Paper suitable for scanning

Acceptable documents:

Standard Paper Length 2.13 in. to 14.0 in. (54 mm to 356 mm)
Width 2.0 in. to 8.58 in. (51 mm to 218 mm)
Weight 7.5 lb to 106 lb (28 g/m2 to 400 g/m2)

To scan thinner documents, use the Carrier Sheet.
Maximum Number of Pages 100 sheets (with 28 g/m2 to 80 g/m2 paper)
90 sheets (with 105 g/m2 paper)
60 sheets (with 127 g/m2 paper)
50 sheets (with 200 g/m2 paper)
15 sheets (with 400 g/m2 paper)
15 sheets (Business Card)
Standard Paper Size A4 8.3 x 11.7 in. (210 x 297 mm)
A5 5.8 x 8.3 in. (148 x 210 mm)
A6 4.1 x 5.8 in. (105 x 148 mm)
A7 2.9 x 4.1 in. (74 x 105 mm)
B5 7.2 x 10.1 in. (182 x 257 mm)
B6 5.0 x 7.2 in. (128 x 182 mm)
B7 3.6 x 5.0 in. (91 x 128 mm)
Legal 8.5 x 14 in. (215.9 x 355.6 mm)
Letter 8.5 x 11 in. (215.9 x 279.4 mm)

 

Long Paper Maximum Length 236.0 in. (5,994 mm) *1
Width 2.0 in. to 8.58 in. (51 mm to 218 mm)
Weight 7.5 lb to 106 lb (28 g/m2 to 400 g/m2)

To scan thinner documents, use the Carrier Sheet.
Maximum Number of
Pages
1 page (1 sheet)

*1: If scanning at 200 dpi

 

Plastic Cards Length 2.76 in. to 3.74 in. (70 mm to 95 mm)
Width 2.0 in. to 2.17 in. (51 mm to 55 mm)
Standard Size (ISO) 3.37 x 2.13 x 0.03 in. (85.6 x 54.0 x 0.76 mm)
Material Plastic (PET)
Type Plastic card such as driver's license or insurance card
Thickness (ISO) Less than 30 mil (0.76 mm)
Up to 49 mil (1.25 mm) (with Embossed)
Maximum Number of
Pages
1 page (1 sheet)

 

Unacceptable documents

 

  • Documents with paper clips or staples
  • Documents with wet ink
  • Fabrics, metallic sheets, overhead projector sheets
  • Glossy or mirrored media
  • Embossed plastic cards
  • Documents that exceed recommended thickness

 

Documents recommended for use with the Carrier Sheet

Use the optional Carrier Sheet when you scan the following:

 

  • Plastic cards
  • Documents with a carbon sheet attached
  • Documents written in pencil
  • Documents narrower than 2.0 in. (50 mm) wide
  • Documents shorter than 2.13 in. (54 mm) long
  • Documents of uneven thickness, such as envelopes
  • Documents with large wrinkles or curls
  • Bent or damaged documents
  • Documents that use tracing paper
  • Documents that use coated paper
  • Photographs (photographic paper)
  • Documents printed on perforated paper
  • Documents printed on unusually-shaped paper (not square or rectangular)
  • Documents with photos, notes, or stickers affixed to them
  • Documents that use carbonless paper
  • Documents that use loose-leaf paper or any paper with holes in it
  • Photographic negatives
  • Receipts

 

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PDS-5000, PDS-5000F, PDS-6000

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