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How do I load originals in the input tray?

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    Loading Originals in the Input Tray

    You can load originals that meet the document specifications in the input tray.

    Caution:
    Do not load photos, or valuable original documents or artwork, directly into the input tray. This may wrinkle or damage the original. Load these originals using an optional carrier sheet.

    The steps below describe loading originals of the same size. To load originals of multiple sizes at once, see the link at the end of these steps.

    1. Pull up the input tray extension.
    2. Pull out the output tray and its extension, and open the stopper.

      Note: If you are loading an original that is 15.5 inches (393.8 mm) or longer, do not pull out the input or output tray extensions and do not open the stopper.

    3. Slide the input tray edge guides all the way out.

    4. If you are loading a multi-page original, fan your stack of originals.

      Note: If you are loading an original that is 15.5 inches (393.8 mm) or longer, load only one sheet at a time.



    5. Stack the originals with the printed side facing down and slide the stack so the leading edge is at an angle as shown.

    6. Load standard originals into the input tray printed side down and top edge first, and guide them in until they meet resistance.

      • If you are loading paper business cards, load up to 30 cards (printed side down and long edge first) into the input tray horizontally, and slide them in until they meet resistance.

      • If you are loading hole-punched originals, load them with the holes facing down or to the side as shown. The holes must be within 1.2 inches (30 mm) of the edge of the originals.

    7. Slide the edge guides against the edges of the original.

      Note: If you are scanning originals that are 15.5 inches (393.8 mm) or longer, support the original as it enters into and ejects from the scanner as shown and use the following resolutions:

      • 15.5 to 53 inches (393.8 to 1346.2 mm): 600 dpi or less
      • 53 to 215 inches (1346.3 to 5461 mm): 300 dpi or less
      • 215 to 240 inches (5461.1 to 6096 mm): 200 dpi or less


    8. If necessary during scanning, adjust the position of the stopper on the output tray extension to fit the ejected originals.

      Note: If thicker paper does not eject properly or falls from the output tray, push in the output tray and allow the originals to eject freely onto the surface below the scanner. If the scanned images are affected by the originals ejecting below the scanner, try placing the scanner on the edge of a table where the ejected originals can drop freely.

    If scanning thin or wrinkled paper causes paper jams, slow down the feeding speed by selecting Settings > Scanner Settings > Slow > On on the LCD screen.

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    Original Document Specifications
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    Loading Multiple Sizes of Originals in the Input Tray

    You can load originals of different sizes, paper types, and thicknesses at one time in the input tray. Just make sure they meet the original document specifications.

    Caution:
    Do not load photos, or valuable original documents or artwork, directly into the input tray. This may wrinkle or damage the original. Load these originals using an optional carrier sheet.

    1. Pull up the input tray extension.
    2. Pull out the output tray and its extension, and open the stopper.

      Note: If you are loading originals that are 15.5 inches (393.8 mm) or longer, do not pull out the input or output tray extensions and do not open the stopper.

    3. Slide the input tray edge guides all the way out.

    4. Load the originals in the center of the input tray in descending order of paper size with the widest at the back and the narrowest at the front. Slide them in until they meet resistance. Make sure the printed sides are facedown and the top edges are slightly angled in the input tray.

    5. Slide the edge guides against the edges of the widest original.
    6. If necessary during scanning, adjust the position of the stopper on the output tray extension to fit the ejected originals.

      Note: If thicker paper does not eject properly or falls from the output tray, push in the output tray and allow the originals to eject freely onto the surface below the scanner. If the scanned images are affected by the originals ejecting below the scanner, try placing the scanner on the edge of a table where the ejected originals can drop freely.

    If scanning thin or wrinkled paper causes paper jams, slow down the feeding speed by selecting Settings > Scanner Settings > Slow > On on the LCD screen.

    You can also scan originals of multiple sizes by loading them one by one using the Automatic Feeding Mode setting in Epson Scan 2.

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    Scanning in Epson Scan 2
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