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  • Page 1 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The 3 Buttons Feature ........1-2 EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner ..... . . 1-3 About applications in the EPSON SMART PANEL window1-4 Assigning an application to the Start button .
  • Page 4 Potential Text Recognition Problems ....2-29 Chapter 3 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features Overview ..........3-2 Previewing Images .
  • Page 5 35 mm strip film ........5-5 35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print)5-6 120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film .
  • Page 6 Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 ... . . 6-19 Uninstalling EPSON TWAIN ......6-19 During Windows 2000 installation .
  • Page 7 File compression software......6-29 Appendix A Technical Specifications System Requirements ........A-2 For PCs .
  • Page 9: Features

    CD-ROM, you can scan images in color, grayscale, or black and white, and save them as files or print them out. Other software such as EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner support the 3 Buttons ( ] Start/ t Copy/ s Scan) feature to make scanning much easier.
  • Page 10: About This Guide

    Refer to this chapter when modifying scanning settings. ❏ Chapter 4 covers how to calibrate your monitor to match your EPSON scanner. If you notice that colors on your screen or in your printout do not match the original image, see this chapter.
  • Page 11 The 3 Buttons Feature ........1-2 EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner ..... . . 1-3 About applications in the EPSON SMART PANEL window1-4 Assigning an application to the Start button .
  • Page 12: The 3 Buttons Feature

    Start button Pressing the ] Start button on the scanner starts EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner as default. You can assign a desired application to the ] Start button in the EPSON SMART PANEL window;...
  • Page 13: Epson Smart Panel For Scanner

    EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner allows you to scan and send data directly to an assigned application with a single press of one of the three buttons ( ] Start/ t Copy/ s Scan) on the scanner.
  • Page 14: About Applications In The Epson Smart Panel Window1-4

    About applications in the EPSON SMART PANEL window The EPSON SMART PANEL window contains the following applications: ❏ “Copy” on page 1-6 ❏ “Scan to E-mail” on page 1-7 ❏ “Scan to OCR” on page 1-8 ❏ “Photo Print” on page 1-9 ❏...
  • Page 15 In addition, you can assign any of the above applications to the ] Start button on the scanner. See “Assigning an application to the Start button” on page 1-12 for details. This makes scanning and then sending data to the assigned application even simpler. All you need to do is press the ] Start button.
  • Page 16 Use this application to turn your scanner into a digital copy machine. The application looks like a real copy machine, yet its functions are far more powerful and flexible than the conventional copy machines. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. Note: This application has been assigned to the t Copy button on the scanner.
  • Page 17 Use this application to scan and save the result or send e-mails with your scanned image. When the following Photo Scan Assistant dialog box appears, you can change the settings. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. Using the Buttons...
  • Page 18 When the following Document Scan Assistant dialog box appears, you can change the settings. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. Using the Buttons...
  • Page 19 You can also create collages or print several versions of the same image easily. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. Using the Buttons...
  • Page 20 Scan to Application Use this application to scan and send images to an application. When the following Photo Scan Assistant dialog box appears, you can change the settings. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. 1-10...
  • Page 21 When the following Photo Scan Assistant dialog box appears, you can change the settings. For details, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. Note: This application is assigned to the s Scan button on the scanner. For details, see “Using the Scan Button to Scan”...
  • Page 22: Assigning An Application To The Start Button

    To assign an application in the EPSON SMART PANEL window to the ] Start button on the scanner, follow the steps below. 1. Click the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner icon on the task bar to start EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner.
  • Page 23: Using The Copy Button To Copy

    ❏ To cancel the operation or change the setting, click the y Cancel button on the Copy Utility window, and then change the setting. ❏ For details about the settings, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. 1-13...
  • Page 24: Using The Scan Button To Scan

    PhotoDeluxe. 1. Press the s Scan button on the scanner. The following window appears. EPSON TWAIN automatically previews the images and recognizes the image type. Note: To cancel the operation, click Cancel and then click Close.
  • Page 25 Images are automatically optimized. You can scan easily and quickly without changing any complex settings. EPSON TWAIN automatically recognizes the image type, locates the target image, detects the skew of the target image, adjusts the exposure, and then starts scanning.
  • Page 26 Note: When you install the optional Film Adapter, the following window appears first. Follow the instructions displayed in the window. 1-16 Using the Buttons...
  • Page 27: Assigning Another Application To The Buttons On Windows

