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    Color Graphics Scanner User’s Guide...

  • 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

    Placing Your Original Document Using EPSON Scan Starting Your Scan and Choosing a Mode Scanning With EPSON Scan in Home Mode Scanning With EPSON Scan in Office Mode Scanning With EPSON Scan in Professional Mode Selecting the Scanning Area in the Preview Window...

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    Transporting the Transparency Unit Cleaning the Scanner Chapter 4 SOLVING PROBLEMS Diagnosing Scanner Problems Checking the Scanner’s Lights Problems and Solutions Scanner Problems Software Problems Quality Problems Uninstalling and Reinstalling EPSON Scan Where To Get Help EPSON Technical Support Software Technical Support Contents...

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    Appendix A SPECIFICATIONS Appendix B REQUIREMENTS AND NOTICES System Requirements Windows Macintosh Important Safety Instructions Declaration of Conformity FCC Compliance Statement ENERGY STAR Compliance Warranty INDEX Contents...

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    Contents...

  • Page 7: Welcome

    Note: The transparency unit comes with the Professional and Professional FireWire models of the Expression 1680. The IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner interface card is preinstalled on the Professional FireWire model. 1680 is a 48-bit color, professional scanner designed to ™...

  • Page 8: Getting More Information

    Getting More Information There are several ways to learn more about your EPSON Expression 1680 scanner. In addition to the printed materials, help utilities and electronic manuals are available. Here’s where to look for help: ■ EPSON Expression 1680 User’s Guide Provides instructions on using EPSON Scan, including maintenance information and troubleshooting tips.

  • Page 9: Viewing Your Electronic User's Guide

    Viewing Your Electronic User’s Guide An electronic version of this EPSON Expression 1680 User’s Guide was installed on your computer when you installed the scanner software. You must have a web browser ® (Netscape Navigator or Microsoft view it. To open the manual, double-click the desktop.

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    Welcome...

  • Page 11: How To Scan

    31. Note: If you have a Professional or Professional FireWire model of the EPSON Expression 1680, the transparency unit came with your scanner. Or you can order the transparency unit and automatic document feeder from EPSON. See page 19...

  • Page 12: Using Epson Scan

    When you reattach the cover, line the rods up with the positioning holes and lower the cover into place. Using EPSON Scan EPSON Scan provides three scanning modes to give you progressive levels of control over your scanned image: ■...

  • Page 13: Starting Your Scan And Choosing A Mode

    Note: If you have multiple scanners installed, you are prompted to choose your scanner. Click EPSON Expression 1680 and click 2. Choose a mode from the Mode list at the top of the EPSON Scan dialog box. If you choose Home Mode automatically.

  • Page 14: Scanning With Epson Scan In Home Mode

    Note: If the scanned image in the preview window has a blue box around it, you’re previewing in thumbnail mode and won’t be able to create a marquee. Click the arrow beside the Preview button in the EPSON Scan dialog box and select Normal from the pull-down menu. Then click the Preview button to preview in normal mode.

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    If you’re scanning to your hard drive, you see a File Save Settings window. Type a name for your file in the Prefix field, then choose an image type and click more details, see the EPSON Scan on-screen Help.) Positive Film Descreening Filter to close the EPSON Scan window.

  • Page 16: Scanning With Epson Scan In Office Mode

    Scanning With EPSON Scan in Office Mode 1. Start EPSON Scan and choose You see this dialog box: 2. Click to see a preview of your scan. Preview 3. Click the Auto Detect button in the preview window to automatically select your entire document, or click and drag in the preview window to create a scanning selection area (marquee).

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    28.) 6. Select the Size of your document, or select scanner automatically detect the document size. Note: The Orientation option is not functional for the Expression 1680. 7. Make any of these adjustments, as necessary: ■ Select a resolution ■...

  • Page 18: Scanning With Epson Scan In Professional Mode

    Scanning With EPSON Scan in Professional Mode 1. Start EPSON Scan and choose page 7). You see this dialog box: 2. Click to see a preview of your scan. Preview 3. Click the Auto Detect button in the preview window to automatically select your entire document, or click and drag in the preview window to create a scanning selection area (marquee).

