ARCD Large Format Scanning

For ARCD Faculty, Staff, and Lab Monitors

REFER ARCD STUDENTS TO OUR SEPARATE PAGE ON THIS TOPIC

content last updated 11-20-2018

LOCATION

The scanner is co-owned and co-managed by the Environmental Sciences department and the Architecture & Community Design program. It's located in Harney G24, also known as the Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, or GsAL for short.

TUTORIAL AND ONE CARD ACCESS

Faculty may schedule a 15-minute tutorial with the Director of A+A Technology. (See the contact box on the right side of this webpage for contact information.) After your tutorial, he'll enable your One Card access to the room.

HOURS OF OPERATION

for Faculty and Lab Monitors

Once you have One Card access, you may use the device any time a class is not in session in the room. The GsAL director posts the class schedule outside the door.

for Architecture Students

Architecture students may visit the lab monitor on duty in the Green Lab (Cowell G25) during scheduled drop-in scanning hours.

View the drop-in scanning schedule for arcd students 

SUPERVISE STUDENTS

The device is not "self-serve" for students. When escorting students into the room to use the device, you must be present and either perform the scanning for them or direct and supervise them. Lapses in this policy will jeopardize our access to this shared resource.

WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT SCAN

Originals must be:

  • no thinner than 65 g/m2 or 18-pound
    Note: Some tracing paper is thinner than this. Do not feed tracing paper into the scanner unless you're certain it's thick enough.
  • no thicker than 0.8 mm or 0.03 inches
    Tip: That's about the thickness of a stack of 8 sheets of standard 20-pound copy paper.

 

  • opaque or translucent material
  • not film or other backlit material
  • not cling or adhesive material
  • flexible, not rigid
  • flat and of uniform thickness
  • no wider than 36"
  • free of tape, staples, paper clips, Post-it notes, and other attachments

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • the original(s) to be scanned
  • your One Card
  • a USB (version 2 or 3) storage device, formatted with an "MS-DOS" filesystem*

Both Windows and Mac computers can format and utilize drives with an "MS-DOS" filesystem. Learn how to format a disk with an MS-DOS filesystem using Disk Utility on a Mac.

HOW TO SCAN

  1. If necessary, press the power button to wake up or turn on the device: Scanner Power Button
    Note: If the power button was not illuminated when you pressed it, then the device was powered off and it will take several minutes to start up.
  2. Press "Scan" on the touch-screen display.
  3. Select "USB drive" as the destination for your scans.
  4. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port as illustrated on the display.
  5. If the default settings below aren't suitable for the scan, press "Settings" to change them:
    Setting
    Name
    Default
    Setting
    Recommended Setting Other
    SettingS
    Format PDF PDF TIFF
    JPEG
    Compression Medium Medium High
    Low
    Resolution Max (600dpi) Max (600dpi) Standard (200 dpi)
    High (300 dpi)
    Color Color Color Grayscale
    Black and white
    Content Type Mixed the setting that's best for your original Line drawing
    Photographic image
    Original Paper Type White paper
    (for matte originals)
    the setting that's best for your original Photo paper (for glossy originals)
    Old/recycled paper (for matte originals on recycled paper or old, discolored originals)
    Translucent paper (for tracing papers)
    Blueprints
    Blueprints invert Off the setting that's best for your original On
    Background removal 2 2 scale from 0 to 10
    De-Skew On On Off
    Full width (36") Off the setting that's best for your original On
  6. Press "Start".
  7. Following the illustrations on the display, insert the original, face up, centered on the arrow, until you feel it contact the rollers. The scanner will automatically grab, feed, and scan it.
  8. As needed, guide larger originals out of the rear of the scanner to prevent buckling.
  9. Optional: When the scan is complete, touch the filename to edit it using the on-screen keyboard.
  10. Press "Save file" to save the scan to your USB drive.
  11. Press "Release" to eject the original from the back of the scanner and remove it. Do not pull the original from the back of the scanner by force.
  12. To scan another item, press "Make another scan". The settings from the previous scan are retained, but you can change them if necessary. Repeat steps 5–11 until you've scanned the last original.
  13. Eject and remove the USB drive:
    1. Press the home button: Scanner Home Button
    2. Press the USB button: Scanner USB Button
    3. Press "Eject".
    4. When prompted, disconnect the USB drive.