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Epson Perfection 1240U Photo Startup Manual

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  • Page 1 Color Image Scanner Startup Guide 4012586-00 L-02...
  • Page 2: Where To Find Information

    Information on EPSON Scanner Software (online help) Provides you with detailed information on EPSON TWAIN. You can access the online help from the EPSON Scanner folder, or click the Help button in the EPSON TWAIN dialog box. Information on other Software...
  • Page 3 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 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 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions ......1 Warnings, Cautions, and Notes......4 ENERGY STAR Compliance .
  • Page 7: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions Read all these instructions and save them for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the scanner. Use only the AC adapter model A110B/E that comes with your scanner. Using any other adapter could cause fire, electrical shock, or injury.
  • Page 8 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.
  • Page 9 Beware of electrical shock hazards. Do not insert objects into any openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts. Never disassemble or attempt to repair the scanner and the option. Do not expose to water or excess humidity. Do not place multiple loads on the electrical outlet.
  • Page 10: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Safety Instructions As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 11: For United Kingdom Users

    For United Kingdom Users The following safety information applies to the AC adapter. Safety information Warning: Refer to the rating plate for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to the supply voltage. Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue —...
  • Page 12 Safety Instructions...
  • Page 13 Chapter 1 Setting up the Scanner Unpacking the Scanner........1-2 Getting to Know Your Scanner .
  • Page 14: Unpacking The Scanner

    Unpacking the Scanner When you unpack your EPSON Perfection 1240U/ Perfection 1240U Photo, make sure the following parts are included and not damaged. If you find any missing or damaged items, contact your EPSON dealer immediately. (Your Perfection 1240U/Perfection 1240U Photo also comes shipped with CD-ROMs which contain the driver software to run your scanner, along with other items necessary to use the scanner.)
  • Page 15 For the Perfection 1240U Photo (For use with “EPSON Photo Print”) Film adapter Film holders Note: The Perfection 1240U Photo comes with the Film Adaptor which is also available as an option for the Perfection 1240U. See “Option” in your Online Reference Guide for details.
  • Page 16: Getting To Know Your Scanner

    Getting to Know Your Scanner The scanner has one indicator light and three buttons. light Light Pattern (Flashing slowly) (On, or flashing rapidly) N = on, O = off, F = flashing Setting up the Scanner Start button Copy button Scan button Color Scanner Status...
  • Page 17: Option

    Scans and sends the captured image to an assigned Start application in a single step. Before using this feature, make sure you have installed EPSON TWAIN and EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner. See your Online Reference Guide for more details.
  • Page 18: Choosing A Place For The Scanner

    Choosing a Place for the Scanner Follow the guidelines below when selecting a location for your scanner: Place the scanner close enough to the computer for the interface cable to reach it easily. Place the scanner and the AC adapter near an electrical outlet where the power cord can be easily unplugged.
  • Page 19 Keep the scanner away from high temperatures, humidity and excessive dirt or dust. Also avoid using or storing the scanner in places subject to rapid changes of temperature and humidity. Keep the scanner away from direct sunlight and strong light sources.
  • Page 20: Initializing The Scanner

    Initializing the Scanner Before connecting the scanner to your computer, follow the steps below to make sure that the scanner is operating properly. 1. Place the scanner on a flat, stable surface. 2. Connect the AC power cord packed with your scanner to the AC adapter supplied with your scanner.
  • Page 21 6. Make sure the carriage moves slightly and the fluorescent lamp on the carriage turns on. 7. The indicator light stays on in green, meaning the scanner has completed initialization. 8. Unplug the scanner. If the scanner does not work as described, make sure the power cord is firmly plugged in, and then try again.
  • Page 22: Connecting The Scanner To Your Computer

    In this case, try connecting the scanner directly to the computer’s USB port. Also, your system may not work properly if you use a USB cable other than that supplied by EPSON. 1. Connect one end of the cable (Type B) to the USB port on the back of the scanner.
  • Page 23 8.X), or a message appears to prompt you to download the scanner driver from the Internet (Mac OS 9). When this happens, click OK (Mac OS 8.X) or Cancel (Mac OS 9) and then insert the EPSON Scanner Software CD in the CD-ROM drive. Then follow the instructions in Chapter 2 to install the scanner software.
  • Page 24 1-12 Setting up the Scanner...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Installing The Software

    Chapter 2 Installing the Software Installing the Scanner Software for Windows....2-2 Installing the Scanner Software for Macintosh ....2-8 Calibrating Your Screen .
  • Page 26: Installing The Scanner Software For Windows

