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Supplement

ScanMaker 5950 Pro features, scenarios, and information

Getting to Know Your ScanMaker 5950 Pro

The ScanMaker 5950 Pro is a 48-bit color document scanner with an attached
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) that holds up to 50 pages of paper for
unattended scanning. It features 2400 x 4800-dpi optical resolution, and has a
throughput run of about seven pages per minute. In addition, it also features seven
Smart-Touch buttons plus a convenient Power button on the front panel to automate
scanner functions.

Contents
Getting to Know Your ScanMaker 5950 Pro .................................................. 1 D. Scanning for Copying .................................................................. 15
Features of the ScanMaker 5950 Pro .............................................................. 2 E. Scanning for OCR .......................................................................... 16
Taking a Closer Look ........................................................................................ 3 Maintenance .................................................................................................. 18
Positioning Your Documents ......................................................................... 4 Cleaning the Scan Sensor Cover ...................................................... 18
Scanning Scenarios ......................................................................................... 5 Cleaning the Rollers .......................................................................... 18
A. Scanning a Single-Sheet Document ............................................. 6 How to Replace the Rubber Pad ...................................................... 19
B. Scanning a Stack of Documents ................................................. 10 Specifications / System Requirements ........................................................ 20
C. Scanning for Archiving ................................................................ 14 FCC Compliance Statement .......................................................................... 21

Copyright © 2004 Microtek International, Inc. http://www.microtek.com


October 2004
Features of the ScanMaker 5950 Pro
The ScanMaker 5950 Pro comes with several important features, including the
following:
• Included Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) — The high-capacity Automatic
Document Feeder (ADF) for the ScanMaker 5950 Pro holds up to 50 sheets,
supporting dimensions from A6 (4.14" x 5.83") up to legal size (8 1/2" x 14").
• Hi-Speed USB port — Hi-Speed USB is capable of data transfer rates of up to
480MB/sec. Hi-Speed USB is backward compatible with the original USB
standard, providing the high/low data transfer rate via the included Hi-Speed
USB cable.
• Seven Smart-Touch buttons — These seven buttons on the front panel of the
scanner provide you with a quick and easy way to launch frequently used
scanner functions. All it takes is one touch of a button — and you can scan to a
file, send an image to your printer, attach it to an email, etc. The seven Smart-
Touch buttons include Cancel/Setup, Scan, Copy, E-mail, OCR, Scan-to-Web, and
Custom.
• Microtek ScanWizard 5 scanning software — ScanWizard 5 features full scanning
tools that both novice and experienced scanner users will find productive and
easy to use. The Standard Control Panel offers a simple and straightforward way
to complete a scanning session, and the Advanced Control Panel provides you
with additional controls to fine-tune your scans.

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Taking a Closer Look

Scanner Lid (ADF)

Glass surface
(for single-sheet
document scanning)

Horizontal ruler

Power button

Cancel/ Scan Copy E-mail OCR Scan- Custom


Setup to-Web

Tray Extender

Document Tray Document Feed Tray


(for high-volume
Paper Stabilizer document scanning)
Guide Arm

Automatic Document Feeder


Earlobe Lever (ADF)

Power Connector

Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port ADF Connector

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Positioning Your Documents

The Start Here guide showed you how to position a stack of documents. Here, the
Supplement shows you how to position a single-sheet document.
To position a single-sheet document such as a single photograph or a page from a
book, raise the Scanner Lid, and place the document to be scanned face down on the
scanner glass surface. Position the top end of the document towards the front of the
scanner, then lower the lid.

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Scanning Scenarios

The following pages provide various scenarios for scanning with the ScanMaker
5950 Pro, including the following:
• Scanning a single-sheet document: This scenario can also be your first scan in
order to familiarize yourself with scanning basics. It makes use of the Standard
Control Panel for basic scanning, but provides additional information on how to
use the Advanced Control Panel.
• Scanning a stack of documents: This scenario utilizes the ADF to scan a stack
of documents. It makes use of the Standard Control Panel for basic scanning, but
provides additional information on how to use the Advanced Control Panel.
• Scanning for archiving: This scenario utilizes the ADF to scan documents
for archiving.
• Scanning for copying: This scenario utilizes the ADF to send documents to
your printer.
• Scanning for OCR: This scenario utilizes the OCR function to scan a text
document and convert it to a fully editable file.

