Epson Perfection 610, Scanner 610 User manual

Epson Perfection 610, Scanner 610 User manual
EPSON TWAIN
User’s Guide
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Copyright © 1999 by Epson America, Inc., Torrance, California, USA
610ET0799
08/99
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Contents
Contents
Introduction
6
System Requirements
7
How To Use This Manual
8
Scanning
10
Scanning Overview
11
Starting EPSON TWAIN
12
Selecting Settings
15
Previewing Your Scan
19
Using Marquees
20
Using the Start Button
22
Preparing to Use the Start Button
22
Scanning with the Start Button
36
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Contents
Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities
41
Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
42
Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility
43
Troubleshooting
46
Problems Using EPSON TWAIN
47
Problems Using the Start Button
50
Problems with Image Quality
52
Where To Get Help
57
Glossary
59
Index
61
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Introduction
EPSON® TWAIN is the interface program between your application
software and scanner that lets you scan images into your software. It is
the ideal interface for producing professional quality images, scanning
text into optical character recognition (OCR) programs, and managing
text pages in NewSoft™ Presto!™ PageManager.
EPSON TWAIN includes many features for previewing and modifying
your images for the perfect scan:
◗ Captures all kinds of images, from black and white text to color images
◗ Opens a preview image allowing you to change settings and view their
effects before you scan
◗ Provides a helpful marquee feature so you can frame the exact image
borders or only portions of it for scanning
◗ Gives you settings for a variety of image types and output destinations
EPSON TWAIN also comes with these utilities:
◗ EPSON Scan Events (Windows® 98) or Scanner Monitor (Macintosh®)
utilities that let you scan with Presto! PageManager using the EPSON
Perfection™ 610 Start button
◗ EPSON Screen Calibration utility to calibrate your screen to your
scanner for accurate previews
Introduction
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System Requirements
Before installing the scanner software, make sure your system meets the
following requirements.
The color and tone of
your scanned image
depend on the display
capabilities of your
computer system,
including the video
controller, monitor,
and software.
Windows 98 System Requirements
◗ An IBM® compatible PC with a 486/66 MHz or faster processor
◗ Microsoft® Windows 98 preinstalled
◗ 16MB RAM (32MB recommended)
◗ 50MB available hard disk space
◗ Available USB port or hub connection
◗ CD-ROM drive
◗ Mouse or pointing device
◗ VGA or higher resolution monitor with 640 × 480 resolution (800 × 600
or higher recommended) and 256 colors (65,000 colors or more
recommended)
Introduction
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Macintosh System Requirements
EPSON TWAIN supports the Apple® ColorSync™ 2.X color management
system and QuickTime.™
If your system is
running OS 8.1, you
must download and
install the iMac Update
1.0 from Apple at
http://swupdates.info
.apple.com before you
install the EPSON USB
software. Contact
Apple Computer if you
have problems
installing this update. If
your system is running
OS 8.5, you don’t need
this update. Your
operating system
already includes full
support for the EPSON
USB software.
◗ Apple Macintosh computer (G3 or iMac™ ) running Mac OS 8.1, or
Mac OS 8.5 or later
◗ Available USB port or hub connection
◗ 32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
◗ 50MB available hard disk space
◗ CD-ROM drive
◗ Mouse or pointing device
◗ VGA color monitor with 640 × 480 screen resolution (or higher
recommended) and 256 colors (32,000 colors or more recommended)
How To Use This Manual
For instructions on installing EPSON TWAIN, see the Scanner Basics
book. This User’s Guide tells you what you need to know to scan with
EPSON TWAIN and to use the TWAIN utilities.
Scanning gives step-by-step instructions for scanning and previewing of
your images.
Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities tells you how to use the scanner
monitor utilities and EPSON Screen Calibration.
Introduction
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Using the Start Button gives step-by-step instructions on setting up and
using your scanner’s Start button for one-touch scanning.
Troubleshooting provides solutions to problems you may encounter.
At the end, you’ll find a Glossary and an Index.
Cautions, Notes, and Tips
You’ll find this information throughout your manual:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your scanner.
Tips contain additional hints for better scanning.
Using Electronic Links
Underlined text indicates a link (cross-reference) to other parts of this
guide. Click on the link text with the mouse pointer to view the referenced
information.
Introduction
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Scanning
The screen examples
in this book are from
EPSON TWAIN for
Windows. The screens
for Macintosh look a bit
different, but they
contain the same
options. Any
exceptions are noted
in the text.
Scanning
Before scanning, make sure you’ve installed the EPSON TWAIN software
(as described in the Scanner Basics book) and the application software
that supports EPSON TWAIN, such as PictureWorks™ HotShots™ or
Presto! PageManager.
This chapter includes the following information:
◗ Scanning Overview
◗ Starting EPSON TWAIN
◗ Selecting Settings
◗ Previewing Your Scan
◗ Using Marquees
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Scanning Overview
Here is a brief overview of scanning steps using EPSON TWAIN (the
Windows interface is shown; the Macintosh steps are the same):
1 Select the tab for your scan:
Photo or OCR/Line Art.