    Scanners and Cameras Properties dialog box similar to the one shown below. Note for Macintosh users: On your Macintosh computer, you cannot assign any application other than EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner to the buttons on the scanner. 1-17 Using the Buttons...
  • Page 28 Assigning an application to the buttons Make sure the application supports “Scanner events” and then follow the steps below. 1. Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control Panel. 2. In the Scanners and Cameras Properties dialog box, select your scanner from the installed scanners and cameras list. Click Properties, and then select the Events tab.
  • Page 29 Disabling the buttons If you need to disable “Scanner events,” select the Disable device events check box in the EPSON Perfection 1240 Properties dialog box. When this check box is clear, Windows 98 or 2000 can detect if the ] Start, t Copy or s Scan button on the scanner is pressed and then launch the application you selected in the Send to this application list.
  • Page 30 1-20 Using the Buttons...
  • Page 31 Chapter 2 Scanning Basics Selecting a Mode ........2-2 Full Auto mode .
  • Page 32: Selecting A Mode

    Selecting a Mode EPSON TWAIN offers two modes for scanning: Full Auto mode and Manual mode. Full Auto mode In the Full Auto mode, an image is automatically optimized. If you want to scan quickly and easily without changing any complex settings, select the Full Auto mode.
  • Page 33: Manual Mode

    Manual mode In the Manual mode, there are many more options available to give you greater control over your scanning. If you want to sharpen, correct, enhance or preview your images before scanning them, select the Manual mode. If you do not need all the options that the Manual mode provides, click the Full Auto Mode button to open the Full Auto mode window.
  • Page 34: Scanning From The Full Auto Mode

    Scanning from the Full Auto Mode 1. Start the TWAIN-compliant application and open EPSON TWAIN. The following window appears. EPSON TWAIN automatically previews the image and recognizes the image type. See “Document Type Recognition setting” on page 2-6. If you want to make more settings, click Cancel and then click the Manual Mode button to open the Manual mode window.
  • Page 35 Note: When you install the optional Film Adapter, the following window appears first. If you want to scan from the document table on the scanner using the Full Auto Mode, remove the Film Adapter, replace and close the document cover and then click Scan. If you want to scan from the Film Adapter, click the Manual Mode button.
  • Page 36 2. After EPSON TWAIN has previewed and recognized the image type, the following window appears. EPSON TWAIN automatically sets the “Image Location setting” on page 2-7 and “Exposure setting” on page 2-8, and then starts scanning. If you scan multiple photos, the number of scanned image will be indicated.
  • Page 37 Black & White Photo: 8-bit gray scanning Illustration: 24-bit color scanning with color smoothing Text/Line Art: Black and white scanning Color Document: 24-bit color scanning with de-screening to remove moiré patterns Black & White 8-bit gray scanning with de-screening Document: Note: A moiré...
  • Page 38: Scanning From The Manual Mode

    Detect Skew Angle: The scanner automatically detects the skew of the target image. If the document type is photo, Detect Skew Angle applies to each photo. If the document type is Text/Line Art, it covers the whole area of the image. Exposure setting The scanner automatically optimizes the exposure of an image defined by Auto Locate.
  • Page 39 The Manual mode allows you to make detailed settings. You can set parameters for a setting or select special functions provided with EPSON TWAIN to attain the highest quality scanned images. Note: ❏ Online help also provides you with information on settings. Click Help to access the online help.
  • Page 40: Optimizing Image Scanning

    Optimizing Image Scanning EPSON TWAIN can automatically adjust and optimize the exposures and colors of scanned images during scanning. You can also make adjustments manually with the image quality adjustment tools in the Manual mode window. This section provides general information on optimizing images with these tools.
  • Page 41: Manually Optimizing Images

    6. Manually adjust the tone curve for individual colors in the Tone Correction dialog box. See “Using the Tone Curve” on page 2-23. To make the following adjustments in EPSON TWAIN, you need to display a preview image in the Preview window. See the following section for details.
  • Page 42: Displaying A Preview Image

    A preview image of the document appears on your screen. When the Automatic Preview check box in the Configuration dialog box is selected, a preview image is automatically displayed after EPSON TWAIN is started. Note: Make sure the Fast Preview check box is cleared in the Configuration dialog box to ensure a high-quality preview.
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Highlight Setting

    Adjusting the Highlight Setting Highlights are the brightest areas of an image. 1. In the Image Controls dialog box, click the eyedropper button under Highlight. The mouse pointer changes to an eyedropper, with movement restricted to within the Preview window. 2.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Shadow Setting

    3. To change the highlight level (brightness) of the point you selected, move the Highlight slider left or right, or enter a value in the text box. You can enter a value between 61 and 490 for the highlight. Note: See “Image Controls”...
  • Page 45 2. Move the eyedropper to the location you want to select as the shadow point, and then click. The brightness of the pixel at the point you click is set as the shadow level, and the other parts of the image are adjusted accordingly.
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Gamma Setting

    Adjusting the Gamma Setting Gamma is the difference in contrast between the light tones and dark tones of an image. Any change you make in the gamma level only affects the mid-tones of the image. To change the gamma level of the image, move the Gamma slider left or right, or enter a value in the text box.
  • Page 47: Applying A Preset Tone Curve

