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How to use the duplex scan and OCR with Epson Stylus Office BX635FWD?

I use an old Epson Stylus Office BX635FWD. It supports the duplex scan. But in the settings of the scan software I don't find any config for the text recognition. Is it possible / How to achieve the ...
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How can I get MacOS Sonoma to recognize the scanner in my Canon imageClass MF4880dw all-in-one device?

My new MacBook Pro running MacOS Sonoma 14.4.1 works with the printer in my Canon ImageCLASS MF4880dw all-in-one printer/scanner/fax, but I can't get it to recognize the scanner. The drivers for both ...
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Installing epson scanner in Kubuntu and non free plugin

I downloaded the Epson scanner drivers from https://support.epson.net/linux/en/epsonscan2.php When I run the help option: ./install.sh --help 'install.sh' Usage: ./install.sh --help ./install....
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Add DIN B4 format to scan formats

we are using Kyocera 4054ci printers in our office and one department regularly scans files in the DIN B4 format, which is not available in the formats provided by Kyocera. Is it possible to manually ...
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Where are input events from non-mouse/keyboard USB peripherals (e.g. the buttons on a scanner) sent in Linux?

When I plug in a device like a mouse or a keyboard it shows up as an entry in /dev/input/by-id and I can read bytes from that entry to see what input events have occurred, such as keystrokes and ...
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Document scanner Panasonic KV-N1058X: Wrong image height

It was one of my bigger mistakes that I bought a Panasonic KV-N1058X a few months ago. I am having all sorts of problems with it, but yesterday I noticed something that stopped me immediately from ...
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Kyocera m5521cdn scanner is busy

I have been using Kyocera Print Center to scan over LAN, and it has worked perfectly in the past. However, recently, I encounter an error message that says, "a problem occurred during scanning.&...
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NAPS2 Auto detect image when scanning

Is there any way to detect image. I have HP LaserJet Pro MFP M28 printer/scanner and I have some pictures with different sizes to scan. Can I set up NAPS2 to automatically detect image from whole ...
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Zebra LI2208 doesn't work properly in a intellistand

I put my scanner into the intellistand (STND-GS00UNC-04) and it didn't switch to presentation mode. I tried to enable hands-free mode a even factory reset but it didn't help. Thanks
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Scan over Wifi with HP MFP from Debian Server

I try to use the Scanner of a "HP Color Laser MFP 178nw" on a Debian Server in a different network. I can use the scanner on my Laptop if it is in the same network via Airprint. I tried ...
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Mac scanning ports 137, 161, 7000

I got a mac scanning for ports 137, 161, 7000 pinging the whole network. here an image: Before proceeding with some in depth analysis i would love to see if some of you can share some knowledge and ...
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Vuescan V9 x64 Washing color of cream art card to white. How to make it treat the artcard as a image not a document?

I am using Hamrick Software Vuescan V9 x64 on Windows 10 with a Canon LIDE 220 Scanner. I am trying to scan some prints on a light cream colored art card. The art card has some rather nice texture ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 and epsonscan2: scanner detected, but I still can't scan

Epson DS-6500. USB scanner (not networked). Works on Widows 10, not on Ubuntu 22.04. I've installed epsonscan2 by downloading from here and extracting to directory "epson' that has the proper ...
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Can iSCSI be used share SCSI scanner over network?

Last weekend, I got an old, but very high-end, SCSI slide scanner. My "real" computer is a laptop running Windows 10. AFAIK, there's no cheap/good way to directly give it a "real" ...
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How do I get larger high-resolution images from my Epson Expression 10000XL scanner?

I have an Epson 10000 XL scanner that I use at work. It's capable of scanning at a high resolution, but the problem is that when it's on its highest resolution setting, it limits the size of the image ...
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HP Envy Pro 6432 scans every document at a slight angle - how can I fix this?