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    Note: The Document Type you select determines which options appear in the EPSON Scan dialog box. 5. If you chose Reflective ■ Choose the Document Source: loaded in the optional automatic document feeder (see page 28). ■ Choose the Auto Exposure Type: to optimize exposure for printed material.

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    For any of the setting windows above, you can click default settings for your image. See the EPSON Scan on-screen help for more information about the Adjustment options. 5. If you want to sharpen the image, select...

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    If you’re scanning to your hard drive, you see a File Save Settings window. Type a name for your file in the Prefix field, then choose an image type. (For more details, see the EPSON Scan on-screen Help.) to close the How To Scan...

  • Page 22: Selecting The Scanning Area In The Preview Window

    (a frame that you draw around the previewed image). You can create up to 50 marquees at one time. The currently selected marquee has a moving, dotted line. EPSON Scan adjusts the image quality settings to optimize each selected area. Duplicate button...

  • Page 23: Scanning Tips

    To get the best possible scan, keep the document table clean, and make sure the document is flat against the glass surface. You can make many corrections in your scanning software (EPSON Scan, or LaserSoft SilverFast if you have the Professional or Professional FireWire model of the scanner). For additional photo retouching, use an image editing program such as Adobe Photoshop Elements.

  • Page 24: Scaling (resizing) Images

    Also, try selecting just the area that you want to scan with a marquee (see page 16). This will let the scanner software choose the optimum color and exposure settings for that part of the image. If there is a border around your image or if the document cover is in the scanning area, this may adjust the exposure and colors in your scan.

  • Page 25: Using Optional Equipment

    IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner interface card (B808342) Note: If you have the Professional or Professional FireWire model of the EPSON Expression 1680, the transparency unit came with your scanner. If you have the Professional FireWire model, the IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner interface card was preinstalled in your scanner.

  • Page 26: Transparency Unit

    Make sure that all of the following items are included in the transparency unit box. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your EPSON dealer, or contact EPSON at (562) 276-4382 (in the United States) or (905) 709-3839 (in Canada). Keep all the packing materials so you can use them for storage when you are not scanning transparencies.

  • Page 27: Removing The Shipping Screw

    Caution: Before transporting the transparency unit, follow the procedures on page 36 to protect it from damage. Installing the Transparency Unit 1. Make sure the scanner is turned off. 2. Remove the document cover by grasping the back of the document cover and easing the cover up.

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    5. Slide the transparency unit forward slightly until the two holes in front of these slots are aligned with the screw holes at the back of the scanner. 6. Insert the two installation screws that came with the transparency unit into the screw holes, then tighten the screws with a coin.

  • Page 29: Using The Film Guides

    Using the Film Guides You can use the four film guides that came with the transparency unit to scan 35mm slides, strips of 35mm negative or positive film, 120-size or 220-size format film, and 4 × 5-inch film. If the reflective document mat is installed (see page 27), be sure to remove it before scanning film or slides.

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    2. Position the slide holder on the document table. Align the slide holder with the ruled edges of the document table. 3. Close the TPU and begin your scan. If you’re using EPSON Scan, follow these guidelines: ■ Choose either Professional Mode ■...

  • Page 31: Loading 4 × 5-inch Film

    4. Place the 4 × 5-inch film guide on the document table. Align it with the ruled edges of the document table as shown. 5. Close the TPU and begin your scan. If you’re using EPSON Scan, follow these guidelines: ■ Choose either Home Mode ■...

  • Page 32: Loading 120-size Or 220-size (medium Format) Film

    4. Place the film guide on the document table. Align it with the ruled edges of the document table, as shown. 5. Close the TPU and begin your scan. If you’re using EPSON Scan, follow these guidelines: ■ Choose either ■...

  • Page 33: Scanning Reflective Documents

    4. Place your document face down on the document table and close the transparency unit. 5. Scan your document. If you’re using EPSON Scan, follow these guidelines: ■ If you’re scanning in Home Mode, choose the correct Document Type.

  • Page 34: Automatic Document Feeder

    When you unpack your automatic document feeder, make sure you have the parts shown below. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your EPSON dealer, or call EPSON at (562) 276-4382 (in the United States) or (905) 709-3839 (in Canada).

  • Page 35: Installing The Automatic Document Feeder

    Caution: Because the automatic document feeder is heavy, you may want to have someone help you with this procedure. 1. Make sure your scanner is turned off. 2. Remove your scanner’s document cover by grasping the back of the cover as shown and easing it straight up.

