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What scanning resolution should I use to get the best results when I print the scanned image?

  • When you use the scanner buttons and EPSON Smart Panel™, the software selects the best settings automatically. Here are some recommended settings for different types of scans.

    Image typeRecommended Image TypeScanning Resolution for printing
    PhotographColor Photo300 dpi
    Small photograph to be enlargedColor Photo 300 dpi to 3200 dpi
    MagazineColor Photo 300 dpi
    Newspaper (text only)Text (Background Removal) 400 dpi
    Text for OCRText (Background Removal) 400 dpi
    Text with imagesColor Document 400 dpi
    Line artLine art 300 to 3200 dpi
    35 mm film or slideTPU for neg. film 300 to 3200 dpi
    1. If your final file is for on-screen viewing (for example, on a web page or in an e-mail message), select 96 dpi for your resolution.

    2. If you are enlarging your image, you must manually increase the resolution (dpi) proportionally to maintain the resolution of your original.

    Note: If you use the scan to P.I.M. feature, make sure you print with the P.I.M. enabled program that came with your P.I.M. enabled printer.
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