User`s guide | Epson 3490 Scanner User Manual

Epson Perfection 3490 Photo
Scanner Parts
Scanner cover with built in
transparency unit (TPU)
The Multi Photo Feeder (part number B813372) lets you load
up to 24 photos or business cards and scan them automatically.
See the on-screen User’s Guide for instructions.
a Scan to
Output tray
PDF button
| Scan to
E-mail button
{ Copy button
] Start button
Edge guides
document mat
Scanner Specifications
Basic Specifications
Carriage and
lamp (in the
home position)
Transportation lock
(beneath scanner; see page 6)
USB port
Scanner type
Flatbed, color
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels
27,200 × 37,400 pixels at 3200 dpi
Document size
8.5 × 11.7 inches (216 × 297 mm)
Letter size or A4 (reading area can
be specified from software)
3200 dpi (main scan)
6400 dpi with Micro Step (sub scan)
50 dpi to 12800 dpi
(50 to 6400 dpi in 1 dpi increments.
9600 dpi and 12800 dpi performed with
zoom function.)
Color separation
RGB color filters on CCD
Image data
16 bits per pixel per color internal
16 bits per pixel per color external
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Type B connector)
Light source
White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Width: 10.8 inches (275 mm)
Depth: 16.5 inches (419 mm)
Height: 3.4 inches (86 mm)
Approx. 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
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Input voltage
DC 24.0 to 26.4 V
Rated frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Rated current
1.4 A
17.0 W operating (with TPU)
13.0 W standby mode
4.5 W sleep mode (with TPU)
Paper types
Photo (4 × 6 and 3 × 5 inches), mini-photo
(2.25 × 3.25 inches), business card,
post card
Width: 9.1 inches (231 mm)
Depth: 15.8 inches (401 mm)
Height: 2.0 inches (52 mm)
Approx. 3.75 lb (1.7 kg)
Rated input
Operation: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: –13 to 140 °F (–25 to 60 °C)
Operation: 10 to 80%
Storage: 10 to 85%
Ordinary office or home conditions.
Extreme dust should be avoided. Operation
under direct sunlight or near a strong light
source should be avoided.
Rated input
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
Operation: 50 to 86°F (10 to 30 °C)
Storage: –4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
Operation: 20 to 80%
Storage: 10 to 85%
Ordinary office or home conditions.
Extreme dust should be avoided. Operation
under direct sunlight or near a strong light
source should be avoided.
USB Interface
Interface type
Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 2.0
Safety Approval
Electrical standard Full Speed mode (12 Mbits/s) and
Hi-Speed mode (480 Mbits/s) of Universal
Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0.
Connector type
24 V, 0.65 A
5 V, 0.2 A
Safety Approval
DC 24 V ± 10%, 5 V ± 10%
One receptacle (Type B)
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
Using the Scanner Buttons
AC Adapter
AC 100 to 120 V, 50 to 60 Hz, 1.0 A
DC 24.0 to 26.4 V, 1.4 A
See the on-screen User’s Guide for instructions on using these
Multi Photo Feeder Specifications
Basic Specifications
Product code
Paper input
Face-down loading
Paper output
Face-down ejecting
Paper capacity
24 sheets (maximum thickness under 0.2
inches [6 mm])
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a Scan to
| Scan to
{ Copy
] Start
PDF button
E-mail button
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❏ To start a basic scan, press the ] Start button on the
scanner. Your computer automatically starts EPSON Scan
in Full Auto Mode (or the mode you used last). From
EPSON Scan, you can select a scanning mode, and then
scan and save your image to a file on your computer.
5. Close the scanner cover gently so that your original does not
❏ To start a scan and save it as a PDF file on your computer,
press the a Scan to PDF button. EPSON Scan starts and
automatically selects PDF as the file type.
❏ If you want to use the scanner as a copier and automatically
scan and print your image, you can press the { Copy
button. The EPSON Copy Utility starts automatically.
❏ If you want to scan an
❏ image and open your e-mail program so you can attach it to
an e-mail message, you can press the | Scan to E-mail
Restoring Photos
Scanning Documents and Photos
Using the Color Restoration feature in EPSON Scan, you can
transform old, faded, or badly exposed photos into ones with
true-to-life color and sharpness. You can restore printed photos,
negative film, or slides automatically as you scan them.
