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User’s Guide
This User’s Guide is the on-screen guide to your GT-2500 scanner. Click a topic below to get
started.
Overview of Your Scanner Features
These features help you create the best possible scans, no matter what shape
your original is in.
Guide to the Scanner Parts
Check this section to identify the parts of your scanner, read the status of the
lights, and use the Start button.
Placing Originals on the Scanner
Follow the steps here to place your original documents in the ADF, or your
original documents or photos on the document table.
Scanning Using the Automatic Document Feeder
Follow the steps here to scan multi-page documents using the Automatic
Document Feeder.
Scanning Using the Document Table
Follow the step-by-step instructions here to scan documents or photos placed on
the document table glass.
Using the Scanner Features
Follow the instructions here to scan using the scanner features, such as Scan to
PDF and Color Restoration.
Using the Network Image Express Card
Follow the steps here to install and use the optional Network Image Express Card
for scanning over a network.
Maintenance
Follow the guidelines here to maintain and transport your scanner.
Solving Problems
If you have a problem using your scanner or its software, check here for
solutions.
Technical Specifications
Check here for technical details about your scanner and its accessories.
Safety
Copyright and Trademarks
Operating System Versions
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Overview of Your Scanner Features
These features help you create the best possible scans, no matter what shape your original is
in.
Scanning Using the Automatic Document Feeder
Scanning to a PDF File
Converting Scanned Documents Into Editable Text
Available Scanning Methods
Additional Scanner Software
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Guide to the Scanner Parts
Check this section to identify the parts of your scanner, read the status of the lights, and use
the a Start button.
Scanner Parts
Lights and Start Button
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Placing Originals on the Scanner
Follow the steps here to place your original documents in the ADF, or your original documents
or photos on the document table.
Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder
Placing Originals on the Document Table
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Scanning Using the Automatic Document Feeder
Follow the steps here to scan multi-page documents using the Automatic Document Feeder.
Starting a Scan With the Start Button
Starting a Scan With EPSON Scan
Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program
Overview of the EPSON Scan Modes with ADF
Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
Selecting EPSON Scan Professional Mode Settings
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Scanning Using the Document Table
Follow the step-by-step instructions here to scan documents or photos placed on the document
table glass.
Starting a Scan With the Start Button
Starting a Scan With EPSON Scan
Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program
Overview of the EPSON Scan Modes
Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
Selecting EPSON Scan Home/Professional Mode Settings
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Using the Scanner Features
Follow the instructions here to scan using the scanner features, such as Scan to PDF and Color
Restoration.
Scanning to a PDF File
Converting Scanned Documents into Editable Text
Restoring Color in Photos
Assigning a Program to the Start Button
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Using the Network Image Express Card
Follow the steps here to install and use the optional Network Image Express Card for scanning
over a network.
Installing the Network Image Express Card
Connecting the Card and Scanner to a Network Hub
Setting Up Client Computers for Network Scanning
Scanning Over a Network
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Maintenance
Follow the guidelines here to maintain and transport your scanner.
Cleaning the Scanner
Replacing the Scanner Lamp
Transporting the Scanner
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Solving Problems
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem using your scanner or its software, check here for solutions.
Reading the Scanner Lights
Scanner Problems
Scanning Software Problems
Scan Quality Problems
Automatic Document Feeder Problems
Network Image Express Card Problems
Uninstalling Your Scanning Software
Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Other Software Technical Support
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Technical Specifications
Check here for technical details about your scanner and its accessories.
System Requirements
Scanner Specifications
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Important Safety Instructions
Restrictions on Copying
Read all these instructions, and follow all warnings and instructions marked on the scanner.
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In this document, warnings, cautions, and notes indicate the following:
Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of this product.
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Place the scanner close enough to the computer for the interface cable to reach it
easily. Do not place or store the scanner or the AC adapter outdoors, near excessive
dirt or dust, water, heat sources, or in locations subject to shocks, vibrations, high
temperature or humidity, direct sunlight, strong light sources, or rapid changes in
temperature or humidity. Do not use with wet hands.
Place the scanner and the AC adapter near an electrical outlet where the AC power cord
can be easily unplugged.
Cautions:
Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standards.
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The AC power cord should be placed to avoid abrasions, cuts, fraying, crimping, and
kinking. Do not place objects on top of the AC power cord and do not allow the AC
adapter or the AC power cord to be stepped on or run over. Be particularly careful to
keep all the AC power cords straight at the ends and the points where they enter and
leave the AC adapter.
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Use only the AC adapter model A371B/A311E that comes with your scanner. Using any
other adapter could cause fire, electrical shock, or injury.
The AC adapter is designed for use with the scanner with which it was included. Do not
attempt to use it with other electronic devices unless specified.
Use only the type of power source indicated on the AC adapter’s label, and always
supply power directly from a standard domestic electrical outlet with the AC power cord
that meets the relevant local safety standards.
When connecting this product to a computer or other device with a cable, ensure the
correct orientation of the connectors. Each connector has only one correct orientation.
Inserting a connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices connected by
the cable.
Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that
regularly switch on and off.
If you use an extension cord with the scanner, make sure the total ampere rating of
the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.
Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the electrical outlet
does not exceed the electrical outlet’s ampere rating. Do not place multiple loads on
the electrical outlet.
Never disassemble, modify, or attempt to repair the AC adapter, AC power cord,
scanner, or scanner option by yourself except as specifically explained in the scanner’s
guides.
Do not insert objects into any opening as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short out parts. Beware of electrical shock hazards.
Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around this
product. Doing so may cause fire.
Unplug the scanner and the AC adapter, and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions: The AC power cord or plug is damaged; liquid
has entered the scanner or the AC adapter; the scanner or the AC adapter has been
dropped or the case has been damaged; the scanner or the AC adapter does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. (Do not adjust controls
that are not covered by the operating instructions.)
Unplug the scanner and the AC adapter before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
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If you are not going to use the scanner for a long period, be sure to unplug the AC
adapter from the electrical outlet.
The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury (Hg). Please consult your state and
local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash.
Restrictions on Copying
Observe the following restrictions in order to ensure the responsible and legal use of your
scanner.
Copying of the following items is prohibited by law:
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Bank bills, coins, government-issued marketable securities, government bond
securities, and municipal securities
Unused postage stamps, pre-stamped postcards, and other official postal items bearing
valid postage
Government-issued revenue stamps, and securities issued according to legal procedure
Private marketable securities (stock certificates, negotiable notes, checks, etc.),
monthly passes, concession tickets, etc.
Passports, driver’s licenses, warrants of fitness, road passes, food stamps, tickets, etc.
Responsible use of copyrighted materials
Epson® encourages each user to be responsible and respectful of the copyright laws when
using any Epson product. While some countries’ laws permit limited copying or reuse of
copyrighted material in certain circumstances, those circumstances may not be as broad as
some people assume. Contact your legal advisor for any questions regarding copyright law.
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Copyright and Trademarks
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in
any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,
without the prior written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. No patent liability is assumed
with respect to the use of the information contained herein. Neither is any liability assumed for
damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product
or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third
parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications,
repairs, or alterations to this product.
Seiko Epson Corporation and its affiliates shall not be liable against any damages or problems
arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated
as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.
Epson is a registered trademark, and Exceed Your Vision is a trademark of Seiko Epson
Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Apple, Macintosh, and ColorSync are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
PRINT Image Matching and the PRINT Image Matching logo are trademarks of Seiko Epson
Corporation. Copyright © 2001 Seiko Epson Corporation. All rights reserved.
EPSON Scan software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and
may be trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2006 Seiko Epson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Operating System Versions
In this manual, the following abbreviations are used.
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Windows refers to Windows XP, Me, 98 SE, XP x64, and 2000.
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Windows XP refers to Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
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Windows Me refers to Windows Millennium Edition.
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Windows 98 SE refers to Windows 98 Second Edition.
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Windows XP x64 refers to Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
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Windows 2000 refers to Windows 2000 Professional.
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Mac OS X refers to Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.
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Scanning Using the Automatic Document Feeder
You can load an original document of up to 50 pages in the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
built into your scanner. This lets you quickly scan and save documents on your computer
without placing each page individually. See Loading Documents in the Automatic Document
Feeder to get started.
You can still place one-page originals, or valuable photos and documents directly on the
document table whenever you need to scan them. See Placing Originals on the Document
Table for instructions.
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Scanning to a PDF File
You can scan multiple document pages using the ADF and save them as one PDF file on your
computer. EPSON Scan displays an editing page so you can view the pages as you scan them
and reorder, rotate, or delete them as necessary.
You can also place one page at a time on the document table and scan and save it as a PDF
file.
See Scanning to a PDF File for instructions.
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Converting Scanned Documents Into Editable Text
You can scan a document and convert the text into data that you can edit with a word
processing program. This process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and
use OCR, you need to use an OCR program, such as Adobe® Acrobat®. See Converting
Scanned Documents into Editable Text for instructions.
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Available Scanning Methods
Using the Start Button
Using EPSON Scan
Your scanner gives you two ways to scan. You can select the method that works best for the
project you are scanning and the way you like to work.
Using the Start Button
The
Start button on the scanner automatically opens your scanning software so you can
scan your document or photo to a file.
To scan using the ADF and the
Start button, see Starting a Scan With the Start Button.
To scan from the document table using the
Button.
Start button, see Starting a Scan With the Start
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Using EPSON Scan
EPSON Scan lets you control all aspects of scanning and includes three modes:
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Office Mode lets you quickly select settings for scanning text documents and check
their effects with a preview image. EPSON Scan opens in this mode the first time you
use it.
Home Mode lets you customize a few scanning settings for documents and photos,
and check their effects with a preview image. (Available only when you are scanning
from the document table.)
Professional Mode gives you total control of your scanning settings and lets you
check their effects with a preview image.
You can use EPSON Scan as a “standalone” program to scan your documents or photos directly
to files on your computer.
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To scan documents using the ADF, see Starting a Scan With EPSON Scan.
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To scan documents or photos placed on the document table, see Starting a Scan With
EPSON Scan.
You also use EPSON Scan whenever you scan with another TWAIN-compliant program, such as
Adobe Acrobat.
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To scan documents using the ADF, see Starting a Scan With Another Scanning
Program.
To scan documents or photos placed on the document table, see Starting a Scan With
Another Scanning Program.
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Additional Scanner Software
Depending on your scanner version (GT-2500 or GT-2500 Plus), your scanner may come with
the following additional software:
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Captiva ISIS driver (GT-2500 and GT-2500 Plus)
The Image and Scanner Interface Specification (ISIS) is a flexible, modular standard
for acquiring, viewing, converting, printing, and storing document images.
Adobe Acrobat (GT-2500 Plus only) Lets you create and share Adobe PDF
documents reliably and securely. PDF files accurately represent the original document.
Includes robust tools for sharing information and commenting on electronic files.
ScanSoft PaperPort (GT-2500 Plus only)
Document management software that lets you scan your paper documents and then
organize, file, edit, copy, fax, and email them from one conventient screen.
To learn more about your software, check the user’s guides included with them. Captiva ISIS
driver, Adobe Acrobat, and PaperPort all include electronic manuals in PDF format.
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Scanner Parts
a. Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
b. Paper support
c. Edge guides
d. Error light
e. Ready light
f.
Start button
power button
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h. scanner transportation lock
a. underside of ADF
b. document table
c. carriage home position
a. DC inlet
b. USB interface connector
c. ADF cable (do not disconnect)
d. optional interface card slot
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Lights and Start Button
Lights
Start Button
Lights
The scanner lights indicate the scanner's status.
Ready light
Error light
Meaning
On
Off
Ready to scan images.
Flashing
Off
Initializing or scanning.
On
On
A command error has occurred. See Reading
the Scanner Lights for more information.
