Written by: Bryan Tor
Updates Provided By: Naman Sudan
Last Updated: Fall Quarter 2019
The Epson Expression 11000XL is an excellent photo scanner. It can scan objects that are transparent, and can produce high quality scans. At the DSC, the Expression 1000XL is connected to a Macintosh computer which has the VueScan software installed. VueScan helps users control aspects of their scan.
Using the provided cloth towel, wipe any dust or other material off of the scanner glass. Additionally, make sure the scanner is turned on, by pressing the button located on the lower left of the scanner's front.
You may be scanning two different types of documents: those with a straight edge, and those with a rough edge. Straight edge documents are typically sheets of printed paper, while rough edge documents can be newspapers, books, or documents not in paper format. If the document does not align well with the ruler on the scanning bed, then users can assume that document has a rough edge.
Users should use their best judgment differentiating between straight edge and rough edge documents.
|Align straight edge documents right up to the upper left-hand corner of the scanner.|
|Align rough edge documents around to the upper left-hand corner of the scanner, with about a half-inch buffer between the edges.|
Some documents users wish to scan will be transparent. We recommend that if users are scanning such transparent items, that they remove the document cover of the scanner. There is a specific way the document cover should be inserted into the scanner.
This is what the scanner should look like with the document cover properly inserted in:
This is what the scanner should not look like, when the document cover is inserted in upside down.
VueScan is a program used for image scanning available for use at the DSC. This guide explains how to use VueScan in conjunction with the Expression Scanner. The icon for the VueScan application is displayed on the right, and a shortcut to the program is on the taskbar.
Before opening VueScan, make sure the Expression Scanner is turned on, so that VueScan can identify which scanner it needs to use. Once you have opened the VueScan program, there will be a menu on the left-hand side of the application window. Make sure that its options match with the recommendations displayed bellow.
The top tool bar has a collection of other options for users. We recommend users to leave these options at their default settings, which are listed bellow:
If users only need to scan a specific part of a large document, they can select the specific part of the document they would like to scan. First, select the Preview button to see a preview of the scan. Then, click and drag on the Preview to select the area that should only be scanned. A marquee box should form around the selected area.
Users will need to save their scanned documents one scan at a time. Make sure you have default folder selected well.