2 Select your
basic scan
settings.
3 Draw a marquee
around the area
you want to scan.
3 Draw a marquee
around the area
you want to scan.
4 Click Scan.
Scanning
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Starting EPSON TWAIN
Follow the steps in this section to start EPSON TWAIN from your
application software. The steps may vary, depending on your application.
If you start your
application software
before turning on your
scanner, the software
may not work properly.
1 Make sure you set up and plugged in the scanner. Then place the
document you want to scan on the document table. See the Scanner
Basics book for instructions.
The steps in this
section cover scanning
with common
TWAIN-compliant
applications. Other
applications, such as
HotShots, use different
scanning steps. See
your Scanner Basics
book for instructions
on scanning with
HotShots; see your
application’s
documentation for
additional details on
scanning.
3 Select the scanner source. Open the File menu and choose Import,
Acquire, or Select Source, and then select either Select TWAIN_32
Source (Windows 98) or TWAIN Select (Macintosh).
Scanning
2 Start your application software by selecting the program icon in its
program folder.
Click to select
the scanner
source
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4 Select EPSON TWAIN L and click Select.
5 Start EPSON TWAIN for scanning. Open the File menu and choose
Import or Acquire and then select either TWAIN_32 (Windows) or
TWAIN Acquire (Macintosh).
Click to open
EPSON
TWAIN
Scanning
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The EPSON TWAIN window appears.
The EPSON TWAIN window contains the basic settings you need to scan
an image. See Selecting Settings for details.
It also lets you preview your image. See Previewing Your Scan for details.
To keep file size small when scanning at higher resolutions, you should
use a marquee around only the scanning area. See Using Marquees for
details.
Scanning
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Selecting Settings
You need to scan using the tab for the type of image you are scanning
(Photo or OCR/Line Art) and check the basic settings.
Scanning Photographs
1 Select the Photo tab.
2 Select the correct Image Type setting. Select one of the following
options: Color Photo or Black and White Photo.
image type
resolution
color
management
image quality
effects
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3 If you need to change the resolution, select a new setting from the
Resolution list. If you are scanning something that will be used on a
web page, you can select 75 dpi for your resolution setting. If you plan
to print your image or enlarge it, you should choose a higher resolution
such as 300 dpi or 600 dpi.
4 Select Quality or Speed under the Color Management settings.
You can also select De-screening (eliminates moiré patterns) and
Unsharp Mask (sharpens the image) to adjust the quality of your
scan.
Make sure you use a
marquee to select the
scan area, especially if
you are scanning at a
resolution of 300 dpi, or
higher. See Using
Marquees for details.
Scanning
5 When you’re ready to scan, draw a marquee around the area you want
to scan and click the Scan button. The scanned image appears in your
application window.
6 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window and return
to your application.
7 To modify or save your scanned image using your application
software, see your software documentation.
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Scanning Text or Line Art
1 Select the OCR/Line Art tab.
2 Select a threshold setting. These automatically select resolution and
sharpness settings appropriate for the output type. Select one of the
following options: Newspaper, Magazine, Printout, Book, or User
Defined.
resolution
threshold
settings
threshold
slider
If you select User Defined, adjust the slider until the preview looks the
way you want your image to appear.
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3 If you need to change the resolution, select a new setting from the
Resolution list. If you are scanning something that will be used on a
web page, you can select 75 dpi for your resolution setting. If you plan
to print your image or enlarge it, you should choose a higher resolution
such as 300 dpi.
Make sure you use a
marquee to select the
scan area, especially if
you are scanning at a
resolution of 300 dpi, or
higher. See Using
Marquees for details.
4 When you’re ready to scan, draw a marquee around the area you want
to scan.
5 Click the Scan button. The scanned image appears in your application
window.
6 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window and return
to your application.
To modify or save your scanned image using your application
software, see your software documentation.
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Previewing Your Scan
You can preview your image to see the effects of your settings before
scanning. Previewing also allows you to determine the width and height of
the scanned image and the final file size.
Configuring Preview Settings
Click the Configuration button. You see the following screen.
Check Automatic Preview to automatically preview the scan and update
it as you make resolution and other setting changes.
Check Save Preview Image and Settings if you want to see the preview
with the same settings the next time you open EPSON TWAIN.
Previewing Your Image Manually
If you did not select Automatic Preview in the Configuration settings and
you want to see a preview of your scan, click the Preview button on the
EPSON TWAIN window.
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Using Marquees
A marquee is a frame around an entire image, or a portion of an image so
you can scan only the most important part. To create a marquee, follow
these steps:
If the mouse pointer
doesn’t change to a
cross hair, click the
Preview button again.
1 Move the mouse pointer over the preview image; the pointer becomes
a cross hair.
2 Position the pointer in the corner of the area you want to select and
press the mouse button.
3 Hold down the mouse button as you drag the mouse across the image,
creating a marquee.
marquee
4 Release the button when the marquee contains the image area you
want.