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A. Scanning a Single-sheet Document
1. Place the single-sheet document to be scanned on the glass scan bed or on the
ADF’s Document Feed Tray.
Warning: Do not place photo paper or fragile sheets of paper on the ADF’s
Document Feed Tray, as the frail material may be scratched during the feeding
process. Always place frail originals on the scanner glass surface.

2. Double-click the ScanWizard 5 icon ( ) on your desktop to launch the


ScanWizard 5 Standard Control Panel.
3. Take note of the following:
• If the document to be scanned was placed on the glass scan bed: After
ScanWizard 5 launches, it performs an automatic preview of the document on
the scan bed. Go to step 4.
• If the document to be scanned was placed on the ADF’s Document Feed Tray:
After ScanWizard 5 launches, click the Preview button in ScanWizard 5; a
preliminary view of the document appears in the Preview window of the
software. At this time, the document is delivered to the ADF’s Document Tray
from the ADF’s Document Feed Tray. Put the document back into the
Document Feed Tray to prepare for the actual scan (step 6).
4. To resize the scan frame (floating dotted line around the preview image), drag on
the edge or corner of the scan frame, and resize to determine the final size of the
actual scan.
5. Specify your scan settings by clicking the Tool buttons.
a) Click the Original button, then select the type of material to be scanned (e.g.,
Photo, Text Document).
b) Click the Scan Type button, then select the output image type (e.g., True Color,
Black & White).
c) Click the Purpose button, then select the intended usage or output; resolution
for the selected purpose is shown at the bottom of the drop-down menu. The
Custom option lets you define your own resolution setting
d) Click the Scale Output button, then select the size/aspect ratio (e.g., 50%,
100%) of the image when output.
e) Click the Adjust button, then adjust the image if needed with image correction
tools (Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, Saturation).
f) Click the Reset button to restore your settings to default values if needed.

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6. Click the Scan to button to start scanning.
• If the document was placed on the glass scan bed: Scanning of the document
is straightforward and takes place right away.
• If the document was placed on the ADF’s Document Feed Tray: The
document is delivered to the ADF’s Document Tray from the ADF’s Document
Feed Tray, and the document is scanned in the process.
After the scan, the scanned image can be saved as a file, opened in an image-
editing program, sent to a printer, attached in an e-mail, or uploaded to a website.

• Allows you to switch to the


Advanced Control Panel
• Shows the scanner type,
model, and status
• Contains the built-in
ScanWizard 5 help
• Exits ScanWizard 5
• Minimizes ScanWizard 5
(Windows only)

Selections and options for


image settings

Resize the scan


frame to adjust
the actual size
of your scan

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For Advanced Users
1. From the ScanWizard 5 Standard Control Panel, click the Switch icon ( ) on
the right corner to change to the Advanced Control Panel.
2. Click the Overview button; a preliminary view of the document appears in the
Preview window of ScanWizard 5. Take note of the following:
• If the document to be scanned was placed on the glass scan bed: Go to
step 3.
• If the document to be scanned was placed on the ADF’s Document Feed
Tray: After you click the Overview button and see a preliminary image
appear, the document is delivered to the ADF’s Document Tray from the
ADF’s Document Feed Tray. Put the document back into the Document
Feed Tray to prepare for the actual scan.
3. To resize the scan frame (floating dotted lines around the preview image),
drag on the edge or corner of the scan frame, and resize to determine the final
size of the actual scan.
4. Specify your scanning requirements in the Settings window.
a) Select the desired image type in the Type pull-down menu.
b) Select the desired output resolution in the Resolution pull-down menu.
c) Adjust the scan frame settings if necessary.
5. Adjust image quality if needed by using the image corrections tools (White/
Black Points, Tone Curve, Brightness/Contrast, Color Correction, Filter, and
Descreen).
6. Click the Scan to button to start scanning.
• If the document was placed on the glass scan bed: Scanning of the
document is straightforward and takes place right away.
• If the document was placed on the ADF’s Document Feed Tray: The
document is delivered to the ADF’s Document Tray from the ADF’s
Document Feed Tray, and the document is scanned in the process.
After the scan, the scanned image can be saved as a file, opened in an image-
editing program, sent to a printer, attached in an e-mail, or uploaded to a
website.

