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Epson GT-20000

Basics

Turn on the scanner.

If the green light is lit on front left of the scanner, it is on and ready to scan.

If it is not, turn on the scanner by pushing the button in the power button (a), which is gray and located in the lower left of the front side.


 

a. Power button
b. Start button
c. Ready light
d. Error light

scanner_lights_buttons

 

 

  • The automatic document feeder (used by placing documents in the feeder on the lid of the scanner) allows you to automatically load multiple-page documents (up to 100 sheets) into your scanner. This is particularly useful for OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
  • The document table (used by lifting the cover) would be best for images, artwork maps or bound volumes.

 

Using the automatic document feeder

Review your documents for appropriateness.

  • Paper size: The scanner accepts the following sizes.

A3

Portrait

Ledger

Portrait

B4

Portrait

Legal

Portrait

A4

Portrait/Landscape

Letter

Portrait/Landscape

B5

Portrait/Landscape

Executive

Portrait/Landscape

A5

Portrait/Landscape

 

  • Paper condition: Documents must meet the following conditions.
    • The ink is dry.
    • The document has no holes and is not ripped or wrinkled.
    • The document has no staples, paper clips, or other objects attached to it; these may damage the feeder mechanism.
    • The document has no folds within 0.2 inches (5 mm) from the edges.
    • The document has no cut-out areas.
    • The document is not a multi-part form or bound.
    • The document has no rear carbon coating.

Remove any documents from the document table.

Place your documents (up to 100 sheets) in the document feeder's input tray with the printed side facing up and the bottom edge facing into the feeder. Slide the paper into the feeder until it meets resistance. Do not load different size sheets.

Slide the edge guide over to the edge of the paper. 

Start the scan.

Click the blue-green button on the front of the scanner (b).

The Epson Scan Application will launch.

Change your settings as appropriate to the document you are scanning and the final output needed. We recommend these settings to scan a basic text document into a PDF.

  • From the Mode Menu at the top right of the Epson Scan window choose Office Mode.
  • Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting.
  • Select one of these settings as the Document Source setting.
    • ADF - Single-sided: Select this setting when you use the ADF to load your documents and scan only one side of your document pages.
    • ADF - Double-sided: Select this setting when you use the ADF to load your documents and scan both sides of your document pages.
  • Select the size of your original document as the Size setting.
  • Set the Resolution at 400.

Click Preview. The Preview window appears and displays the images of your documents. If the preview looks as expected, continue. If not, cancel and adjust settings.

IMPORTANT: Place document pages that were ejected during the preview process on top of the rest of the pages.

Click Scan.

In the File Save Settings window

  • Note or change the Location that the file will be saved.
  • Choose PDF from the Image Format list.

Click OK and the document will be scanned.

The Add Page Confirmation window will pop up. If you have scanned all the pages for this document, click Edit Page. If you have more pages for this document, click Add Page and follow the steps to scan additional pages into your document.

Note: Adobe Acrobat Professional can also be used to combine two or more PDF documents into a single document.

In the Edit Page window, you should rotate all pages if necessary and then click OK.

 

Using the flatbed scan function

Position the resource to be scanned at the back left corner.

Start the scan.

Click the blue-green button on the front of the scanner (b in Figure 1).

The Epson Scan Application will launch.

Change your settings as appropriate to the document you are scanning and the final output needed. We recommend these settings to scan a basic image into a tiff file.

  • From the Mode Menu at the top right of the Epson Scan window choose Office Mode.
  • Select Color, Grayscale, or Black&White as the Image Type setting.
  • Select Document Table as Document Source setting.
  • For the Size setting, select Auto Detect.
  • Set the Resolution at 400.

Click Preview. In the Preview mode, you can do the following to adjust the image before it is scanned:

  • To select your scan area, create a marquee that marks the edges of your image area. You can move the marquee to change the scan area.
  • To zoom in on an image, click inside the scan area and click the Zoom button. Epson Scan prescans again and displays a larger preview on the Zoom tab.
  • To adjust the image quality, use the Image Adjustment settings at the bottom of the Epson Scan window.

Click Scan.

In the File Save Settings window

  • Note or change the Location that the file will be saved.
  • Choose TIFF from the Image Format list.

Click OK and the image will be scanned and saved in the Location indicated.

 

 

 

Reference links on the web:

Epson's product support page

Epson's FAQs

Epson's Documents & Manuals

UI Library's Best Practices for Creating Digital Collections