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How do I scan @ MCAD?

MCAD Labs, Studios and Library:

Epson scanners can be found throughout the school: classrooms 430, 331, and 230, the Service Bureau, the Library, the Learning Center, the Design Studio, the Comic Studio, The Printshop, and the BS Studio.

Make sure the scanner is powered on and properly connected to your computer. Also, be sure that the scanner_s glass is clean. Cleaning supplies can be requested at the Service Bureau counter. (*Film guides for scanning slides or film can be checked out from the Service Bureau or Library Circulation desk.)

    1. Lift cover, place original on flatbed, and (gently) lower the cover
    2. Launch Epson Scan from the Applications folder.
    3. If a window opens asking you to select a scanner, choose EPSON v700 (smaller scan bed) or 10000XL/11000XL (large scan bed) and click the OK button.
    4. In the Epson Scan Window, select "Professional Mode" on the upper right Mode pulldown
    5. In the professional mode window, click the "Preview" button at the bottom.
    6. The "Professional Mode" window allows you to manually adjust settings in the following order:
        • Select the basic settings:
      1. Document Type: "Reflective"
      2. Document Source: "Document Table"
      3. Auto Exposure Type: "Photo"
      4. Destination- Image Type: Choose _24-bit Color_ or "8-bit Greyscale"
      • Set the scan area for your image by using your curser to draw a marquee box around the portion of your image you would like to scan. The size of the selected scan area will appear under the Source fields.
    • Scale the image by raising or decreasing the Target size.
  • Set the Resolution to a DPI that is appropriate for what you will be using the image for. Standard settings are 72dpi for web or online use, and 300dpi for items that will be printed.

 

  1. Click "Scan". The File Save Settings window will open.
  2. Under Location, click the "Other" button, then click the "Choose" button. Select a folder on the Temp_Storage drive or your portable media like a USB drive. ***If in a lab, you will be unable to save files to your desktop, or any folders in the temp user directory!*** Saving files to the Temp_Storage partition is the way to go!
  3. You can name your scan file in the File Name > Prefix section.
  4. Under Image Format, click the Type drop down list and choose the appropriate format for your needs. Typically TIFF is recommend if you need a high-quality scan that you will be editing later in Photoshop. If you just need a quick low-res scan JPEG will suffice.
  5. Click the OK button. The scanner will now scan your image and save it to the folder you choose earlier.

 

MCAD Student MacBooks

There are EPSON 4990 Laptop Scanning Stations in the following areas: the Library, and a mobile scanning stations available for check out from the Media Center.

Make sure scanner is powered on and properly connected to your MacBook using the USB cable provided. Also, be sure that the scanner_s glass is clean. Cleaning supplies can be requested at the Service Bureau counter. (*Film guides for scanning slides or film can be checked out from the Service Bureau or Library Circulation desk.)

  1. Lift cover, place original on flatbed, and (gently) lower the cover.
  2. Launch Epson Scan from the Applications folder.
  3. If a window opens asking you to select a scanner, choose EPSON Perfection 4990 and click the OK button.
  4. In the Epson Scan Window, select "Professional Mode" on the upper right Mode pulldown
  5. In the professional mode window, click the "Preview" button at the bottom.
  6. The "Professional Mode" window allows you to manually adjust settings in the following order:
  7. Select the basic settings:
  8. Document Type: "Reflective"
    Document Source: "Document Table"
    Destination- Image Type: Choose _24-bit Color_ or "8-bit Greyscale
  9. Set the scan area for your image by using your curser to draw a marquee box around the portion of your image you would like to scan. Sizes of scanned areas will appear under the Source field.
    • Scale the image by raising or decreasing the Target size.
    • Set the Resolution to a DPI that is appropriate for what you will be using the image for. Standard settings are 72dpi for web or online use, and 300dpi for items that will be printed.
  10. Click "Scan". The File Save Settings window will open.
  11. Under Location, click the "Other" button, then click the "Choose" button. Select a folder on the Temp_Storage drive. ***If in a lab, you will be unable to save files to your desktop, or any folders in the temp user directory!*** Saving files to the Temp_Storage partition is the way to go!
  12. You can name your scan file in the File Name > Prefix section.
  13. Under Image Format, click the Type drop down list and choose the appropriate format for your needs. Typically TIFF is recommend if you need a high-quality scan that you will be editing later in Photoshop. If you just need a quick low-res scan JPEG will suffice.
  14. Click the OK button. The scanner will now scan your image and save it to the folder you choose earlier.
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