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Switch icon
Switches to
the Standard
Control
Panel

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B. Scanning a Stack of Documents
1. Place the stack of documents to be scanned on the ADF’s Document Feed Tray.
Warning: Do not place photo paper or fragile sheets of paper on the ADF's
Document Feed Tray, as the frail material may be scratched during the feeding
process. Always place frail originals on the scanner glass surface.

2. Double-click the ScanWizard 5 icon ( ) on your desktop to launch the


ScanWizard 5 Standard Control Panel.
Note: Before proceeding to use the ADF extensively, you may wish to use the
“preview” feature. For more information, see the section “Using the Preview
feature”.
3. Specify your scan settings by clicking the Tool buttons.
a) Click the Original button, then select the type of material to be scanned (e.g.,
Photo, Text Document).
b) Click the Scan Type button, then select the output image type (e.g., True Color,
Black & White).
c) Click the Purpose button, then select the intended usage or output; resolution
for the selected purpose is shown at the bottom of the drop-down menu. The
Custom option lets you define your own resolution setting
d) Click the Scale Output button, then select the size/aspect ratio (e.g., 50%,
100%) of the image when output.
e) Click the Adjust button, then adjust the image if needed with image correction
tools (Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, Saturation).
f) Click the Reset button to restore your settings to default values if needed.
4. Click the Scan to button to start scanning.
At this time, the Save As dialog box appears, where you can specify folder
location, file name, and format for the stack to be scanned. The stack can be saved
as a single file comprising multiple pages, or the stack can be saved as individual
files.
When all you finish specifying your preferences, click the Save button to close
the dialog box. Scanning then takes place, and the stack of documents is
sequentially scanned until the process is completed.

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Switch icon
Switches to the
Advanced Control Panel

Using the Preview feature


Before you use the ADF extensively, you may wish to use the “preview” feature. Previewing can be
useful to see if the physical mechanism in your ADF is working properly in conjunction with the
ScanWizard 5 scanning software. Previewing requires only the use of a single sheet of paper (with
some text or material on it). Once the scanning mechanism is established and verified, you can
proceed to use the ADF extensively with assurance.

To do the preview, follow the steps below:

1. Take a sample page from the paper stack that you wish to scan, and load it into the ADF’s
Document Feed Tray. You can use the first page of your paper stack, as long as it has some text or
material on it.

2. Click the Preview button (or the Overview button if you are working in the Advanced Control
Panel) in ScanWizard 5. A preview of the sample page will appear, indicating that the scanning
mechanism is working.

At this moment, the sample page being previewed is delivered to the ADF’s Document Tray from the
ADF’s Document Feed Tray. Put the sample page back into the paper stack from where it was taken, and
reload the entire paper stack into the ADF’s Document Feed Tray. Your preview has been successful, and
you are now ready to scan the stack.

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For Advanced Users
1. From the ScanWizard 5 Standard Control Panel, click the Switch icon ( )on
the right corner to change to the Advanced Control Panel.
Note: Before proceeding to use the ADF extensively, you may wish to use the
“preview” feature. For more information, see the section “Using the Preview
feature”.
2. Specify your scanning requirements in the Settings window.
a) Select the desired image type in the Type pull-down menu.
b) Select the desired output resolution in the Resolution pull-down menu.
c) Adjust the scan frame settings if necessary.
3. Adjust image quality if needed by using the image corrections tools (White/
Black Points, Tone Curve, Brightness/Contrast, Color Correction, Filter, and
Descreen).
4. Click the Scan to button to start scanning.
At this time, the Save As dialog box appears, where you can specify folder
location, file name, and format for the stack to be scanned. The stack can be
saved as a single file comprising multiple pages, or the stack can be saved as
individual files.
When you finish specifying your preferences, click the Save button to close
the dialog box. Scanning then takes place, and the stack of documents is
sequentially scanned until the process is completed.

