EPSON Perfection 4870 Series
Scanner Parts
Scanner Specifications
TPU indicator light
Basic Specifications
Document
cover
Transportation
lock
] Start button
Scanner type
Flatbed, color
Photoelectric
device
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels
40,800 × 56,160 pixels at 4800 dpi
Maximum
document size
US letter or A4 size
(8.5 × 11.7 inches [216 × 297 mm])
Optical resolution 4800 dpi
Document
table
Maximum
resolution*
Indicator
light
*
The maximum hardware resolution of 4800 × 9600 dpi is achieved
using EPSON’s Micro Step Drive™ technology.
Maximum
interpolated
resolution
Carriage and
lamp (in the
home position)
P Power button
Transparency unit
(TPU) connector
Transparency unit
(TPU) under lid
12,800 dpi
Output resolution 25 to 12,800 dpi in 1 dpi increments
Speed (color)
16.9 msec/line at 4800 dpi
4.1 msec/line at 600 dpi
Command level
ESC/I (B8), FS
Pixel depth
16 bits per pixel (input and output)
Brightness
7 levels (in EPSON Scan, gamma
correction controls brightness)
Interface
USB 1.1/2.0 (Type B receptacle connector)
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Light source
White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Reliability
(MCBF)
36,000 cycles of carriage movements
(scanner)
Dimensions
Width: 12.0 inches (30.4 cm)
Depth: 18.7 inches (47.6 cm)
Height: 5.3 inches (13.4 cm)
Weight
Approx. 14.8 lb (6.7 kg)
USB port
IEEE 1394 port
4800 dpi (main scan) × 9600 dpi hardware
(sub scan)
Transportation lock
(in unlocked position)
Power cord
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Electrical
Transparency Unit
Input voltage
range
100-120 VAC ± 10%
Rated frequency
50 to 60Hz
Rated input
current
0.7 A
Power
consumption
Approx. 24 W operating
Approx. 16 W in stand-by mode
Approx. 4.5 W in power saving mode
Note:
Scanners sold outside the US market may operate at a
different voltage. Check the label on the back of the scanner
for voltage information.
Environmental
Temperature
Operation: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage: –13 to 140 °F (–25 to 60 °C)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
Operation: 10% to 80%
Storage: 10% to 85%
Operating
conditions
Ordinary office or home conditions; avoid
extreme dust, direct sunlight, and strong
light sources.
Safety Approvals
Safety
UL 60950
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
The transparency unit is built into the scanner lid.
Rated voltage
DC 24 V ± 10%, DC 5 V ± 5%
Document
specifications
Positive or negative film in the following
sizes:
35 mm strips (24 frames)
35 mm slides (8 slides)
120/220 (6 × 12 cm) film (3 frames)
4 × 5-inch film (2 frames)
Readable area
5.7 × 9.1 inches (144 × 231 mm)
Scanning and Restoring Photos
The following example uses Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and
EPSON Scan. If you are using another software application,
your steps may be different.
1. Start Adobe Photoshop Elements:
In Windows, click Start > Programs or All Programs >
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.
On a Macintosh, open the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2
folder (in your Applications folder) and double-click the
Photoshop Elements 2.0 icon.
2. Select File > Import > EPSON Perfection 4870.
3. In EPSON Scan, choose Home or Professional mode. You
see a screen similar to this:
USB Interface
Interface type
Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 2.0
Connector type
One receptacle (Type B)
FireWire Interface
Interface type
IEEE 1394a-2000 compatible
Data transfer
Half-duplex data/strobe differential
serial
Synchronization
Clock synchronization with DS-Link
Encoding/
Decoding
DS-Link
Logic level
3.3 V
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4. Click the Preview button at the bottom of the screen. Your
photo appears in the Preview window.
5. Click the button to select the image area to be scanned.
Adjust the marquee if necessary.
6. Do one of the following:
Scanning Transparencies and Film
Before scanning transparent documents, you need to remove
the scanner’s reflective document mat; this exposes the scanner’s
transparency unit (light source), which is built into the lid.
❏ If you’re using Home Mode, click the Image
Adjustments button.
If you’re scanning slides or film strips, you’ll also need to use
one of the film holders.
❏ If you’re using Professional Mode, scroll to the bottom
of the screen.
