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addul 8:06pm on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 
I some times think about how much people pay to have the top quality product. Because the company says so. Easy to use, low price Have not got any
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Great image quality, colors Poor software FAST, FAST! Great Quality! Great if you scan a lot! or even a little! Footprint size is average, taller than average, "travel-lock" is suspect
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jump from the year 2000 to 2009 wow look at the review dates (2000) vs today (2009) !! Anyways, I got mine around the year 2000 also and up to date. Quality scanner, great value I read a few reviews about this product before I bought it. Good scanner, sorry software The scanner is a great piece of hardware, but the included software, TwainScan L, is very limited.

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128329.Perfection 610.r1 8/4/99 6:40 AM Page 1
PERFECTLY EASY SCANS FOR HOME, SCHOOL OR WORK.
EPSON Perfection 610 Color Flatbed Scanner
F E AT U R E S Superior image quality Easy setup and use Premium software
BENEFITS 600 x 2400 dpi resolution with EPSON Micro Step Drive technology. 36-bit color depth for greater color resolution. USB-ready for connection. One-touch, push button scanning. EPSON TWAIN scanning software, imaging editing, document management, OCR, editing tools and choice of two bonus software titles. Hardware processing for faster scans. Clear, sharp scans automatically.
With its full complement of features, the EPSON Perfection 610 scanner has what it takes to turn even novices into scanning pros. You can add images to homework, family projects, or home office materials and it has never been easier. Yet for all of its ease of use, theres no mistaking the performance thats built right in. The EPSON Perfection 610 delivers a maximum hardware resolution of 600 x 2400 dpiwith EPSON Micro Step Drive technology. Each 36-bit scan recognizes more than 68 billion colors, so your scans are remarkably sharp and colors accurate and true to life. Start the installation with the convenient USB plug n play connection for iMacs USB-Ready Power Macintosh G3 and Windows 98 systems. Not only is set up easy, just simply push one button to automatically launch the intuitive software and begin scanning, thats it! Scan directly to your favorite application, fax, or printer, or even drag and drop images into e-mail. Your scans are automatically enhanced for optimum clarity with EPSON TWAIN scanning software. The EPSON Perfection 610 comes with easy to use software to add special effects, organize images, or apply one-step photo templates with PictureWorks HotShots. Also included is NewSoft Presto! PageManager software that enables you to push one button to scan, file, organize images, OCR, fax or e-mail images and documents. Broderbund The PrintShop PressWriter software provides layouts, graphics, and editing tools for producing eye-catching newsletters, reports, calendars, and more. As a bonus, you can choose two additional software titles. The EPSON Perfection 610 makes scanning perfectly easy for you!
High-speed performance, improved productivity
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PERFECTION

SCANNER
S P EC I F I C AT I O N S Physical Dimensions

General Specifications

Scanner type Subscanning method Photoelectric device Maximum read area

Scanning Specifications

Flatbed color image scanner Movement of reading head Color CCD line sensor 8.5" x 11.7" (21.6cm x 29.7cm) White cold cathode fluorescent lamp 600 dpi optical 600 x 2400 dpi maximum with EPSON Micro Step Drive technology 9600 x 9600 dpi with interpolation 5100 x 7020 (600 dpi) 36-bits per pixel internal 24-bits per pixel external 12-bits per pixel internal 8-bits per pixel external 1-bit per pixel One-pass scanning 3.0 Dmax

Width Depth Height Weight

Contents

11.3" (28.7cm) 16.78" (42.5cm) 3.47" (8.8cm) 9.91 lb (4.5 Kg)
Light source CCD resolution Hardware resolution Maximum resolution Effective pixels Image data Color Grayscale Line-art Reading sequence Optical density

