Any tips on how to scan in 8x10 pictures efficiently?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Paula Sims, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Paula Sims

    Paula Sims Guest

    Hello all,
    I have quite a few pictures larger than 4x6 that I would like to scan. I
    currently have the Epson Perfection 1640SU. I'm tempted to use the doc
    feed but the card stock is too thick. So that means doing each by hand.
    Is there an efficient way to place and remove the photos without getting
    smudges on the glass? Also, I seem to remember scanners that were made
    for larger prints but can only find the auto feed HP. Any suggestions?

    Paula Sims, Sep 19, 2003
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  2. Paula Sims

    Wayne Fulton Guest

    Scotch tape may be too sticky, but a yellow Post-It note works great.
    Wayne Fulton, Sep 20, 2003
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  3. Paula Sims

    Seabat Guest

    Actually, Wayne, it works with the blue Post-It notes, also. I have
    not tried the green and/or red shades yet, though! :)
    Seabat, Sep 20, 2003
  4. Paula Sims

    Wayne Fulton Guest

    Yeah, some off-brands are poor for anything, but the 3M Post-Its are great.
    You never need to get finger prints on the glass. Just stick it back on the
    scanner lid so it will be there next time, and it will work then too.
    Wayne Fulton, Sep 21, 2003
  5. I use a clean sealed envelope to lift documents off. I wear cotton gloves.
    Keeps both pictures and glass clean. Keyboard too :)

    mark_digitalĀ©, Sep 22, 2003
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