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  • Page 1 Scanner Basics...
  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON scanner. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other scanners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents A COMPLETE SCANNING SOLUTION About Your Scanner About Your Software About Your Documentation Cautions, Notes, and Tips System Requirements Windows 98 Macintosh Year 2000 Ready ENERGY STAR Compliance Important Safety Instructions SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER Unpack Your Scanner Choose a Good Place for Your Scanner Unlock the Scanner Connect the Scanner to Your Computer Power On Your System...
  • Page 4 HOW TO SCAN Preparing to Scan Selecting Your Application for Scanning Step-by-Step Scanning Instructions Place Your Original Document Scan a Photograph with PictureWorks HotShots and EPSON TWAIN Selecting Settings Using Marquees Adjusting a Marquee Tips for Getting the Best Scan Selecting Resolution Scanning Something That Doesn’t Fit Under the Document Cover...
  • Page 5 Transporting the Scanner Cleaning the Scanner PROBLEMS? NEED HELP? Identifying Scanner Parts Scanner Lamp Error Indication Problem Solving Operating Problems Setup Problems Scanner Problems Software Problems Scanning Problems Where To Get Help EPSON Technical Support Software Technical Support SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS INDEX...
  • Page 6: A Complete Scanning Solution

    Your EPSON Perfection easy-to-use features for scanning—for business, home, or school. The “plug & play” USB connection is fast and easy with no extra hardware to install. Using EPSON’s ® ColorTrue Imaging System, the scanner captures your images with amazing detail and accurate colors.
  • Page 7: About Your Software

    This guide includes instructions for setting up your scanner, scanning tips, and troubleshooting advice. It also includes instructions for viewing your electronic manual. For details on using the scanner software, see your electronic EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide. EPSON TWAIN Driver The scanning utility for producing professional quality images.
  • Page 8: Cautions, Notes, And Tips

    Cautions, Notes, and Tips Please follow these guidelines as you read your documentation: Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information about your scanner. Tips contain hints for great scanning. System Requirements The minimum system requirements for Windows and Macintosh are listed below. For optimum performance, a faster processor and more memory are recommended.
  • Page 9: Macintosh

    CD-ROM drive Mouse or pointing device VGA or higher resolution monitor with 640 480 resolution (800 600 or higher recommended) and 256 colors (65,000 colors or more recommended) Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of your computer system, including the video card, monitor, and software.
  • Page 10: Year 2000 Ready

    These extensions are automatically installed during EPSON TWAIN installation. Year 2000 Ready Your EPSON scanner is Year 2000 Ready. However, be sure the other parts of your computer system are also ready for the year 2000. NERGY As an E...
  • Page 11 Use only the type of power source indicated on the scanner’s label. Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off. Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed. Unplug the power cord if you will not be using the scanner for an extended period of time.
  • Page 12: Setting Up Your Scanner

    Unpack Your Scanner Remove the scanner from the box, then remove the packing material from your scanner. Save the packaging in case you need it later. Your EPSON Perfection 610 comes with this Scanner Basics book and the items shown below.
  • Page 13: Choose A Good Place For Your Scanner

    Choose a Good Place for Your Scanner Here are some points to consider: Place the scanner on a flat, stable surface. If the scanner is tilted, it can’t operate properly. Make sure to place the scanner where you can easily unplug the power cord, and where the USB cable can reach your computer.
  • Page 14: Unlock The Scanner

    Unlock the Scanner Before connecting the scanner to a power source, you must release the transportation lock, located on the side of the scanner. Turn the transportation lock down to the unlocked position using a coin or similar object, as shown. If you can’t turn the transportation lock easily, plug the scanner in;...
  • Page 15: Connect The Scanner To Your Computer

    USB hub. Your system may not work correctly if you use a USB cable other than the one supplied by EPSON or if you connect your scanner through more than one hub. Power On Your System Plug in your scanner before you turn on the computer.
  • Page 16: Install The Scanner Software