Interface

EPSON Perfection 610 scanner CD-ROM: EPSON TWAIN Software, PictureWorks HotShots (Mac/PC), NewSoft Presto! PageManager (Mac/PC), NewSoft Presto! OCR (Mac/PC), Broderbund The PrintShop PressWriter (Mac/PC), USB cable and EPSON Scanner Basics Guide
Windows Minimum System Requirements
486/66 or higher processor, 16MB RAM (32MB recommended), 50MB of available hard drive space (minimum), CD-ROM drive, VGA monitor with at least 256 color display, USB port available, mouse or pointing device
Macintosh Minimum System Requirements
Scanning Speed (A4, 600 dpi, draft mode)
iMac with 8.1 system with iMac update 1.0, USB-ready Power Macintosh G3 with system 8.5 or later, 32MB RAM (64MB RAM recommended), 50MB of available hard drive space (minimum), CD-ROM drive, VGA monitor with at least 256 color display, available USB port, mouse or pointing device

Product Part Number

Color 256 gray level Line art

Reliability

16 msec/line (approx.) 16 msec/line (approx.) 5.3 msec/line (approx.) 10,000 cycles Operating 41F to 95F (5 to 35C) Operating 10% to 80% Storage 10% to 85% (no condensation) AC100120V 49.560.5Hz 20W approx.

EPSON Perfection 610

Warranty

B103011

One year limited in the U.S. and Canada
SupportThe Epson ConnectionSM

Environmental Conditions

Temperature Humidity
Pre-Sales Support U.S. and Canada 800-463-7766 Automated Technical Support 800-922-8911 Internet Website http://www.epson.com

Power Requirements

Voltage Frequency Power Consumption
Epson America, Inc. 20770 Madrona Ave., Torrance, CA 90503 Epson Canada, Ltd. 550 McNicoll, Willowdale, Ontario M2H 2E1 Fax 416-498-4574 Epson Latin America: 6303 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 Fax 1-305-265-0092
Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. EPSON is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. ColorTrue is a registered trademark, Perfection and Micro Step Drive are trademarks and Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 1999 Epson America, Inc. CPD-8751 30K 7/99 GAC
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EPSON TWAIN Users Guide

Copyright Notice
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of 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. 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, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATIONs operating and maintenance instructions. SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION and its affiliates shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON Products or EPSON Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials
Digital cameras and scanners, like photocopiers and conventional cameras, can be misused by improper copying of copyrighted material. While some countries laws permit limited copying of copyrighted material in certain circumstances, those circumstances may not be as broad as some people assume. EPSON encourages each user to be responsible and respectful of copyright laws when using digital cameras and scanners.

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Trademarks
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. Perfection and EPSON FaxAdvice are trademarks and EPSON SoundAdvice is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright 1999 by Epson America, Inc., Torrance, California, USA

610ET0799 08/99

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Contents

Introduction
System Requirements How To Use This Manual 22 36

Scanning

Scanning Overview Starting EPSON TWAIN Selecting Settings Previewing Your Scan Using Marquees

Using the Start Button

Preparing to Use the Start Button Scanning with the Start Button

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Using the EPSON TWAIN Utilities
Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility

Troubleshooting

Problems Using EPSON TWAIN Problems Using the Start Button Problems with Image Quality Where To Get Help

Glossary Index

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EPSON TWAIN is the interface program between your application software and scanner that lets you scan images into your software. It is the ideal interface for producing professional quality images, scanning text into optical character recognition (OCR) programs, and managing text pages in NewSoft Presto! PageManager. EPSON TWAIN includes many features for previewing and modifying your images for the perfect scan: Captures all kinds of images, from black and white text to color images Opens a preview image allowing you to change settings and view their effects before you scan Provides a helpful marquee feature so you can frame the exact image borders or only portions of it for scanning Gives you settings for a variety of image types and output destinations EPSON TWAIN also comes with these utilities: EPSON Scan Events (Windows 98) or Scanner Monitor (Macintosh) utilities that let you scan with Presto! PageManager using the EPSON Perfection 610 Start button EPSON Screen Calibration utility to calibrate your screen to your scanner for accurate previews

