University Library DePaul Library

Scanning in the Scholar's Lab

The Scholar’s lab is equipped with 6 Epson Expression 11000XL that are attached to media:scape tables and are available to all DePaul students, faculty and staff when not in use by a class.  Users may scan using either the Silverfast or Epson programs

Scanning using Silverfast

  1. Make sure the Epson scanner is powered on
  2. On the Mac, open up SilverFast by navigating to Applications -> SilverFast -> Silverfast 8
  3. Place the item you would like to scan on the scanner bed
  4. In SilverFast, enter a title for the scan, and to the right of the title choose an output from the dropdown (PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PSD)
  5. Choose an automatic output size using the Format dropdown menu.  To choose a custom size, where you may specify what is scanned, choose custom.  
  6. To see what the item will look like and the orientation, Click Prescan in the top bar of SilverFast
  7. When you are ready to scan the item, press the scan button in the top bar
  8. Adjust settings or placement as needed.  
  9. When you are ready to scan, choose the Scan button in the top bar.  This will scan the item and save it to the user directory on the computer, using the title you provided.    Example:  /Users/jsmith/Pictures

A few notes: 

  • If the SilverFast displays an error, make sure the scanner is plugged into the Mac
  • All files are saved into the directory of the user who is currently logged into the computer:  /Users/jsmith/Pictures

Scanning using Epson Scan

  1. Make sure the Epson scanner is powered on
  2. On the Mac, open up Epson Scan by navigating to Applications -> Epson Software -> Epson Scan
  3. For advanced options, choose Professional Mode under the Mode setting
  4. Adjust the resolution and output size as needed
  5. To see what the item will look like and the orientation, Click Prescan in the Epson Scan menu
  6. Adjust settings or placement as needed. 
  7. When you are ready to scan, choose the Scan button Epson Scan Menu.  
  8. Choose a location for the file to save to, file name and file format.  File formats include PNG, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, and PSD
  9. Select OK to save the image
  10. When the scanning is complete, you will be prompted to save the file or continue scanning additional pages.