wrinkled or warped.
■
If you’ve placed transparent film
directly on the document glass, or
if you’re using film holders other
than those that came with the
TPU, you may have to adjust the
focus (see page 52).
■
Try applying Unsharp Mask (see
page 34).
■
Make sure the document table
glass is clean.
■
Make sure the scanner is on a flat,
stable surface, and your document
didn’t shift during scanning.
The edges of the document aren’t
scanned properly.
■
Don’t place your document right
up against the edges of the
document table. Move the
document about 1/16 of an inch
away from the edges.
■
If colors are patchy or distorted at
the edges of the image, the
document may be too thick, or
there may be outside light
interfering with the scan. If you are
scanning without the cover, place
paper over the edges of the
document to block outside light.
Your image scans at an angle.
■
Check the position of your
document. Carefully align it with
the edges of the document table.
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■
Try using the Thumbnail preview
screen to scan your image (see
page 15). The Thumbnail preview
automatically corrects the angle of
the image if it’s tilted.
Straight lines in the image come out
jagged.
■
■
Make sure the document is aligned
with the edges of the document
table.
Try scanning your image at a
higher resolution (dpi).
A line of pixels is missing from the
image.
■
If a line of pixels is missing from
the scanned image on your screen,
the scanner sensor is not working
correctly. See “Where To Get
Help” on page 79.
■
If a line of pixels is missing from
your printouts, your printer may
need cleaning or have some other
problem. See your printer manual.
Moiré (cross-hatch) patterns appear
in the scanned image.
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■
In EPSON Scan, select the
Descreening checkbox. If you’re
using Professional Mode, select a
Screen Ruling that matches your
document.
■
Make the image size slightly larger
or smaller.
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■
Use a transparent sheet between
the document and the document
table to defocus the image slightly.
■
Reposition the document so it’s at
a slightly different angle on the
document table.
You get poor character recognition
during OCR scanning.
Use Office Mode, select Black&White
for the Image Type, and adjust the
Threshold setting.
Uninstalling Your Scanner Software
If you need to uninstall EPSON Scan, follow the instructions below. Be sure to
remove your software as described here before reinstalling it.
Note: To uninstall other software included with your scanner, see the online help
documents included with those programs.
Windows
1. Turn off the scanner and disconnect it from your computer.
2. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program (Windows
Vista), Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Add/Remove Programs
(Windows 2000).
3. Select EPSON Scan, and click Uninstall/Change (Windows Vista) or
Change/Remove (Windows XP or 2000).
With Windows Vista, when you see the User Account Control screen, click
Continue.
4. When a confirmation box appears, click Yes.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the software. If you see a message
prompting you to restart the computer, select Yes, I want to restart my
computer now, and click Finish.
See the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
Macintosh
1. Turn off your scanner and disconnect it from your computer.
2. Insert your Scanner Software CD-ROM in your drive. If necessary, double-click
the CD-ROM icon.
3. Open the COMMON\EPSON Scan folder.
4. Double-click the EPSON Scan Installer icon.
5. If the Authorization window opens, click the key icon, enter the Administrator’s
name and password, click OK, then click Continue.
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6. After the initial screen, click Accept. You see this screen:
Select Uninstall
7. Select Uninstall from the Easy Install list. Then click Uninstall.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the software. When you’re done,
click Quit to close the EPSON Scan Installer screen.
See the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
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Where To Get Help
If you are having problems with your scanner, see the contact information in the
section below. If you are having problems with any of the software that came with
your scanner, see page 80.
Epson Technical Support
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at epson.com/support and select your product for
solutions to common problems. You can download drivers and documentation, get
FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (Epson Expression 10000XL)
■
Product serial number (located on the back of the scanner)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration
■
Description of the problem
Then call:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4382, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
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Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase supplies and accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find
the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase
online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Software Technical Support
Use the resources listed below for help with software that came with your scanner:
Software
Telephone and Fax*
Online and E-mail
EPSON Scan
U.S.: (562) 276-4382
epson.com/support
Canada: (905) 709-3839
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
(510) 226-6717
www.abbyyusa.com
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday
support@abbyyusa.com
(206) 675-6358
www.adobe.com/support
6:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday
through Friday (pay support)
techdocs@adobe.com
Monaco Systems
MonacoEZcolor
(914) 347-3300
www.xritephoto.com/
support
LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast
(Photo version of the scanner
only)
(888) 309-4215
www.SilverFast.com
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Eastern
Time, Monday through
Friday (pay support)
support@SilverFast.com
ABBYY FineReader Sprint
Adobe Photoshop Elements
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM,
Eastern Time, Monday
through Friday
* Toll or long distance charges may apply.