    Install the Scanner Software The scanner software comes on one CD-ROM for both Windows 98 and Macintosh. If You’re Running Windows 98 . . . You may be asked to insert your Windows 98 operating system CD-ROM during the scanner installation. Have your Windows CD-ROM handy, in case you need it. 1.
  • Page 17 Next 5. Click to continue with the Next driver installation. 6. After the scanner software installation is complete, the EPSON Screen Calibration utility automatically starts. You must calibrate your screen and scanner to reproduce images closely matching the originals. You don’t need to change the screen calibration again so long as you continue to use the same monitor.
  • Page 18 Finish Hardware Wizard. You will find the Scanners and Cameras icon in the Control Panel after EPSON TWAIN is installed. 9. Now you can install your creative software and view your electronic manuals as described on page 16. after calibration...
  • Page 19: If You're Using A Macintosh

    2. Insert the scanner software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon to open it. 3. Double-click the 4. The EPSON screen and software License Agreement screen appear. After reading the license agreement, click 5. When the Scanner Software Installation screen appears, click 6.
  • Page 20 If you need to recalibrate your screen at a later time, select Screen Calibration in the EPSON Scanner folder. 10. Now you can install your creative software and view your electronic manuals as described below.
  • Page 21: Install The Creative Software And Electronic Manuals

    Double-click EPSON.exe Macintosh: Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon to open it, if necessary, then double-click the 3. The EPSON screen and software License Agreement screen appear. After reading the license agreement, click The Main Menu appears on your screen.
  • Page 22 CD-ROM. For more information, see “Viewing Your Electronic Manuals” on page 19. 10. If you install Acrobat Reader on your Macintosh, you need to restart the computer. To get back to the Main Menu, double-click the icon. Installer . The BACK Electronic Documentation BACK EPSON...
  • Page 23 11. After viewing an electronic manual, close Acrobat Reader and click the Electronic Documentation window to highlight it. You can select another manual to view, click to return to the Main Menu, or click BACK installer. If any of the software you installed requires a restart and you did not restart when you installed the software, you should restart your computer now.
  • Page 24: Viewing Your Electronic Manuals

    Acrobat Reader automatically. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, it is automatically installed from the CD-ROM and then the manual you selected opens. Your scanner software CD-ROM includes the following manuals: EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide (TWAIN.pdf) PictureWorks HotShots User’s Guide (HotShots.pdf) NewSoft Presto! PageManager User’s Guide (PageManager.pdf) derbund The Print Shop PressWriter User’s Guide (PressWriter.pdf)
  • Page 25: Navigating A Manual

    Navigating a Manual When you open an electronic manual, you’ll see this toolbar: The toolbar for Acrobat Reader 3.0 looks slightly different. With Acrobat Reader, you have several ways to navigate through text: Click on hot topics, which are usually underlined or displayed in a different color. To find out if a topic is hot, move your cursor over it.
  • Page 26: How To Scan

    You have to start this application before you can access your scanner software. Once you’ve started your application, you need to select the scanner “source” you want to scan with. Your EPSON Perfection 610 scanner comes with the EPSON TWAIN driver. You need to select this driver as the source in your application.
  • Page 27: Step-By-Step Scanning Instructions

    This section contains step-by-step instructions for using the scanner drivers and creative software in Windows 98 and Macintosh. For more details on using the scanner software, see the EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide on your CD-ROM. For instructions on using the creative software, see your application’s online help or electronic manual (see “Viewing Your Electronic Manuals”...
  • Page 28: Scan A Photograph With Pictureworks Hotshots And Epson Twain

    Scan a Photograph with PictureWorks HotShots and EPSON TWAIN This example explains how to scan a photograph using the EPSON TWAIN scanner driver and PictureWorks HotShots. To scan an OCR document using the Start button and Presto! PageManager, see “Start Button Scanning” on page 31. For additional information on how to use EPSON TWAIN, see the electronic EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide.
  • Page 29: Selecting Settings

