Placing Originals

Place your originals on the platen glass or in the feeder. For originals such as books and thick/thin paper which cannot be loaded in the feeder, place the original on the platen glass. If you want to scan 2-sided originals or continue to scan several sheets of originals, place them in the feeder. For information on loadable sizes, etc., see Main Unit and 2-Sided Single Pass Feeder.
Use originals that are completely dry
When placing originals, make sure that any glue, ink, or correction fluid on the originals has completely dried.
To avoid paper jams
The use of stiff or elastic paper may result in paper jams in some operating environments. Such paper should be loosened up slightly before being loaded.
Do not place the following types of originals in the feeder as this may cause paper jams:
Wrinkled or creased paper
Carbon paper or carbon-backed paper
Curled or rolled paper
Coated paper
Torn originals
Originals with large holes
Onion skin or thin paper
Stapled or clipped originals
Paper printed by a thermal transfer printer
Originals with notes attached
Originals pasted together
Originals placed in a clear file
Business cards made of materials other than paper (fabric, leather, plastic, etc.)
Business cards made of rough or uneven paper, such as washi (traditional Japanese paper)
Business cards with special finishes, such as embossing or foil
To scan originals more accurately
Originals placed in the feeder are scanned while being fed into the machine. On the other hand, originals placed on the platen glass remain in a fixed position while they are scanned. To ensure more accurate scanning results, placing originals on the platen glass is recommended.

Placing Originals on the Platen Glass

Open the feeder.
Place the original face down on the platen glass.
Align the corner of the original with the top-left corner of the platen glass, and place the original so that the top and the bottom are properly positioned, as shown in the following illustrations.
Gently close the feeder.
The original is ready for scanning.
Before starting the scanning, specify the paper size and scanning size to match the size of the original.
When scanning is complete, remove the original from the platen glass.
When closing the feeder, take care that your eyes are not exposed to light emitted through the platen glass.
If a thick original such as a book or magazine is placed on the platen glass, do not press down hard on the feeder.

Placing Originals in the Feeder

Do not place items in the original output tray, as doing so may cause damage to your originals.
Check that the original retainer is lowered.
Align the slide guides to fit the size of your originals.
When loading originals that are LGL size, pull out the original output tray extension and raise the original stopper to prevent the ends of the originals from drooping over the end of the tray.
If the output originals are not stacked evenly, just raise the original stopper.
Fan the original stack and align the edges.
Fan the original stack in small batches, and align the edges by lightly tapping the stack on a flat surface a few times.
Place the originals face up and as far into the feeder as they will go.
Place the original so that its top and bottom are properly positioned, as shown in the following illustrations.
Load originals with short edges of 87 mm or less oriented as shown in the following illustrations.
When scanning thin originals (52 g/m² or less) or A6R size or smaller originals, raise the original retainer.
Originals are ready for scanning.
Before starting the scanning, specify the paper size and scanning size to match the size of the original.
Load limit lines
Make sure that the original stack does not exceed the load limit lines (). If you place originals that exceed the limit, they may not be scanned or may cause a paper jam.
When placing an original that is folded
Always smooth out any folds in your originals before placing them into the feeder.
Align the slide guides securely against the edges of the original
Slide guides that are too loose or too tight can cause misfeeds or paper jam.
While originals are being scanned
Do not add or remove originals.
When scanning long strip originals
If you scan long originals (which have a length of up to 630 mm), support the originals by hand when scanning and outputting paper.
When placing thin paper originals
Thin originals may become creased, if used in a high temperature or high humidity environment.
It may be difficult to place thin paper originals. In this case, lightly bend the paper while placing it.
Make sure that you do not push too hard when placing the original. The original may not be fed correctly, or may cause a paper jam.
When repeatedly scanning the same original
It is recommended that you do not repeatedly scan the same original more than five times (this varies depending on paper quality). The original may fold or become wrinkled, or become difficult to send.
Color original scan range
When a color original is scanned with a setting made for automatic color discrimination, it may be identified as a black-and-white document if it contains color portions only in the gray areas as shown in the following figure.
1-sided originals
2-sided originals
Front side
Back side
 Paper feed
: 10 mm
: 17 mm
To scan originals as color document, set the machine to Full Color mode.