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Appendix A
Specifications
Scanner
General
Scanner type
Flatbed, color
Photoelectric device
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels
29280 × 41280 pixels (2400 dpi)
Color depth
48-bit internal/48-bit external
Grayscale depth
16-bit internal/16-bit external
Maximum document size
12.2 × 17.2 inches (310 × 437 mm)
Resolution
2400 dpi (optical)
Maximum hardware resolution
2400 dpi (main scan)
4800 dpi with Micro Step Drive
(sub scan)
Maximum interpolated resolution
12800 dpi
Speed (1200 dpi, reflective documents)
Line art:
2.7 ms/line
Grayscale: 2.7 ms/line
Color:
8.0 ms/line
Color separation
RGB color filters
Reading sequence
Monochrome: One-pass scanning
Color byte sequence: One-pass scanning
(R, G, B)
Color line sequence: One-pass scanning
(R, G, B)
Zoom
50 to 200% in 1% increments
Command level
ESC/I-B8
FS
Pixel depth
16 bits per pixel input, 1 to 16 bits per
pixel output
Brightness
7 levels
Line art settings
Fixed threshold
TET (Text Enhancement Technology,
enable/disable selectable)
Digital halftoning
AAS (Auto Area Segmentation,
enable/disable selectable)
3 error diffusion modes (A, B, and C)
4 dither patterns (A, B, C, and D) for
bi-level and quad-level data
(2 downloadable dither patterns)
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Gamma correction
2 types for CRT display
3 types for printer
1 type user-defined
Color correction
1 type for CRT display
3 types for printer (available in color
byte sequence mode and color line
sequence mode)
1 type user-defined
Interfaces
USB 2.0 (Type B receptacle connector)
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
10Base-T/100Base-TX, optional
Light source
Xenon gas cold cathode fluorescent
lamp
Reliability
100,000 cycles of carriage movement
(main unit MCBF)
Dimensions
Width:
25.8 inches (656 mm)
Depth:
18.0 inches (458 mm)
Height:
6.2 inches (158 mm)
Weight
Approximately 31.9 lb (14.5 kg)
Electrical
Ratings
Voltage:
90 to 132 VAC
Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Current:
1.2 A
Power consumption
Operating: Approximately 45 W
Approximately 55 W
with ADF or TPU
Standby: Approximately 6 W
(without ADF or TPU)
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Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
50 to 89 °F
Storage:
–13 to 140 °F
(–25 to 60 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operating: 10 to 80%
Storage:
10 to 85%
Operating conditions
Ordinary office or home conditions.
Avoid dust, direct sunlight, and
proximity to strong light sources.
Standards and Approvals
Safety:
UL 60950
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
EMC:
FCC part 15
subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
USB Interface
Interface type
Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 2.0
Electrical standard
Full speed mode (12 Mbps) and High
speed mode (480 Mbps) of Universal
Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
Connector type
One receptacle (Type B)
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Interface
Interface type
IEEE 1394-1995 compatible
Data transfer method
Half-duplex Data/Strobe differential
serial
Synchronization method
Clock synchronization with DS-Link
Encoding/decoding
DS-Link
Logic level
3.3 V
Compatible connectors
IEEE 1394-1995 compatible
Power class
Power class code 100
No power supply from external sources
Repeat function with bus power
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F
(5 to 35 °C)
Standby: –13 to 140 °F
(–25 to 60 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operating: 10 to 80%
Standby: 10 to 85%
Automatic Document
Feeder (B813212)
Paper input/output
Load face-up; eject face-down
Paper quantity
100 pages (55 g/m2 paper,
maximum total thickness
under 0.48 inches [12 mm])
Reliability
100,000 sheets (load/eject MCBF)
Dimensions and weight
Width:
23.8 inches (605 mm)
Depth:
19.2 inches (488 mm)
Height:
5.3 inches (134 mm)
Weight:
28.7 lb (13 kg)
Electrical
Input:
24 VDC, 1.5 A
5 VDC, 0.4 A
Transparency Unit
(B12B813362)
Film types
35 mm strips or slides
Medium format (120/220) 6 × 18 cm
4 × 5 inch film
transparencies up to 12.2 × 16.5 inch
Maximum scan area
12.2 × 16.5 inches (309 × 420 mm)
Dimensions and weight
Width:
25.8 inches (656 mm)
Depth:
18.1 inches (460 mm)
Height:
1.6 inches (40 mm)
Weight:
11 lb (6 kg)
Electrical
Input:
24 VDC, 1.3 A
5 VDC, 0.3 A
Specifications
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Specifications
Appendix B
Requirements and Notices
System Requirements
The minimum system requirements to run the scanner in Windows and Macintosh are listed below.
