Having trouble with your scanner in your brand new printer or photocopier?

This blog will give you a brief overview of basic scanning techniques. Please bear in mind that machines do differ and there may be minor differences from the ones mentioned.

So what does it all mean? Scanning is a process that converts hard copy documents into electronic information, which your computer stores.

Now lets help you to start scanning!

  1. All machines should be turned on – this includes your computer and printer. Other elements such as your internet/Wi-Fi may also need to be switched on too. If nothing seems to be working then it’s worth checking the connection wires in your machines.
  1. When everything seems to be in working order lift up the printer or copier document lid and inspect the surface for dust and fingerprints that could effect your scan.
  1. Place the document you want to copy and face it down on the glass (we don’t recommend your face). Then line your document up to the edge of the glass rulers; this alignment ensures that it will be squared to the scan.
  1. Close the printer or copiers document lid to secure the sheet and to avoid the glare from the laser through the scanner.
  1. Sometimes your machine may ask you to pick a scan resolution. If so, you should not that the higher the DPI (dots per inch) count, the sharper and more defined the scan will be.
  1. Click the scan button; this may pop up on your computer or printer so you’ll have to investigate further depending on the system you use.
  1. You can check the preview of your scan if you decided to scan to computer. Depending on your copier or printer, you might have to prompt your computer to display the preview.
  1. If you want to make changes to the scan you can edit the image as it appears on your computer. Enlarging, resizing or changing things within the final scan will depend on the software you have.
  1. Accept the scan and save.

And hey presto, you did it! Well-done!