Flashing
Flashing
Off
Off
A fatal error has occurred. See Reading the
Scanner Lights for more information.
The scanner is off.
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Start Button
The scanner has a
Start button for scanning operations.
The
Start button automatically opens your scanning software so you can scan your image
to a program or file.
Before using the
Start button, make sure you have installed EPSON Scan.
To scan using the ADF and the
Start button, see Starting a Scan With the Start Button.
To scan from the document table using the
Button.
Start button, see Starting a Scan With the Start
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Loading Documents in the Automatic Document
Feeder
Document Specifications
You can load up to 50 sheets of paper in the ADF (a stack thickness of 0.2 inches [5.0 mm] or
less). See Document Specifications for details.
Only load sheets that are all the same size.
Caution:
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Do not feed photographs or valuable original artwork into the ADF. Misfeeding
may wrinkle or damage the original. Scan high-quality color or halftone
documents on the document table instead.
Remove any documents from the document table and make sure there is no
dust on the glass before loading documents in the ADF.
Extend the paper support at the end of the output tray on the
ADF.
Slide the edge guides on the input tray of the ADF all the way
outward.
Place your document in the input tray with the printed side facing up and the top edge
facing into the feeder. Slide the paper into the feeder until it meets resistance.
Then slide the edge guides over to the edge of the paper.
To scan your document, see Starting a Scan With the Start Button.
Document Specifications
The table below listed the sizes of paper you can load in the ADF.
Paper name
Size
Letter
8.5 × 11 inches (215.9 × 279.4 mm)
A4
8.3 × 11.7 inches (210 × 297 mm)
Legal
8.5 × 14 inches (215.9 × 355.6 mm)
B5
7.2 × 10.1 inches (182 × 257 mm)
A5
5.9 × 8.3 inches (148.5 × 210 mm)
Load only documents that meet the following specifications in the ADF:
Size
Width: 5.9 to 8.5 inches (148.5 to 215.9 mm)
Length: 5.9 to 14 inches (148.5 to 355.6 mm)
Weight
60 to 105 g/m2
Paper type
High-quality bond paper
Make sure your documents meet the following conditions before loading them into the ADF:
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The ink is dry.
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The document has no holes and is not ripped or wrinkled.
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The document has no staples, paper clips, or other objects attached to it; these may
damage the feeder mechanism.
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The document has no folds.
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The document has no cut-out areas.
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The document is not a multipart form or bound.
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The document has no rear carbon coating.
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Placing Originals on the Document Table
Placing Large or Thick Documents
Before scanning a document, remember to respect the rights of copyright owners. Do not scan
published text or images without first checking their copyright status.
Caution:
Do not place heavy objects on the document table glass and do not press the glass with
too much force.
Note:
If you want to scan a multiple page document with the Automatic Document Feeder,
see Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder instead.
Open the
ADF.
Place your document or photo on the document table, face down on the glass. Make
sure the top of the document or photo is against the upper left corner of the document
table.
If you are scanning multiple documents or photos at once, position each one at least
0.8 inches (20 mm) away from the others.
Note:
If you are scanning large or thick documents, see Placing Large or Thick
Documents for instructions.
Close the ADF gently so that your original does not
move.
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Always keep the document table and the underside of the ADF clean. See
Cleaning the Scanner for instructions.
Do not leave photos on the document table for an extended period of time
as they may stick to the glass.
To scan your document or photo, see Starting a Scan With the Start Button.
Placing Large or Thick Documents
Follow these steps to scan a large or thick document on the document table:
Place a large or thick document on the document
table.
Close the ADF and hold it down firmly as you
scan.
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Starting a Scan With the Start Button
Place your document in the ADF input tray. See Loading Documents in the Automatic
Document Feeder for instructions.
Note:
Do not open the ADF while you are scanning or you will see an ADF error message
and paper feeding will stop.
Press the
Start button on the scanner. Your computer automatically starts EPSON
Scan in Office Mode the first time.
From EPSON Scan, you can select scan settings, preview, scan, and save your image to
a file on your computer. See Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings for
instructions.
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You can also reassign the
Start button to another compatible Windows®
program. See Assigning a Program to the Start Button for details.
If a program does not start when you press the
Start button, see Pressing
the Start Button Does Not Open the Correct Program.
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Starting a Scan With EPSON Scan
If you want to scan a document and save it directly to a file, you can start EPSON Scan as a
“standalone” program.
Place your document in the ADF input tray. See Loading Documents in the Automatic
Document Feeder for instructions.
Note:
Do not open the ADF while you are scanning or you will see an ADF error message
and paper feeding will stop.
Do one of the following to start EPSON
Scan:
Windows:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on your desktop.
Or select Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan.
Mac OS X:
Open the Applications folder and click the EPSON Scan icon.
EPSON Scan starts in Office Mode the first time you open it. If necessary, click the
arrow in the Mode box at the top right of the EPSON Scan window and select Office
Mode.
You see the Office Mode window:
For instructions on using Office Mode, see Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
for instructions.
If the Mode setting in the upper right corner of the window is set to Professional Mode, you
see a different EPSON Scan settings window. For instructions on using Professional Mode, see
Selecting Basic Settings.
Note:
To change scan modes, see Changing the Scan Mode.
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Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program
You can use any TWAIN-compliant scanning program, such as Adobe Acrobat, to scan with
your scanner. You open the program, select EPSON Scan as your scanning program, and scan.
When you are finished, the scanned image opens in your scanning program so you can modify,
print, and save it.
Place your document in the ADF input tray. See Loading Documents in the Automatic
Document Feeder for instructions.
Note:
Do not open the ADF while you are scanning or you will see an ADF error message
and paper feeding will stop.
Start your scanning
program.
Double-click the program icon from your desktop, if it is available, or do one of the
following:
Windows:
Select Start > All Programs or Programs > program folder > program icon.
Mac OS X:
Open the Applications folder, select the program folder, and click the program icon.
Open the File menu and select the Import or Acquire option. (See your scanning
program help for instructions on starting a scan.)
Select EPSON GT2500.
In some programs, you must select the scanner as the “source” first. If you see a
Select Source option, choose it and select your scanner there first.
Note for Windows XP users:
Do not choose a WIA option for your scanner from the Import or Acquire list;
your scanner will not work correctly.
EPSON Scan starts in Office Mode the first time you open it. If necessary, click the
arrow in the Mode box at the top right of the EPSON Scan window and select Office
Mode.
You see the Office Mode window:
For instructions on using Office Mode, see Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
for instructions.
If the Mode setting in the upper right corner of the window is set to Professional Mode, you
see a different EPSON Scan settings window. For instructions on using Professional Mode, see
Selecting Basic Settings.
Note:
To change scan modes, see Changing the Scan Mode.
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Overview of the EPSON Scan Modes with ADF
EPSON Scan lets you control all aspects of scanning with the ADF in these two modes:
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Office Mode lets you quickly select settings for scanning text documents and check
their effects with a preview image. EPSON Scan opens in this mode the first time you
use it.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Office Mode.
See Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings for scanning steps.
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Professional Mode gives you total control of your scanning settings and lets you
check their effects with a preview image.
Professional Mode is best when you want to preview your image and make extensive,
detailed corrections to it before scanning. You can sharpen, color correct, and enhance
your image with a full array of tools, including color restoration.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Professional Mode.
See Selecting Basic Settings for scanning steps.
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Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
After you start EPSON Scan in Office Mode, follow these steps to select your EPSON Scan
settings:
Select whether the Image Type of your document pages is Color, Grayscale, or
Black&White.
Select Auto Detect, ADF - Single-sided, or ADF - Double-sided as the Document
Source setting.
Select the size of your original document as the Size
setting.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at
which you want to scan. See the table below for some guidelines:
What you will do with the
scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web,
view only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Print, convert to editable text
(OCR)
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Click the Scan button to scan your document
pages.
What happens next depends on how you started your
scan.
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If you started your scan by running EPSON Scan as a standalone program, you see
the File Save Settings window. See Selecting File Save Settings for details.
If you started your scan from a scanning program such as Adobe Acrobat, your
scanned pages open in the program window. Click Close to close the EPSON Scan
window and view your scanned pages in the program.
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Selecting EPSON Scan Professional Mode Settings
Selecting File Save Settings
Changing the Scan Mode
Selecting Basic Settings
Selecting the Scan Resolution
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings
Selecting the Scan Size
Finishing the Scan
Selecting File Save Settings
When you see the File Save Settings window, you need to select the location, name, and
format of the scanned image file you want to save.
In the File Save Settings window, specify the location in which you want to save your
scanned image. Click the My Documents or My Pictures buttons (Windows), or the
Documents or Pictures button (Mac OS X).
If you want to select another folder, click Other, then click Browse (Windows) or
Choose (Mac OS X) and select the folder.
Specify a file name prefix with an alphanumeric character string. A 3-digit number is
automatically added to the file name, but you can change the Start Number if you like.
If you are scanning multiple images at once, each image will receive a different 3-digit
number.
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With Windows, the following characters cannot be used in the prefix.
\, /, :, ., *, ?, ", <, >, │
With Mac OS X, you cannot use a colon (:) in the prefix.
Select a file format as described in the following table. Depending on the format, the
Options button may be available for making detailed settings.
Format (File
Extension)
Explanation
BITMAP (*.
BMP)
(Windows
only)
A standard image file format for Windows. Most Windows
programs, including word processing programs, can read
and prepare images in this format.
JPEG (*.JPG)
A compressed file format in which the compression level
can be selected. The JPEG format lets you highly compress
image data. However, the higher the compression, the
lower the image quality. Any lost image quality data
cannot be restored and the quality deteriorates each time
the data is saved. The TIFF format is recommended when
modification and retouching are required.
Multi-TIFF (*.
TIF)
A TIFF format where multiple pages are saved to the same
file. (With other formats, each document is saved in a
separate file.) You can also edit the images before saving
them. To open Multi-TIFF files, you need a program that
supports it.
PDF (*.PDF)
A document format that can be read on both Windows and
Macintosh® systems (platform independent). To use PDF
documents, you need Adobe Acrobat. Multi-page
documents can be saved as one PDF file. When you save
color or grayscale images in PDF, you can select a
compression level. You can also edit the scanned images
before saving them. See Scanning to a PDF File for details.
PICT (*.PCT)
(Macintosh
only)
A standard image file format for Macintosh. Most Macintosh
programs, including word processing programs, can read
and prepare images in this format.
PRINT Image
Matching II
JPEG (*.JPG)
or TIFF (*.TIF)
A file format that includes PRINT Image Matching™ II data
for enhanced quality and a wider color range. PRINT Image
Matching II compatible printers can then print using this
data for brilliant, true-to-life results. (PRINT Image
Matching data does not affect the way the image displays
on a screen.) Available in JPEG or TIFF format.
TIFF (*.TIF)
A file format created for exchanging data between many
programs, such as graphic and DTP software. When
scanning black & white images, you can specify the
compression type.
The checkboxes at the bottom of the window give you these
options:
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Overwrite any files with the same name
Select this option if you want to reuse the selected file name and location and
overwrite previous files with the same names.
Show this dialog box before next scan
Select this option if you want the File Save Settings window to appear automatically
before you scan. If you deselect it, you must click the arrow to the right of the Scan
button and select File Save Settings to open the window.
Open image folder after scanning
Select this option if you want Windows Explorer or the Macintosh Finder to
automatically open the folder where your scanned image is saved when EPSON Scan
finishes scanning.
Click OK. EPSON Scan starts
scanning.
The scanned image is automatically saved in the file and location you chose.
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Changing the Scan Mode
To change the scan mode, click the arrow in the Mode box at the top right of the EPSON Scan
window. Then select the mode you want to use from the list that appears.
