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Chapter 3
Using Optional Equipment
There are three options available for the EPSON
Expression 1640XL color scanner: the transparency
unit (B813202), the automatic document feeder
(B813212), and the IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner
interface card (B808342).
You can purchase these options from your reseller
or from the EPSON StoreSM at (800) 873-7766 or
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for
dealer referral.
Transparency Unit
The transparency unit (B813202) allows you to scan transparent materials—35 mm
slides, 4 × 5 inch film, and 120/220 film. To switch between scanning transparent
materials and normal reflective (paper) documents, simply insert or remove the
reflective document mat that came with the unit. For instructions on using the
reflective document mat, see “Scanning Reflective Documents” on page 44.
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Unpacking the Transparency Unit
Make sure that all of the following items are included in the transparency unit box. If
any items are missing or damaged, contact your EPSON dealer, or contact EPSON at
(562) 276-4382 (in the United States) or (905) 709-3839 (in Canada). Keep all the
packing materials so you can use them for storage when you are not scanning
transparencies.
Film holders
Transparency unit
Reflective document mat
Transparency guide
Guide pins and adjust pins
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Removing the Shipping Screws
To prevent damage during shipping, two shipping screws are attached to the
transparency unit to secure its lamp assembly. You must remove these screws before
using the transparency unit.
1. Turn the transparency unit so the glass side faces up.
2. Use a Phillips head (cross
head) screwdriver to remove
the shipping screws, as
shown at right.
3. Install the screws in the
storage holes.
Storage holes
If either screw is left in a shipping hole (the outer holes) while using
the transparency unit, the unit may be damaged.
Before transporting the scanner, remove the transparency unit, reinstall the shipping
screws, and turn the transportation lock on the side of the scanner to the
locked
position. See “Transporting the Scanner” on page 55 for instructions.
Installing the Transparency Unit
Follow these steps to install the transparency unit on the scanner.
1. Make sure the scanner is turned off. Then unplug the power cable from the
scanner.
2. Remove the document cover by grasping the back of the document cover and
easing the cover up.
3. Make sure the document table is clean and dust free.
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4. Align the transparency unit’s
pins with the holes in the
scanner and lower the unit
until it rests securely.
5. Insert the guide pin and
adjust pin that came with the
transparency unit into the
screw holes. Make sure the
adjust pin’s arrow faces
directly towards the center
of the guide pin.
Adjust pin
Guide pin
6. Place the transparency guide
on the scanner’s document
table.
7. Gently close the transparency
unit.
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8. Connect the transparency unit’s
connector to the option
(ADF/TPU) connector at the
back of the scanner. Tighten the
attached screws to secure
the connector.
If you haven’t connected the scanner to your computer, see the Start Here sheet for
instructions. Then plug the scanner in and turn it on.
See Chapter 2 for scanning instructions.
Using the Film Guides
You can use the four film guides that came with the scanner to scan 35 mm slides,
strips of 35 mm negative or positive film, 120-size or 220-size format film, and
4 × 5-inch film.
When using the film guides, be sure the transparency unit is
completely closed and the calibration area (next to the notch on the
transparency guide) is uncovered or an error will occur and you will be
unable to scan.
Store the reflective document mat in the transparency unit pocket
when not in use.
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Loading 35 mm film
Follow these steps to load 35 mm positive or
negative film:
1. Place the 35 mm filmstrip guide on a flat
surface and remove the cover from one of
the strip holders.
2. Insert a filmstrip in the holder
face down.
3. Replace the strip holder you
removed in step 1.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for all
the film strips you scan.
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5. Place the 35 mm filmstrip guide
on the document table, and align
it with the notch on the
transparency guide as shown.
6. Close the TPU and begin
scanning.
If you’re using EPSON Scan, set the following options:
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If you’re using Home Mode, select one of the following for the
Document Type option: Positive Film, Color Negative Film, or B&W
Negative Film.
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If you’re using Professional Mode, set the Document Type option to
Transparency, and then set the Film Type option to Positive Film,
Color Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film.
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Loading 35 mm slides
Follow these steps to load 35 mm slides:
1. Load slides in the 35 mm slide holder as
shown. Make sure the glossy side of each
slide faces down, and the film emulsion
layer faces up.
2. Position the slide holder on
the document table. Align the
slide holder with the notch on
the transparency guide as
shown.
3. Close the TPU and begin your
scan.
If you’re using EPSON Scan to scan, set the following options:
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If you’re using Home Mode, set Positive Film as the Document Type
option.
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If you’re using Professional Mode, set the Document Type option to
Transparency, and then set the Film Type option to Positive Film.