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    8. Attach the automatic document feeder’s cable to the scanner’s connector. Tighten the screws. OPTION 9. Close the automatic document feeder. Using Optional Equipment...

  • Page 37: Loading Paper In The Automatic Document Feeder

    If you scan documents individually on the document table, select Document Table as the Document Source in EPSON Scan. Be sure to close the automatic document feeder before scanning. If you open it while scanning, you’ll get an error.

  • Page 38: Fixing Paper Jams

    Also, close EPSON Scan. Don’t restart EPSON Scan until the green Note: If you attempt to preview or scan before the scanner is ready, EPSON Scan may stop responding. If this happens, restart your computer. Using Optional Equipment READY light stops flashing.

  • Page 39: Ieee 1394 Firewire Scanner Interface Card

    This section explains how to install the IEEE 1394 FireWire scanner interface card in your scanner, and how to connect the scanner to your computer. Note: If you have the Professional FireWire model of the Expression 1680, the card was preinstalled in your scanner.

  • Page 40: Connecting The Scanner To Your Computer

    3. Push gently until the card is firmly seated. 4. Tighten the retaining screws and reconnect the scanner’s cables. Now you’re ready to connect the scanner to your computer. Connecting the Scanner to Your Computer Plug one end of the IEEE 1394 cable into the...

  • Page 41: Chapter 3 Maintenance

    ■ Cleaning the scanner Transporting the Scanner Always secure the carriage when you transport the scanner a long distance or store it for an extended time. 1. Make sure the transportation lock on the back of the scanner is in the position.

  • Page 42: Transporting The Transparency Unit

    4. Slide the transportation lock at the back of the scanner to the position. LOCK 5. Tape the cover to the scanner. 6. Use the scanner’s original box, or a similar box with enough packaging material to prevent movement inside the box.

  • Page 43: Cleaning The Scanner

    To keep your scanner operating at its best, clean it periodically. 1. Press the P power button to turn the scanner off, and unplug the power cord. 2. Use a soft, damp cloth and mild detergent to clean the outer case.

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    Maintenance...

  • Page 45: Chapter 4 Solving Problems

    ■ Where To Get Help Tip: It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s support web site periodically for possible updates to your scanner software. Visit http://support.epson.com and check the Drivers & Support section for your product to see if there is new software available, free of charge, for downloading to your computer.

  • Page 46: Diagnosing Scanner Problems

    Diagnosing Scanner Problems You can diagnose some problems by checking the scanner’s lights, as described in this section. If you don’t find the answer here, see “Problems and Solutions” on page 41. Checking the Scanner’s Lights Follow the guidelines below when you check your scanner’s lights:...

  • Page 47: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions Here are some troubleshooting tips if you’re having trouble setting up your scanner, scanning, or getting the quality you want from your scans. Scanner Problems light doesn’t come on READY or flashes. ■ light flashes when READY scanning is in progress.

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    IEEE 1394 FireWire connection, make sure the following Extensions are enabled in the Extensions Manager: EPSON FW Scanner Enabler EPSON FW Scanner Expert EPSON FW ScannerLib If you purchased the IEEE 1394 scanner interface card as an option, make sure that it is installed correctly.

  • Page 49: Software Problems

    Disconnect your ZIP drive, restart your computer, then try scanning. ■ If you’re using the optional automatic document feeder, run EPSON Scan in Office Mode or Professional Mode, and select as your as the Document Source. Also, make sure the original document is inserted face up.

  • Page 50: Quality Problems

    Make sure the transparency unit is installed correctly and securely connected to the OPTION on the back of the scanner. If you need to reinstall or reconnect it, restart your computer afterward. Solving Problems Quality Problems The file size is too big.

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    If only part of the image is blurred, Image part of your document may be wrinkled or warped. ■ Make sure the document table glass is clean. ■ Make sure the scanner is on a flat, stable surface. Solving Problems...

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    The edges of the document aren’t scanned. ■ Don’t place your document right up against the edges of the document table. Allow a little space (about 2 mm). ■ If colors are patchy or distorted at the edges of the image, the document may be too thick, or there may be outside light interfering with the scan.

