Scan Button
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Color Image Scanner
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Reference Guide
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Contents
Introduction
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chapter 1 Using the Buttons
The 3 Buttons Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
About applications in the EPSON SMART PANEL window1-4
Assigning an application to the Start button . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Using the Copy Button to Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Using the Scan Button to Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Assigning Another Application to the Buttons on Windows . . . 1-17
Chapter 2 Scanning Basics
Selecting a Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Full Auto mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Manual mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Scanning from the Full Auto Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Scanning from the Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Optimizing Image Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Manually optimizing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Displaying a preview image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Adjusting the Highlight Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Adjusting the Shadow Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Adjusting the Gamma Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Applying a Preset Tone Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Adjusting the Gray Balance Intensity Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Adjusting the Saturation Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Using the Tone Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Saving your own tone curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
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Deleting a customized tone curve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Closing the Tone Correction dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimizing OCR Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning Text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving Character Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If you still have problems... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Potential Text Recognition Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-27
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Chapter 3 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Previewing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Document Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Type list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Type button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Destination list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Destination button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unsharp Mask. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source and Target Image Sizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Locate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tool Tip (for Windows users) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3-3
3-6
3-7
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3-9
3-13
3-14
3-15
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3-17
3-19
3-22
3-25
3-26
3-27
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Chapter 4 Calibrating Your System
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Calibrating Your Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
For Windows 98 and 2000 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
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For Macintosh users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using ICM/sRGB (For Windows Users) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Using ColorSync (For Macintosh Users) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Chapter 5 Option
Using the Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Unpacking the Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Installing the Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Scanning Transparent Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Film Holders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
35 mm strip film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print)5-6
120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
4 x 5 inch film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Loading Slides and Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Scanning Normal (Reflective) Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Chapter 6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Cleaning the scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Replacing the fluorescent lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Removing the Cover for Thick or Large Documents . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Transporting the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Error Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Operating Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
The fluorescent lamp does not come on.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
The scanner does not scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
The scanner software does not work properly. . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
The entire image is distorted or blurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Part of the image is distorted or blurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Edges of the document are not scanned.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Colors are patchy or distorted at the edges of the image. . 6-11
The image is faint or out of focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
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The image is too dark.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Straight lines in the image come out jagged.. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
The image does not look the same as the original.. . . . . . . 6-12
A line of dots is always missing from the scanned image. 6-13
When scanning printed matter, textured patterns of dots appear
inside particular areas of the image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Colors on your monitor are different from those in the original
image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Printed colors are different from those in the original image.6-14
The printed image is larger or smaller than the original. . 6-14
Scanned images cannot be printed or come out garbled when
printed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
The colors of negative film preview images look strange. 6-14
Software Setup Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
You cannot install EPSON TWAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Software Operation Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
You cannot start EPSON TWAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
You can’t select optional equipment (Film Adapter). . . . . 6-16
Scanning Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Image is dark, with little or no detail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
You cannot scan an image or you only get a few dots for the
scanned image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Moiré (cross-hatch) patterns appear in the scanned image 6-17
Colors differ from the original. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Poor character recognition during OCR scanning. . . . . . . 6-18
Pressing the button on the scanner does not start scanning.6-18
Scanned image by using the button is missing. . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Uninstalling EPSON TWAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
During Windows 2000 installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Recovering from Scanner Software Installation Problems on Windows
6-20
For Windows 98 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
For Windows 2000 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
Sizing up Your System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28
RAM and hard disk size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28
Accelerator boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28
Video cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
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File compression software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Appendix A Technical Specifications
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
For PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
For Macintosh computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Safety Approvals (Scanner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Safety Approvals (AC Adapter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
CE Marking (Scanner). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9
CE Marking (AC Adapter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
Initialization Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Appendix B Contacting Customer Support
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Glossary
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Introduction
Features
The CD-ROM that comes with your scanner contains the EPSON
scanner software suite, including EPSON TWAIN. The software
suite is the perfect companion for your EPSON scanner. Using
your scanner and the software from the CD-ROM, you can scan
images in color, grayscale, or black and white, and save them as
files or print them out. Other software such as EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner support the 3 Buttons (] Start/ t Copy/
s Scan) feature to make scanning much easier.
❏ The software supports the following EPSON scanners:
EPSON Perfection 1240U/Perfection 1240U Photo
❏ EPSON TWAIN directly controls all of the features of your
EPSON scanner. This program is the standard cross-platform
interface for other applications.
The CD-ROM also contains other applications that let you use
your scanner in exciting new ways. For detailed information, refer
to the supporting documentation.
❏ EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner allows your scanner to
access applications that supports the 3 Buttons (] Start/
t Copy/ s Scan) feature.
❏ EPSON Screen Calibration utility allows you to calibrate your
scanner and monitor to reproduce images identical to the
originals.
Introduction
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About This Guide
The information in this guide is divided into ten chapters, with a
glossary and index provided for your reference.
❏ Chapter 1 describes how to use the 3 buttons (] Start/
t Copy/ s Scan) on your scanner.
❏ Chapter 2 explains the basic steps of scanning.
❏ Chapter 3 provides a complete description of EPSON TWAIN
features. Refer to this chapter when modifying scanning
settings.
❏ Chapter 4 covers how to calibrate your monitor to match your
EPSON scanner. If you notice that colors on your screen or in
your printout do not match the original image, see this
chapter.
❏ Chapter 5 explains how to use the option.
❏ Chapter 6 contains maintenance and troubleshooting
information. If your software does not operate properly or
scanned images are not what you expect, see this chapter.
❏ Appendix A contains technical specifications information.
❏ Appendix B contains customer support information.
Notes contain important information and useful tips about your
scanner and software.
To set up and use the scanner, see your scanner’s Startup Guide.
EPSON TWAIN Online Help can also provide you with
information on modifying EPSON TWAIN settings.
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Using the Buttons
The 3 Buttons Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
About applications in the EPSON SMART PANEL window1-4
Assigning an application to the Start button . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Using the Copy Button to Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Using the Scan Button to Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Assigning Another Application to the Buttons on Windows . . . 1-17
Using the Buttons
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The 3 Buttons Feature
The 3 Buttons (] Start/t Copy/s Scan) feature allows you to
scan and send data to a target application with a single press of
one of the three buttons on the scanner.
Start button
Pressing the ] Start button on the scanner starts EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner as default. You can assign a desired
application to the ] Start button in the EPSON SMART PANEL
window; pressing the ] Start button then starts the scanning
process and sends data to the application. For more details, see
“Assigning an application to the Start button” on page 1-12.
Copy button
You can use the t Copy button to scan and copy images. The
document is scanned and then printed automatically in high
quality with a single press of the t Copy button on the scanner.
For more details, see “Using the Copy Button to Copy” on page
1-13.
Scan button
You can use the s Scan button to scan an image and then transfer
it to Adobe® PhotoDeluxe®. Pressing the s Scan button on the
scanner starts the scanning process and transfers the scanned
image to PhotoDeluxe automatically. For more details, see “Using
the Scan Button to Scan” on page 1-14.
Note for Windows users:
The 3 Buttons (] Start/t Copy/s Scan) feature is supported by
Windows 98 and 2000. You can assign a desired application to the button
on the scanner. See “Assigning Another Application to the Buttons on
Windows” on page 1-17 for details on setting up the three buttons.
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Using the Buttons
EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner
EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner allows you to scan and send
data directly to an assigned application with a single press of one
of the three buttons (] Start/t Copy/s Scan) on the scanner.
You can also obtain photos and documents in digital form quickly
and easily. When you install the scanner software, EPSON
SMART PANEL for Scanner is also installed at the same time. For
details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner
documentation.
Note:
❏ For information on the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner
installation, refer to the Startup Guide.
❏ If you plan to scan transparent materials using the optional Film
Adapter from the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner
application, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner
documentation for details.
There are two modes offered by Scan Assistant:
Photo Scan Assistant
Photo Scan Assistant helps you to achieve the best results in
scanning color documents such as photos and magazines; this
mode is used in applications such as Scan to E-mail, Scan to
Application, and Scan for Creativity.
Document Scan Assistant
Document Scan Assistant helps you scan documents for
processing by the Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
software; this mode is used in Scan to OCR.
Using the Buttons
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About applications in the EPSON SMART PANEL
window
The EPSON SMART PANEL window contains the following
applications:
❏ “Copy” on page 1-6
❏ “Scan to E-mail” on page 1-7
❏ “Scan to OCR” on page 1-8
❏ “Photo Print” on page 1-9
❏ “Scan to Application” on page 1-10
❏ “Scan for Creativity” on page 1-11
These applications can access your scanner, which means by
clicking an applications icon, you can use the scanner to scan and
then send data directly to the application.
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Using the Buttons
In addition, you can assign any of the above applications to the
] Start button on the scanner. See “Assigning an application to
the Start button” on page 1-12 for details. This makes scanning
and then sending data to the assigned application even simpler.
All you need to do is press the ] Start button.
Using the Buttons
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Copy
Use this application to turn your scanner into a digital copy
machine. The application looks like a real copy machine, yet its
functions are far more powerful and flexible than the
conventional copy machines. For details, refer to the EPSON
SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation.
Note:
This application has been assigned to the t Copy button on the scanner.
For details, see “Using the Copy Button to Copy” on page 1-13.
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Using the Buttons
Scan to E-mail
Use this application to scan and save the result or send e-mails
with your scanned image. When the following Photo Scan
Assistant dialog box appears, you can change the settings. For
details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner
documentation.
Using the Buttons
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Scan to OCR
Use this application to scan and convert images to text. The
converted text can be saved or sent to a word processing
application. When the following Document Scan Assistant dialog
box appears, you can change the settings. For details, refer to the
EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation.
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Using the Buttons
Photo Print
Use this application to scan and then print images as photos. You
can print in various sizes, or place several photos on the same
page. You can also create collages or print several versions of the
same image easily. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner documentation.
Using the Buttons
1-9
Scan to Application
Use this application to scan and send images to an application.
When the following Photo Scan Assistant dialog box appears, you
can change the settings. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner documentation.
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Scan for Creativity
This application can be used only if Adobe PhotoDeluxe is
installed. When the following Photo Scan Assistant dialog box
appears, you can change the settings. For details, refer to the
EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation.
Note:
This application is assigned to the s Scan button on the scanner. For
details, see “Using the Scan Button to Scan” on page 1-14.
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Assigning an application to the Start button
To assign an application in the EPSON SMART PANEL window
to the ] Start button on the scanner, follow the steps below.
1. Click the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner icon on the task
bar to start EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner.
2. Select an application from the EPSON SMART PANEL list
box or press the Start button at the lower left corner to cycle
through the applications (clockwise).
The selected application is assigned to the ] Start button.
Note:
❏ The application currently assigned to the ] Start button on the
Scanner has the Start button icon added to its application icon.
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❏ Although the optional Film Adapter is installed on your scanner, a
film is copied as a refractive document.
Using the Copy Button to Copy
You can use the t Copy button on the scanner (together with the
Copy application in the EPSON SMART PANEL window) to
make copies, as follows:
1. Press the t Copy button on the scanner. The following
window appears.
2. The document is scanned and then printed automatically in
high quality.
Note:
❏ To cancel the operation or change the setting, click the y Cancel
button on the Copy Utility window, and then change the
setting.
❏ For details about the settings, refer to the EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner documentation.
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❏ Although the optional Film Adapter is installed on your
scanner, a film is copied as a refractive document.
Using the Scan Button to Scan
If Adobe PhotoDeluxe is installed, you can use the s Scan button
on the scanner to scan and send images to PhotoDeluxe.
1. Press the s Scan button on the scanner. The following
window appears.
EPSON TWAIN automatically previews the images and
recognizes the image type.