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System Requirements
Before installing the scanner software, make sure your system meets the following requirements. The color and tone of your scanned image depend on the display capabilities of your computer system, including the video controller, monitor, and software.
Windows 98 System Requirements
An IBM compatible PC with a 486/66 MHz or faster processor Microsoft Windows 98 preinstalled 16MB RAM (32MB recommended) 50MB available hard disk space Available USB port or hub connection CD-ROM drive Mouse or pointing device VGA or higher resolution monitor with resolution (or higher recommended) and 256 colors (65,000 colors or more recommended)

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Scanning Overview

Here is a brief overview of scanning steps using EPSON TWAIN (the Windows interface is shown; the Macintosh steps are the same):
1 Select the tab for your scan: Photo or OCR/Line Art.
2 Select your basic scan settings.
3 Draw a marquee around the area you want to scan.

4 Click Scan.

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Starting EPSON TWAIN

Follow the steps in this section to start EPSON TWAIN from your application software. The steps may vary, depending on your application. If you start your application software before turning on your scanner, the software may not work properly. The steps in this section cover scanning with common TWAIN-compliant applications. Other applications, such as HotShots, use different scanning steps. See your Scanner Basics book for instructions on scanning with HotShots; see your applications documentation for additional details on scanning. 1 Make sure you set up and plugged in the scanner. Then place the document you want to scan on the document table. See the Scanner Basics book for instructions. 2 Start your application software by selecting the program icon in its program folder. 3 Select the scanner source. Open the File menu and choose Import, Acquire, or Select Source, and then select either Select TWAIN_32 Source (Windows 98) or TWAIN Select (Macintosh).
Click to select the scanner source

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4 Select EPSON TWAIN L and click Select.
5 Start EPSON TWAIN for scanning. Open the File menu and choose Import or Acquire and then select either TWAIN_32 (Windows) or TWAIN Acquire (Macintosh).
Click to open EPSON TWAIN

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The EPSON TWAIN window appears.
The EPSON TWAIN window contains the basic settings you need to scan an image. See Selecting Settings for details. It also lets you preview your image. See Previewing Your Scan for details. To keep file size small when scanning at higher resolutions, you should use a marquee around only the scanning area. See Using Marquees for details.

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Selecting Settings
You need to scan using the tab for the type of image you are scanning (Photo or OCR/Line Art) and check the basic settings.

Scanning Photographs

1 Select the Photo tab. 2 Select the correct Image Type setting. Select one of the following options: Color Photo or Black and White Photo.
image type resolution color management image quality effects

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3 If you need to change the resolution, select a new setting from the Resolution list. If you are scanning something that will be used on a web page, you can select 75 dpi for your resolution setting. If you plan to print your image or enlarge it, you should choose a higher resolution such as 300 dpi or 600 dpi. 4 Select Quality or Speed under the Color Management settings. You can also select De-screening (eliminates moir patterns) and Unsharp Mask (sharpens the image) to adjust the quality of your scan. Make sure you use a marquee to select the scan area, especially if you are scanning at a resolution of 300 dpi, or higher. See Using Marquees for details. 5 When youre ready to scan, draw a marquee around the area you want to scan and click the Scan button. The scanned image appears in your application window. 6 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window and return to your application. 7 To modify or save your scanned image using your application software, see your software documentation.

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Scanning Text or Line Art
1 Select the OCR/Line Art tab. 2 Select a threshold setting. These automatically select resolution and sharpness settings appropriate for the output type. Select one of the following options: Newspaper, Magazine, Printout, Book, or User Defined.
resolution threshold settings threshold slider
If you select User Defined, adjust the slider until the preview looks the way you want your image to appear.

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3 If you need to change the resolution, select a new setting from the Resolution list. If you are scanning something that will be used on a web page, you can select 75 dpi for your resolution setting. If you plan to print your image or enlarge it, you should choose a higher resolution such as 300 dpi. Make sure you use a marquee to select the scan area, especially if you are scanning at a resolution of 300 dpi, or higher. See Using Marquees for details. 4 When youre ready to scan, draw a marquee around the area you want to scan. 5 Click the Scan button. The scanned image appears in your application window. 6 Click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window and return to your application. To modify or save your scanned image using your application software, see your software documentation.