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    The colors in your scanned image look different than the colors in the original document. ■ Experiment with the Unsharp Mask Filter setting in EPSON Scan (not available in Home Mode). ■ Make sure the Image Type setting is correct.

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    ■ Make sure you’ve selected the correct Document Type in EPSON Scan. Solving Problems ■ The scanner perceives the film guide’s frame as white, which alters the exposure of the scanning area and makes the preview appear darker.

  • Page 55: Uninstalling And Reinstalling Epson Scan

    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the software. See the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software. Macintosh 1. Insert the EPSON Expression 1680 CD-ROM in your drive. If necessary, double-click the CD-ROM icon to open the EPSON window. 2. Double-click .

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    Select Uninstall 7. Select Uninstall 8. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the software. When you’re done, click to close the EPSON Scan Installer screen. Quit See the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software. Solving Problems Accept from the Easy Install list. Then click .

  • Page 57: Where To Get Help

    Where To Get Help If you are having problems with EPSON Scan or your scanner, see the contact information in the section below. If you have the Professional or Professional FireWire model of the scanner and are having problems with your bonus software, see page 52.

  • Page 58: Software Technical Support

    Software Technical Support If you have the Professional or Professional FireWire model, use the resources listed in the following table for help with your bonus software: Software Telephone Adobe (206) 675-6126 Photoshop 6:00 Elements Pacific Time, Monday through Friday (pay support) LaserSoft (941) 383-7496 Imaging...

  • Page 59: Appendix A Specifications

    1600 dpi (main scan) 3200 dpi with Micro Step Drive (sub scan) * The maximum hardware resolution of 1600 × 3200 dpi is achieved using EPSON’s Micro Step Drive technology Maximum interpolated resolution 12800 × 12800 dpi Speed (1600 dpi, draft mode) Color: 9.2 msec/line (approx.)

  • Page 60

    Digital halftoning AAS (Auto Area Segmentation, enable/disable selectable) 3 error diffusion modes (A, B, and C) 4 dither patterns (A, B, C, and D) for bi-level and quad-level data (2 downloadable dither patterns) Gamma correction 2 types for CRT display 3 types for printer 1 type user-defined Color correction...

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    0.6 A (24 V) 0.3 A (5 V) Initialization Methods SCSI interface Hardware: Initialized when the scanner is turned on or the scanner receives a SCSI Reset signal from the SCSI interface Software: Initialized when the software sends the Esc @...

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    USB interface Hardware: Initialized when the scanner is turned on or the USB cable is plugged into the USB port on the scanner Software: Initialized when the software sends the Esc @ command or the scanner receives a Bus Reset from...

  • Page 63: Appendix B Requirements And Notices

    Appendix B Requirements and Notices 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’re scanning high resolution images, you need more than the minimum available hard disk space. Note: Color and tone reproduction are subject to the display capability of your computer system, including the video card, monitor, and software.

  • Page 64: Macintosh

    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; if the scanner has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; if the scanner does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • Page 65: Declaration Of Conformity

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trade Name: EPSON Type of Product: Image Scanner Model: G780B Product: EPSON Expression 1680 Requirements and Notices...

  • Page 66: 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 67: Energy Star Compliance

    EPSON warrants that the EPSON product is manufactured from new components and parts, or if you have purchased a refurbished product, like-new components and parts which perform like new and meet the EPSON standard of quality. For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.

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    EPSON is not responsible for warranty service should the EPSON label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect,...

  • Page 69: Index

    Environmental requirements, 54 EPSON help, 51 to 52 Store, 19, 51 EPSON Scan Home Mode, 6 to 9 Office Mode, 6 to 7, 10 to 11 previewing scans, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16 to 17, 43 problems, 43 to 44...

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    Gamma adjustment, 14, 47 Help bonus software, 52 EPSON, 51 to 52 Histogram adjustment, 14 Home Mode description, 6 selecting, 7 using, 8 to 9 IEEE 1394, see FireWire Image quality problems, 44 to 48 Image Type setting, 9, 10, 13...

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    49 to 50 Specifications automatic document feeder, 56 electrical, 54 environmental, 54 FireWire card, 55 scanner, 53 to 56 transparency unit, 56 Support, 51 to 52 System requirements, 33, 57 to 58 Target Size setting, 9, 13 Technical support, 51 to 52...

  • Page 72

    Index...

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