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Epson 1250 Basic Manual

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EPSON Perfection
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  • Page 1: Scanner Basics

    ® EPSON Perfection 1250/1650 Series 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

    Scanning to the EPSON PhotoCenter Selecting TWAIN Settings Recommended Settings Scanning Transparencies Using Film Holders Scanning with the EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO Scanning with the EPSON Perfection 1250 PHOTO Scanning Reflective Documents or Photographs Problem Solving Scanner Light Problems and Solutions Setup Problems...

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    Requirements and Notices System Requirements Windows Macintosh Important Safety Instructions ENERGY STAR Compliance FCC Compliance Statement Declaration of Conformity Warranty Index Contents...

  • Page 5: Scanning From Start To Finish

    You can use the buttons in conjunction with the EPSON Smart Panel Panel by itself. Instructions for using EPSON Smart Panel and each of the buttons are included in this chapter.

  • Page 6: Using The Scanner Buttons

    11. Using EPSON Smart Panel You can use EPSON Smart Panel with the scanner’s buttons, or you can use it by itself. Follow these steps to use EPSON Smart Panel to scan your document or photo. The ] Start button is set to open the Smart Panel by default. However, you can assign the ] Start button to automatically open any of the Smart Panel applications.

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    For instructions on using each of the Smart Panel applications, see your electronic EPSON Smart Panel User’s Guide as described on page 32. If you select Copy or Photo Print, make sure your printer is turned on and the correct paper type and size is loaded in your printer.

  • Page 8: Scanning And Printing With Photo Print

    2. Place your photo face down on the document table; then close the scanner cover. 3. Press the { Photo Print button on the scanner’s control panel. 4. EPSON Smart Panel opens and confirms you have a printer installed on your system. Then EPSON TWAIN automatically scans your image.

  • Page 9: Scanning To E-mail

    If you’d rather scan in Manual mode so you can adjust your scan settings, click . (See page 16 for instructions on selecting TWAIN settings.) After Cancel adjusting your settings, close EPSON TWAIN and continue with step 4. E-Mail button and Smart Panel: ®...

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    4. When the scan completes, the Scan to E-mail dialog box opens. Select your e-mail program and then click the first time you use EPSON Smart Panel. For subsequent scans, it is automatically selected.) select your e-mail program 5. An e-mail dialog box opens with your photo(s) attached. Enter the recipient’s...

  • Page 11: Scanning A Photo To A File

    If you place more than one photo on the document table, make sure that their edges do not touch. 2. Do one of the following to open EPSON Smart Panel: Double-click the On a Macintosh, you can also open the Apple menu and select SMART PANEL EPSON Smart Panel icon on the desktop.

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    3. EPSON Smart Panel opens. Click Scan to File Scan to File EPSON TWAIN automatically scans your image. If you’d rather scan in Manual mode so you can adjust your scan settings, click . (See page 16 for Cancel instructions on selecting TWAIN settings.) After adjusting your settings, close EPSON TWAIN and continue with step 4.

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    4. When the scan completes, the Scan to File dialog box opens. If you want to scan more photos, place them on the document table glass, close the scanner cover, and then click Scan More if you don’t want to save...

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    5. At the next dialog box, you may specify a file path and file format. When you’re finished, click Save The file path is the location where the file is saved. If you are not going to use the default path (My Documents), be sure to use a path that is easy to remember.

  • Page 15: Scanning To The Epson Photocenter

    If you place more than one photo on the document table, make sure that their edges do not touch. 4. Press the } Scan to Web button. EPSON Smart Panel opens, then EPSON TWAIN automatically scans your image. If you’d rather scan in Manual mode so you can adjust your scan settings, click .

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    File Specification list before you click Upload. Scanning from Start to Finish under , and enter the same Site Name you used when you registered at the EPSON . The photos upload to the EPSON PhotoCenter. (e-mail address) User ID User ID (e-mail...

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    Member Sign In box 7. You are automatically logged into the EPSON PhotoCenter and receive a message stating that you have new photos in your Photo Inbox. Click view your photos.

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    8. If you want others to see your photos, you must move them to an album. Select the photos you want to share. Either select them individually by clicking for each picture or click photo select an album or create a new one select all photos or select them...

  • Page 19: Sharing Your Photos

    Sharing Your Photos Now your friends and family can view the photos you’ve uploaded to the EPSON PhotoCenter. Have them visit under , then click Visit Albums your friends and family enter your e-mail address here Your friends and family can view the photos in the shared albums you’ve created.

  • Page 20: Selecting Twain Settings

    Select it as the source in your application (EPSON Smart Panel automatically selects EPSON TWAIN). When you scan with EPSON Smart Panel, the default TWAIN mode is Full Auto and the software automatically selects the settings for your scan. If you want to use Manual mode and select the settings yourself, follow these steps: 1.

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    2 Preview your image (default) 5. After you scan your image, close EPSON TWAIN to return to your application. The most important thing to remember when scanning is to select the correct image type and best resolution for your scan. For tips on selecting the best resolution and image type, see “Recommended Settings”...

  • Page 22: Recommended Settings

    The better your original is, the better your scan will be. You can make many corrections in your scanning software (EPSON TWAIN), however, major photo retouching will need to be done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop Elements or ArcSoft PhotoImpression.

  • Page 23: Scanning Transparencies

    The EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO TPU is built into the scanner lid. The optional TPU for the EPSON Perfection 1650 is a separate piece; it is not built into the lid. For instructions on using this TPU, see your electronic Reference Guide.

