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

  • When you use the options for the Scan button on the RX500 and the functions on EPSON Smart Panel, the software selects the best settings automatically. Here are some recommended settings for different types of scans.

    Image TypeRecommended Document Type (selected in Home Mode)Scanning resolution for printing (selected in Professional Mode)
    PhotographPhoto300 dpi
    Small photograph to be enlargedPhoto300 dpi to 2400 dpi
    MagazineMagazine300 dpi
    NewspaperNewspaper400 dpi
    Text for OCRText/Line Art400 dpi
    Line artText/Line Art300 to 2400 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.
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