    Applying a Preset Tone Curve You can finely adjust the contrast within an image by applying one of the preset tone curves. This allows more control over the image when used in conjunction with the Auto Exposure settings in the Manual mode window. The Tone Curve Name list in the Tone Correction dialog box provides the six most common tone correction curves, described below.
  • Page 48 Lighten Adjusts darker images (like underexposed film) to make them slightly brighter. Darken 2-18 Scanning Basics...
  • Page 49 Adjusts brighter images (like overexposed film) to make them slightly darker. Flat Contrast Flattens high contrast images to make them look more natural. 2-19 Scanning Basics...
  • Page 50 High Contrast Increases the contrast of dull images. Open Shadow 2-20 Scanning Basics...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Gray Balance Intensity Setting

    Improves details in the dark areas of images. Note: See “Using the Tone Curve” on page 2-23 and “Tone Correction” on page 3-22 for more information on tone correction. Adjusting the Gray Balance Intensity Setting Gray balance makes it possible to remove a cast (tint) from a specific color.
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Saturation Setting

    You can enter a value between 0 and 100. Changing the value causes the color in the right hand box to change accordingly. The changes are also reflected in the image in the Preview window. Note: See “Color Adjustment” on page 3-25 for more information on adjusting the gray balance intensity level.
  • Page 53: Using The Tone Curve

    Using the Tone Curve The tone curve provides you with a versatile means for adjusting the intensity of the colors of the image being scanned. You can adjust the shadow, mid-tone, and highlight values, which helps to ensure well-balanced coloring of the image. Note: ❏...
  • Page 54 Tone Correction dialog box Tone Curve Name list Use this list box to select a preset tone curve. There are six preset tone curves available as shown below, and you can add your own curves to the list using the procedure in the next section, “Saving your own tone curve”...
  • Page 55 Curve Highlight Midtone Shadow Description Name Tone Tone Open Lightens dark Shadow shadows When you select a curve from the Tone Curve Name list, the settings in the Tone Correction dialog box change accordingly. Channels Click an option button under channels to select the color whose tone curve you want to adjust.
  • Page 56: Saving Your Own Tone Curve

    ❏ When a value’s check box is clear, its point on the tone curve editor automatically shifts to smooth out the tone curve when one of the other points is moved. ❏ When a value’s check box is selected, it means that its point is fixed and it will not shift when other points are moved.
  • Page 57: Closing The Tone Correction Dialog Box

    Closing the Tone Correction dialog box You can close the Tone Correction dialog box by clicking either OK or Cancel. ❏ Clicking OK applies the current Tone Correction dialog box settings and closes the dialog box. Clicking the close button in the upper right corner of the dialog box has the same affect as clicking OK.
  • Page 58 2. In the Image Type dialog box, select None for B/W Option, and then click OK. 3. In the Manual mode window, click the Full Preview button. Then click the Image Controls button to display the Image Controls dialog box. Image Controls button Image Controls dialog box 4.
  • Page 59: If You Still Have Problems

    If you still have problems... 1. In the Manual mode window, increase the Resolution value to 400. Remember that scanning at higher resolution takes longer and may not increase the recognition rate much. 2. If you still have problems, try using the enhancement tools in your OCR software to make adjustments.
  • Page 60 2-30 Scanning Basics...
  • Page 61 Chapter 3 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features Overview ..........3-2 Previewing Images .
  • Page 62: Overview

    Overview When you start EPSON TWAIN through a TWAIN-compliant application, one of the following windows appears on the screen: Note for Macintosh users: Most illustrations shown in this section are for Windows, so they may vary in appearance from what actually appears on your screen. The instructions should be the same, except as noted.
  • Page 63: Previewing Images

    Manual mode The following sections describe the features of EPSON TWAIN. Note: Some settings may appear dimmed depending on your choice of settings and the features supported by your scanner. Previewing Images Before you scan and save an image, you can preview it in the Preview window located on the right side of the Manual mode window.
  • Page 64 ❏ When the mouse pointer is placed in the Preview window, it changes to a cross-hairs. Drag the cross-hairs over any area of the image, and a frame appears. The point where you first clicked is anchored, but the rest of the frame is sizable and movable. Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 65 Modifying the preview image You can see the effects of the following settings in the preview image. ❏ Unsharp Mask in the Manual mode window ❏ Pixel Depth, Dropout, and Halftone in the Image Type dialog Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 66: Document Source

    They are the optional TPU for Neg. Film and TPU for Pos. Film (for the Film Adaptor which is optional with the Perfection 1240U but included with the Perfection 1240U Photo). Note: Uninstalled options are not displayed.
  • Page 67: Image Types

