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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scholarly Commons Scanners

This guide provides instructions for using the scanners in the Scholarly Commons (Main Library 220)


Image of the Espon DS-600 Sheet Feed scanner


Scanning Setup

Scanning Setup

To begin using the Epson Sheet Feed Scanner,  open the software on the computer by clicking the icon labeled ‘Epson Scan’.

The dropdown menu in the upper left-hand corner allows the user to select different interface modes, with “Home
Mode” being the most basic and “Professional Mode” being for advanced users. This guide will cover
“Office Mode.”

Set image type

  • The Image Type menu determines whether the image will be scanned in color, grayscale, or black and white.

Determine document destination

  • Document Source
    • Document Table: manually scan one sheet at a time
    • ADF Single-sided: automated document feed, single sided scans
    • ADF Double-sided: automated document feed, double sided scans
    • Auto Detect: scanner will attempt to detect document source
  • Size
    • Set the size of the document being scanned
  • Orientation
    • Set portrait or landscape mode
  • Resolution
    • Set dots per inch (dpi). By default this should be 300 which is adequate for most applications. Higher DPI settings will result in higher quality scans and larger file sizes.


  • Place item in either the feeder tray or on the document table
    • Click "Scan"
    • Designate the location for scans to be saved
    • Enter a filename prefix and start number if necessary
    • Chose Image Format
    • Click, "OK"
  • Adding Pages
    • After scanning click "Add Page" if you would like to continue scanning or click "Save file" if scans are complete.

Image Adjustments

  • If finished scans are in need of improvement, apply the appropriate options below and re-scan documents
    • Adjust brightness and contrast
    • Unsharp mask increases image sharpness
    • Text Enhancement sharpens letters
    • Descreening removes hatched patterns

User's Manual

Unsupervised Copyright Notice

The Law Requires That We Tell You This:

Copyright Notice for Unsupervised Copying Equipment:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material;. the person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.

The Law Does Not Require That We Tell You This:

The law is not only for copyright holders. Users have rights too.

Fair Use (Title 17, U.S. Code §107) allows users to make certain uses of copyrighted works without permission. Learn about fair use then use your best judgement. 


For more information review the library guide on Copyright, review Scholarly Communication and Publishing's (SCP) websitecontact SCP, or email Copyright Librarian, Sara Benson.