5 When you’re ready to scan, click the Scan button. The scanned image
appears in your application window.
If you need to adjust the marquee size or position, or delete the marquee,
see Adjusting a Marquee.
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Adjusting a Marquee
To resize a marquee, place the mouse pointer over
its edge; the pointer changes to a double-headed
arrow. Click the mouse button and drag the box up,
down, sideways, or diagonally to the size you want.
To resize a marquee and retain its width-to-height
proportions, hold down the Shift key as you drag the
edge of the marquee.
To move a marquee, place the mouse pointer
anywhere in the marquee image area; the pointer
changes to a hand. Click the mouse button and drag
the entire marquee to move it where you want it.
To delete a marquee, click outside the marquee
area.
Scanning
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Using the Start Button
The scanner’s Start button lets you set up your system for one-touch
scanning with Presto! PageManager and a scanner monitoring utility.
With one-touch scanning, you can load a document in the scanner, press
the Start button, and watch while PageManager starts and then opens
EPSON TWAIN automatically. You can even set up PageManager to
automatically load your scanned document into another application—
such as HotShots— or send it to another device —such as your printer.
Preparing to Use the Start Button
To use the Start button, you must have installed PageManager (see the
Scanner Basics book for installation instructions). With Windows 98, you
can also use other programs that support linking to scanner events with
the Start button, such as Photoshop® 5.0 and Windows Imaging. Then
you must enable scanner monitoring and configure PageManager (or
another compliant application) to handle your scanned images.
Follow the instructions in these sections to set up Start button scanning:
◗ Enabling Scanner Monitoring
◗ Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning
When you’re ready to use the Start button, follow the instructions in
Scanning with the Start Button.
Using the Start Button
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Enabling Scanner Monitoring
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, the installer
automatically installed the TWAIN utilities, including these scanner
monitoring utilities:
◗ Scan Events monitor in the Scanners and Cameras utility
(Windows 98)
◗ EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh)
These utilities let your scanner’s Start button communicate with your
operating system and open PageManager (or another Windows 98, Start
button compliant program).
Follow the steps in these sections to enable scanner monitoring:
◗ Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 98
◗ Setting Up Monitoring for Macintosh
Using the Start Button
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Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 98
The Scan Events monitor installed into the Windows 98 Scanners and
Cameras utility is automatically enabled and ready to scan to
PageManager (and any other Start button compatible programs) when
you press the Start button.
If you ever want to disable (or enable) Start button scanning, follow these
steps:
1 Click Start, point to Settings, and click the Control Panel icon.
2 Click the Scanners and Cameras icon. You see this dialog box:
Devices tab
scanner name
Properties button
3 If necessary, click the Devices tab. Click your scanner name in the
box, then click the Properties button.
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4 Click the Events tab. You see this dialog box:
Disable device
events checkbox
5 To disable Start button scanning, click the Disable device events
checkbox; a check appears in the checkbox.
To enable Start button scanning, click the Disable device events
checkbox to uncheck it. Then click the checkbox for each application
you’d like to be able to use with the Start button. If you select more
than one application, you’ll be prompted for the application you want to
use when you press the Start button.
6 Click OK.
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Setting Up Monitoring for Macintosh
The EPSON Scanner Monitor installed with EPSON TWAIN on the
Macintosh is automatically enabled and set up to scan with PageManager
when you press the Start button.
If you ever want to disable the EPSON Scanner Monitor, do the following:
1 Select EPSON Scanner Monitor Setup from the Apple menu; you see
the EPSON Scanner Monitor dialog box.
2 Click the Enable Monitoring checkbox to uncheck it.
3 Click OK.
To enable monitoring, do the following:
1 Select EPSON Scanner Monitor Setup from the Apple menu; you see
the EPSON Scanner Monitor dialog box.
2 Click the Enable Monitoring checkbox to check it.
3 Click OK.
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Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning
To set up other Start
button compliant
applications on
Windows 98, see
the application
documentation for
instructions.
The PageManager
program icon on the
Macintosh is different;
it is shaped like a
desktop inbox. See
PageManager online
help for details.
To use PageManager with your scanner’s Start button, you must set up
PageManager’s Scan Buttons palette and assign a destination program
or device to the Start button. For example, if you want the images you
scan to be sent directly to your image editing program, you can assign the
Start button to HotShots (or another image editing program).
The Scan Buttons palette appears on the screen whenever PageManager
is running so you can select the destination program or device for your
scanned images. (If it doesn’t appear, open the View menu and click the
Scan Buttons option.)
PageManager program
icon with the Start button
assigned to it
The icon that contains the Start button icon indicates where images
scanned using the Start button will be sent. (You can select
PageManager as the destination program for your scanned images if you
don’t want them to load into a different program.)