    Image Type list The Image Type list provides the following predefined settings. EPSON recommends you use the predefined settings first, then later improve the quality of the scanned image manually by making the detailed settings described in the following pages, if necessary.
  • Page 68 This setting is useful when scanning black and white photo. Black & White Document: 8-bit gray, best quality with de-screening to remove moiré patterns This setting is useful when scanning magazines or catalog in monochrome. Illustration: 24-bit color, best quality with color smoothing Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 69: Image Type Button

    Black and white, hard halftone, draft quality, Auto Area Segmentation Image Type button The Image Type button allows you to customize the Image Type settings. If you want to make many detailed settings manually, use this feature. Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 70 Pixel Depth: Select scanning colors from: 42-bit Color 24-bit Color 14-bit Gray 8-bit Gray Black & White Scanning Mode: Select either Best or Draft scanning quality. Select Best when quality is more important than speed. 3-10 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 71 Select a color to subtract from a black and white scan of a colored original. Proper use of dropout can improve the quality of your black and white scans. Available dropout options are: None, Red, Green, and Blue. 3-11 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 72 ❏ B/W Option is available only when Pixel Depth is set to Black & White. ❏ When you need neither TET nor AAS, select None. Halftone: Select a halftone or dither setting to reproduce images using special dot patterns: 3-12 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 73: Destination

    To cancel the settings, click Cancel. To access the online help, click Help. Destination Select the destination, or output device, where the scanned image is to be printed or displayed using the Destination list or button. 3-13 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 74: Destination List

    Laser Printer 600 dpi 200 dpi If you are using an EPSON Stylus printer and are printing scanned images with the Economy, Normal, or Fine Print Quality settings in your printer software, selecting EPSON Stylus Printer (Fine) is recommended. If you are printing with the SuperFine or Photo Print Quality settings, select EPSON Stylus Printer (Photo).
  • Page 75: Destination Button

    ❏ When the Pixel Depth setting in the Image Type dialog box is set to Black & White, the Black & White setting takes effect and the Gray/Color setting becomes irrelevant. For other Pixel Depth settings, the Gray/Color setting takes effect and the Black & White setting becomes irrelevant. 3-15 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 76: Unsharp Mask

    Note: If Pixel Depth is set to Black & White or Color smoothing is set to On in the Image Type dialog box, this check box appears dimmed and cannot be selected. 3-16 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 77: Source And Target Image Sizes

    Preview window by creating a marquee, or frame. Do this by dragging the mouse over the desired area. See “Previewing Images” on page 3-3 for more information on marquees. 3-17 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 78 Resolution: The resolution for the current scanning operation can be changed by selecting a resolution or typing in the value. This setting overrides the resolution setting you make in the Destination dialog box. 3-18 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 79: Image Controls

    Scale indicator: The percentage of enlargement or reduction is shown in the Scale indicator field. You can type a new value directly into this field, or use the Scale slider to determine the value. Image Controls 3-19 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 80 ❏ If Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and Halftone is set to None in the Image Type dialog box, all the settings except Threshold appear dimmed and cannot be selected. ❏ You can see the effects of the Image Controls settings in the Preview window. 3-20 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 81 Click Cancel to restore the original image. Shadow: The Shadow control allows you to adjust the darkness level of the darkest parts of an image. You can select from 0 to 60 by moving the slider. 3-21 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 82: Tone Correction

    Halftone is set to None in the Image Type dialog box. The scanner scans gray shades as either black or white using this setting. You can select from 0 (lightest) to 255 (darkest) by moving the slider. Tone Correction 3-22 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 83 The tone value represents the contrast in the tonal relationship between an original image and its reproduction on a monitor or printer. Tone Curve Name list: Select a tone correction setting from this list. The custom settings you have saved appear in this list. 3-23 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 84 Delete. To accept the defining Tone Correction or close the dialog box, click OK. To cancel the operation, click Cancel. To access the online help, click Help. 3-24 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 85: Color Adjustment

    Gray, or Black & White. ❏ You can see the effects of the Color Adjustment settings in the Preview window. Gray Balance Intensity: Gray Balance Intensity removes unwanted color casts and tints by balancing color saturation. 3-25 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 86: Auto Exposure

    Pixel Depth is set to Black & White and Auto Area Segmentation is not selected in the Image Type dialog box. ❏ The Auto Exposure feature is automatically activated when scanning from the Full Auto mode. 3-26 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 87: Reset Button

    Click the Auto Locate button on the Manual mode window to cause the scanner to automatically locate and select the target image. The image appears without white borders in the Preview window. entire preview area located image 3-27 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 88 Note: Create a marquee only on the target image. If the marquee covers other images as well, the Auto Locate feature does not work as expected. 3-28 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 89: Settings