Note:
To cancel the operation, click Cancel and then click Close.
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2. The following window appears with a progress bar to indicate
the scanning progress. You can see the type of document
being scanned. When scanning multiple photos, you can also
see the number of scanned images.
Images are automatically optimized. You can scan easily and
quickly without changing any complex settings. EPSON
TWAIN automatically recognizes the image type, locates the
target image, detects the skew of the target image, adjusts the
exposure, and then starts scanning.
3. The scanned image is sent to PhotoDeluxe.
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Note:
When you install the optional Film Adapter, the following window
appears first. Follow the instructions displayed in the window.
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Assigning Another Application to the Buttons
on Windows
You can assign any application, other than EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner, which supports “Scanner events” (for
example, Microsoft Imaging for Windows, as long as it is
installed) on Windows 98 or Windows 2000 to the button on the
scanner. When you press the ] Start, t Copy or s Scan button,
EPSON TWAIN’s dialog box opens or scanning starts and the
scanned image is automatically sent to the application (which
does not need to be opened).
Once EPSON TWAIN is installed, the Scanners and Cameras
icon appears in Control Panel, and your scanner is listed in the
Scanners and Cameras Properties dialog box similar to the one
shown below.
Note for Macintosh users:
On your Macintosh computer, you cannot assign any application other
than EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner to the buttons on the
scanner.
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Assigning an application to the buttons
Make sure the application supports “Scanner events” and then
follow the steps below.
1. Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control
Panel.
2. In the Scanners and Cameras Properties dialog box, select
your scanner from the installed scanners and cameras list.
Click Properties, and then select the Events tab.
3. Select a desired button from the Scanner events list and then
select the check box of the desired application in the Send to
this application list; clear the rest of the check boxes.
Note:
❏ If multiple applications are selected, when the button is pressed,
a dialog box appears to prompt you to select just one from the
list.
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❏ Some applications do not support linkage to scanners and
digital cameras. Only applications in the Send to this
application list support linkage.
4. Click Apply and then OK.
Disabling the buttons
If you need to disable “Scanner events,” select the Disable
device events check box in the EPSON Perfection 1240
Properties dialog box. When this check box is clear, Windows 98
or 2000 can detect if the ] Start, t Copy or s Scan button on the
scanner is pressed and then launch the application you selected
in the Send to this application list.
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Chapter 2
Scanning Basics
Selecting a Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Full Auto mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Manual mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Scanning from the Full Auto Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Scanning from the Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Optimizing Image Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Manually optimizing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Displaying a preview image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Adjusting the Highlight Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Adjusting the Shadow Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Adjusting the Gamma Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Applying a Preset Tone Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Adjusting the Gray Balance Intensity Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Adjusting the Saturation Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Using the Tone Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Saving your own tone curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Deleting a customized tone curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Closing the Tone Correction dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Optimizing OCR Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Scanning Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Improving Character Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
If you still have problems.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Potential Text Recognition Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Scanning Basics
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Selecting a Mode
EPSON TWAIN offers two modes for scanning: Full Auto mode
and Manual mode.
Full Auto mode
In the Full Auto mode, an image is automatically optimized. If
you want to scan quickly and easily without changing any
complex settings, select the Full Auto mode. To have more control
over your scanning settings, click Cancel during previewing and
Document Type Recognition and then click the Manual Mode
button to open the Manual mode window.
Note:
Depending on the image you want to scan, you may not get the expected
scanned image. In this case, scan the image in the Manual mode.
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Manual mode
In the Manual mode, there are many more options available to
give you greater control over your scanning. If you want to
sharpen, correct, enhance or preview your images before
scanning them, select the Manual mode. If you do not need all the
options that the Manual mode provides, click the Full Auto Mode
button to open the Full Auto mode window.
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Scanning from the Full Auto Mode
1. Start the TWAIN-compliant application and open EPSON
TWAIN. The following window appears.
EPSON TWAIN automatically previews the image and
recognizes the image type. See “Document Type Recognition
setting” on page 2-6.
If you want to make more settings, click Cancel and then
click the Manual Mode button to open the Manual mode
window.
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Note:
When you install the optional Film Adapter, the following window
appears first.
If you want to scan from the document table on the scanner using
the Full Auto Mode, remove the Film Adapter, replace and close the
document cover and then click Scan. If you want to scan from the
Film Adapter, click the Manual Mode button.
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2. After EPSON TWAIN has previewed and recognized the
image type, the following window appears. EPSON TWAIN
automatically sets the “Image Location setting” on page 2-7
and “Exposure setting” on page 2-8, and then starts scanning.
If you scan multiple photos, the number of scanned image will
be indicated.
3. The scanned image(s) is sent to the application.
Note:
❏ You cannot scan an image which exceeds the available memory or
disk space. If you try to scan a very large image, an alert appears on
the screen.
❏ Before scanning, be sure to calibrate your screen. For details, see
“Calibrating Your Screen” on page 4-2.
❏ After an image is scanned, be sure to save or export it.
Document Type Recognition setting
The image is automatically recognized as one of the following
document type:
Color Photo:
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24-bit color scanning
Black & White Photo: 8-bit gray scanning
Illustration:
24-bit color scanning with color
smoothing
Text/Line Art:
Black and white scanning
Color Document:
24-bit color scanning with de-screening to
remove moiré patterns
Black & White
Document:
8-bit gray scanning with de-screening
Note:
A moiré is a cross-hatch pattern that appears on scanned images when
scanning printed material. It is a result of interference that occurs due
to the difference between the pitches of the scanning and the halftone
screens.
Image Location setting
Auto Locate:
The scanner automatically locates and
selects the target image. The image
appears without white borders. (If the
document type is document or Text/Line
Art, a 2 mm margin is added around all
edges of the location.) If the document
type is photo, Auto Locate applies to each
photo; otherwise it covers the whole area
of the image.
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Detect Skew Angle:
The scanner automatically detects the
skew of the target image. If the document
type is photo, Detect Skew Angle applies
to each photo. If the document type is
Text/Line Art, it covers the whole area of
the image.
Exposure setting
The scanner automatically optimizes the exposure of an image
defined by Auto Locate. The Gamma, Highlight, and Shadow
settings are automatically set.
Scanning from the Manual Mode
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The Manual mode allows you to make detailed settings. You can
set parameters for a setting or select special functions provided
with EPSON TWAIN to attain the highest quality scanned
images.
Note:
❏ Online help also provides you with information on settings. Click
Help to access the online help.
❏ You cannot scan an image which exceeds the available memory or
disk space. If you try to scan a very large image, an alert appears on
the screen.
❏ Before scanning, be sure to calibrate your screen. For details, see
“Calibrating Your Screen” on page 4-2.
❏ After an image is scanned, be sure to save or export it.
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Optimizing Image Scanning
EPSON TWAIN can automatically adjust and optimize the
exposures and colors of scanned images during scanning. You can
also make adjustments manually with the image quality
adjustment tools in the Manual mode window. This section
provides general information on optimizing images with these
tools.
Manual mode window
Note for Macintosh users:
Most illustrations shown in this section are for Windows, so they may
vary in appearance from what actually appears on your screen. The
instructions are the same, except as noted.
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Manually optimizing images
To optimize images manually, adjust the following EPSON
TWAIN settings in the order specified below:
Adjust the brightness and contrast
1. Adjust the Highlight and Shadow settings in the Image
Controls dialog box. See “Adjusting the Highlight Setting” on
page 2-13 and “Adjusting the Shadow Setting” on page 2-14.
2. Adjust the Gamma setting in the Image Controls dialog box.
See “Adjusting the Gamma Setting” on page 2-16.
3. Adjust the tone curve with a predefined tone correction
setting in the Tone Correction dialog box. See “Applying a
Preset Tone Curve” on page 2-17.
Make color adjustments
4. Adjust the Gray Balance Intensity setting in the Color
Adjustment dialog box. See “Adjusting the Gray Balance
Intensity Setting” on page 2-21.
5. Adjust the Saturation setting in the Color Adjustment dialog
box. See “Adjusting the Saturation Setting” on page 2-22.
6. Manually adjust the tone curve for individual colors in the
Tone Correction dialog box. See “Using the Tone Curve” on
page 2-23.
To make the following adjustments in EPSON TWAIN, you need
to display a preview image in the Preview window. See the
following section for details.
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Displaying a preview image
The Preview window on the right side of the Manual mode
window shows you how your adjustments will affect the image
as you make them. The Preview window is also the starting point
for accessing the Image Controls, Color Adjustment, and Tone
Correction dialog boxes that contain tools for optimizing your
image.
Note:
See “Previewing Images” on page 3-3 for Preview window options, and
“Configuration” on page 3-30 for information about how to control
preview image quality.
1. After selecting the Document Source, Image Type, and
Destination, click the Full Preview button to start
prescanning. A preview image of the document appears on
your screen. When the Automatic Preview check box in the
Configuration dialog box is selected, a preview image is
automatically displayed after EPSON TWAIN is started.
Note:
Make sure the Fast Preview check box is cleared in the
Configuration dialog box to ensure a high-quality preview.
2. Click one of the buttons below to open the dialog box with the
image optimization tools you need.
Image Controls button
Tone Correction button
Color Adjustment button
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Adjusting the Highlight Setting
Highlights are the brightest areas of an image.
1. In the Image Controls dialog box, click the eyedropper button
under Highlight.
The mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper, with movement
restricted to within the Preview window.
2. Move the eyedropper to the location you want to select as the
highlight point and click it.
The brightness of the pixel at the point you click is set as the
highlight level, and the other parts of the image are adjusted
accordingly.
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3. To change the highlight level (brightness) of the point you
selected, move the Highlight slider left or right, or enter a
value in the text box. You can enter a value between 61 and
490 for the highlight.
Note:
See “Image Controls” on page 3-19 for further information on
adjusting the highlight level.
Adjusting the Shadow Setting
Shadows, the darkest areas of an image, are the opposite of
highlights.
1. In the Image Controls dialog box, click the eyedropper button
under Shadow.
The mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper, with movement
restricted to within the Preview window.
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2. Move the eyedropper to the location you want to select as the
shadow point, and then click.
The brightness of the pixel at the point you click is set as the
shadow level, and the other parts of the image are adjusted
accordingly.
3. To change the shadow level (darkness) of the point you
selected, move the Shadow slider left or right, or enter a value
in the text box. You can enter a value between 0 and 60 for the
shadow.
Note:
See “Image Controls” on page 3-19 for further information on
adjusting the shadow level.
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Adjusting the Gamma Setting
Gamma is the difference in contrast between the light tones and
dark tones of an image. Any change you make in the gamma level
only affects the mid-tones of the image.
To change the gamma level of the image, move the Gamma
slider left or right, or enter a value in the text box.
You can enter a value between 50 and 500 for the gamma.
Note:
See “Image Controls” on page 3-19 for further information on adjusting
the gamma level.
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Applying a Preset Tone Curve
You can finely adjust the contrast within an image by applying
one of the preset tone curves. This allows more control over the
image when used in conjunction with the Auto Exposure settings
in the Manual mode window. The Tone Curve Name list in the
Tone Correction dialog box provides the six most common tone
correction curves, described below.
Linear
A linear tone curve has no tone correction. Use this setting if you
are satisfied with the tone of the preview image.
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Lighten
Adjusts darker images (like underexposed film) to make them
slightly brighter.
Darken
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Adjusts brighter images (like overexposed film) to make them
slightly darker.
Flat Contrast
Flattens high contrast images to make them look more natural.
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High Contrast
Increases the contrast of dull images.
Open Shadow
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Improves details in the dark areas of images.
Note:
See “Using the Tone Curve” on page 2-23 and “Tone Correction” on
page 3-22 for more information on tone correction.
Adjusting the Gray Balance Intensity Setting
Gray balance makes it possible to remove a cast (tint) from a
specific color.