Follow the instructions in these sections to set up the Scan Buttons:
◗ Assigning a Destination to the Start Button
◗ Adding a Destination to the Scan Buttons Palette
◗ Reassigning Destinations on the Scan Buttons Palette
◗ Selecting Scan Button Settings
Using the Start Button
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Assigning a Destination to the Start Button
PageManager is the default destination program for the Start button. To
assign another destination to the Start button, follow these steps:
1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting. You see the
Scan Buttons Setting dialog box. Click the Start Button Settings tab.
If you select a
program or device for
which you suppressed
the TWAIN interface,
be sure to set
PageManager’s scan
settings before you
press the Start button.
See Selecting Scan
Button Settings for
details.
select the icon for the
program or device you
want to assign to the
Start button
2 To change the program or device assigned to the Start button, click its
icon in the Select target application box.
3 If you want to automatically launch EPSON TWAIN within
PageManager when you press the Start button, make sure the
Execute Scan Button automatically checkbox is checked.
If you want to launch PageManager and display only the Scan Buttons
palette when you press the Start button, click the Execute Scan
Button automatically checkbox to uncheck it. You’ll then need to click
a button in the Scan Buttons palette to continue with your scan.
4 Click OK.
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Adding a Destination to the Scan Buttons Palette
If you want to add program or device icons to the Scan Buttons palette,
follow these steps:
1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting. You see the
Scan Buttons Setting dialog box. Click the Properties tab, if
necessary.
Properties
tab
Scan to
setting list
Add button
2 Click the Add button. On the Macintosh, you see the Add scan button
dialog box.
3 Click the arrow in the Scan to (Windows) or Scan to App (Macintosh)
setting box. The Scan to setting lists the programs and devices on your
system that PageManager can send your scanned file to. Select the
program or device you want to add. An icon for it appears in the scroll
bar on the left (Windows only).
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4 Type a name for the icon in the Name field. On an Macintosh, click OK
to close the Add scan button dialog box.
For the best results,
don’t suppress the
EPSON TWAIN
interface when
scanning with the
Start button. This lets
you preview and
adjust your image
settings the way you
want them before you
scan.
5 If the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox is active, you can
select whether you want PageManager to open the EPSON TWAIN
dialog box when you press the Start button.
If you don’t check the checkbox, the EPSON TWAIN dialog box
appears after you press the Start button and PageManager opens.
Then you can preview, select settings, and click Scan when you’re
ready.
If you check the checkbox, PageManager suppresses the EPSON
TWAIN dialog box and uses the settings described in step 6.
6 If you checked the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox in
step 5, the PageManager scan settings become active.
active PageManager
scan settings
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If these settings are active, select the scan settings you want to use
whenever you press the program or device icon; see Selecting Scan
Button Settings for details.
7 If you want to assign a new destination program or device to the Start
button, see Assigning a Destination to the Start Button for instructions.
8 When you’re finished adding programs or devices, click OK.
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Reassigning Destinations on the Scan Buttons Palette
You may want to reassign an existing icon to a different program or
device, or just change its settings. For example, if you use more than one
printer, you may want to reassign the printer icon to each printer as you
need it.
1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting; then click the
Properties tab, if necessary.
Properties tab
If you want to delete
an icon from the Scan
Buttons palette,
select the icon in the
scroll bar on the left
of the dialog box and
click the Remove
button.
click the icon for the
program or device you
want to reassign
Scan to
setting list
2 Click the icon for the program or device you want to reassign in the
scroll bar on the left of the dialog box. The current properties for the
icon appear to the right.
3 To select a different program or device for the icon, choose it from the
Scan to (Windows) or the Scan to App (Macintosh) setting list.
4 If you checked the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox,
change any of the active PageManager scan settings as necessary;
see Selecting Scan Button Settings for details.
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5 If you want to assign a new program or device to the Start button, see
Assigning a Destination to the Start Button for instructions.
6 When you’re finished reassigning destinations, click OK.
Selecting Scan Button Settings
If you select a device or program for which you’ve checked the Suppress
TWAIN User Interface checkbox, the PageManager scan settings
become active. If they’re active, select the options you want to use
whenever you press the destination icon in the Scan Buttons palette or
assign the Start button to the icon.
active PageManager
scan settings
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The table below describes the settings and their available options.
Setting
Options
Description
Document Type
(Windows only)
Magazine (Text and Picture)
Magazine (Picture)
Photograph
Document
Letter
Business Card
Others
Select the type of original
you’re scanning so
PageManager can choose the
best default options for the rest
of the settings. Select Others to
customize a different document
type.
Scan Mode
Color
Gray
Black and White
Select the color specification of
the original you’re scanning.
Scan Size
Legal 8.5 × 14 inches
Letter 8.5 × 11 inches
A4 210 × 297 mm
B5 182 × 257 mm
A5 148 × 210 mm
Custom (Windows only)
3 × 5 (Landscape) [Macintosh only]
3 × 5 (Portrait) [Macintosh only]
4 × 6 (Landscape) [Macintosh only]
4 × 6 (Portrait) [Macintosh only]
5 × 7 (Portrait) [Macintosh only]
5 × 7 (Landscape) [Macintosh only]
Business Card (Macintosh only)
Select the size of the area you
want to scan. When you select
Custom (Windows only), you
see a Customize Size dialog
box; select the measurement
unit, type in the Width and
Height values, and then click
OK.