    To apply saved settings, select a setting name from the list, then click OK. The preview image will reflect the settings you saved. To restore the previous settings, click Cancel. 3-29 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 90: Configuration

    To access the online help, click Help. Configuration Click the Configuration button on the Manual mode window to view the following dialog box. You can make settings that affect the Preview window. Windows Macintosh 3-30 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 91 Save Preview Image and Settings: Select this check box to automatically save the preview image and all the image settings when you exit EPSON TWAIN (quit scanning). The next time you restart EPSON TWAIN, the image and settings will reappear.
  • Page 92 ❏ This check box is available only when Pixel Depth is set to 42-bit Color or 24-bit Color in the Image Type dialog box. ❏ See “Using ColorSync (For Macintosh Users)” on page 4-7 for more details. 3-32 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 93: Scan Button

    Clicking the Scan button scans the image or active marquee in the Preview window. The scanned image is transferred to the application software you used to open EPSON TWAIN so that you can work with the image from within that application.
  • Page 94 3-34 Understanding EPSON TWAIN Features...
  • Page 95 Chapter 4 Calibrating Your System Overview ..........4-2 Calibrating Your Screen .
  • Page 96: Overview

    Overview When you install EPSON TWAIN, the EPSON Screen Calibration utility is automatically installed. EPSON Screen Calibration calibrates your monitor to ensure the tone and contrast on your screen match the original image. Be sure to calibrate your screen before using your scanner.
  • Page 97: For Windows 98 And 2000 Users

    For Windows 98 and 2000 users 1. Double-click the Scanners and Cameras icon in Control Panel. The Scanners and Cameras Properties dialog box appears. Click the Properties button. Calibrating Your System...
  • Page 98 2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Screen Calibration Utility icon. The Screen Calibration dialog box appears. Calibrating Your System...
  • Page 99: For Macintosh Users

    For Macintosh users 1. Click th e EPSON Screen Calibration icon in the EPSON Scanner folder to view the Screen Calibration dialog box. 2. Look at the screen and move the slider to the right or left until the two shade of the gray horizontal stripes match.
  • Page 100: Using Icm/Srgb (For Windows Users)

    If your output devices do not support sRGB, leave the check box empty. Follow the steps below: 1. Run TWAIN-compliant application and select Acquire or a similar command from the File menu to start EPSON TWAIN. 2. Click Configuration. Select ICM/sRGB in the Configuration dialog box.
  • Page 101: Using Colorsync (For Macintosh Users)

    For more information, see your Macintosh documentation. Follow the basic steps below: 1. Run TWAIN-compliant application and select Acquire or a similar command to start EPSON TWAIN. 2. Click Configuration. Select ColorSync in the Configuration dialog box. 3. Make any other settings you want.
  • Page 102 Calibrating Your System...
  • Page 103 35 mm strip film ........5-5 35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print)5-6 120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film .
  • Page 104: Using The Film Adapter

    When you first open the package, make sure that all the following items are included. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your EPSON dealer immediately. Do not throw away the package after unpacking the Film Adapter as it can be used again for storage when you are not scanning transparencies.
  • Page 105: Installing The Film Adapter

    35mm strip film 35mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print) 120/220 (6cm × 9cm film) 4 × 5 inch film Installing the Film Adapter Follow the steps below to install the Film Adapter on the scanner. 1. Make sure the scanner is turned off.
  • Page 106: Scanning Transparent Materials

    4. Connect the Film Adapter connector to the scanner’s option connector. 5. Turn on the scanner. 6. Turn on the Film Adapter. Scanning Transparent Materials By attaching the Film Adapter, you can scan transparent materials such as positive or negative film, by passing light through the material.
  • Page 107: Film Holders

    Note: If you plan to scan transparent materials from the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner application, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation for details. Film Holders Four film holders are included with this unit. To scan film, see the instructions below.
  • Page 108: Mm Strip Film (To Be Scanned From Epson Photo Print)5-6

    35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print) Insert a strip of film in the 35 mm film holder for use with EPSON Photo Print, base side facing down. Slide the strip until all of the frame you wish to scan is positioned inside the film holder opening.
  • Page 109: X 5 Inch Film