My HP Envy Pro 6432 all-in-one printer scans every document (be it using the document feeder or the scanner glass) with a 1 degree angle. At present I use the Windows HP Smart software to manually ...
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Sharp Network Printer/Scanner Will Only Add as a Scanner. No Printing Functionality

I am attempting to diagnose an issue on an employees machine but have had no luck. Their particular machine stopped being able to print to the particular printer yesterday. I checked it this morning ...
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Finding VPNs using scans

I understand that nmap doesn't know how to recognize some VPN protocols, but I need a way to scan a port and find a result so I know that the port is VPN.
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IrfanView stopped recognizing any scanner driver / TWAIN source after either Windows 11 22H2 update or after installation of faulty scanner driver

When I select File > Select Scan/TWAIN Source... menu item, I see an empty box with zero items / TWAIN sources / scanner drivers. I have three scanner drivers installed in my Windows 11 Pro 22H2. ...
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Does anyone know how to lighten a drawing from .tiff file?

I have a photocopy of an old machine drawing from 1982. It looks like it has been taped and I have been tasked with trying to edit the drawing so that it is eligible. Other from lightening the ...
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gscan2pdf on Linux Mint: Scanner works only as root

I'm trying to get a Brother ADS-2200 scanner to work with gscan2pdf on Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon. The scanner is recognized and works with Document Scanner without any issue. However, when opening ...
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Popup provided by scanner driver does not offer a double-sided scan option

I am using a HP multifunction device to scan into a bespoke application for ongoing document storage. The application has generic TWAIN/WIA scanning interfaces - via TWAIN which appears to be the ...
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How to create a Reset Factory Barcode image for a Bluetooth Scanner?

I have a Newland NLS-BS80 Bluetooth Barcode Scanner and it has a "Restore Factory Defaults" Barcode in its manual printed in paper. This barcode instantly reset the device to its factory ...
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Best Way to Bulk Scan Center Stapled Booklets

I wanted to scan some A4-Sized Textbooks that had the centre stapled binding. There are around 60 (15-25 sheets each) of them that I wanted to scan as soon as possible. Is there any way I can scan ...
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Linux HP AIO scanner has blue tint (HPLIP, scanimage)

I have an Odroid with Ubuntu running and connected via LAN an HP LaserJet 3055 AIO. I‘ve got the printer as well as the scanner basically running. I used HPLIP and can now scan with e. g. scanimage ...
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Force Windows to check for printer status

When I want to print something I have to turn on my network printer. This usually takes about a few seconds to get it online and then I can start printing from my phone or my MacBook. However, with ...
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How was my MFP able to save scanned document to my computer without a password?

I was scanning document with Canon MB2100 and it asked me where to save it. I choose "Computer" and it showed my Windows computer in a format username (SMBNAME) It didn't ask any passwords, ...
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Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci - eMail sending suddenly stopped working

Our Kyocera "Scan to eMail" facility suddenly stopped working. I checked the email account settings it uses in Thunderbird email client and it showed a problem (error message after sending ...
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Scan documents longer than 14 inches with Brother scanner using SANE in Linux?

I have a Brother MFC-L3750CDW. I would like to scan documents longer than 14 inches (long receipts) from the feeder. I have found many articles on Brother's website for how to do this with windows ...
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SaneTwain won't run on WIN 10

I am trying to use SaneTwain v1.37 under Win 10 Pro 64 bi6 v2iH2 to connect to a Scan Server ( Raspberry Pi, Buster) There aren't may posts on this subject but all I have found seem to be about ...
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Vertical lines appearing in scanned documents

My HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 has served me well, both as a printer and a document scanner. However, recently my scanned documents have started to suffer from vertical lines appearing. As an example, here'...
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Convert coloured book scan pdf to 1 bit black and white

I have a high dpi book scan which is very slow to read, probably owing to the fact that it has all gradation and colourful goodness of the pages and text. I want to get rid of everything extra and ...
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How to get/set default image scanner in windows powershell (WIA)

I am trying to build a program that involves scanning. I am trying to use powershell to just scan a document and save it to a specified location, and I have found a program that I can use through ...
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Share sane scanner over network so Windows can access it