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Setting
Options
Resolution
72
100
150
200
240
Enable Document
Feeder
Make sure this setting is not selected.
The document feeder option is
not available for this scanner.
Brightness
–100 to 100
Adjust the brightness of the
scan as necessary. This setting
appears only when the Scan
Mode is set to Color or Gray.
Contrast
–100 to 100
Adjust the contrast of the scan
as necessary.
Threshold
0 to 255
Adjust the threshold for the
highlights and shadows of the
scan as necessary. This setting
appears only when the Scan
Mode is set to Black and White
and replaces the Brightness
setting.
Using the Start Button
Description
300
360
400
600
800
Select the scanning resolution
you want to use. You can’t type
in a custom resolution.
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Scanning with the Start Button
Once you’ve set up your scanner monitoring utility and configured
PageManager to handle your scanned images the way you want, you’re
ready to scan with the Start button.
The sequence of steps varies (as noted in the text), depending on
whether you’ve elected to suppress the TWAIN interface or not, and
whether you’ve set up PageManager to send your scanned images to
another application or not. For details on these selections, see Setting Up
PageManager for Start Button Scanning.
Because Start button scanning is most useful for scanning text
documents into an OCR application, these steps use OCR scanning as
an example. If you’re scanning photographs or other types of documents,
see Selecting Settings for details on other TWAIN settings you may want
to select.
Using the Start Button
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Follow these steps to scan with the Start button:
1 If you’re scanning a single page on the scanner’s document table,
place the document face down and align its horizontal and vertical
edges with the scales on the top and right side of the document table.
nd,
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2 Press the scanner’s Start button.
Start button
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3 In Windows, if you’ve selected more than one application to use with
the Start button in the Scan Events utility, you see this dialog box:
For instructions on
changing the
applications available
for use with the Start
button, see Enabling
Scanner Monitoring.
Click Presto! PageManager for EPSON and click OK. (If the dialog
box disappears before you select an application, press the scanner’s
Start button again.)
If you suppressed the
TWAIN interface, you
must have set the
correct scan settings
in the PageManager
Scan Button Settings
dialog box to scan
successfully. See
Setting Up
PageManager for
Start Button
Scanning for details.
Using the Start Button
4 If PageManager wasn’t running when you pressed the Start button,
PageManager starts on your system.
If you suppressed the TWAIN interface, the scanner begins scanning
your document. Go to step 9.
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If you didn’t suppress the TWAIN interface, the EPSON TWAIN
window opens in PageManager, along with the Scan Buttons bar. Go
to step 5.
5 To scan a document for an OCR application, select the following
settings in EPSON TWAIN:
Select the OCR/Line Art tab.
Threshold:
Select Book or User Defined (and adjust the slider control until you
have a clear preview) for the best OCR results.
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Resolution:
Select 300 dpi for the best OCR results.
(If you’re scanning a different type of document, select the settings for
it as necessary. See Selecting Settings for more information.)
6 Click the Preview button to prescan the image.
Make sure you use a
marquee to select the
scan area, especially if
you are scanning at a
resolution of 300 dpi, or
higher. See Using
Marquees for details.
7 Draw a marquee around the area you want to scan.
8 Click the Scan button to scan your document.
EPSON TWAIN scans the document. When scanning is finished, click
the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window. (If you
suppressed the TWAIN interface, the EPSON TWAIN window doesn’t
appear.)
9 If you set up the Start button to load your scanned images into
PageManager, click the Inbox icon to view the image in
PageManager. (See your PageManager documentation for
instructions on processing images in PageManager.)
If you set up the Start button to load the scanned image into your OCR
application (or another application), PageManager processes the
image and opens the application. After a moment, the scanned image
appears in your selected application window.
10 Now you can follow the instructions in the documentation for your
application or for PageManager to adjust your image as necessary.
Using the Start Button
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Using the EPSON TWAIN
Utilities
These sections give instructions for using the utilities installed along with
EPSON TWAIN to help you scan and calibrate your system:
◗ Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
◗ Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility
Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities
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Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, the installer
automatically installed one of these scanner monitoring utilities:
◗ Scan Events monitor in the Scanners and Cameras utility
(Windows 98)
◗ EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh)
The scanner monitoring utilities let you use one-touch scanning with the
scanner’s Start button and the Presto! PageManager software. If you
installed PageManager when you installed your scanner software, see
Using the Start Button for instructions on using your scanner monitoring
utility.
Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities
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Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, you calibrated your
screen at the end of the installation sequence. If you change your monitor
or want to re-calibrate your screen, you can run the EPSON Screen
Calibration utility again. Calibrating your screen improves the accuracy of
your preview images in EPSON TWAIN.