    4 x 5 inch film Insert film in the 4 × 5 inch film holder, base side facing down. Loading Slides and Film You can scan slides and film strip in the 4 × 5 inch (101.6 × 127 mm) scanning area of the Film Adapter. Note: ❏...
  • Page 110 1. Open the top of the Film Adapter, holding the base down. 2. Load the transparency to be scanned face down on the scanner’s document table in the window of the Film Adapter as shown below. Loading 35 mm strip film If you are scanning 35 mm strip film, use the 35 mm film holder to set the film.
  • Page 111 Loading 35 mm strip film (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print) If you are scanning 35 mm strip film using EPSON Photo Print, use the 35 mm film holder for use with EPSON Photo Print to set the film. Note: Place the film holder on the document table in alignment with the upper right-hand corner of the Film Adapter.
  • Page 112 Loading 120/220 (6 cm x 9 cm) film When scanning 120/220 (6 cm × 9 cm) or similar film, use the film holder as shown below. Loading 4 x 5 inch film If the film size is 4” × 5” or similar, use the film holder as shown below.
  • Page 113 If you are scanning slides or transparencies which will not fit in the film holders, place them directly on the document table. Loading slides (to be scanned from EPSON Photo Print) If you are scanning slides or transparencies using EPSON...
  • Page 114 ❏ Make sure the unit is completely closed, otherwise you cannot attain proper colored images. ❏ When previewing images on EPSON TWAIN of negatives scanned using a film holder, the color may appear odd as the frame of the film holder is perceived as white, causing your scans to appear darker.
  • Page 115: Scanning Normal (Reflective) Documents

    ❏ Leave the opening shown below uncovered, otherwise the colors in your scans will be affected. opening Scanning Normal (Reflective) Documents When you return to scanning normal reflective documents, you can simply turn off the Film Adapter, then place documents between it and the document table.
  • Page 116 ❏ When you use EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner to scan and print reflective documents, such as photos, first remove the Film Adapter and replace the document cover. 5-14 Option...
  • Page 117 Chapter 6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maintenance ..........6-3 Cleaning the scanner .
  • Page 118 Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 ... . . 6-19 Uninstalling EPSON TWAIN ......6-19 During Windows 2000 installation .
  • Page 119: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cleaning the scanner To keep your scanner operating at its best, you should clean it periodically, as described below. 1. Unplug the power cord. 2. Clean the outer case with a cloth dampened with mild detergent and water. 3. If the glass of the document table gets dirty, clean it with a soft dry cloth.
  • Page 120: Replacing The Fluorescent Lamp

    Replacing the fluorescent lamp The luminosity of the fluorescent lamp declines over time. If the lamp breaks or becomes too dim to operate normally, the scanner stops working and the indicator light rapidly flashes red . When this hap pens, the lamp assembly must be replaced. For details, contact your dealer.
  • Page 121: Removing The Cover For Thick Or Large Documents

    Removing the Cover for Thick or Large Documents For thick materials or documents that are larger than the document table, remove the document cover. 1. Open the document cover. 2. Pull the cover straight up. Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 122: Transporting The Scanner

    Note: ❏ When scanning with the cover removed, do not leave any area of the document table exposed to prevent interference from external light. ❏ When you are finished scanning, reattach the document cover in the reverse order that you removed it. Transporting the Scanner Before transporting the scanner over a long distance or storing it for an extended period, you need to lock the scanner’s carriage to...
  • Page 123: Problems And Solutions

    The online Color Guide also provides versatile tips and other information helpful for problem-solving. Note: If some settings appear dimmed in EPSON TWAIN, they cannot be selected because of the capability of your scanner or your choice of other settings.
  • Page 124: Error Indicator

    Error Indicator If an error occurs, the scanner stops and the indicator light shows of error. Color of light Pattern of light Error type “Command error” on page Flashing “Interface error” on page 6-8 Flashing “Fatal error” on page 6-8 Command error The scanner has received incorrect commands from your scanning software.
  • Page 125: Operating Problems

    The scanner does not scan. ❏ Wait until the indicator light stays on in green (ready for scanning). ❏ Try connecting the scanner directly to the computer’s USB port, or use an EPSON USB cable. Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 126: The Scanner Software Does Not Work Properly

    EPSON Scanners Driver Disk appears instead, insert the Scanner Software CD in the CD-ROM drive. Make sure to specify the correct drive letter, the EPSON folder, the folder of your preferred language, and the Win98 (for Windows 98 users) or Win2000 (for Windows 2000 users) folder as the location.
  • Page 127: Part Of The Image Is Distorted Or Blurred

    ❏ Make sure you do not accidentally move the document during scanning. ❏ Make sure the scanner is on a flat, stable surface. Part of the image is distorted or blurred. Make sure the document is uniformly flat against the document table.
  • Page 128: The Image Is Too Dark

    ❏ Adjust your software’s Gamma setting. See “Adjusting the Gamma Setting” on page 2-16. The image is too dark. ❏ Check your software’s Brightness setting. See “Adjusting the Highlight Setting” on page 2-13. ❏ Check the brightness and contrast settings of your computer display.
  • Page 129: A Line Of Dots Is Always Missing From The Scanned Image

    A line of dots is always missing from the scanned image. ❏ Print head malfunction is indicated when a line is missing on printouts only. See your printer manual. ❏ Scanner sensor malfunction is indicated when a line is missing on both screen images and printouts. Contact your dealer.
  • Page 130: Printed Colors Are Different From Those In The Original Image.6-14

