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HP Designjet T2300 eMFP Product Series - Scan to file

Rob Bussell
Network Folder

November 15, 2012

Scan to file

  1. Load the sheet with the printed side facing upwards (you can also load the sheet before step 1, if you prefer). Align the center of the sheet approximately with the center of the scanner. Use the standard size markings to help you.
    NOTE: The scanner can scan a maximum length of 2378 mm. A longer sheet than this can be moved through the scanner, but only the first 2378 mm will be scanned. An alert is displayed if the maximum length is exceeded.
    NOTE: Scanned images may be saved to PDF files with the T2300 PS only.
  2. Push the sheet into the insertion slot until you feel it contact the rollers. The scanner will automatically grab the sheet and move it into position for scanning. You can press            to eject the sheet if you feel that it has loaded badly and you want to try again.
  3. At the front panel, go to the home screen and press           , then select where you would like to store the scanned image.
    • In a USB flash drive
      NOTE: The use of USB flash drives with your product may be disabled in the Embedded Web Server (Setup > Security > Disable USB drives ).
    • In a network folder (a folder on a computer that is accessible through the network)
      NOTE: The network folder option will not work unless the network folder has been correctly set up and identified in the Embedded Web Server or HP Utility: see Create a scan-to-network folderCreate a scan-to-network folder .
      NOTE: To check the currently-configured network folder, go to the front panel and press          , then         .
    NOTE: If the scanner is later unable to store your file in the chosen destination (USB flash drive or network folder), you are given the opportunity to change your mind and use the other alternative.
  4. Some of the default scan settings are displayed. Press Settings to see the complete list of settings, and check in particular that the Paper type setting corresponds to the paper type that you intend to scan.
    • Format allows you to specify the format of the file in which the scanned image will be saved: TIFF, JPEG or (with the T2300 PS only) PDF.
    • Quality allows you to specify the scan resolution: Standard (200 dpi), High (300 dpi), or Max (600 dpi).
    • Color allows you to choose color, grayscale or black and white scanning.
    • Content type allows you to optimize the scan for a line drawing, a photographic image, or a mixed image.
    • Original type allows you to specify the paper type on which the original image has been printed. To optimize scan quality, ensure that this setting is correct.
    • Background removal allows you to remove unwanted background color. You can specify the strength of this setting, from 0 to 10.
    NOTE: If you change the settings in this way, the changed settings apply to the current job but are not saved permanently. You can change the most of the default settings from the main menu: press         , then Scan preferences .
  5. When you are satisfied with the scan settings, press anywhere on the screen to return to the previous page, then press Start .
  6. The filename of the scanned image is generated automatically; it is guaranteed not to overwrite an existing file.
  7. If you are scanning to a USB flash drive, wait until the scanned image has been saved in a file, then press          on the front panel and press Eject . Remove the USB flash drive when prompted by the front panel.
  8. Press          to eject the scanned sheet from the scanner; be ready to pick it up.
  9. After scanning, you can choose to scan again or go to the job queue.
NOTE: All scan jobs are saved in the scan queue, where they can be accessed by any user. If your job is private, you may wish to delete it from the queue after recovering the image file.
NOTE: If you scan an image to a file and then decide to print it one or more times, you can change the print settings every time. You can also save it to another location.
NOTE: By default, if the original is skewed in the scanner (not loaded straight), the scanner will try to correct the skew automatically. To turn off this automatic correction, press          , then         , then Scan preferences > De-skew > Off .

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