1. In the Color Adjustment dialog box, click the eyedropper
button under Gray Balance Intensity.
The mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper, with movement
restricted to within the Preview window.
2. Move the eyedropper to a location where you want to adjust
its gray balance intensity, and then click the color.
The color you selected appears in the two boxes below the
Gray Balance Intensity slider.
3. Move the slider left or right, or enter a value in the text box to
change the gray balance intensity level of the color.
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You can enter a value between 0 and 100. Changing the value
causes the color in the right hand box to change accordingly.
The changes are also reflected in the image in the Preview
window.
Note:
See “Color Adjustment” on page 3-25 for more information on
adjusting the gray balance intensity level.
Adjusting the Saturation Setting
Saturation is the density of a color. Higher saturation makes the
color appear richer, while lower saturation makes it appear paler.
To change the saturation level of the image, move the Saturation
slider left or right, or input a value in the text box.
You can enter a value between -100 (lowest color density) and 100
(highest color density).
Note:
See “Color Adjustment” on page 3-25 for more information on adjusting
the saturation level.
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Using the Tone Curve
The tone curve provides you with a versatile means for adjusting
the intensity of the colors of the image being scanned. You can
adjust the shadow, mid-tone, and highlight values, which helps
to ensure well-balanced coloring of the image.
Note:
❏ Use of the tone curve is recommended for fine adjustments after you
have previewed the image and adjusted the highlights and the
shadows using Auto Exposure and the Image Controls dialog box.
Use of the tone curve to make initial settings is not recommended.
❏ The Tone Correction button appears dimmed and is not available
when Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and Halftone is set to
None, or B/W Option is set to Text Enhancement
Technology in the Image Type dialog box.
The tone curve is located in the Tone Correction dialog box, which
appears when you click the Tone Correction button in the
Manual mode window. The following section describes how to
use each of the controls in the Tone Correction dialog box.
Tone Correction button
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Tone Correction dialog box
Tone Curve Name list
Use this list box to select a preset tone curve. There are six preset
tone curves available as shown below, and you can add your own
curves to the list using the procedure in the next section, “Saving
your own tone curve” on page 2-26.
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Curve
Name
Highlight
1/4
Tone
Midtone
3/4
Tone
Shadow
Linear
245
192
128
64
8
Default
curve
Lighten
245
193
133
74
4
Lightensdark
image
Darken
245
152
82
38
11
Darkens
bright image
Flat
Contrast
245
182
129
72
2
Reduces
contrast
High
Contrast
245
204
129
51
2
Increases
contrast
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Description
Curve
Name
Highlight
Open
Shadow
245
1/4
Tone
193
Midtone
129
3/4
Tone
80
Shadow
5
Description
Lightens dark
shadows
When you select a curve from the Tone Curve Name list, the
settings in the Tone Correction dialog box change accordingly.
Channels
Click an option button under channels to select the color whose
tone curve you want to adjust. When the master channel at the
top is selected, your adjustments affect all three colors. Selecting
one of the other channels allows you to adjust red, green, or blue
only.
Tone curve editor
Moving the mouse pointer into the tone curve editor causes it to
change to a finger. Use this pointer to drag any of the five points
in the curve and change its shape. The x-axis of the curve is the
brightness of the original (input values) while the y-axis is the
brightness of the scanned image (output values).
To change the tone curve back to its default, select Linear from
the Tone Curve Name list.
Output values
These are the current values for output data in accordance with
the current locations of the points inside the tone curve editor.
These values change when you drag points in the tone curve
editor, or you can enter values here to change the shape of the
tone curve. Each value can be adjusted within the range of 0 to 255.
Note:
❏ Each output value name has a check box to the left of it. Highlight
and Shadow are always selected, but you can select or clear 1/4 Tone,
Midtone, and 3/4 Tone by clicking their check boxes.
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❏ When a value’s check box is clear, its point on the tone curve editor
automatically shifts to smooth out the tone curve when one of the
other points is moved.
❏ When a value’s check box is selected, it means that its point is fixed
and it will not shift when other points are moved.
Saving your own tone curve
Use the following procedure to assign a name to a tone curve you
have customized and want to save for later use:
1. Modify the tone curve settings as desired. This causes the
name shown in the Tone Curve Name list to change to User
Defined.
2. After customizing the tone curve, enter a name for the new
curve (up to 32 characters) in the list box.
3. Click Save to save your new tone curve settings under the
name you specified.
Deleting a customized tone curve
Use the following procedure to delete a custom tone curve. You
cannot, however, delete the six preset tone patterns.
1. Use the Tone Curve Name list to select the custom tone curve
you want to delete.
2. Click Delete.
3. When a dialog box appears, click Yes to delete the curve.
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Closing the Tone Correction dialog box
You can close the Tone Correction dialog box by clicking either
OK or Cancel.
❏ Clicking OK applies the current Tone Correction dialog box
settings and closes the dialog box. Clicking the close button
in the upper right corner of the dialog box has the same affect
as clicking OK.
❏ Clicking Cancel closes the dialog box without applying the
current dialog box settings.
Optimizing OCR Scanning
This section gives you suggestions and recommended settings in
order to improve OCR (Optical Character Recognition) scanning
results.
Scanning Text
Make sure you select Text (Background Removal) for Image
Type and OCR for Destination in the Manual mode window.
If the recognition rate is not satisfactory with the default settings,
follow these steps to change the settings:
Improving Character Recognition
1. In the Manual mode window, make sure Text (Background
Removal) is selected in the Image Type list box and OCR is
selected in the Destination list box. Then click the Image
Type button. The Image Type dialog box appears.
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2. In the Image Type dialog box, select None for B/W Option,
and then click OK.
3. In the Manual mode window, click the Full Preview button.
Then click the Image Controls button to display the Image
Controls dialog box.
Image Controls button
Image Controls dialog box
4. Use the Threshold slider to change the threshold value,
monitoring the results of your changes in the Preview
window. Adjusting the threshold value can make it easier for
OCR to recognize characters.
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If you still have problems...
1. In the Manual mode window, increase the Resolution value
to 400. Remember that scanning at higher resolution takes
longer and may not increase the recognition rate much.
2. If you still have problems, try using the enhancement tools in
your OCR software to make adjustments.
Potential Text Recognition Problems
The quality of the text in your original document greatly effects
OCR results.
The following types of originals can make recognition difficult
and should be avoided if possible:
❏ Items that have been copied from other copies
❏ Faxes
❏ Text with tightly-spaced characters or line pitch
❏ Text that is in tables or underlined
❏ Cursive or italic fonts, and font sizes less than 8 points
Remember that OCR software cannot recognize handwritten
characters.
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Chapter 3
Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Previewing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Document Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Image Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Image Type list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Image Type button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Destination list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Destination button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Unsharp Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Source and Target Image Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Image Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Tone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Color Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Auto Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Auto Locate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
Scan Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
Tool Tip (for Windows users). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
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Overview
When you start EPSON TWAIN through a TWAIN-compliant
application, one of the following windows appears on the screen:
Note for Macintosh users:
Most illustrations shown in this section are for Windows, so they may
vary in appearance from what actually appears on your screen. The
instructions should be the same, except as noted.
Full Auto mode
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Manual mode
The following sections describe the features of EPSON TWAIN.
Note:
Some settings may appear dimmed depending on your choice of settings
and the features supported by your scanner.
Previewing Images
Before you scan and save an image, you can preview it in the
Preview window located on the right side of the Manual mode
window. Use the preview feature to check the results of your
settings.
Full Preview button
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Zoom Preview button
❏ To preview the entire image, click the Full Preview button.
❏ To preview a part of the image that is already in the Preview
window, click and drag the mouse over the area you want to
see in detail, and click the Zoom Preview button.
preview window
Note:
❏ When the mouse pointer is placed in the Preview window, it changes
to a cross-hairs. Drag the cross-hairs over any area of the image, and
a frame appears. The point where you first clicked is anchored, but
the rest of the frame is sizable and movable.
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❏ When the mouse pointer is placed within the marquee (the frame of
the selected image area), it changes to a hand. You can click and drag
the marquee anywhere in the Preview window. If you drag a hand
while pressing the Shift key, the marquee will be limited to vertical
or horizontal movement.
❏ When the mouse pointer is placed on the edge of the marquee, it
changes to an arrow allowing you to re-size the marquee. If you drag
an arrow while pressing the Shift key, the marquee will be resized
proportionally.
❏ To remove or delete a marquee, double-click the preview window.
Modifying the preview image
You can see the effects of the following settings in the preview
image.
❏ Unsharp Mask in the Manual mode window
❏ Pixel Depth, Dropout, and Halftone in the Image Type dialog
box
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❏ Exposure, Gamma, Highlight, Shadow, and Threshold in the
Image Controls dialog box
❏ Tone Correction in the Tone Correction dialog box
❏ Gray Balance Intensity, and Saturation in the Color
Adjustment dialog box
❏ Auto Exposure
Note:
Although the image in the Preview window changes as you make
settings, the settings do not affect the actual image until you scan or rescan the image.
Document Source
When using the document table on the scanner, leave Document
Source set to Flatbed. Other selections are available depending
on what is installed. They are the optional TPU for Neg. Film and
TPU for Pos. Film (for the Film Adaptor which is optional with the
Perfection 1240U but included with the Perfection 1240U Photo).
Note:
Uninstalled options are not displayed.
Flatbed:
Choose this setting to use the document table of the scanner.
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TPU for Neg. Film, TPU for Pos. Film:
Select one of these settings when using the Film Adapter. If you
are scanning negative film, select TPU for Neg. Film, and if you
are scanning positive film (or slides), select the TPU for Pos. Film
setting.
Image Types
Use the Image Type list or button to select the type of image to be
scanned.
Image Type list
The Image Type list provides the following predefined settings.
EPSON recommends you use the predefined settings first, then
later improve the quality of the scanned image manually by
making the detailed settings described in the following pages, if
necessary. Click the arrows on the right to view all of the available
settings.
Color Photo (42-bit):
42-bit color, best quality
This setting is useful when scanning positive or negative film for
further editing.
Color Photo:
24-bit color, best quality
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This setting is useful when scanning color photo.
Color Document:
24-bit Color and best quality with de-screening to remove moiré
patterns
This setting is useful when scanning magazines or catalog in
color.
Note:
A moiré is a cross-hatch pattern that appears on scanned images when
scanning printed material. It is a result of interference that occurs due
to the difference between the pitches of the scanning and the halftone
screens.
Black & White Photo(14-bit):
14-bit gray, best quality
This setting is useful when scanning positive or negative film for
further editing.
Black & White Photo:
8-bit gray, best quality
This setting is useful when scanning black and white photo.
Black & White Document:
8-bit gray, best quality with de-screening to remove moiré
patterns
This setting is useful when scanning magazines or catalog in
monochrome.
Illustration:
24-bit color, best quality with color smoothing
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This setting is useful when scanning large area of solid colors (for
example, logos, illustrations, and charts).
Text/Line Art:
Black and white, draft quality
This setting is useful when scanning characters-only documents
or line drawings without coloring.
Text (Background Removal):
Black and white, best quality, Text Enhancement Technology
This setting is for OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
Copy & Fax:
Black and white, hard halftone, draft quality, Auto Area
Segmentation
Image Type button
The Image Type button allows you to customize the Image Type
settings. If you want to make many detailed settings manually,
use this feature.
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Click the Image Type button. The following dialog box appears.
Image Type Name:
The names of predefined settings and any custom settings you
have saved appear in the Image Type Name list.
Pixel Depth:
Select scanning colors from:
42-bit Color
24-bit Color
14-bit Gray
8-bit Gray
Black & White
Scanning Mode:
Select either Best or Draft scanning quality. Select Best when
quality is more important than speed.