    Printed colors are different from those in the original image. Exact color matching is very difficult. Check your software or contact your printer company for information on color matching and calibration. The printed image is larger or smaller than the original.
  • Page 131: Software Setup Problems

    ❏ Plug in the scanner and then turn on the computer. ❏ Unplug the scanner and turn off the computer. Then check the connection between the scanner and the computer. ❏ Make sure that EPSON TWAIN is selected in your application software. ❏ Make sure your software is installed correctly.
  • Page 132: You Can't Select Optional Equipment (Film Adapter)

    EPSON TWAIN reinstallation, insert the Scanner Software CD in the CD-ROM drive. Be sure to specify the correct drive letter, the EPSON folder, the folder of your preferred language, and the Win98 (for Windows 98 users) or Win2000 (for Windows 2000 users) folder as the location.
  • Page 133: Scanned Image

    ❏ Change the Threshold setting in the Image Control dialog box. When Text (Background Removal) is selected as the Image Type, change Text Enhancement Technology to None from the B/W Option in the Image Type dialog box. Then change the Threshold setting in the Image Controls dialog box.
  • Page 134: Poor Character Recognition During Ocr Scanning

    ❏ See “Optimizing OCR Scanning” on page 2-27 for more information. Pressing the button on the scanner does not start scanning. ❏ Make sure EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner is installing and the EPSON SMART PANEL’s Launch Application path is set correctly. ❏ For Windows users: Click the Events tab in your scanner’s Properties dialog box...
  • Page 135: Upgrading From Windows 98 To Windows 2000

    Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 If EPSON TWAIN is already installed, you need to uninstall it, upgrade the system to Windows 2000, and then re-install it, as follows: 1. Uninstall EPSON TWAIN. See “Uninstalling EPSON TWAIN” on page 6-19.
  • Page 136: During Windows 2000 Installation

    Windows 2000 installation, you need to uninstall your scanner from the Device Manager and reinstall EPSON TWAIN. Follow the instructions “Recovering from Scanner Software Installation Problems on Windows” on page 6-20 to uninstall EPSON TWAIN. Recovering from Scanner Software 6-20...
  • Page 137 (+) sign next to Imaging Device. If EPSON Perfection 1240 appears under Other devices with a question (?) mark or under Imaging Device with an exclamation (!) mark, the EPSON TWAIN file is not installed correctly. Follow the instructions below to reinstall the driver. 6-21...
  • Page 138 EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Other devices with a question (?) mark: 6-22 Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 139: For Windows 98 Users

    Note: Screen shots of Windows 98 are used here for illustration. For Windows 98 users If EPSON Perfection 1240 appears under Other devices with a ? mark Note: Make sure your scanner is plugged in and connected to your computer.
  • Page 140 1. Click ? EPSON Perfection 1240, and then click Remove and 2. Click Close to close the System Properties window. 3. Shut down your computer and unplug your scanner. Then turn on your scanner and computer. 4. The following dialog box appears. To install the driver again, follow the instructions in your Startup Guide.
  • Page 141 If your scanner is unplugged or not connected to your computer, you cannot reinstall the driver properly. 1. Click ! EPSON Perfection 1240, and then click Remove and 2. Click Close to close the System Properties window. 3. Shut down your computer and turn off your scanner. Then turn on your scanner and computer.
  • Page 142: For Windows 2000 Users

    If the following dialog appears, click d, then browse and select or type in the CD-ROM drive letter, the EPSON folder, the folder of your preferred language, and the Win98 folder as the location as shown below. Finally, click OK.
  • Page 143 EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Other devices with a question (?) mark: EPSON Perfection 1240 appearing under Imaging Device with an exclamation (!) mark: 6-27 Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 144: Sizing Up Your System

    2. Follow the instructions on the screen. 3. Shut down your computer and unplug your scanner. Then turn on your computer and plug back your scanner. 4. Install EPSON TWAIN following the instructions in your Startup Guide. Sizing up Your System...
  • Page 145: Video Cards

    Video cards A video card that is sufficient for text may not be good enough for displaying graphic images, especially in color. If all your scanned images look coarse on your monitor, you may want to upgrade your video card. You will need 24-bit color, also called true color or millions of colors, to make the highest quality image reproductions.
  • Page 146 6-30 Maintenance and Troubleshooting...
  • Page 147 Appendix A Technical Specifications System Requirements ........A-2 For PCs .
  • Page 148: System Requirements

    System Requirements Before installing the scanner software, make sure that your system meets the following requirements. For PCs ® ® ® System Microsoft Windows 98 pre installed, Windows 2000 pre installed or upgraded from Windows 98 pre installed model Interface The computer’s USB port (TYPE A receptacle) VGA or higher resolution monitor 640 ×...
  • Page 149: Scanning