Using the Transparency Unit
7. Select the Digital ICE or Color Restoration checkbox:
❏ If your photo is dirty, scratched, creased, or torn, select
Digital ICE.
❏ If the colors in your photo are faded, select Color
Restoration.
1. Make sure the transparency unit cable is connected to the
option interface connector on the back of the scanner.
(If it is not connected, turn off the scanner, connect the
transparency unit cable, then turn the scanner back on.)
2. Lift the scanner lid all the way up and pull the reflective
document mat up and off of the scanner lid, as shown.
Note:
You can select both settings if necessary.
8. Click the Scan button.
9. Click the Close button. Your image now appears in
Photoshop Elements.
3. If you are scanning film or negatives, open the cover, then
slide the film into the corresponding holder, with the film’s
shiny base side facing down. (If you are scanning slides, go
to step 6.)
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Selecting Film or Slide Settings in EPSON
Scan
4. Lock the film holder cover into place
The following example uses Adobe Photoshop Elements and
EPSON Scan. If you are using another software application,
your steps may be different.
1. Start Adobe Photoshop Elements:
In Windows, click Start > Programs or All Programs >
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.
On a Macintosh, open the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2
folder (in your Applications folder) and double-click the
Photoshop Elements 2.0 icon.
5. Place the film holder on the scanner as shown. Make sure
the white triangle on the holder points to the upper-right
corner of the scanner.
2. Select File > Import > EPSON Perfection 4870.
3. In EPSON Scan, choose Home or Professional Mode.
Select the Document Type (Home Mode) and Film Type
(Professional Mode).
Make sure this
calibration space
is uncovered
Home Mode
Professional Mode
Note:
When scanning slides, choose Positive Film.
4. Do one of the following:
❏ If you’re using Home Mode, click the Image
Adjustments button.
6. If you are scanning slides, place the holder on the scanner.
Then place the slides in the holder.
❏ If you’re using Professional Mode, scroll to the bottom
of the screen.
5. Click the Preview button at the bottom of the screen.
Make sure this
calibration space is
uncovered
7. Close the scanner cover.
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Thumbnails of your images appear in the Preview window:
Indicator Light
The indicator light (next to the ] Start button) indicates the
status of the scanner, as described below.
Light
Color
On
Green
The scanner is ready to scan images.
Flashing
Green
The scanner is initializing (warming up) or is
busy scanning.
Flashing
Red
Check the following, then turn your
scanner off and back on to reset it:
❏ Color Restoration. Restores color to faded images.
❏ Dust Removal. Removes dust. Select the level of dust
removal by clicking the button.
❏ Digital ICE. Removes scratches, dust and fingerprints.
❏
Make sure the transportation lock is
turned to the unlocked position. See
the Start Here sheet for details.
❏
Make sure the scanner is properly
connected to your computer.
❏
If you are scanning transparencies,
make sure you’ve removed the
reflective document mat. See page 3.
If this does not eliminate the error, the
fluorescent lamp may need to be replaced
or the scanner may have another problem.
Consult your dealer or EPSON.
6. For each thumbnail, select from the following Image
Adjustment options:
❏ Grain Reduction (available only in Professional mode).
Use with high-speed film or under-exposed images.
Select the level of grain reduction by clicking the
button.
Status
Off
—
The scanner is unplugged or turned off.
Transporting the Scanner
If you need to ship your scanner, you must prepare it for
transportation in it’s original box or one of a similar size.
1. Turn on the scanner and wait until the carriage moves to
the home position. When the indicator light remains solid
green, turn off the scanner.
2. Disconnect the power cable.
3. Disconnect the USB or IEEE 1394 cable.
Note:
You cannot select Dust Removal and Digital ICE at the
same time.
4. Disconnect the transparency unit cable.
5. Turn the transportation lock to the locked position to
secure the carriage.
7. Click the Scan button.
8. Click the Close button. Your images now appear in
Photoshop Elements.
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6. Slide the transportation lock to the locked position to secure
the transparency unit.
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Related Documentation
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EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo Start Here
poster
CPD-16660
EPSON Perfection 4870 Pro Start Here
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CPD-16643
EPSON Perfection 4870 Series scanner
software CD-ROM
CPD-16642
EPSON Perfection 4870 Series Quick
Guide
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