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Previewing Your Scan
You can preview your image to see the effects of your settings before scanning. Previewing also allows you to determine the width and height of the scanned image and the final file size.
Configuring Preview Settings
Click the Configuration button. You see the following screen.
Check Automatic Preview to automatically preview the scan and update it as you make resolution and other setting changes. Check Save Preview Image and Settings if you want to see the preview with the same settings the next time you open EPSON TWAIN.
Previewing Your Image Manually
If you did not select Automatic Preview in the Configuration settings and you want to see a preview of your scan, click the Preview button on the EPSON TWAIN window.

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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: If the mouse pointer doesnt change to a cross hair, click the Preview button again. 1 Move the mouse pointer over the preview image; the pointer becomes a cross hair. 2 Position the pointer in the corner of the area you want to select and press the mouse button. 3 Hold down the mouse button as you drag the mouse across the image, creating a marquee.

marquee

4 Release the button when the marquee contains the image area you want. 5 When youre ready to scan, click the Scan button. The scanned image appears in your application window. If you need to adjust the marquee size or position, or delete the marquee, see Adjusting a Marquee. Scanning Page 20

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 Shift key as you drag the edge of the marquee. To move a marquee, place the mouse pointer anywhere in the marquee image area; the pointer changes to a hand. Click the mouse button and drag the entire marquee to move it where you want it. To delete a marquee, click outside the marquee area.

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The scanners Start button lets you set up your system for one-touch scanning with 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. You can even set up PageManager to automatically load your scanned document into another application such as HotShots or send it to another device such as your printer.
Preparing to Use the Start Button
To use the Start button, you must have installed PageManager (see the Scanner Basics book for installation instructions). With Windows 98, you can also use other programs that support linking to scanner events with the Start button, such as Photoshop 5.0 and Windows Imaging. Then you must enable scanner monitoring and configure PageManager (or another compliant application) to handle your scanned images. Follow the instructions in these sections to set up Start button scanning: Enabling Scanner Monitoring Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning When youre ready to use the Start button, follow the instructions in Scanning with the Start Button.

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Enabling Scanner Monitoring
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, the installer automatically installed the TWAIN utilities, including these scanner monitoring utilities: Scan Events monitor in the Scanners and Cameras utility (Windows 98) EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh) These utilities let your scanners Start button communicate with your operating system and open PageManager (or another Windows 98, Start button compliant program). Follow the steps in these sections to enable scanner monitoring: Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 98 Setting Up Monitoring for Macintosh

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Setting Up Monitoring for Windows 98

The Scan Events monitor installed into the Windows 98 Scanners and Cameras utility is automatically enabled and ready to scan to PageManager (and any other Start button compatible programs) when you press the Start button. If you ever want to disable (or enable) Start button scanning, follow these steps: 1 Click Start, point to Settings, and click the Control Panel icon. 2 Click the Scanners and Cameras icon. You see this dialog box:

Devices tab scanner name

Properties button
3 If necessary, click the Devices tab. Click your scanner name in the box, then click the Properties button.

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4 Click the Events tab. You see this dialog box:
Disable device events checkbox
5 To disable Start button scanning, click the Disable device events checkbox; a check appears in the checkbox. To enable Start button scanning, click the Disable device events checkbox to uncheck it. Then click the checkbox for each application youd like to be able to use with the Start button. If you select more than one application, youll be prompted for the application you want to use when you press the Start button. 6 Click OK.