    Installing the Scanner Software for Windows After connecting the scanner to your computer, install the scanner software (EPSON TWAIN) from the CD-ROM. Note: If the scanner software is already installed and you are upgrading your system to Windows upgrade, and then re-install it using the same steps described in this section.
  • Page 27 (for Windows 2000 users) before proceeding to step 6. 6. Browse and select or type in the CD-ROM 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, as shown below.
  • Page 28 If you click No and stop installation, your scanner will appear under Other Devices with a question (?) mark in the Device Manager menu. You must reinstall EPSON TWAIN. Follow the instructions on “Maintenance and Troubleshooting” in your Online Reference Guide.
  • Page 29 Follow the instructions on the screen. For details, see “Calibrating Your Screen” on page 2-10. Note: If the EPSON Screen Calibration utility does not start automatically, see your Online Reference Guide to calibrate your screen after installing the scanner software.
  • Page 30 3. Select your preferred language and click OK. 4. When the following dialog box appears, click Add Software. 5. From the list of applications, select those you want to install. Make sure EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner is selected for installation. Note: If Adobe Acrobat sure Acrobat Reader is selected for installation.
  • Page 31 If you see README files in the application folders on the CD-ROM, be sure to read them as they contain up-to-date information on the applications. The Scanners and Cameras icon appears in Control Panel as shown below, after EPSON TWAIN is installed. Installing the Software...
  • Page 32: Installing The Scanner Software For Macintosh

    Installing the Scanner Software for Macintosh Before connecting the scanner to your Macintosh computer, install the EPSON scanner software (EPSON TWAIN, EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner, etc.) from the CD-ROM, as follows: 1. Turn on the computer. Note for Macintosh users:...
  • Page 33 Double-click the folder of your preferred language. Note: Be sure to install EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, install it. 7. Double-click the installer icon to start the installation program.
  • Page 34: Calibrating Your Screen

    Calibrating Your Screen To calibrate your screen follow the steps below: 1. Look at the screen and move the slider right or left until the two shades of the gray horizontal stripes match. Note: View the screen from a short distance. While the gray stripes do not blend perfectly well, try to adjust until the different tones match as closely as possible.
  • Page 35 Chapter 3 Using Your Scanner Scanning an Image ........3-2 Scanning by using the buttons .
  • Page 36: Scanning An Image

    Scanning an Image Before scanning a document, remember to respect the rights of copyright owners. Do not scan published text or images without first checking the copyright status. 1. Place the scanner on a flat, stable surface. 2. Plug in the scanner . The fluorescent lamp in the carriage turns 3.
  • Page 37 5. Place the document on the document table, with the side to be scanned facing down. Make sure that the document is carefully aligned. document cover corner of the document document table Note: The area with a width of maximum 5mm from both the horizontal and vertical guides is not scanned.
  • Page 38 6. Close the document cover gently so that the document does not move. Note: Do not leave photographs on the document table for an extended period of time as they may stick to the glass. Do not place heavy objects on top of the scanner. For a thick or large document, you can remove the document cover to make it easier to align the document.
  • Page 39: Scanning By Using The Buttons

    Scanning by using the buttons Using the Start button to scan 1. Press the ] Start button on your scanner. The EPSON SMART PANEL window appears. The applications available in the EPSON SMART PANEL window are as follows: Copy: Scan to E-mail:...
  • Page 40 Scan to Application: Scan for Creativity: 2. Click an application icon. (The example used here is Scan for Creativity.) The following window appears. Note: You can use the Scan for Creativity only if Adobe PhotoDeluxe is installed. Using Your Scanner Performs scanning process and sends image data to desired application for further editing.
  • Page 41 3. Click Scan. The following window appears. 4. Click Launch PhotoDeluxe... The scanned image is sent to PhotoDeluxe. If you want to change more settings, refer to the EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner documentation. Using the Copy button to copy You can use the t Copy button to scan and copy images.
  • Page 42: Scanning With A Twain-Compliant Application

    PhotoDeluxe.) 2. Select Open Special from the File menu, and then select Scan Photo . 3. Choose EPSON TWAIN 5 from the Select your input source list and click OK to open EPSON TWAIN. The following window appears.
  • Page 43 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 44 When you install the option When you install the option, the following window appears first. Follow the instructions displayed in the window. If you want to scan from the Film Adapter, click the Manual Mode button. For more details, see your Online Reference Guide. 3-10 Using Your Scanner...
  • Page 45: Getting Information From Online Guide

    Getting Information from Online Guide Reference Guide To learn more about your scanner, see the Online Reference Guide which includes detailed information on scanning and troubleshooting. You can view the Online Reference Guide directly from the CD, or install it on the hard disk of your computer for viewing.
  • Page 46 Reference Guide and follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation is complete, the Reference Guide icon appears in the EPSON folder (for Windows users) or in the EPSON Perfection 1240U folder (for Macintosh users). Double-click the icon to open the guide.
  • Page 47 EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS EPSON AMERICA, INC. 20770 Madrona Ave. P.O. Box 2842 Torrance, CA 90509-2842 Phone: (800) 922-8911 Fax: (310) 782-5220 EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Zülpicher Straße 6, 40549 Düsseldorf Germany Phone: (0211) 56030 Fax: (0211) 5047787 EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
  • Page 48 Color Image Scanner Startup Guide Printed in Singapore 00.06-05...

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