Our flatbed scanners can be operated using dedicated scanning applications (i.e. Photoshop Plug-ins are not available). Most commonly, the software you would use is Epson Scan, but Image Capture is an option on all scanning stations.
Please take great care to avoid placing anything on the glass that might scratch it (e.g., coil binder from a sketchbook).
Epson Perfection V500 Photo Flatbed (Main Lab, Station 06)
You should use this scanner for all jobs that are Letter/A4 size or smaller. You can find a brief set of operating instructions attached to the lid of the scanner. If all other film scanners are being used, it can also be used to scan some negative sizes.
The ability to automatically trigger actions by pressing buttons on the front of the scanner has been disabled. You will need to launch the dedicated scanning application (EpsonScan or Image Capture) manually.
During COVID-19 restrictions, this scanner is not available.
Epson Expression 10000XL Large Format Flatbed (Main Lab, Station 15)
If you have items to scan that are larger than letter/A4, size, this is the scanner to use. You can find a brief set of operating instructions attached to the lid of the scanner.
During COVID-19 restrictions, this scanner is located at Station 20.
Epson Perfection V700 Photo Flatbed for Transparent Media (Main Lab, Station 05)
This scanner is to be used for scanning film or other transparent media up to 4″ x 5″ negatives. Holders for various forms of transparent media are kept beside the scanner. If you have 35 mm film or slides, you can also use the Nikon Coolscan scanner (Main Lab, Station 10). The V700 will be quicker if you have a batch of photos from the same shoot (i.e. similar exposure, lighting, etc.) while the Coolscan gives you good control over individual shots.
Instructions on how to scan using Epson Scan software and transparencies is available on Epson’s web site:
- Scanning in Professional Mode
- Placing Film or Slides (the document mat has already been removed, so you may skip to the instructions for the media you are scanning)
- Previewing and Adjusting the Scan Area (you will generally want to use Thumbnail Preview for Film unless the scanner is not detecting your frames correctly)