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Switch icon
Switches to
the Standard
Control
Panel

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C. Scanning for Archiving
The archiving function allows the scanner to scan documents for recording purposes.
For instance, an image “record” can be kept of a multiple-page legal document or of
important documents such as birth certificates and tax records.
1. Place the stack of documents to be scanned on the ADF's Document Feed Tray.
2. Launch ScanWizard 5 in stand-alone mode by clicking the program icon on
the desktop.
3. Specify your own scan settings by clicking the Tool buttons in the Standard
Control Panel; or by selecting the appropriate setup items from the Settings
window in the Advanced Control Panel.
4. Click the Scan To button to open the “Scan To: Save As” dialog box.
In the “Scan To: Save As” dialog box, specify the following settings:
a) Key in your preferred file
name in the “File name” edit
box, or use the default
“Image” as a root file name.
b) Select your required export
file format. Save the file as
TIF, DCX, or PDF, allowing
you to enable the “Save
multiple images as a single
file” option in next step.
c) Check the “Save multiple
images as a single file” option
to store all the scanned images
as a single file if desired.
The Auto-suffix serial numbers to the
d) Check the “Send image to application given root filename feature is always
after saving ” option, then choose your checked if the scanner with an installed ADF,
which allows you to create files under the
application from its options if desired. specified file name, and numbers are added
serially and in order to generate multiple file
If checked, the saved file is names for the scanned/saved documents.
automatically opened in your
For example, assuming the document is
designated application for further saved as “Image,” the first document will be
Image.001, followed by Image.002,
editing after the scan. Image.003, etc.

5. Click the Save button.


The originals are sequentially scanned until the stack of documents is depleted;
when finished, all the scanned images are saved as a single file or as multiple files.
The saved file can now be opened from your chosen application and is ready to
be edited.
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D. Scanning for Copying
The copy function allows the scanner to work like a copier with your printer, with
documents printed successively without interruption. This lets you transform your
scanner and printer into a convenient copy station.
1. Place the stack of documents to be scanned on the ADF's Document Feed Tray.
2. Launch ScanWizard 5 in stand-alone mode by clicking the program icon on
the desktop.
3. Specify your own scan settings by clicking the Tool buttons in the Standard
Control Panel; or by selecting the appropriate setup items from the Settings
window in the Advanced Control Panel.
4. Click the Scan To button and hold down the mouse until the options menu
appears, then select Copy to open the “Copy” dialog box.
In the “Copy” dialog box, specify the following settings:
a) Select a default printer or any
alternative printer from the
options.
b) Specify the number of copies
to be made.
c) Specify the position of the
image on the paper to be
printed.
5. Click the OK button.
The originals are sequentially
scanned until the stack of
documents is depleted; when
finished, all the scanned images
are sent to the specified printer.

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E. Scanning for OCR
The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) function allows the scanner to convert a
scanned document into text that can be edited from any word processing application.
1. Place the stack of documents to be scanned on the ADF's Document Feed Tray.
2. Launch ScanWizard 5 in stand-alone mode by clicking the program icon on
the desktop.
3. Specify OCR scan settings by clicking the Tool buttons in the Standard Control
Panel.
a) Click the Original
button, then select
Text Document as
your scan material
type.
b) Click the Scan
Type button, then
select Black &
White as your
output image type.
c) Click the Purpose
button, then select
OCR Text.
4. Click the Scan To button and hold down the mouse until the options menu
appears, then select OCR to open the “OCR” dialog box.
In the “OCR: Save As” dialog box, specify the following settings:
a) Key in your preferred file name, or
use the default “Document” as a
root file name.
b) Select your required export file
format. Save the files as RTF,
TXT, HTM, and XLS, allowing
you to enable the “Save multiple
pages as a single file” option in
next step.
c) Check the “Save multiple pages
as a single file” option to store all
the scanned images as a single
file if desired.

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Take note that 4c will not work if the chosen output file format is PDF. The PDF
file format can only be saved and assigned with individual file names for each
page when you perform OCR scanning.
d) Select your preferred language from the “OCR Language” options. The
available options are English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. The default
language for OCR is English.
e) Check the “Send image to application after saving” option, then choose your
word processing application if desired. If checked, the saved file is
automatically opened in your designated application for further editing after
the scan.
5. Click the Save button.
The originals are sequentially scanned until the stack of documents is depleted;
when finished, all the scanned images are saved as a single file. The saved file can
now be opened from your chosen application and is ready to be edited.