  • Page 24: Scanning With The Epson Perfection 1650 Photo

    Scanning with the EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO If you have an EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO scanner, the transparency unit is built into the scanner lid. Follow these steps to use the transparency unit: 1. Unplug the AC adapter. 2. Remove the reflective document mat. To do this, grasp the top of the mat and then slide it up gently.

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    For more information on using the transparency unit, see your electronic Reference Guide. orientation for scanning slides TPU: Color Neg. Film as your image type (see page 18 for recommended Scanning with the EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO orientation for scanning film TPU: Monochrome Neg.

  • Page 26: Scanning With The Epson Perfection 1250 Photo

    Scanning with the EPSON Perfection 1250 PHOTO If you have an EPSON Perfection 1250 PHOTO scanner, the transparency unit is included as a separate part. Follow these steps to use the transparency unit: 1. Unplug the AC adapter. 2. Connect the TPU cable to the scanner’s transparency unit connector.

  • Page 27: Scanning Reflective Documents Or Photographs

    Unplug the AC adapter, then unplug the transparency unit from the option connector. When you are ready to scan again, plug in the AC adapter. EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO users only: Replace the reflective document mat, as shown below. 1. Open the document cover.

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    Scanning from Start to Finish...

  • Page 29: Problem Solving

    If this does not eliminate the error, one of the following may be the problem and you need to consult your dealer or EPSON: I The fluorescent lamp needs to be replaced. I The scanner is malfunctioning.

  • Page 30: Problems And Solutions

    If this does not eliminate the error, one of the following may be the problem and you need to consult your dealer or EPSON: I The fluorescent lamp needs to be replaced. I The scanner is malfunctioning.

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    You are unable to install EPSON TWAIN in Windows 2000. In Windows 2000, don’t select under Block Control Panel System Hardware Driver ; select Signing Ignore instead. If you see an error message or the software doesn’t install correctly on Windows 2000, you may not have software installation privileges.

  • Page 32: Scanner Problems

    Mode on a Macintosh, the watch icon may not change back to a pointer after scanning is complete. The pointer returns to normal after you close EPSON TWAIN. If you’re using the EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO, make sure you’ve removed the...

  • Page 33: Software Problems

    Try scanning at a higher resolution. See page 18 for recommended settings. Make sure the document table glass is clean. See your electronic Reference Guide for details. Make sure the scanner is not tilted or placed on an unstable or uneven surface. Software Problems...

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    If you are using a film holder, the edges of your film may not be scanned. If this happens, turn off Automatic Thumbnail Preview for Film: 1. In EPSON TWAIN, click Configuration 2. On the tab, make Preview sure the checkbox for...

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    Check the position of your source document. Adjust your document’s position so that the image is within the glass area. The scanner doesn’t recognize your image type when scanning in Full Auto mode. Try scanning the image again. If that doesn’t work, scan in Manual mode...

  • Page 36: Where To Get Help

    This manual contains scanning instructions, troubleshooting information, system requirements, safety instructions, and your warranty. On-screen Help Whenever you’re working with EPSON Smart Panel or any of the other software that came with your scanner, you can click the EPSON Perfection 1250/1650 Reference Guide...

  • Page 37: Epson Technical Support

    Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase Computer configuration Description of the problem You can purchase supplies and accessories from the EPSON Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 38: Software Technical Support

    Software Technical Support Software EPSON TWAIN driver EPSON Software ™ Film Factory ™ EPSON Smart Panel ArcSoft PhotoImpression Adobe Photoshop Elements Problem Solving Telephone U.S. (800) 922-8911 (562) 276-4382 fax-on-demand system Canada (905) 709-3839 (510) 445-8616 (510) 445-8601 (510) 440-9901...

  • Page 39: Requirements And Notices

    Requirements and Notices This chapter includes system requirements, safety instructions, and other important information about your EPSON Perfection scanner. System Requirements The minimum system requirements for Windows and Macintosh are listed below. For optimum performance, a faster processor and more memory are recommended. If you are scanning high-resolution images, you need more than the minimum available hard disk space and memory listed.

  • Page 40: Macintosh

    See the documentation for these products for details. EPSON TWAIN supports the Apple ColorSync These extensions are automatically installed during EPSON TWAIN installation. Requirements and Notices ™ ) with built-in USB port, running Mac ™...

  • Page 41: Important Safety Instructions

    Do not place the scanner or AC adapter on an unstable surface, near a radiator, or near a heat source. If you are not going to use the scanner, be sure to unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet. Do not use the scanner or AC adapter near water, outdoors, or handle either device with wet hands.

  • Page 42: Energy Star Compliance

    Unplug the scanner and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the scanner or AC adapter; if the scanner or AC adapter has been dropped or the case damaged; if the scanner or AC adapter does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • Page 43: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users 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.

  • Page 44: Declaration Of Conformity

    EPSON Dealer or EPSON Customer Care Center. You are responsible for all costs (shipping, insurance, travel time) in getting the product to the service location.

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    Epson standard of quality, and at Epson’s option, the replacement may be another model of like kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered product will not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.

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    Requirements and Notices...

  • Page 47: Index

    File, scanning to, 7 to 10 Film holders, 19 Film, scanning, 18 to 23 Fluorescent lamp, 28 Help EPSON, 33 to 34 software, 34 Image quality problems, 29 to 31 Incorrect colors, 30 to 31 Installation, troubleshooting, 26 to 27...

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    Support, 33 to 34 System requirements, 35 to 36 Technical support, 33 to 34 Text, scanning, 18 Transparency unit (TPU) EPSON Perfection 1250 PHOTO, 22 to 23 EPSON Perfection 1650 PHOTO, 20 to 21 purchasing, 19 recommended image type/resolution, 18 troubleshooting, 23, 28...

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