    In a few moments, the scanned image is imported into PictureWorks HotShots. You must close EPSON TWAIN to view the image in the application window. Don’t leave documents, especially photographs, on the document table for long periods of time. They may stick to the glass or deteriorate from the warmth of the scanner.
  • Page 30 If you are scanning text for OCR, you should use PageManager. See page 31 for a step-by-step example of how to use the Start Button, PageManager, and HotShots to create an illustrated, editable document. For more information on EPSON TWAIN and PageManager, see your electronic EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide. Descreening...
  • Page 31: Using Marquees

    Using Marquees A marquee is a frame around an entire image, or a portion of an image so you can scan only the most important part. To create a marquee, follow these steps: 1. Move the mouse pointer over the preview image; the pointer becomes a cross hair. If the mouse pointer doesn’t change to a cross hair, click the Preview button again.
  • Page 32: Adjusting A Marquee

    Adjusting a Marquee To resize a marquee, place the mouse pointer over its edge; the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow. Click the mouse button and drag the box up, down, sideways, or diagonally to the size you want. To resize a marquee and retain its width-to-height proportions, hold down the key as you drag the edge of the marquee.
  • Page 33 600 dpi laser printer. For 1440 dpi ink jet printers, such as the EPSON Stylus COLOR or Photo series, use a scanning resolution of approximately 300 dpi. Try a scanning resolution of 240 dpi for 720 dpi printing. Keep the following in mind when you choose a resolution: The higher a resolution you select, the larger the resulting image file will be.
  • Page 34: Scanning Something That Doesn't Fit Under The Document Cover

    Scanning Something That Doesn’t Fit Under the Document Cover The self-adjusting scanner cover allows you to place thick documents on the document table glass without removing the cover. If your document is too thick to fit under the cover— such as a photo in an album—you can remove the document cover.
  • Page 36: Start Button Scanning

    Presto! PageManager and a scanner monitoring utility. With one-touch scanning, you can load a document in the scanner, press the Start button, and watch while PageManager starts and then opens EPSON TWAIN automatically. This chapter includes a scan project that demonstrates how to:...
  • Page 37: Creating An Illustrated Document

    Creating an Illustrated Document This section gives an example of how to use the Start button to scan a document, use the PageManager OCR (optical character recognition) engine to convert it to an editable document in your word processor, and then drag in a scanned image into your document.
  • Page 38 Start button again.) If PageManager wasn’t running when you pressed the Start button, it starts on your system. The EPSON TWAIN window opens in PageManager, along with the Scan Buttons bar.
  • Page 39 Close icon to view the image icons in PageManager. OCR/Line Art button to close the EPSON TWAIN tab. (See...
  • Page 40 8. Drag the thumbnail of the image from the main window to your application’s icon on the application bar. The OCR window opens, showing the progress of the translation. When the text is converted, the application automatically opens with your new file. 9.
  • Page 41 14. Release the mouse button. The picture appears in your document in the other application. You can also configure your system and PageManager to automatically launch an application and scan directly into it using the Start button. See your EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide for more information.
  • Page 42: Working With Scanned Photos

    Working With Scanned Photos This chapter steps you through what you can do with your image once you have scanned it into your computer using PictureWorks HotShots. The following information is covered in this chapter: Opening an image and placing it in a collection Correcting images Printing Adding your image to a document...
  • Page 43: Open Or Create A Collection

    Open or Create a Collection 1. Click the button on the remote control. 2. Click Get from Disk button. 3. You see the Open dialog box. Highlight an existing collection and click click to open a new collection. Your collection window opens. Empty Add Pictures to the Collection There are two ways to add pictures to your collection: drag-and-drop or the Add...
  • Page 44: Delete Pictures From The Collection

    Delete Pictures From the Collection To delete a picture from a collection, click it; a green line appears around the picture. To select multiple pictures for deletion, hold down the key as you click the pictures. Then click the message; click Click the Delete button to delete an image...
  • Page 45: Using Smartpix

    Follow these steps to use Quick Fix: 1. Open the picture you want to edit. See page 37 for instructions. 2. Click the Enhance Enhance menu. 3. Click Quick Fix your changes. (You can zoom into the image to see the changes more clearly;...
  • Page 46 3. Click . You see the SmartPix editing window. SmartPix Example area selector 4. If the portion of the picture shown in the example area is too small or you want to see a different example area, click and drag the example area selector to choose a new area.
  • Page 47: Using Fix By Example