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De-screening:
Select either On or Off. When On is selected, moiré patterns are
automatically removed from scanned images, but scanning takes
longer.
Note:
❏ A moiré is a cross-hatch pattern that appears on scanned images
when scanning printed material. It is a result of interference that
occurs due to the difference between the pitches of the scanning and
the halftone screens.
❏ De-screening appears dimmed and is not available when Pixel Depth
is set to Black & White.
Color Smoothing
Select either On or Off. When On is selected, colors in an image
are related to limited number of index colors. This is useful when
scanning large areas of solid colors (for example, logos,
illustrations, and charts).
Note:
❏ The pixel depth of output image is 24-bit color.
❏ Color Smoothing is available only when Pixel Depth is set to 24-bit
color.
Auto Exposure Option:
Select either Photo or Document. You can see the effects of the
Auto Exposure Option setting in the Preview window when you
click the Auto Exposure button.
Dropout:
Select a color to subtract from a black and white scan of a colored
original. Proper use of dropout can improve the quality of your
black and white scans. Available dropout options are:
None, Red, Green, and Blue.
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Note:
❏ Dropout is available only when Pixel Depth is set to 14-bit Gray,
8-bit Gray, or Black & White.
❏ Depending on the image you scan, you may need to adjust the
Threshold setting in the Image Controls dialog box to enable this
feature.
B/W Option:
Select from:
Text Enhancement Technology, Auto Area Segmentation,
or None.
Text Enhancement Technology (TET)
To improve recognition accuracy during OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) scanning, select this option. This function eliminates
the document background from scans.
Auto Area Segmentation (AAS)
To make grayscale images clearer and text recognition more
accurate, select this option. This function separates text from
graphics.
Note:
❏ B/W Option is available only when Pixel Depth is set to Black &
White.
❏ When you need neither TET nor AAS, select None.
Halftone:
Select a halftone or dither setting to reproduce images using
special dot patterns:
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Mode A (Hard Tone)
Mode B (Soft Tone)
Mode C (Net Screen)
Dither A (4 ¥ 4 Bayer)
Dither B (4 ¥ 4 Spiral)
Dither C (4 ¥ 4 Net Screen)
Dither D (8 ¥ 4 Net Screen)
None
Note:
Halftone is available only when Pixel Depth is set to Black & White.
To save the settings you made as a group of custom settings, type
a new name in the Image Type Name box, then click Save.
To delete an Image Type setting, select the setting name to be
deleted in the Image Type Name menu, then click Delete.
To apply the settings you made, click OK. The Preview window
displays the effects of the current settings except for De-screening,
Text Enhancement Technology (TET) and Auto Area
Segmentation (AAS) settings.
To cancel the settings, click Cancel.
To access the online help, click Help.
Destination
Select the destination, or output device, where the scanned image
is to be printed or displayed using the Destination list or button.
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Destination list
The Destination list contains the following predefined settings
and any custom settings you have saved in the Destination dialog
box. Click the arrows on the right to view all the available settings.
Resolution
Destination name
Black & White
Gray/Color
Screen/Web
96 dpi (for Windows)
72 dpi (for Macintosh)
96 dpi (for Windows)
72 dpi (for Macintosh)
Fax
200 dpi
200 dpi
OCR
300 dpi
300 dpi
EPSON Stylus
Printer (Fine)
360 dpi
150 dpi
EPSON Stylus
Printer (Photo)
720 dpi
300 dpi
Laser Printer
600 dpi
200 dpi
If you are using an EPSON Stylus printer and are printing scanned
images with the Economy, Normal, or Fine Print Quality settings
in your printer software, selecting EPSON Stylus Printer (Fine) is
recommended. If you are printing with the SuperFine or Photo
Print Quality settings, select EPSON Stylus Printer (Photo).
Note:
The effects of the Destination settings cannot be viewed in the Preview
window.
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Destination button
The Destination button allows you to customize the Destination
settings. To make your own settings, such as scanning resolution,
click this button. The following dialog box appears.
Destination Name:
Predefined and custom setting names appear in the Destination
menu.
Resolution:
Select a scanning resolution for Black & White or Gray/Color.
Note:
❏ When the Pixel Depth setting in the Image Type dialog box is set to
Black & White, the Black & White setting takes effect and the
Gray/Color setting becomes irrelevant. For other Pixel Depth
settings, the Gray/Color setting takes effect and the Black & White
setting becomes irrelevant.
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❏ To print your scanned document when Resolution is set to Black
& White, select the same resolution setting from the list as you
select in the printer driver. To print your scanned document when
Resolution is set to Gray/Color, select a resolution between 150
and 300 dpi. If you select a higher resolution, the Gray/Color
setting requires longer to print, but does not improve the output
quality.
❏ The Resolution setting is closely related to the Image Size and Scale
settings. If you change them arbitrarily, the resulting image may
not be what you expected.
❏ The range of resolution values depends on your scanner.
To save the settings you made, type a new name in the Destination
Name box, and then click Save.
To delete a Destination setting, select the target setting name to
be deleted in the Destination Name menu, then click Delete.
To apply the settings you made, click OK. To cancel the settings,
click Cancel.
To access the online help, click Help.
Unsharp Mask
You can select or deselect the Unsharp Mask setting. Selecting this
check box improves image sharpness.
Note:
If Pixel Depth is set to Black & White or Color smoothing is set to On
in the Image Type dialog box, this check box appears dimmed and cannot
be selected.
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Source and Target Image Sizes
The Source fields indicate the size of the image that is displayed
or selected in the Preview window.
The Target fields indicate what size the image will be when it is
output.
Note:
The image size setting is closely related to the Resolution. If you change
either setting arbitrarily, the resulting image may not be what you
expect.
Width and Height menu:
The width and height of an image are indicated in the selected
unit of measure. You can type new values directly in the indicator
fields, or you can change the image area in the Preview window
by creating a marquee, or frame. Do this by dragging the mouse
over the desired area. See “Previewing Images” on page 3-3 for
more information on marquees.
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Units menu:
Select a unit of measurement. You can select either inches, pixels,
or cm.
Storage size indicator:
The storage size of an image is indicated in KB or MB. As you
change the image area in the Preview window, this value also
changes.
Lock button:
The current size of width-to-height of the target image can be
locked, allowing the ratio of width-to-height of the Source image
to change according to the scale value, or the scale value to change
according to the ratio of width-to-height of the Source image. This
is especially useful in cases where the size of an image does not
fit the size of the paper on which you want to print the image, but
you want to keep the image’s original proportions. Enter the size
of the paper in the Width and Height fields of the Target box and
then click the Lock button. The scale value is automatically
changed, maintaining the current ratio of width-to-height to fit
the paper.
Resolution:
The resolution for the current scanning operation can be changed
by selecting a resolution or typing in the value. This setting
overrides the resolution setting you make in the Destination
dialog box.
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Scale slider:
An image can be reduced or enlarged by moving the Scale slider.
You can also click the left or right arrow to change the image size
in 1% increments.
The range of possible reduction or enlargement varies depending
on the current resolution setting.
Scale indicator:
The percentage of enlargement or reduction is shown in the Scale
indicator field. You can type a new value directly into this field,
or use the Scale slider to determine the value.
Image Controls
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Click the Image Controls button on the Manual mode window
to view the following dialog box.
Note:
❏ The Image Controls button appears dimmed and is not available
when B/W Option is set to Text Enhancement Technology in
the Image Type dialog box.
❏ The Image Controls settings are optimized automatically when you
scan from the Full Auto mode.
❏ If Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and Halftone is set to None
in the Image Type dialog box, all the settings except Threshold
appear dimmed and cannot be selected.
❏ You can see the effects of the Image Controls settings in the Preview
window.
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Exposure:
The Exposure setting lightens or darkens an image. You can select
from -10 (darkest) to 20 (brightest) by moving (clicking and
dragging) the slider.
The Exposure and Highlight controls are related. When the
Exposure setting is changed, the Highlight value is automatically
set.
Gamma:
The Gamma control allows you to adjust the mid-tones in an
image. You can select from 50 (darkest) to 500 (brightest) by
moving the slider.
Highlight:
The Highlight control allows you to adjust the brightness level of
the brightest parts of an image. You can select from 61 to 490 by
moving the slider.
Click the eyedropper button beneath the slider, and the mouse
pointer changes to an eyedropper. Move the eyedropper over the
preview image, and click a bright area. The eyedropper “picks
up” the color from that area, and uses it as the highlight for the
entire image. This effect shows up immediately in the preview
image. Click Cancel to restore the original image.
Shadow:
The Shadow control allows you to adjust the darkness level of the
darkest parts of an image. You can select from 0 to 60 by moving
the slider.
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Click the eyedropper button beneath the slider, and the mouse
pointer changes to an eyedropper. Move the eyedropper over the
preview image, and click a dark area. The eyedropper “picks up”
the color from that area, and uses it as the shadow for the entire
image. This effect shows up immediately in the preview image.
Click Cancel to restore the original image.
Threshold:
Available only when Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and
Halftone is set to None in the Image Type dialog box. The scanner
scans gray shades as either black or white using this setting.
You can select from 0 (lightest) to 255 (darkest) by moving the
slider.
Tone Correction
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Click the Tone Correction button on the Manual mode window
to view the following dialog box.
Note:
❏ The default setting is the Linear.
❏ The Tone Correction button appears dimmed and is not available
when Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and Halftone is set to
None, or B/W Option is set to Text Enhancement
Technology in the Image Type dialog box.
❏ You can see the effects of the Tone Correction settings in the Preview
window.
The tone value represents the contrast in the tonal relationship
between an original image and its reproduction on a monitor or
printer.
Tone Curve Name list:
Select a tone correction setting from this list. The custom settings
you have saved appear in this list.
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Tone curve editor:
The editor allows you to customize tone correction. Drag points
on the tone curve to adjust the tone value. You can edit up to five
tonal elements.
Output options:
If you select the check box for a specific point, such as 1/4 Tone
or Midtone, you can move that point and it remains where you
leave it; it is not affected by the movement of other points on the
curve. If the check box is cleared, the point becomes affected by
the movement of other points.
Channels options:
You can select the combined red, green, and blue (RGB) channel
to modify all colors, or select these colors separately.
Note:
If Pixel Depth is set to Black & White, 14-bit Gray, or 8-bit Gray
in the Image Type dialog box, you can only select the combined RGB
channel option.
Save/Delete/OK/Cancel/Help buttons:
After you correct tone, type a name for your custom settings in
the tone correction list and click Save.
To delete a setting, select the name of the setting you want to
delete in the tone correction list and click Delete.
To accept the defining Tone Correction or close the dialog box,
click OK.
To cancel the operation, click Cancel.
To access the online help, click Help.
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Color Adjustment
Click the Color Adjustment button on the Manual mode window
to view the following dialog box.
Note:
❏ The Color Adjustment button appears dimmed and these settings
cannot be selected when Pixel Depth is set to 14-bit Gray, 8-bit
Gray, or Black & White.
❏ You can see the effects of the Color Adjustment settings in the
Preview window.
Gray Balance Intensity:
Gray Balance Intensity removes unwanted color casts and tints
by balancing color saturation.
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Click the eyedropper button beneath the slider. The mouse
pointer changes to an eyedropper. Then click the color you want
to be gray. The eyedropper “picks up” the color and displays it in
the box beside the eyedropper button. You can then correct the
cast level for that color from 0 to 100 by moving the slider. The
corrected color appears in the box on the right, and the effect
shows up immediately in the preview image. Click Cancel to
restore the original image.
Saturation:
Saturation is the property that defines color depth. Select the
saturation level for color from -100 (less color) to 100 (more color)
by moving the slider.
