Placing Documents or Photos

Placing Large or Thick Documents

Before scanning a document, remember to respect the rights of copyright owners. Do not scan published text or images without first checking their copyright status.


Do not place heavy objects on the document table glass and do not press the glass with too much force.


If you want to scan a multiple page document with the optional Automatic Document Feeder, see Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder instead.

Open the scanner cover.

    Make sure the document mat is installed inside the cover. If it is not installed, see Replacing the Document Mat for instructions.

Place your document or photo on the document table, face down on the glass. Make sure the top of the document or photo is against the upper right corner of the document table.

If you are scanning multiple photos at once, position each photo at least 20 mm (0.8 inches) apart from the others.


If you are scanning large or thick documents, you can remove the scanner cover. See Placing Large or Thick Documents for instructions.

Close the scanner cover gently so that your original does not move.

  • Always keep the document table clean.

  • Do not leave photos on the document table for an extended period of time as they may stick to the glass.

To scan your document or photo, see Starting a Scan With the Scanner Buttons.

Placing Large or Thick Documents

When you scan a large or thick document, you can remove the scanner cover.

Turn off the scanner using its power switch.

Disconnect the cover cable.

Open the scanner cover.

Pull the scanner cover straight up and off the scanner.

Turn on the scanner using its power switch.


When scanning without the scanner cover, gently press down on your document to flatten it.

When you are finished scanning, replace the scanner cover in the reverse order that you removed it.