Note:
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When you scan using the ADF, only Office Mode and Professional Mode are
available. It is best to scan using Office Mode.
The mode you select remains in effect when you start EPSON Scan the next
time.
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Selecting Basic Settings
When you start EPSON Scan in Professional Mode, you see the main EPSON Scan window:
Professional Mode
Before you scan your document, you need to select these basic settings:
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Original settings. These tell EPSON Scan the type of document you are scanning.
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Destination settings. These tell EPSON Scan how you plan to use your scanned image
so it can select the correct default resolution (scan quality) for you.
Follow these steps to select the basic settings in EPSON Scan’s Professional Mode:
Click the arrow to open the Document Source list and select ADF - Single-sided or
ADF - Double-sided (for scanning using the ADF).
Click the arrow in the Auto Exposure Type list and select
Document.
Click the arrow to open the Image Type list and select the detailed image type you are
scanning:
Image Type setting
Type of image you are scanning
48-bit Color
Color photo that you may want to modify in a 48bit image-editing program
24-bit Color
Color photo
Color Smoothing
Color graphics, such as a chart or graph
16-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photo with many shades of gray
8-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photo with just a few shades of
gray
Black & White
Document with black text and/or line art
EPSON Scan selects a default resolution setting based on the original and destination
settings you select. See Selecting the Scan Resolution to continue scanning.
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Selecting the Scan Resolution
In Professional Mode, you can select the resolution you want at any time.
Before you select the scan resolution, you should consider whether you will enlarge the
images, and if so, whether you will enlarge them before or after you scan. Follow these
guidelines:
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You will not be enlarging the images.
If you will scan the images at 100% size or smaller and will not enlarge them later, you
can accept the Resolution setting selected by EPSON Scan based on your original and
destination settings.
You will enlarge the images as you scan them (increase the Target Size
setting).
If you will enlarge the images in EPSON Scan so you can use them at a larger size, you
can accept the Resolution setting selected by EPSON Scan based on your original and
destination settings.
You will scan the images at their original size, but then enlarge them later in
an image-editing program.
If you plan to enlarge your images later in an image-editing program, you need to
increase the Resolution setting to retain a high image quality after enlargement.
Increase the resolution by the same amount you will increase the image size. For
example, if the resolution is 300 dpi (dots per inch), but you will increase the image
size by 200% in an image-editing program, change the Resolution setting to 600 dpi in
EPSON Scan.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at which
you want to scan. See the table below for some guidelines:
What you will do with the
scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web, view
only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Print, convert to editable text (OCR)
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Enlarge after scanning at 100%
Increase Resolution setting by same
amount you will increase image size after
scanning
If you are scanning only one page and you want to see a preview image first, you can preview
the first page of your document and make any necessary adjustments. See Previewing and
Adjusting the Scan Area to continue scanning.
If you are scanning a multi-page document, see Finishing the Scan.
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Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
Once you have selected your basic settings and resolution in Professional Mode, you can
preview the first page of your document and select or adjust the area of the image you want
to scan. EPSON Scan displays the preview image in a separate Preview window on your
screen.
Follow these steps to preview and adjust the first page of your document in Professional Mode:
Click the Preview button toward the bottom of the EPSON Scan
window.
The ADF loads your first document page, then EPSON Scan prescans it and displays it
in the Preview window. The ADF then ejects your first page.
Place your first document page on top of the rest of the pages, then load the entire
document (up to 50 pages) into the ADF.
You can do the following to adjust the
image:
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To select your scan area, click the
auto locate icon to place a marquee that
marks the edges of your image area. You can move the marquee to change the scan
area. See Adjusting the Scan Area (Marquee) for instructions.
Note:
If you are going to scan at a different size than your original, you must first
select your Target Size and automatically create a marquee that is proportioned
to that size. See Selecting the Scan Size for instructions.
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To adjust the image quality, click the image and make the adjustments as described
in Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings.
When you have finished adjusting the scan area, and modifying the color and image
settings, you can select the size of your scanned image, if you have not already
selected it. See Selecting the Scan Size for instructions.
Adjusting the Scan Area (Marquee)
A marquee is a moving dotted line that appears on the edges of your preview image to
indicate the scan area.
You can move the marquee, adjust its size, and create multiple marquees on one image to
scan different image areas in separate scan files. Follow these steps:
To draw a marquee, move your cursor over a preview image. The pointer becomes a
set of cross-hairs.
Position the pointer in the area where you want to place the corner of your marquee
and click. Hold down the mouse button and drag the cross-hairs over the image to the
opposite corner of the desired scan area. Then release the mouse button. You see the
moving dotted line of the marquee.
Do one of the following to adjust the
marquee:
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To move the marquee, position your cursor inside the marquee. The pointer
becomes a hand. Click and drag the marquee to the desired location.
To resize the marquee, position your cursor over the edge or corner of the marquee.
The pointer becomes a straight or angled double-arrow. Click and drag the edge or
corner to the desired size.
Note:
To restrict movement of the marquee to vertical or horizontal only, hold down
the Shift key as you move the marquee. To restrict sizing of the marquee to
the current proportions, hold down the Shift key as you resize the marquee.
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To delete the marquee, click inside it and click the
delete marquee icon.
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Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings
Once you have previewed your image and adjusted the scan area, you can modify the image
quality, if necessary. EPSON Scan offers a variety of settings for improving color, sharpness,
contrast, and other aspects affecting image quality.
Before you make adjustments, be sure to click the image or marquee for the area you want to
adjust. You also need to scroll down to the Adjustments area of the main EPSON Scan
window:
The table below describes the settings available in Professional Mode. For details on adjusting
these settings, click Help in the EPSON Scan window.
When you are finished making adjustments, you can size your scanned image (see Selecting
the Scan Size) or go ahead and scan (see Finishing the Scan).
Setting
Available mode(s) and description
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness.
Click the
Image Adjustment button to access the
Brightness setting.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of
the overall image.
Click the
Image Adjustment button to access the
Contrast setting.
Saturation
Adjusts the density of colors in the overall image.
Click the
Image Adjustment button to access the
Saturation setting.
Color Balance
Adjusts the balance of red, green, and blue colors in the
overall image.
Click the
Image Adjustment button to access the Color
Balance setting.
Auto Exposure
Click the
Auto Exposure button. To turn it on
continuously, click the Configuration button, click the Color
tab, and select Continuous auto exposure. You can adjust
the level of exposure adjustment using the slider.
Unsharp Mask Filter
Turn on to make the edges of image areas clearer for an
overall sharper image. The level of sharpness is adjustable.
Turn off to leave softer edges.
Descreening Filter
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly
shaded image areas, such as in skin tones. Also improves
results when scanning magazine or newspaper images which
include screening in their original print processes. The
results of the Descreening Filter do not appear in the
preview image, only in your scanned image.
Histogram
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting highlight,
shadow, and gamma levels individually. For advanced users
only.
Click the
Histogram Adjustment button to use the
Histogram settings.
Tone Correction
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting tone levels
individually. For advanced users only.
Click the
Tone Correction button to use the Tone
Correction settings.
Color Palette
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting mid-tone levels,
such as skin tones, without affecting the highlight and
shadow areas of the image. For advanced users only.
Click the
settings.
Threshold
Color Palette button to use the Color Palette
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art
are delineated, improving text recognition in OCR programs.
(Available only when you select Black & White as the Image
Type setting.)
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To view the red, green, and blue levels at particular points in your preview
densitometer icon in the preview
image as you make adjustments, click the
window and click an image area. See EPSON Scan help for details.
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Certain settings may not be available, or may be automatically selected,
depending on the type of image you are previewing and other settings you have
selected.
You can customize how certain EPSON Scan settings behave by clicking the
Configuration button and changing settings in the window that appears. See
EPSON Scan Help for details.
To undo any image quality adjustments you make to the preview image, click
the Reset button (if available), turn off the setting, or preview your image
again.
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Selecting the Scan Size
You can scan your images at their original size, or you can reduce or enlarge their size as you
scan them. You do this using the Target Size setting in Professional Mode.
Professional Mode
If you are going to scan your image to a particular size, you should select the Target Size
setting after previewing it, but before adjusting your scan area (indicated by the marquee).
This sets the scan area to the correct proportions so your image will not be cropped
unexpectedly.
For instructions on previewing your image, see Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area. Then
follow these steps to select the Target Size setting:
You can choose a predefined scan size from the Target Size list. Click the arrow in the
list and select the size you want. A marquee (dotted line) proportioned for that size
appears on your preview image:
If you need to create a scan size that is not in the Target Size list, you can create a
custom size. Click the arrow in the list and select Customize. You see the Target Size
window:
Type a name for your custom size, enter the size, click the Save button, then click OK.
Your new size appears in the Target Size list.
You can fine-tune the size using additional tools. Click the + (Windows) or
X) next to Target Size to display these tools:
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To size your image by a certain percentage, adjust the Scale value.
To change the way your image is cropped, turn Trimming on or off. (See EPSON
Scan Help for details.)
To unlock the proportions of your scan size, click the
marquee or enter new width/height measurements.
lock icon. Then adjust the
Once you have selected your scan size, you can click and drag the marquee to the
area in the image you want to scan. For details, see Adjusting the Scan Area
(Marquee). The marquee proportions are retained as you adjust it.
If you need to rotate the marquee for a landscape or portrait image, click the
orientation icon. (Not available if you are scanning at the Original Target Size.)
Note:
For more information about using the Target Size tools, click Help in the EPSON
Scan window.
Now you are ready to scan. See Finishing the Scan for
instructions.
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Finishing the Scan
When you have finished selecting scan settings and loaded all the document pages into the
ADF, you are ready to scan.
Click the Scan button. After a few moments, your pages are loaded, scanned, and ejected.
What happens after you scan depends on how you started your scan:
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If you started your scan by running EPSON Scan as a standalone program, you see the
File Save Settings window. This lets you select the name and location of your saved
scan files. See Selecting File Save Settings for details.
If you started your scan from a scanning program such as Adobe Acrobat, your
scanned images open in the program window. Click Close to close the EPSON Scan
window and view your image(s) in the program.
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Starting a Scan With the Start Button
Place your document or photo on the document table. See Placing Originals on the
Document Table for instructions.
Press the
Start button on the scanner. Your computer automatically starts EPSON
Scan in Office Mode the first time.
From EPSON Scan, you can select scan settings, preview, scan, and save your image to
a file on your computer. See Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings for
instructions.
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To change scan modes, see Changing the Scan Mode.
You can also reassign the
Start button to another compatible Windows
program. See Assigning a Program to the Start Button for details.
If a program does not start when you press the
Start button, see Pressing
the Start Button Does Not Open the Correct Program.
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Starting a Scan With EPSON Scan
If you want to scan an image and save it directly to a file, you can start EPSON Scan as a
“standalone” program.
Place your document or photo on the document table. See Placing Originals on the
Document Table for instructions.
Do one of the following to start EPSON
Scan:
Windows:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on your desktop.
Or select Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan.
Mac OS X:
Open the Applications folder and click the EPSON Scan icon.
EPSON Scan starts in Office Mode the first time you open
it.
For instructions on using Office Mode, see Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
for instructions.
If the Mode setting in the upper right corner of the window is set to Home Mode or
Professional Mode, you see a different EPSON Scan settings window. For instructions on
using Home or Professional Mode, see Selecting Basic Settings.
Note:
To change scan modes, see Changing the Scan Mode.
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Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program
You can use any TWAIN-compliant scanning program, such as Adobe Acrobat, to scan with
your scanner. You open the program, select EPSON Scan as your scanning program, and scan.
When you are finished, the scanned image opens in your scanning program so you can modify,
print, and save it.