Auto Exposure
Click the Auto Exposure button on the Manual mode window to
automatically optimize the exposure for an image. The Gamma,
Highlight and Shadow settings in the Image Controls dialog box
are automatically set.
Note:
❏ The Auto Exposure button appears dimmed and is not available
when Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and Auto Area
Segmentation is not selected in the Image Type dialog box.
❏ The Auto Exposure feature is automatically activated when
scanning from the Full Auto mode.
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Reset Button
Click the Reset button to return any image control settings you
made back to their default settings. If you did not alter any image
control settings, this button appears dimmed and is not available.
Auto Locate
Click the Auto Locate button on the Manual mode window to
cause the scanner to automatically locate and select the target
image. The image appears without white borders in the Preview
window.
entire preview area
located image
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If a document contains more than one image, select a target image
by creating a marquee on the image and clicking the Auto Locate
button. The selected target image is located automatically.
target image and other image
located and
non-located images
Note:
Create a marquee only on the target image. If the marquee covers other
images as well, the Auto Locate feature does not work as expected.
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Settings
Click the Settings button on the Manual mode window to view
the following dialog box. You can view all the settings for the
current preview image in this dialog box. Also, you can apply any
custom settings you have saved.
To save the currently selected settings, type a new name in the
User defined settings field, then click Save.
To delete a setting, select the setting name in the list, then click
Delete.
To scan a single image with several different settings, make and
save each group of settings as described above. Then hold down
the Shift key while clicking the custom settings you want to select
in the User defined settings list. After selecting all the settings
you want to use when scanning, click Batch Scan. The scanner
scans the image once for each group of settings you have selected.
To apply saved settings, select a setting name from the list, then
click OK. The preview image will reflect the settings you saved.
To restore the previous settings, click Cancel.
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To access the online help, click Help.
Configuration
Click the Configuration button on the Manual mode window to
view the following dialog box. You can make settings that affect
the Preview window.
Windows
Macintosh
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Save Preview Image and Settings:
Select this check box to automatically save the preview image and
all the image settings when you exit EPSON TWAIN (quit
scanning). The next time you restart EPSON TWAIN, the image
and settings will reappear.
The Image Type, Destination, Tone curve settings you made are
automatically saved whether this check box is on or off.
Fast Preview:
Enables high-speed loading of the preview image. If this is
selected, the preview image is scanned in the Draft mode. If this
is not selected, the preview image is scanned in the Best mode,
and you can get accurate values for the Highlight, Shadow, and
Gray Balance Intensity by sampling with the eyedropper in the
preview image.
Do not use this feature (do not select the check box) when quality
is more important than speed.
Automatic Preview:
Preview automatically starts when EPSON TWAIN is launched.
Auto Exposure on Preview:
Displays the preview image with automatically optimized
exposure settings. The result is the same as if you clicked the Auto
Exposure button.
Note:
This check box appears dimmed and is not available when the
ICM/sRGB check box is selected.
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ICM/sRGB (for Windows)
Depending on the version of Windows installed on your
computer, this setting may be unavailable or have a different
caption.
Select this check box to reproduce the colors in your image using
the Windows ICM color management system. This setting
appears only with Windows.
Note:
❏ If your printer and monitor do not support ICM, be sure this check
box is cleared.
❏ This check box is available only when Pixel Depth is set to 42-bit
Color or 24-bit Color in the Image Type dialog box.
❏ See “Using ICM/sRGB (For Windows Users)” on page 4-6 for more
details.
ColorSync (for Macintosh)
Select this check box to reproduce the colors in your image using
the ColorSync color management system. This setting appears
only with Macintosh.
Note:
❏ If your printer and monitor do not support ColorSync, leave this
check box clear.
❏ This check box is available only when Pixel Depth is set to 42-bit
Color or 24-bit Color in the Image Type dialog box.
❏ See “Using ColorSync (For Macintosh Users)” on page 4-7 for more
details.
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Scan Button
Clicking the Scan button scans the image or active marquee in
the Preview window. The scanned image is transferred to the
application software you used to open EPSON TWAIN so that
you can work with the image from within that application.
While scanning, a progress indicator appears. If necessary, click
the Cancel button to cancel the operation.
Note:
❏ You cannot scan an image which exceeds the available memory or
disk space. If you try to scan a very large image, an alert appears on
the screen.
❏ Before scanning, be sure to calibrate your screen. For details, see
“Calibrating Your Screen” on page 4-2.
❏ After an image is scanned, be sure to save it.
Tool Tip (for Windows users)
When you place the mouse pointer on a button or a list box in the
Manual mode window, a Tool Tip appears to give you
explanation of the function.
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Chapter 4
Calibrating Your System
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Calibrating Your Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
For Windows 98 and 2000 users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
For Macintosh users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using ICM/sRGB (For Windows Users) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Using ColorSync (For Macintosh Users) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Calibrating Your System
4-1
Overview
When you install EPSON TWAIN, the EPSON Screen Calibration
utility is automatically installed.
EPSON Screen Calibration calibrates your monitor to ensure the
tone and contrast on your screen match the original image. Be sure
to calibrate your screen before using your scanner.
For more information regarding color and output device
calibration, see the Color Guide.
Calibrating Your Screen
You need to calibrate your screen when you first install the
scanner software, and anytime you switch to a different monitor.
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Calibrating Your System
For Windows 98 and 2000 users
1. Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control
Panel. The Scanners and Cameras Properties dialog box
appears. Click the Properties button.
Calibrating Your System
4-3
2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Screen Calibration Utility
icon. The Screen Calibration dialog box appears.
4-4
Calibrating Your System
3. Look at the screen and move the slider to the right or left until
the two shades of the gray horizontal stripes match.
Note:
View the screen from a short distance. While the gray stripes do not
blend perfectly well, try to adjust until the different tones match as
closely as possible.
4. Click OK to finish calibrating your scanner and monitor.
The setting is automatically saved as the Screen profile in the
Calibration list in EPSON TWAIN's Destination dialog box. The
screen profile contains calibration information for the preview
image as well as the scanned image.
For Macintosh users
1. Click the EPSON Screen Calibration icon in the EPSON
Scanner folder to view the Screen Calibration dialog box.
2. Look at the screen and move the slider to the right or left until
the two shade of the gray horizontal stripes match.
Calibrating Your System
4-5
Note:
View the screen from a short distance. While the gray stripes do not
blend perfectly well, try to adjust until the different tones match as
closely as possible.
3. Click OK to finish calibrating your scanner and monitor.
The setting is automatically saved as the Screen profile in the
Calibration list in EPSON TWAIN's Destination dialog box. The
screen profile contains calibration information for the preview
image as well as the scanned image.
Using ICM/sRGB (For Windows Users)
If you use Windows 98 or 2000 and your output devices (printer
and monitor) support the ICM color management system, you can
use the ICM calibration method.
Note:
If your output devices do not support sRGB, leave the check box empty.
Follow the steps below:
1. Run TWAIN-compliant application and select Acquire or a
similar command from the File menu to start EPSON TWAIN.
2. Click Configuration. Select ICM/sRGB in the Configuration
dialog box.
3. Make any other settings you want.
4. Click Scan.
The scanner scans an image using the sRGB profiles.
4-6
Calibrating Your System
Using ColorSync (For Macintosh Users)
If your output devices (printer and monitor) support the Apple
ColorSync color management system, you can use the ColorSync
calibration method.
Note:
❏ If your output devices do not support ColorSync, leave the check box
empty.
❏ Before scanning, be sure to make the appropriate System Profile
settings in the ColorSync control panel for optimal color matching.
For more information, see your Macintosh documentation.
Follow the basic steps below:
1. Run TWAIN-compliant application and select Acquire or a
similar command to start EPSON TWAIN.
2. Click Configuration. Select ColorSync in the Configuration
dialog box.
3. Make any other settings you want.
4. Click Scan.
The scanner scans images using the system profile selected in the
ColorSync control panel.
Calibrating Your System
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4-8
Calibrating Your System
Chapter 5
Option
Using the Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Unpacking the Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Installing the Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Scanning Transparent Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Film Holders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
35 mm strip film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print)5-6
120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
4 x 5 inch film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Loading Slides and Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Scanning Normal (Reflective) Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Option
5-1
Using the Film Adapter
The Film Adapter (B81317✽) enables you to scan of negative film
strips and slides simply by installing the unit on your scanner.
The Film Adapter is compact so it can be attached or removed
easily when you alternate scanning between transparent
materials and normal reflective (paper) documents.
Unpacking the Film Adapter
When you first open the package, make sure that all the following
items are included. If any items are missing or damaged, contact
your EPSON dealer immediately. Do not throw away the package
after unpacking the Film Adapter as it can be used again for
storage when you are not scanning transparencies.
Film Adapter
Film holders
5-2
Option
35mm strip film
35mm strip film (to be scanned
from EPSON Photo Print)
120/220 (6cm × 9cm film)
4 × 5 inch film
Installing the Film Adapter
Follow the steps below to install the Film Adapter on the scanner.
1. Make sure the scanner is turned off.
2. Remove the document cover from the scanner by opening it
and pulling it straight up. (See “Removing the Cover for Thick
or Large Documents” on page 6-5)
3. Place the Film Adapter on the document table so that the
hinges face the rear of the scanner and it fits on the table.
Option
5-3
4. Connect the Film Adapter connector to the scanner’s option
connector.
5. Turn on the scanner.
6. Turn on the Film Adapter.
Scanning Transparent Materials
By attaching the Film Adapter, you can scan transparent materials
such as positive or negative film, by passing light through the
material. The following sections explain how to scan transparent
materials.
5-4
Option
Note:
If you plan to scan transparent materials from the EPSON SMART
PANEL for Scanner application, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL
for Scanner documentation for details.
Film Holders
Four film holders are included with this unit. To scan film, see the
instructions below.
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Caution:
Hold the film at the edges, or else use gloves. Touching the film
surface with bare hands can leave fingerprints or other traces on
the film.
Note:
The base side of the film is the side which the film maker’s name and film
ID numbers are shown.
35 mm strip film
Insert a strip of film in the 35 mm film holder, base side facing
down.
Option
5-5
35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON
Photo Print)
Insert a strip of film in the 35 mm film holder for use with EPSON
Photo Print, base side facing down. Slide the strip until all of the
frame you wish to scan is positioned inside the film holder
opening.
Note:
If you plan to scan transparent materials from EPSON Photo Print
utility, refer to the EPSON Photo Print documentation for details.
120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film
Insert film in the 120/220 (6 cm × 9 cm) size film holder, base side
facing down.
5-6
Option
4 x 5 inch film
Insert film in the 4 × 5 inch film holder, base side facing down.
Loading Slides and Film
You can scan slides and film strip in the 4 × 5 inch (101.6 × 127
mm) scanning area of the Film Adapter.
Note:
❏ Wipe the inside of the Film Adapter cover, the scanner’s document
table, and the narrow window near the hinges before scanning
transparencies.
❏ You need to select TPU for Neg. Film or TPU for Pos. Film in the
Document Source settings in the Manual mode window depending
on the type of film (negative or positive) you are scanning. The
scanner software automatically controls the operation of the Film
Adapter.
Follow the steps below to load film or slides.
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Caution:
Hold the film at the edges, or else use gloves. Touching the film
surface with bare hands can leave fingerprints or other traces on
the film.
Option
5-7
1. Open the top of the Film Adapter, holding the base down.
2. Load the transparency to be scanned face down on the
scanner’s document table in the window of the Film Adapter
as shown below.
Loading 35 mm strip film
If you are scanning 35 mm strip film, use the 35 mm film
holder to set the film.
5-8
Option
Note:
Place the film holder on the document table in alignment with the
upper left-hand corner of the Film Adapter.