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Setting Up Monitoring for Macintosh
The EPSON Scanner Monitor installed with EPSON TWAIN on the Macintosh is automatically enabled and set up to scan with PageManager when you press the Start button. If you ever want to disable the EPSON Scanner Monitor, do the following: 1 Select EPSON Scanner Monitor Setup from the Apple menu; you see the EPSON Scanner Monitor dialog box. 2 Click the Enable Monitoring checkbox to uncheck it. 3 Click OK. To enable monitoring, do the following: 1 Select EPSON Scanner Monitor Setup from the Apple menu; you see the EPSON Scanner Monitor dialog box. 2 Click the Enable Monitoring checkbox to check it. 3 Click OK.

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Setting Up PageManager for Start Button Scanning
To use PageManager with your scanners Start button, you must set up PageManagers Scan Buttons palette and assign a destination program or device to the Start button. For example, if you want the images you scan to be sent directly to your image editing program, you can assign the Start button to HotShots (or another image editing program). The Scan Buttons palette appears on the screen whenever PageManager is running so you can select the destination program or device for your scanned images. (If it doesnt appear, open the View menu and click the Scan Buttons option.)

To set up other Start button compliant applications on Windows 98, see the application documentation for instructions. The PageManager program icon on the Macintosh is different; it is shaped like a desktop inbox. See PageManager online help for details.
PageManager program icon with the Start button assigned to it
The icon that contains the Start button icon indicates where images scanned using the Start button will be sent. (You can select PageManager as the destination program for your scanned images if you dont want them to load into a different program.) Follow the instructions in these sections to set up the Scan Buttons: Assigning a Destination to the Start Button Adding a Destination to the Scan Buttons Palette Reassigning Destinations on the Scan Buttons Palette Selecting Scan Button Settings

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Assigning a Destination to the Start Button
PageManager is the default destination program for the Start button. To assign another destination to the Start button, follow these steps: 1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting. You see the Scan Buttons Setting dialog box. Click the Start Button Settings tab. If you select a program or device for which you suppressed the TWAIN interface, be sure to set PageManagers scan settings before you press the Start button. See Selecting Scan Button Settings for details.
select the icon for the program or device you want to assign to the Start button
2 To change the program or device assigned to the Start button, click its icon in the Select target application box. 3 If you want to automatically launch EPSON TWAIN within PageManager when you press the Start button, make sure the Execute Scan Button automatically checkbox is checked. If you want to launch PageManager and display only the Scan Buttons palette when you press the Start button, click the Execute Scan Button automatically checkbox to uncheck it. Youll then need to click a button in the Scan Buttons palette to continue with your scan. 4 Click OK. Using the Start Button Page 28
Adding a Destination to the Scan Buttons Palette
If you want to add program or device icons to the Scan Buttons palette, follow these steps: 1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting. You see the Scan Buttons Setting dialog box. Click the Properties tab, if necessary.

Properties tab Scan to setting list

Add button

2 Click the Add button. On the Macintosh, you see the Add scan button dialog box. 3 Click the arrow in the Scan to (Windows) or Scan to App (Macintosh) setting box. The Scan to setting lists the programs and devices on your system that PageManager can send your scanned file to. Select the program or device you want to add. An icon for it appears in the scroll bar on the left (Windows only). Using the Start Button Page 29
4 Type a name for the icon in the Name field. On an Macintosh, click OK to close the Add scan button dialog box. 5 If the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox is active, you can select whether you want PageManager to open the EPSON TWAIN dialog box when you press the Start button. If you dont check the checkbox, the EPSON TWAIN dialog box appears after you press the Start button and PageManager opens. Then you can preview, select settings, and click Scan when youre ready. If you check the checkbox, PageManager suppresses the EPSON TWAIN dialog box and uses the settings described in step 6. 6 If you checked the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox in step 5, the PageManager scan settings become active.
For the best results, dont suppress the EPSON TWAIN interface when scanning with the Start button. This lets you preview and adjust your image settings the way you want them before you scan.
active PageManager scan settings

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If these settings are active, select the scan settings you want to use whenever you press the program or device icon; see Selecting Scan Button Settings for details. 7 If you want to assign a new destination program or device to the Start button, see Assigning a Destination to the Start Button for instructions. 8 When youre finished adding programs or devices, click OK.

