8 Document Prep Tips for Smoother Scanning

Here are 8 document prep tips for smoother scanning:

  1. Remove any staples, paper clips, or bindings: Before scanning, remove any staples, paper clips, or bindings from the document. These can cause damage to the scanner or jam the document feeder.

  2. Flatten the document: Ensure the document is flat and free of any wrinkles or folds. Use a flat surface or a paper weight to flatten the document if necessary.

  3. Remove any sticky notes: Remove any sticky notes, as they can become stuck to the scanner glass and cause the document to jam.

  4. Ensure the document is aligned: Place the document in the feeder tray with the top of the document facing up and the text facing down. Align the edges of the document with the edges of the feeder tray.

  5. Remove any dirt or debris: Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe any dirt or debris from the scanner glass.

  6. Use high-quality paper: Use high-quality paper that is compatible with your scanner to ensure accurate and clear scans.

  7. Organize the documents: Organize the documents in the order you want them scanned. This can save time and prevent errors when processing the scanned documents.

  8. Adjust the scanner settings: Adjust the scanner settings to match the document type and quality you require. For example, adjust the resolution, contrast, and brightness settings if necessary.

By following these document prep tips, you can ensure smoother scanning and produce accurate, high-quality scans.

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