    You can still cancel your SmartPix changes by selecting menu. 10. To save your edited picture, click your picture a new name, if you want to save the original picture as it was. Then click Save Using Fix by Example HotShots’...
  • Page 48: Printing

    To adjust the amount of variation shown in the examples, slide the variation slider on the remote control to the right or left. 5. Click the example that looks best to you; that example moves to the center and the surrounding examples adjust to reflect less or more correction proportionately. Click an example as many times as you wish to get the results you want.
  • Page 49: Creating A Photo

    Creating a Photo Page Follow these steps to place your image in a colorful template for printing: 1. Open the image you want to print. See page 37 for instructions. 2. Click on the remote control to open the Share menu. Share Then select Make Photo Page...
  • Page 50: Printing Your Image Or Photo

    6. To import your picture into your photo page, place the mouse cursor in the gray bar between the image and the title bar (or in the center of an image in a collection); the cursor changes to a hand. Click and drag the picture to a Photo Page import area;...
  • Page 51: Adding Your Image To A Document

    Select Print It Now box. The number of picture copies that will print on the page is shown in the Print dialog box. Macintosh: Select control. (You can also select Select some of the print settings for your printer, making sure to select the correct paper size setting.
  • Page 52: Getting Images With Copy And Paste

    4. Select from the Insert Picture menu, then select From File (In some applications, you may need to select a different command, such as Import , which is usually in the Picture File menu.) A file selection dialog box appears. 5.
  • Page 53: Using Drag And Drop From A Collection

    2. From the Edit menu, click border appears around your picture. 3. Select from the Edit menu. Copy 4. Start your word processor or other application. 5. Open the document in which you want to use the picture. 6. Select the point where you want to place the picture.
  • Page 54 5. Start your word processor or other application. 6. Open the document in which you want to use the picture. Arrange the window for HotShots so it is next to the window for your application. 7. Click the image you want to copy from the HotShots collection. 8.
  • Page 56: Scanner Maintenance

    Scanner Maintenance This chapter tells you how to transport your scanner safely and gives you basic maintenance instructions. Transporting the Scanner When you transport the scanner a long distance or store it for an extended time, follow the steps below to secure the carriage. 1.
  • Page 57: Cleaning The Scanner

    Be careful not to spill liquid into the scanner mechanism or electronic components. This could permanently damage them. Don’t spray lubricants inside the scanner. Never open the scanner case. If you think repairs or adjustments are necessary, consult your dealer or contact EPSON.
  • Page 58: Problems? Need Help

    For solutions to common setup and software problems, see “Problem Solving” on page 54. For more troubleshooting tips, see the “Troubleshooting” section of your electronic EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide. Identifying Scanner Parts Here are the parts of your scanner:...
  • Page 59: Scanner Lamp Error Indication

    Lamp activity Rapidly flashing The scanner turns the fluorescent lamp off if it does not receive commands from EPSON TWAIN within ten minutes. Problem Solving If you’re having problems, this section answers some of the most common questions. Operating Problems Problems you may have while using the scanner often involve the operation of your software and computer.
  • Page 60: Setup Problems

    If there is more than one USB hub in use, try connecting the scanner directly to the computer’s USB port. Use only the USB cable that came with your scanner. EPSON TWAIN L EPSON TWAIN L...
  • Page 61: Software Problems

    Make sure your scanner cable is securely connected. Then open and close the scanner monitoring utility to manually check for the scanner (see “Enabling Scanner Monitoring” in your EPSON TWAIN User’s Guide). If you still see the message, unplug your scanner, then plug it in again, and restart your system.
  • Page 62 1. Click , point to Start Settings Scanners and Cameras 2. Highlight EPSON Perfection 610 3. Click to remove your scanner software. Remove 4. Insert your scanner CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive. 5. Click . At the prompt, type your CD-ROM drive letter and...
  • Page 63: Scanning Problems