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Reassigning Destinations on the Scan Buttons Palette
You may want to reassign an existing icon to a different program or device, or just change its settings. For example, if you use more than one printer, you may want to reassign the printer icon to each printer as you need it. 1 Open the File menu and select Scan Buttons Setting; then click the Properties tab, if necessary.
If you want to delete an icon from the Scan Buttons palette, select the icon in the scroll bar on the left of the dialog box and click the Remove button.
click the icon for the program or device you want to reassign
2 Click the icon for the program or device you want to reassign in the scroll bar on the left of the dialog box. The current properties for the icon appear to the right. 3 To select a different program or device for the icon, choose it from the Scan to (Windows) or the Scan to App (Macintosh) setting list. 4 If you checked the Suppress TWAIN User Interface checkbox, change any of the active PageManager scan settings as necessary; see Selecting Scan Button Settings for details.

5 To scan a document for an OCR application, select the following settings in EPSON TWAIN: Select the OCR/Line Art tab. Threshold: Select Book or User Defined (and adjust the slider control until you have a clear preview) for the best OCR results.

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Resolution: Select 300 dpi for the best OCR results. (If youre scanning a different type of document, select the settings for it as necessary. See Selecting Settings for more information.) 6 Click the Preview button to prescan the image. Make sure you use a marquee to select the scan area, especially if you are scanning at a resolution of 300 dpi, or higher. See Using Marquees for details. 7 Draw a marquee around the area you want to scan. 8 Click the Scan button to scan your document. EPSON TWAIN scans the document. When scanning is finished, click the Close button to close the EPSON TWAIN window. (If you suppressed the TWAIN interface, the EPSON TWAIN window doesnt appear.) 9 If you set up the Start button to load your scanned images into PageManager, click the Inbox icon to view the image in PageManager. (See your PageManager documentation for instructions on processing images in PageManager.) If you set up the Start button to load the scanned image into your OCR application (or another application), PageManager processes the image and opens the application. After a moment, the scanned image appears in your selected application window. 10 Now you can follow the instructions in the documentation for your application or for PageManager to adjust your image as necessary.

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These sections give instructions for using the utilities installed along with EPSON TWAIN to help you scan and calibrate your system: Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility

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Using the Scanner Monitoring Utility
When you installed EPSON TWAIN on your system, the installer automatically installed one of these scanner monitoring utilities: Scan Events monitor in the Scanners and Cameras utility (Windows 98) EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh) The scanner monitoring utilities let you use one-touch scanning with the scanners Start button and the Presto! PageManager software. If you installed PageManager when you installed your scanner software, see Using the Start Button for instructions on using your scanner monitoring utility.

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Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility

EPSON TWAIN doesnt start.
Problem The scanner isnt ready. Solution Make sure the cables are connected properly. Also make sure your scanner is plugged in and connected before starting EPSON TWAIN. If you started EPSON TWAIN first, exit the program, unplug your scanner, then plug it in again, and restart your system.

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Problem Your system doesnt meet the minimum requirements. EPSON TWAIN needs more memory. EPSON TWAIN is not selected as your TWAIN source. A system error has occurred.
Solution Make sure your computer, scanner, and software are compatible and meet the specifications under System Requirements. Make sure EPSON TWAIN can access enough system memory. See the section on memory allocation in your computer manual. EPSON TWAIN may not be selected as the TWAIN source in your application. See Starting EPSON TWAIN for instructions on selecting it. An error condition may have caused your application or the TWAIN source to stop working correctly. Save any documents in process, close any open applications, and exit Windows. Restart Windows, then start your application and try again. Sometimes an error condition may cause the computer to display a message telling you that your scanner is not recognized. If this happens, restart your computer and try again.
The scanner does not start scanning.
Problem The scanner isnt ready. Solution Check if the scanner is plugged in. If not, plug in the scanner. Then restart your computer and try scanning again.