For optimum performance, a faster processor and more memory are recommended. If you’re scanning
high resolution images, you need more than the minimum available hard disk space.
Note: Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of your computer
system, including the video card, monitor, and software. See the documentation for these
products for details.
Windows
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Microsoft Windows-compatible Pentium® processor, 266 MHz or faster (800 MHz or faster
recommended for Windows Vista)
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Preinstalled Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows
2000
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USB (1.1 or 2.0) or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port. To use the scanner’s optional network card, your
computer must be connected to an existing network using TCP/IP.
IEEE 1394 card must be IEEE1394a-2000 compatible and OHCI compliant
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128MB RAM for Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows 2000
(512MB RAM recommended)
512MB RAM for Windows Vista (1GB RAM recommended)
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300MB available hard disk space
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CD-ROM drive
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VGA color monitor with 800 × 600 resolution (1024 × 768 or higher recommended)
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16-bit, 65K-color display adapter card (24-bit display adapter card with millions of colors
recommended)
128MB graphics memory recommended for Windows Vista
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Macintosh
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Macintosh PowerPC® or Intel® Core™ processor (500 MHz or faster recommended)
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OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.9 to 10.4.x
Note: Check the Apple website for any updates to your operating system. Fast User
Switching is not supported for Mac® OS X 10.3 and above.
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USB (1.1 or 2.0) or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port. To use the scanner’s optional network card, your
computer must be connected to an existing network using TCP/IP.
IEEE 1394 requires IEEE1394a-2000 compatible and OHCI-compliant interface card
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128MB RAM (512MB RAM recommended)
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300MB available hard disk space
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CD-ROM drive
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VGA color monitor with 800 × 600 screen resolution (1024 × 768 or higher recommended)
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16-bit 65K-color display adapter card (24-bit display adapter card with millions of colors
recommended)
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the scanner.
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Unplug the scanner before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Don’t spill liquid on the
scanner. Use a soft, dry cloth or a compressed air spray designed for cleaning electronic equipment
to clean dust from the document table glass.
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Do not place the scanner on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heat source.
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Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another cord may result in fire or
electric shock.
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This product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result
in fire or electric shock.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the scanner’s label, and always supply power
directly from a standard domestic electric outlet with a power cord that meets the relevant local
safety standards.
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Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same
circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
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Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
Requirements and Notices
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If you use an extension cord, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the
extension cord doesn’t exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of
all devices plugged into the wall outlet doesn’t exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
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Do not attempt to service the scanner yourself.
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Do not spray lubricants inside the scanner.
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Never open the scanner case. If you think repairs or adjustments are necessary, consult your dealer
or contact Epson.
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Unplug the scanner and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions: if the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the scanner; if the scanner
has been dropped or the case damaged; if the scanner does not operate normally or exhibits a
distinct change in performance. Do not adjust controls that are not covered by the operating
instructions.
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Lock the transportation lock on the scanner and transparency unit before shipping or transporting
these units.
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The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations
regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash.
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU
Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Epson America, Inc.
Located at:
MS 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein complies with 47CFR Part 2 and
15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is identical to the representative
unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity
production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Type of Product:
Model:
Product:
Epson
Image Scanner
J181A
Epson Expression 10000XL
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the
FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment
interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave
cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du
Canada.
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Requirements and Notices
ENERGY STAR Compliance
This product conforms to the new ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Imaging Equipment
(Version 1.0) effective April 1, 2007.
Note: When used with the transparency unit, the scanner does not conform to the ENERGY STAR
requirements.