    Scanning Problems If your scanned image is faint or has gaps . . . Check the brightness. Decrease the software or driver’s brightness setting. Try adjusting the Gamma setting. Check the condition of your original. If the document is damaged, dirty, or wrinkled, these imperfections will show up in your scan.
  • Page 64 If the edges of the document are not scanned . . . Check the position of your source document. Adjust your document’s position so that the image is within the glass area. Make sure your document is not too large for the readable area.
  • Page 65 If your image is too dark . . . Your software settings are not correct for your document type. Adjust the brightness and contrast with your application software. If the image does not look the same as the original . . . Check your software settings and make sure they are correct for your image type.
  • Page 66 If you are printing, your printer may be running out of ink or toner. For an EPSON ink jet printer, try cleaning the print heads as described in your documentation. If you are almost out of ink or toner, replace the cartridge.
  • Page 67 If your printed image is larger or smaller than the original size . . . You may have changed the resolution or scaled your image. Check the image size settings in your application to determine the actual size your image will be when it is printed.
  • Page 68: Where To Get Help

    Access EPSON For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about SoundAdvice EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 922-8911. EPSON FaxAdvice Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling (800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to use this service.
  • Page 69: Software Technical Support

    Product serial number (located on the back of the scanner) Computer configuration Description of the problem You can purchase genuine EPSON supplies and accessories from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
  • Page 70: Scanner Specifications

    Scanner Specifications This chapter includes specifications and safety approval information for the EPSON Perfection 610 scanner. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Scanner type Photoelectric device Effective pixels Maximum document size Optical resolution Maximum hardware resolution* Speed (600 dpi, draft...
  • Page 71 Interface Light source Reliability Weight Dimensions Electrical Specification Input voltage range Rated frequency Input frequency Rated current Power consumption Check the label on the back of the scanner for voltage information. Environmental Temperature Operation: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) Storage: –13 °F to 140 °F (–25 °C to 60 °C) USB (Type B receptacle connector)
  • Page 72: Operating Conditions

    Humidity (without condensation) Operation: 10% to 80% Storage: 10% to 85% Operating conditions Ordinary office or home conditions; avoid extreme dust, operation under direct sunlight, and strong light sources. Safety Approvals 120V model Safety standards: UL 1950 with D3 CSA C22.2 No. 950 FCC part 15 subpart B class B CSA C108.8 class B 230V model...
  • Page 73: Usb Interface

    CE marking 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 USB Interface Interface type Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.0 Configuration Element Device Configuration IEC 801-2 IEC 801-3 IEC 801-4 Description...
  • Page 74 Endpoint 2 Bulk OUT transfer Maximum data transfer size: 64 byte String Descriptor Language ID: US English 1: iManufacterer: “EPSON” 2: iProduct: “Perfection610” Electrical standard Full Speed mode (12Mbit/s) of Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.0. Connector type One receptacle (series B)
  • Page 75: 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 76: Index

    Documentation, how to use, 2 to 3, 19 to 20 ENERGY STAR, 5 EPSON Accessories, 64 help, 63 to 64 File size, 58 Help EPSON, 63 to 64 software, 64 Home position, 9 Image quality problems, 58 to 60 Initialization, 70 Installing creative software and electronic manuals,...
  • Page 77 Presto! PageManager OCR, 35 Start button scanning, 32 to 35 Removing document cover, 29 Resolution, choosing, 27 Safety approvals, 67 to 68 Safety instructions, 5 to 6 Scanner on/off, 10 specifications, 65 to 70 Scanning, 22 to 27 instructions, 21 to 24 with Start button, 32 to 36 Screen calibration Macintosh, 15...
  • Page 78: Fcc Compliance Statement

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
  • Page 79: Declaration Of Conformity

    DECLARATION of CONFORMITY According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers: EPSON AMERICA, INC. Located at: 20770 Madrona Avenue MS: B2-11 Torrance, CA 90503...
  • Page 80: Limited Warranty

    Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care Center. Epson will, at its option, repair or replace on an exchange basis the defective unit, without charge for parts or labor.