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Problem Youre scanning a large image and running out of system memory.
Solution If the image youre scanning is too large or if your system has a minimum amount of memory installed, you may run out of memory when you scan. You usually get an error message or your system locks up when this happens. Reduce the image size or resolution and try scanning again. If you still cant scan the image, add more system memory. If youve just scanned a large image in your application and then immediately scanned another, the application may not have released the memory allocated for the first image. Close your application, restart it, and try scanning again. If restarting your application doesnt solve the problem, you may need to reboot your computer.

You cannot scan images at all or only a few dots appear in the scanned image.
Problem You may have selected incorrect scan settings. Solution Select different EPSON TWAIN settings. You may have scanned from the wrong tab or selected an incorrect Image Type or Threshold setting. See Selecting Settings for details.

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Problems Using the Start Button
You see the message No Push button scanner detected. on your Macintosh.
Problem Scanner monitoring doesnt detect the scanner. Solution The EPSON Scanner Monitor (Macintosh) periodically checks on the status of your scanner to make sure its ready. Sometimes the scanner check occurs when your system is processing other information and the scanner is not detected during that particular check. (You may see this message anytime, not just when you press the Start button.) If you see this message, 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 for instructions. If you still see the message, unplug your scanner, then plug it in again and restart your system.
When you press the Start button, nothing happens.
Problem Scanner monitoring is not enabled. Solution Scanner monitoring must be enabled for the Start button to work. See Enabling Scanner Monitoring for instructions.

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Problem PageManager is not installed or the scanner monitor isnt pointing to it.
Solution Make sure you installed PageManager correctly as described in the Scanner Basics book. Also make sure the scanner monitoring utility still points to PageManager as the target application for Start button scanning. See Enabling Scanner Monitoring for instructions. If PageManager starts, but you dont see the EPSON TWAIN window, make sure the destination program or device you assigned to the Start button does not suppress the EPSON TWAIN interface. See Assigning a Destination to the Start Button for details.
When you press the Start button, your system opens programs and scans slowly.
Problem You assigned another destination program to the Start button in PageManager. Solution When you set up PageManager to automatically send files scanned with the Start button to another application, scanning may take longer. This is because your system must use extra resources to open PageManager and EPSON TWAIN, and then scan your image, process it, and send it to another application.

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Problems with Image Quality
The image is distorted or blurred.
Problem The document isnt positioned correctly on the document table. Solution Make sure that the document is placed flat against the document table and that no part of the original is wrinkled or warped. You may have moved the document during scanning. Check the position of the document. Make sure the scanner isnt tilted or placed on an unstable surface.
Color is patchy or distorted at the edges of the document.
Problem The document isnt placed correctly on the document table. Solution If the original is very thick or warped at the edges, the edges of the image may be discolored. Cover the edges of the original with opaque paper to avoid interference from outside light. If part of the original is outside the document table, the edge may be discolored. Change the position of the original.
The image is faint or out of focus.
Problem The document isnt positioned correctly on the document table. Troubleshooting Solution Make sure the document is placed flat on the document table.

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Problem Your monitor isnt calibrated or isnt adjusted correctly.
Solution Make sure you have calibrated your monitor to your scanner as described in Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility. Also check your monitors brightness and contrast settings.
The colors on the monitor seem different than the original image or printed image.
Problem Your monitor may not be calibrated correctly. Solution Depending on your monitor, its resolution/color settings, and your EPSON TWAIN settings, the screen colors may be different from the original colors. This may be normal, especially if the colors in the printed image more closely match the original. Make sure you have correctly calibrated the screen as described in Using the EPSON Screen Calibration Utility. Check which image type tab you are scanning from to make sure it is correct for the type of image youre scanning and for the output device youre using. See Selecting Settings for instructions on changing these settings. The colors in the printed image may not match the original image exactly because the scanning and printing processes use two different color interpreting technologies. Use the Quality (ICM/sRGB for Windows 98 or ColorSync for Macintosh) setting in EPSON TWAIN to more closely match the colors. See Selecting Settings for instructions. EPSON TWAIN is optimized to work with EPSON inkjet printers. See your printer documentation to change the color matching setting or other printer driver settings.

Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support services and automated telephone services 24 hours a day. The following tables list the contact information: Service World Wide Web EPSON Internet FTP Site Access From the Internet, you can reach EPSONs Home Page at http://www.epson.com. If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser (or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your e-mail address as the password. Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. For a free introductory CompuServe membership, call (800) 848-8199 and ask for representative #529.
EPSON Forum on CompuServe

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Service EPSON SoundAdvice
Access For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 922-8911. Access EPSONs technical information library by calling (800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to use this service. For the location of your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller or Customer Care Center, call (800) 922-8911.

EPSON FaxAdvice

EPSON Referral Service
To speak to a technical support representative, dial (310) 974-1970 (U.S.) or (905) 709-3839 (Canada), 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply. Before you call, please have the following information ready: If you need help using another manufacturers software with an EPSON product, see the documentation for that software for technical support information. Product name (EPSON Perfection 610) Product serial number (located on the back of the scanner) Computer configuration Description of the problem You can purchase manuals and accessories from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our website at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

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Glossary
bit Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer processing. A bit can represent two values, on and off, or 1 and 0. The unit that indicates the number of bits allocated for a pixel. The larger the value, the more detail a pixel can represent. A method of adjusting the color image data for a particular type of device so that the reproduction results come close to the original colors. A set of values used when no other selections have been made. A process in which software or an output device simulates continuous tones with groups of dots. Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for resolution. The higher the value, the higher the resolution. A method of using dot patterns to represent an image. A sizeable and moveable frame on a preview image that identifies the part of it selected for scanning. Black and white images, or images represented only by the intensity of luminosity.

bit/pixel color correction default dither dpi Halftone marquee monochrome

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pixel resolution scan
Short for picture element. Every image is composed of a number of pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots. Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels. Measured in dots per inch (dpi), pixels per inch (ppi), or samples per inch (spi). An operation performed by the sensor and the carriage of a scanner. The sensor reads the colors in an image, and sends the color information to the computer as digital data. An EPSON TWAIN option that sets the point at which gray values in an image are represented as either black or white.

Threshold

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Automatic preview, 19

EPSON Accessories, 58 help, 57 to 58

Basic scanning, 11

Help, 57 to 58
Calibration problems, 47, 53 utility, 43 to 45 Color correction options, 53 Color Management settings, 16 ColorSync, 8, 53
Image Color Matching (ICM), 53 Image problems, 52 to 54 Image size, adjusting, 54 Image Type setting, 15
De-screening, 16 Destination setting, 17 problems, 49 Destinations for Start button, 27 to 33 Document position problems, 52
Manual preview, 19 Manual, how to use, 8 to 9 Marquees, 20 to 21 Memory problems, 48, 49 Moir patterns, 55

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Monitor calibrating, 43 to 45, 47, 53 Macintosh, 8 Windows, 7 Monitoring utilities, 6, 23 to 25, 42, 50 to 51
Problems printing, 54 using Start button, 50 to 51 using TWAIN, 47 to 49
One-touch scanning, see Start button Output device problems, 49 Output type, 17

QuickTime, 8

Resolution setting, 16, 18 problems, 55
Placing a document, 37 Presto! PageManager adding destinations, 29 to 31 assigning destinations, 28 problems using, 51 reassigning destinations, 32 to 33 scan button settings, 33 to 35 Start button scanning, 36 to 40 Start button setup, 27 to 35 Previewing images, 19 to 21
Scan button settings, PageManager, 33 to 35 Scan Events, 6, 23, 24 to 25, 42, 50 Scanner monitoring, 6, 23 to 25, 42, 50 to 51 Scanning, 10 to 21 basic, 11 with Start button, 36 to 40 Screen calibration problems, 47, 53 utility, 43 to 45 Service, 57 to 58 Settings, problems with, 49 Page 62

 

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