Loading 35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON
Photo Print)
If you are scanning 35 mm strip film using EPSON Photo
Print, use the 35 mm film holder for use with EPSON Photo
Print to set the film.
Note:
Place the film holder on the document table in alignment with the
upper right-hand corner of the Film Adapter.
Option
5-9
Loading 120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film
When scanning 120/220 (6 cm × 9 cm) or similar film, use the
film holder as shown below.
Loading 4 x 5 inch film
If the film size is 4” × 5” or similar, use the film holder as
shown below.
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Option
Loading slides
If you are scanning slides or transparencies which will not fit
in the film holders, place them directly on the document table.
Loading slides (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print)
If you are scanning slides or transparencies using EPSON
Photo Print, place them one at a time directly on the document
table in alignment with the upper right-hand corner of the
Film Adapter.
Option
5-11
3. Close the unit.
Note:
❏ Make sure the unit is completely closed, otherwise you cannot attain
proper colored images.
❏ When previewing images on EPSON TWAIN of negatives scanned
using a film holder, the color may appear odd as the frame of the film
holder is perceived as white, causing your scans to appear darker.
To see the correct color, click and drag the mouse over an area, then
click the Zoom Preview button.
❏ You can move and adjust the position of 35mm film by sliding the
strips in the film holder so the frames you want to scan are positioned
in the window.
❏ To remove a film holder from the document table, slide it left or right
then take it out of the window.
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Option
❏ Leave the opening shown below uncovered, otherwise the colors in
your scans will be affected.
opening
Scanning Normal (Reflective) Documents
When you return to scanning normal reflective documents, you
can simply turn off the Film Adapter, then place documents
between it and the document table. If you will not scan
transparencies for a long time, you can remove the Film Adapter
and store it in the original package.
Remove the Film Adapter in reverse order as described on
“Installing the Film Adapter” on page 5-3.
Note:
❏ Before scanning in the Full Auto mode, remove the Film Adapter
and replace the document cover.
❏ When scanning thin documents, you may see an impression of the
underside of the Film Adapter in your scans. If so, change to using
the document cover instead of the Film Adapter.
Option
5-13
❏ When you use EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner to scan and
print reflective documents, such as photos, first remove the Film
Adapter and replace the document cover.
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Option
Chapter 6
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Cleaning the scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Replacing the fluorescent lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Removing the Cover for Thick or Large Documents . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Transporting the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Error Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Operating Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
The fluorescent lamp does not come on.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
The scanner does not scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
The scanner software does not work properly. . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
The entire image is distorted or blurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Part of the image is distorted or blurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Edges of the document are not scanned.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Colors are patchy or distorted at the edges of the image. . 6-11
The image is faint or out of focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
The image is too dark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Straight lines in the image come out jagged. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
The image does not look the same as the original. . . . . . . . 6-12
A line of dots is always missing from the scanned image.. 6-13
Colors on your monitor are different from those in the original
image.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Printed colors are different from those in the original image.6-13
The printed image is larger or smaller than the original.. . 6-14
Scanned images cannot be printed or come out garbled when
printed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
The colors of negative film preview images look strange. . 6-14
Software Setup Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-1
You cannot install EPSON TWAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Software Operation Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
You cannot start EPSON TWAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
You can’t select optional equipment (Film Adapter). . . . . 6-16
Scanning Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Image is dark, with little or no detail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
You cannot scan an image or you only get a few dots for the
scanned image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Moiré (cross-hatch) patterns appear in the scanned image 6-17
Colors differ from the original. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Poor character recognition during OCR scanning. . . . . . . 6-18
Pressing the button on the scanner does not start scanning.6-18
Scanned image by using the button is missing. . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Uninstalling EPSON TWAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
During Windows 2000 installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
Recovering from Scanner Software Installation Problems on Windows
6-20
For Windows 98 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
For Windows 2000 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
Sizing up Your System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RAM and hard disk size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accelerator boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
File compression software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-28
6-28
6-28
6-29
6-29
6-29
Maintenance
Cleaning the scanner
To keep your scanner operating at its best, you should clean it
periodically, as described below.
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Clean the outer case with a cloth dampened with mild
detergent and water.
3. If the glass of the document table gets dirty, clean it with a
soft dry cloth. If the glass is stained with grease or some other
hard-to-remove material, use a small amount of glass cleaner
and a soft cloth to remove it. Wipe off all remaining liquid.
Be sure that there is no dust on the glass of the document table.
Dust can cause white spots in your scanned image.
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Caution:
❏ Be careful not to scratch or damage the glass of the document
table, and do not use a hard or abrasive brush to clean it. A
damaged glass surface can decrease the scanning quality.
❏ Never use alcohol, thinner, or corrosive solvent to clean the
scanner. These chemicals can damage the scanner
components as well as the case.
❏ Be careful not to spill liquid into the scanner mechanism or
electronic components. This could permanently damage the
mechanism and circuitry.
❏ Do not spray lubricants inside the scanner.
❏ Never open the scanner case.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-3
Replacing the fluorescent lamp
The luminosity of the fluorescent lamp declines over time. If the
lamp breaks or becomes too dim to operate normally, the scanner
stops working and the indicator light rapidly flashes red. When
this happens, the lamp assembly must be replaced. For details,
contact your dealer.
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6-4
Caution:
Never open the case of the scanner. If you think repairs or
adjustments are necessary, consult your dealer.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Removing the Cover for Thick or Large
Documents
For thick materials or documents that are larger than the
document table, remove the document cover.
1. Open the document cover.
2. Pull the cover straight up.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-5
Note:
❏ When scanning with the cover removed, do not leave any area of the
document table exposed to prevent interference from external light.
❏ When you are finished scanning, reattach the document cover in the
reverse order that you removed it.
Transporting the Scanner
Before transporting the scanner over a long distance or storing it
for an extended period, you need to lock the scanner’s carriage to
prevent damage. Follow the steps below.
1. Plug in the scanner and wait until the carriage moves to the
home position (position nearest the cover hinges). While the
carriage lamp remains on, unplug the power cord.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter from the DC inlet, and then slide
the transportation lock to the left.
Note:
If you are using the Film Adapter and it is switched on, the carriage will
not move to the home position. Remove the Film Adapter first, then
perform the steps above.
6-6
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Problems and Solutions
Most of the problems you will encounter while operating your
scanner and software have simple solutions. This section divides
scanner problems into six categories:
Error Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Setup Problems . . . . . . . . .
Software Operation Problems . . . . .
Scanning Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
page 6-8
page 6-9
page 6-10
page 6-15
page 6-15
page 6-16
See the table in “Error Indicator” on page 6-8 first. If this does not
help you solve your problem, go to the category for the type of
problem you have, then look for the problem description.
The online Color Guide also provides versatile tips and other
information helpful for problem-solving.
Note:
If some settings appear dimmed in EPSON TWAIN, they cannot be
selected because of the capability of your scanner or your choice of other
settings.
If you cannot solve a problem after reading and following the
information in this section, contact your dealer or a qualified
customer support person for assistance.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-7
Error Indicator
If an error occurs, the scanner stops and the indicator light shows
of error.
Color of light
Red
Pattern of light
Error type
On
“Command error” on page
6-8
Flashing
“Interface error” on page 6-8
Flashing
“Fatal error” on page 6-8
Command error
The scanner has received incorrect commands from your
scanning software.
When this error occurs, try to rescan the document. The scanner
returns to normal when it receives correct commands. Normally
you do not need to reset the scanner when this type of error
occurs.
Interface error
The interface setup is wrong or the scanner is not properly
connected to the computer.
When this error occurs, unplug the scanner and USB connector,
and then plug them back in.
Fatal error
This type of error indicates one or the following problems:
❏ The fluorescent lamp needs to be replaced.
❏ The scanner is malfunctioning.
6-8
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Consult your dealer. After problems are clear, unplug the scanner
and USB connector, and then plug them back in.
Operating Problems
Problems you may have while using the scanner often involve the
operation of your software and computer. Operation problems
usually occur because of:
❏ Incorrect setup of the interface (see your Startup Guide).
❏ Incorrect setup of your computer or software (see your Startup
Guide).
❏ Incorrect operation of your software (see your software
documentation).
Also see the documentation that came with your computer and
scanner for possible solutions.
The fluorescent lamp does not come on.
❏ Make sure the power cord is connected to the scanner and
plugged into an electrical outlet.
❏ If the scanner does not receive any commands after 15
minutes, it turns off the lamp. The lamp will turn back on
when you scan.
The scanner does not scan.
❏ Wait until the indicator light stays on in green (ready for
scanning).
❏ Try connecting the scanner directly to the computer’s USB
port, or use an EPSON USB cable.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-9
The scanner software does not work properly.
❏ Make sure your software is installed correctly.
For Windows users:
Check if your scanner is listed more than once in the Scanners
and Cameras Properties dialog box. To view the dialog box,
double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control
Panel. Remove your scanner every place it appears in the
dialog box, then reinstall EPSON TWAIN following the
instructions in your Startup Guide.
Note:
When reinstalling the scanner software, if a dialog box does not
appear and a message box and followed by a dialog box requesting
the EPSON Scanners Driver Disk appears instead, insert the
Scanner Software CD in the CD-ROM drive. Make sure to specify
the correct drive letter, the EPSON folder, the folder of your
preferred language, and the Win98 (for Windows 98 users) or
Win2000 (for Windows 2000 users) folder as the location.
❏ Make sure your computer meets the memory and other
system requirements specified for the software you are using.
❏ Make sure the computer has enough memory for your
software. If the computer does not have enough memory
available, see your software and computer documentation for
details.
Quality Problems
The entire image is distorted or blurred.
❏ Make sure the document is flat against the document table.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
❏ Make sure you do not accidentally move the document
during scanning.
❏ Make sure the scanner is on a flat, stable surface.
Part of the image is distorted or blurred.
Make sure the document is uniformly flat against the document
table. A document that is wrinkled or warped may not scan well.
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Caution:
Do not place heavy objects on the document table.
Edges of the document are not scanned.
Position the document so that the area you want to scan is at least
5 mm from the edge guides of the document table.
Colors are patchy or distorted at the edges of the
image.
❏ A document that is very thick or warped at the edges can
cause discoloration. Cover the edges of the document with
paper to block outside light.
❏ Make sure the document is flat against the document table.
The image is faint or out of focus.
❏ Make sure the document is flat against the document table.
❏ Adjust your software’s Exposure setting. See “Image
Controls” on page 3-19.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-11
❏ Adjust your software’s Gamma setting. See “Adjusting the
Gamma Setting” on page 2-16.
The image is too dark.
❏ Check your software’s Brightness setting. See “Adjusting the
Highlight Setting” on page 2-13.
❏ Check the brightness and contrast settings of your computer
display.
Straight lines in the image come out jagged.
Make sure the document orientation is perfectly straight on the
document table. Align vertical and horizontal lines with the scales
at the top and side of the document table.
The image does not look the same as the
original.
❏ Try different image setting combinations on your scanner
software.
❏ Your software may not have sufficient color matching and
color management features, or these components may not be
installed correctly. See the documentation that comes with
your software and computer.
❏ If you are importing an image file, make sure the file format
is one your software can read. Also, make sure the image
settings of your software are appropriate for the type of image
you want to scan.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
A line of dots is always missing from the scanned
image.
❏ Print head malfunction is indicated when a line is missing on
printouts only. See your printer manual.
❏ Scanner sensor malfunction is indicated when a line is
missing on both screen images and printouts. Contact your
dealer.
When scanning printed matter, textured patterns
of dots appear inside particular areas of the
image.
This condition is normal. The scanner automatically minimizes
the problem if Image Type setting is Color Document or Black
& White Document in the Manual mode window.
Colors on your monitor are different from those in
the original image.