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Loading 4 × 5-inch film
Follow these steps to load 4 × 5-inch
film:
1. Place the 4 × 5-inch film guide on a
flat surface and remove the cover
from one of the film holders.
2. Insert the film in the film holder,
making sure the glossy (smooth)
side of the film faces down and the
film emulsion layer faces up. Then
close the cover.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all the film
you scan.
4. Place the 4 × 5-inch film guide
on the document table. Align it
with the notch on the
transparency guide as shown.
5. Close the TPU and begin your
scan.
If you’re using EPSON Scan, set the following options:
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If you’re using Home Mode, select one of the following for the
Document Type option: Positive Film, Color Negative Film, or B&W
Negative Film.
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If you’re using Professional Mode, set the Document Type option to
Transparency, and then set the Film Type option to Positive Film,
Color Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film.
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Loading 120-size or 220-size (medium format) film
Follow these steps to load 120-size or
220-size format film:
1. Place the 120/220-size film guide on
a flat surface and open the cover for
one of the film holders.
2. Insert the film in the film holder,
making sure the glossy (smooth) side
of the film faces down, and the film
emulsion layer faces up. Then close
the cover.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all the film
you scan.
4. Place the film guide on the
document table. Align it with
the notch on the transparency
guide as shown.
5. Close the TPU and begin your
scan.
If you’re using EPSON Scan, set the following options:
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If you’re using Home Mode, select one of the following for the
Document Type option: Positive Film, Color Negative Film, or B&W
Negative Film.
■
If you’re using Professional Mode, set the Document Type option to
Transparency, and then set the Film Type option to Positive Film,
Color Negative Film, or B&W Negative Film.
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Loading non-standard sized film
Follow these steps to load non-standard sized film:
1. Place the film directly on the
document table making sure the
glossy (smooth) side of the film
faces down.
Calibration area
If the reflective document mat is
installed in the transparency unit,
remove it.
2. Close the TPU and begin your
scan.
If you’re using EPSON Scan, set the focus position to 0.0.
An area 2±1.5 mm from the horizontal and vertical edges of the
document table glass will not be scanned.
The scanner will generate an error message if the calibration area is
blocked. Also, dirt or dust on the calibration area can result in vertical
lines being added to the image. Keep the calibration area clear and
clean.
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Scanning Reflective Documents
To scan reflective documents with the transparency unit installed, insert the reflective
document mat included with the transparency unit.
1. Open the transparency unit. If there’s a film guide or transparency unit on the
document table, remove it.
2. Slide the mat into place and insert the tabs into the slots on the transparency unit.
3. Place your document face down on the document table and close the transparency
unit.
4. Scan your document.
To remove the reflective document mat, slide it up and out of the slots on the
transparency unit.
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Adjusting the Transparency Guide Scanning Angle
If your scanned image’s edges are at a slight
angle, adjust the scanning angle by turning
the adjust pin. The direction and degree you
adjust the angle depends on your individual
scanner and the placement of the document
to be scanned. You may want to experiment
with this feature to determine the best angle.
Automatic Document Feeder
The automatic document feeder (B813212) allows you to automatically load
multi-page documents into your scanner. This document feeder is particularly useful
for OCR (optical character recognition) scanning, or for creating an image database.
Unpacking the Automatic Document Feeder
When you unpack your automatic document feeder, make sure you have the parts
shown below. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your EPSON dealer, or
call EPSON at (562) 276-4382 (in the United States) or (905) 709-3839 (in
Canada).
Automatic document feeder
Large
feet
Stoppers
Screws
Paper eject support
Knobs
Screwdriver
Small feet
(not used)
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Installing the Automatic Document Feeder
Because the automatic document feeder is heavy, you may want to have
someone help you with this procedure. Also, the document feeder is
large, so be sure to have adequate space around the scanner.
Follow the steps below to install the automatic document feeder on your scanner:
1. Make sure your scanner is turned
off and unplug the cables.
2. Remove your scanner’s document
cover by grasping the back of the
cover as shown and easing the
cover up.
3. Attach the two large feet as shown.
4. Insert the installation screws
that came with the ADF into
the holes in the back of the
scanner and secure them with
the enclosed screwdriver tool,
as shown.
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5. Place the two knobs included with
the ADF beside the scanner.
6. Align the installation screws
with the holes in the ADF and
slide together as shown.
The ADF is heavy. Ask for assistance when lifting it.
7. Twist the knobs onto the ends
of the screws and tighten them
using the enclosed screwdriver
tool.
8. Attach the ADF’s connector to
the scanner’s option (ADF/TPU)
interface. Secure the connection
by tightening the connector
screws.