Place your document or photo on the document table. See Placing Originals on the
Document Table for instructions.
Start your scanning
program.
Double-click the program icon from your desktop, if it is available, or do one of the
following:
Windows:
Select Start > All Programs or Programs > program folder > program icon.
Mac OS X:
Open the Applications folder, select the program folder, and click the program icon.
Open the File menu and select the Import or Acquire option. (See your scanning
program help for instructions on starting a scan.)
Select EPSON GT2500.
In some programs, you must select the scanner as the “source” first. If you see a
Select Source option, choose it and select your scanner there first.
Note for Windows XP users:
Do not choose a WIA option for your scanner from the Import or Acquire list;
your scanner will not work correctly.
EPSON Scan starts in Office Mode the first time you open
it.
For instructions on using Office Mode, see Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
for instructions.
If the Mode setting in the upper right corner of the window is set to Home Mode or
Professional Mode, you see a different EPSON Scan settings window. For instructions on
using Home or Professional Mode, see Selecting Basic Settings.
Note:
To change scan modes, see Changing the Scan Mode.
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Overview of the EPSON Scan Modes
EPSON Scan lets you control all aspects of scanning and includes three modes:
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Office Mode lets you quickly select settings for scanning text documents and check
their effects with a preview image. EPSON Scan opens in this mode the first time you
use it.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Office Mode.
See Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings for scanning steps.
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Home Mode lets you customize a few scanning settings for documents and photos,
and check their effects with a preview image.
Home Mode is best when you want to preview images of documents or photos before
scanning them. You can size the image as you scan, adjust the scan area, and adjust
many image settings, including color restoration.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Home Mode.
See Selecting Basic Settings for scanning steps.
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Professional Mode gives you total control of your scanning settings and lets you
check their effects with a preview image.
Professional Mode is best when you want to preview your image and make extensive,
detailed corrections to it before scanning. You can sharpen, color correct, and enhance
your image with a full array of tools, including color restoration.
See Changing the Scan Mode for instructions on switching to Professional Mode.
See Selecting Basic Settings for scanning steps.
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Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings
After you start EPSON Scan in Office Mode, follow these steps to select your EPSON Scan
settings:
Select whether the Image Type of your document pages is Color, Grayscale, or
Black&White.
Select Auto Detect or Document Table as the Document Source
setting.
Select the size of your original document as the Size
setting.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at
which you want to scan. See the table below for some guidelines:
What you will do with the
scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web,
view only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Print, convert to editable text
(OCR)
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Click the Preview button toward the bottom of the EPSON Scan
window.
EPSON Scan prescans your page and displays it in the Preview window.
In the Preview window, draw a marquee (a line marking the scan area) around the
portion of your document page that you want to scan.
For instructions on creating and adjusting a marquee, see Adjusting the Scan Area
(Marquee).
Change any necessary Image Adjustment settings as listed in the table
below.
Setting
Available mode(s) and description
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas
of the overall image.
Unsharp Mask
Filter
Turn on to make the edges of image areas clearer for
an overall sharper image. Turn off to leave softer
edges.
Descreening Filter
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtlyshaded image areas, such as in skin tones. Also
improves results when scanning magazine or
newspaper images which include screening in their
original print processes.
Text Enhancement
Enhances text recognition when scanning text
documents.
Threshold
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and
line art are delineated, improving text recognition in
OCR programs. This setting is available only when the
Image Type is set to Black&White.
Click the Scan button to scan your document
pages.
What happens next depends on how you started your
scan.
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If you started your scan by running EPSON Scan as a standalone program, you see
the File Save Settings window. See Selecting File Save Settings for details.
If you started your scan from a scanning program such as Adobe Acrobat, your
scanned pages open in the program window. Click Close to close the EPSON Scan
window and view your scanned pages in the program.
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Selecting EPSON Scan Home/Professional Mode
Settings
Selecting File Save Settings
Changing the Scan Mode
Selecting Basic Settings
Selecting the Scan Resolution
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings
Selecting the Scan Size
Finishing the Scan
Selecting File Save Settings
When you see the File Save Settings window, you need to select the location, name, and
format of the scanned image file you want to save.
In the File Save Settings window, specify the location in which you want to save your
scanned image. Click the My Documents or My Pictures buttons (Windows), or the
Documents or Pictures button (Mac OS X).
If you want to select another folder, click Other, then click Browse (Windows) or
Choose (Mac OS X) and select the folder.
Specify a file name prefix with an alphanumeric character string. A 3-digit number is
automatically added to the file name, but you can change the Start Number if you like.
If you are scanning multiple images at once, each image will receive a different 3-digit
number.
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With Windows, the following characters cannot be used in the prefix.
\, /, :, ., *, ?, ", <, >, │
With Mac OS X, you cannot use a colon (:) in the prefix.
Select a file format as described in the following table. Depending on the format, the
Options button may be available for making detailed settings.
Format (File
Extension)
Explanation
BITMAP (*.
BMP)
(Windows
only)
A standard image file format for Windows. Most Windows
programs, including word processing programs, can read
and prepare images in this format.
JPEG (*.JPG)
A compressed file format in which the compression level
can be selected. The JPEG format lets you highly compress
image data. However, the higher the compression, the
lower the image quality. Any lost image quality data
cannot be restored and the quality deteriorates each time
the data is saved. The TIFF format is recommended when
modification and retouching are required.
Multi-TIFF (*.
TIF)
A TIFF format where multiple pages are saved to the same
file. (With other formats, each document is saved in a
separate file.) You can also edit the images before saving
them. To open Multi-TIFF files, you need a program that
supports it.
PDF (*.PDF)
A document format that can be read on both Windows and
Macintosh systems (platform independent). To use PDF
documents, you need Adobe Acrobat. Multi-page
documents can be saved as one PDF file. When you save
color or grayscale images in PDF, you can select a
compression level. You can also edit the scanned images
before saving them. See Scanning to a PDF File for details.
PICT (*.PCT)
(Macintosh
only)
A standard image file format for Macintosh. Most Macintosh
programs, including word processing programs, can read
and prepare images in this format.
PRINT Image
Matching II
JPEG (*.JPG)
or TIFF (*.TIF)
A file format that includes PRINT Image Matching II data
for enhanced quality and a wider color range. PRINT Image
Matching II compatible printers can then print using this
data for brilliant, true-to-life results. (PRINT Image
Matching data does not affect the way the image displays
on a screen.) Available in JPEG or TIFF format.
TIFF (*.TIF)
A file format created for exchanging data between many
programs, such as graphic and DTP software. When
scanning black & white images, you can specify the
compression type.
The checkboxes at the bottom of the window give you these
options:
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Overwrite any files with the same name
Select this option if you want to reuse the selected file name and location and
overwrite previous files with the same names.
Show this dialog box before next scan
Select this option if you want the File Save Settings window to appear automatically
before you scan. If you deselect it, you must click the arrow to the right of the Scan
button and select File Save Settings to open the window.
Open image folder after scanning
Select this option if you want Windows Explorer or the Macintosh Finder to
automatically open the folder where your scanned image is saved when EPSON Scan
finishes scanning.
Click OK. EPSON Scan starts
scanning.
The scanned image is automatically saved in the file and location you chose.
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Changing the Scan Mode
To change the scan mode, click the arrow in the Mode box at the top right of the EPSON Scan
window. Then select the mode you want to use from the list that appears.
Note:
The mode you select remains in effect when you start EPSON Scan the next time.
For instructions on scanning using these modes, see:
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Home or Professional Mode: Selecting Basic Settings.
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Office Mode: Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings.
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Selecting Basic Settings
When you start EPSON Scan in Home or Professional Mode, you see the main EPSON Scan
window:
Home Mode
Professional Mode
Before you scan your document or photo, you need to select these basic settings:
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Original settings. These tell EPSON Scan the type of document or photo you are
scanning.
Destination settings. These tell EPSON Scan how you plan to use your scanned image
so it can select the correct default resolution (scan quality) for you.
Follow these steps to select the basic settings for a document or photo in EPSON Scan:
Do one of the following to select your document
type:
Home mode:
Click the arrow to open the Document Type list and select the type of original you are
scanning. Then click the Color, Grayscale, or Black & White button to select the
colors in the original.
Professional mode:
Click the arrow to open the Document Source list and select Document Table (for
scanning from the document table glass). Then click the arrow in the Auto Exposure
Type list and select Document or Photo.
Do one of the following to select your destination setting
(s):
Home mode:
Click the button for the way you plan to use the scanned image in the Destination box:
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Screen/Web for images you will view only on a computer screen or post on the
web.
Printer for images you will be printing or converting to editable text with an OCR
(Optical Character Recognition) program.
Other if you want to select a specific resolution for other purposes.
Professional mode:
Click the arrow to open the Image Type list and select the detailed image type you are
scanning:
Image Type setting
Type of image you are scanning
48-bit Color
Color photo that you may want to modify in a 48bit image-editing program
24-bit Color
Color photo
Color Smoothing
Color graphics, such as a chart or graph
16-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photo with many shades of gray
8-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photo with just a few shades of
gray
Black & White
Document with black text and/or line art
EPSON Scan selects a default resolution setting based on the original and destination
settings you select. See Selecting the Scan Resolution to continue scanning.
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Selecting the Scan Resolution
In Home Mode, you can change the resolution only if you select Other as the Destination
setting.
In Professional Mode, you can select the resolution you want at any time.
Before you select the scan resolution, you should consider whether you will enlarge the
images, and if so, whether you will enlarge them before or after you scan. Follow these
guidelines:
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You will not be enlarging the images.
If you will scan the images at 100% size or smaller and will not enlarge them later, you
can accept the Resolution setting selected by EPSON Scan based on your original and
destination settings.
You will enlarge the images as you scan them (increase the Target Size
setting).
If you will enlarge the images in EPSON Scan so you can use them at a larger size, you
can accept the Resolution setting selected by EPSON Scan based on your original and
destination settings.
You will scan the images at their original size, but then enlarge them later in
an image-editing program.
If you plan to enlarge your images later in an image-editing program, you need to
increase the Resolution setting to retain a high image quality after enlargement.
Increase the resolution by the same amount you will increase the image size. For
example, if the resolution is 300 dpi (dots per inch), but you will increase the image
size by 200% in an image-editing program, change the Resolution setting to 600 dpi in
EPSON Scan.
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at which
you want to scan. See the table below for some guidelines:
What you will do with the
scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web, view
only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Print, convert to editable text (OCR)
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Enlarge after scanning at 100%
Increase Resolution setting by same
amount you will increase image size after
scanning
After selecting the Resolution, you can preview your image and make any necessary
adjustments. See Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area to continue scanning.
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Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area
Once you have selected your basic settings and resolution in Home or Professional Mode, you
can preview your image and select or adjust the area of the image(s) you want to scan.
EPSON Scan displays the preview image(s) in a separate Preview window on your screen.
Follow these steps to preview your image(s) in Home or Professional Mode:
Click the Preview button toward the bottom of the EPSON Scan
window.
EPSON Scan prescans your image(s) and displays them in the Preview window:
Note:
If the edge of your document or photo is not scanned, move it away from the
edge of the document table slightly.
You can do the following to adjust the image
(s):
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To select your scan area, click the
auto locate icon to place a marquee that
marks the edges of your image area. You can move the marquee to change the scan
area. See Adjusting the Scan Area (Marquee) for instructions.
Note:
If you are going to scan at a different size than your original, you must first
select your Target Size and automatically create a marquee that is proportioned
to that size. See Selecting the Scan Size for instructions. You can then copy the
marquee and place it on each image you will scan at that size.
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To zoom in on an image, click inside the scan area and click the Zoom button.
EPSON Scan prescans again and displays a larger preview on the Zoom tab. (Your
other images are still previewed at the original size on the Preview tab.)