❏ Check the image settings of your scanner software, especially
data format (bits, pixel, color), gamma correction, and color
correction. Try different combinations of these settings.
❏ Check the color matching and color management capabilities
of your computer, display adapter, and software. Some
computers can change the color palette to adjust the colors on
your screen. See your software and hardware manuals for
details.
❏ Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software
and monitor documentation for information on color
matching and calibration. Also see your Color Guide.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
6-13
Printed colors are different from those in the
original image.
Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software or
contact your printer company for information on color matching
and calibration.
The printed image is larger or smaller than the
original.
The image size settings of your software determine the size of the
printed image. Do not use the size of the monitor image to judge
the printed size.
Scanned images cannot be printed or come out
garbled when printed.
❏ Make sure your printer is properly connected to the
computer, correctly set up, and maintained. See your printer
manual for details.
❏ Check that your software is properly installed and set up for
your printer. See your software manual.
The colors of negative film preview images look
strange.
❏ Make sure Document Source is set to TPU for Neg. Film in the
Manual mode window.
❏ The dark area around the film, such as the frame of the film
holder, is perceived as white, which alters the exposure of the
scanning area and causes scans to appear darker. See the
correct color by clicking and dragging the mouse pointer over
an area, and then clicking the Zoom Preview button.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Software Setup Problems
You cannot install EPSON TWAIN.
❏ Check if your computer and operating system meets the
system requirements.
❏ Make sure your computer has enough memory to run the
application.
Software Operation Problems
You cannot start EPSON TWAIN.
❏ Plug in the scanner and then turn on the computer.
❏ Unplug the scanner and turn off the computer. Then check
the connection between the scanner and the computer.
❏ Make sure that EPSON TWAIN is selected in your application
software.
❏ Make sure your software is installed correctly.
For Windows users:
In the Device Manager menu, make sure your scanner’s name
appears under Imaging Device hardware type without a
question (?) or an exclamation (!) mark. If the scanner appears
with a question (?) or an exclamation (!) mark, or as an
Unknown devices hardware type, click Remove to remove
it while the scanner is still connected and turned on. Then
reinstall EPSON TWAIN. See “Recovering from Scanner
Software Installation Problems on Windows” on page 6-20.
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Note:
If the EPSON Scanners Driver Disk is requested during the
EPSON TWAIN reinstallation, insert the Scanner Software CD in
the CD-ROM drive. Be sure to specify the correct drive letter, the
EPSON folder, the folder of your preferred language, and the Win98
(for Windows 98 users) or Win2000 (for Windows 2000 users)
folder as the location.
You can’t select optional equipment (Film
Adapter).
Make sure the optional equipment is installed correctly. See
“Installing the Film Adapter” on page 5-3.
Scanning Problems
Image is dark, with little or no detail.
❏ Calibrate the screen as described in “Calibrating Your Screen”
on page 4-2.
❏ Change the Destination setting. Select Screen/Web as the
“Destination” on page 3-13. Selecting a printer may cause onscreen colors to be different from the colors of the original,
however colors will be reproduced correctly when it is
printed.
You cannot scan an image or you only get a few
dots for the scanned image.
❏ Make sure a document is placed on the document table of the
scanner.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
❏ Change the Threshold setting in the Image Control dialog box.
When Text (Background Removal) is selected as the Image
Type, change Text Enhancement Technology to None
from the B/W Option in the Image Type dialog box. Then
change the Threshold setting in the Image Controls dialog
box. Or change Text (Background Removal) to Text/Line
Art, then change the Threshold setting in the Image Control
dialog box. See “Image Controls” on page 3-19.
Moiré (cross-hatch) patterns appear in the
scanned image
❏ Make sure Image Type is set to Color Document or Black &
White Document in the Manual mode window.
❏ Change the Image Type settings. Turn the De-screening
setting On in the Image Type dialog box.
❏ Place a transparent sheet such as an overhead projector sheet,
between the document and the document table.
❏ Reposition the document slightly.
❏ Make the image size slightly smaller.
Colors differ from the original.
❏ Calibrate the screen. See “Calibrating Your Screen” on page
4-2.
❏ Change the Image Type setting. See “Image Types” on page
3-7 to make sure your settings are correct.
❏ Printed colors do not exactly match the colors on your
monitor, since printers and monitors use different color
systems: monitors use RGB (red, green, and blue), while
printers typically use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and
black).
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Poor character recognition during OCR
scanning.
❏ Change the Image Type setting. Select Text (Background
Removal) as “Image Types” on page 3-7.
❏ Try adjusting the Threshold setting in the Image Controls
dialog box.
❏ Select Text Enhancement Technology from B/W Option in
the Image Type dialog box to eliminate background noise.
❏ See “Optimizing OCR Scanning” on page 2-27 for more
information.
Pressing the button on the scanner does not start
scanning.
❏ Make sure EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner is installing
and the EPSON SMART PANEL’s Launch Application path
is set correctly.
❏ For Windows users:
Click the Events tab in your scanner’s Properties dialog box
and make sure the Disable device events check box is clear.
Also, make sure the desired button is selected as the Scanner
events, and at least one scanner event recognizable
application in the Send to this application list is selected.
Scanned image by using the button is missing.
Make sure desired application is assigned to the button.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000
If EPSON TWAIN is already installed, you need to uninstall it,
upgrade the system to Windows 2000, and then re-install it, as
follows:
1. Uninstall EPSON TWAIN. See “Uninstalling EPSON
TWAIN” on page 6-19.
2. After uninstalling EPSON TWAIN, turn off the computer and
unplug the scanner, and then disconnect the scanner from the
computer.
3. Turn on the computer and install Windows 2000.
4. Connect the scanner and install EPSON TWAIN following the
instructions in your Startup Guide.
Uninstalling EPSON TWAIN
1. Connect the scanner to the computer. Plug in the scanner then
turn on the computer.
2. Click Start and point to Settings, then select Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon.
4. Select your scanner from the installed devices list, then click
Remove.
5. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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During Windows 2000 installation
If a dialog box like the one shown below appears and asks for the
updated files for your scanner while you are installing Windows
2000, click Next and continue installation. Do not click Provide
Files....
Note:
If you insert the Scanner Software CD and click Provide Files..., an
error message may appear. Replace the scanner software CD with the
Windows 2000 CD-ROM and continue installing Windows 2000. After
finishing the Windows 2000 installation, you need to uninstall your
scanner from the Device Manager and reinstall EPSON TWAIN.
Follow the instructions “Recovering from Scanner Software Installation
Problems on Windows” on page 6-20 to uninstall EPSON TWAIN.
Recovering from Scanner Software
6-20
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Installation Problems on Windows
If you cancelled the plug-and play driver installation before the
procedure was completed, or if you do not follow the installation
instructions for EPSON TWAIN for Windows 2000, EPSON
TWAIN will not be properly installed on your computer. To
correct this problem, first uninstall your scanner in the Device
Manager menu following the instructions below, and then
reinstall EPSON TWAIN following the instructions in your
Startup Guide.
Follow the steps below to check the installation.
1. Plug the interface cable into your scanner and the computer.
Plug in your scanner and then turn on the computer.
2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and then
click Properties.
For Windows 98 users:
Click the Device Manager tab.
For Windows 2000 users:
In the System Properties dialog box, select the Hardware tab
and then click Device Manager.
3. If your EPSON TWAIN is correctly installed, EPSON
Perfection 1240 should appear under Imaging Device when
you click the plus (+) sign next to Imaging Device.
If EPSON Perfection 1240 appears under Other devices with
a question (?) mark or under Imaging Device with an
exclamation (!) mark, the EPSON TWAIN file is not installed
correctly. Follow the instructions below to reinstall the driver.
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EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Other devices with
a question (?) mark:
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Imaging Device with
an exclamation (!) mark:
Note:
Screen shots of Windows 98 are used here for illustration.
For Windows 98 users
If EPSON Perfection 1240 appears under Other devices with
a ? mark
Note:
Make sure your scanner is plugged in and connected to your computer.
If your scanner is unplugged or not connected to your computer, you
cannot reinstall the driver properly.
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1. Click ? EPSON Perfection 1240, and then click Remove and
OK.
2. Click Close to close the System Properties window.
3. Shut down your computer and unplug your scanner. Then
turn on your scanner and computer.
4. The following dialog box appears. To install the driver again,
follow the instructions in your Startup Guide.
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
If EPSON Perfection 1240 appears under Imaging Device
with an ! mark
Note:
Make sure your scanner is plugged in and connected to your computer.
If your scanner is unplugged or not connected to your computer, you
cannot reinstall the driver properly.
1. Click ! EPSON Perfection 1240, and then click Remove and
OK.
2. Click Close to close the System Properties window.
3. Shut down your computer and turn off your scanner. Then
turn on your scanner and computer.
4. When a message appears to prompt you to insert the scanner
software CD, insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive, and then
click OK.
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If the following dialog appears, click d, then browse and
select or type in the CD-ROM drive letter, the EPSON folder,
the folder of your preferred language, and the Win98 folder
as the location as shown below. Finally, click OK.
5. The Screen Calibration window appears. Follow the
instructions described in your Startup Guide.
For Windows 2000 users
Note:
Make sure your scanner is plugged in and connected to your computer.
If your scanner is unplugged or not connected to your computer, you
cannot reinstall the driver properly.
1. If EPSON Perfection 1240 appears under Other devices with
a question (?) mark or under Imaging devices with an
exclamation (!) mark, right-click ? EPSON Perfection 1240
or ! EPSON Perfection 1240 and select Uninstall....
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting
EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Other devices with
a question (?) mark:
EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Imaging Device with
an exclamation (!) mark:
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2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
3. Shut down your computer and unplug your scanner. Then
turn on your computer and plug back your scanner.
4. Install EPSON TWAIN following the instructions in your
Startup Guide.
Sizing up Your System
Your scanner is sufficient for most scanning needs, but if you are
not satisfied with the quality of the images on your monitor or
with the speed of image processing, read this section. While it
does not contain specific recommendations, it describes various
possibilities for improving your scanning system. For further
information, seek advice from your dealer or an experienced
scanner user.
RAM and hard disk size
Scanned images use much more memory than text files, so you
may need more RAM (Random Access Memory) in your
computer and a larger hard disk than you have used previously.
Accelerator boards
In addition to memory, processing speed is important because
large files take longer to process than small ones. Therefore, you
may want to add an accelerator board to your computer.
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Video cards
A video card that is sufficient for text may not be good enough
for displaying graphic images, especially in color. If all your
scanned images look coarse on your monitor, you may want to
upgrade your video card. You will need 24-bit color, also called
true color or millions of colors, to make the highest quality image
reproductions.
Monitors
The resolution of your monitor affects the quality of the image
you see. Consider a high resolution monitor if you do precise color
work, but also be sure you have a high quality video card.
File compression software
Many different programs are available to make image files
smaller for storage or transmission. For example, some
compression software can store a 3MB image file on a 1.44 MB
floppy disk, and compress images and restore them with no loss
of data or quality; others compress images more, but the restored
file is not exactly the same as the original. The difference between
the original and restored files is, however, almost unnoticeable.
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
For PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
For Macintosh computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6
Safety Approvals (Scanner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Safety Approvals (AC Adapter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
CE Marking (Scanner). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-9
CE Marking (AC Adapter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
Initialization Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-12
Film Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-13
Technical Specifications
A-1
System Requirements
Before installing the scanner software, make sure that your
system meets the following requirements.
For PCs
System
Microsoft® Windows® 98 pre installed, Windows® 2000
pre installed or upgraded from Windows 98 pre
installed model
Interface
The computer’s USB port (TYPE A receptacle)
Display
VGA or higher resolution monitor 640 × 480 screen
resolution (800 × 600 or higher recommended), and 256
color (65,000 color or higher recommended)
Note:
Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display
capability of your computer system, including the
video card, display monitor, and software. See the
product documentation for details.