Follow the instructions for your operating system in these sections:
◗ Calibrating the Screen with Windows 98
◗ Calibrating the Macintosh Screen
Calibrating the Screen with Windows 98
Follow these steps to calibrate your screen:
1 Click Start, point to Settings, and click the Control Panel icon.
2 Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon. You see this dialog box:
Devices tab
scanner name
Properties button
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3 If necessary, click the Devices tab. Click your scanner name in the
box, then click the Properties button.
4 On the next screen, click the Utility tab. You see this dialog box:
Utility tab
Screen Calibration
Utility icon
5 Click the Screen Calibration Utility icon. You see the following:
View the screen from a
short distance when
you calibrate it. The
gray stripes won’t blend
perfectly together;
however, try to make
them match as closely
as possible.
before calibration
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after calibration
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6 Click and drag the slider box or click the left or right slider arrows until
the shades of the gray stripes match as closely as possible.
7 Click OK. The profile is saved.
8 Click OK at all the open windows to close them and return to the
Control Panel.
Calibrating the Macintosh Screen
Follow these steps to calibrate your screen:
1 Open the EPSON Scanner folder and select EPSON Screen
Calibration. You see the following dialog box:
View the screen from a
short distance when
you calibrate it. The
gray stripes won’t blend
perfectly together;
however, try to make
them match as closely
as possible.
before calibration
after calibration
2 Click and drag the slider box or click the left or right slider arrows until
the shades of the gray stripes match as closely as possible.
3 Click OK. The profile is saved.
Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter any problems using EPSON TWAIN, try the solutions in
these sections:
◗ Problems Using EPSON TWAIN
◗ Problems Using the Start Button
◗ Problems with Image Quality
If the information here doesn’t help you solve the problem, check with
your dealer or contact EPSON. See Where To Get Help for contact
information.
Troubleshooting
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Problems Using EPSON TWAIN
The rows in the Screen Calibration dialog box never seem to match closely enough.
Problem
Solution
You’re viewing the
screen too closely.
View the screen from a short distance when you calibrate it. The gray
stripes won’t blend perfectly together; however, try to make them match
as closely as possible.
Your monitor
adjustments may be
off.
Try adjusting your monitor’s brightness and contrast settings.
When you select a TWAIN source, EPSON TWAIN isn’t listed.
Problem
Solution
EPSON TWAIN wasn’t
installed or it wasn’t
installed correctly.
Reinstall the software following the instructions in the Scanner Basics
book.
EPSON TWAIN doesn’t start.
Problem
Solution
The scanner isn’t
ready.
Make sure the cables are connected properly. Also make sure your
scanner is plugged in and connected before starting EPSON TWAIN. If
you started EPSON TWAIN first, exit the program, unplug your scanner,
then plug it in again, and restart your system.
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Problem
Solution
Your system doesn’t
meet the minimum
requirements.
Make sure your computer, scanner, and software are compatible and
meet the specifications under System Requirements.
EPSON TWAIN needs
more memory.
Make sure EPSON TWAIN can access enough system memory. See
the section on memory allocation in your computer manual.
EPSON TWAIN is not
selected as your
TWAIN source.
EPSON TWAIN may not be selected as the TWAIN source in your
application. See Starting EPSON TWAIN for instructions on selecting it.
A system error has
occurred.
An error condition may have caused your application or the TWAIN
source to stop working correctly. Save any documents in process, close
any open applications, and exit Windows. Restart Windows, then start
your application and try again.
Sometimes an error condition may cause the computer to display a
message telling you that your scanner is not recognized. If this happens,
restart your computer and try again.
The scanner does not start scanning.
Problem
Solution
The scanner isn’t
ready.
Check if the scanner is plugged in. If not, plug in the scanner. Then
restart your computer and try scanning again.
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Problem
Solution
You’re scanning a large
image and running out
of system memory.
If the image you’re scanning is too large or if your system has a
minimum amount of memory installed, you may run out of memory when
you scan. You usually get an error message or your system locks up
when this happens. Reduce the image size or resolution and try
scanning again. If you still can’t scan the image, add more system
memory.
If you’ve just scanned a large image in your application and then
immediately scanned another, the application may not have released
the memory allocated for the first image. Close your application, restart
it, and try scanning again. If restarting your application doesn’t solve the
problem, you may need to reboot your computer.
You cannot scan images at all or only a few dots appear in the scanned image.
Problem
Solution
You may have selected
incorrect scan settings.
Select different EPSON TWAIN settings. You may have scanned from
the wrong tab or selected an incorrect Image Type or Threshold setting.
See Selecting Settings for details.
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Problems Using the Start Button
You see the message “No Push button scanner detected.” on your Macintosh.
Problem
Solution
Scanner monitoring
doesn’t detect the
scanner.
The EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh) periodically checks on the
status of your scanner to make sure it’s ready. Sometimes the scanner
check occurs when your system is processing other information and the
scanner is not detected during that particular check. (You may see this
message anytime, not just when you press the Start button.)