Warranty
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the first end user customer of the Epson
product enclosed with this limited warranty statement that the product, if purchased new and operated
in the United States or Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from
defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of original purchase. For
warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your Epson product prove defective during the
warranty period, please bring the product securely packaged in its original container or an equivalent,
along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care
Center. You are responsible for all costs (shipping, insurance, travel time) in getting the product to the
service location. Epson will, at its option, repair or replace on an exchange basis the defective unit,
without charge for parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a
part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement unit may be new or refurbished to
the Epson standard of quality, and at Epson’s option, the replacement may be another model of like
kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered product will not exceed the original
retail selling price of the covered product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the
remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to refurbished or reconditioned
products. This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and Canada. This warranty does
not cover damage to the Epson product caused by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or
certified by Epson. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty does not cover third party parts,
components or peripheral devices added to the Epson product after its shipment from Epson, e.g.,
dealer-added boards, chips or drives. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson
label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly
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maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect,
improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical
current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson products, or service other than by an Epson
Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in service, you will be held
responsible for costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED
TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY
STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE
VOID. IN THE EVENT THE REMEDIES ABOVE FAIL, EPSON’S ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL
BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCT
COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE
FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH OF
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some
jurisdictions do not allow certain exclusions or limitations on damages, so the above limitations and
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the Epson Authorized Reseller or Epson Customer Care Center nearest you call:
(800) 922-8911 or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.
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Requirements and Notices
Index
A
C
ABBYY FineReader Sprint
manuals, 8
technical support, 80
using, 21 to 23
Accessories, 45, 80
Adobe Photoshop Elements
technical support, 80
using, 19 to 20
Auto Adjust, 25, 32, 53
Auto Detect, 16, 22, 25, 60
Auto Exposure Type, 24
Automatic document feeder
high speed switch, 57, 72
installing, 56 to 57
paper jams, 61 to 62
problems, 70, 72 to 73
purchasing, 45
scanning to PDF, 60
specifications, 58, 83
unpacking, 55
using, 58 to 60
Cleaning the scanner, 68
Client computers, 63
Color
accuracy, 31
adjustments, 25 to 26, 33, 53
managing, 31 to 32
problems, 74
Color Palette, 26, 53
Color Restoration, 26, 33, 53
ColorSync, 31
Configuration settings, 15, 32, 60
Contrast setting, 20, 26, 53, 74
B
Backlight Correction, 26, 36, 53
Batch scanning, 39 to 41
Blank image, 74
Blurred image, 75
Brightness setting, 20, 26, 53, 74
Buttons, scanner, 70
D
Declaration of Conformity, 87
Densitometer, 17
Descreening, 35
Destination setting, 20, 24, 51
Document positioning
film, 49 to 50
photos, 39
problems, 75 to 76
single sheet, 11 to 12
Document Source setting, 22, 60
Document Type setting, 19, 51
Documentation, 8 to 9
Dust Removal, 26, 37, 53
E
Electrical requirements, 82
ENERGY STAR, 89
Environmental requirements, 82
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Epson
accessories, 45, 80
help, 79 to 80
EPSON Scan
Home Mode, 12, 19 to 20
Office Mode, 12, 21 to 23
previewing scans, 14 to 18, 20, 25, 40 to 41,
52, 60, 73
problems, 73 to 76