For Macintosh computers
System
USB-equipped Macintosh® with Mac OS® 8.1 or later
Interface
Macintosh USB
Display
Color Monitor, 640 × 480 screen resolution (or higher
recommended), and 256 color (32,000 color or higher
recommended)
Note:
Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display
capability of your computer system, including the
video card, display monitor, and software. See the
product documentation for details.
A-2
Technical Specifications
Scanning
Scanner type
Flatbed, color
Photoelectric device
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels
10200 × 14040 pixels at 1200 dpi, 100%
Document size
216 mm × 297 mm (8.5 inches × 11.7 inches)
A4 or US letter size (The reading area can be
specified from your software.)
Scanning resolution
1200 dpi (main scan)
2400 dpi with Micro Step (sub scan)
Output resolution
50 dpi to 9600 dpi
(50 to 4800 dpi in 1 dpi increments, 7200 dpi,
and 9600 dpi. 7200 dpi and 9600 dpi
performed with zoom function)
Color separation
RGB color filters on CCD
Zoom
50% to 200% in 1% increments
Image data
14 bits per pixel per color internal
14 bits per pixel per color external
Brightness
7 levels (In EPSON TWAIN, Gamma correction
controls Brightness)
Line Art settings
Fixed threshold
Text Enhancement Technology
(enable/disable selectable)
Halftoning process
AAS (Auto Area Segmentation)
Enable/disable selectable
3 halftoning modes (A, B, and C) and
4 dither patterns (A, B, C, and D) for
bi-level and quad-level data
(2 downloadable dither patterns)
Gamma correction
2 types for CRT display
3 types for printer
1 type for user-defined
Technical Specifications
A-3
Color correction
1 type for CRT display
3 types for printer output
1 type for user-defined (Only user-defined
Color correction is available in EPSON TWAIN)
Interface
USB (Type B Receptacle Connector)
Light source
White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Reliability
30,000 cycles of carriage movements (main
unit MCBF)
Dimensions
Width: 269 mm (10.6 inches)
Depth: 435 mm (17.1 inches)
Height: 93 mm (3.7 inches)
Weight
Approx. 2.8 kg (6.2 lb)
Electrical
Input voltage range
DC 24 V
Rated current
0.8 A
Power consumption
Approx. 20 W
Note:
Check the label on the back of the scanner for voltage information.
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Technical Specifications
AC Adapter
Model A110B:
Manufacturer
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Input
AC 100 - 120 V, 50-60 Hz
Output
DC 24 V, 0.8 A
Temperature
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Dimensions
58 × 108 × 34 mm
Weight
Approx. 250 g (without AC plug)
Model A110E:
Manufacturer
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
Input
AC 220 - 240 V, 50-60 Hz
Output
DC 24 V, 0.8 A
Temperature
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Dimensions
58 × 108 × 34 mm
Weight
Approx. 250 g (without AC plug)
Technical Specifications
A-5
Environmental
Temperature:
Operation
Storage
5 to 35° C (41 to 95° F)
-25 to 60° C (-13 to 140° F)
Humidity:
Operation
Storage
10 to 80%, without condensation
10 to 85%, without condensation
Operating conditions: Ordinary office or home conditions.
Extreme dust should be avoided.
Operation under direct sunlight or near a
strong light source should be avoided.
Note:
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Technical Specifications
Safety Approvals (Scanner)
120V model:
EMC
FCC part 15 Subpart B Class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
230V model:
EMC
EN 55022 (CISPR Pub 22) Class B
AS/NZS 3548 Class B
Technical Specifications
A-7
Safety Approvals (AC Adapter)
120V model:
Safety standards
UL 1950
CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 Subpart B Class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
230V model:
A-8
Safety standards
EN 60950
EMC
EN 55022 (CISPR Pub 22) Class B
AS/NZS 3548 Class B
Technical Specifications
CE Marking (Scanner)
230 V model:
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
IEC 60801-2
IEC 60801-3
IEC 60801-4
Technical Specifications
A-9
CE Marking (AC Adapter)
230 V model:
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
A-10
Technical Specifications
EN 60950
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC 60801-2
IEC 60801-3
IEC 60801-4
USB Interface
Interface type:
Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision
1.1
Electrical standard:
Full Speed mode(12 Mbit/s) of Universal
Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1.
Connector type:
One receptacle (Type B)
Configuration:
Element
Description
Device
Full Speed mode (12 Mbit/s)
Class: Vendor-specific
Vendor ID: 0x04B8 (Seiko Epson Corp.)
Product ID: 0x010B
Configuration
Characteristics: Self-powered. Remote wake up
feature is not supported.
Maximum power consumption from VBUS: 2 mA (5 V)
Interface
No alternate setting
Number of endpoints used by this interface
(excluding endpoint 0): 2
Class: Vendor specific
Endpoint 1
Bulk IN transfer
Maximum data transfer size: 64 byte
Endpoint 2
Bulk OUT transfer
Maximum data transfer size: 64 byte
String
Descriptor
Language ID: US English
1: Manufacturer: “EPSON”
2: Product: “Perfection1240”
Technical Specifications
A-11
Initialization Methods
The scanner can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of
conditions) in the following ways:
Hardware
initialization
The scanner is plugged in.
Software
initialization
Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the scanner)
command.
The USB cable is unplugged from the USB port on
the scanner.
The scanner receives a Bus Reset from the USB
interface.
A-12
Technical Specifications
Film Adapter
Electrical Specifications:
Supplied Voltage:
Rated current:
DC 21.6 to 26.4 V
0.5 A
Environmental Conditions:
Temperature
Operation: 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F)
Storage: -25° C to 60° C (-13° F to 140° F)
Humidity
Operation: 10% to 80%, without
condensation
Storage: 10% to 85%, without
condensation
Reliability:
Light Source:
10,000 hours for light source MCBF
Document:
Transparencies up to 4 × 5 inches film
35 mm strip film
35 mm slide
120/220 size (6 cm × 9 cm) strip film
4 × 5 inches film
Manuscript:
Up to 4 × 5 inches film size
Readable area:
93 × 118 mm
Dimensions:
Width: 222 mm (8.7 inches)
Depth: 305 mm (12.0 inches)
Height: 36 mm (1.4 inches)
Weight:
Approx. 700 g (1.5 lb)
Technical Specifications
A-13
A-14
Technical Specifications
Appendix B
Contacting Customer Support
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Contacting Customer Support
B-1
Overview
If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your
product documentation, contact customer support services for
assistance.
Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if
you give them the following information.
❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
❏ Product model
❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product
software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
❏ Your computer operating system name and version
❏ Names and versions of the software applications you
normally use with your product
B-2
Contacting Customer Support
Glossary
additive primary colors
The colors of red, green and blue (RGB) - which give the perception of white when
combined equally. These are the colors of the color system used by monitors and
scanners.
bi-level data
Image data that is composed of 1 bit per pixel. A pixel is represented by a single
bit of digital data that can be expressed as only 1 (light) or 0 (dark).
bit
Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer processing. A bit can
represent one of two values: on, represented by a 1, or off, represented by a 0.
bit/pixel
The unit that indicates the number of bits allocated for a pixel. The larger the bit
value, the more detail of a pixel will be reproduced.
brightness
A scanner function to lighten or darken the output image data.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits. A byte can represent a control code
or character.
carriage
A component of the scanner that contains the optical sensor and light source for
scanning.
color correction
A method of adjusting the color image data for a particular type of device so that
the reproduction results are as close as possible to the original colors.
color separation
A process of converting full-color images into a limited number of primary colors.
Additive primary colors (red, green, and blue) are used by the scanner, and the
subtractive primary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) plus black are used for
printing press separation.
ColorSync
Color management system for Macintosh that is designed to help you get
WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) color output. This software displays
colors on your screen as they are on the scanned documents, or prints colors as
you see them on your screen.
Glossary
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default
A set of values used when no other selections have been made. These are
sometimes called factory defaults if the original values have not been changed
since the scanner left the factory.
document
The item, such as a sheet of paper or a book, that is placed on the document table
for the scanner to read.
dpi
Short for dots per inch. A unit of measurement for resolution. The higher the
value, the higher the resolution.
dropout color
A color the scanner does not recognize and ignores. You can select and deselect
dropout colors in the scanner software.
ESC/I
Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Image scanners. A system of
commands that allows you to control image scanners from your software.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Printers. A system of commands that
allows you to control printers from your software.
exposure
A scanner function that lightens or darkens the scanned image data.
gamma
Gamma is a value that expresses the relationship between the input and output
of a device. By adjusting the gamma, the brightness of the mid-tones of an image
can be changed without affecting the shadows and highlights.
grayscale
Images represented with various shades of gray in addition to black and white.
halftoning
A method of reproducing images with patterns of dots to improve the quality of
the output.
home position
The position at the rear (nearest the cover hinge position) of the scanner where
the carriage rests before a scanning operation.
ICM
Image Color Matching. Windows color management system designed to help
you get WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) color output. This software
displays colors on your screen as they exist on the scanned documents, or prints
colors as you see them on your screen.
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Glossary
imagesetter
A device that uses computer files to produce high-resolution text and graphics
output on film or paper. These are usually found in service bureaus and printing
companies.
impact dot printer
A printer that transfers ink onto the paper by striking an ink ribbon with a number
of small pins.
ink jet printer
A printer that transfers ink onto the paper by spraying the ink through a number
of small nozzles.
interface
A piece of hardware, a method, or a standard used for connection between or
among computer devices.
line sequence
A type of color scanning that separates primary colors line by line. The carriage
makes only one pass.
marquee
A moveable and adjustable frame that marks the area of an image that will be
previewed or scanned.
moiré
é
A moiré is a cross-hatch pattern that appears on scanned images when scanning
printed material. It is a result of interference that occurs due to the difference
between the pitches of the scanning and the halftone screens.
monochrome
Black and white images, or images represented only by the intensity of
luminosity.
OCR
Optical Character Recognition
The technology that allows computers to "read" text from physical objects. OCR
requires a graphical representation of text to interpret, which usually comes from
a scanned image.
page sequence
The type of color scanning in which the entire image is scanned once for each
separate color.
pixel
Short for picture element. Each image is composed of a number of pixels. Pixels
are also counted in units of dots.
plain bi-level
Bi-level image data without the halftoning process.
Glossary
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port
An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices.
primary colors
Basic colors. See additive primary colors and subtractive primary colors.
resolution
Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. Can be measured in
dots per inch (dpi), pixels per inch (ppi), or samples per inch (spi).
scan
An operation performed by the sensor and the carriage. The image is divided
into pixels by scanning.
scanning area
The physical size of the image that can be scanned by the scanner.
sRGB
A standard color space used as the default color space within the Windows 98
color management system (ICM 2.0).
subtractive primary colors
The colors of cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY) which produce black when mixed
in certain amounts. In printing, black is often added to give more definition as
mixing of actual inks cannot produce pure black.
threshold
A reference point that is used to determine whether data will be processed as
"on" or "off". In the case of color image data, "on" means that a certain color will
appear in a pixel or dot, and "off" means that color will not appear there.
tone correction
A method of adjusting the tone curve so that the reproduction results on different
types of output devices have gradations similar to the original image.
tone curve
The graph that shows the contrast ratio between the input (original image) and
output (image data) in image processing.
unsharp mask
Originally a photographic process in which a sharply focussed and a slightly outof-focus image are combined to produce a sharper image. This process is
simulated by software to produce the same effect.
USB
A Universal Serial Bus. A hardware interface for connecting low-speed
peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, scanner, or printer to the computer.
USB hub
A device that normally provides four TYPE A sockets to increase the number of
USB ports on a PC.
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