To adjust the image quality, click the image(s) you want to modify and make the
adjustments as described in Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings.
When you have finished adjusting the scan area, and modifying the color and image
settings, you can select the size of your scanned image, if you have not already
selected it. See Selecting the Scan Size for instructions.
Adjusting the Scan Area (Marquee)
A marquee is a moving dotted line that appears on the edges of your preview image to
indicate the scan area.
You can move the marquee, adjust its size, and create multiple marquees on one image to
scan different image areas in separate scan files. Follow these steps:
To draw a marquee, move your cursor over a preview image. The pointer becomes a
set of cross-hairs.
Position the pointer in the area where you want to place the corner of your marquee
and click. Hold down the mouse button and drag the cross-hairs over the image to the
opposite corner of the desired scan area. Then release the mouse button. You see the
moving dotted line of the marquee.
Do one of the following to adjust the
marquee:
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To move the marquee, position your cursor inside the marquee. The pointer
becomes a hand. Click and drag the marquee to the desired location.
To resize the marquee, position your cursor over the edge or corner of the marquee.
The pointer becomes a straight or angled double-arrow. Click and drag the edge or
corner to the desired size.
Note:
To restrict movement of the marquee to vertical or horizontal only, hold down the
Shift key as you move the marquee. To restrict sizing of the marquee to the
current proportions, hold down the Shift key as you resize the marquee.
To draw multiple marquees (up to 50), you can just draw them as described in steps 1
copy marquee icon to create additional marquees of the
through 3, or click the
same size. You can move and resize all the marquees as described in step 3. To delete
a marquee, click inside it and click the
delete marquee icon.
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Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings
Once you have previewed your images and adjusted the scan area, you can modify the image
quality, if necessary. EPSON Scan offers a variety of settings for improving color, sharpness,
contrast, and other aspects affecting image quality.
Before you make adjustments, be sure to click the image or marquee for the area you want to
adjust. In Professional Mode, you also need to scroll down to the Adjustments area of the main
EPSON Scan window:
The table below describes the settings available in Home and/or Professional Mode. For details
on adjusting these settings, click Help in the EPSON Scan window.
When you are finished making adjustments, you can size your scanned images (see Selecting
the Scan Size) or go ahead and scan (see Finishing the Scan).
Setting
Available mode(s) and description
Color Restoration
Home and Professional:
Restores the colors in faded photos automatically.
Brightness
Home, Office, and Professional:
Adjusts the overall image lightness and darkness.
In Home Mode, click the Brightness button to access the
Brightness setting.
In Office Mode, click and move the slider to adjust the
Brightness setting.
In Professional Mode, click the
to access the Brightness setting.
Contrast
Image Adjustment button
Home, Office, and Professional:
Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the
overall image.
In Home Mode, click the Brightness button to access the
Contrast setting.
In Office Mode, click and move the slider to adjust the
Contrast setting.
In Professional Mode, click the
to access the Contrast setting.
Saturation
Image Adjustment button
Professional only:
Adjusts the density of colors in the overall image.
Click the
Image Adjustment button to access the
Saturation setting.
Color Balance
Professional only:
Adjusts the balance of red, green, and blue colors in the
overall image.
Click the
Image Adjustment button to access the Color
Balance setting.
Auto Exposure
Home: Automatically applied.
Office: Click the Configuration button, then click the Color
tab to access the Auto Exposure Level slider.
Professional: Click the
Auto Exposure button. To turn it
on continuously, click the Configuration button, click the Color
tab, and select Continuous auto exposure. You can adjust the
level of exposure adjustment using the slider.
Unsharp Mask
Filter
Home: Automatically applied.
Office and Professional: Turn on to make the edges of image
areas clearer for an overall sharper image. The level of
sharpness is adjustable. Turn off to leave softer edges.
Descreening Filter
Home, Office, and Professional:
Removes the rippled pattern that can appear in subtly shaded
image areas, such as in skin tones. Also improves results
when scanning magazine or newspaper images which include
screening in their original print processes. The results of the
Descreening Filter do not appear in the preview image, only
in your scanned image.
Histogram
Professional only:
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting highlight, shadow,
and gamma levels individually. For advanced users only.
Click the
Histogram Adjustment button to use the
Histogram settings.
Tone Correction
Professional only:
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting tone levels
individually. For advanced users only.
Click the
Tone Correction button to use the Tone
Correction settings.
Color Palette
Professional only:
Provides a graphical interface for adjusting mid-tone levels,
such as skin tones, without affecting the highlight and
shadow areas of the image. For advanced users only.
Click the
settings.
Threshold
Color Palette button to use the Color Palette
Home, Office, and Professional:
Adjusts the level at which the black areas in text and line art
are delineated, improving text recognition in OCR programs.
(Available only when you select Black & White as the Image
Type setting.)
In Home Mode, click the Brightness button to access the
Threshold setting.
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To view the red, green, and blue levels at particular points in your preview
densitometer icon in the preview
image as you make adjustments, click the
window and click an image area. See EPSON Scan help for details.
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Certain settings may not be available, or may be automatically selected,
depending on the type of image you are previewing and other settings you have
selected.
You can customize how certain EPSON Scan settings behave by clicking the
Configuration button and changing settings in the window that appears. See
EPSON Scan Help for details.
To undo any image quality adjustments you make to the preview image, click
the Reset button (if available), turn off the setting, or preview your image
again.
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Selecting the Scan Size
You can scan your images at their original size, or you can reduce or enlarge their size as you
scan them. You do this using the Target Size setting in Home or Professional Mode.
Home Mode
Professional Mode
If you are going to scan your image to a particular size, you should select the Target Size
setting after previewing it, but before adjusting your scan area (indicated by the marquee).
This sets the scan area to the correct proportions so your image will not be cropped
unexpectedly.
For instructions on previewing your image(s), see Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area.
Then follow these steps to select the Target Size setting:
You can choose a predefined scan size from the Target Size list. Click the arrow in the
list and select the size you want. A marquee (dotted line) proportioned for that size
appears on your preview image:
If you need to create a scan size that is not in the Target Size list, you can create a
custom size. Click the arrow in the list and select Customize. You see the Target Size
window:
Type a name for your custom size, enter the size, click the Save button, then click OK.
Your new size appears in the Target Size list.
In Professional Mode, you can fine-tune the size using additional tools. Click the +
(Windows) or
(Mac OS X) next to Target Size to display these tools:
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To size your image by a certain percentage, adjust the Scale value.
To change the way your image is cropped, turn Trimming on or off. (See EPSON
Scan Help for details.)
To unlock the proportions of your scan size, click the
marquee or enter new width/height measurements.
lock icon. Then adjust the
Once you have selected your scan size, you can click and drag the marquee to the
area in the image you want to scan. For details, see Adjusting the Scan Area
(Marquee). The marquee proportions are retained as you adjust it.
If you need to rotate the marquee for a landscape or portrait image, click the
orientation icon. (Not available if you are scanning at the Original Target Size.)
Note:
For more information about using the Target Size tools, click Help in the EPSON
Scan window.
Now you are ready to scan your image(s). See Finishing the Scan for
instructions.
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Finishing the Scan
When you have finished selecting scan settings, you are ready to scan. Click the Scan button.
After a few moments, your images are scanned.
What happens after you scan depends on how you started your scan:
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If you started your scan by running EPSON Scan as a standalone program, you see the
File Save Settings window. This lets you select the name and location of your saved
scan files. See Selecting File Save Settings for details.
If you started your scan from a scanning program such as Adobe Acrobat, your
scanned image(s) open in the program window. Click Close to close the EPSON Scan
window and view your image(s) in the program.
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Scanning to a PDF File
You can scan multiple pages of a document using the ADF and save them as one PDF file on
your computer. EPSON Scan displays an editing page so you can view the pages as you scan
them and reorder, rotate, or delete them as necessary. You can also scan one page at a time
on the document table and save it as a PDF file.
Note:
If you are scanning from Adobe Acrobat 7 on a Macintosh system, you may not be able
to use the ADF to scan multiple pages. Use the document table to scan your pages
individually, or scan multiple pages using EPSON Scan as described below.
Place your original document on the scanner. See one of these sections for
instructions:
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If you are scanning using the ADF, load your document. See Loading Documents in
the Automatic Document Feeder
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If you are scanning from the document table, see Placing Originals on the Document
Table
Do one of the following to start EPSON
Scan:
Windows:
Double-click the EPSON Scan icon on your desktop.
Or select Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan.
Mac OS X:
Open the Applications folder and click the EPSON Scan icon.
If the Mode setting in the top right of the EPSON Scan window is not set to
Professional Mode, click the arrow in the box and select Professional Mode.
If you are scanning using the ADF, select ADF - Single-sided or ADF - Double-sided
as the Document Source setting.
If you are scanning one page on the document table, select Document Table.
Click the arrow in the Auto Exposure Type list and select your original document type;
either Document or Photo.
Click the arrow to open the Image Type list and select the detailed image type you are
scanning:
Image Type setting
Type of image you are scanning
48-bit Color
Color photo that you may want to modify in a 48bit image-editing program
24-bit Color
Color photo
Color Smoothing
Color graphics, such as a chart or graph
16-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photo with many shades of gray
8-bit Grayscale
Black-and-white photo with just a few shades of
gray
Black & White
Document with black text and/or line art
Click the arrow next to the Resolution list and select the number of dots per inch at
which you want to scan. See the table below for some guidelines:
What you will do with the
scanned image
Suggested scan resolution
Send via e-mail, upload to web, view
only on the screen
96 to 150 dpi
Print, convert to editable text (OCR)
300 dpi
Fax
200 dpi
Click the Scan button to scan your document
pages.
The File Save Settings window
appears:
Select PDF as the file type setting. The current Paper Size, Orientation, Margin, and
Compression setting are displayed below it.
If you need to change any of the current PDF settings, click the Options button. You
see the EPSON PDF Plug-in Settings window:
Select the settings that match your document and click OK. You return to the File Save
Settings window.
When you are finished selecting file settings, click OK. EPSON Scan scans your pages
and displays this window:
If you have finished scanning your document and want to view thumbnail images of
the scanned pages, click Done and go to step 16.
If you need to load or place more pages for scanning, click Add page. Then load or
place your originals and click Scan. When you are finished, click Done and go to step
16.
If you have finished scanning and want to save the file without editing the pages, click
Save File and go to step 18.
You see the Editing Page window displaying thumbnail images of each scanned
page:
If you want to include all the document pages in your PDF file as they currently look,
go to step 17.
If you want to include only some of the pages, click the
odd pages or
pages icons, or click the individual pages you want to include.
If you want to rotate or delete pages, click the pages or use the
even pages, or
Note:
odd pages,
all pages icon to select the pages. Then click the
right rotate icon to rotate them or the
even
delete icon to delete them.
left or
The
delete icon is not available when all document pages are selected.
When you have finished editing your document pages, click OK. Your document is
saved in a PDF file in the location you selected.
Click Close to exit EPSON
Scan.
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Converting Scanned Documents into Editable Text
OCR Software Limitations
Scanning Using an OCR Program
You can scan a document and convert the text into data that you can edit with a word
processing program. This process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and
use OCR, you need to use an OCR program, such as Adobe Acrobat.
OCR Software Limitations
OCR software cannot recognize handwritten characters, and certain types of documents or text
are difficult for OCR software to recognize, such as:
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Items that have been copied from other copies
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Faxes
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Text with tightly spaced characters or line pitch
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Text that is in tables or underlined
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Cursive or italic fonts, and font sizes less than 8 points
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Scanning Using an OCR Program
Follow these steps to scan and convert text using an OCR program. See your OCR program
documentation for detailed instructions.
