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Scanner

A Hewlett-Packard flatbed colorscanner is available in the Huygens building of the Science faculty. The scanner doesn't have an automatic document feeder anymore, if one needs that, one can use the scanner in the FNWI library.

Location of the scanner

  • HG03.000 (in the corridor next to the printer vermeer).

Properties of the scanner and PC

The scanner type is Scanjet 825 Document Scanner. It has a hardware resolution of 4800x4800dpi, 48 bits colordepth and a maximum scan format of 216 x 356 mm. Using the automatic document feeder it is possible to scan upto 50 pages (both single- and double sided).

The scanner PC is a managed PC, a Dell Optiplex SX280 P4 2.8 GHz with 512 MB memory. The HP scanner software, including OCR (optical character recognition) is installed.

Who can use the scanner?

Everybody who has an account can logon to the PC and use the scanner.

How to use the scanner?

  • Setup: On the desktop choose Scan, in the HP director choose Settings. Choose Scan Picture Settings, go to the tab Save Settings and at Save to: type for example H:\. Just look around in the other menu items, you can adjust all kinds of scanning options like, for example, the scan quality.
  • Scanning of text via the document feeder:
    • Put the paper in the document feeder (no more than 50 pages).
    • Turn the switch on top of the scanner to single or double sided.
    • On your Desktop choose Scan.
    • In the HP Director choose Scan Document.
    • Scan for editable text(OCR) choose yes.
    • Original contains graphics choose yes.
    • Make a choice from the list Scan to: save to file or Microsoft Word.
    • Now click on Scan.
    • If you want to scan more pages, Click on Scan, otherwise choose Done.
    • If you had choose save to file then a dialog 'Save as' appears, otherwise Word is started with the scanned text.
  • Scanning of pictures via the document feeder:
    • Put the paper in the document feeder (no more than 50 pages).
    • Turn the switch on top of the scanner to single- or double sided.
    • On your Desktop choose Scan.
    • In the HP Director choose Scan Document.
    • Choose for Original from Document Feeder and click Scan.
    • The picture is now scanned with default settings and saved to the default location with the name scan (in the default image file format).
  • Scanning of text or pictures via the glass pane is done in exactly the same way, but take care there are no pages in the document feeder, because in that case the document feeder will be automatically used to scan. You can also make a choice which part of a page to scan, select a differnet resolution, select another colordepth, etc. Choose Accept whenever you are ready scanning.

Tips when using the scanner

  • Do not use the PC longer than needed to make your scans. This is especially true if other people are waiting to use the scanner. The most sensible way would be to make the scans, save the data in one of possible file formats (compressed tif, gif, jpeg, PostScript, etc.). Then move over to some other PC and edit the scans with for example Paint, Gimp or xv.
  • Whenever scanning, choose a sensible resolution. A very high resolution will produce much larger output files. If you scan a picture or a foto to be used to display on a computer screen or inserted in a website, then a resolution between 60-100 dpi, the resolution of most computer screens, is best suited for pictures.