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9. Peel the backing from the stopper
and from the paper eject support
provided with the ADF. Then
attach the stopper and paper eject
support to the scanner as shown.
Insert the tabs on the paper eject
support into the slots at the right
end of the document table.
Stopper
Paper eject
support
There are two stoppers included with the ADF, a light gray one and a
dark gray one. Use the light gray stopper, not the dark gray stopper.
10. Close the ADF.
If you haven’t connected the scanner to your computer, see the Start Here sheet for
instructions.
Loading Paper in the Automatic Document Feeder
The ADF can hold up to 100 sheets of the following paper sizes, based on a paper
weight of 17 pounds (64 g/m2) and a thickness of 0.2 inch (6.0 mm) or less:
Paper size
Direction
A3, Ledger, B4, Legal, A4, Letter, B5, A5, 5.5 × 5.8-inch (140 × 148 mm)
Portrait
A4, Letter, B5, A5
Landscape
Before loading the ADF, make sure the document:
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Has no wet ink on it.
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Has no holes or no cut-out areas.
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Is not ripped or wrinkled.
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Has no staples or other objects attached that may damage the feeder.
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Has no folds.
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Is not a multipart form.
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Is not bound.
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Has no carbon coating.
Follow these steps to load paper:
1. Slide the right edge guides all the way to the right.
2. Make sure that the switch on the lower left corner of the ADF is set with the
switch towards the circular mark as shown.
3. Arrange your stack of originals face up. Follow these guidelines when inserting
paper:
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Portrait orientation (top and bottom edges are shorter than the side edges)—
insert your document bottom edge first.
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Landscape orientation (top and bottom edges are longer than the side
edges)—insert your document left edge first.
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Insert the document until it meets resistance.
Portrait
A
Landscape
Insert left
edge first
A
Insert bottom
edge first
If your document is large, slide out the paper support.
4. Slide the edge guides to the edges of your paper.
5. Scan your document. If you’re using EPSON Scan, follow these guidelines:
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Select either Office Mode or Professional Mode in the Mode box.
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Select ADF as the Document Source.
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If you want to scan only part of the document page, load the first page only.
Click the Preview button. The first page is ejected. Adjust the marquee in the
Preview area, then load your entire document. When you click Scan, the
scanner scans the area defined by the marquee on each page.
If you load multiple pages, they will be fed from the top and ejected
face down.
To automatically scan both sides of a document, select the
Double-Side setting in EPSON Scan.
You can still load documents manually if you want. Just lift the
automatic document feeder and place the first sheet of your document
face down on the document table, and select Document Table under
the Document Source option in EPSON Scan. Be sure to close the
automatic document feeder before scanning. If you open it while
scanning, you’ll get an error.
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Fixing Paper Jams
If a paper jam occurs, follow these steps to clear it:
1. Open the ADF cover to determine where
the paper jam occurred.
2. If paper is jammed in the feeder,
open the cover on the left and
slowly pull out the jammed paper
as shown.
Open jam
release cover
Be careful not to pull too
hard or the paper may tear,
making it more difficult to
remove.
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3. If paper jams in the paper eject
position, open the cover on the right
and slowly pull out the jammed paper
as shown.
Right cover
Be careful not to pull too
hard or the paper may tear,
making it more difficult to
remove.
4. After removing the jammed paper,
close the ADF cover.
IEEE 1394 FireWire Scanner Interface Card
To use the IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner interface
card (B808342), your Power Macintosh must be
running Macintosh OS X 10.1.4 and higher or OS
8.6 to 9.X with FireWire Update 2.1 or later. Your
PC must have an OHCI-compliant FireWire port or
card, and must be running a pre-installed version of
Windows XP, Me, or 2000.
When you install the scanner software, FireWire Update 2.1 will
automatically be installed or updated, if it’s not already on your
Macintosh or if you have an older version.
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Installing the Card in Your Scanner
Before you begin, turn off the scanner and disconnect the power cord and any cables.
1. Remove the two screws securing the shield
plate to the scanner’s optional interface
slot, and then remove the plate. Put the
screws in a safe place in case you want to
reinstall the shield plate later.
Static electricity can damage electronic components like the IEEE 1394
FireWire scanner interface card. To discharge static electricity, touch
the scanner’s metal frame before handling the card.
2. Turn the card over so that the
component side is facing down, and
insert it in the optional interface slot.
Push gently until the card is firmly
seated in the expansion slot inside the
optional interface slot.
3. Tighten the retaining screws and
reconnect the scanner’s cables.
Now you’re ready to connect the scanner to your computer. See the Start Here sheet
for instructions.
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