Place your original document on the scanner. See one of these sections for
instructions:
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Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder
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Placing Originals on the Document Table
Start your OCR
program.
Start your OCR program’s scan function. EPSON Scan starts in the last mode you
used.
Select your scan settings as follows, depending on the mode you are
using:
Office Mode
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Select Auto Detect, ADF - Single-sided, ADF - Double-sided, or Document
Table as the Document Source.
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Select Color or Black&White as the Image Type.
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Select 300 dpi as the Resolution
Home Mode
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Select Magazine, Newspaper, or Text/Line Art as the Document Type.
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Select Black&White or Color as the Image Type
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Choose Printer or Other as your Destination setting.
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Preview and select your scan area as described in Previewing and Adjusting the Scan
Area.
Professional Mode
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Select ADF - Single-sided, ADF - Double-sided, or Document Table as the
Document Source.
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Select Document as the Auto Exposure Type.
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Select Black&White, 24-bit Color, or 48-bit Color as the Image Type.
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Select 300 dpi as the Resolution.
Note:
If the characters in your text are not recognized very well, you can improve
recognition by adjusting the Threshold setting.
If you are scanning using the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
Click Scan. Your document is scanned, processed into editable text, and opened in
your OCR program window.
Follow the instructions in OCR program Help to edit and save your
document.
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Restoring Color in Photos
Using the Color Restoration feature in EPSON Scan, you can transform old, faded, or badly
exposed photos into ones with true-to-life color and sharpness. You can restore printed photos
automatically as you scan them.
Original image
Color Restoration applied
Follow these steps to restore colors using EPSON Scan:
Place your original photo on the document table. See Placing Originals on the
Document Table for instructions.
Note:
Do not load photos into the ADF.
Start EPSON Scan. See one of these sections for
instructions:
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Starting a Scan With EPSON Scan
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Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program
When the EPSON Scan window appears, select Home Mode or Professional Mode in
the upper right corner of the window, if necessary.
Note:
To change the scan mode, see Changing the Scan Mode.
Select the basic settings for the type of original(s) you are scanning, then select the
destination setting for the way you will use your image(s). See Selecting Basic
Settings for instructions.
Click the Preview button to preview your image(s), then select your scan area. See
Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area for instructions.
Do one of the following to select the Color Restoration
option:
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Home Mode: Click the Color Restoration checkbox.
Professional Mode: Scroll down to the Adjustments area and click the Color
Restoration checkbox.
Make any other necessary image adjustments. See Adjusting the Color and Other
Image Settings for instructions.
Size your image as necessary. See Selecting the Scan Size for
instructions.
Click the Scan button to scan and restore the color in your image
(s).
What happens next depends on how you started EPSON Scan. See Finishing the Scan
for details.
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Assigning a Program to the Start Button
Assigning a Program With Windows XP
Assigning a Program With Windows 98SE, Me, or 2000
The
Start button opens EPSON Scan in Office Mode when you press it the first time.
You can assign the
Start button to any Windows program that supports scanner events,
such as Adobe Acrobat. If you have a compatible program, it will appear in the selection
window.
If you want to assign a different program to the
Start button, follow the steps below. The
steps you use depend on the version of Windows you have.
Assigning a Program With Windows XP
Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware or Start > Settings
> Control Panel.
Double-click the Scanners and Cameras
icon.
Right-click your scanner’s icon and select Properties. You see this
window:
Click the Events
tab.
In the Select an event list, choose the
button.
Start
In the Start this program list, choose the program you want to assign. Only
compatible programs appear in the list.
Note:
If you want to be given a choice of programs whenever you press the
Start
button, click the Prompt for which program to run button instead. If you want
to disable the button from opening a program, click the Take no action button
instead.
Click Apply, then click
OK.
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Assigning a Program With Windows 98SE, Me, or 2000
Click Start > Settings > Control
Panel.
Double-click the Scanners and Cameras
icon.
Do one of the
following:
Windows Me:
Right-click your scanner icon and click Properties.
Windows 98SE and 2000:
Select your scanner icon and click Properties.
You see this window:
Click the Events
tab.
In the Scanner events list, choose the
button.
Start
In the Send to this application list, click the checkbox for the program you want to
assign. Only compatible programs appear in the list.
Note:
If you want to be given a choice of programs whenever you press the
Start
button, select more than one program in the list. If you want to disable the button
from opening a program, click the Disable device events button instead.
Click Apply, then click
OK.
Note:
With Windows 2000, restart your computer before using the newly assigned
Start button.
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Installing the Network Image Express Card
The EPSON Network Image Express Card (B808393) is pre-installed in the Epson GT-2500 Plus
version of the scanner. It is an option for the Epson GT-2500. The network card lets you use
your scanner over a network without having to connect the scanner to a server PC.
For details on using the card, see the documentation that came with it.
Caution:
Do not install any other optional card in your scanner, or you may damage your
scanner.
Turn off the
scanner.
Caution:
Do not install or uninstall the Network Image Express Card while the scanner is
turned on; otherwise damage may occur.
Unplug the power cord and disconnect all the cables from your scanner. (Do not
disconnect the cable securing the ADF to your scanner.)
Remove the two screws securing the shield plate using a Phillips-head screwdriver,
then remove the shield plate. Be sure to keep the screws in case you re-install the
shield plate later.
Insert the Network Image Express Card in your scanner’s optional interface
slot.
Press in as you tighten the thumbscrews to secure the
card.
Plug the scanner’s power cord into an electrical
outlet.
To initialize the Network Image Express Card, turn on the scanner while holding down
the Reset button on the card for 10 seconds. The red status light and green data light
flash briefly, and then the status light turns orange.
Note:
Be sure to initialize the Network Image Express Card whenever you install or reinstall it in the scanner.
Turn off the
scanner.
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Connecting the Card and Scanner to a Network Hub
Connect an Ethernet cable (Category 5 shielded twisted-pair cable) to the RJ-45
connector on the Network Image Express Card and connect the other end to your
network hub.
Caution:
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You must use a Category 5 shielded twisted-pair cable to connect the
Network Image Express Card to prevent a malfunction.
Do not connect the Network Image Express Card directly to a computer;
connect it only to a network hub.
Do not connect or disconnect the network cable when the scanner is
turned on.
To use the Network Image Express Card, disconnect the USB cable from
the scanner; otherwise the scanner may not work properly.
Do not disconnect the USB cable while an Ethernet cable is already
connected to the RJ-45 connector on the Network Image Express Card.
Turn on the
scanner.
Check the lights on the Network Image Express Card. Initialization is in progress while
the red status light and the green data light are on. When the yellow status light
comes on, initialization is complete. When the red status light is on and the green data
light is flashing, the card is receiving data.
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Setting Up Client Computers for Network Scanning
Installing the TCP/IP Protocol
To allow networking, you must install a Network Interface Card and a Network Interface Card
(NIC) driver on each client computer in the network. See the documentation that came with
the card for instructions.
Then follow the instructions in this section to set up the TCP/IP protocol on the client
computers.
Installing the TCP/IP Protocol
Windows XP or 2000
Note:
The screen shots in this section show Windows 2000, however the instructions are the
same for Windows XP, except as noted.
Windows XP:
Click Start, right-click My Network Places, and select
Properties.
Windows 2000:
Right-click the My Network Places icon and select Properties.
Double-click Local Area
Connection.
Click
Properties.
Make sure the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) box is checked in the Local Area
Connection Properties window.
If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) does not appear in the list, go to step 5.
If it does appear, go to Scanning Over a Network.
Click Install. The Select Network Component Type window
appears.
Select Protocol from the list and click
Add.
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click
OK.
Make sure the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) box is checked and click OK. Then go to
Scanning Over a Network.
Windows 98SE or Me
Click Start, point to Settings, and select Control
Panel.
Double-click the Network
icon.
Click the Configuration tab in the Network
window.
Make sure TCP/IP is included in the network components
list.
If TCP/IP appears in the list , go to Scanning Over a Network; otherwise, go to step 5.
Click Add. The Select Network Component Type window
appears.
Select Protocol from the list and click
Add.
Select Microsoft from the Manufacturers list and TCP/IP from Network Protocols list,
then click OK.
Follow the instructions on the screen to finish adding the protocol. Then go to
Scanning Over a Network.
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Scanning Over a Network
Starting EPSON Scan Settings
Scanning an Image
Starting EPSON Scan Settings
Make sure your Epson scanner and Network Image Express Card are turned on and working
properly. Then follow the steps below to use the EPSON Scan Settings program to enable
network scanning.
Note:
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With Windows 2000 and XP, you need to log on with administrator privileges to
install the software.
With Windows 2000, XP, and Mac OS X, you need to log on using administrator
privileges to make changes to the settings. Any changes made to the settings by
the administrator apply to all users.
With Mac OS X, do not use the Fast User Switching function while using your
scanner.
Obtain the IP address or host name of the Network Image Express Card from your
network administrator. You can also obtain the IP address by using the software that
came with your Network Image Express Card. See "Setting an IP Address Using
EpsonNet WinAssist" in the User’s Guide that came with the card.
Start EPSON Scan
Settings.
Windows:
Click Start > All Programs (Windows XP) or Programs (Windows Me, 98SE, and
2000) > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan Settings.
Mac OS X:
Click the EPSON Scan Settings icon in the Utility folder.
Select EPSON GT-2500 from the Select Scanner drop-down
list.
Click the Network radio button, then click the Add
button.
In the Add window, choose the Network Image Express Card's IP address under
Search for addresses, or click the Enter address radio button and type in the
address. Then click the OK button.
In the EPSON Scan Settings window, click the Test button to check the connection. If
everything works properly, you see a successful connection message in the Scanner
Status box.
Click OK to save the
settings.
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Scanning an Image
Note:
You must set the IP address for your Network Image Express Card before you can scan
using it. See Starting EPSON Scan Settings for instructions.
Turn on your scanner and the client
computer.
On the client computer, double-click the EPSON Scan icon on the desktop (Windows)
or open it from the Applications folder (Mac OS X).
Select your desired mode and scanning settings, then do one of the following to start
your scan:
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Click the Scan button on the EPSON Scan window.
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Press the
Start button on the scanner
Note:
In a network environment, the
Start button on the scanner works the same way as
clicking the Scan button in the EPSON Scan window.
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Home > Maintenance
Cleaning the Scanner
To keep your scanner operating at its best, clean it periodically using the following procedure.
Turn off the scanner using its power
button.
Unplug the AC adapter cord from the
scanner.
Clean the outer case with a cloth dampened with mild detergent and
water.
If the glass surface of the document table gets dirty, clean it with a soft dry cloth. If
the glass surface 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. Do not apply cleaner
directly to the glass; apply it to the cloth and then clean the glass. Wipe off any
remaining moisture.
Make sure that no dust builds up on the surface of the document table. Dust can cause
spots in your scanned images.
If the underside of the ADF gets dirty, clean it as described in step 4. Also be sure to
clean the left side of the document table.
a. underside of ADF
b. left side of document table
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Do not press the glass surface of the document table with any force.
Be careful not to scratch or damage the glass surface of the document table,
and do not use a hard or abrasive brush to clean it. A damaged glass surface
can decrease the scan quality.
Never use alcohol, thinner, or corrosive solvent to clean the scanner. These
chemicals can damage the scanner components and 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.
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Never open the scanner case.
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Replacing the Scanner Lamp
The luminosity of the scanner lamp declines over time. If the lamp breaks or becomes too dim
to operate normally, the scanner stops working and the Ready and Error lights flash. When
this happens, the lamp assembly must be replaced. For details, contact your dealer.
Caution:
Never open the scanner case. If you think repairs or adjustments are necessary,
consult your dealer.