If you see this message, make sure your scanner cable is securely
connected. Then open and close the scanner monitoring utility to
manually check for the scanner. See Enabling Scanner Monitoring for
instructions. If you still see the message, unplug your scanner, then plug
it in again and restart your system.
When you press the Start button, nothing happens.
Problem
Solution
Scanner monitoring is
not enabled.
Scanner monitoring must be enabled for the Start button to work. See
Enabling Scanner Monitoring for instructions.
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Problem
Solution
PageManager is not
installed or the scanner
monitor isn’t pointing
to it.
Make sure you installed PageManager correctly as described in the
Scanner Basics book. Also make sure the scanner monitoring utility still
points to PageManager as the target application for Start button
scanning. See Enabling Scanner Monitoring for instructions.
If PageManager starts, but you don’t see the EPSON TWAIN window,
make sure the destination program or device you assigned to the Start
button does not suppress the EPSON TWAIN interface. See Assigning a
Destination to the Start Button for details.
When you press the Start button, your system opens programs and scans slowly.
Problem
Solution
You assigned another
destination program to
the Start button in
PageManager.
When you set up PageManager to automatically send files scanned with
the Start button to another application, scanning may take longer. This is
because your system must use extra resources to open PageManager
and EPSON TWAIN, and then scan your image, process it, and send it
to another application.
Troubleshooting
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Problems with Image Quality
The image is distorted or blurred.
Problem
Solution
The document isn’t
positioned correctly on
the document table.
Make sure that the document is placed flat against the document table
and that no part of the original is wrinkled or warped.
You may have moved the document during scanning. Check the position
of the document.
Make sure the scanner isn’t tilted or placed on an unstable surface.
Color is patchy or distorted at the edges of the document.
Problem
Solution
The document isn’t
placed correctly on the
document table.
If the original is very thick or warped at the edges, the edges of the
image may be discolored. Cover the edges of the original with opaque
paper to avoid interference from outside light.
If part of the original is outside the document table, the edge may be
discolored. Change the position of the original.
The image is faint or out of focus.
Problem
Solution
The document isn’t
positioned correctly on
the document table.
Make sure the document is placed flat on the document table.
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Problem
Solution
Your monitor isn’t
calibrated or isn’t
adjusted correctly.
Make sure you have calibrated your monitor to your scanner as
described in Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility. Also check
your monitor’s brightness and contrast settings.
The colors on the monitor seem different than the original image or printed image.
Problem
Solution
Your monitor may not
be calibrated correctly.
Depending on your monitor, its resolution/color settings, and your
EPSON TWAIN settings, the screen colors may be different from the
original colors. This may be normal, especially if the colors in the printed
image more closely match the original. Make sure you have correctly
calibrated the screen as described in Using the EPSON Screen
Calibration Utility.
Some EPSON TWAIN
settings may be set
incorrectly.
Check which image type tab you are scanning from to make sure it is
correct for the type of image you’re scanning and for the output device
you’re using. See Selecting Settings for instructions on changing these
settings.
You may need to use a
color correction mode.
The colors in the printed image may not match the original image exactly
because the scanning and printing processes use two different color
interpreting technologies. Use the Quality (ICM/sRGB for Windows 98
or ColorSync for Macintosh) setting in EPSON TWAIN to more closely
match the colors. See Selecting Settings for instructions.
You may need to adjust
your printer driver
settings.
EPSON TWAIN is optimized to work with EPSON inkjet printers. See
your printer documentation to change the color matching setting or other
printer driver settings.
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The printed image is larger or smaller than the size of the original.
Problem
Solution
You may have changed
the image size.
Check the image size settings in your application. (In HotShots, click
Get Info in the Image menu.) Also, some applications display high
resolution images on lower resolution monitors so they appear larger
than their original size.
The printer can’t print the image, or the printout is garbled.
Problem
Solution
Your printer and
computer may not be
securely connected.
Check that the printer is properly connected to the computer and is
correctly set up; see your printer manual.
Your software is not
installed correctly for
your printer.
Check that your application software is properly installed and set up for
your printer; see your application software manual.
Troubleshooting
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The quality of an enlarged image is worse than when it’s scanned at its original size.
Problem
Solution
You didn’t increase
your Resolution setting
to compensate for the
image enlargement.
If you plan to enlarge your image by scaling, be sure to increase the
Resolution setting by the same proportion to retain your image quality.
For example, if you select 300 dpi as the resolution setting for an image
scanned at 100% of its original size and then scale the image 200%, you
should increase (in this case, double) the resolution to 600 dpi to retain
the same image quality. See Selecting Settings for instructions on
changing the Resolution setting.
For additional information on selecting scanning resolution, see your
Scanner Basics book.
Moiré (crosshatch) patterns appear in the scanned image.
Problem
Solution
You have scanned a
document with halftone
patterns.
To minimize moiré patterns, try the following:
Troubleshooting
◗
Place a transparent sheet between the document and the document
table to slightly unfocus the image.
◗
Move or angle the document slightly.