    50% to 200% in 1% increments Image data 14 bits per pixel per color internal 14 bits per pixel per color external Brightness 7 levels (In EPSON TWAIN, Gamma correction controls Brightness) Line Art settings Fixed threshold Text Enhancement Technology...
  • Page 150: Electrical

    Color correction 1 type for CRT display 3 types for printer output 1 type for user-defined (Only user-defined Color correction is available in EPSON TWAIN) Interface USB (Type B Receptacle Connector) Light source White cold cathode fluorescent lamp Reliability 30,000 cycles of carriage movements (main...
  • Page 151: Ac Adapter

    AC Adapter Model A110B: Manufacturer SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Input AC 100 - 120 V, 50-60 Hz Output DC 24 V, 0.8 A Temperature 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F) 58 × 108 × 34 mm Dimensions Weight Approx. 250 g (without AC plug)
  • Page 152: Environmental

    Environmental Temperature: Operation 5 to 35° C (41 to 95° F) Storage -25 to 60° C (-13 to 140° F) Humidity: Operation 10 to 80%, without condensation Storage 10 to 85%, without condensation Operating conditions: Ordinary office or home conditions. Extreme dust should be avoided.
  • Page 153: Safety Approvals (Scanner

    Safety Approvals (Scanner) 120V model: FCC part 15 Subpart B Class B CSA C108.8 Class B 230V model: EN 55022 (CISPR Pub 22) Class B AS/NZS 3548 Class B Technical Specifications...
  • Page 154: Safety Approvals (Ac Adapter

    Safety Approvals (AC Adapter) 120V model: Safety standards UL 1950 CSA C22.2 No. 950 FCC part 15 Subpart B Class B CSA C108.8 Class B 230V model: Safety standards EN 60950 EN 55022 (CISPR Pub 22) Class B AS/NZS 3548 Class B Technical Specifications...
  • Page 155: Ce Marking (Scanner

    CE Marking (Scanner) 230 V model: EMC Directive 89/336/EEC EN 55022 Class B EN 50082-1 IEC 60801-2 IEC 60801-3 IEC 60801-4 Technical Specifications...
  • Page 156: Ce Marking (Ac Adapter

    CE Marking (AC Adapter) 230 V model: Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC EN 60950 EMC Directive 89/336/EEC EN 55022 Class B EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 EN 50082-1 IEC 60801-2 IEC 60801-3 IEC 60801-4 A-10 Technical Specifications...
  • Page 157: Usb Interface

    Configuration: Element Description Device Full Speed mode (12 Mbit/s) Class: Vendor-specific Vendor ID: 0x04B8 (Seiko Epson Corp.) Product ID: 0x010B Configuration Characteristics: Self-powered. Remote wake up feature is not supported. Maximum power consumption from VBUS: 2 mA (5 V) Interface...
  • Page 158: Initialization Methods

    Initialization Methods The scanner can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions) in the following ways: Hardware The scanner is plugged in. initialization The USB cable is unplugged from the USB port on the scanner. Software Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the scanner) initialization command.
  • Page 159: Film Adapter

    Film Adapter Electrical Specifications: Supplied Voltage: DC 21.6 to 26.4 V Rated current: 0.5 A Environmental Conditions: Temperature Operation: 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F) Storage: -25° C to 60° C (-13° F to 140° F) Humidity Operation: 10% to 80%, without condensation...
  • Page 160 A-14 Technical Specifications...
  • Page 161: Appendix B Contacting Customer Support

    Appendix B Contacting Customer Support Overview ..........B-2 Contacting Customer Support...
  • Page 162: Overview

    Overview If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following information.
  • Page 163: Glossary

    Glossary additive primary colors The colors of red, green and blue (RGB) - which give the perception of white when combined equally. These are the colors of the color system used by monitors and scanners. bi-level data Image data that is composed of 1 bit per pixel. A pixel is represented by a single bit of digital data that can be expressed as only 1 (light) or 0 (dark).
  • Page 164 Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Image scanners. A system of commands that allows you to control image scanners from your software. ESC/P Abbreviation for EPSON Standard Code for Printers. A system of commands that allows you to control printers from your software. exposure A scanner function that lightens or darkens the scanned image data.
  • Page 165 imagesetter A device that uses computer files to produce high-resolution text and graphics output on film or paper. These are usually found in service bureaus and printing companies. impact dot printer A printer that transfers ink onto the paper by striking an ink ribbon with a number of small pins.
  • Page 166 port An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices. primary colors Basic colors. See additive primary colors and subtractive primary colors. resolution Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. Can be measured in dots per inch (dpi), pixels per inch (ppi), or samples per inch (spi). scan An operation performed by the sensor and the carriage.

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