Home > Maintenance
Transporting the Scanner
Before transporting the scanner for a long distance or storing it for an extended period of time,
you need to lock the scanner’s carriage and transparency unit to prevent damage.
Plug in the scanner, connect it to your computer, turn on the scanner using its power
button, and wait until the lights stop flashing.
When the Ready light is green, turn off the scanner using its power
button.
On the side of the scanner, slide the transportation lock to the locked position to
secure the scanner carriage.
Attach the protective materials, then repack the scanner in its original box or a similar
box that fits the scanner snugly.
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Reading the Scanner Lights
If an error occurs, the scanner stops operating and the Ready and Error lights flash. This
indicates one of the following problems:
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The scanner is not connected to your computer properly or your software is not fully
installed. See the Start Here sheet that came with your scanner for instructions on
installing the scanner software and connecting the scanner to your computer.
The scanner transportation lock is locked. Slide the lock to the unlock position. See the
Start Here sheet that came with your scanner for instructions.
After trying these solutions, turn off the scanner using its power button, then turn it back on.
If the Ready and Error lights are still flashing:
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The scanner may be malfunctioning.
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The scanner lamp may need to be replaced.
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The ADF may be malfunctioning.
Contact your dealer or Epson. See for details.
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Scanner Problems
The Scanner Does Not Scan
The Scanner is Not Recognized by Your System
Pressing the Start Button Does Not Open the Correct Program
You Cannot Scan Multiple Images at One Time
See your Start Here sheet for instructions on setting up your scanner. If you have problems
operating the scanner, make sure:
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The scanner is turned on by pressing its power button.
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The power cord is securely plugged into an electrical outlet.
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The power outlet works. (If necessary, test it by plugging in another electrical device
and turning it on.)
If you still have problems scanning, see the other topics in this section.
The Scanner Does Not Scan
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Wait until the Ready light turns green to indicate that the scanner is ready to scan.
Your system may not work properly if you use a USB cable other than the one that
came with your scanner.
The scanner may not work properly when connected to the computer through more
than one hub. Connect the scanner directly to the computer’s USB port or through one
hub only.
The scanner may not work properly when your computer is in standby mode (Windows)
or sleep mode (Mac OS X). Restart EPSON Scan and try scanning again.
The scanner may not work properly if you upgrade your operating system but do not
reinstall EPSON Scan. See Uninstalling Your Scanning Software for instructions on
uninstalling and reinstalling it.
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In Mac OS X Classic mode, the scanner may not work properly. Use the Mac OS X
interface instead.
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The Scanner is Not Recognized by Your System
First check your connection to the scanner and computer:
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Make sure your scanner’s power cord is securely connected to the scanner and a
working electrical outlet, and the scanner’s power button is turned on.
Make sure the interface cable is securely connected to the scanner and your computer,
and that the cable is not damaged or crimped.
Your system may not work properly if you use a USB cable other than the one that
came with your scanner, so try using that cable.
The scanner may not work properly when connected to the computer through more
than one USB hub. Connect the scanner directly to the computer’s USB port or through
one hub only.
Check to see if your computer system meets the requirements for the scanner interface
you are using. See System Requirements for details.
If Windows still has problems recognizing your scanner, make sure your computer
supports USB. See Checking For Windows USB Support for instructions.
Checking For Windows USB Support
Right-click the My Computer icon and click Properties. (On Windows XP, click Start,
then right-click My Computer and click Properties.)
Do one of the
following:
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Windows XP or 2000: Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager
button.
Windows Me or 98SE: Click the Device Manager tab.
Scroll down and click Universal Serial Bus
controllers.
If a USB Universal Host Controller and USB Root Hub are listed, Windows supports
USB.
Try scanning again. If your scanner still is not recognized, contact your dealer or a
qualified servicer for assistance.
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Pressing the Start Button Does Not Open the Correct Program
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Make sure EPSON Scan is installed correctly. See the Start Here sheet for instructions.
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Make sure your Windows system is set up for scanner events as follows:
Windows XP:
Click the Events tab in your scanner's Properties window and make sure Take no
action is not selected. Also, make sure the desired button is selected in the Select an
event list box, and Start this program is selected.
For Windows Me, 98SE, and 2000 users:
Click the Events tab in your scanner’s Properties window and make sure the Disable
device events check box is clear. Also, make sure the desired button is selected in the
Scanner events list box, and the desired application in the Send to this application list
is selected.
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In Mac OS X, make sure you did not install the scanner software in Classic mode or run
it in Classic mode. Also make sure you are logged on as the user who installed the
scanner software. Other users must first start EPSON Scanner Monitor in the
Applications folder and then press the
Start button to scan.
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You Cannot Scan Multiple Images at One Time
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Position photos at least 0.8 inches (20 mm) apart from each other on the document
table.
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Make sure your scanning program can scan multiple images.
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If you are scanning with the ADF, see Loading Documents in the Automatic Document
Feeder for solutions.
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Scanning Software Problems
You Cannot Start EPSON Scan
The Scanner Software Does Not Work Properly
Scanning Takes a Long Time
Note:
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Some EPSON Scan settings may be unavailable or grayed out based on your
scanner’s capabilities, the currently selected settings, or the currently installed
optional accessories.
If you see a message on your screen telling you that your scanner can work
faster with a USB 2.0 connection, close the message box. You can still use your
scanner with your USB 1.1 port; this message just informs you that a faster
connection is available.
You Cannot Start EPSON Scan
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Make sure the scanner power button is turned on.
Turn off your computer and scanner, then check the USB cable connection between
them to make sure it is secure.
The scanner may not work properly when your computer is in standby mode (Windows)
or sleep mode (Mac OS X). Restart EPSON Scan and try scanning again.
The scanner may not work properly if you upgrade your operating system but do not
reinstall EPSON Scan. See Uninstalling Your Scanning Software for instructions on
uninstalling and reinstalling it.
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Make sure that EPSON Scan is selected in your scanning program.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Starting a Scan With Another Scanning Program.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Starting a Scan With Another
Scanning Program for instructions.
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In the Windows Device Manager, make sure your scanner’s name appears under
Imaging devices without a question (?) or an exclamation (!) mark. If the scanner
appears with one of these marks or as an Unknown device, uninstall EPSON Scan as
described in Uninstalling EPSON Scan. Then reinstall it by following the instructions in
your Start Here sheet.
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The Scanner Software Does Not Work Properly
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Make sure your computer has enough memory and meets the other system
requirements for the software you are using. See your software and computer
documentation for details.
With Windows, check whether your scanner appears more than once in the Scanners
and Cameras utility. Do one of the following:
Windows XP and Me:
Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control Panel. Delete your scanner's
icon and reinstall EPSON Scan by following the instructions in your Start Here sheet.
Windows 98SE and 2000:
Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control Panel. Delete your scanner
from the list of installed devices and reinstall EPSON Scan following the instructions in
your Start Here sheet.
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The scanner may not work properly when your computer is in standby mode (Windows)
or sleep mode (Mac OS X). Restart EPSON Scan and try scanning again.
The scanner may not work properly if you upgrade your operating system but do not
reinstall EPSON Scan. See Uninstalling Your Scanning Software for instructions on
uninstalling and reinstalling it.
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Scanning Takes a Long Time
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Computers with USB 2.0 (high speed) ports can scan faster than those with USB 1.1
ports. If you are using a USB 2.0 port with your scanner, make sure it meets the
system requirements. See System Requirements for details.
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Try scanning your original at a lower Resolution setting to speed up scanning.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Selecting the Scan Resolution.
If you are scanning from the document table, Selecting the Scan Resolution for
instructions.
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Scan Quality Problems
The Edges of Your Document Are Not Scanned
You See Only a Few Dots in Your Scanned Image
A Line of Dots Always Appears in Your Scanned Images
Straight Lines in Your Image Come Out Crooked
Your Image is Distorted or Blurred
Colors Are Patchy or Distorted at the Edges of Your Image
Your Scanned Image is Too Dark
An Image on the Back of Your Original Appears in Your Scanned Image
Ripple Patterns Appear in Your Scanned Image
Characters Are Not Recognized Well When Converted into Editable Text (OCR)
Scanned Colors Differ from the Original Colors
The Edges of Your Document Are Not Scanned
Move the document about 0.1 inch (2 mm) away from the edges of the document table to
avoid cropping.
a. Unreadable area of 0.1 inch (2 mm)
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You See Only a Few Dots in Your Scanned Image
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Make sure the document is placed on the scanner’s document table with the side to be
scanned facing down. See Placing Originals on the Document Table for details.
When scanning with the Black&White setting in Home or Professional Mode, change
the Threshold setting. See Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
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A Line of Dots Always Appears in Your Scanned Images
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The document table may be dusty or scratched. Clean the document table as described
in Cleaning the Scanner.
Note:
Do not press down on the document table with any force.
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You may need to clean the underside of the ADF as described in Cleaning the Scanner.
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If you still have the problem, contact your dealer.
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Straight Lines in Your Image Come Out Crooked
Make sure the document lies perfectly straight on the document table. Align the vertical and
horizontal lines with the scales at the top and side of the document table.
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Your Image is Distorted or Blurred
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Make sure the document lies flat on the document table. Also make sure your
document is not wrinkled or warped.
Caution:
Do not place heavy objects on the document table.
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Make sure you do not move the document or scanner while scanning.
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Make sure the scanner is placed on a flat, stable surface.
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Select Unsharp Mask Filter in EPSON Scan’s Office or Professional Mode window.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
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Adjust the Auto Exposure setting in EPSON Scan’s Office or Professional Mode
window.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
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Try selecting the following settings in the Configuration window: Color Control,
Continuous auto exposure , and Recommended Value on the Color tab. See
EPSON Scan Help for details.
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Increase the Resolution setting.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Selecting the Scan Resolution for instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Selecting the Scan Resolution for
instructions.
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Colors Are Patchy or Distorted at the Edges of Your Image
If your document is very thick or warped at the edges, cover the edges with paper to block
external light as you scan.
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Your Scanned Image is Too Dark
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Change the Display Gamma setting to match your output device, such as a monitor or
printer, in the EPSON Scan Configuration window. See EPSON Scan Help for details.
Adjust the Auto Exposure setting in EPSON Scan’s Office or Professional Mode
window.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
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Try selecting the following settings in the Configuration window: Color Control,
Continuous auto exposure , and Recommended Value on the Color tab. See
EPSON Scan Help for details.
Check the Brightness setting in EPSON Scan.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
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Adjust the brightness using the Histogram in EPSON Scan’s Professional Mode. See
EPSON Scan Help for details.
Check the brightness and contrast settings of your computer monitor.
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An Image on the Back of Your Original Appears in Your Scanned
Image
If your original is printed on thin paper, images on the back may be visible to the scanner and
appear in your scanned image. Try scanning the original with a piece of black paper placed on
the back of it. Also make sure the Document Type and Image Type settings are correct for
your original.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Selecting Basic Settings for details.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Selecting Basic Settings for details.
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Ripple Patterns Appear in Your Scanned Image
A ripple pattern (called moiré) may appear in a scanned image of a printed document. It is
caused by interference from the differing pitches in the scanner’s screen and the halftone
screen in your original.
Original image with
ripple pattern
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Descreening Filter applied
Select the Descreening Filter check box in EPSON Scan.
In Office or Professional Mode, also deselect the Unsharp Mask Filter setting.
In Professional Mode, set the Screen Ruling of the Descreening Filter setting to an
appropriate setting for your document.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
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Select a lower Resolution setting.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Selecting the Scan Resolution for instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Selecting the Scan Resolution for
instructions.
Note:
You cannot remove moiré patterns when you are scanning monochrome images or
scanning using a resolution higher than 601 dpi.