I have two printer/scanners (both Brother MFC-2700DW) and I also have some windows 11 computers and a Mac that's not critical to support but Id still like to. The drivers + windows 11 don't really ...
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Giving out printer/scanner for repair replacement and personal data cached

I have a home printer/scanner (Epson XP235) that has malfunction and needs repair. Do the scanner/printers cache any data (from printed/scanned documents) that I should make sure are wiped out before ...
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Canon printer error 2, 140, 21

I have a canon Pixma MG2500 series 2570 printer that is 3 years old, and I wanted to test if it would work before scrapping it. To day I installed the drivers from this Canon official website ...
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Unable to use scanner. Scanner detected by system but not by software. Live USB works perfectly but my installed destro could not find the drivers

When I plug in my HP desktop Ink Advantage 3635 in my Debian stable it shows a notification that a printer has been connected but nothing happens after that. I open Xsane but it couldn't find the ...
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How can I scan a document without losing the original quality?

I am scanning in pages from an old book so that I can recreate the font of this book, but the letters are pretty small and if I scan them in at 150 or 300 dpi I won't get the details needed to ...
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USB port splitter to transfer data to 2 PCs [closed]

Does anyone know of a USB splitter that can transfer data to excel files on 2 PCs? I am looking to have badge scans using one scanner to record on different files on 2 PCs. In short, I need to connect ...
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Can I scan with a HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 without logging into an HP account?

I bought an HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 for its duplex scanning capability. The HP Smart scan application will not scan anything without logging into an HP account. I absolutely do not want anything I ...
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How do I connect a scanner and scan a document on Windows Server 2019?

I have a computer running Windows Server 2019 standard. I know that it isn't the typical use case for Windows Server, but I am trying to connect a Canon TR4520 printer/scanner so I can scan paper ...
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Default scanner settings in Windows 10 for all users

This is my first post here so apologies in advance for any breaches in etiquette... My organisation is using OCR software to scan in forms using Kodak scanners to capture data (on Windows 10). The ...
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Fingerprint scanner doesn't work

I reinstalled windows 10 pro on my laptop, an Asus VivoBook s430fn with an i7, MX150 2gb 1tb hdd, 8gb ram. When I went in sign-in options I tried to set up a fingerprint but it said that it couldn't ...
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Debian simple-scan inoperative shortcuts

I installed Emmabuntus (Debian Buster based) on an ordinosaur computer with LXQt as DE. The simple-scan application v3.30.1.1 is installed by default and works, but the supposed shortcuts ctrl + f and ...
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Brother network multifunction printers: how to modify scan target?

To use the scanner function of a Brother networked multifunction printer on Windows, a software named Control Center has to be installed (it is shipped with the drivers). During the installation of ...
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What purpose does the brush serve at the exit point of a scanner?

I've always wondered what this was used for. This is visible on the underside of my Epson ES-500 form feeding scanner. There are lots of hairs on the brush of this scanner designed for office use. ...
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What causes these patchwork lines in the resulting image from my scanner?

I'm trying to scan some old trading cards (AD&D Trading Cards from 1991) and I'm having trouble getting a good scan result on a flat bed scanner. The issue I'm having is the resulting image ...
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Do scans at a chosen DPI resolution have all the same file size?

If I scan a batch of documents, all the same format — not the same content — at same DPI value, will each page take the same amount of bytes?
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Windows user permissions mean that Epson 2 Scan Utility must be 'Run As Administrator'

I have a Windows 10 64-bit Dell laptop where the account I normally log into was set up by a company which no longer exists. The user name is "Administrator" and here are the details for ...
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Brother DCP-J315W - scanner not working on Windows when using WIA drivers

I was using NAPS2 to scan documents on my Brother DCP-J315W all-in-one (over wi-fi). It was configured in such way that WIA driver was used. My OS is Windows 10 PRO x64 (v.2004). Suddenly scanning ...
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