Professional Mode, 12, 23 to 26, 51 to 54
scanning to a file, 27
starting, 13, 42 to 44
technical support, 80
EPSON Scan Settings utility, 65
Error light, 70
Ethernet card, see Network card
F
Faint image, 74
Fast User Switching function, 66
FCC compliance statement, 88
File Save settings, 23, 28
File size, 74
Film, scanning, 49 to 54
FireWire
requirements, 85 to 86
specifications, 82 to 83
Focus
adjusting, 51, 52
problems, 75
Full-size preview
selecting, 15
using, 18
G
Gamma adjustment, 25, 32, 53
Grain Reduction, 38, 53
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H
Help
Epson, 79 to 80
software, 8, 80
High speed switch, 57, 72
Histogram adjustment, 25, 53
Home Mode
description, 12
selecting, 14
using, 19 to 20
I
ICM, 31
IEEE 1394, see FireWire
Image adjustments, 17, 20, 26
Image quality
enhancing, 33 to 38
problems, 74 to 76
Image Type setting, 19, 22
Installing
automatic document feeder, 56 to 57
network card, 63 to 64
scanner, 8
transparency unit, 47 to 48
L
LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast
manuals, 8
technical support, 80
using, 29, 39
Lights, scanner, 70
Loading documents
in ADF, 58 to 59
single sheets, 11 to 12
Lock, transportation, 47, 67, 72
M
P
Macintosh system requirements, 86
Maintenance, 67 to 68
Manuals, 8 to 9
Marquees
adjusting, 17
creating, 16
multiple, 18
Memory, computer, 72 to 73, 85 to 86
Mode, selecting, 14
Moiré patterns, 26, 35, 76
MonacoEZcolor
manuals, 8
technical support, 80
using, 31
Moving scanner, 67
Multi-page documents, scanning, 60
Multiple images
problems scanning, 73
scanning, 18, 40 to 41
Paper jams, fixing, 61 to 62
PDF, scanning to, 60
Photoshop Elements
manuals, 8
technical support, 80
using, 19 to 20
Placing documents
in ADF, 58 to 59
single sheets, 11 to 12
Power button, location, 70
Preview screen
Auto Detect function, 16
densitometer, 17
Full-size, 15, 18
marquees, 16 to 18
previewing multi-page documents, 60
selecting scan area, 16
Target Size setting, 16
Thumbnail, 14 to 15, 73
using, 15 to 18, 40 to 41
Zoom, 17
Problems
automatic document feeder, 70, 72 to 73
color, 74
image quality, 74 to 76
previewing scan, 73
scanner, 71 to 72
software, 73 to 76
transparency unit, 72, 75
Professional Mode
description, 12
selecting, 14
using, 23 to 26
N
Negatives, scanning, 49
Network card
client computers, 63
installing, 63 to 64
purchasing, 45
O
OCR
problems, 76
scanning, 21 to 23
Office Mode
description, 12
selecting, 14
using, 21 to 23
Optional equipment, see Automatic document
feeder, network card, transparency unit
R
Ready light, 70
Reference Guide, 9
Requirements
electrical, 82
environmental, 82
system, 85 to 86
Resizing images, 30
Index
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Resolution
choosing, 25, 30, 52, 72
maximum, 81
Restoring faded color, 33
Rotating image, 14, 17
S
Safety instructions, 86 to 87
Scaling images, 30
Scanner
buttons, 70
cleaning, 68
lights, 70
moving, 67
problems, 71 to 72
transportation lock, 67
Scanning
area, selecting, 16
batches of images, 39 to 41
film, 49 to 54
into an application, 13 to 26
modes, 12 to 13
multi-page documents, 60
multiple images, 18, 40 to 41
negatives, 49
photos, 19 to 20, 23 to 26
previewing scans, 14 to 18, 20, 25, 40 to 41,
52, 60, 73
reflective documents with TPU, 54
slides, 49
text for editing, 21 to 23
to a file, 27
Scanning Quality setting, 24, 52
Service, 79 to 80
Sharpening images, 34
SilverFast, see Lasersoft Imaging SilverFast
Slides, scanning, 49
Software
problems, 73 to 76
uninstalling, 77 to 78
updates, 69
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Specifications
automatic document feeder, 58, 83
electrical, 82
environmental, 82
FireWire interface, 82 to 83, 85 to 86
scanner, 81 to 83
transparency unit, 83
USB interface, 82
Start button
location, 70
problems, 72
using, 42 to 44
Support, 79 to 80
System requirements, 85 to 86
T
Target Size setting, 16, 25
Technical support, 79 to 80
Text scanning, 21 to 23
Threshold setting, 23, 74
Thumbnail preview
problems, 73
selecting, 15
Tone correction, 25, 53
Transparency unit
installing, 47 to 48
problems, 72, 75
purchasing, 45
scanning film, 51 to 54
scanning reflective documents, 54
specifications, 83
transportation lock, 47, 72
unpacking, 46
Transportation lock
scanner, 67
transparency unit, 47, 72
Transporting scanner, 67
Troubleshooting
automatic document feeder, 61 to 62, 70, 72
to 73
image quality, 74 to 76
scanner, 71 to 72
software, 73 to 76
transparency unit, 72, 75
U
Uninstalling software, 77 to 78
Unpacking
automatic document feeder, 55
transparency unit, 46
Unsharp Mask, 26, 34, 53
USB
requirements, 85 to 86
specifications, 82
W
Warranty, 89 to 90
Windows system requirements, 85
Z
Zoom, 17
Index
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