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Characters Are Not Recognized Well When Converted into
Editable Text (OCR)
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Make sure the document lies perfectly straight on the document table. Align the vertical
and horizontal lines with the scales at the top and side of the document table.
In Office or Home Mode, select Black&White as the Image Type setting. Then try
adjusting the Threshold setting.
In Professional Mode, select None for the B&W Option setting. Then try adjusting the
Threshold setting.
See Converting Scanned Documents into Editable Text for instructions.
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Check your OCR software manual to see if there are any settings you can adjust in your
OCR software.
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Scanned Colors Differ from the Original Colors
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Change the Image Type setting in EPSON Scan. Select different combinations of this
setting and the others mentioned below.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Selecting Basic Settings for instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Selecting Basic Settings for
instructions.
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Change the Display Gamma setting to match your output device, such as a monitor or
printer, in the EPSON Scan Configuration window. See EPSON Scan Help for details.
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Adjust the Auto Exposure setting in EPSON Scan’s Office or Professional Mode. Also
try selecting a different Tone Correction setting.
If you are scanning with the ADF, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image Settings for
instructions.
If you are scanning from the document table, see Adjusting the Color and Other Image
Settings for instructions.
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Try selecting the following settings in the Configuration window: Color Control,
Continuous auto exposure, and Recommended Value on the Color tab. Also try
turning off the Fast Preview setting. See EPSON Scan Help for details.
Check the color matching and color management capabilities of your computer, display
adapter, and software. Some computers can change the palette of colors on your
screen. See your software and hardware manuals for details.
Use the color management system for your computer: ICM for Windows or ColorSync®
for Mac OS X. With Windows, add a color profile that matches your monitor to improve
on-screen color matching. (Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software
and monitor documentation for information on color matching and calibration.)
Printed colors can never exactly match the colors on your monitor because printers and
monitors use different color systems: monitors use RGB (red, green, and blue) and
printers typically use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black).
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Automatic Document Feeder Problems
You Cannot Scan Using the Automatic Document Feeder
Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder
You Cannot Scan Using the Automatic Document Feeder
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Make sure you have selected either Office or Professional Mode in EPSON Scan. See
Changing the Scan Mode for instructions.
Make sure ADF - Single-sided, ADF - Double-sided, or Auto Detect is selected as
Document Source in EPSON Scan. See Selecting EPSON Scan Office Mode Settings for
instructions.
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If the ADF is open, close it and try scanning again.
If you are scanning from Adobe Acrobat 7 on a Macintosh system, you may not be able
to use the ADF to scan multiple pages. Use the document table to scan your pages
individually, or scan multiple pages using EPSON Scan as described on Scanning to a
PDF File.
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Paper Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder
If paper jams inside the ADF, open the ADF and remove any paper from the document table.
Then look to see if paper is extending from either end of the feeder.
If paper is still jammed, follow these steps:
Turn off the scanner using its power
button.
If the ADF is open, close
it.
Open the top cover of the
ADF.
Flip open the paper guide and remove the jammed
paper.
Do not pull the paper too hard or it may tear, making it more difficult to remove. If you
cannot remove the paper easily, go to step 5.
If more of the paper extends up out of the feeder, rotate the ejecting roller as shown
below to release the paper, then gently remove it.
If more of the paper extends into the output tray, gently pull the paper out in the
direction shown. If necessary, rotate the ejecting roller as shown below to release the
paper.
After you have removed the paper, close the top cover of the
ADF.
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Network Image Express Card Problems
You Cannot Scan Using the Network Image Express Card
You Cannot Scan Using the Network Image Express Card
Make sure you have set the IP address for your Network Image Express Card. See the
documentation that came with your card.
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Uninstalling Your Scanning Software
Uninstalling EPSON Scan
You may need to uninstall and then reinstall your scanner software to solve certain problems
or if you upgrade your operating system.
Uninstalling EPSON Scan
Follow the instructions in the section for your operating system to uninstall EPSON Scan.
Windows
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The illustrations in this section show Windows XP screens. They may be different
from the screens for your operating system.
To uninstall programs in Windows XP or 2000, you need to log on as a user with
a Computer Administrator account (Windows XP) or as a user who belongs to
the Administrators group (Windows 2000).
Turn off the scanner using its power
button.
Disconnect the scanner’s USB cable from your
computer.
Open the Windows Control Panel and double-click the Add or Remove Programs
icon (Windows XP) or the Add/Remove Programs icon (Windows Me, 98SE, or
2000).
Click EPSON Scan in the list of currently installed programs and click Change/
Remove (Windows XP or 2000) or Add/Remove (Windows Me or 98SE).
When the confirmation window appears, click
Yes.
Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall EPSON
Scan.
In some cases, a message may appear to prompt you to restart the computer. If so,
make sure Yes, I want to restart my computer now is selected and click Finish.
Mac OS X
Insert the scanner software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM or DVD
drive.
Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon on your
desktop.
Open the COMMON\EPSON Scan
folder.
Double-click the EPSON Scan Installer
icon.
Note:
If the Authorization window opens, click the key icon, enter the administrator's
name and password, click OK, and click Continue.
When you see the license agreement, click Accept. The Installer window
appears.
Select Uninstall from the pull-down menu at the top and click the Uninstall
button.
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Epson Technical Support
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website for solutions to common problems for the GT-2500 and GT2500 Plus. You can download drivers and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting
advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call for support, please have the following information ready:
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Product name (Epson GT-2500 or GT-2500 Plus)
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Product serial number (located on the back of the scanner)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
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Computer configuration
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Description of the problem
Then call:
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U.S.: (562) 276-4382, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday
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Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase Genuine Epson ink, paper, and accessories from an Epson authorized
reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766). Or you can
purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Other Software Technical Support
Epson Scan
See Epson Technical Support.
Captiva ISIS driver
www.captivasoftware.com, ptsupport@captivasoftware.com
Adobe Acrobat (GT-2500 Plus only)
(800) 833-6687 (6 am to 8 pm, Pacific Time, seven days a week), www.adobe.com/support
ScanSoft PaperPort (GT-2500 Plus only)
(407) 241-1823 (9 am to 8 pm, Eastern Time), www.scansoft.com
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System Requirements
Windows System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements
Make sure your system meets the requirements in these sections before using it with your
scanner.
Windows System Requirements
Check your Windows system to see which type of interface you are using. Then see the
appropriate section for your system below.
USB 2.0 Ports
System
Microsoft® Windows XP Home Edition or Professional, XP
Professional x64 Edition, or 2000 Professional
(Operating systems upgraded from Windows Me, 98SE, or 95 are
not supported by the software.)
USB 2.0 Host Driver by Microsoft must be used.
Interface
USB port (Type A) built into the main board
Display
SVGA or higher resolution monitor
800 × 600, 16-bit (High Color) screen resolution or higher
(Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of
your computer system, including the video card, display monitor,
and software. See your system documentation for details.)
Note:
USB 2.0 is backward-compatible with USB 1.1.
USB 1.1 Ports
System
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Professional, Me, 98SE, or
2000 Professional
(Operating systems upgraded from Windows 95 are not supported
by the software.)
The USB interface must be used in full speed mode.
Interface
USB port (Type A) built into the main board
Display
SVGA or higher resolution monitor
800 × 600, 16-bit (High Color) screen resolution or higher
(Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of
your computer system, including the video card, display monitor,
and software. See your system documentation for details.)
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Macintosh System Requirements
Check your Macintosh system to see which type of interface you are using. Then see the
appropriate section for your system below.
USB 2.0 Ports
System
Mac OS X 10.2.7 or later
Fast User Switching on Mac OS X 10.3 is not supported.
Interface
Macintosh USB
Display
Color monitor with 800 × 600 screen resolution or higher, and
32,000 or more colors
(Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of
your computer system, including the video card, display monitor,
and software. See your system documentation for details.)
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USB 2.0 is backward-compatible with USB 1.1.
EPSON Scan does not support the UNIX File System (UFS) for Mac OS X. You
must install EPSON Scan on a disk or in a partition that does not use UFS.
USB 1.1 Ports
System
Mac OS X 10.2.x or later
Fast User Switching on Mac OS X 10.3 is not supported.
Interface
Macintosh USB
Display
Color monitor with 800 × 600 screen resolution or higher, and
32,000 or more colors
(Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of
your computer system, including the video card, display monitor,
and software. See your system documentation for details.)
Note:
EPSON Scan does not support the UNIX File System (UFS) for Mac OS X. You must
install EPSON Scan on a disk or in a partition that does not use UFS.
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Scanner Specifications
General
Mechanical
Electrical
Environmental
Interfaces
Standards and Approvals
Note:
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
General
Scanner type
Flatbed color
Photoelectric device
Color CCD line sensor
Effective pixels
10,200 × 14,040 pixels
Document size
Flatbed: 8.5 × 11.7 inches (216 × 297 mm) US letter
size or A4 ADF: 8.5 × 14 inches (216 × 356 mm) US
legal size
ADF paper input
Face-up loading
ADF paper output
Face-down ejection
ADF paper capacity
50 sheets of 75 g/m2 paper
Maximum total thickness under 0.2 inches (5 mm)
Paper types
Bond paper, fine-quality paper, check paper, and
recycled paper
Scanning resolution
1200 dpi (main scan)
1200 dpi with Micro Step (sub scan)
Output resolution (flatbed)
50 to 4800 dpi (in 1 dpi increments), 7200 dpi, and
9600 dpi
Scanning speed
300 dpi B/W: 0.4 msec per line
300 dpi Color: 1.2 msec per line
Image data
16 bits per pixel per color internal
16 bits per pixel per color external (maximum)
Interfaces
One USB port
One optional network card slot
Light source
White cold cathode fluorescent lamp
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Mechanical
Dimensions
Width: 18.4 inches (468 mm)
Depth: 15.6 inches (395 mm)
Height: 7.9 inches (200 mm)
Weight
Approximately 22 lb (10 kg)
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Electrical
Note:
Check the label on the AC adapter or on the back of the scanner for voltage
information.
Scanner
Input voltage
DC 24 to 26.4 V
Rated voltage
DC 24 V
Rated current
1.4 A
Power consumption
43 W operating
15 W stand-by mode
5 W sleep mode
AC Adapter
100-120 V model
A371B
220-240 V model
A311E
Rated input voltage
AC 100 to 120 V
AC 220 to 240 V
Rated input current
0.8 A
0.4 A
Rated frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Rated output voltage
DC 24 V
Rated output current
1.4 A
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Environmental
Temperature
Humidity
Operating
5 to 35 ˚C (41 to 95 ˚F)
(when scanning with ADF: 10 to 32 ˚C (50 to
90 ˚F)
Storage
-25 to 60 ˚C (-13 to 140 ˚F)
Operating
10 to 80%, without condensation
(when scanning with ADF: 20 to 80%)
Storage
10 to 85%, without condensation
Ordinary office or home conditions.
Avoid operating the scanner in direct sunlight,
near a strong light source, or in extremely
dusty conditions.
Operating conditions
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Interfaces
USB Interface
Interface type
Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
Electrical standard
Full Speed mode (12 Mbits per second) and Hi-Speed mode
(480 Mbits per second) of Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 2.0.
Connector type
One Type B port
Network Card Interface
Connector type
50 pin
Output voltage
DC 24.0 to 26.4 V DC 4.75 to 5.25 V
Supported option
Network Image Express Card
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Standards and Approvals
Scanner
U.S. model:
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B
European model:
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
Australian model:
EMC
AC Adapter
U.S. model:
AS/NZS CISPR22 Class B
Safety
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR22 Class B
European model:
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 60950-1
EMC
EN55022 Class B
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
EN55024
Australian model:
Safety
AS/NZS 60950.1
EMC
AS/NZS CISPR22 Class B
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