For Advanced Users


1. From the ScanWizard 5 Standard Control Panel, click the Switch icon ( ) on the
right corner of the Panel to change to the Advanced Control Panel.
2. In the Settings window, select Line Art from the Type options menu as your
output image type. Specify 300 ppi as your resolution for best results in OCR
text scanning.
3. Follow the procedures (steps 4
through 5) of the Standard
Control Panel for “Scanning
for OCR” to specify other OCR
settings and to complete
the scan.

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Maintenance

Cleaning the Scan Sensor Cover


The transparent cover of the scan sensor area at the bottom of the feeder needs to be
cleaned regularly to maintain clear transparency for quality scanning. Use non-
abrasive lint-free cloth to gently wipe both surfaces of the cover. To remove stains,
use cotton swabs moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Open the scan sensor


cover to clean the inside
surface of the cover .

Cleaning the Rollers


Prolonged use of the ADF may result in accumulation of ink and other residue on the
feeder's rollers, affecting their efficiency. Check for residue on the rollers if paper flow
through the rollers becomes erratic. Open the feeder cover to periodically to clean the
rollers with a lint-free cloth or a swab moistened with water.

Note: Do not attempt to turn the roller while cleaning, as this may damage the drive
train mechanism of the ADF.

Roller
Roller

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How to Replace the Rubber Pad
The rubber pad in your Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is designed to make
document feeding smooth. After scanning approximately 30,000 sheets through the
ADF, the rubber pad may become worn out, and problems such as document double-
feeds may occur. In this case, check the rubber pad and replace it with a new one if
needed; two rubber pads are included in your scanner package for this purpose.
Follow the procedures below for replacing the rubber pad.
Earlobe Levers
1. Open the feeder cover by lifting the
two Earlobe Levers on each side of
the cover.

2. With the cover fully opened, press the


two arms of the rubber pad inward with
your fingers to pull out the rubber pad.

3. Insert and push the new rubber pad into the


compartment until it snaps into place.

Rubber Pad

4. Close the feeder cover.

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Specifications
Type High-speed color flatbed scanner with ADF
Scanning modes Color, grayscale, and black-and-white in a single
scanning pass
48-bit color input (approx. 281 trillion colors)
16-bit grayscale (approx. 65,536 shades of gray)
Scanning speed 7 ppm, at 200 dpi, A4/line art
7 ppm, at 200 dpi, A4/grayscale
3 ppm, at 200 dpi, A4/color
Scanning area For flatbed scanning: 8.5" x 11.7" (216 mm x 297 mm)
ADF scanning: 8.5" x 14" (216 mm x 355 mm)
Resolution Optical: 2400 dpi x 4800 dpi
Feeder capacity 50 sheets of copy bond paper (unfolded)
Paper basis weight 12 to 24 lb.
Paper size Min. A6 (4.14" x 5.83" / 105 mm x 148 mm)
Max. Legal (8.5" x 14" / 21.59 cm x 35.56 cm)
Duty cycle 1,000 pages per day
Interfaces Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 19.5" x 11.5" x 5.1" (495 mm x 295 mm x 128 mm)
Weight 10.1 lb. (4.6 kg.)
Voltage AC 100V to 240V, 47-63 Hz
12V/1.25A
Power supply Voltage Manufacturer Model No.
(AC/DC adapter) 100V to 120V 1. DVE DSA-0151A-12
2. HARD HDAD15W101-123
200V to 240V 1. DVE DSA-0151A-12
2. HARD HDAD15W101-124
Power consumption 15W max.
Environment Operating temperature: 50° to 104°F (10° to 40°C)
Relative humidity: 20% to 85%

System Requirements
• CD-ROM drive (for installing software)
• Color display with 24-bit color output capability
• 128MB RAM or more recommended (256MB RAM for color image scans)
• Pentium II PC or later with USB or Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port
• Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP

Important
Specifications, bundles, and accessories are subject to change without notice.

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FCC Compliance Statement

This equipment (Model: MRS-2400A48U) has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note: A shielded Hi-Speed USB interface cable with ferrite core installed on the
scanner connector end must be used with this equipment.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party: Loi Han
Microtek Lab, Inc.
16941 Keegan Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
USA
Phone: 310-687-5800
Fax: 310-687-5950

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