1. Open the scanner cover.
Make sure the document
mat is installed inside the
scanner cover.
You can use Color Restoration in EPSON Scan’s Full Auto,
Home or Professional Mode. For detailed steps, see the
on-screen User’s Guide.
2. Place your document
or photo on the
document table, face
down on the glass.
Make sure the top of
the document or
photo is against the
front edge of the
scanner and centered
on the arrow mark.
Full Auto Mode
3. An area of up to 0.2 inches (5 mm) from the horizontal and
the vertical sides of the scanner glass cannot be scanned. If
you place a document in the corner of the document table,
move it up and in slightly to avoid cropping.
Home and Professional Mode
4. If you are scanning multiple photos at once, position each
photo at least 0.8 inches (20 mm) apart from the others.
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Note: Make sure the thin, rectangular calibration windows on
both ends of the film holder are uncovered to ensure an accurate
Scanning Film and Slides
The Perfection 3490 Photo scanner cover has a built-in
transparency unit. To scan film or slides, you’ll need to remove
the reflective document mat from the cover and place the film
in a holder on the scanner glass.
Position A Negatives
Scans the first 4 frames of the film strip in the 1, 2, 3, and 4
spots on the holder.
1. Lift the scanner cover all the way up and slide the reflective
document mat up and off of the scanner cover.
Note: Make sure the cover cable is connected to the back of the
Position B Negatives
Scans the last 2 frames of the film strip in the 5 and 6 spots on
the holder.
2. If you’re scanning film, slide it into the film holder with the
shiny base side facing down. Your images and any wording
on the film strip should appear backward on the side that
faces up.
Position C Slides
Place the holder on the scanner glass, then put the slides in
the holder. Place the top of the image toward the left side of
the scanner.
3. Place the film holder in the correct position for your film or
slides. For slides, place the holder on the scanner first, then
place the slides in the holder. Match the letter on the film
holder tab with the corresponding letter on the scanner.
4. Close the scanner cover.
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5. When you’re finished scanning, you can store the film
holder in the scanner cover. Slide the film holder into the
cover, then replace the document mat.
Removing Dust From Film or Slides
Using the Dust Removal feature in EPSON Scan’s Full Auto,
Home, or Professional Mode, you can virtually “clean” the dust
marks from film or slides as you scan them. For detailed steps,
see the on-screen User’s Guide.
Full Auto Mode
Home and Professional Mode
Reading the Scanner Light
The scanner’s ] Start light indicates the scanner status.
] Start light
Scanner status
Flashing green
Warming up or scanning.
Ready to scan.
Flashing red
Make sure the transportation lock is unlocked.
Try restarting your computer and unplugging the
scanner. Wait 10 seconds, then plug the scanner
back in.
Make sure your scanner is connected to your
computer and plugged into a power source.
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If an error occurs, the scanner stops operating and the scanner
light flashes red. This indicates one of the following problems:
Related Documentation
❏ The scanner is not connected to your computer properly or
your software is not fully installed. See the Start Here sheet
that came with your scanner for instructions on installing
the scanner software and connecting the scanner to your
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Start Here sheet
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Scanner Software CD-ROM
❏ The scanner transportation lock is locked. Slide the lock to
the unlock position.
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Notices booklet
After trying these solutions, turn off the scanner by unplugging
its power cord, then plug it in to turn it back on. If the scanner
light is still flashing:
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❏ The scanner may be malfunctioning.
❏ The scanner lamp may need to be replaced.
❏ The connected optional equipment may be malfunctioning.
Transporting the Scanner
Before transporting the scanner for a long distance or storing it
for an extended period of time, you need to lock the scanner’s
carriage to prevent damage.
1. Plug in the scanner, connect it to your computer, and wait
until the carriage moves to the home position (position
nearest the buttons). While the ] Start light is green,
unplug the scanner.
2. If the cover cable is attached,
disconnect it.
3. To lock the transportation lock, lift
the scanner and slide the lock to the
locked position. This secures the
Caution: Do not turn the scanner over; this may damage it.
4. Attach the protective materials and repack the scanner in its
original box.
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