◗
Make sure De-screening is selected in the Effect box. See
Selecting Settings for details.
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Character recognition is inaccurate after OCR scanning.
Problem
Solution
You scanned the
document using
incorrect source tab.
Scan the document again using the OCR/Line Art tab in EPSON
TWAIN. This automatically turns on the Text Enhancement Technology
setting that eliminates background document noise. See Selecting
Settings for details.
Troubleshooting
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support services
and automated telephone services 24 hours a day. The following tables
list the contact information:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at
http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser
(or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto
ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your
e-mail address as the password.
EPSON Forum on CompuServe®
Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu
prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. For a free
introductory CompuServe membership, call (800) 848-8199
and ask for representative #529.
Troubleshooting
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Service
EPSON SoundAdvice
Access
SM
For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions
about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
call (800) 922-8911.
EPSON FaxAdvice™
Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling
(800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to
use this service.
EPSON Referral Service
For the location of your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller
or Customer Care Center, call (800) 922-8911.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial (310) 974-1970 (U.S.)
or (905) 709-3839 (Canada), 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
If you need help using
another manufacturer’s
software with an EPSON
product, see the
documentation for that
software for technical
support information.
Troubleshooting
◗ Product name (EPSON Perfection 610)
◗ Product serial number (located on the back of the scanner)
◗ Computer configuration
◗ Description of the problem
You can purchase manuals and accessories from EPSON Accessories at
(800) 873-7766 or visit our website at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
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Glossary
bit
Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer processing. A
bit can represent two values, on and off, or 1 and 0.
bit/pixel
The unit that indicates the number of bits allocated for a pixel. The larger
the value, the more detail a pixel can represent.
color correction
A method of adjusting the color image data for a particular type of device
so that the reproduction results come close to the original colors.
default
dither
dpi
A process in which software or an output device simulates continuous
tones with groups of dots.
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for resolution. The higher the value,
the higher the resolution.
Halftone
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image.
marquee
A sizeable and moveable frame on a preview image that identifies the
part of it selected for scanning.
monochrome
Glossary
A set of values used when no other selections have been made.
Black and white images, or images represented only by the intensity of
luminosity.
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pixel
resolution
Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. 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 of a scanner. The
sensor “reads” the colors in an image, and sends the color information to
the computer as digital data.
Threshold
Glossary
Short for picture element. Every image is composed of a number of
pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots.
An EPSON TWAIN option that sets the point at which gray values in an
image are represented as either black or white.
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Index
A
E
Automatic preview, 19
EPSON
Accessories, 58
help, 57 to 58
B
Basic scanning, 11
C
Calibration
problems, 47, 53
utility, 43 to 45
Color correction options, 53
Color Management settings, 16
ColorSync, 8, 53
H
Help, 57 to 58
I
Image Color Matching (ICM), 53
Image problems, 52 to 54
Image size, adjusting, 54
Image Type setting, 15
D
M
De-screening, 16
Destination setting, 17
problems, 49
Destinations for Start button, 27 to 33
Document position problems, 52
Manual preview, 19
Manual, how to use, 8 to 9
Marquees, 20 to 21
Memory problems, 48, 49
Moiré patterns, 55
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Monitor
calibrating, 43 to 45, 47, 53
Macintosh, 8
Windows, 7
Monitoring utilities, 6, 23 to 25, 42, 50 to 51
O
One-touch scanning, see Start button
Output device
problems, 49
Output type, 17
P
Placing a document, 37
Presto! PageManager
adding destinations, 29 to 31
assigning destinations, 28
problems using, 51
reassigning destinations, 32 to 33
scan button settings, 33 to 35
Start button scanning, 36 to 40
Start button setup, 27 to 35
Previewing images, 19 to 21
Index
Problems
printing, 54
using Start button, 50 to 51
using TWAIN, 47 to 49
Q
QuickTime, 8
R
Resolution setting, 16, 18
problems, 55
S
Scan button settings, PageManager,
33 to 35
Scan Events, 6, 23, 24 to 25, 42, 50
Scanner monitoring, 6, 23 to 25, 42,
50 to 51
Scanning, 10 to 21
basic, 11
with Start button, 36 to 40
Screen calibration
problems, 47, 53
utility, 43 to 45
Service, 57 to 58
Settings, problems with, 49
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Software installation problems, 47, 54
Source settings, 12, 54
sRGB, 53
Start button
enabling scanner monitoring, 23 to 25
preparing to use, 22 to 35
problems, 50 to 51
scanning with, 36 to 40
setting up PageManager, 27 to 35
Support, 57 to 58
System requirements
Macintosh, 8
Windows, 7
U
Unsharp Mask, 16
USB, 7, 8
Utilities, 6, 41 to 45
T
Threshold setting, 17
Troubleshooting, 46 to 58
TWAIN
previewing, 19 to 21
problems, 47 to 49
settings, 15 to 18
starting, 12 to 14
suppressing interface with Start button,
29 to 35, 38, 51
Index
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